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War

Originally posted by darlinglostcrank

This is the fifth part of halfway. Reader puts herself at risk by getting closer to Bellamy even though he is sick. This is a bit of a longer one. 

Let me know if you want to be tagged in the next part of this or any of the other stories I write. Thanks :)

Reader X Bellamy Blake

Warnings: None I don’t think? 


I wake up laying on something warm yet firm. Opening my eyes the first thing I see if a chest. A bare chest. I yawn blinking the sleep from my eyes to realize I was laying on Bellamy’s shoulder. Halfway tucked into his neck.

“Stop moving you kick like a horse.” He mumbles making me realize he is awake.

To comfortable to move I smile softly.

“Have you ever been kicked by a horse?”

“…No…” He says earning himself a soft giggle from me.

“Then how do you know I kick like one?”

“Shut up.” He mumbles again.

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All in one chocolate cake.

@the-david-ten-inch and other people that were asking me, this is my all one on quick chocolate cake recipe. I tried to get my pictures to upload but I’m having some technical difficulties so I’ll need to come back to it later when I’m not all pain medicated.

Basic chocolate sponge:

I like this mix, whether I am making a tiered cake, brownies or a swiss roll, it makes for a really rich and moist cake that’s easy to handle.

What you’ll need:

  • 225g plain flour
  • 350g fine white sugar
  • 85g cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ baking soda
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 250ml milk
  • 250ml boiling water

Also two, 8inch round cake pans work best for these exact measurements.

Method:

Preheat oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4 and lightly grease your tins. I like to use butter but whatever you normally use is good too.

Place all of your ingredients into a large bowl. Literally all of them, just go for it, your flour, sugar everything listed up there except for the boiling water which comes later. Beat it all together (either by hand or by machine, doesn’t matter) until it’s smooth, at which point you should start to add in your boiling water a little bit at a time. Don’t worry if it turns your mixture to just straight up chocolate scented water, it’s supposed to. Divide it evenly between your cake pans—don’t worry about getting any air bubbles out of it—and bang it in your preheated oven for 25-35 mins, or until a test stick comes back clean. (The way you test a cake is either by sticking a toothpick or a knife into the middle, and if it comes back clean with no goopy mixture sticking to it, you’re good. Also the cake should spring back to touch)

Remove from the oven and leave them to cool completely inside the tins. Once they’re cooled pop them out of the tins and leave them to cool further on a wire rack before decorating. You now have the basis for a chocolate sponge to do with what you want. A personal favorite in our house is to fill it with whipped cream and raspberries and dust the top with cocoa powder, or you can decorate it with a chocolate frosting mix.

Joy’s Chocolate Frosting:

300g of milk chocolate chips and 300ml of heavy whipping cream. That’s it.

Warm the cream over a gentle heat and gradually add the chocolate chips and mix until melted. Once most of it is melted, take it off the heat and whisk the mixture until smooth. It should also start to thicken during whisking, but if you’re struggling throw it into the refrigerator for 1-2 hours, you’ll have a thick spreadable chocolate frosting that you can use to fill the cake either on it’s own or with whipped cream, and use the rest to decorate the cake all over, using a flat knife or spatula to get even coverage.

If you use this frosting, keep the cake refrigerated for up to 2 days. Cover it with some foil to keep the cold air from drying out.

Happy baking <3

This has been a rough year. When all is said and done, I’d like to push 2014 out a window. I feel like I’ve been clawing my way out of a box the entire year. But here we are, near the end, and there’s light and open air and optimism. Even though this moving situation is driving me crazy, I’m thankful that we have a lovely apartment to move into. Even though packing up and selling the house has been tiring, I’m thankful we’ve had this house to call our home the last ten years. I’m thankful Todd found a new job and I’m thankful he’s healthy after three stints in the hospital in the past year. I’m thankful we’ve put some bad things behind us. I’m thankful we are able to move forward and I’m thankful we still have that solid ground underneath us. I’m thankful for my family, for their unwavering support, for their hand holding and hugs, for all the help and love. My mother, my father, my sisters, my children. Thankful for all of them. Thankful for everything. 

I’m thankful to have swam through murky waters and come up on the other side. A few months ago, I felt like nothing was ever going to be good again. I sat in the 3am darkness and wondered more than once what I’d have to be thankful for this year. When you’re in a dark period, it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. It’s hard to remember that there is still good all around you. I can see them better now, but the things I’m thankful for are mostly things I’ve had all along. I’m thankful to be seeing clearly again, to recognize those things and people in my life that make life worth living. 

I’m also thankful to all of you, for the support you’ve given us this past year, for the encouragement and friendship, especially during the times when Todd was in the hospital. Thank you for reaching out to us, for caring and for being such compassionate people. I’m lucky to know you and have you in my life. 

Pretty thankful to be feeling thankful. 

Happy Thanksgiving.