don't let life pass you by,

{Future}
  • Aries: You'll be as bright as the sun and make the most difficult choices in your life soon. Chin up, spit the blood, and fight for your beliefs.
  • Cancer: Maybe things seem pretty rough right now. Think about what you want for the long run, maybe it's not what you want now. Where are you in 10 years?
  • Taurus: You're always so nervous and tedious about your work. You know what? If you're trying to impress something or someone to get what you want, maybe it's not for you. Because if you're not doing what you love to impress people, screw that. Do what you want.
  • Gemini: Oh boy. You have no idea. You have such big dreams and so little time. Go with what you want and don't let anybody get in the way of it. You're really never late to anything. There's time, just a limited amount.
  • Leo: Summer down, maybe your dream when you were little won't work. Maybe it will, who knows? The thing is, don't live your life in solitude, find someone to adventure with and show your colors.
  • Virgo: My dear, don't be afraid of society's rules, they're meant to be broken. Prove your point. Be an example. Break the glass.
  • Libra: You've been told what to do and how to do it for too long. Stop obeying and start pioneering your own future. Dream for yourself.
  • Scorpio: You think you have it all figured out don't you? Just know that life throws curveballs all the time. Be ready for anything darling.
  • Sagittarius: Maybe you don't know. Maybe you know. You're in the dark yet you see light. I promise it will become clear for you one day when you probably least expect it.
  • Capricorn: You're ambitious but not supported. I'm sorry. Put yourself in a healthy group of people and environment and you'll grow as fast as time passes.
  • Aquarius: You can not see the future and there are things you won't be able to predict. Stop trying so hard and let go. You'll find your success elsewhere. Don't expect a pretty platter of success to be handed to you.
  • Pisces: You fall but you need to get back up. Don't loose sight of what's important to you and your journey. You've grown so much in this period of time. Keep it up and success will be great.
Worg Priorities

Party happens upon a Worg.

Worg: “IF you slay all the creatures in this mansion I will let you pass”

Bard: “But uh.. We already did”

DM: “Roll Bluff”

Bard Rolls

Bard: “DM I have an important question. Life or death even.”

DM: “Yes?”

Bard: “Is the Worg sexually attracted to me?”

DM: “Roll Initiative” Party laughs and further solidify the uselessness of their bard.

anonymous asked:

Hi, Viria. I really like your art and your blog. I was wondering, if it's not too personal, how you overcome fear? Recently I had a lot of problem with fear and I don't want let it freeze me. I hope I didn't bother you.

You don’t bother me, don’t worry! 

I’m not sure if I will come up with any kind of advice in the process, but I’ll just write how it is for me and maybe you find it somewhat helpful.

With fear, or that nervous wreck of a feeling, I usually.. kind of. don’t deal. I TRY my best to ignore it and distract myself, live the life I do in the way when I am not scared or nervous over anything. The feeling of fear, whatever caused it, will pass. I always try to remind myself that it’s going to be over soon, and whatever the fear is about it’s most likely not going to be as scary as you imagine it.

Like, when I was in the uni, before every exam, I was a nervous wreck of fear, there’s that physical feeling in your chest that something can possibly go wrong. With exams, I always tried to go first to answer, so I don’t feel that fear anymore. Because, what’s the scariest that can happen in such a situation? You don’t pass? Life doesn’t end with this. I try to remind myself that hey, everyone I love is alive, and that kind of fear I’m feeling is, well, not scary. Doesn’t feel great, but it’s not scary.

Currently, there’s like. a week left until my wedding. AND I’M SOO EXCITED BUT ALSO SO NERVOUS AND I AM KIND OF AFRAID AS WELL. I can’t sleep as well because I think about things that can go wrong, or that I will mess up or etc etc etc. But also I KNOW that it’s going to be great to matter what and that fear and nervous feeling is in reality quite irrelevant, so I distract myself and think about good stuff. That I may cry a lot, that we’re going to look so great, that we’d become a real family.

No matter what the fear is, there’s almost always something that can counterattack it. Something good on the other side of it you should focus on instead of the ball in your chest. 

At least that’s how it is for me with those…small fears, no matter how big they seem. When you fear for someone’s life, or someone’s well being, I think it’s a different thing that isn’t as easy. But still, there should always be hope that leads you forward, no matter how things are.

In so many ways, you’re the only person keeping my world from flying apart. Too many things have come crumbling down around me, and I spend many days questioning how close I’ve allowed myself to become to you. There are nights when I wonder if this is going to end the way that all of the others did, if something’s going to happen that ruins us. I apologize for the many times that I’ve almost let myself pull away from you because of that. Just don’t leave me here.
—  🖤
July 4th 2017 Horoscopes
  • Aries: Rebellious, you plan on making the most of the night. However, it doesn't take long for you to become intoxicated. Get someone to take your phone, that text to your ex is something you'll regret if you send it.
  • Taurus: The lessons you've learned in love seem to have disappeared. The ability to make the same mistakes pop up today - don't let yourself.
  • Gemini: Tonight can go one of two ways - You'll stay home and regret it in the morning, or you'll go out and regret it before you leave. Your choice. (Though, you may find someone out tonight).
  • Cancer: The anxiety you've been experiencing may keep you locked inside, but if you're able to get pass it, you may be find yourself having the time of your life... be wary of mistakes, and arguments, however.
  • Leo: Will you let the frustrations of others ruin your night?
  • Virgo: Today may not have the charm you're used to, and you may stay home due to fear and anxiety.
  • Libra: Trust your intuition tonight - but be wary of sexual ventures.
  • Scorpio: You'll either use the night to get away from your sadness, or host a pity party. What do you choose? Drink together, or alone?
  • Sagittarius: You may not be feeling your rambunctious self and instead be dealing with anxiety issues. Remember, sometimes laughter is the best medicine.
  • Capricorn: You've been feeling like the world is against you, lately. Use tonight to free yourself from that thinking - but be on the look out for threats to that, as the unusual aggression towards you hasn't stopped. Be wary of Gemini's, Cancer's, Leo's and Virgo's tonight.
  • Aquarius: Tonight may be full of set backs, however, you're able to get though it. Don't drink too much, you're bound to get sick/hurt if you're not careful.
  • Pisces: Tonight isn't going to be the perfect night you wanted it to be, however, it will be enjoyable. Just try not to overstay your welcome.
things the signs should remember in 2016
  • aries: if you aren't good enough for someone, they aren't good enough for you.
  • taurus: both happiness and sadness will pass. learn to appreciate and accept both.
  • gemini: you may feel empty sometimes but you are full of life.
  • cancer: you don't have to prove your importance to others.
  • leo: showing emotion does not make you weak.
  • virgo: sometimes it is easier to fall apart than to fall asleep but by the morning you will feel so much better.
  • libra: don't let people take advantage of your kindness.
  • scorpio: the way you make others feel says a lot about you. remember that.
  • sagittarius: think of the first person that you would want to tell good news to. hold onto them tightly.
  • capricorn: stop trying to find yourself and instead focus on yourself. you will become the person you always wanted to discover.
  • aquarius: don't compare yourself to others. you have changed since yesterday. you will change again tomorrow.
  • pisces: making others happy will not solve your own sadness. put yourself first.
Shepard the public speaker
  • <p> <b></b> (I'm so sorry exams have ripped my life to pieces recently. Forgive me.)<p/><b>Paragon Shep:</b> We stand here today in the presence of friends and comrades. These are the people you surround yourself with, not only in good times, but also when clouds darken and life seems to turn sour. The worst of these sour times has passed, but it is our duty to remember those whose comrades died in sacrifice. We must always remember who lost their lives to further our own.<p/><b>Renegade Shep:</b> *grabs the mic* Listen here kiddos; I'm only gonna say this shit once. Every damn one of you has potential. I don't give a flying fuck if you think you're "past your prime" or if you're a teenager riddled with angst and puberty. You have choices. Powerful ones. You can either grab life by the balls and make it your bitch, or let it walk the fuck over you. So stand the hell up and make a difference. I don't care if that means so much as helping your mother make dinner, you fucking do it. I am Commander motherfucking Shepard. I fucked up Saren, I fucked up the Collectors, I fucked up Cerberus and that Kai Leng bitch. I even fucked up every reaper in the galaxy. So if I believe in you, you better damn well believe in yourself. So stop being a little bitch and show life who's in charge.<p/></p>

anonymous asked:

Hi! I was wondering what you could help a over weight trans guy do to help better his own body image? I try to go to the gym and feel uncomfortable because I have yet to transition and I don't feel particularly safe to be boisterous of my masculinity yet :<

First I must begin that as a black Trans man if I let anyone define me I would be dead by now. With this said, I redefine me everyday and I try not to allow anyone to pass on negativity. As a 42 year old I find that as my life evolves it becomes more consumed with healing than what other think about me. And this was harder to know in my younger years struggling just to understand exactly who I am and that possibly I would never meet me today. 

I used to weight 278 pounds before I began to believe in my transformation. My chest size was a double DD. I gained more and more weight thinking that it would things would fill out and it wouldn’t be noticed. But I was both noticed and unnoticed in ways that truly hurt.  I decided that I need to understand that change doesn’t happen if I stand still.  My image is not for anyone else and I have the power to change me. I pushed myself to go to the gym every morning and I couldn’t bind. I went and I did what I needed to do and what was horrible turned into more than a habit it became a lifesaver.

I have to be honest. I do not have any quick fixes. We much like butterflies have to go through the hard. Just remember if you remain true to yourself that’s who you see when you finally fly.

what the signs really need to hear
  • Aries: Only you know what secrets to tell or keep. It's your own life. Live it.
  • Taurus: Don't stress about school. You will get there. You will pass.
  • Gemini: Don't be scared to shine.
  • Cancer: People care about you. You're not a third wheel.
  • Leo: You're Amazing. All you really need are a couple of friends. They care about you. Let them in.
  • Virgo: Don't jump to conclusions. Everything will happen in dire time.
  • Libra: Don't blame everything on yourself.
  • Scorpio: Give your significant other time. They will come around and realize they appreciate you.
  • Sagittarius: Don't be afraid to speak your opinion.
  • Capricorn: Open up. Let others in. You're an amazing person if you're open.
  • Aquarius: With only a couple of friends you can defeat 50 enemies. Just learn trust.
  • Pisces: Think before you go and act on something.
My question is … why do we attach ourselves to the matter of the earth? I mean .. why we are attached to hate, resentment, selfishness, what others think of us or say, why we attach to what this land has, if we know that we are not from here?. Let’s look up, look at the sky….What feeling does it generate? Immensity, love, light, peace, then … what a question would we have to ask ourselves? On this planet, there are people who do bad things, just because they feel lost, there are people who decide to hate, decide to judge, decide to have the worst feelings. But, we don't have to focus on it. Because that, what they tell us, is not us. We are light, we are universe, we are spirit. We are simply on this earth temporarily. So, my advice to all of you is, the people who criticize you, the people who hate you, the people who tell you that you can't do something, the people who try to make you feel bad, recognize it and let it pass in your life. Dont let them enter in your life, and if you let her in, don't let them make you down. Show them that love is there, in yourself.  That love can exist, with humble, with light, show them that we can live with love. Because I repeat, we don't belong to this land and the best we can do is give light to everything that is black.
should you fight this character, spongebob edition:
  • spongebob squarepants: first of all, no. not only would it be unethical given that he's a kind-hearted soul who can't and won't fight back, but you won't and can't win. if you've seen "the bully" you know that flats tried that. you can't hurt him, you'll tire yourself out, and he can summon patrick or sandy to fight for him. don't fight spongebob.
  • patrick star: he can totally demolish you but would still likely let you win due to his cowardice... but would you really feel good about yourself if you tried to fight patrick?
  • sandy cheeks: if you value your life you will not even LOOK sandy cheeks in the eyes without asking permission first.
  • squidward tentacles: fight squidward. he's twink-passing but he has a 6-pack. he'll be fine. he's a cynical jerk who complains about everything and exploits the naiveté of spongebob constantly. i say fight squidward.
  • larry the lobster: its not like you can actually hurt him. and he's a good man who might even let you win if youre lucky. as long as he's not upset with you, you'll live to see another day if you fight him. so why NOT fight larry?
  • mr. eugene krabs: literally why would you even want to fight mr. krabs?? he's a lonely and depressive old man. he may be an overemotional greedy crybaby but hes also a war vet, a former pirate, and winner of the manly toughness award. his claws aren't just for attracting mates, and he can easily remind you of that fact. don't fight mr. krabs.
  • sheldon plankton: absolutely fight plankton if given a chance. not only will you win effortlessly as he's but a mere planktonic copepod; but he's an evil, manipulative jerk who cheats on his wife frequently. he would have deserved it.
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The Nature of Fire - Chapter 2 - Phosphorescent - Star Wars - All Media Types [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

“The Chancellor,” Padmé echoed flatly.

Anakin nodded, looking uncomfortable.

As well he should.

“Where would the Chancellor have heard such a ridiculous rumor? And why would he pay any attention to it, let alone pass it on?” she asked.

And why, she added silently, would he have passed it on to you, of all people?

Back to School with Les Amis
  • Enjolras: Believe in yourself. Never doubt that you can accomplish great things. You will get through that exam. You will finish this paper.
  • Combeferre: Be curious. We often forget that learning can be fun and exciting. You're learning new things every day. You know more than you did yesterday, congratulations!
  • Courfeyrac: Be passionate. Even if what you're passionate about isn't your field of study. Find something that fuels you to keep your head above water.
  • Grantaire: You know more things than you think you do. You're good at something. You are not the worst. You are actually quite knowledgeable, whatever that knowledge may be
  • Joly: Self-care is important. Take breaks. Treat yourself. Take a warm shower. You brain needs to rest to process information, let it do its thing
  • Bossuet: Failure is okay. It happens, and they don't make you a bad person. You are much more than that grade. You have survive this far. This too shall pass
  • Jehan: Romanticize your studies. Buy the prettiest notebook. Buy those glitter pens and highlighters. Take the most #aesthetic notes. Find the studying technique that suits you best and go forth
  • Feuilly: Hobbies and things that you like to learn outside of school are great too. They can even be useful later in life. Never feel guilty about taking time to focus on those
  • Bahorel: Be bold. Never be ashamed of what you're studying. Even if it's Law. And Hell knows Law is... well. You can do this, prove them wrong.
  • Marius: Feeling inadequate and like the future is scary and uncertain is okay. No one really knows what they're doing. You're doing just fine. It'll all fall into place
What the signs really need to hear
  • Aries: Only you know what secrets to tell or keep. It's your own life. Live it.
  • Taurus: Don't stress about school. You will get there. You will pass
  • Gemini: Don't be scared to shine
  • Cancer: People care about you. You're not a third wheel.
  • Leo: you're amazing. All you really need are a couple of friends. They care about you. Let them in.
  • Virgo: Don't jump to conclusions. Everything will happen in due time.
  • Libra: Don't blame everything on yourself.
  • Scorpio: give your significant other time. They will come around and realize they appreciate you.
  • Sagittarius: don't be afraid to speak your opinion.
  • Capricorn: open up. Let others in. You're an amazing person if you're open.
  • Aquarius: With only a couple of friends you can defeat 50 enemies. Just learn trust.
  • Pisces: Think before you go and act on something.

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm 18 years old and I've been trying to get into med school for about a year. I've failed the exam three times but the last time I only failed for one point. I want to give it one last chance but I feel very sad and I don't believe in myself the way everybody else does. How can I boost my confidence to try it one last time? Have a very nice day, xo 😌

Hi!

(so sorry for the super late answer, but my life has been completely consumed by uni work for a while)

First of all, don’t let some failures affect you too much! The last time you tried you only failed by one point, which made you THIS close to reaching your dreams! It could have been just a misfortune, not that you don’t have the knowledge to pass that exam. Give it a try one last time, you can’t give up now that medicine is within your reach! To boost your confidence a little remember why you’re doing this. If you truly want to pursue a career in medicine think of all the wonderful work you’ll be able to do for other people. Think of how proud you’ll feel after finally passing the exam :)

My tip would be to revise the material once again and to check if you remember and understand each topic. Make sure you’ve gone through all of the past papers (especially the ones that you’ve already taken yourself) and focus on the parts you previously lost points on. The day before the exam try to chill and not stress out too much, it will be fine! 

You can also take a look at our motivation tips here :)

Good luck, dear Anon!

zuzia

Sam plays Seduce Me
  • Sam: Okay finally.
  • [opening scene]
  • Sam: Are... those supposed to be gunshots.
  • Mika: Sure sounded like it.
  • Sam: Like fuck it does. Gunshots sound like a blast through space itself when you're a couple feet away and Malix wasn't using anything to muffle the sound.
  • Sam: ... I sound like I'm getting off on being shot.
  • Mika: Well I mean, knowing you.
  • Sam: Eat a dick.
  • ...
  • Sam: -PFFAHAHAHAA!! 'CRAP, MISSED!?' WHO THE HELL IS COMFORTABLE SHOOTING A GUN BUT STILL USES SOFT SWEARS!?
  • Sam: And good job sounding scared for your life there, guys. Not like he just popped three through my goddamn chest or anything.
  • Mika: I wasn't gonna mention that but...
  • Sam: "Oh shit guys, Aomaris just ate lead like he wanted to shit bullets.... Let's maybe retreat for for the moment." Love you too, bro.
  • Mika: Is that what really happened?
  • Sam: I mean I remember spitting in his face after the second shot but after that everything's kinda fuzzy.
  • Mika: Did you pass out?
  • Sam: Probably, I mean three shots; if you're not dead, you're out. I don't wanna think about it right now. Anyways.
  • ...
  • Sam: ... Oh wow what a picture.
  • Mika: Rain is just... so interesting, man.
  • Sam: I mean I'd be into it too if I had to listen to whoever the hell talking about whatever the fuck.
  • Mika: Mrs. Phillips.
  • Sam: Sure.
  • ...
  • Sam: Holy shit you sound so whiny in this game! How many pages of this is just you talking about how much you would rather be anywhere else but school? Watch it be like, fifty pages. This is the whole game right here. Seduce Me: Mika Hates School.
  • Mika: Yeah, it kinda goes on for a while like this. Everyone hates school though so.... shrug.
  • Sam: Least you had one.
  • Mika: What do you mean- oh. Right.
  • Sam: Yeah.
BBC Robin Hood Series II Starters
  • This is an ambush!
  • You don't say.
  • There's poor people going hungry.
  • So what's it gonna be?!
  • Speaking of our lady-leper-friends, time to go and get the pretty one... and her daddy.
  • If they resist, shall I use force?
  • Get up to speed - use force anyway
  • I have a feeling we're not to welcome in the corridors of power at the moment.
  • Come and join my gang.
  • That kiss spoke volumes.
  • Really? That's not what I heard.
  • That's not fair!
  • You just don't get it, do you?
  • You are not weak!
  • Anyway it doesn`t matter to you.
  • You've always been weak
  • Why don't you just jigger off!
  • Ah, the sanctimonious old fart... and her father!
  • I gather you've been careless with your wood fire
  • You know full well that is not the case.
  • We both know that's not true, don't we?
  • Who cares... what you believe in? Hm?
  • I have a plan, and I will not tolerate dissent.
  • So, you are under house arrest, here in the castle, until I can find some use for you.
  • You think you can humiliate a man at the altar? A man like me and get away with it? You're wrong.
  • Who is the Nightwatchman?
  • I'll make sure to kiss him when I see him for stealing from you.
  • That's your real problem isn't it, you need people to love you.
  • What's he doing? Why isn't he running away?
  • There must be a cure, medicine, yes?
  • I'm not strong. I was being you...so you'd notice me...so you'd love me.
  • I love you. I've always loved you.
  • I want him dead. Whatever it takes, I want him dead.
  • It's too dangerous!
  • No! For once, just listen to me!
  • See you on the dark side. Shoot him!
  • Am I to drown in everybody else's incompetence?
  • Stupid too, so you and he should get on.
  • He also has a weakness for gambling.
  • I've taken my bath six months early for a reason!
  • This world is full of idiots, waiting to be parted from their money. But as you know... the house always wins!
  • I don't trust you.
  • If it were me, I would slap your fickle face.
  • Say goodbye.
  • Let him live.
  • He's a noble and a good man. He must be worth more to you than a sack of rocks!
  • I will kill this man.
  • You will be punished for this. Be in no doubt...you'll be punished.
  • You saved my life. I'm grateful.
  • I could not watch you die and do nothing.
  • What have you got for me?
  • So what's your proposal?
  • Someone's impersonating me.
  • YOU... WEASEL-FACED... WHORE'S SON!!!
  • And the funny thing is...you might be telling the truth.
  • And how am I supposed to believe you any more?
  • Don't kill me. Please.
  • Find me somebody to hang! I want to see somebody TWITCH!
  • At least do me the courtesy of knocking.
  • Get your possessions, you're leaving.
  • WHY DO YOU ALWAYS RESIST ME, I'M ATTEMPTING TO HELP YOU?!
  • I have nobody.
  • Humanity is weakness!
  • Oh gag her, for God's sake. She's pretty until she speaks.
  • Little Robin redbreast is about to become fried chicken!
  • I'm surprised you gave in to his demands!
  • If I wanted a wife, I'd have found one with better legs!
  • I'm not coming back, get over it... and for God's sake, change your clothes once in a while
  • She's not coming back. Move on
  • I assure you I haven't given myself to anybody -- yet.
  • I will always believe that there is a chance for you and me.
  • I need to think.
  • Stop thinking. Come home to me!
  • You burned my home to the ground!
  • If I could take that back -- if I could show you the side of me that wants to build a home, not burn it down...
  • I thought I might never see you again.
  • Don't kill anyone unless you have to.
  • Yeah, what's your point?
  • I am the man with a plan
  • If I'm going to die, I'm going to die by your side.
  • Let's find out who you really are!
  • You... don't... speak to me!
  • Why is nothing ever SIMPLE?!
  • You're safe
  • You saved my life.
  • You underestimate me.
  • I have demonstrated my loyalty. Now I would like your blessing.
  • I'll sing at your wedding.
  • Your heart... must be the coldest place on Earth.
  • YOU TRIED TO KILL ME!!! DO YOU THINK I'M GONNA LET THAT PASS?!?!
  • You'll have to kill me first.
  • No. We're going to get out of this. I'll do this thing. Then I will have power beyond belief. And we will be together.
  • I would rather die, than be with you

anonymous asked:

I love your writing so much! Could you do one where Neil is on a run and gets bitten by a snake?

Disclaimer: I live in a state where snakes aren’t really a thing so this is probably grossly inaccurate. Also, I know New Mexico doesn’t have any major sports teams, but pretend they have a pro Exy team

The room is dark when Neil blinks his eyes open. A thin sliver of light pries through the heavy curtains pulled taut across the window, but the room is still full of dancing shadows. It takes Neil’s eyes a moment to adjust, but then he can make out Andrew’s sleeping form beside him. Over Andrew’s shoulder, Neil can see the glaring red numbers of the alarm clock reading 7:12. Their team check-out isn’t until 10:30, so Neil lets his eyes fall back shut, hoping to snag a few extra hours of sleep before the long bus ride back. His body isn’t keen on cooperating, though, and the itch to get up probes at the back of his mind. 

Neil allows a few more minutes to tick past in hopes that his limbs will relax, but when it doesn’t happen, he carefully slides out of bed. Despite Neil’s best efforts not to jostle the mattress, Andrew is awake when Neil turns back around after changing into his running gear. Andrew doesn’t say anything, but his eyes track Neil as he moves across the dark room. 

“Sorry,” Neil mutters into the quiet as shoves his feet into his trainers. “I couldn’t sleep.” 

Andrew’s only response is to narrow his eyes into a glare before letting them fall shut again, so with a shrug, Neil grabs the key-card off the desk in the corner and slips out of the room. He does a few brief stretches in the hall before taking the stairs down to the lobby. Despite the early hour, the Santa Fe heat licks at his skin as soon as he steps outside, and the rising morning sun crawls along his back as he starts jogging down the road. 

He keeps an easy pace at first, taking notes of landmarks and road signs so he can find his way back. It’s not long, though, before that itch is back, digging its claws into his muscles and making them cry out for more. Neil pushes himself into a full blown run, the New Mexican landscape whipping past him as he dashes down a country road. 

After a few miles, Neil slows to a stop. He bends over so his hands rest on his knees and focuses on pulling back his heart-rate and breath. He’s tugging his shirt up to wipe the sweat off his face when a sharp pain above his ankle draws his attention. Neil hears the creature before he sees it, but now that he’s looking, there’s no mistaking the rattlesnake perched along the road, its tanned scales blending in with the sandy terrain. 

Neil’s whole body jerks at the sight, and he stumbles back and away from the snake. Once he feels there’s a comfortable distance, he lets his attention fall back to his leg. There’s no missing the two marks just above his ankle bone, and his skin is already swelling around the bite mark. Neil still remembers the time he had spent in New Mexico before hitchhiking to Phoenix. He remembers the signs explaining what to do and what not to do after encountering a rattlesnake. 

He rips his bandanna off his and ties it around his leg, right above the bite. Neil fumbles his phone out of his shorts pocket, but the excruciating pain tearing up his leg makes it hard to focus. He grits his teeth and dials 911, trying to breathe through the pain so he can tell the operator what happened and where he is. It doesn’t take long for the ambulance to arrive, but by then, the lower part of his leg has swelled significantly and the scalding pain is almost unbearable. 

The paramedics give him a dose of anti-venom in the ambulance, and once Neil is set up in a hospital room, they hook him up to an IV and give him another dose. 

“Is there anyone you want me to call for you, hon?” the nurse asks once Neil is situated. 

“Yeah. The hotel on Main Street. Room 427.” 

The nurse offers Neil a smile and a nod before she turns to leave, letting the door to his room fall shut behind her. Neil isn’t sure how much time has passed before the door swings back open, but he looks up at the sound. Andrew stands in the doorway for a moment, his expression bored and arms crossed over his chest, as he eyes Neil. 

“Why do I ever let you out of my sight?” 

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