Why Me? Part 3

here’s the third part of my series. enjoy my fine furry friends (:

You jerked up your phone and called Hotch. Daniel Turner had to be your guy. You wished so badly that Spencer was there with you. If he were there, he would have figured everything out way before you did.

“(Y/N), are you okay?” you heard Penelope ask from the other room. You rubbed at your wrists and flicked around the rubber band that sat on it.

“Yeah. I’m fine, Pen.” you said, trying to hide your pain. When Hotch finally answered, you explained the situation, gave the work and home addresses, and any other helpful information you had on him. You hung up afterwards, not wanting to linger on the call for too long.

"Oh, (Y/N).” you heard Penelope groan in disappointment. You jumped up and ran into her room where she sat, at her computer, with her head in her hands. On her screen were thousands of pictures, articles, diagrams. All of Spencer.

"Daniel had apparently been planning to assassinate Spencer ever since Maeve’s case. He has plans, photos, everything ordered out. He was ready to wipe him out, whenever and wherever. He was waiting for the perfect time.” she said as her voice began to quiver. You felt your eyes begin to tear up. You quietly stood up and went to the bathroom to regain composure. You grabbed at the rubber band and began to vigorously flick it against your skin. It was all the relief you could get. It got out your anger, sadness, and frustration.

Your phone began to ring. It was Derek.

"Hello?” you said, voice shaking.

"Hey, pretty thing. We got Daniel. He was hiding out in his basement. There were bomb prototypes and plans of destruction, but I’ll tell you one thing. He is going to be behind bars for a long time. It’s over.” he said in a reassuringly. You let out a small cry. It was over.

"Thank you.” you said as you hung up.

You were so angry and hurt. Why would anyone do this? A text binged on your phone. It was from Emily. It said that her and JJ would be over in a little while for a ‘Girl’s Night In’. You didn’t want it. You wanted Spencer, but he was gone. You figured a little fun wouldn’t hurt. You got in the shower and cleaned off the grime that had been building up for days. You began to cry, hoping the shower would muffle the sound. You were in the shower for a long time, but most of it was spent crying.

When you got out, you felt new. As if a weight had been lifted off your shoulders. You slipped on some leggings and a big, lavender sweatshirt, which was Spencer’s favorite. You shed a small smile at the thought. Spencer loved the color purple. You fumbled at the rubber band again. Every thought about him stung your heart. The girls waltzed in at about 7pm with popcorn, soda, movies, fuzzy socks, nail polish, and makeup.

"I thought maybe we could have a little bit of fun tonight… almost like we’re teens again.” JJ said with a small laugh. You all curled up on the couch and watched some pretty decent movies, ate popcorn, drank soda, and did each other’s makeup and nails. It was a great time. They all ended up staying over, except for JJ because she had to get home to her kids.

When you woke up, Penelope had made breakfast and Emily was already sitting at the table eating. You checked your phone, one notification. It was from Hotch. He said that he needed to see you at the office at 9am and that there was something he needed to tell you. Your heart fell. You got a strange and excited feeling. What was he going to tell you?

Originally posted by caryled

Originally posted by leeloothealien

- Part II

 (requested by anon)
Kai Parker x Reader
word count
: 3 704
summary : continues the story from PART I😉
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* FIVE and a half YEARS LATER *

“Wake up wake up wake up!” said Alex excitedly , jumping on the bed next to her father.
Kai slowly opened his eyes seeing his 5 year old daughter smiling widely at him. She launched himself on top of him , knocking the air out of his lungs and wrapped her hands around his neck. He pulled her closer to him , holding her tight. There was excitement in her eyes and it took him a moment to realise why. Outside was snowing. Snowflakes were dancing an their way down , huddled in groups. There had been snow for a few days now but it had barely been enough to play in it or do anything but very shallow snow angels , which Alex loved to do very very much. “Can we go out and make a snowman ?” she asked excitedly.
Kai laughed getting up with his baby girl in his arms and walked to the window. Christmas had been a few weeks ago and January appeared to have even more snow than December had. It had been a white Christmas which Alex had loved a lot - playing in the snow with her cousins who had come over on the 2nd day of Christmas , snowball fights and making snowmans. However as much as she appeared to love hanging out with his sister’s twinsies , Alex loved most playing with her dad. He had been teaching her spells the past few weeks , showing her how to make things float.
“Sure thing princess.” he smiled. “Right after breakfast. You will need all that energy if we are to make the biggest snowman on the street , maybe even in the city.”
“Yay !” said Alex excitedly clapping her tiny hands for a moment before kissing her dad’s cheek. Kai let her feet down on the ground and she ran out of his bedroom. He looked at his nightstand , looking at a picture from Y/N and his wedding day. It seemed like it had happened yesterday but it had been a little over 5 years. Y/N had looked so beautiful with the bouquet of white roses and tiny white flowers in her hands. Her strapless white wedding dress with tiny flower patters , barely a shade darker than the dress. Her hair had been made in a sideways braid with more of those tiny flowers tangled in her hair. Kai couldn’t help but smile at the memory. Their wedding had happened a few months after Jo’s and Y/N had already started showing. It hadn’t been the pregnancy that made him propose. Kai just couldn’t imagine his life without her in it. They had known each other for barely 5 - 6 months at the time but it had felt as if they had known each other their entire lifes. He had always thought instant connections don’t exist in real life but that had been the exact thing that had happened to him the moment he saw her for the first time.
“I miss you.” whispered Kai , seeing Y/N smiling widely in the picture with his arms wrapped around her from behind. He left the picture back on its place and rushed to the kitchen to make Alex her breakfast.
His daughter was already sitting on her chair , well more like kneeling on it with her elbows on the table and her head in her hands. Her eyes kept drifting towards the window and a sigh left her lips. She couldn’t wait to get out and play in the snow.
“What does my princess want for breakfast ?” he asked , putting his elbows on the other end of the table , holding his head in his hands just like she was. “Waffles ? Pancakes ?”
“Cupcakes!” she said excitedly. Kai laughed tapping her nose. Alex might look like her mother but there had been a lot more of him in her than he had originally thought. Cupcakes were her favourite.
“That’s not breakfast. How about I made you chocolate pancakes ?” he smiled. Alex nodded and reached for her stuffed blue rabbitt sitting on the chair next to her. Mr. Hopps was always with her , she’d literally take him everywhere. The fluffy stuffed animal had been one of the few things Y/N and Kai had bought for their child around the time Y/N had been pregnant in the 7th month and now it was their daughter’s favourite toy. Alex snuggled the bunny and left it sitting on the table , talking to Mr. Hopps and playing with him while Kai made her breakfast. He always found it fascinating how his daughter can appear to have so much fun playing by herself with an inanimate object.
Afterwards he fed her , bite by bite until all the pancakes were gone from the plate. He’d still play the ‘airplane’ game and ‘one bite for mommy , one bite for daddy , one bite for Mr. Hopps’ game with her. Alex was big enough to eat on her own but Kai loved seeing her laugh and scrunch her face acting as if she didn’t want to eat just to get him to tickle her. They loved each other very much and Kai loved his daughter’s laugh more than anything. Whenever his little girl laughed , it was as if Y/N was in the room with them. Their laughs were the same.
Kai helped ALex get dressed , putting on a sweater and a big fluffy jacket until she looked like a tiny polar bear. He put on her penguin beanie and the gloves that went along with it then and put on his sweatshirt and jacket. The moment he opened the door Alex ran out in the front yard , directly plopping herself in the snow to make a snow angel. Her mouth was open and she tried catching snowflakes with her tongue.
“This is awesome !” she laughed flapping her hands and legs back and forth on the ground. Kai couldn’t help himself and pulled out his phone taking a video of his little girl playing in the show. Her hands reaching in front of her face trying to hide herself from his camera. He pulled her up , patting her back until all the snow or most of it at least had fallen back on the ground.
“You are the snow-angel queen.” he laughed. “How do you always make them so perfect? You will have to teach daddy how.”
Alex laughed and turned around , her boots crunching in the snow. Kai bent over scooping up some of the snow , forming it in a snowball and threw lightly it at his daughter’s back. She stopped in place and turned around grabbing some snow herself and threw a snowball at him barely hitting his hips with it. Her laugh made him laugh. Kai chased after her until they reached the end of the street , then Alex turned around and ran back to their house , burying her feet in the snow right outside their living room window. Kai caught up with her pretty quick.
“Is this where you want us to make our snowman?” he asked smiling.
“Yes !” she bent over picking up some snow and forming a tiny snowball in her hands.
“Remember how I showed you last time ?” asked Kai , bending over and making a snowball himself. “You make the snowball and roll it around slowly in the snow , patting it from time to time until a larger showball -”
Alex laughed. “I remember daddy.”
It took them a while but they made the snowmall , which turned out a little taller than Alex. Kai ran inside to get a carrot for a nose and a large sauce pan for a hat. They used dried branches as hands and Alex picked up a couple of large round stones to use as buttons plus a couple of smaller ones for eyes and a smile.
“Can we name him Olaf?” she wondered. Kai smiled. Their snowman looked nothing like Olaf but Alex was obsessed with Frozen at the time and everything was Anna , Elsa , Olaf , Sven and Kristoff for her. He had watched the movie so many times with her , he could recite every single like and act it out for her if she asked.
“Its your snowman.” he smiled. “You can name him however you want.”
“Olaf. I like Olaf.” she smiled. “And he likes warm hugs.”
Kai laughed , taking a picture of Alex hugging Olaf the .. not so Olaf-y looking snowman. For a moment it was as if he could see Y/N hugging the snowman from the other side , smiling at him and looking at their daughter afterwards.

* * *

Kai was laying in his bed , a notebook in his hand. Every night or every other night he’d stay awake late writing. After Y/N had died, he had spent a lot of time at her grave talking to her. He had always thought that was a silly thing to do but it was the only way he felt close to her again. Yes , he had their daughter but it wasn’t the same. She was barely 5 years old and couldn’t understand things that well yet. Alex missed her mom but not in the way he did. Not a day went by without Kai going to visit Y/N’s grave. Sometimes he’d take Alex with him too. Their daughter liked arranging the flowers in pretty patterns on the grave. Sometimes Kai would sit on the ground with their daughter in his lap telling her stories. Like how he and her mom had met , or about the day they had found out their family would grow with another member. The story Alex liked the most however turned out to be the one about the day her mom had passed away. Mostly because Kai always told her Y/N had had to leave because she had been chosen to become an angel. He always made sure to tell her , her mom never wanted to leave them and that even though she is not with them she loves both of them very much. Whenever Kai wanted to talk to Y/N at night , he’d write it all in that notebook. It helped him calm down , at least most times it did. Others it made him relive the pain of her death all over again. Like it had happened that night. Earlier in the day Alex had asked him if they could go visit mommy. They had droven to the cemetery , stopping by one of the flowershops so they can pick the flowers. His little girl had wanted to tell her mother about the snowman she had made earlier in the day. Sometimes Kai wondered if taking Alex to ‘see’ her mom so often was a good influence.
Kai looked up seeing his little girl standing by the door. She was wearing her pink pj’s and fuzzy slippers , biting her nails while looking at her dad and holding Mr. Hopps’ paw with her other hand. He wondered how long she might’ve been there. Quickly he wiped away the tears from his cheeks and replaced his frown with a smile. In front of her , he never cried.
“Yes sweetheart ?”
“Can I sleep in your bed tonight ?” his daughter asked shifting on her feet. “I … I think there is a monster under my bed.”
He put away the notebook leaving it on the night stand. His hands reached for his phone seeing it was almost 1AM. At least a few nights a week Alex would show up saying the same thing. Usually it happened when he checked for monsters only twice and not three times. His little girl always demanded it was three times , just to make sure. He wasn’t sure if he had skipped the third time that night. Kai patted the spot next to him on the bed.
“Of course. Come here.”
Alex took a few steps nearly running to him and climbed onto the bed and then directly into Kai’s arms. He pulled her closer , hearing her sigh. She looked so much like her mother , even more with every passing day. Her eyes sparkled every time her dad’s arms were around her. Mr. Hopps joined in the hug too.
“Are you excited about seeing your cousins tomorrow ?” he asked.
“Mhmm .. but I am not letting them touch Mr. Hopps.” she mumbled. “Lizzy keeps trying to take him away.”
Kai laughed. Mr. Hopps was off limits for everyone but him. Alex cuddled the blue bunny and her father cuddled her. Once one of the kids on the playground had touched the blue bunny and Alex had nearly screamed her lungs out how Mr. Hopps is her personal hero and no one is allowed to touch him but her or her dad.
“Do you want to hear a bedtime story ?” he asked. Alex hummed in response. “Which one ? Or do you want me to surprise you ?”
Kai stroked her hair , smiling to himself. Clearly the long day had exhausted her more than he had realised and the thought of monsters under her bed had only added to it. He watched over Alex for a few hours until he drifted off to sleep too. He still dreamed about Y/N every single night. It never really felt like she had left. Everywhere he looked he saw her. At first it was very painful specially after coming back from the hospital with just their daughter. The house had felt empty , cold and so quiet it was scaring him. Not even in the Prison World he had felt that alone. Alex used to wake him up every night , her crying echoing in the house. His little girl had slept in her parents bedroom the first few weeks. Kai had been afraid to leave her out of his sight for more than 2 seconds. All those years and that had barely changed. When she had been little , he’d take her with him everywhere. He had felt bad for bringing a crying baby to the cemetery with him but he didn’t trust anyone else. His father was still out there and Kai didn’t want to risk any of his relatives to poison her. Alex had her own magic in more ways than one. She was able to charm her way out of any trouble she got herself into. That she had enherited from him , or maybe Kai just didn’t want to punish her. He wasn’t sure which one it was. A sigh left his lips in his sleep.

“Malachai Parker.” said a familiar female voice. “God , I miss you… and our daughter. I always knew you could do it..”
Kai opened his eyes so suddenly , his eyes hurt from the sudden change of the light. He looked at the bedroom door which was still open , seeing someone he never thought he’d see again. Not unless it was a dream or unless he was dead. It wasn’t a memory returning back to him in the form of a dream. This felt different. Carefully he let Alex down onto his bed , not taking his eyes off the person leaning against the door frame and got up from the bed.
“Y/N?” he wondered. “Is it really you?”
Y/N pulled herself up staring at him with a look of surprise on her face. Kai took the few steps separating them in a second wrapping his arms around her.
“You can see me ?” she asked smiling. His grip was so tight , he didn’t want to let go off her and neither did she. For five years Y/N had been hidden behind an invisible veil. Able to see and hear everything but not touch or communicate in any way. Whatever was happening in this moment , she intended to fully enjoy every second of it.
“How are you here ?!” asked Kai smashing his lips against hers. “You know what , I don’t care how. All I care is you are back in my arms.”
He pulled away for a few moments , closing his eyes when Y/N’s fingertips trailed every inch of his face before kissing him again.He had missed her touch more than he had realised. It felt as if it was the first time she had done that.
“I don’t know. I was thinking about you and Alex and all of the sudden.. You saw me.”
Kai smiled. He had been thinking about her , remembering their last day together before their daughter had been born. Earlier that day Alex had insisted on hearing the story again. She always found it funny how her mom had called him 'dummy’ and how he had panicked realising she is about to be born.
“There is so much I want to tell you.” she said smiling with tears in her eyes. “I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU.”
Kai laughed , tucking in a strand of hair behind her ear. Her eyes sparkled and her smile made his heart do flips. Five years and not a single person had managed to make him feel like this happy.
“I didn’t get to say that before I died. And the past few years I’m been dying to say that to you and for you to hear me when I do.” she said softly , tears stinging in her eyes.. “I never wanted to leave you. I never wanted to break the promise I made you. You have to know that.”
Kai cupped her face , wiping a tear away from her cheek. It was hard to believe this was happening.
“I missed you so much.” he said smiling through tears. “Is this a dream?”
“It is , but that doesn’t mean it’s not real.” she replied wrapping her hands around him. “If you don’t believe me , check behind the picture from our wedding when you wake up.”
He made sure to remember that for later , hugging her tighter by the second.
“I love you so much Y/N.”
Y/N’s heart fluttered hearing him say those words. Five years she had heard him say them , but it felt completely different being in his arms. However short that moment was. “You have done an incredible job raising our little girl.”
Y/N took his hand and walked towards the bed , kissing Alex’s forehead as she sat next to her , tucking in Mr. Hopps into her arms.
“Our little girl..” she whispered. “She is so grown up.”
“I wish you had been here to see her grow up.” he sighed.
“But I was here. I never left Kai. I was here with you the entire time.” smiled Y/N. “I saw her take her first steps and pull your hair so many times when she was little , just to wake you up and get you to play with her. I heard her first words at the same time you did. Stood by you when she cried after her first tooth fell out and she didn’t want to leave the house because she thought the kids would laugh at her. When you wake up , tell her that I love her and miss her , okay?” asked Y/N feeling tears form in her eyes again. “Tell her I am proud of her and not to eat that much candy… though I should blame you for that.”
“Her teeth will fall out either way.” he raised his hands in defeat. “I promise when the permanent ones show up , the candy is going in the -no way in hell- list.”
Y/N laughed. Her husband was as charming as ever.
“Good. Tell her that just because she couldn’t see me doesn’t mean that I wasn’t there.”
“Will I see you again?” he wondered.
She pressed her lips to his. Kai felt the world around him slowly fade as he started to wake up.

Kai woke up , feeling a tear rolling down his cheek. He wiped it away with his thumb glancing at Alex sleeping in his arms. That dream had felt so vivid ,as if Y/N had been right there in the room with them.
“I love you.” he whispered looking at the opened bedroom door.
His hand reached to his phone to see what time it was - 4.37AM. He left it back on the nightstand , glancing at their wedding picture. Y/N’s words popping in his head. Carefully he rolled Alex onto the bed and took the picture frame. He opened it up trying to find whatever it is that she had left there ,still hoping that what the moments he had shared with her hadn’t been a product of his imagination. A small piece of paper fell on his lap. How hadn’t he noticed there are two pictures tucked in there ? It appeared as if it had been torn from a notebook or something , the color of the paper had turned a bit yellow. He unfolded it , his heart beating faster than ever. Some of the words were missing , as if she had torn away the corner of a page. It was a journal entry from the day Kai had proposed to her.

“.. I feel happy beyond compare. Earlier today I came home and found Kai standing in the middle of the room with candles lit all around , vases with roses and our song playing in the background. He looked so nervous , smiling widely at me as I walked towards him , dropping my messenger bag onto the floor. Taking off my scarf and jacket. By the time I had gotten to him getting to ready to ask why he had done all this he had dropped on one knee holding a ring in his fingers. I said YES before he had even had the time to ask the question. Boy did he protest hahah That has to be the happiest day in my entire life. Right after the day we had first met. I love him with all my heart and I will forever love him no matter what ha - … ”

“It was real.” whispered Kai smiling through tears. If he had seen her once , then he might be able to see her again. He turned towards Alex , kissing her forehead gently. “Sleep princess. When you wake up I have another story to tell you. One you will love most of all.”

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anonymous asked:

i seriously need to see peter and “i’ll be his twinkie.”

I wonder if this choice is too obvious, but can I request “I’ll be his Twinkie” for Peter? It just seems too perfect to pass up.👌😁

5 WITH PETER OMG PLEASE “I’ll be your twinkie”

for the “things my group chat has actually said before” sentence starters, can you do number 5 for peter??

I’ll be his twinkie+ Peter

it’s like this was MADE for peter!

peter + “i’ll be his twinkie.”

Don’t get me wrong, hanging out with the guys is fun! They’re always make sure everyone is in a good mood, and are always making the you guys laugh. But there are just some times when you, Ororo, Jean, and Jubilee need a girls night; much to the guys objections.

Thank God you all didn’t give in to their puppy dog eyes, because currently, you’re having the time of your life.

Sitting on the floor in your shared dorm with Ororo, you’re all giggling like idiots, passing around a bottle of some fancy English wine that you had swiped from Charles liquor cabinet earlier. You guys have talked about pretty much everything so far; from first kiss stories to awkward sexual stories, it’s pretty much inevitable that the next topic of crushes would appear.

But what you didn’t know, is that your three other best friends, are currently sitting outside on the roof, right above the balcony of your dorm.

The guys had gotten bored a little over an hour ago, and thought it’d be fun and interesting to listen in on your girls night. (What do they even talk about when they’re not with us? We know like, everything about them! And bonus points to you guys, for forgetting to close the doors to the balcony!)

It took Kurt a little convincing to bamf them up there to listen, just because Kurt didn’t want to intrude; but he was curious as well, and agreed.

And so far, they’ve roasted Scott a lot after hearing some stories that Jean had told, and laughed their asses off at the fact that all of you guys are drunk.

“Guys, it’s almost one a.m., I’m tired!” Kurt complains, punctuating his statement with a yawn. “Can we go now?”

“Dude, they’re about to break (y/n)!” Peter argues, patting Kurt on the back. “I’ve been dying to know who she likes, man!”

Scott scoffs playfully, and says,

“That’s just because you like her, bro.”

“Hey, I’m just trying to find out the facts, dude.” Peter answers honestly, holding up his hands innocently.

“Well you better listen up, ‘cause it sounds like she’s about to spill!” Scott points out, as the guys get quiet down; listening intently.

“Okay (y/n), you know we’ve been dying to know who you’re crushing on,” Ororo explains, as Jean smiles; Jubilee chuckling already. “So, you’re going to give us three tries to guess who the lucky guy is. Deal?”

Shrugging, you lean forward and swipe the bottle from her, taking a swig. The girls squeal, as the deliberate amongst themselves for a moment.

“Okay, first guess!” Jean exclaims, clapping her hands together. “Kurt?”

You chuckle, and just shake your head.

“He’s like a brother, Grey!”

(Peter sighs in relief, as Kurt just chuckles to himself.)

“Second guess!” Ororo chimes in, crossing her legs. “Worthington?”

Scrunching up your nose in disgust, they all laugh; knowing that you and Warren do not get along.

“What?! We were all thinking that you guys have hate-sex.” Ororo adds, as you throw a pillow at her face; earning a laugh.

Jubilee has a downright mischievous look on her face, as her turn approaches.

“Third guess. If we’re not right, we give up!” Jubilee states, as you laugh, urging her to continue. She looks at Jean and Ororo with that smirk, before she says,


There’s a split second between the girls and you, and you can’t even think properly; thoughts all fuzzy. Of course they nailed it, but for some reason, instead of getting embarrassed, your words are like vomit; saying the first thing that pops into your mind.

“I’ll gladly be his twinkie.”

And instantly, the girls double over in laughter; howling and practically crying, smacking each other in excitement and happiness. You just join in and laugh, because holy shit, why was that the first thing that came to mind?

When Peter hears this, he’s actually mid-bite into a twinkie. He freezes, as Scott and Kurt just stare at him for a second, before bursting out in laughter. Peter just drops the twinkie, and covers his flushed face with his hands; groaning in embarrassment, and relief.

“I see a lot of cold showers in your future, dude!” Scott wheezes, as Kurt wipes a tear from his eye.

“I can’t believe little (y/n) just said that, Peter!” Kurt adds in, giving Peter firm pat on the back.

Peter just lies back on the roof, with his face in his hands, reveling in the feeling that you actually like him, and probably want to have sex with him.

Now the next problem is: how is he going to able to look at you normally ever again?!

aesthetics for the signs
  • Aries: sunny day, hats, strawberry ice cream, adele, picnics, wildflower picking, yellows, mint greens, baby pinks
  • Taurus: crowded rooms, dim lights, slow dancing, wild colored hair, black coffee, hidden tattoos, navy blues, maroons, black
  • Gemini: money, tall heels, long dresses, fancy suits, slot machines, hotel rooms, crumpled sheets, fast cars, reds, gold, white
  • Cancer: quiet rooms, long car rides, scrapbooks, knee socks, space buns, tumblr, macbooks, grey, creams, tans
  • Leo: movie dates, long conversation with strangers, fairy lights, star-gazing, neon blues, purples, pinks
  • Virgo: cameras, flowers, pearl necklaces, curled hair, pink lips, big beds, clean sheets, baby blues, silvers, whites
  • Libra: forest, grey mountains, snow, afternoon naps, good books, fuzzy socks, dark nail polishes, dark green, grey, purple
  • Scorpio: long nights, busy bars, good friends, strong drinks, fast music, dancing with strangers, kissing in the neon lights, black, green, blue
  • Sagittarius: glasses, converse, cloud watching, early mornings, pink cotton candy clouds, pale yellow sun, swimming pools, blue, yellow, pinks
  • Capricorn: bicycles, short hair, wine, disney movies, moonlight kisses, clouds of smoke, grey, navy blue, white
  • Aquarius: early morning cuddles, high waisted jeans, black tshirts, mood rings, green, blue, purple
  • Pisces: oceans, sandy beaches, fruity drinks, bathing suits, sandals, tans, blues, sea foam green
the signs in fall and winter

Aries: henleys and beanies and dark denim, red plaid flannel, blankets so full of static electricity that they spark, how clean your lungs feel the first day the air is truly cold, car seat warmers, cold hands, pine and soap, red leaves and gold tinsel, cherry pie, bonfires, empty glass bottles, grilled cheese and tomato soup, aching joints, chocolate oranges, broken holiday ornaments, ripped black tights, pet fur on all your clothes.

Taurus: cream blush, chipped nail polish, warm brown leather, stick shifts and seatbelts, warm papers fresh off the printer, spiced apple cider, olive and maroon and navy, ballpoint pens, hot baths, carrot cake, winter comforters, power outages, dull gold, hot chocolate, dry shampoo, split lips, pearl necklaces, skipping school, perfume, bath towels warmed in the dryer first, hotel shampoos, county fairs and caramel corn

Gemini: choking laughter at two am, pirated movies, sneaking in and sneaking out, lace and leather, christmas lights, scented candles, pumpkin pie, costume jewelry, snow globes, hairspray, the smell of burnt matches, red solo cups, seeing scary movies late at night with friends, soft cotton, gingerbread, smudged eyeliner, summer camp t shirts, damp hair, clean skin, car stereo turned up way too loud

Cancer: sleepovers and pillow forts, sick days and snow days, nineties movies, banana bread, freezing november rain, gift giving, wrapping paper scraps, smores and sticky fingers, dryer sheets, bubble baths, thin mints, sucking your candy canes into sharp points, pajama pants and too-hot blankets, dangerous icicles, driving on ice, pecan pie, back rubs, secret santa

Leo: lost car keys, gum wrappers at the bottom of purses, army green jackets, hazelnut coffees, frozen wet hair, christmas carols in october, driving with all the windows down, high waisted summer shorts and borrowed hoodies, red velvet cake, television marathons, chokers, dyed hair with roots showing, breathing on cold hands to warm them up, day old coffee grounds, cheap rings turning your skin green

Virgo: scarves, fresh made tea, journals and notebooks, knee high socks, shorts with sweaters, freezing cold swimming pools, cookie dough, bubblegum, foggy glasses and unpaired gloves, withering ivy on brick buildings, bookmarks and highlighters, immaculate leather, shaggy diy haircuts, collected guitar picks, strip malls, berry lipstick, sparkly gel pens, nineties crop tops, getting locked out of your car, impromptu road trips

Libra: sweaters and hoodies and jeans and chucks, halloween jokes, popcorn balls, harvest moons, constellations and cold snaps, frost on your windshield, lyrics stuck in your head, worn out backpacks and melting soft hugs, orange leaves on trees, autumn sunsets, ice skating and movie marathons, tiny marshmallows, mac n cheese at three am with your best friend, scented body wash

Scorpio: liquid eyeliner and dry cuticles, lip piercings, cheek kisses, pink and gray and lilac and pastel blue sweaters, anything maroon and olive and navy, vans, bitten short nails, flip flops in december, driving on the freeway at night, new year’s confetti, flannel shirts, concerts, tank tops in november, ripped jeans, rolling storms and thunderclaps, candy corn and haunted houses

Sagittarius: audiobooks, coffee house poetry recitations, clear nights, the first snow fall of the year, grass crisp with frozen dew, the way the sidewalks look clean after the snow melts, snickerdoodles, lyrics scrawled in marker on arms and thighs, september dandelion puffs, snowball fights, blanket capes, dark blue nail polish, inside jokes, holiday movie marathons

Capricorn: winter formals, candy apples, rainbow shines of oil on asphalt,  beanies and headbands, room temperature diet coke, paper snowflakes, firewood, running on beaches with sparklers, pumpkin spice lattes, sparkly lip gloss and wind burned cheeks, midnight singalongs, party games, warm days, hershey’s kisses, ginger ale, ferris wheels

Aquarius: gray skies, laser pointers, grass stained knees, jackets tied around your waist, baby pink, dry bushes, ding dong ditch, downtown city sidewalk singalongs late at night at the top of your lungs, house parties, trick or treating, burned out lightbulbs, hardwood floors, the smell before it rains, colorful winged eyeliner, frizzy hair, scuffed shoes, fraying hems

Pisces: oxford shoes and winter boots, neat little prints, downloading fonts, neat handwriting, tapping your foot to music, fancy chocolates, hair combs, exfoliating in the winter, frosty october cold snaps, nail polish, fuzzy socks, cinnamon, laundry detergent, paper cuts, eyelashes on cheeks, stretching after waking up from a long nap, dry skin, cracking your knuckles, cold toes peeking out from under blankets

Are people tired of fuzzy nails yet? Well, I’m not. :) Here’s something you maybe haven’t seen before.

• You’ll need a base color, something to stir with, and at least two colors of flocking powder/nail fuzz/nail velvet (they’re all the same thing)

• Paint one coat of your base color. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t cover completely. You’ll be doing another coat and covering it with fuzz.

• Sprinkle out some of each of your colors. You will be using more of the fuzz than when you do a single-color fuzzy manicure, but you can always mix the colors together and save it at the end if you don’t want to waste it.

• Take whatever you’re using to stir and swirl the colors together until you get a design you like. (It’s sort of a mix of swirling and poking since the fuzz likes to clump up sometimes.)

• One finger at a time, paint on another layer of polish, and while it’s wet, dip it into the fuzz. You’ll probably have to roll your finger a bit to get complete coverage.

•Tap your fingers to knock off any excess, or blow on them a bit, then very gently press on the nail to make sure everything sticks. Let it dry, and you’re done!

A little bonus tutorial to the last one.

If you have leftover fuzz or if you don’t have a color that you want, you can mix the colors together to get something new. The little fuzzy particles are so tiny and when you mix them really well, they blend pretty seamlessly.

I wanted a grey fuzz, but the possibilities are endless.

You can also mix glitter with it if you want something both fuzzy and sparkly. I’d keep the glitter pretty small, though, so that it’ll stay stuck to the polish underneath.