good reason to stay

This good bye tastes different
It’s got more of a finality to it-
a subtle hint of everything
that has crashed down around us

There’s no more room
for fighting or crying
No tearing down each other’s walls
or even building them back up again

so this good bye tastes different
in that “I could’ve sworn this was gonna last but we still ended up here” kind of way

this good bye is just
you, me,
and not enough reasons to stay

—  is this what good bye is supposed to sound like
SickFic Prompts

I’ve been craving SickFic, so have some prompts and feel free to tag me here at @wordmage because I would love to see your takes on the prompts below. Feel free to add more, or use it for RP/art, whatever. I plan to try and fill them all out, myself.


99.9% Immunity - (character) never gets sick, right? Wrong.

Elephant in the Room - (character) is sick, but for some reason - rank, personality, etc - no one is talking about it

Heroes Don’t Take Sick Days - there’s no time to rest when you have to save the world, so (character) has to push themselves even when miserable

Insult to Injury - as if being injured wasn’t enough, (character) is getting sick too

Ill Timed - it’s the worst possible time for (character) to be sick, but their body didn’t get the memo

Irreplaceable - (character) is the leader/boss and isn’t able to take personal time off, even when they’re under the weather

It’s Nothing - (character) insists they’re fine, right up until they collapse

Medic Down - every group seems to have a primary caretaker. How do they handle it when (character) is the one sick?

Milking It - if (character) has to be sick, they’re at least going to get as much pampering out of others as they can

Not a Word - (character) said they don’t get sick, and isn’t in the mood for anyone to remind them while they recover

No Rest for the Wicked - the big bad (character) has more to worry about than the good guys

Open Secret - everyone knows (character) is sick, but they’re trying so hard no one has said anything

Persuasive Partners - (character) is sick, and refusing to stay put; their partner(s) give them a good reason to stay in bed

Stepping Up - boss/leader (character) is clearly miserable, so the others go out of their way to take as much of their workload as possible

Suffer in Silence - for whatever reason, (character) doesn’t want anyone to know they’re sick, and does everything they can to hide it

Take One Down… - (character) gets sick, and spreads it to the rest of the group

Team Mom/Dad - (character) is the one to always take care of others on the team

The Wolf Cries True - (character) has been known to exaggerate or even pretend they’re sick, only this time they’re telling the truth

This is Your Fault - (character A) was clingy while they were sick, and now (character B) has it

Why Didn’t You Say? - (character) hasn’t been feeling well, making for some uncharacteristic behavior, and their partner(s)/team/friends are much more understanding once they realize why

I’m so sorry I loved you for so long. I’m so sorry I kept trying to hold onto you when it was obvious you didn’t want me in your life anymore. All you wanted was to be set free and I think I have finally learned to let you go. Not because I want to, but because you’re happy with out me. And all I ever wanted was to make you happy.
—  I’m sorry it took me so long

ALL THESE YEARS: 

Couldn’t help but overhear you
Sounds like you’re happy with her
But does she kiss you like I kissed you?
Ooh, I wish I loved you like I miss you

‘Cause after all these years
I still feel everything when you are near

CONSEQUENCES

Hesitation, awkward conversation
Running on low expectation
Every siren that I was ignoring
I’m paying for it

Secret keeping, stop the bleeding

A steady place to let down my defenses
But loving you had consequences

SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

I should know by now, you should know by now
I think I’m breaking right now

No reason to stay is a good reason to go

IN THE DARK

Darling, come on and let me in
Darling, all of the strangers are gone, they’re gone
I said, darling, come on and let me see
Darling, I promise that I won’t run

INTO IT

Ooh, I’m not a psychic
But I see myself all over you (ooh)
Ooh, I’m sick on you, sick on you
But you’re the medicine, too (ooh)

The gravity can’t hold us, your hands are outer space
I can’t make sense of nothing, and words just get in the way

This couch is getting smaller, but it’s my favorite place
Don’t even ask the question, you know what I’m gonna say

Whatever trouble that you’re thinking, I could get into it
I see a king-sized bed in the corner, we should get into it
All of the things I wanna do to you is infinite
I mean, if you’re into it, I’m into it

Reasons to stay alive

The sound of a baby’s laugh

The colors of Sunrises and Sunsets

Little kids excitingly wanting to show you something they made/can do

The sound of the rain pattering outside

A dog being happy to see you

People holding the door open for strangers

Old people telling stories from when they were your age

Stargazing in random places

People talking about something they have a passion for

The strum of a guitar by a campfire 

Music that connects with your soul

Cats rubbing up against your legs

Learning something new and interesting

Good people, just like you

These may be little things, but they are what make life beautiful.

I don’t want you to miss any of them. Stay alive, okay fren? <3

Sometimes recovery is waking up early to write in coffee shops and practicing yoga and eating lots of fruit and chocolate and sometimes it’s staying in bed all day and hiding from the world until you can stop crying. All of this is ok. What’s important is that you take care of yourself no matter what kind of day you’re having.

This is so low down on a list of likely complaints about the Han standalone but I’m lowkey bothered by the pristine Millennium Falcon in that trailer like…there are a lot of things they could show in a film about Han’s life pre-ANH that would theoretically interest me and him acquiring the Falcon is one of them, but him acquiring a Falcon that, if it isn’t brand new, clearly hasn’t been even a little bit through the mill is…so dull? To me it feels like a fundamental part of Han’s character that he looked at this ship that almost everyone else would disregard as junk and saw something that inspired or impressed or intrigued him, that made him want to take it and make it better so that he could see that potential realised. And it doesn’t make much difference going forward because by the time he’s sitting in a cantina bigging it up to Luke and Obi-Wan he’s going to have had it and become attached to it and been making it his own for the same amount of time whether he was its second owner or its 22nd, but the starting point of his owning the Falcon being “it was new and shiny and anyone with observational skills could see it was a perfectly decent ship” feels like a pretty soulless tale tbh.

Things you shouldn't say to the Signs
  • Aries: "Simply follow the rules" / Aries often feel a deep need to explore and wander and do as they please, & these urges come in waves they can't control.
  • Taurus: "Change your ways" / Taurus have come a long way to build who they are, and will not easily adapt or adjust their identity for no good reason. Accept it.
  • Gemini: "Stay still" / Gemini is known for their (nervous) energy and involuntary restlessness. Drumming fingers, tapping, fiddling. There's so much to contain.
  • Cancer: "Stop caring" / The Lunar baby, Cancer, is filled with emotions at all times. Without feelings, the Cancer feels empty and devoid of life. Soulless.
  • Leo: "You won't make a difference" / Leos were born to be warm and bright, to cherish and be cherished. So remember them for all the warmth they always give us.
  • Virgo: "No need to try your hardest" / Virgos are never satisfied until they've done their best. No matter what they're doing- their work is a piece of them.
  • Libra: "You won't understand" / A Libra will often try to connect with you, converse and reach out. Almost like a reflex. Don't shut them out. They'll understand.
  • Scorpio: "Just let it go" / Scorpios hold on tight to the things that make them feel complete, and wanted, and not broken. They need time to heal- and that's OK.
  • Sagittarius: "Sugarcoat it a litle" / Sagittarius are often tremendously in love with the idea of truth. They search for it everywhere- specially within their words.
  • Capricorn: "You're a disappointment" / Their work-orientated mind and pragmatic energy are fueled by deep rooted insecurity & fear of not being or doing enough.
  • Aquarius: "Do it my way" / The person who wanted to do something but won't anymore because you told them to is an Aquarius. Close the door, they'll tear the wall down
  • Pisces: "You can't save the world" / Nothing hurts a Pisces more than being powerless when it comes to the suffering of others. They'll never give in to indifference.