ducks-in-a-row

leothestoryofmylife  asked:

Hey Sticky, I know you have been through some hard things in life and I just wanted to know how you manage? How you overcome them or how you live with them? I lost my job today and so many things have been going wrong in the last couple of months that I feel like I can’t do this anymore. Please give me some pointer cos I feel like I’m going crazy 😢😢 Please feel free to ignore this if it triggers you or something. Thank You Sticky ❤️ Sorry for messaging you here but Im kinda out of it right now

Uggh, that sucks, and feel free to msg me anytime, or switch over to messenger.  I’ve been there.  The best I can tell you is that it’s temporary.  In the moment when it rains it pours and that moment can seem like FOREVER, but get your ducks in a row, file for all the unemployment, make sure you’re taken care of and then give yourself the space to break down and react before looking for work again.  Trust me, this will save you a lot of stress.  Good luck my dear, and feel free to dm me. 

PLANNING YOUR MONTH

The early bird gets organized

  • Start 2 days before the beginning of the next month . If you’re scrambling to organize everything you have to do for that month the day the month starts, you’re already behind.

PICK A LOCATION

  • It can be your planner, your bullet journal, or your bedroom/ dorm room wall. But pick a location where you will use your monthly plan, and see it often so that you’re acclimated with it.

COPIES???

  • What if the only monthly plan you made suffers severe water damage? Then you’re screwed for an entire month. I i m p l o r e you to please PLEASE make a copy of your plan. Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days. Don’t let that DAY ruin your MONTH.

Start with your academics

  • Starting with academics not only keeps your priorities in line with where they should be, but it permits you to get all your ducks in a row for your classes. Find out when they are, if you don’t have the same courses every day, so you know what to be prepared for on which day

Follow up with assessments

  • Academics and assessments go hand in hand. Now that you know what day everything is for this month, and when you will be having your classes, find out what assignments you have in those classes. Knowing your assignments in advance allows for more preparation, and more consequent success

Prioritize those assessments!

  • If one assessment is your final grade for a mandatory course, and one assessment is a vocabulary quiz, the final grade assessment needs to be prioritized over the vocabulary quiz. Make sure you are highlighting the more important assessments, so you know their value!

Do the same with homework!!!

  • Homework is often seen as less important that assessments, but you still need to get it done. If you know in advance what assignments you will have, put those in!

Got projects?

  • Projects are the bane of every individual’s existence because you think you have all the time in the world to get it done, and then they due date sneaks up on you like the plague. Not only should you WRITE IN THAT DUE DATE but separate the tasks that you have to do for that assignment and assign it to yourself as homework.

Make your appointments!

  • Figure out what appointments you have that entire month, and preferably before the month starts. That way, you can ensure there are no conflicts and go in with ease.

Extracurricular obligations!

  • Find out what obligations you have for your extracurriculars before they sneak up on you. No one wants to be out of compliance for an extracurricular, but you don’t want it to conflict with your life either.

Fit in some F U N.

  • Don’t make your monthly plan just boring this, and plain old that. Incorporate some hang-out sessions with friends, or a personal day (maybe two). Everyone needs that R & R.

DO IT AGAIN

  • Repeat it the next month. Soon, you’ll be in a habit of planning. I promise, this will make your life s o m u c h e a s i e r.
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Masterlist

Try to get up early! I know a lot of people who like to sleep in, but I also know some who don’t feel productive if they don’t get up early. Getting up early (and not necessarily super early, maybe one or two hours later than you’d get up for school) on the weekend or on a day off gets you moving and ready to start your day. 

Do some sort of exercise early in the day. It doesn’t have to be intense or a lot, but get moving. It could be anything from an actual workout to just walking to a bookstore or coffeeshop to start your day.

Eat breakfast! If you don’t like getting up early, eating a really good breakfast can make your day. And if you do get up early, you’ll have enough time to actually make something.

Schedule your day. Don’t schedule it down to the last minute, but schedule the big things you need to get done. If you need an alert on your phone or computer to remind you, some good calendars I recommend are: Timepage, Google Calendar, Schoolhub Students(not necessarily a calendar but the best I’ve used for tracking assignments),  and Outlook Calendar(ok so Sunrise was THE BEST calendar app I have ever used but it was discontinued and kind of moved to Outlook).

Write down absolutely everything you need to accomplish. Do this first. It doesn’t matter how big or how small it is, just do it. It might be a pretty long list, and that’s ok. If you have bigger tasks, like writing a paper, break it down further into something like research, brainstorm, thesis, etc. You can further break those down too. The eventual goal is to break down the massive tasks into small, manageable things that you can handle so you don’t feel overwhelmed. 

Prioritize the things you need to do. What I generally tend to do is prioritize the assignments and tests that are coming up first, but if I have a bigger test after them, that can become an equal priority. So for example, if I have a worksheet due first period tomorrow, a quiz fourth period that same day, and a major test two days away, I would do the worksheet first, do about half my studying for the major test, study for the quiz, then finish my studying for the major test. 

Get started on something! Once you’ve got all your ducks in a row, get to work. If music helps you focus, listen to it, or if wearing a comfy sweater helps you destress, wear it. Find what works for you and use it to your advantage. 

Don’t forget to take breaks. Use something to help you time your breaks- I personally like to use forest, but one that I’ve tried and liked is flat tomato. Do something you like during your breaks- your brain needs time to process what you’ve been working on. 

Try to get all of your work done before evening- but if you don’t get it all done, it’s not the end of the world. Use this time for yourself, so watch a good movie, eat dinner, play an instrument, whatever makes you happy. This is your self-care time- you work hard and you deserve it!

-keaton

So I’d been thinking

If you talk to any one of Ryan’s friends they’ll literally say hes the nicest person EVER!

I mean:

Here’s a written statement from Daniel:

Vicky said he was the nicest sweetest person ever when someone I asked her how Ryan was earlier this week during a livestream she also said he seemed as if he was lining his “ducks in a row” for something *cough* starmaker *cough*

We’ve all seen that one twitter post chain on tumblr where Ryan says he wouldn’t be able to do anything without his fans.

We’ve all seen that one tumblr post of an old LJ screenshot of someone saying Ryan’s bed was so full of plushies because he REFUSED to get rid of any of them.

We’ve also all seen that tumblr post where someone was apparently trying to give him a teddy bear during the TYV era to which Ryan said “What did I do to deserve this?”

We’ve all seen that gif of Ryan accepting a bracelet from a fan during TYV.

We’ve all seen Pete’s tweet that says he still talks to Ryan and never regrets meeting him.


So my question is:

After all that, all the primary evidence that TELLS us Ryan is the human form of sunshine.

WHY IS RYAN PAINTED AS THE BIGGEST ASSHOLE TO WALK THE EARTH IN THE MOST POPULAR RYDEN FIC OF ALL TIME?!

#NCTS--Fic Masterlist!

What? A complete list of all the nonsense I write? All in one place?? YES!

Welcome to my Fic Masterlist, so all my new readers (and readers who have been around since the beginning, I love you so much) can find all my bits of writing without having to slog through all the other shenanigans on my blog!

Note: I’m not going to put a rating on these, just the main pairing. Believe me, when I write it is always safe to assume there is at least a tiny bit of sexy happenings. :)
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Quick Fics– Not related to any longer story, just little scenes and plots with our favorite characters! 2000 words or less
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Selina/Tony

Wonder Woman/ Tony

Wade Wilson/ Tony

Spideypool”

Tony/Sam Wilson

Tony/Steve

Fun To Kiss” –Steve/Tony

Predictable”–Post CACW

Pick Up Lines”–Spideypool

5x Bruce Told Tony to be Quite, and 1x He Didn’t”– Bruce/Tony

Jenga” –Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson

Massage Therapy”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson

Debriefing” –Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers

Battle Lust” – Steve Rogers/ Thor

Spilling Coffee”– Steve Rogers/ Thor

Smol”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson

Excuses for Kissing (1)– Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers

Excuses for Kissing (2)– Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers

Budapest”– Clint Barton/ Natasha Romanov

“Breaking Things”– Thor/Steve Rogers

Halloween”– Thor/ Steve Rogers

Mine”– Dean Winchester/Castiel

Space Cowboys and Walkmans”–Peter Quill/ Tony Stark

StarkQuill” –Peter Quill/ Tony Stark

“#WinterIron #Pride Fic”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

Father Day for Tony

Sleepy”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson

Villain” –Tony Stark/ Loki

Summer” –Tony/ Bucky Barnes

Moment”– Tony Stark Post CACW

Cookie Day”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

Secrets Part One”– Trans Peter Parker (SMHC)

Secrets Part Two”– Trans Peter Parker (SMHC)

Queen”– Tony Stark/ Thor

Warm”– Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers– ABO AU

Once Bitten”– Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers- Vampire AU

Captain and the Syren” –Non Fandom Related Mermaid Tale

WinterIron Movie Night”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

StarkQuill Soulmate”– Tony Stark/ Peter Quill- Soulmate AU

Bucky’s Therapy”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

Spideypool HS AU”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson

Dressing Room”– Steve Rogers/ Reader

You Found Me”– Steve Rogers/ Bucky Barnes– Soulmate AU

Skateboarding” Clint Barton & Steve Rogers (Platonic)

“Happy”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson

Fight Me”– Tony Stark/ Sam Wilson

All for Me” – Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

Tattoos and Trucks” – Tony Stark/ Clint Barton

Hang Up” – Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes/ Steve Rogers

Bad Days”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

Date Night”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson

BarberShop”– Tony Stark/ Wade Wilson

Someone I Used To Know”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

Fried Chicken”– Tony Stark/ Sam Wilson

Ducks in a Row”– Tony Stark/Bucky Barnes

Sundays with Spideypool”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson (Collection of Short Stories)

Costume Ideas”– Spideypool Halloween

Professional Cuddles”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes

Hurt” – Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers (Post CACW Angst)

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Completed, Full Length Fics- most of these average about 35k words so buckle up :)
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Loki’s Song”–Tony Stark/ Loki–Soulmate AU

Movies” – Natasha/ James “Bucky” Barnes

Lost Boy”– Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers–College!Steve/ Punk!Tony AU

Letters to Bucky”– Tony Stark/ James “Bucky” Barnes– Pre Iron-Man Tony/ Soldier Bucky

Appointment with Loki”– Loki/ Reader– Tailor Shop AU

Rules for Dating Tony”– Tony/ Avengers Team– Post CACW  (Note: this is not an orgy fic in case that’s not anyones thing. Just Mature Rating)

Bad Ideas”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson– Alpha/Beta/Omega AU

“Dance Therapy”– Tony Stark/ Clint Barton; Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers/ James “Bucky” Barnes– Stripper AU

Tattoo Parlor Love Story”– Steve Rogers/ James “Bucky” Barnes; Clint Barton/ Natasha Romanov– Tattoo Shop AU (This is a Trilogy!)

IronHawk” –Tony Stark/ Clint Barton– Alpha/Beta/Omega AU

Looking at You”– Tony Stark’ James “Bucky” Barnes– Post CACW

Lord of Thorns”–Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson- Beauty and the Beast AU

Smitten Kitten”–Tony Stark/Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers– shifter!stuckony!fic

Another”– Steve Rogers/Thor

Flags”– Spideypool #Pride Month #Pride Fic (AO3 link)

Waiting”– Tony Stark/Steve Rogers Soulmate AU

Storms”– Tony Stark/Thor– Post CACW

“Frost”– Storms Part Two– Tony/Loki/Thor

TEASE”– Tony Stark/Bucky Barnes/Steve Rogers– 1000 follower fic!

Long Distance”– Tony Stark/ Bucky Barnes/ Steve Rogers- Non Powered AU

Better This Way”– Peter Parker/ Wade Wilson ABO AU

“Buried”– Tony Stark/ Steve Rogers– Indiana Jones AU

“Broken”– Poly-Avengers– Wings! ABO! AU with Alpha! Tony

Offline”– James Bond/ Q– 00Q 

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I will be updating this list as I finish fics, add more quick fics :)

I love all my readers, you guys are the best!!

I am NOT a Perfect Witch

I’ve seen a few asks/comments running around about how the witches of Tumblr seem to have all their ducks in a row and do magic spells 24/7 and are generally “perfect” because of it. I can tell you this is probably not the case. At least for me its not. I am not a Perfect Witch. I don’t rigorously follow the phases of the moon, most of the time i forget anyways. I don’t do spells on a regular basis (at least not what i consider to be spells) Heck most of the time the most witchy things i do is reblog stuff to this tumblr. 

So for newbie witches and hidden witches please understand: It’s completely okay to not be a “perfect” witch. Once you’ve discovered that you’re a witch you don’t have to cast spells 24/7 in order to protect your title. The Title of Witch is yours as soon as you decide you want to Claim It. No one can or should tell you how to run your path. That is something you will have to discover for yourself, and honestly that’s the best part of the journey. So you forgot a sabbat, big whoop. Sabbats come and go and i rarely do anything for them anyways (maybe halloween but thats tradition haha) Another full moon pass you by? That’s okay, some people don’t like working with the moon and that’s also okay. Try casting a spell and you don’t think it worked? Trust me i still do spells and most of the time they don’t work too.

So to all the newbies and hidden witches: Do not fret. You have plenty of time to come into your path and please please please do not feel like you HAVE to be perfect in your path. I am proud to follow my path with all its bumps and turns it throws at me

Moving Business? Mafia!au

Originally posted by toughchim

(gif is so big my lord)

Pairing: Taehyung x reader

Genre: Mafia!au 

Summary: Only a few days after proposing to you, you finally find out what Taehyung’s real job was all along after going into his private office.

(Credit to original owner of gif)

Part (1) (2) (3)

You hadn’t meant to see the files, you were passing by his office when you saw his dirty dishes on his desk, he wasn’t home and you two were now engaged you doubted he would care if you went in for a few seconds to clean up a wee bit. You had grabbed the glasses and plates off his desk then you picked up the last plate, adding it to the small stack resting in one hand, you saw the file with someone’s picture crossed out with a black sharpie.

You were confused but curious, Taehyung and you had been together for a while by this point and the most you knew about his career was that he was apart of some sort of moving business, the last time you had asked too much about the topic he got quite upset before calming down and asking you to never ask about it again. You had met a few of his colleagues who all seemed nice enough. However, this file that was now just sitting here made you wonder. You did as you originally planned before the discovery and put all the dishes in the kitchen before moving back into Taehyung’s office, you didn’t normally pry but he knew nearly everything about you but as you stood reading the file you truly realized how little you knew about the man you were going to marry.

You had got lost in what you were reading, everything was, obviously, even to you code worded but you slowly started noticing little patterns and the file currently in your hand was so blatantly called hits was nearing to be enough proof that your fiance was caught up in a bad world. You had once asked Taehyung why he never really used his laptop to do his work and when he talked about hackers and so forth, it had never really crossed your mind what kind of work hackers would be after.

You were so wrapped up in your reading you didn’t hear your future husband enter your home, it was only when he called out for you that you realized how fucked you were. You looked around the room and hid under behind the door. You got an idea and whipped out your phone and texted him saying it was a game of hiding and seek and he had to find you. He would never guess you would hide in his office so when you were sure he would be somewhere else, you could slip out and all would be fine. Giving you enough time to think about how you were going to leave. “Ah!” You heard him call from somewhere in your home together. “My favorite game, just wait till I get my hands on you.” He taunted

You heard his footsteps fade away and you slipped out of the office and into the room adjacent and hid in the closet in there. It actually took Taehyung a while to find out, so eventually, you gave up and came out and spotted him in his office with the door wide open “Baby did Jimin come over today? All my stuff has been shuffled. He did mention needing some papers but I didn’t think he would come when I wouldn’t be home.” He said so casually while holding up the hit folder you had been reading only minutes ago.

Your heart stopped and your blood ran cold as you entered the room for the second time ever. “I don’t think so, I have been home all day.” You said not wanting to get any closer to him.

He glanced up at you “Hm did you clean in here today?” He asked his voice something you have never heard before.

You shook your head as soon as the question was asked: “Nope, I just did some work from home and watched a few movies.” You said half telling the truth.

He squinted his eyes at you, knowing full well that you were lying as he could smell your body spray the minute he had entered the room. “Ok Baby, I’ll be out in a minute for dinner okay?” He said and you let out a quiet sigh of relief.

“How about I go pick us something up.” You offered and he gave you a brief nod, going back to sorting the files scattered on his desk.

You hurried into the shared room and began packing important items in your bag, taking the opportunity you had been given to get out. Not thinking about anything unimportant. You hurried out and called out a goodbye to your fiance as you left the apartment. When you were standing outside, you looked up at the security camera above the door and judging by the noise from inside the apartment you could tell he was watching and had seen the mess you had made from hurriedly grabbing things.

You felt a pang of guilt as you hurried out of the building and hailed a cab but you weren’t leaving forever you just needed time to get your ducks in a row but as you saw Taehyung fly out of the building after you. You gathered you might not get that opportunity.

One thing I absolutely love about manga/Brotherhood Roy and Riza is that, despite them holding different ranks in the military where one is technically subordinate to the other, it’s clear that they overall respect and treat each other as equals.

Reggie x Reader: Fingers and thumbs, baby. (Part III)

A/N: Hi, I need your help. Is this story too long? Cause if it is i’ll try to speed up the way the story goes so that it won’t bore you to death or I could leave it as it is (I already finished it it just needs editing) and let the sotry run it’s course? You’re response will be appreciated, my lovelies. Enjoy x

Plot: When Reggie and (Y/N) have been bestfriends their whole lives but the universe had other plans.

Originally posted by ivanxna


You couldn’t sleep. The moment Reggie fell asleep you had just been staring at his perfect profile. Staring at what could’ve been, staring at what could never be anymore. You decided you couldn’t stay there, you couldn’t stay with Reggie for 48 hours without wanting to kill him or yourself.

With a lot of effort you texted Cheryl to pick you up.

You continued stroking his hair and thinking of all the things you wanted to say.

Hey Reg, I’m kinda in love with you and i’d really love it if you would give us a chance because I can promise you I have loved and I can love you better than any girl can.

Hey Reg, I love you and I wish I asked you out on prom instead of going with Betty and Jughead on that investigation. I just really wanted to help Cheryl.

Hey Reg, please pick me. For once in your life please see me. And pick me.

“Hey Reg,” You whispered as a tear fell at the back of your palm, nearly on his face. “I’m in love with you.”

You heard a small thunk at the window and you saw Cheryl below in her pajamas a red faux fur coat. You smirked despite you circumstances, Cheryl just can’t do low key to save her life. You looked at Cheryl and then back at Reggie. You leaned down and gave him the smallest hint of a kiss on the cheeks before gently removing his arms around you. You replaced yourself with a pillow and walked out of his house.

Hey Reg, i’m sorry.


Cheryl remained silent knowing full well what happened without you having to say a word. She was silent as she drove, she was silent as she watched you stare at nothing with your hair blowing in the wind with your silent tears, she was silent as she walked you to her room with your heart breaking at every step you took.

She took a fluffy white blanket and prepared you tea herself. As she entered her room she saw you sitting in front of her mirror. She placed the tea on the ground in front of you and wrapping you up with the blanket. She knew you needed space and that you would talk to her when you’re ready so she just sat beside you. And then, the first sob came.

“C-Cherry …”

“Oh darling,” she hugged you as you cried in her arms.

“It hurts so much …”

“I know, love. Just let it out.” She started rubbing her hands in your arms as you cried and cried until all that was left was your trembling figure and a cold tea.

“I almost told him y’know.”

That surprised Cheryl. She glanced at you at the mirror but you were just staring at your necklace that was given to you by Reggie for your eighteenth birthday. He worked so hard at Mr.Andrews the whole summer just to earn that necklace and even declined Cheryl’s offer to give him at least half the amount or his parent’s offer to just pay for it saying he needed this to come from just him.

“But now, it’s too late.”

“Hey,” Cheryl has had enough. She made you look at her. “It’s his loss. Not yours. You can get so much better than him.”

You nodded trying to stay strong but that only lasted for about five seconds before the tears started falling again. How you will face Reggie when school starts you will never know.


Cheryl tucked you in once more, making sure you get the most comfort in this time of tragedy. She checked her clock, 5:21. Oh shit.

It was almost time for Reggie’s morning run and with his crazy body clock he would’ve woken up by now. And when he wakes up and sees you gone with no explanation he will go ballistic.

She nearly dove for her phone and saw that she had 12 messages and 4 missed calls all from Reggie.

Before she could type in a response she received another call from Reggie which she accepted after breathing in and going out to her balcony where you won’t be disturbed.

“CHERYL! IS—“

“She’s with me.” It took everything in her not to reach out into the phone and strangle this fucking moron for thinking he had the right to hurt Cheryl’s (Y/N) like this. Cheryl knew it was not Reggie’s fault, heck, it wasn’t anybody’s fault but he is just so goddamn stupid and Cheryl wanted to slap the stupidity out his body just so he can see what is already in front of him. What he is losing.

Cheryl can almost see his confusion. “And why is that?”

Cheryl gritted her teeth wanting nothing more than to chew his goddamn ear off but knew it wasn’t her place. “I had a nightmare about Jason and freaked out. I called her.” She went for the one thing Reggie can’t say shit about. Was she a manipulative bitch? Yes. At least she wasn’t fucking stupid.

He sighed, probably calming down from his mini freak out.

You fucking deserve that you fucking asshole, Cheryl thought. She can’t let her mouth ruin what was left of Reggie’s and (Y/N)’s friendship. The one thing (Y/N) has spent her whole life protecting.

“Can I talk to her?”

I think the fuck not.

“She’s asleep. And she’ll be staying with me for the rest of the weekend in case I have any other dramatic episodes. Sorry, Reg.”

You’d probably be too busy fucking that tacky new girl anyway,you fucking –

Another sigh. “Okay, whatever. Tell her I’ll see her on Monday and I’llpick her –“

“I have a limo and a driver. We’ll see you there, fucktard.” Cheryl couldn’t help herself, she needed to insult him a bit or else she’s gonna explode. She ended the call before she can die of too much anger.

Nobody is going to make her best friend cry and not pay for it. Not even the great Reggie Mantle. She will teach Reggie Mantle a lesson for his life.


You have successfully ignored all of Reggie’s efforts of trying to talk to you, with the help of Cheryl, of course.

Texting and calling? Phone’s turned off.

Going to Cheryl’s house? A big ass gate and a few bodyguards.

Calling Cheryl? Not an option.

But you couldn’t hide in her house forever so you decided to get your ducks in a row and face the inevitable. Cheryl wanted to walk you to your first class but she was dragged to her responsibilities with the Vixens which she has ignored the whole weekend for you so you let her go with a promise you’d eat together at lunch.

As you walked towards your first class your books that were held tightly in your arms were suddenly taken from you. You thought it was another of those stupid pranks but you were greeted by the stare of the one person you planned to avoid today.

“Hey, pup.” He grinned. “Missed you this weekend.”

“Yeah, sorry.” You said too quickly as you started to walk faster which was proved pointless since your leg span was significantly different and did not lean into your advantage which caused Reggie to just block your way out.

“Not even a call? A text? Now I’m just jealous of Cheryl.”

“Sorry, Reg.” You sighed. “She was just really having a bad time.”

You felt bad for lying and you knew that Reggie knew that you were lying but Jason’s death is something he will never press knowing how much it affected Cheryl.

“Okay,” he said looking at you warily. “I thought you got mad at me or something. It felt like you were avoiding me.” He pouted and you couldn’t help but try to punch him in the chest. He, unfortunately, just took your fist and placed your palm on his neck, your thumb just touching his jawline.

For the love of God stop making me fall in love with you.

“Pops, this afternoon?” You were about to decline when he gave you that look That look you just couldn’t say no to. “If you ditch me again I’ll be mad at you.”

You chuckled. Too cute, Reg. Stop, please.

“What are you, five?” You asked raising an eyebrow at him.

He pouted even more if that’s possible. “I’ll not talk to you for like, for like five minutes.”

You both laughed. “Okay. I’ll meet you there after your practice, okay?”

“What? Why don’t you just wait for me at the gym? We can go together, it’ll be safer.”

And see you eye-fucking with your new Vixen girlfriend? I don’t think so. “Nah, I needed to help, Cheryl with some homework, anyway.”

Reggie groaned. “If Voldemort steals you from me any more than she does now I’m gonna go crazy.”

The school bell rang making you jump and Reggie chuckle. “Come on,” he said taking your hand in his.

God did your hands look perfect together.

“Let me walk you to—“ He was cut off by the one voice that can completely ruin your day, right now.

“Reg!” You stiffened, not by her voice. Nor by the fact that she used the nickname only a few special people were allowed to call Reggie. No, you felt your blood stop when Reggie quickly let go of your hand. As if it was a sin. As if you were a mistake. As if the one thing that was like breathing for the two of you became something very wrong.

But you realized, it is. It is a sin. You are a mistake. Because he has a girlfriend now. A girlfriend who is supposed to be the one who gets to hold his hands. A girlfriend he can kiss. A girlfriend he can love.

And it’s not you.

You are the bestfriend, and maybe it was time you act like one.

Reggie barely saw you slip away as he turned his full attention to Veronica. “Hey, babe.”

“Hey,” Veronica accepted his hug with open arms before smiling up at him.

“I missed you.” Reggie grinned at her by which she just rolled her eyes.

“You saw me yesterday, babe.”

“Still.” Reggie gave her nose a peck.

“Well, if you missed me that much then maybe we should just skip school today, huh.” She said, raising her eyebrows up and down which made Reggie laugh.

“Can’t babe.” As tempting as it was Reggie shook his head. “I promised (Y/N) I’m not skipping school this whole school year so I could pass the college we both agreed to go to.”

Veronica couldn’t help her scowl. There it was again. Fucking (Y/N). Reggie had been running his mouth off with stories of her the whole day yesterday. She gets that they’re inseperable but there had to be limits, right?

“Oh, speaking of which,” Reggie suddenly remembered her bestfriend but frowned when, unlike usual, she wasn’t safely tucked behind him.

“What?” Veronica, too, looked behind him.

“Oh nothing, I guess she left.” Reggie looked confused, looking out in the hallway. “Sorry, she’s usually behind me so I thought she was still there.”

Veronica shook her head. She really wasn’t ready to meet her greatest competition too. “Y’know what, if I can’t steal you this morning. Maybe a few hours after school?”

“Ron, I—“

“Mantle,” she pouted. “I’m your girlfriend now and contrary to popular belief I actually want to spend time with you. Please? Just a few hours?”

Reggie weighed his chances. “Two hours, after that I’m taking you home.”

Veronica gave out a small ‘yey’ before wrapping her arms around Reggie’s neck and giving him a kiss. “I’ll see you later!” she screamed, which echoed around the hallway.

Reggie laughed. Everything was perfect, right now. He has a bright future, an amazing girlfriend, and even better friends.

God he loved his life.

He had no fucking clue on the storm coming his way.

He turned around to walk towards his first class when he saw Cheryl with her hands crossed and that eerie blank face in the middle of the hallway.

“What?” he asked knowing whatever unpleasant thoughts she was having right now, it was directed towards him. “Mad I got a girlfriend before you got a new boy toy, Cher?” he joked.

Reggie almost missed the small smirk that formed in her otherwise emotionless face. The clack on her heels was the only noise that can be heard in the hallway and as she stopped in front of Reggie he noticed he was already holding his breath.

“I’m gonna warn you only once, Mantle,” she spoke softly, as if holding herself back. “Keep what is dearest to your heart,” she pointed a long red nail in her chest, where his heart was supposed to be, unnecessarily hard. “Close to you.” She looked up at him through her lashes before she crossed her arms again.

“Because if there is one thing you should learn from me it’s that you never knew how, when, and to who you might lose them to.”

And just like that she was gone. Just like Reggie’s certainty.

Becoming an adult is more of an elusive, sort of abstract concept than I’d thought when I was younger. I just assumed you’d get to a certain age and everything would make sense. Bless my young little heart, I had no idea!
At 28, I can say that sometimes I feel like an adult and a lot of the time, I don’t. Being a Millennial and trying to adult is wildly disorienting. I can’t figure out if I’m supposed to start a non-profit, get another degree, develop a wildly profitable entrepreneurial venture, or somehow travel the world and make it look effortless online. Mostly it just looks like taking a job that won’t ever pay off my student debt in a field that is not the one that I studied. Then, if I hold myself to the traditional ideal of what it means to be an adult, I’m also not nailing it. I am unmarried, and not settled into a long term, financially stable career. Recognizing that I’m holding myself to an unrealistic standard considering the economic climate and the fact that dating as a Millennial is exhausting, it’s unfair to judge myself, but I confess I fall into the trap of comparison often enough. Sometimes because I simply desire those things for myself, and sometimes because Instagram.
My ducks are not in a row, they are wandering.
—  Maria Eleusiniotis

what the descendent signs hate in other people (themselves)

Aries descendent♈/♎: there is more to life than being strong and getting things done on our own. it’s ok to rely on others and be seen as someone accepted and likeable. it doesn’t make you less of a person. compromise is key. most never heard of it. their happiness is mine too.

Taurus descendent♉/♏ : people are over indulgent and lazy. they will never realise anything cause they’re too busy feeding their senses and pleasures. they are victim of their own habits and ways. sometimes shit needs to hit the fan.

Gemini descendent: ♊/♐everyone seems so distracted with media. you’re all busy on your phones and arguing about miniscule things. none of this shit matters. no one wants to talk about the bigger questions of life. i want to know what’s out there beyond my small circle of friends.

cancer descendent:♋/♑ people seem to be so emotionally responsive, but we would all be better off if we kept our emotions to ourselves.keep that shit at home. i dont need anyone to kiss my wounds.

Leo descendent: ♌/♒people seem really self centered and dont realise theyre stepping all over others. if you took the time to understand them maybe you would step off your pedestal. most people are missing the point. no one is better than anyone. we’re all beautiful in our own way.

Virgo descendent♍/♓: everyone seems so obsessed with pleasing eachother. i will not sacrifice my truth to be accepted because i already accept myself. no one can tie me down and put me in a box. love shouldnt be conditional and confined in a box anyway. structure and rules are so lame.

Libra descendent♎/♈ : why would i waste my energy on people who don’t get me ? other people seem so caught up in what others think of them while im way ahead because i learned to let that shit go. i know who I am. anyone who has a problem w that can gtfo. bye Felicia!

Scorpio descendent♏/♉: y'all need to find some middle ground. life is too short to be so tense and upset about something all the time. it’s not good for your health to freak out like that !! relax dont worry, have some coffee and a cigarette. put on your favorite movie and cuddle with your dog. while everyone around me is falling apart im over here finishing what I said I would…like years ago. but im getting there. stop beating your own self up guys jeez.

Sagittarius descendent♐/♊ : so much can be resolved if we just communicate and articulate carefully what we need to say. people are often committed to their beliefs to the degree of ruining relationships. that is just crazy. why not take the easy way out, not out of laziness, but for convenience. people are too passionate about silly things. learn to have a sense of humor and play!! a lot of people are way too serious. anything can be learned through a book.

Capricorn descendent♑/♋: why do people really want success? everyone is so concerned with their image ,but how does your home look when you come home? everyone is focused on their future but now is important too. being comfortable and having time to care for yourself seems obvious. other people are so demanding and deliberate. but they don’t pick up on the subtle changes happening in the room. i make people feel at home because the world can be harsh.

aquarius descendent♒/♌ : I’ve learned that in order to get anywhere , you have to be amazing. being amazing is something i can’t help. i dont know why god made me this way , but here I am. I’m here to be seen and noticed by what I can do. everyone seems so detached and distant. Not everyone can light up a room,but they should learn to. it would make the world a better place.

pisces descendent♓/♍:dont be wishy washy. make very clear distinctions people, or nothing will get accomplished. i can see why people want to rely on something beyond and sometimes i do as well. but if you would just fix your ways and get your ducks in a row you wouldn’t need to meditate and cry so much. get it done. chop chop.

Ducks in a Row (WinterIron)

For @kaci1ynn and @ajanamyth
This turned out a little different from both of your prompts, but I hope you guys like it!
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Nobody thought anything about it when Tony returned to the tower holding a basket full of eggs.

The guy did random things all the time and they had all learned to keep their side eyeing to a minimum and just let him be. For all his quirks, Tony was still the best person most of them had ever known, so things like carrying a basket full of eggs around? Not even worth blinking about.

It got a little weirder when Clint announced he was hungry and thank God Tony had brought eggs– because Tony exploded into a yelling fit about how if Clint even so much as looked at his eggs and felt the slightest bit hungry Tony was going to rig his arrows with stink bombs and make sure Clint couldn’t go anywhere without someone commenting on how badly he smelled.

“Tony.” Natasha, who was trying hard not to laugh at the shock on her boyfriends face, motioned towards the basket. “Why can’t Clint eat those eggs?”

“Because they are duck eggs!” Tony nearly shrieked. “I saved them and they are mine!”

“Steve.” Sam elbowed the Captain. “So… are we going to have pet ducks now?”

“You know I don’t know.” Steve said tiredly, rubbing his face. “You know I only tell Tony what to do on the field. I have no control over his shenanigans in the Tower. If he wants to raise ducks…that’s fine.”

“You’re damn right that’s fine.” Tony sniffed before sweeping out the door dramatically.

“Do you really think he would mess with my arrows?” Clint asked nervously and Natasha sent him a pointed glare.

“Don’t test him, because if you think I’m letting you into my bed smelling like a stink bomb, you are mistaken my love.”

“Rude.” Clint muttered. “Sam, you wanna go for a run? Or maybe go get some where that I can actually eat the eggs without fearing for my life?”

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Do you remember the last time that we were here? Standing right around in this spot? It was right in the beginning, before we really knew each other. I was trying to get away from you, because you were irritating me. And you chased me down, and you caught up to me. I said to you, “Listen, I just have to get all my ducks in a row, right?” And then you said to me… I can be a duck! Yeah. You know, we have been chasing each other for a long time. We’ve been chasing each other through wars and serial killers and ghosts and, you know, chasing you has been the smartest thing that I have ever done in my life. And being chased by you has been my greatest joy, but now we don’t have to chase each other anymore because we caught each other.