When Cat called with a shaking voice and a bit of a weary, desperate tone, Kara didn’t hesitate. She didn’t argue that she was no longer Cat’s assistant and she didn’t offer to pass the message off to Eve.
Instead, she apologized to Alex and Maggie, zipped to Cat’s penthouse to gather the requested items and landed in an alley behind the ambulance bay.
She didn’t stop at the reception desk, but instead made her way to the elevator and pressed 8. Oncology. The word stared at her from the elevator panel, filling her thoughts with worst-case scenarios and causing her stomach to clench unpleasantly.
She stepped off the elevator and found the nearest nurse’s station. She was just about to ask for assistance when a familiar voice called out to her from down the hall.
She spun and melted at the sight before her. Cat looked positively wrung out. Her linen pants and wrap shirt looked more comfortable than her usual attire, but it was rumpled and a bit out of place when contrasted to the dark circles that outlined Cat’s eyes and the red of her fingertips where she’d clearly been wringing them together for far longer than even she had realized.
“Miss Grant, hi. I’ve got everything you asked for.” She held up the duffel bag helplessly.
Cat nodded in answer and disappeared into a room. Kara followed.
Once inside the room, Kara found herself schooling her features and slipping back into assistant mode effortlessly. Don’t show emotion. Help Cat. Process later. She flashed a reassuring smile to the curly-headed boy in the bed, who looked up from his tablet and matched her grin.
I decided to write a soulmate au for today. I do have a different au planned for tomorrow’s au day, but this seemed appropriately fluffy. In this soulmate au, you taste whatever your soulmate eats/drinks.
“What’s for breakfast today, sweetheart?”
Marinette shook her head. “None today.”
Sabine tsked and set a bowl in front of Marinette. “That’s the third time this week. When you do find your soulmate, you really should try to talk them out of skipping breakfast so much.”
Marinette chuckled and poured some cereal for herself. “I’ll do my best, Mama.”
Nino smiled, halfway to school when he tasted the familiar cereal and milk his soulmate favored for breakfast. He regretted that he couldn’t share something with them this morning, but he’d overslept again, so he really couldn’t afford to do more than throw on some clothes and run out the door. Maybe tomorrow he’d grab something to go.
Predictably, Marinette arrived seconds before him. For someone who lived so close to school, she had a knack for running almost as late as him. She waved, and he returned the gesture while he hurried to his seat in the back of the classroom. He managed to sit seconds before their teacher turned to look at all of them, which meant he avoided another visit to the principal’s office.
“Good morning, class,” she began. “Today you’ll be working in pairs to complete a project due in one week.”
Chloe raised a hand to interrupt. “Do we choose our partners?”
“No, I’ve assigned random partners for this.”
The class let out a collective groan, and Nino was already dreading the possibility of being paired with someone who wouldn’t share the work equally.
“Alix and Max will be working together. Chloe, you’ll be with Juleka. Nino,” Nino perked up at the mention of his name, especially now that he knew he wouldn’t be working with Chloe. “You and Marinette will be partners.”
Marinette peeked back at him and smiled. He sank back in his chair, relieved. Marinette was one of the better students in class, which meant he could trust her to do a good job, and maybe, just maybe, this could end up being a good experience.
i have really dry skin, and i thought i’d just tough it out for winter, but it’s still here and it’s really hot n humid so IDK THIS IS MY LIFE NOW.
my skin is okay when i don’t have makeup on, but as soon as i put on any foundation of any kind i get patchy and gross and alligatory.
“just don’t wear makeup then, broegan!” i have scars on my skin from when i had bad acne a few years ago and i’m not confident enough to do that yet.
i’ve tried many different ‘dewy’ foundations, i’ve tried so many intense moisturizers, i am clueless when it comes to skincare. i am gonna try to get some fish oil tablets or something.
do you have any suggestions on how to get hydrated skin? when i put on moisturizer it just feels like it’s laying on the top on the flaky skin and not sinking in, and when i put on foundation it’s so dry.
any of your experiences are welcomed! thank you!!!?
Warnings: language, Groot cuteness, a lot of violence, mentions of death, other than that just the inference of sex
“Wooooow,” you said over exaggeratedly. Peter and the dealer
stopped talking to look at you. “You must really think we are desperate here.”
“This is a rare item. Not-“ You put a finger to his lips to
shut him up.
“Don’t insult me. I know what this item is worth. It is not
worth going three moon systems over to steal from a high security vault like
you’re suggesting to give you something you are only going to sell to some scum
I will have to hunt down later. That is way more exhausting than any supplement
“These promise power.” He seethed.
“I got plenty of power with or without.” You smiled cockily
before flipping the dealer over the counter. Just like that shots sprayed the air
as Peter knocked you to the floor.
“Hey, Y/N,” Sam calls from across the gym, “Put that down and come train,”
You look up from your laptop to see Sam, Steve, Natasha and Bucky nodding encouragingly at you. You’d been working for the Avengers for just over a week now, and the shock and awe was starting to subside. When you first arrived at the Tower, and met the heroes, you could hardly speak. You were so star struck. They were all so humble and they made you feel like a real part of the team.
There wasn’t much tech work for you to do at the moment, they didn’t have many missions coming up, but you insisted to continually scan for any whispers of Hydra or evil plans.
“I don’t know…” you drawl out. You had never been overly athletic, and the thought of fighting superheroes made you nervous.
“Come on,” Bucky whines, giving you a smile. Your heart races at the sight. You’d always heard about the infamous Winter Soldier and his brutality, but that was nothing like Bucky. You hadn’t gotten to talk to him much, your nerves always got the better of you.
Warnings: language, Groot cuteness, violence sometimes, other than that just some mentions of alcohol and the inference of sex
You sidled up to your target at the bar. It was disappointing
to see he was already drunk. This would make it easier to trick him despite he
was meant to be a trained assassin according to his file.
“Hey sweet thang? Are you interested in a refresher?” He
gestured to your glass.
“By all means.” You swooned passing the cup to him. You made
a mental note not to drink any of the contents since poisons were in his files.
This seemed like an excellent candidate for the particularly unsavory men you
had ready to transport him when a familiar face plopped down next to you. “No.”
Pairing: Platonic!Reader x Avengers Word Count: 1.6K Warnings: None?
A/N: This is one contains some plot points from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., so if you aren’t up to date, this might be a mild spoiler?? This is part 1 of 2 I don’t really love this one, but I can’t just scrap it, so here it is
Let me know what you think! (Or request something!)
Leaning back in your chair you rub your burning eyes, you really needed to rest. You’d just finished the enormous stack of paperwork that had been piling up in your office for the past week. It had taken you the better part of a day, but you finally got through it. Working for S.H.I.E.L.D., or what was left of it, wasn’t easy. Not only were you a scientist for Coulson’s team, but you were also a field agent; meaning that you had to work twice as hard as FitzSimmons, or Daisy. You reach for your coffee mug, while keeping your stinging eyes closed. You can’t seem to find your mug, you had sworn it was just in front of you; then you feel it slide into your outstretched hand. Immediately sitting up, you stare at your steaming mug in disbelief. You had never used your powers subconsciously before. In fact, you hadn’t really used your powers much at all. You had gotten the power of telekinesis only last month; you’d taken a fish oil tablet, and next thing you knew you were engulfed by a stone cocoon. Ever since you discovered these powers you had made sure not to show them to anyone. You didn’t want anyone to think any less of you, as an agent, just because you now had this, so called, gift.
You hear someone clear their throat from your office doorway and lock eyes with Nick Fury, “well, that’s new…” he says, looking to the mug you’re still gripping. Your stomach drops when you realised he must’ve seen you use your powers. You immediately jump to try and explain,
“Sir, Director Fury, I-”
“I’m not the Director anymore, Agent Y/L/N,” he cuts you off, but you ignore him,
“I… um, well… please don’t tell anyone,” you look at him, desperation and worry flooding your face
“Why not?” he cocks an eyebrow, “Daisy can help you utilise it, and-”
“I don’t want to be part of the Inhuman Taskforce,” Fury looks quizzically at you, “with all due respect, Sir. I’d rather prove myself as a regular agent. I don’t use this…” you look down at your hands, “… ever. Especially not in the field.”
Fury takes a moment to process what you had said, then walks into your office, “Okay, Y/N, you want a chance to prove yourself? Here it is,” he throws a stack of manila folders onto your desk. They all had ‘TOP SECRET’ stamped on them, along with ‘THE AVENGERS INITIATIVE’, “I’m assigning you to the Avengers. You’re both a great field agent and a great scientist,”
5:30pm - Jaxon’s bath time: I give him a bath early so he won’t be in the way of his sisters when they are about to take a bath.
6:00pm - Preparing Dinner: Around this time I am cooking dinner and Jaxon is usually “helping” me. Aiko, Shyanne, and Aeryn are back from dance and soccer practice. I usually tell them to go wash up for dinner.
6:45pm - Dinner Time: I always cook something different every night. That night, I cooked fish which I rarely cook. At the dinner table, no phones or tablets just conversation. We really don’t see each other during the week day so it’s great to have that conversation.
7:30pm - Play time: Around this time the girls and Jaxon play around. They would play with their toys or play video games. Also around this time, Lance and I take turns getting ready for bed.
8:00pm - Jaxon’s bed time: He usually gets upset and try to cry and stay up when I put him to bed but then he’ll just give up and go to bed.
9:00pm: The girls bed time: Their usually really tired anyways from their after school activities so they don’t get angry when I tell them that it’s bed time
And that’s our night. I would put Lance and I bed time but it usually varies. Sometimes at 11 other times it’s 2. We don’t have a set bed time lol.
Friend: Why does society have to care so much about what people weigh?
Me: It needs something to distract itself from the ever-present impending inhalation of humanity with shitty gun control laws and the absence of proper planetary care. Why obsess over the subjugation of entire groups of people, the stripping of their inalienable rights, and their eventual unlawful executions when Taylor Swift put on 15 pounds, right? With invisible diseases like cancer and Alzheimers, a general lack of understanding of most human functionality, and a bias toward capitalism over cure, we need to be able to plot out a black and white label of “Health” to solidify a sense of personal security over an approaching end. And that the label so happens to coincide with America’s antithesis of attractiveness is just fuel to the fire. Because those same companies that put your health secondary to your wallet are the ones that push diet pills and skin creams and fish oil tablets at eighty times cost. And they back the Small at McDonalds being the size of Large anywhere else in the world, and they back the airbrushed clothing advertisements with no stretch marks. And when the clothes that make people look sexy stop at size 5 and you’re a size 16 and you can’t ever look nice, your self esteem plummets. And when someone steps up and says “hey, this is literally the opposite to the way the rest of the world sees fat people”, you better believe the media won’t step in. So what is left for the young girls who have a round tummy at 10 years old? Misinformation, emotional sabotage, and a lifetime of bad feelings. And who do you pay to fix it? The same people that made you feel that way to begin with. It’s all manufactured. Not that I can escape this methodical, grandiose, illusion of perfection, because I definitely can’t. I’m trapped in this labyrinth too, and just because I can see over the walls doesn’t mean I can find the exit. But I won’t go to the gym because I’m lazy and have zero commitment to anything other than longwinded speeches.
Name: Spirulina Arthrospira Brand: any Price: varies, although not cheap Type: Tablet or powder Shelf life: ~6 months Ingredients: 100% Spirulina Arthrospira
Introduction: Spirulina is a fantastic supplement for your fish (and even yourself!) found in arguably small amounts in a lot of fish food. I personally buy 100% pure spirulina tablets and use those alongside my regular feeding regimen because the fish love them.
At this point I’m positive all of them are wrong. But I just really wanted to animate a merman Hook. So much so that I ditched my original plan of a 4 frame cycle tail with a held still body and just went all out.
Recently I cut off 7 inches of my hair for charity but then quickly decided that short hair wasn’t for me, this is a list of things that I have done which in my opinion have noticeably made my hair grow faster!
Hair is made from protein so it is essential to eat things such as eggs, beans, nuts, soy and fish (if you’re not veggie) as these all help increase Keratin production.
Healthy fats such as Omega 3 are essential and these can be found in fish and plant oils. Fish oil tablets can be found at most health shops. Healthy fats help increase the growth of hair follicles. Fats to avoid include: saturated fats, trans fatty acids and hydrogenated fats.
TREATMENT OF HAIR
Using straighteners, curlers and hair dryers can really damage hair due to the extreme temperatures, so avoid using these. Harsh chemicals in hairsprays and some shampoos and conditioners can also really damage hair so try using herbal products from places like lush (personally I like the cinnamon shampoo bar, which is specifically to encourage hair growth and the black pots of “roots”)
Use a brush, head massaging tool, or your finger tips to massage the scalp for 5-10 minutes daily to encourage growth.
Zinc is an important vitamin as it helps repair tissues that are in the scalp. Zinc can be found in dark chocolate, cocoa powder and roast pumpkin/squash. Iron is important because it helps deliver oxygen around the body and to the scalp which encourages hair growth. Iron can be found in lentils and beans. Vitamin C is important because it helps to produce collagen and allows the body to accept iron, Vitamin C can be found in: citrus fruits, broccoli, bell peppers and spinach. Other helpful vitamins to hair growth include: A, D, E and K; Which can all be found in supplement form.
It is important to stay hydrated and you should be drinking between 6-8 glasses of water a day! It is also important to try and reduce stress in your life as this can stunt hair growth.
Heat and mix together, half a small glass of olive oil, one tomato and some aloe vera. Apply to scalp whilst warm, massaging into roots, leave for 30 minutes then have a shower as normal.
Wash/Rinse hair daily in rosemary water.
Mix half a glass of olive oil, a teaspoon of chili powder and a teaspoon of cinnamon. Apply to scalp, massaging into roots, leave for 20 minutes then have a shower as normal. (This may tingle, but shouldn’t cause any pain - if so wash off immediately)
Leave olive oil on tips of hair 10 minutes before washing to avoid split ends.
Mix half a glass of olive oil and a table spoon of mayonnaise. Apply to scalp, massaging into roots, leave for 20 minutes then have a shower as normal.
(Any left over mixes can be kept in fridge to be used again, simply stir and use as instructed.)
Hinata had insomnia. Only his
parents knew about his condition and had him put on sleeping tablets, which he
did not take very often unless he was desperate to sleep.
So when the team had arranged another training camp over the
length of three days, Hinata couldn’t be any more excited. He had crammed everything in his
small bag including his concealor for his eye bags and sleeping tablets. The boy wasn’t worried about
being caught out for being an isonomic. Because the first camp hadn’t ended with
anyone coming to close to finding out about his illness, even though he snuck
out a few times to watch the moon and stars.
Waking up the next morning feeling his usual fatigue, the
boy dragged his feet to the mirror and covered up his eye bags. Once done he
changed and grabbed a piece of toast on the way. Excitedly, Hinata grabbed his
bike and pedaled to school, today he was running on only three hours of sleep
and knew himself he would be feeling the effects later on.
Hinata arrived right on time, Kageyama was just walking in.
Smiling Hinata rode up behind Kageyama “Good morning!” Hinata chirped loudly,
startled Kageyama spun his head around to see the ginger haired boy jumping off of his bike and smiling brightly at him.
“What!?” Kageyama snapped, flushing a bright red at the name.
Poking his tongue out, Hinata finished chaining his bike up and dashed to the
gym to fit in some practice before they left for the camp.
By the time the rest of the team had arrived, Hinata and
Kageyama were sprawled out on the gym floor, mindlessly kicking a volley ball
to each other.
“Good morning my kouhai’s!” Tanaka shouted into the gym. He
came running in with Nishinoya on his tail.
“Are you ready for some training?” Nishinoya shouted.
Hinata jumped up with all his energy and bounced up and down with Tanaka and
Nishinoya like a group of kangaroo’s.
“Bahahaha! That’s the spirit. Hinata”
“Lunatics” Tsukishma mumbled as he arrived with the rest of
the team to see three members jumping up down yelling whilst Kageyama sat
upright tossing the ball up and down.
Hinata bounced up and down beside Kageyama on the bus; he
could feel his energy reserve slowly diminish but ignored it. He would suck it
up for now.
“Oi quit bouncing” Kageyama growled from beside him. Pouting
up at his setter Hinata stopped all movement and chose to stare at Kageyama.
His eyes raked up and down the setters strong jaw line and pointed eyes. To be honest,
Hinata could understand now why girls liked the other. He was indeed attractive;
the only problem was his personality. Although Hinata had started liking
Kageyama’s personality. He was more on the Tsundere side and it suited him.
“Quit staring!” Kageyama barked, flushing a bright red.
Gulping Hinata turned away; he could feel his own blush travel up his cheeks
and to the tips of his ears.
After another ten minutes of awkward tension, the bus
finally pulled up in front of a familiar camp. Grinning Hinata bounced up on
his feet with the same amount of enthusiasm Tanaka and Nishinoya had. The duo
however had already ran out of the bus and were now holding their bags tightly
and telling the rest to hurry up.
“Those guys” Daichi mumbled with a smile playing on his
It was their bed time. After a large dinner and shower, the
team had all fallen asleep. Except Hinata. He had decided to leave his tablets
tonight. He had honestly thought he wouldn’t need them, except he did. The only
problem now was that he had no water on him and the fridge was off limits for
the night in case Tanaka tried to binge eat all the food….again.
Sighing, Hinata tiptoed through the mass of sleeping bodies,
he slipped his tablets into his pyjama pockets in case he became desperate
enough to dry swallow them.
Hinata pushed open the sliding door at the back of the
building and stepped out to bask in the moonlight. He sat down against a large Sakura
tree and stared at the stars wistfully. On nights like this he felt frustrated
, every time he went to close his eyes to get the sleep his body yearned for, his thoughts would pump through his mind and keep him awake. And no matter what, he felt restless and it pissed him off to no end. He wished he could just fall
asleep like everyone else. But no he couldn’t he had to always feel tired even
when he got the recommended hours of sleep. He couldn’t remember the last time
he work up feeling refreshed.
“Oi” a sudden voice came from behind him. Jumping a bit,
Hinata looked behind him to see Kageyama holding a half empty water bottle and
a blanket in one hand.
“Why are you out here? You should be sleeping, dumbass”
Sighing Hinata looked at the moon wistfully. “I don’t
usually sleep much”
“You don’t say” Kageyama sarcastically remarked, he sauntered
towards Hinata and sat down beside him with a satisfied sigh.
“What do you mean by that?”
“Your eye bags”
“Oh yeah” Hinata mumbled, he had forgotten the concealor
washed off. Grinning he shrugged innocently up at his setter.
“So why aren’t you sleeping?”
“I didn’t take my tablets”
“Tablets?” Kageyama echoed in a gentle voice. This was the
first time he had heard about tablets.
“Why do you need tablets?”
“I’m-have-insomnia” Hinata rushed out shyly, this was the
first time he had willingly told someone. And he had no idea how his unpredictable
setter would react.
“Oh…. well take them dumbass” Kageyama ordered. Surprising Hinata. Was that it? Nothing else? he wondered.
Beaming now, Hinata felt relieved, he took the water bottle
from Kageyama and fished out his tablets. Why was he worrying about telling
Kageyama in the first place? Even though he was scary he was also
Feeling Kageyama’s gaze on him, Hinata quickly gulped down
two tablets and let out a happy sigh. Maybe he could sleep after all.
“How long have you had it for?”
“A year and a half now” Hinata replied leaning into Kageyama’s warmth.
Falling into a comfortable silence the boys watched the
moon. After a while Kageyama spread the blanket over the top of his self and
Eventually Hinata fell asleep into a thoughtless sleep; his
head fell down on top of Kageyama’s shoulder who was already fast asleep.
When Hinata woke up, he woke up to ‘clicking’ and
snickering. Immediately he opened his eyes feeling less tired then usual but embarrassed.
“Gwah! Kageyama!” Hinata shouted shaking the setter awake
who was now asleep on his lap. Tanaka and Tsukishma had their camera phones out
and were snapping photo’s.
“Kageyama !” Hinata wailed , grunting Kageyama grabbed
Hinata’s hand in his sleep and laced his fingers through Hinata’s.
Flushing a bright red , Hinata was frozen in spot with butterflies.
“Oh this is too good. The king holding a peasants hand !”
Tsukishma cackled snapping another photo with Tanaka, which eventually attracted
Nishinoya and the rest of the team who either ‘awwed’ or snapped photo’s until Kageyama
abruptly woke up with messy hair and deadly eyes.