Celtic Gold Phalera with Cernunnos, 1st Century BC
Cernunnos is the conventional name given in Celtic studies to
depictions of the “horned god” of Celtic polytheism. The name itself is
only attested once, on the 1st-century Pillar of the Boatmen, but
depictions of a horned or antlered figure, often seated cross-legged and
often associated with animals and holding or wearing torcs, are known
from other instances.
Nothing is known about the god from literary sources, and details
about his name, his cult or his significance in Celtic religion are
unknown. Speculative interpretations identify him as a god of nature or
you do an imagine with joe where youse both go to the gleam party but
you’re not drinking because you’re lowkey preggo w joe an everyone’s
asking why you’re not drinking ??
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I just changed this up a little to like, a Christmas-ish party of
sorts, hope that’s alright!
You said in amazement as you walked into the large open space of
Gleam that had been changed around into an indoor winter wonderland.
was tables set up with white table cloths and a silver sheer over
them, which glittered from the light up snowflakes and, alternating
green and red large Christmas bulbs hanging from the ceiling.
large Christmas trees were on each end of what appeared to be the
main table, both with classic white lights, silver and gold ornaments
and stars gleaming at the top, there were snowflakes on the walls,
and a large fake electric fireplace which housed many stockings all
embroidered with each Gleam members name.
room smelt of a perfectly even mixture between Christmas-tree Spruce
and a smell you couldn’t entirely identify but it smelled like
Christmas, vanilla like, but spicy…
Oh you look so stunning my little butterfly!” Louise said, coming
up to you, hugging you lightly and kissing your cheek. “Champagne?”
She asked gesturing to a table of glass flutes.
You said in a soft voice, brushing your hand down your outfit, which
was a little out of your comfort zone, but a last minute shopping
trip to conceal your ever growing baby bump had you picking items
you’d never pick. “No, no thanks.” You added casually.
eyebrows knitted together at your denial of adult beverages, “no,
thanks?” She re-asked not sure she entirely understood what you
said. A small nervous laughed escaped you, “I mean, not right
now…” You said smoothly.
truth was, you hadn’t told anybody you were expecting, you were a
little over 14 weeks pregnant and nobody knew except Joe and
yourself, you were nervous to share your happy news with everyone. A
little over a year and a half ago, you had gotten pregnant … Joe
and you were so excited you shared the news almost immediately after
you found out at 5 weeks with all your friends, family and your
was so easy and exciting telling everyone you’d be expecting a baby
Sugg in January. But so painful… And sombre telling the same
people, that no… There would be no baby Sugg and that your 8 week
appointment didn’t go as planned.
time you were both careful, you told nobody, scared that the
slightest celebratory gesture would jinx you.
I see – you wanna come across as a respectable adult, before you
get completely wasted, gotcha.” Louise winked, doing finger guns at
you, while laughing. It was easy to tell she had been pre-gaming
before this party and tipsily wondered off, yelling at the back of
Marcus’ head in excitement, it made you laugh and shake your head,
An arm slipped around your waist as Joe came to stand beside you, he
kissed your cheek, “feeling okay?” His voice was low in your ear
after the kiss. “Mm-hmm.” Escaped your lips as you half nodded.
I’m glad.” He flashed you a smile, that melted your heart just like
every other time he smiled your way. “I know you didn’t really
wanna come, but, it is good to get out of the house.” He said.
You agreed, “so far baby is cooperating.” You didn’t get just get
morning sickness, you got an all day at random times sickness. “Good,
you behave for mommy little one.” Joe nodded, his finger tips
brushed against your stomach lightly.
felt your cheeks blush, “don’t draw attention to my massive
stomach.” You sighed. “You aren’t massive, babe.” Joe rolled
his eyes, but took his fingers away and cleared his throat, he wanted
nothing more then to scream from the rooftops that you were pregnant
and the pair of you were going to be parents. But he knew you weren’t
quite as ready as he was.
look so stunning sister-in-law!” You heard Zoe before you felt her
arms wrap around you from the side, squeezing you tightly and you
tensed up. “Oh, thank you.” You said with a smile, moving a
little and returning her hug quickly. “(Y/N) you look beautiful.”
You commented seeing her in a deep red dress and black tights with
you.” Zoe gushed, giving you a huge smile. “And I must say,
Joseph you clean up so well!” She looked at her brother in black
jeans and a white button down shirt. “Thanks.” Joe grinned at
her, “I woke up this way.” He said vainly, making both Zoe and
feel like, I haven’t seen you in forever! You really need to visit
more often!” Zoe said in a playfully scolding tone at you. “We
have so much to catch up on, lets get a drink – and you must tell
me where you bought your foundation, you’re simply glowing!” She
remarked, grabbing your hand and started to drag you away.
her you glanced back at Joe helplessly, but Alfie soon made Joe
impossible to see and you turned your attention back to following
Zoe, still with a hold on your hand.
everything look wonderful?” Zoe commented, as she stopped by the
table of glasses and you nodded, “it looks amazing, yeah.” You
seen her picking up two glasses and holding one out to you. “I’m
not really thirsty…” You tried to protest but Zoe was staring at
you in such a way, you sighed, taking the glass you just held onto
not thirsty, uh huh.” She said sarcastically, rolling her eyes as
she sipped her own drink. “By the way! I LOVED your haul video from
Primark, you always pick the cutest things. We have to go shopping
would be nice.” You agreed, your fingers tapping the glass you held
nervously. “Why hello ladies, looking very gorgeous this evening.”
Jim joined the two of you, smiling as always.
you Jim.” Zoe said, giving him a quick hug, you took the
opportunity to set your drink down, before you hugged him, “Thanks
Jim, you look very dapper.” You added.
you, I think I took more time getting ready then Tan.” He admitted,
“by the way, did you just put down a full drink? Are you feeling
okay?” Jim touched your forehead with his hand. “I feel
fantastic, thank you.” Your tone was dry, pushing his hand away
lightly. “I’m not an alcoholic, everyones on my back… I don’t
need adult beverages to be social!” You couldn’t help your tone
getting a little serious.
calm down.” Jim whispered, putting his hands up in defense, “I
was just tormenting you… No need to get upset.” He pointed out,
but gave you a look of confusion.
not getting upset.” You muttered, feeling suddenly stupid as your
small outburst toward him. “Sorry.” You added, feeling both Zoe
and Jim giving you a weird look.
you’re hungry, have you eaten today? I seen lovely mini sausage
rolls, and little pastries over there.” She gestured to a large
table, thinking about sausage rolls and the smell, your stomach
rolled, your hand went over your mouth. “No, I’m good.” You
you sick?” Jim asked worried. “You look like you’re a little
warm.” He admitted. “I’m fine, just getting over a stomach bug.”
You let out a slow deep breath, wishing your stomach would stop
rolling. “I think I just need some air.” You pointed toward the
door not giving either of them the change to say anything as you
swiftly walked away toward the doors.
almost ran down the small hallway as you got outside to the fresh
cool air, taking a deep breath, exhaling slowly. “Come on, baby.”
You whispered, rubbing your stomach slowly.
to a bench outside the office building, sitting down, you keep
running your open palm around your stomach slowly, “please
cooperate for mommy.” You pleaded with your child.
I understand now.” Jim was standing behind you, watching you. You
turned quickly seeing him.” “Please don’t tell anyone.” You
stammered a little and Jim shook his head. “Not my business to
tell.” He said, coming to sit down next to you on the bench.
far?” He asked curiously, his attention on your stomach, “fourteen
weeks.” You felt a little better with someone other them Joe
wow, I never would’ve guessed.” He admitted, before he wrapped his
arms around you and pulled you into him tightly. “I can’t imagine
how difficult it’s been keeping it a secret…” He rubbed your arm
slowly. “Congratulations (Y/N).” He kissed the side of your head.
so scared, Jim.” You whispered, terrified actually. “I know, I
know.” His voice was comforting. “It’ll be okay.” He assured,
when you lost your first baby, you didn’t want to talk about it, you
hated people asking how you were doing, and telling you, ‘it happens
for a reason’, or just giving you sympathetic looks but Jim had a way
of making you open up and talk about it, without it feeling like
someone was trying to give you a therapy session.
was cooperating all day… Now? No.” You said shaking your head as
Jim let you go. “He?” Jim raised his eyebrow. “Just a feeling.”
You pointed out and he nodded.
maybe he is telling you… It’s okay mom… Tell people, celebrate…
Be happy, not scared.” He said insightfully. “Don’t live by fear
of the past (Y/N), or you’ll keep hidden all the joyous things that
come with pregnancy…” He smiled. “Plus Tan will be absolutely
ticked off with you if you don’t give her ample time to shop for the
little guy.” He tried to lighten the mood, by laughing.
true.” You did laugh, agreeing with him. “Good point, thank you
Jim.” You smiled at him. “Of course, that’s what I’m here for.”
He stood up, holding his hands out to you.
can get up… I’m not a total whale yet.” You rolled your eyes, but
took his hands anyways and he pulled you to stand up. “No one said
anything about you being a whale.” He pointed out, as you both
started walking back inside…