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ISU World Team Champ - Team Japan skated to the lead on day one of the ISU World Team Trophy in Figure Skating, edging Russia by a tie breaker. Both teams have 44 points. Team USA follows in third at 43 points. 

Strong performances by Shoma Uno, Mai Mihara and Wakaba Higuchi helped Team Japan to take a narrow lead. Uno won the Men’s Short Program with a personal best score of 103.53 points.  Russia was able to rely on their Ladies. World Champion Evgenia Medvedeva set a new record score of 80.85 points in the Short Program, two-time European silver medalist Elena Radionova finish second in the Ladies Short Program (72.21 points).

Standing After Men, Ladies and Ice Dance Short Program

1) Team Japan & Team Russia 44

3) Team USA 43

4) team China 32

5) Team Canada 31

6) Team France 19

Ice Dance SD Results

  1. Chock / Bates USA
  2. Weaver / Poje CAN
  3. Bobrova / Soloviev RUS
  4. Wang / Liu CHN
  5. Muramoto / Reed JPN
  6. Lauriault / Le Gac FRA

Ladies SP Results

  1. Evgenia Medvedeva RUS
  2. Elena Radionova RUS
  3. Mai Mihara JPN
  4. Gabrielle Daleman CAN
  5. Wakaba Higuchi JPN
  6. Ashley Wagner USA
  7. Xiangning Li CHN
  8. Karen Chen USA
  9. Zijun Li CHN
  10. Alaine Chartrand CAN
  11. Laurine Lecavalier FRA
  12. Mae Berenice Meite FRA

Men SP Results

  1. Shoma Uno JPN
  2. Nathan Chen USA
  3. Boyang Jin CHN
  4. Mikhail Kolyada RUS
  5. Jason Brown USA
  6. Patrick Chan CAN
  7. Yuzuru Hanyu JPN
  8. Chafik Besseghier FRA
  9. Kevin Aymoz FRA
  10. Tangxu Li CHN
  11. Maxim Kovtun RUS
  12. Kevin Reynolds CAN
Would You Drop by the Afterlife on Your Way Back? Part 2 (Final)

Previous

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The two finally went to the Sun division, the check up and recovery processes passing faster than Xanxus expected.

It was all Sawada’s fault, Xanxus had gathered from the dissatisfied muttering of the motherhenning Suns, complaining about Sawada Harmonizing with Xanxus just to get him up to snuff.

Which, actually, threw Xanxus for a loop, he knew about Skies Harmonizing with other Elements but he never heard of Skies Harmonizing with other Skies.

The soul reaper doing a final check up (after he kicked out a jittery Sawada, to ‘avoid distractions’) apparently understood Xanxus’ silent dilemma and sighed before putting away his pen and papers, “It’s Tsuna’s special skill. Did anyone mention him being one of our Sector’s best Skies at handling Harmony? He is. It’s why he gets sent out to get people like you, stuck in the ice.” He then ushered Xanxus towards the door, “Now, beat it, kiddo, no one here is in the mood to deal with a jittery Tsuna, he’s susceptible to burning things down. Take him to see Ricardo-sama or Lavina’s little brat, he may calm down.”

When Xanxus exited the examination room, Sawada tugged him and urged him to follow, “We’ll go see Ricardo. I don’t know what Daniela has planned, but whatever it is, we’ll need Ricardo in the know. He’s very good with clean and cover ups.”

Luck was on their side and they met Ricardo just outside the Sun division.

Or, actually, luck may not have been on their side as Ricardo looked worried, “Do you have any idea what Daniela is planning? She just snatched up her three kids and the four of them have been discussing Things with Elena. Elena is giggling. I repeat, Elena is giggling.

“I don’t know!” Sawada threw his hands in the air before stuffing them into his mane of hair.

Ricardo raked his hand through his hair, “I’ll go get paperwork ready for any possible emergency that may crop up.”

Sawada launched himself at Ricardo and held his hands between his, “If I didn’t know exactly how much you wouldn’t want it, I’d have staged a rebellion, kicked the captain out and declared you the new captain.”

Ricardo shook his head, “Tsuna, I thought we talked about this.”

Sawada deflated, “Yeah, I know, no more overthrowing your father just to instate his second seat as captain.”

“I have to go, Daniela is coming over. Keep me posted, all right?”

Sawada nodded.

Nonna walked up to them with a particularly vicious grin, “Xanxus. We’d like your help.”

Xanxus knew better than to deny his grandmother.

And clearly, Sawada knew to stay the fuck out of her business, evidenced by how he crept away from the two of them.

“Oh. No, you don’t.” Nonna’s arm shot out and her hand latched onto Sawada’s shoulder with a vice-like grip, “We’d like your help, too.”

Sawada whimpered; Xanxus did not blame him.

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Elena was a devastatingly smiling beauty who’d be right at home bonding with Lussuria.

And then she opened her mouth and spoke, driving in the need to be thankful that there was no she was in contact with Mammon deep into Xanxus, “We’ll be invading his dreams.”

Xanxus would be an asshole and petulantly ask whom she was referring to, but he was surrounded by his brothers and grandmother, all of which were deceased. And with him in the equation, they were all connected to one person whom they could possibly have a reason to torment in his dreams.

His dear 'father’.

Elena waved a hand, “You know that idea about seeing your dead family in your dreams? You get to have payback and possibly also convince him to free Xanxus. Two birds, one stone.”

Elena and Nonna high-fived each other.

“Now, let’s get to it. Tsuna, be a dear and get us there,”

Sawada murmured from where he was standing next to Xanxus and his three siblings, “I’m one hundred and fifty three years old. I outrank Daniela and I shouldn’t let her boss me around like th-”

Tsuna.

“Alright! Alright!”

Sawada’s shoulders slumped and he stepped forward before he repeated the process Xanxus witnessed before to open the same portal he did before inside Vongola HQ.

“There!” Sawada gestured towards the portal, then he crossed his arms and pouted.

Elena and Nonna stepped through, Nonna snatching Tsuna with her on her way. Federico smiled helplessly as he followed, accompanied by a smirking Massimo and a snickering Enrico, who tugged Xanxus with them.

Surrounded by his brothers and following his grandmother, Xanxus’ tense shoulders relaxed for what felt like the first time since Federico was declared dead.

After they stepped out of the portal into a corridor Xanxus recognized as one being near the Ninth’s quarters, what Sawada had said before about people being unable to see them slammed back into the forefront of his mind, helped along by the sight of Visconti bypassing them without a glance in their direction.

“Let’s go!” Elena tore down the corridor with disturbing confidence, Nonna and Xanxus’ brothers not far behind her.

Sawada sent a helpless look at Xanxus who shrugged and followed after his family, confident that Sawada would follow.

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The ninth was lying in bed when they entered his bedroom. The occasional tremor wracked his frame, his fingers twitching and his eye brows furrowing faintly.

Xanxus wondered what he was dreaming about to make him act that way in his sleep.

Nonna halted next to him with an inscrutable look on her face, before it was replaced with a steely look and she nodded in Elena’s direction.

The group gathered around the bed in a circle, sans Sawada who climbed onto it and crawled close to the Ninth.

“Alright, Tsuna, work your magic.”

Sawada nodded, his amber eyes sliding into a glowing orange color.

Xanxus, realizing that Sawada was about to Harmonize with the Ninth, focused his attention on him to see him at work (he hadn’t seen it properly at the Sun division and his curiosity was nearly killing him).

Sky flames burst into life on Sawada’s forehead, spreading down his arms and snaking upwards from his shoulders into the air.

The flames then branched into web-like patterns, expanding throughout the room and beyond. Xanxus could feel the Harmony wrap around him and the others, could feel it reaching outside of the room and shooting down corridors, snatching up anyone in its path into its web with no one other than the spirits being the wiser. The flames reached outside Vongola HQ and engulfed it completely.

“Ready whenever you are,” Sawada spoke, voice deep and emotionless.

Elena strode forward, the ring she wore glowing with Mist flames as she trailed her hand across the bed sheets, over the Ninth’s shoulder, neck and face, her fingers stopping in mid-air, hovering above the Ninth’s forehead.

And then her fingers descended.

Once she made contact with the Ninth, her flames embraced them from where Xanxus didn’t notice they were surrounding them.

The flames tugged them forward, helped along with Sawada’s Sky flames.

There was a burst of light, and they were falling.

They were falling, falling through smoke and lights, through fire and ice, through water and clouds, until they weren’t falling anymore.

Their landing was gentle; their new surroundings recognizable; they were standing inside the room Xanxus had confronted the Ninth in.

The room was empty except for Xanxus, Nonna, Enrico, Massimo, Federico and the Ninth.

The Ninth was kneeling on the floor; there was a pool of blood in front of him.

Nonna walked towards him, her clothes changed from the soul reaper uniform to her old red suit, her heels clacked on the floor, causing the Ninth to whirl around and face her.

His blank expression melted away into one of shock.

“Timoteo,” Nonna spoke, her voice reverberating through the place, her tone was flat.

The Ninth stiffened, his eyes moving from her to Xanxus and his brothers (who were all surrounding him), and back again before settling on Xanxus.

The Ninth paled.

The dream space shifted, and Xanxus’ body encased in ice slipped into being between the Ninth and Nonna.

If it was possible, the Ninth paled even more.

“Your own son, Timoteo.” Nonna’s voice was like thunder.

The room shook and the five spirits slipped away from the dream.

Back in the Ninth’s room, Elena observed each of them carefully before removing her hand from the Ninth’s forehead.

Nodding her head at Sawada, she stepped away from the bed.

Sawada took a deep breath and gradually retracted his flames. When he was finished, he hopped away from the bed.

The moment Sawada stepped away, the Ninth started shaking, his flames fluctuating.

Mere moments later, the Ninth jolted awake at the same time his door was kicked down as his guardians flooded the room.

“Timoteo?” Ganauche neared his boss, carefully sweeping the room for any signs of danger, his gaze passing over the spirits in the room more than once without noticing them.

The Ninth rushed out of his bed, stumbling over his feet as he grabbed his cane. He speed-walked, almost running, out of the room.

The spirits followed him alongside his guardians.

They ended up in front of a door very familiar to Xanxus.

The door opened, revealing the same room they were just inside in the Ninth’s dream. Except this time, it was Xanxus’ frozen body lying in-wait for them.

“Your rings!” The Ninth barked, walking up to the ice and holding out his hand with the Vongola Sky ring. The guardians seemed to hesitate for a moment before they followed the Ninth’s command and stepped up to the ice, reaching towards it with hands adorned with the Vongola rings.

In-unison, the seven lit their rings.

Fire burned strongly on top of each ring, and next to each ring-bearer, a specter formed, taking the form of each ring’s respective first holder: Vongola’s first generation.

Xanxus didn’t have time to react to the Mist specter taking Elena’s form (instead of the expected Deamon Spade) as Sawada nudged him, telling him to brace himself before he walked towards the ice as well, his flames bursting out and encompassing him like a cloak.

Sawada stepped up next to the Ninth and held his hands to the ring, causing the fire burning on the ring to grow into a great column of flames.

And then the ice started melting.

Massimo’s hand landed on Xanxus shoulder, tightly squeezing it before letting go to give Enrico and Federico the space to tightly hug Xanxus. After the hug was finished, Nonna walked up to him and held his face in her hands, her eyes staring deeply into his, before she kissed him on the forehead.

Then the ice was melted completely, Xanxus’ body dropping out of it and into the Ninth’s hold; Xanxus felt his chains’ rattling ring in his ears as they tightened around him and pulled him towards his body.

Heaviness settled around his form, weighing him down, making him feel almost like drowning. He tried to struggle but Sawada touched him and his form went limp.

And then everything faded to black.

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Everything was a mess.

Xanxus sighed explosively and scrubbed a hand down his face, ignoring the faint tremors in his fingers, the moment he was alone in his office.

Only a day had passed since he woke up, his body having been removed from the ice only a few hours before he regained consciousness.

He’d steamrolled his way into his office in Varia HQ, ignoring the protests of the resident motherhens (Squalo naturally being the loudest) over him needing to rest more before he returned to his work.

The events of the previous day would have felt like a wild hallucination, had Xanxus not been feeling the lingering effects of Sawada’s flames fighting against the ice-induced coldness and numbness in his body.

And there was also the matter of his silent observer, going unnoticed by all but Xanxus.

Given that Xanxus was the only one inside the office, he took the chance to question the only other person in the room, “Oi, trash. Weren’t you supposed to go unseen by living people?”

Sawada stepped up to Xanxus’ desk, acting casually as if he didn’t reek of flames and his eyes didn’t hold the faintest glow of orange, and he shrugged, “Normally, yes, but you’re still Harmonized with me and you’re a special case. Your soul is still not settled in properly. Plus-” Sawada’s hands went inside the folds of his clothes and took out some papers, “-remember what Ricardo said about preparing paperwork for any possible outcome?” Sawada put down the papers on the desk, “This is official permission to grant you access to your spiritual abilities, which you unlocked after your 'out of body’ experience. At least enough to see us and be able to interact with us. Plus permission to share certain topics with you.”

Xanxus scowled down at the papers as he scrutinized them, “This has been signed by your fucking captain. Don’t you have any rules about living people being in contact with your Soul Society or something?”

“We do. But there are exceptions. And. Well.” Sawada scratched his cheek, “Mama and Cozart tag-teamed the captain. He can’t say no to them. I think mama was a little sad she didn’t get to have you over.”

“And why would she have me over?”

“You miraculously spent only an hour or so in Soul Society so you didn’t have to follow the rest of the procedures.”

“Which are?”

“We’d have spirits ejected out of their body go into hiding using an artificial body while we work out the logistics of how to handle extracting the body from the ice. As a matter of fact, I could have melted your body when I first came to get you, but I didn’t because one, my priority was your soul’s state, you needed to visit the Sun division to heal up before we got you back into your body without any backlash from the ice.

"And two, where would I have gone with your body if I did melt it? Sure, your soul would return to your body, but you would need days to wake up and your body would require care. My initial plan was to get into contact with the Varia and get them in on the plan without telling them about the soul-related specifics.

"Except Mammon needs copious amount of money for compensation and so I needed time.”

Xanxus’ scowl deepened, “And you just do all of that out of the goodness of your hearts?”

“Kinda?” Sawada grimaced, “It’s a repayment of sorts. The ice technique was created by our captain; think of it like taking responsibility for his actions.”

Xanxus dropped the papers and leaned back in his chair, “And you expected me to what? Play nice and stay with you just like that?”

“Oh no.” Sawada waved a dismissive hand, “We’d offer you jobs as a substitute until you got your body back.”

“A substitute.”

“Yeah. Those exist. Spirits of people who wander out of their body via astral projection usually do that. We get a lot of Mists working as substitutes as a result. Like Mammon. You can ask them about it. Or not. Mammon is Mammon.” Sawada shrugged helplessly, “And then there are those like you. We provide you with an artificial body that looks either quite older or younger than your actual age so that you can interact with people without arousing suspicion from those who know you as you, and we, figure out a way to get your body back.”

Silence stretched between them as Xanxus turned all of what Sawada said over in his head.

Some minutes later, he spoke, “And what do substitutes do?”

“They have nearly the same job as ours. Mainly the taking down corrupt souls and sending the still not corrupted ones to Soul Society. You don’t have to deal with any of the bureaucratic aspects, lucky you.” Sawada smiled wryly.

Xanxus decided to continue questioning Sawada, since he 'had permission’ already, it was better to milk the chance for all it was worth.

“What marks the corrupted souls as different?”

Sawada’s features blanked and his eyes glowed briefly, “It’s difficult to miss them. They are quite known in the criminal underground of the living world. Known and feared.”

That was when the door to the office banged open and Squalo briskly walked up to Xanxus’ desk with a huge scowl. He dropped the files he had with him on the desk.

“Shitty boss,” Squalo ground out, clearly still pissed about Xanxus returning to work so quickly, “Shit happened not too long ago.” He glared down at the files as if they personally offended him, “It seemed like a famiglia was taken down in short time a couple of hours ago. The Estraneo. Completely wiped out and their base burned to the ground-” Sawada suddenly grinned mirthlessly, his flames, burning underneath his skin, burned hotter, spreading an air of grim satisfaction, “-Vindice were on the scene.” Squalo scowled harder, “And Mammon-supported rumors have it that at least one of the Vindice guards was taken down by the mysterious assailant.

Sawada barked out a harsh laugh, his eyes glowing orange, “Elena had so much fun with them. Don’t worry, she’ll be paying Mammon with some bonding time.”

Squalo stormed out of the office while Xanxus flipped through the files, his mind reeling from the new information.

Sawada hopped onto the desk, eyes scanning the words before pointing his finger directly at the mention of the Vindice, “Like I said: known and feared.

Xanxus felt a wild laugh threaten to erupt from his throat. “Why are you telling me all of this? Is it just the permission?” Normally, he’d be more collected and careful, but he’d just been told by a person who looked like a teenager, but held an aura of someone ten times older and experienced, what the nature of the Vindice (the obscure, feared, revered jailors of the underworld) was.

Xanxus would be damned but he believed him.

Sawada leaned forward until he was nose to nose with Xanxus, “This is a personal request from Daniela; I’m here to ask you.” Sawada pulled out what looked like a badge with a flame depicted on it and a ring.

“Would you accept our job offer to work with us as a substitute?”

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End.

Would Xanxus accept or not?

Who knows… certainly not the author.

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Figure Skating Elements: Half Loop Combinations & Jump Sequences

A continuation of the basic jumps and triple-triple combinations posts. I highly recommend that you read those two before reading this one.

Quick review: In a jump combination, the landing edge of one jump is the takeoff edge of the next jump with no break in between. Since all jumps land on a back outside edge, under normal circumstances, the second or third jump in a combination is either a toeloop or a loop, since those are the only jumps that take off from a back outside edge.

Since the 2012-13 season, the ISU has allowed the half loop to be used in combinations. The half loop is a single-rotation, non-standard jump that takes off from a back outside edge and lands on the back inside edge of the opposite foot. It effectively allows the skater to “change feet” during the combination. If the skater rotates counterclockwise (as most do), this means that the half loop takes off from the back outside edge of their right foot and lands on the back inside edge of their left foot. This allows the skater to do a salchow (the most common choice) or a flip (rare) as the next jump in the combination, since those jumps take off from the back inside edge of the left foot.

On protocols, the half loop appears as “1Lo” and has the same base value as a normal single loop. It only counts for points if done in a combination. A half loop combo is considered a 3-jump combination; if a skater does a half loop combo in the free skate, they cannot do another 3-jump combination, since only one is allowed in the free program.

When badly done (sadly all too often), the half loop can easily look like a step-out or a mistake on a jump landing. The examples I’ve used here all have a triple as the last jump in the combination, but skaters can do doubles as well. The first jump in the combination can be any of the six standard jumps (toeloop, salchow, loop, flip, lutz, axel).

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Dreamingsnowflake’s Ultimate Asian Male Lead Ranking

As promised, I have done something I previously thought impossible and put together my favourite Asian Male Leads. However, suprisingly it wasn’t that difficult to pick the TOP10, though the standings are so damn close (except the number one).  All life-ruiners, every single one of them, so proceed with caution, especially if you are single because you just might end up being a spinster once you see this, You can pretty much deduce my favourite Asian female leads and OTPs (plus many others, but these would make the top of the list anyway, though I would have to make at least a TOP30) from them since they are almost identical, except the last one which would be up there if only the actress didn’t act like a 12 year-old to make up for her age. I didn’t include my second lead sydromes because they deserve a post of their own.

These characters own me and they all meet my sky-high expectations and requirements - dreamy, swoonworthy, broad shoulders, eyes that can melt you, men who would die for you,…

1) SEO JUNG HOO (Healer; Ji Chang Wook)

“The things I like: the sound of the camera shutter he makes. his big hands. smiling eyes. and big embraces. Things I hate: anything and everything that keeps me away from the things I like.”  - Chae Young Shin

HEALER-YAAAAAA! No one can ever beat Seo Jung Hoo EVER!

2) HUO QUBING WEI WU JI (Sound of the Desert, Eddie Peng)

It took 3 years before the Chinese censors allowed the adaptation of Da Mo Yao to air after changes to the title and names and during those 3 years Eddie Peng had to take all the hate from fans as not being good enough for HQB and how Huo Ge would have been such a better choice. Fast-foward to 2014-2015 and no one can imagine a more perfect Wei Wu Ji.

3) TAHWAN (Empress Ki, Ji Chang Wook)

THE PUPPY EMPEROR! The man who produced the most adorable baby in Kdramaland. Fascinating, brave, weak, loving, fucked-up,…doomed to be a second male lead by the writers, but the whole kdrama-viewing world fell in love with him, JCW’s inspired performance and his sizzling chemistry with HJW, that Tahwan defied the odds in the real world just like he did in the fictional world - he became the all-powerful Emperor who defeated all his enemies and protected his loved ones and finally won the love of the woman he loved above all else from the moment he met her. Hell, just before the drama premiered the writers published the book where Nyang tells Tahwan in his finally moments she never loved him but in the drama she proclaims her undying love for him - THAT AWESOME WAS HE! I MEAN I WATCHED AND RE-WATCHED 51 FREAKING EPISODES OF SAGEUK!!!

4) HOSHIKAWA TAKANE (From Five to Nine, Yamashita Tomohisa)

After 2 months of gushing over THE MONK WITH WHO WE FELL IN LOVE what can I add more -  GIVE US THAT SPECIAL, FUJI TV, OR THE FANDOM WILL RIOT!

5) DO MIN JOON (My  Love From Another Star, Kim Soo Hyun)

So alone and so perfect. It would be a noona romance if only the male lead wouldn’t be a 400+ years old alien. Kim Soo Hyun slays!

6) KAMIYA NAOKI (Buzzer Beat, Yamashita Tomohisa)

Probaly the most sane, normal, warm and real male lead from the bunch together with No.8.

7) LEE SUN JAE (Secret Love Affair, Yoo Ah In)

I’m a huge sucker for Noona and forbidden romances, so when I get a 20-year-old virgin piano prodigy in love with a 40-year-old married woman it’s Christmas for me.

8) LEE MIN SEOK (High School King, Seo In Guk)

My favourite high schooler! 

9) LEE SOON (Jang Ok Jung, Yoo Ah In)

“Watch carefully! The sky is about to fall on you.” - Lee Soon

And so it did! YAI was born for sageuk! The King and the love of of his life who died for him. JOJ was pure fiction, a delicious historical romance novel. And still the best bed scene in Kdramaland, ironically considering it’s a sageuk.

10) GU JUN PYO (Boys Over Flowers, Lee Min Ho)

For me LMH’s the most raw and the best performance -  I loved him in City Hunter and Faith but there was something special about GJP. For me he is the perfect Domyouji and that is against some strong competition.

Just below the TOP10: Male leads from City Hunter, Faith, Mary Stayed Out All Night, Kurosagi, Liar Game and You’re Beautiful

Gif sources: soosoosoohyun, herdys, elena-chan, shura, ji-chang-wook-for-you, albatrossfeathers, soompi

What I’d Give...

After spending the day trying to catch Elena up on everything she didn’t remember about them. All the things they did together. All the happy nights. All the sappy romantic dates they have ever been on.  All the adventurous thrills they had together. They ended up in front of Elena’s old house. They stood on the porch of what is now a house burn to crisp on the inside.

“What are we doing here, Damon?”

“Well, our little trip down memory lane couldn’t end without me taking you to the place I first kissed you now, could it?

“Damon, that wasn’t me. That was Katherine.”

“You remember that?”

“Yea, I remember that. What I don’t remember is ever kissing you on the this porch.”

“Well, I did… and you kissed me back.”

“Huh”  Elena sighed not as surprised at herself as she thought she would be.

“But that’s not really why I brought you here.” Damon said in almost a whisper. Caressing her face like he has done so many times before.

“Why then?” Elena asked as she wrapped her hands around his neck. Playing with his hair like she always does. 

“This house..” He pauses. Struggling with his words. Elena could see the turmoil in his eyes.

“You burnt it down because…amongst other things, it represented a life you didn’t have anymore.” 

Elena wasn’t comprehending. She gently grabbed hold to his face. 

“Damon, what are you saying?” 

Damon took her hands in his and lowered themEntwining his fingers in hers.

“One of the first things I ever told you when I first met you… was how I wanted to you to find everything you were looking for…Well…”

He lets go of her hands and take out a small box from his the inside of his jacket.

Elena steps back and tears immediately fill her eyes. She couldn’t believe what she was seeing. She could not fathom what was in front of her.

“The cure…? I thought there was only one.”

“Bonnie brought it back with her from 1994.”

Something about this felt familiar. Elena began to see blurred flashes of her getting ready for her birthday. She didn’t understand why. The tears suddenly stop and she looks up from the cure to Damon in a daze. Wide eyed.

Holding out the cure between them. Damon continues his explanation. 

“I wasn’t sure what I should do with it at first. But the other day you told me some things that made me realize that this is what would make you happy.”

“I thought you’d be happy to have it back”  The words echoed in Elena’s mind as a another blurred flash emerged. “I am happy”.

Standing in front of Damon with the cure between them. Elena shut her eyes. And the flashes became clear. 

“Don’t worry I’m not gonna lose it. At least not before the cake.
“It’s your party you can cry if you want to. Ah, Stefan. Such a pack rat.  I got you something. I know I promised not to buy you anything so don’t worry… I didn’t pay for it.”
“You stole it?”
“No…I  found it.”
My necklace. I thought I’d never see it again.”
“Alaric found it in his loft, thought you’d be happy to have it back.”
 “I am happy, Thank you.”
“You’re welcome.”
 “Can you?”
“Absolutely.”
“Shall we?”

Suddenly. A series a flashes rush through her mind. As if it was her whole life flashing before her eyes.

“That’s the Damon that is my friend.”
“I love you, Elena, and its because I love you that I can’t be selfish with you.”
“I can’t lose you. You won’t.”
“I’m here til the very end.”
“Why don’t you let people see the good in you? Because when people see good, they expect good…”
“You want a love that consumes you.”
I promise you, I will never leave you again.”
“I care about you Damon, which is why I have to let you go.”
“I would have saved you, in a heartbeat no question.”
“You saved me. Thank you.”
I don’t think I’ve ever seen you more alive.”
“…that what you felt for me is real. It is real.”
“I’m not sorry that I’m in love with you.”
“Because you are my life.”
“I’m choosing to let you go.”
“Because I love you. Then stop loving me! I can’t!”
“You and I, we’re messy and complicated but we’re real.”
“Because being around you drives me nuts, and not being around you drives me nuts.”
“Because I had a crappy day and I needed it. And because I thought I’d never see you again and I couldn’t think about a worse way to die.”
Damon, look at me. Do you see a future with me? Because that is all I see.”
“You lied to me.”
“Don’t leave me.”
“Please come back to me”
“Promise me this is forever.”
“I promise.”

“I want you to be happy, Elena. And I’d give anything to make that happen. If being human again can give you that then-”

 Elena stumbles backwards, nearing falling but Damon catches her before she hits the ground.

“Elena?” With her eyes still shut, Damon worries as he wipes away a newly formed tear.

“Damon…”  she says and more tears continue down her face.

“What happened?” he asked while he helps her up.

She doesn’t answer. She just kisses him. Letting it all in. All the memories they have shared together. All the happiness. All the love. Even all the pain. All the grief felt from losing him. The relief. That much needed relief she hasn’t been able to feel until right now. He made it back to her. And she’s finally truly made it back to him. When she finally broke from the kiss. She just looked into Damon’s eyes and smiled. Tears still rolling down her face.

“What was the for?” Damon asked, completely oblivious to what just happened.

“Promise me this is forever.” She said under her breath. Pulling him closer until his forehead rested on hers. 

Damon was slightly confused at first. Looking at her as she looked up at him with a smile. His confused look transformed into sheer happiness as he finally understood what that smile meant. He didn’t even have to question it. He just knew. 

“I promise.” He says simply. And kisses her as vigorously as he did that night in the rain. 

Forgetting the reason why he brought her there to begin with.

ISU Grand Prix Final - Marseille - Schedule

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8 December

14:05 Junior Dance - Short Program

15:20 Junior Men - Short Program

16:25 Junior Pairs - Short Program

17:40 Junior Ladies - Short Program

19:00 Opening Ceremony

19:45 Senior Pairs - Short Program

21:10 Senior Men - Short Program

9 December

15:45 Junior Dance - Free Program

17:05 Junior Ladies - Free Program

19:05 Senior Dance - Short Program

20:20 Senior Pairs - Free Program

21:45 Senior Ladies - Short Program

10 December

14:00 Junior Men - Free Program

15:20 Junior Pairs - Free Program

16:45 Senior Dance - Free Program

19:00 Senior Ladies - Free Program

20:20 Senior Men - Free Program

nemesis729  asked:

Klaroline: "I'm at an anime convention with my friends and we're dressed like the Sailor Scouts. for some reason, you can't tell the difference between Sailor Moon and Sailor Jupiter." (Secondary ships: Kalijah and Rebenzo) I can see Elena as Sailor Moon, Katherine as Sailor Mars, and Caroline as Sailor Jupiter (or Sailor Venus).

Written by one of our new guest writers @wanderlust-in-nyc

A/N: I watched the Japanese anime of sailor moon, not the American version. The part where Caroline is walking is based on something that actually happened to my friend at a con!


Codename: Sailor V

Caroline adjusted her white gloves as she followed Katherine and Elena onto the convention floor, the rest of her friends bringing up the rear. She was excited that they were able to coordinate their costumes this year even if it wasn’t a complete set. Caroline sighed at her bickering friends as their voices grew louder, catching the attention of passersby.

“I don’t get why I can’t be Usagi!” Liv yelled, placing her hands firmly on her hips.

“Why should you get to be Usagi?!” Luke yelled back.

“You don’t have the right hair, and besides, I’m the one who got Tuxedo Mask!” Elena said.

“I’m blonde! You’re not!” Liv said.

“I’m blonde too!” Luke said.

“Well, Damon will only be Tuxedo Mask if I’m Serena!” Elena argued.

“It’s Usagi-chan!” Luke and Liv snapped at the same time.

Caroline rubbed her temples and sighed. What was supposed to have been the Sailor Scouts was turning into a complete nightmare.

Luke and Liv stormed off and Bonnie left, stating she wasn’t going to dress up as a cat just because she was Wiccan. Throughout, Katherine laughed, watching from the sidelines.

Elena dressed up as Sailor Moon, but couldn’t help complaining about the wig itching. Damon dressed up as Tuxedo Mask without any issues, surprisingly. Katherine was Sailor Mars and Caroline Sailor Venus.

“Can I just name the million other places I would rather be right now?” Stefan said.

Caroline looked over at Stefan, who was dressed as Artemis the white cat, friend of Sailor Venus.

“No one said you had to come. Bonnie said no and she left,” Caroline pointed out.

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