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It was the only lullabye Sam ever got

Other than Dean humming Journey or CCR

It was the sound of rubber rolling over cracked pavement

And Baby purring through her gears

That lulled him to sleep.

Dean learned to drive her at twelve

On a long stretch of deserted desert road

Somewhere between Vegas and Bumfuck, Arizona

He had to sit on a duct-taped phone book to get the clutch on the floor

But it was good for hasty exits 

And getting John home from the bar.

When the light struck just right

They could still the imprint of Sam’s algebra homework in the vynil of the dash.

The first time Sam got drunk he was fourteen

And had just ganked the ghost of a six year old girl

He threw up the tequila next to the left front tire

Dean’s hand warm on his back.

The car smelled like road dust and gasoline fumes and leather and greasy fries

It was the place they ran when hunts turned bad

Safety painted satin black.

They slept across the seats on short summer nights

As secure in Baby as most people feel tucked in their beds

In another time Sam and Dean could have been pirates

And Baby their ship

Or knights and Baby their destrier

A brave and loyal steed, a veteran in her own right.

To the Winchesters that car was safety

and freedom

and family

and home

Trapped in a steel frame and leather bench seats. 

They didn’t need the white picket fence and red front door

They had Baby

And that was enough.

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Band Of Brothers 15th Anniversary

Episode 3. CARENTAN
[16 Sep. 2001]

With the semester ending for most people I just wanted to say to everyone suffering a physical or mental illness, I’m really proud of you for finishing the semester. Schooling is impossibly hard with chronic illness.

And for those who were unable to, I’m still proud. Doing your best is more than enough.

Semi-Hiatus

Hello everyone! As you can probably guess from the title of this post I am going on a semi-hiatus. The next two weeks are going to be very busy for me as it is the end of the semester and I have a lot of final papers to write and exams to study for. So I’m taking a little break from the blog. 

I will still continue to post submissions in the queue as I can (it is empty right now, sadly) but I will not be taking any new submissions. I want to keep the ask open so I can continue to answer questions people have or just chat about some of the wonderful HCs, but please don’t submit anything. If I see a lot of people are ignoring that, I will have to close the ask.

Thank you for understanding and I hope everyone has an amazing day.

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“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”- Arnold Schwarzenegger. Today I found myself thinking back to where I was a year ago when I was going through one of the hardest periods of my life. I could barely make it through workouts without crying and the thought of going back to school and having to face my literal demons filled me with so much dread and anxiety, but I went, and fought against inner turmoil each day and ended up having my best semester ever academically. Now a year later I feel the strongest I’ve ever felt mentally, I’ve overcome so much more than I could have imagined and I feel like I’m capable of handling anything life throws at me It’s truly possible to rebuild yourself from the bottom up, you just have to keep fighting for it everyday!💪🏼

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So, one of my professors this semester is 78 years old and perhaps has the most spirit I’ve seen in any human being to be honest. The very first day of class he went on a brief rant that went something like this: “you’re all special and you all are extremely talented whether you know it or not. You may not be fantastic in this class but I know in my heart that you’re special at something and you’re special to someone. This semester I care very little about academics but more importantly I care about you, my students. I want to help you find what you’re passionate about and truly understand the talents you possess. If you don’t think you’re special, I promise I will make it my duty to make you feel special by the end of this semester.” I was blown away honestly. He had said, in a few quick sentences, what we all want to hear (but don’t) from our family members, friends, and other loved ones. So basically, take the advice of my professor and remember that you are special!!! Go out there and engage in what you love, and most importantly love yourself.

Big Words

Pairing: Spencer Reid x Reader

You’re a child prodigy like Spencer. This is how you both met in CalTech for the first time.

A/N: So I wrote this series years ago as part of a writing challenge involving big words. So each part is gunna be associated with a word. Hope you enjoy it!

PHILODOX – Person in love with his own opinions, who loves to hear himself talk

 

Being smart had its pros and cons. Admission into CalTech University at age 15 was a definite pro. Having the social skills of an intellectual recluse was a probable con. But who needed friends when you had your books, correct?

Yeah, sometimes you weren’t entirely convinced yourself.

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That beautiful moment at the end of the semester, when you feel guilty for watching Netflix until you realize there is nothing you’re procrastinating. It’s all turned in.