- Yep, one of the best episodes of the series. Call me dramatic, whatever. But in my opinion, it was. The story was constantly moving and I loved that. That is all I need to classify a PLL episode as good. And, combined with answers.. they had a formula for success. I wished I recorded myself watching it because I genuinely had a smile on my face from start to end, and two particular reveals got a great reaction out of me. Even the romance scenes I appreciated. Ugh, such a good episode! So many feels. Happy, intense, OMG, frustrated, emotional.
- Well… after this post, you know where I’m off to… my unanswered questions post! Finally I get to cross off more! SHOUTOUT TO US TUMBLR FANS FOR THEORISING EVERY SINGLE ANSWER WE GOT TONIGHT WITH 100% ACCURACY!!
- I don’t know how you guys did it, but theorising that Ted is Charlotte’s father… what the hell! I always dismissed that theory. I thought it was too out-there. But it happened! I was sooooo shocked. I thought Ted was just a random guy from the church that liked Ashley. End of story. Apparently not end of story! Loved it. There is no way they had that planned all the way back then. I really do think that Ted was brought to the show just to be a love interest for Ashely. Then they created the Charles story and realised “oh shit, we need a male to be Charlotte’s father. Lucky we made a character like Ted!” I refuse to believe they intended to use Ted for more than just a pastor in love with Ashley. Anyway, not that that matters. I’m happy with this answer.
- Last week I complained that PLL has severely lacked good production since the dollhouse episodes; production in the sense of unique camera angles, music, etc. Well today they finally returned to its glory. The ending scene was so good and dramatic with the music, that camera angle where Ali finds her hidden puzzle piece and also when Mary steps out from behind the door to reveal herself with Ted… little things like that, I appreciate.
- The reveal that Lucas knew CHARLES… wow!!! OMG!! I actually said “no fucking way” for once in a few years in PLL. They’re going somewhere with this. Lucas built that board game, he is an app developer and has the resources/money.
- Another reveal that made me actually throw my blanket off and sit up… when they actually SHOWED that scene from 4B of Mary creeping up on Spencer!! We all kind of guessed that it was Mary in that scene, but to actually SEE the writers SHOW US that link very explicitly rather than let us just guess… it was AMAZING. I hope the series finale is like that, where they actually SHOW us past scenes like that, rather than expect us to make the links. Such a good scene, learning the backstory behind that.
- Mary killed Jessica. I knew it! I was not shocked one bit. But hey. After 7 seasons of this craziness, I am totally happy to take logic over shock. “Sydney killed Jessica!” like no. Get lost. Zero logic. Mary killed Jessica, yeah, I’ll take it!
- People are probably disappointed that it was Sydney under the hoodie… I told myself it’s not AD so I was expecting someone like that. I was happy with that.
- Aria going dark.. I’m all in. But please don’t cause a massive divide in the group. The small divides it causes now is fine, but I don’t want to spend the final 6 episodes with the girls pissed off at each other/Aria.
- Amongst all the storylines going on, they still managed to have scenes relevant to Archer. Thank god! See, that’s what we want. Forget the ping pong, and just keep us updated on other side mysteries like that. We don’t have to solve the side mystery, but just keep mentioning them in the ‘filler’ scenes. That’ll keep us going until the finale.
- I thought finding out who killed Jessica, and that Ted is Charlotte’s father, would be enough for this episode. Nope, they revealed what we’ve all been thinking since August last year! Emison fans on Twitter telling Marlene to go kill herself: fuck off. NEVER wish that upon anyone. As if I’m actually saying that. I know Emison fans are really passionate, and rightfully so, but chilllllll. Spencer said it very well: they are feeling violated. Emily isn’t saying “yippee, let’s have a baby Ali!!” Yes it’s controversial, yes it’s diving into areas of rape, but don’t tell a woman to kill herself.
- Not gonna lie. I did laugh at AD’s hoodie talking to Aria. The concept was cool but it looked far too fake. This show never is good with visual effects and stuff like that (*cough* CeCe watching the girls in the window in 610 *cough*)
- Shoutout to Paily. I really enjoyed their scenes. All of them. I was a shipper of Paily during season 4 and so this brought me right back to those good old days. Paige has barely smiled since she came back in 7B so it was so good to see her be happy for once.
- There was one thing that someone said that really made me think Spencer has a twin!!! I can’t remember what it is! I’ll rewatch later in the week and update you all.
- Thank god Ezra is being dismissive of Nicole. I mean, it’s sad for Nicole, but at the end of the day and putting realism aside, just get lost Nicole. Ezria is endgame and you’re just making PLL fans frustrated.
- Next week’s promo!! Directed by Troian!!!!!!!!!! Wren’s return!! “Every theory I come up with leads back to you” is Furey hinting towards a Spencer twin? Not that he knows, but if all his research keeps pointing to a Spencer, it’s only a matter of time before he finds something? It is in 2 weeks but I’m so happy because it means the finale is pushed out to when my uni exams finish!
- 9/10. I can’t give it 10/10 because I’ve forgotten what a perfect PLL episode feels like. It’s been way too long. Maybe this is what a perfect PLL episode feels like? Again, I can’t remember. But it’s up there!
- Sorry this is long, but hey, 6 to go. Need to summarise it all and it’s better than sharing thoughts all over the place with scattered messages. Compare this to 712, which never even got a post!
A/N: Remember Parts will be posted every Friday until this series is over! If it gets to 100 notes before Friday, I’ll post it sooner! This story will always be written from Calum’s point of view, because things get more interesting that way. Assume it’s Calum’s P.O.V unless stated other wise. Also this is a filler, shit’s about to go down within the next few chapters.
“I’m bored!” Y/n whined from her spot on the couch next to me. We were watching a movie with just Luke, Mike, and Ashton. Not everyone lives here, just us boys, Y/n, and a few of our best men that we might need, but they normally are always here. Today, is one of the few times we get breaks and don’t have to all be together. I sighed and rolled my eyes at her, “Shush, we’re trying to watch a movie.” I told her as she smirked.
“Oh, yeah, because everyone is so interested in this movie.” She said motioning around the room. Ashton sat on the other side of her on his phone doing who knows what, Luke was also on his phone, but he was texting someone. Michael was in the kitchen getting snacks the Ashton requested, and no one besides me was watching the movie.
I huffed, “Fine, I didn’t want to watch this movie anyways." I said as I shut the movie off and looked over at Y/n. "So what did you want to do?” She looked down with a concentrated face.
She gasped, “Do you want to go swimming?” She asked excitedly. Ashton looked up from his phone and looked at us. “Did you say swimming?”
“Swimming?” Luke and Michael both asked excitedly when they heard Ashton. I nodded with a confused look on my face, “Yeah, swimming.” I said and watched Luke’s face break out into a grin.
“Can I come with you guys? Please? I really want to go swimming, I haven’t swam in ages.” He exaggerated. Y/n started laughing, “You know we’re just going out into the backyard right? You could go swimming anytime you’d like.” She said with a giggle.
Luke pouted, “Yeah, but no one ever wants to go with me, and I don’t want to look like a loser by myself at the pool.” I laughed and shook my head, “You are a loser.” Michael laughed as Luke’s mouth hung open.
“Up top!” Michael called as he ran towards me with his hand up. I gave him a loud, and hard high five with a laugh. “You know what? Fuck you guys!” Luke laughed as he stuck up the middle finger towards us.
I stuck mine up back at him, and Ashton laughed, “Alright, while you guys do whatever this is, I’m going to get ready.”
“I second that.” Y/n said as she walked upstairs to her room. I nodded, “Yeah, come on, we aren’t waiting for you guys.” I laughed as Luke and Michael looked shocked.
“What do you mean?” Michael laughed, “You were in on it too!” I laughed and shook my head as we all got up to get ready. When I came down after getting my black and red bathing suit bottoms on, I noticed the boys were already in the pool, but there was no trace of Y/n.
“Where’s Y/n at?” I asked with my eyebrows furrowed. “She hasn’t come out yet mate.” Michael said with a beer in his hand as he got into the pool with Ashton and Luke.
I laughed as I got in with a beer as well. “She was the second person to get ready, how does she take so long?” The boys shrugged, and Ashton laughed, “I guess it’s just a girl thing.”
The boys laughed and nodded. I smiled and turned to see the patio doors that I heard being opened. I stared in awe at the beautiful girl that had just walked out to the pool.
“Sorry I took so long boys, I couldn’t find my towel.” Y/n said as she held up her purple towel. She noticed me looking her up and down shamelessly with a smile on my face.
“Hey Hood! My eyes are up here.” She said with a laugh while I rolled my eyes. “I know that, I was just simply admiring you.” I said with a grin as I watched her roll her eyes.
She smiled at me, “Make room, I want to do a flip.” She said while tying her hair up in a messy bun. The boys and I backed away from the diving board area and into the shallow end more. She laughed as she ran to the diving board and did a front flip into the pool.
She came back up screaming with joy, “That was amazing! I missed the pool.” She looked at each of us and started swimming over here to me. “That was really good babe.” I said quietly to her when she reached me.
She giggled and smiled wide, “Thanks, it was so much fun. I love the pool.” I nodded. I took another gulp of my beer and noticed her looking at me intently. I chuckled, “Yes Miss. Y/l/n?” She smiled, “Can I have one?” She asked casually and nodded towards my beer.
I nodded and called over to Michael who was walking back from the cooler, “Hey Mike, Y/n wants a beer.” He looked over at us and shook his head, “I took the last one.” He said as he opened his beer and drank from it.
Y/n laughed, “Fuck you Mike!” She called and his laugh rang throughout the yard, “You wish Y/l/n!” I laughed along with everyone else. Y/n pouted and I cooed at her, “It’s ok Y/n, you can get one next time.” I laughed.
“Can I just have some of yours?” She asked and my eyes widened, “Oh, um, sure, here.” I said and handed her my bottle of beer. She smiled gratefully and gulped some of it down.
“Here, I don’t want to drink all of it, it’s yours.” She said with a smile as she handed the bottle back to me. I chuckled and hoisted myself half way out of the pool to place the beer on the patio.
She looked at me in confusion and I smirked. I cupped my hands and made a huge splash go right in her face. She squealed and I heard the boys laughing. “Calum’s really making her wet now!” Michael yelled and then cackled soon after.
I laughed at his cackled and flipped him off. Y/n laughed as well and shook her head. “Whatever,” She said with a roll of her eyes, and a small smile. She stayed a good amount away from me and I pouted, “I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to splash you,” I chuckled, “Come back?” I asked as I extended my arms in her direction.
She pondered a bit, then smiled and started swimming to me. “Sike!” She yelled and splashed me right in the face, like I had done to her. I laughed and wiped my face with my hands to get the water droplets off. “That’s it!” I screamed and leaped onto her and pulled her underneath with me.
We came back up shortly after, and started laughing, “Come with me,” She said as she swam into the deeper end of the pool. “now that we’re in the deep end, come under water and look at me ok?” She asked and I nodded.
We held our breaths and went under at the same time. I opened my eyes to see her already close to me. She came in closer and kissed me underwater. The air escaped me through my nose when kissed her back, but I kept where I was.
When I started running out of breath, I swam up, and she followed. We both took hugs gasps for air that filled lungs. It felt good to finally breathe again.
“Damn mate, we thought you two had died or something, we were about to go searching for your dead bodies.” Ashton joked and I laughed, “Thanks mate.” I said with a roll of my eyes. “Anytime.” I heard Y/n snort, I laughed at her face when she realized what she did.
“What was that Y/n?” Michael asked, “It sounded like a dinosaur trying to kill everyone.” Luke was doubling over in laughter and snorted in the process. That sent all of us into a laughing fit.
“Ok, that’s enough, it was only funny when Y/n did it.” Luke said with a slight chuckle. Y/n gasped and stuck her tongue out at him, “Not so funny is it Luke?” She sassed and I laughed as we swam closer to the boys.
“Alright,” Ashton said, “I think I’m all done, I’m getting pruned up.” He said with a laugh and exited the pool. I nodded, “Yeah, we should set up the fire, than get more beer.” I suggested and everyone nodded and left the pool.
After I dried off, I just threw on a black shirt and left my swimming trunks on. When I came outside to set up the fire, I noticed Luke had done the same thing as me and just threw some shirt on himself. I cleaned up the bottles from the patio ground and threw them away.
Luke had set up the fire, so I didn’t have to. I went inside to get some more beer bottles, but then remembered we were all out. Looks like we have to settle for soda cans.
I brought out the Pepsi and Sprite cans to the fire that was set up with chairs all around it. “Good thing it’s starting to get dark out, or else this would have been a dumb idea.” I said as I passed out some sodas and put the rest in the cooler.
I sat in my chair, and Y/n sat to my right in a different chair, Michael sat to my left and Luke sat on the other side on Y/n, with Ashton on the other side of Michael.
Luke had brought out marsh mellows, chocolate bars, and gram crackers to make smores with. We all took a marsh mellow and started making smores. We all instantly went into conversations about the weirdest things. We talked about how Michael’s snores practically shake the house.
“No they do not!” He replied, shaking his head with a grin, “You guys just love to gang up on me. That’s what this is all about isn’t it?” HE yelled with a large smile. We all laughed and shook our heads. “Of course not Mikey.” Y/n assured as she cuddled into my side. “We would never gang up on you.” She winked and he chuckled, “Good, that’s what I thought.” He said.
“But,” She continued with a slight laugh, “You do snore really loudly.” She said and he yelled out a loud “What the fuck? No I don’t!” He laughed and so did everyone else. “Yes you do!” She continued, “I can hear you from my room and I’m two doors down!” She threw her head back in laughter at Michael’s facial expression.
HIs eyes were wide and his mouth was hung agape. He flailed his arms around as her tried to find the words to say. “That’s not fair! Gang up on someone else!” He said and pouted.
We also talked about how Luke wasn’t allowed to get a milkshake because the McDonald’s machine was broken.
"Um, I couldn’t get a milkshake at McDonald’s.“ Luke said after Michael told us to talk about something else. I threw my head back and let out a loud laugh. "That’s what you want to talk about Luke?” I asked and he just shrugged with a chuckled.
We got away from that milkshake incident and talked about things that needed to be said. We ranted to each other, and everyone listened intently, that’s why I’m so glad to have a group of friends like this. We’re always there for each other, and we always will be. With Y/n as my girlfriend, and Luke, Mike and Ash as my best friends, I don’t think my life could possibly get any better, because I think I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. And I think my life is complete, and my life is great.
Today was one of the only days I’ve ever not felt like Calum, the leader of one of the worst gangs out there, but Calum, just Calum Hood, a boy from Australia. And that’s the best feeling I’ve ever felt in my life. It’s all thanks to my four favorite people in the world, and nothing could go wrong in this moment.
Water & Ice: Steve Rogers & Natasha Romanoff x Reader (Part 1)
A/N: So this is Part 1 of probably two to three total parts to this little mini series thing, I just got typing and it ended up being VERY long. If this part goes well I will post more of it :) This is kind of like an intro.
Request: hello so could you write a fic where you’re still in high school and shield finds you because of your powers over ice and water and when you move in with the team nat and steve start acting like over protective moms because you’re so young
@kyypi‘s town of Harbour Dream Address: 5C00 000F B950
Harbour is a super cute work in progress town. I loved the little details like the different kinds of paths used and how pretty they look together, as well as the little signs for the woods and the diving area. The town has such a bright, fun feel to it already, and I’m sure it will be even more amazing once it’s completed. Thank you for inviting me to visit your town! c:
hear me out. jimin is a mermaid who is fascinated by the lighthouse so he visits the coast very often. jungkook is a scientist who focuses on water creatures and myths. one night while working, jungkook swears that he saw a fishtail that doesn’t belong to any known fish. he starts diving around the area to catch the creature. little did he know he would catch them feelings for the little pink haired mermaid.
Can I request a Credence x Reader where you’re homeless and met Credence in one of the abandoned houses Credence uses to get away from his mother. You become close friends and when his obscurial comes out and he’s cornered in the subway you almost talk him back. Then Percival shoots you will a spell and injures you bad, causing the obscurial to come back and whatever ending you want. - markandjackaremysuperheros
There’s a tiny bit that didn’t follow the request exactly but I think you’ll like it all the same, it just seemed to flow better that way x
I’ve been watching the show for a long time and just like everyone else I rage when something shit happens because I love the show so much but I’ve never gotten involved in the online fandom. I just talk with my friends about it.
Recently I have been taking notice of drama that has surfaced with Mark leaving and the drama on here and Twitter that may or may not be happening between Misha and J2. I’ve been looking at people accounts and have come across the whole ship thing, I knew it was around but I never knew the extant of it and how serious some people take it. Things I have found out.
- Wincest and Destiel are pretty popular.
- Jensen has denied Destiel and seems to be uncomfortable when people continue to ask about it.
- Jared and or Jensen are closeted gays. No idea why people think that, you don’t know them personally so how would you know?.
- Gen faked her pregnancy and photo shopped her bump in photos.
- Danneel and Gen are beards.
- Gen is an asshole/bitch.
- Misha hates Mark. Mark hates Misha.
People can believe what they want but I don’t think ill ever dive into this area of the fandom again because its kinda scary how mean people can be. Jared and Jensen especially are all about being kind, supporting each other and the Always Keep Fighting campaign and encouraging people to be kind and not tear each other down but they get hate from some of the so called fans of the show and the cast which isn’t right. Their wife’s get hate which isn’t right either. The mothers of their children.
Jared and Gen both spoke about bullying and are full supporting anti bullying which is amazing but all I see is people online bullying both Jared and Gen, and even Jensen. Danneel is pretty quite on social media so I understand how she doesnt get as much hate at all. Bullying is never okay. I don’t think the boys would be happy to see their fans bullying their wife’s and talking shit about situations they have no idea about and no business knowing.
Asking about their personal lives at cons doesn’t seem to bother them too much, I know Jared adores his kids and loves talking about them, he lights up and so does Jensen. I just don’t understand how fans can talk shit about their families. You don’t know personal details so you shouldn’t talk shit. All you do is make assumptions which we all do but I will never talk shit about them or their families. Its rude and they wouldn’t be happy to see fans doing that.
This fandom is called #spnfamily but it doesn’t seem to be much of a family when its full of bullying and constant hate. So Im asking people on here:
- What do you think about the hate?
- Is it right to bully and harass Gen and Danneel.
- Is it right to put down the boys when they’ve given so much time and effort to keeping this show going for us?
- Does everyone take Destiel and Wincest and all the other ships seriously?
- Does everyone believe Jared and or Jensen are closeted gays?
- Does everyone think Gens pregnancy was fake?
- What is Bibro and TinHat?.
I would like to hear other peoples opinions because I find it hard to believe every person in this fandom is full of hate.
You practically sleep walked into the gym, it was the last thing you wanted to do, to have to train with Pietro and act like nothing had happened. Yet a part of you wanted to show him you weren’t as weak as you actually were, that you weren’t dying inside.
Steve’s eyes regarded you with concern when he saw you walking towards him, hugging you before you could say a word. Pulling away you gave him a fake smile you knew he saw right through.
“I’m ok, where’s Pietro?” Your voice was flat, just like you wanted it to be as you begin helping him move the mats.
“He’s on mission,” you stared up at him, nearly dropping the mat in your hands, “he went to Fury last night, asking for anything available.”
“Oh.” Was all you could manage, too shocked to really take it in, you felt like you were slowly shattering inside. He just left?
“I guess you told him?” Steve asks you softly, taking your hand when he gets no response, “y/n?”
’I want you, I need you’ You almost laughed, so much so he would leave everything behind just to get away from you. He was all you ever wanted and those three words had put the nail in the coffin forever. You finally look up into Steve’s eyes and break down.
Imagine.. Going On Holiday With 30 Seconds To Mars
“Jared, seriously, I’m not going to ask you again..” You say as you put all of the bags into the corner of the room. “Jared!” You say as you try to stifle a laugh, you could never be serious with him. Jared turned onto his back in the bed and opened one eye.
“5 more minutes?” He said is a deep, sleepy voice which made your heart melt. You walked over to the side of the bed, standing over him.
“No! We’re already 10 minutes late leaving.. We’ll miss our flight at this rate-” Jared quickly grabbed your hand and pulled you on top of him. The stifled laughter came out in little burst in between kisses.
“Just 5 more minutes.. Please..” He said as both of your noses touched.
“No!” You say again feeling his chest vibrate as he laughed.
“Okay.. One more kiss and I’ll get up..” Before you could protest Jared cupped your cheeks and pulled you into him.
The door opened.
“Guys I’ve been calling you for-” Shannon fully opened the door and covered his face with his arm. “Oh for.. Guys, really?"
Jared looked embarrassed as he pushed himself up in the bed as his face flushed slightly.
"Oh yeah - we do it fully clothed that’s right Shan.” He said as he started to get out of the bed.
“Well, who knows what creepy stuff you’re into Jared..” Shannon said with a smirk as he began to grab all the bags near the door. Jared gave him an angry look as he pulled on his grey sweatpants, red shirt and blue converse.
“Well.. Tomo, Mel and Alice are waiting downstairs anyway. Lets get going please!” Shannon sang harmonically as he left the room and began descending the stairs.
You turned you attention back to Jared who loaded his backpack onto his back as he slid his arm around your waist.
“I’m more of a morning person when I wake up next to you.” He said with almost a serious tone.
“Well - I’m worried about how hard you find it to wake up when I’m not here.” You say with a smile.
“Most of the time.. I don’t want to.” Jared said as he planted a kiss on your forehead.
“How long until we land?” Jared asked Tomo with a hushed voice, aware that you were sleeping on his shoulder.
“About half an hour.. Is she okay?" Tomo spoke equally as quietly.
"Yeah she’s fine, I told her to sleep and she would feel better.” Jared said as you felt him stroke your back with his thumb.
Slowly you blinked awake.
“Hey.. How are you feeling?” Jared said as he grabbed hold of your hand.
“Better thank you, I don’t know what it was.. Maybe I ate something bad yesterday..” You say brushing off something which didn’t seem big. Jared’s concerned eyes stayed on yours for a few seconds.
“Where are we flying over now, Tomo?” You say, observing the bright blue skies and buildings dotted below you.
“We’re just about to fly into Phuket.. We’re nearly there!" Tomo said, getting excited himself.
The plane slowly came to a halt as everybody started to stretch their legs. After a long flight, you had finally landed in Phuket in Thailand for your first holiday with Jared, Shannon, Tomo, Mel and Alice. The boys had just finished the Love, Lust, Faith + Dreams tour and couldn’t wait to go and unwind. It was coming up to a year since you and Jared had first gotten together and a long time being ‘friends’ and the last 2 weeks spent in his company had made you the happiest you had ever been.
"Okay, first we go to the hotel and put down all of our bags," Tomo scanned the disgruntled faces of everybody. "Well - there’s no way we can carry everything to the beach!” Luckily, the hotel was only a fifteen minute walk from the airport and in the weather that Phuket offered, you really didn’t mind one bit.
“I don’t think you’ve stopped smiling since we came to London a 2 weeks ago..” Jared said as he offered to take your bag off of your hands to which you shook your head. You smiled so wide that your cheeks pushed up your sunglasses.
“I mean.. Why wouldn’t I.. I have amazing friends..” You say as you looked in front of you to see Tomo and Alice walking together, discussing something that they couldn’t stop laughing about and seeing Mel and Shannon walking, for the first time, together and they slowly spoke about something you couldn’t quite hear. “I’ve just finished my first year in university..” You think back to how hard you worked in the year to get your finals up to scratch and it had definitely payed off. “I’m in an amazing country that I’ve never been to before..” You scanned the area around you that was drenched in golden sunlight and the temperature was so hot you could practically feel yourself tanning. “And I have the best boyfriend in the whole world..” You finished as you pushed yourself onto you tip toes to kiss Jared. Even then, he had to lean over a bit.
“And your fabulous, wonderful boyfriend is finally spending time with you..” He smiled. “Miracles really do happen, right?” You weren’t sure because of his sunglasses but you would have put a bet on that he winked.
“There it is.. Just to the right!" Tomo announced as your neared a very grand hotel which had a fountain at the front. In no time at all you were in your air conditioned room putting all your bags down as fast as you could when all of sudden, you froze. You hadn’t had time to really look around the room as everybody was in a rush to get to the beach so when you finally looked up and saw the view from your balcony you were speechless. The beach. The sunset. The waves. It was beautiful.
"You ready?” Jared called from the bathroom. When you didn’t reply, he walked through.
“Oh, wow.” He slowly walked over and laced his arms around your waist without breaking site of the view. He looked down at your awe-struck face and smiled softly. “Now you see what I see every time I look at you..” He whispered as he kissed the top of your hair. This comment pulled at your heart and you had to blink back the tears.
“Okay, let’s go.” You said, clearing your throat.
It was nearing 8PM after you had finished your meal and had taken your time walking to the beach. The sand was getting colder and the waves getting quieter as you all slowly walked into the area. You sat up with Jared on top of a huge rock which overlooked the sea. Alice and Tomo sat further up on the sand talking loudly. Mel and Shannon walked on the shore talking quietly.
Jared slowly sighed and pulled you tighter into him.
“What I said earlier..” He began, not facing you. “I mean it, you know?"
You bit your lip hard.
"Whenever I look at you I see everything I want to be. I see somebody who inspires me. Who keeps me grounded but reminds me to never give up. Somebody who tolerates all the crappy things I put her through. Somebody who I love and somebody who I actually thinks loves me.” He said slowly.
“You don’t have to think it.” You splutter, trying hard to keep your emotions in check. “You have to know it. I love you no matter what. You have to believe it because it’s true.” You say grabbing his hand like he did on the flight earlier. His smile said more than any of his words ever could.
“And what you said about not wanting to wake up when I’m not there..” You say, getting more choked up than before. You only managed a nod to which Jared nodded and he understood.
Everybody in life deserves somebody who understands the things we don’t say.
“I swear to God Jared I’m going to kill you by the time this trip’s over with..” You say putting all of the diving kits into your huge bag. “Get up!” This time you couldn’t help but laugh because you had thrown every items of clothing you were wearing in the evening at him to try and wake him up but instead of getting up he decided to try and put on your bra. Your laughter got louder and louder until you felt something making its way up from your stomach.
Quickly, you ran to the toilet. You managed to get the vomit into the toilet without getting it on the floor.
You hard heavy footsteps run quickly from the bedroom into the bathroom as Jared began to move your hair out of your face and rub your back.
“Oh God.. It’s okay..” He slowly repeated as you continued to be sick.
“I’m so sorry..” You say as you begin to unravel some toilet roll and wipe your mouth. Jared stepped away from you to give you some space and lent with one arm above his head on the door frame.
“Oh dear..” You say trying to laugh it off but Jared new how much you hated being sick so his concerning eyes didn’t lift. “You’d swear I'm preg-” You cut your voice off short. Suddenly, something you wanted to be a joke looked like a realistic possibility. Yours and Jared’s eyes shot open wide.
“..Do you.. Do you think..” Jared voice wavered as he scrambled desperately for words.
“No,” You said quickly. “Well.. I mean.. I don’t think so..” Jared covered his face with his hand and scratched the back of his neck.
“That’s..” Jared’s voice started to get higher in pitch.
“Don’t.” You snapped.
“Let’s go guys.. We’re leaving..” You hear Mel calling from outside your door.
“Okay, I don’t know about you guys, but this is what I’ve been looking forward to most of all..” Shannon said happily as you all walked down to the diving area of the beach. Mel smiled happily as he spoke. Something told you they didn’t sleep on their own last night.
“Well we’ve got everything.. Snorkels.. Goggles.. Jared, did you bring the flippers?" Tomo said as he looked through the bag he had in his hand. You looked to Jared who wore his worried expression and looked a million miles away from here.
"Jared?” You whispered, giving his hand a gentle squeeze.
Suddenly, his shook his head and came back. His smile seemed to convince everybody else but you knew that smile when you saw it.
“Yes, of course we have. Are you ready for this?” Jared said with a voice that tried to convince itself. Shannon piped up once again.
“So bloody ready!” Shannon announced as he busied himself talking to Mel once again.
As you approached the pier like structure sitting above the water, Jared took off his black t-shirt to leave just his black swimming trunks and Shannon didn’t even wear a t-shirt, just his red trunks. You looked at Tomo as the boys got their flippers and goggles on.
“You wouldn’t catch me in there in a million years!” He laughed.
“Just not his scene, right?” Alice said as if to finish Tomo’s sentence.
“Right.” He said with a smile that looked at Alice more than anybody else looked at Alice.
“Let’s do this thing!” Shannon shouted as he pushed himself up onto his tip toes and then dived into the water. Jared dived in quickly after and splashed the water so it hit you in the lap.
“Come on then you..” He said with a smile that you believe. “Come on in!” He shouted as you did a cannon-ball like jump into the water which covered him in water.
“Thanks!” He chuckled as he wrapped your arms around your waist more gently then he had ever done before. You couldn’t help but smile, as could Jared.
“You’re missing you Tomo!” Jared shouted as Tomo waved him off.
“He’s really not!” Alice shouted as she turned and kissed him hard on the lips which made Tomo nearly fall off the wall they were sitting on. Yours and Jared’s eyes met as you both had your mouths open. Shannon surfaced at that point and laughed loudly. Mel surfaced shortly after.
“For God’s sake, are we all just in relationships but the people who were together to start with didn’t know?!” Jared said with a laugh. Tomo and Alice nodded simultaneously. Shannon and Mel shrugged. “Oh God..” Jared chuckled as everybody erupted into laughter.
One by one everybody went and did their own thing: Tomo and Alice sat on the wall bathing in the sun and rubbing the back of each other’s hands, Mel and Shannon kept diving underwater, deeper and deeper every time. As before, you and Jared splashed, swam and spoke quietly.
“I’m sorry about earlier..” Jared spoke quickly, out of nowhere.
“You’ve been thinking about that all day, haven’t you?” You say as you scan Jared’s face. He nods sheepishly. “What for?” You ask.
“How I reacted.. God, I was a dick. I didn’t mean to be so.. unenthusiastic. I mean I was just.."
"Shocked.” You finished. “Yeah, so was I.” You say, stroking his cheek.
“Whatever happens..” He began stroking yours. “We’re in this together. Nos adversus mundi. Always.” You smiled under his hand as he slowly rested his lips on yours.
As the sun started to settle in the sky, you all decided it was time to go back to the hotel and get ready to have something to eat in the evening. You and Jared hung back as the group walked.
“We’re just going to go to the shops quickly,” Jared announced as he continued to squeeze your hand tight. “We’ll meet you back at the hotel.” The others simply nodded and walked ahead as you began to walk to a pharmacy. In 20 minutes you had bought the pregnancy test and with trembling hands you both stood in the bathroom.
“How long do you have to wait with this thing?” Jared bounced his leg nervously as he sat on the side of the bath.
“2 minutes..” You whisper. The minutes dragged on until under your hand that covered the dial - was your answer. You gripped the test hard so neither of you could see. You stood up and quickly Jared came and stood right next to you.
“Whatever happens..” He whispered.
You uncovered your hand and you both held on to each other for fear the world would drift away.
You can probably guess what fishing cats eat—fish! Of course, they
don’t use a fishing pole! Instead, fishing cats wade in shallow water and
use their paws to scoop fish out of the water. Sometimes they dive into deeper areas and catch a meal with their teeth. Fishing
cats have been seen swimming underwater to grab a duck’s legs. (photo: Todd Lahman)