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Hii! I know it’s been forever since I wrote something and I’m very sorry. There’s been so much on my mind lately and so many things that made me feel overwhelmed and I just needed to sort it out. This is kind of very loosely based on ‘Love me or leave me’ by Little Mix because someone requested it. I hope you like it. I plan on writing a second part.xxx
“Well, maybe I don’t fucking care anymore!”
It seemed like his booming voice made the whole house vibrate. It seemed like it cut right through Y/N. His words felt like he took a knife and rammed it into her heart and to top it all off he twisted it slowly so the pain had time to spread.
These last weeks felt like nothing but pain for her. He was never home and even when he was he somehow wasn’t. She let him in and he pushed her away. He pushed her so far away she couldn’t feel him anymore.
“Why are you still here then!?”
She had had enough. If he didn’t care anymore he could walk out the door and never come back.
Harry scoffed, turned around and walked up the stairs. When he slammed the bedroom door shut Y/N could feel the last bit of connection between them slipping away completely.
It’s never been this harsh. They slammed doors and yelled hurtful things before but it’s never been like this. Somehow this felt final.
She didn’t know how it happened, how everything between them began to crumble. But it did.
She didn’t feel his loving touch in at least three months. She didn’t hear his loving words in at least three months.
They fought almost every day and when they didn’t fight they didn’t talk to each other at all. Mornings were spent alone and cold, both waking up at their own times without a good morning kiss or a cuddle or anything at all. Nights were even worse. They went to sleep in the same bed but facing away from each other. They never solved their problems before bed. They broke their rule every single night and went to bed angry.
And even though right now Y/N might think it would be better if their paths would part she also knew she wouldn’t recover from it. Harry was the love of her life. She knew she could never be happy without him.
And so she broke down. Ugly sobs and fat tears. The whole weight of the last few months finally got too much and she couldn’t take it anymore. She was sure she’s never cried this much in her entire life. She was sure she never felt so hurt but numb at the same time before.
She didn’t know what the hell went wrong. What she did to push him away. What she did that made him stop loving her. He doesn’t love you anymore.
Those were the words that constantly replayed in her head, after every fight. He hates me.
She couldn’t find another explanation. That was the only reason she could think of as to why he wasn’t interested in fixing things between them.
When she met him she was sure he was the most wonderful person she’s ever met. He looked at her as if she was the most important thing on earth. He cooked the most delicious dinner for her. He held doors for her. He made her laugh and feel appreciated.
When she really got to know him she was knocked off her feet. He was the most gentle and loving man she could have ever imagined. He was there for her. He was the place she ran to when the world overwhelmed her. He was her happy place. Her home.
When things got a bit rough they stuck together. They were a team. They faced everything together and fought through it.
Y/N was the happiest girl ever. She thought she found her forever. Her happily ever after.
Until the perfect relationship began to change into great, then good, then normal and then…
Into whatever they had now.
She couldn’t take it anymore. And the worst thing was that there was no way out of this hell. They can’t go back to where they’ve once been. And parting ways? No fucking way could she survive without him.
It was three hours and twenty tissues later when Harry finally exited the bedroom and came down the stairs. Y/N was standing in front of the big living room window which had a view over what seemed like half of London. Her back was turned to Harry, her hair messy and her frame slightly shaking.
She knew that whatever would come now would change everything. She knew that they reached a point were something had to happen. Anything.
Harry took a deep breath and took the last few step towards her. Y/N closed her eyes when she felt his warmth. She hadn’t felt it in so long.
When he reached his hand out thread his fingers through hers she flinched. Harry could feel his heart breaking at her reaction to his touch. He closed the gap between them and pressed his chest flush against her back. That’s when Y/N started to cry again. Her whole body shook with the force of her tears and the whimpers and sobs seemed to get louder with every passing second.
“Shhh.” Harry tried to calm her and finally wrapped his arms around her from behind.
He nuzzled his face into her neck where she always smelled so good and that’s when he realized how long he hasn’t done that.
Y/N moved her arms so she could intertwine both her hands with his. She didn’t remember the last time she held his hand. She used to love his hands so much, always playing with his fingers and kissing his knuckles.
Harry kept pressing tiny kisses to her shoulder and squeezed her tighter to him every time a whimper left her lips.
They stood like that for at least ten minutes before Y/N turned around in his arms and hugged him again. He wrapped his arms around her shoulders, his hands stroking softly over her back while her hands were fisting his shirt. She couldn’t get close enough. She needed him closer. Her hands wandered down underneath his shirt to touch his skin. Harry shuddered when her cold hands touched his skin but he knew she needed this. She hasn’t felt his skin in forever. It almost felt foreign.
When they finally pulled away from each other both of them were scared to let go. This couldn’t be it. They needed each other.
“We have to talk, Harry.” she whispered and pressed her forehead against his.
“I know, my love.” My love.
Was she still his love?
She thought he hated her.
They sat down at the kitchen table across from each other. Both of them couldn’t be fast enough to reach out for each other again and when their hands bumped against each other they both laughed softly. For the first time in months.
None of them wanted to be the first to say anything. Until Harry finally couldn’t take the silence anymore.
“I didn’t mean anything that I said earlier. Or… in the last few weeks. God, what is happening with us?”
“I don’t know, Harry. But it can’t keep going like this. I can’t take it anymore.”
“Me neither, love. I know I didn’t show how much it was affecting me but I want you to know that I feel just as broken as you do.” Broken.
Is that what they’ve become?
“I… I thought you hated me. During all these times you pulled away or turned your back towards me, I thought you hated me.”
Harry’s free hand reached out to hers so he could clasp her hand in both of his.
“I never ever hated you. Not for a second. And I never will.”
Y/N felt like a huge weight was lifted from her shoulders and she felt like she could breath again.
“I love you so much, darling.” Harry whimpered.
Her head snapped up so she could look at him and when she saw tears running down his cheek she reached over the table to wipe them away.
“I love you too, Harry. So much.”
Harry removed her hand from his face and pressed gentle kiss to ever knuckle.
“What are we going to do, love? I want to fix this. I want to go back to being the happiest couple ever. I want to go back to being happy with each other.”
“Me too, Harry. God, I’d do everything to get back to what we once had.”
They stared into each other’s eyes until Y/N cleared her throat and diverted her eyes to the table.
“I-I think we need a break.”
Harry’s whole world stopped in that moment. His mouth fell open and his brows furrowed. He pulled his hands from hers and a breathless ‘no’ left his lips.
“No.” He repeated after a moment.
“Harry, listen. I-”
“No!” he shouted.
Y/N flinched and her ears began to ring like every time he raised his voice at her. Her eyes closed and tears began to dribble down her cheeks.
“Do you think I’m stupid? I know exactly what’s going to happen when we do that. You’re going to realize just how unhappy I make you and that you are so sick and tired of me and you’ll never come back. Or you’ll find someone else who makes you laugh more than I ever did. God, I’m going to be gone for two weeks for promo. Is that not enough distance and space for you?!“
“Harry, I need time okay? I need time to take care of myself. I need time for sorting things out. I need time so that this all can work again and if you’re honest, you need it too.”
He laughed humorlessly and crossed his arms over his chest.
“You will have that time when I’m gone.”
“I-I don’t think two weeks are going to be enough.”
His eyes caught hers and she swore she’s never seen him look at her like that. So sad but angry at the same time.
“Two weeks are nothing, Harry.”
“There’s been times when you couldn’t go a single day without me. There’s been times where two weeks without each other seemed like the end of the world.”
She closed her eyes and tried to control the tears which constantly blurred her sight.
“I don’t think we can sort anything out in two weeks.”
“I don’t think we can sort anything out when we’re away from each other.”
He closed his eyes briefly and sighed.
“No fucking way!”
This time it was Y/N’s turn to sigh.
“One month. And not a single day longer.”
She caught his eyes for a moment before she nodded.
They sat in silence for several minutes, both didn’t know what to say.
“I-I thought I’d stay in a hotel for the two weeks before you’re gone and then I’ll come back.”
“No. Please, I-… I want to know you’re safe. You’ll stay here and I’ll stay with Gemma.”
“If that’s okay with you.”
“No, it’s actually not.”
She looked at him with the saddest eyes he ever saw and he shook his head and and sighed.
“I’m gonna go pack some stuff and then you won’t have to deal with me anymore.”
“Harry, I did not suggest a break because I want to get away from you as quickly as possible. I want to fix this. And I feel like some distance is the only way to sort things out. Or at least make the first step.”
He didn’t say anything but just left the kitchen and went upstairs to pack a few things. For some reason Y/N couldn’t help but feel guilty. Of course she knew he wouldn’t be happy with taking a break, she wasn’t either. But she hoped he could at least understand where she came from.
When he came down the stairs half an hour later with two big duffle bags Y/N almost felt like crying again. She watched him, how he placed them beside the front door, wiped his tears away, took a deep breath and turned around to make his way to the kitchen so he could say goodbye but she was already standing in the foyer. They stared at each other for a few moments before Harry cleared his throat and removed a greasy strand of hair from his face.
“I’ll go now, I guess.”
“Yeah.” Y/N nodded and sniffled.
He looked at her for another few seconds before he let out a frustrated sigh.
“Can I at least get a hug?”
He saw the surprise on her face but she nodded anyway and took the last few steps towards him. She slung her arms tightly around his neck and pressed her body tightly to his and Harry wrapped his arms around her waist and squeezed her to his chest. He pressed kisses to her shoulder and neck and stroked over her back in gentle patterns.
When they pulled away a bit Y/N reached up to cup his cheeks and stroke over his skin.
“I love you. Nothing changed about that and nothing is going to change. I don’t want you to worry about me breaking up with you. I couldn’t imagine life without you.”
Harry pressed his forehead to hers and pulled her body even closer.
“Will you say goodbye when I’ll leave for New York? Don’t think I could leave without seeing you before.”
“I’ll think about it, okay?”
Harry sighed but nodded.
“C-Can I kiss you?” he asked her in a whisper.
She leaned in and connected her lips to his as an answer, his bottom lip slipping between hers. She kissed him four times before she pulled away a bit to look up at him again.
“I love you. You know that, right?”
She nodded and smiled softly at him.
“I love you, too.”
Harry gazed into her eyes for another few seconds before he pressed a few gentle kisses against her lips again. He pulled away from her then and took his duffle bags.
“I’ll let you know when I’ll leave for New York. You can call me or come over anytime you need, okay?”
“Okay. You can come over or call as well. Even if it’s the middle of the night.”
He nodded and opened the door.
“Take care, yeah?”
“You too, love.”
“I love you.”
“I love you, too.”
And just like that he left.
Here are some passages from birthday messages that I translated into Korean for Baekhyun’s fans, along with some phrases of my own. If you want to leave Baekhyun a sweet message or comment in Korean for his birthday, on Instagram or anywhere else, please feel free to use the Korean phrases below!
(If I borrowed from your message and you do not want it to be shared with other fans, please DM me on Twitter and I’ll take it down. Thanks!)
Baekhyun always reads the comments. Everybody knows that, right? For that, let’s make beautiful comments for Baekhyun on his birthday. Let’s make him happy today and always. 백현이가 댓글 늘 읽고 있는 거, 다들 알고 계시죠? 그러니까 백현이 생일에는 우리 아름다운 댓글 많이 달아요. 오늘은 물론이고 앞으로도 계속 백현이를 행복하게 해주고 싶어요!
Today is your birthday but to me, every day is a Baekhyun Day ♡ 오늘은 네 생일이지만 나에겐 매일매일이 백현데이야 ♡
Thank you for being born! 태어나줘서 고마워!
Thank you for always being a light to us and always bringing a smile to our faces. 늘 우리에게 빛이 되어주고 우리의 얼굴에 미소를 띄워줘서 고마워.
I wake up and go to sleep with a smile on my face because of you. 아침에 눈을 뜰 때도, 밤에 잠을 청할 때도 네 덕분에 미소지을 수 있어.
I hope you know how much you brighten up my day. 네 덕에 내 하루가 얼마나 밝아지는지 네가 알았으면 좋겠어.
I hope you know that we appreciate every single thing you do for us despite your busy schedule. 바쁜 스케줄 중에도 팬들을 위해 네가 해주는 모든 것을 우리가 진심으로 고마워하고 있다는 걸 꼭 알아줬으면 해.
Thank you for loving us back with a love a thousand times greater than the love we’ve given you. 우리가 네게 준 사랑보다 수백배나 더 큰 사랑을 우리에게 돌려주어서 고마워.
Thank you for giving me strength through your music. 네 음악을 통해 나에게 힘을 줘서 고마워.
Baekhyun, you are my light! 백현아, 넌 나의 빛이야!
Aeri’s dad, you are the best! 에리아빠 최고!
Take care of your self, and eat lots of good food. 자기 자신을 많이 아껴주고, 맛있는 것도 많이 먹어.
Eat lots of cake! 케익도 많이많이 먹어!
Your laughter and smile are the most precious to me. 너의 웃음과 미소가 나에겐 가장 소중해.
I hope you’re having the amazing birthday that you deserve. 생일을 맞이해서 너에게 어울리는 멋진 하루 보내고 있길 바래.
Your hard work and passion inspires me to be a better me. 너의 열정과 노력하는 모습을 보면 나도 더 좋은 사람이 되고 싶어져.
You are the sunrise that cheers my days, and the sunset that calms my nights. 너는 내 하루를 생기있게 만들어주는 해돋이, 또 나의 밤을 평온하게 만들어주는 노을이야.
Your aeris wish your birthday to be filled with full of warm laughter and sunshine! 너의 에리로서, 네 생일이 따스한 웃음과 햇살로 가득찬 하루가 되길 기원해!
For our Baekhyunnie who always gives light and laughter, I hope the universe gives it all back to you. 늘 우리에게 빛과 웃음을 나누어주는 우리 백현이에게,우주가 그만큼의 행복을 돌려주기를 바라.
For all that you were and all that you are and all that you are still growing to be, I will always stand by you proudly. 과거의 너, 오늘의 너, 그리고 앞으로 더 피어날 너의 모습까지 모두 자랑스럽게 응원하며 네 곁에 언제나 서 있을게.
You make me the happiest girl in the world. 네 덕에 나는 세상에서 제일 행복한 소녀가 되었어.
My Fearless Boy, My B and My light. 두려움이 없는 나의 소년, 나의 B, 그리고 나의 빛.
Baekhyun, you are adorable even when you’re just breathing. 백현아, 넌 숨쉬기만 해도 사랑스러워.
Today was one of the most unexpected and crucial days for John Murphy’s character development in all of The 100
John Murphy- who has been beaten, outcasted and left for dead by his own people, who once only knew how to survive for himself first and foremost, who was once near suicide when he realized he had no one left, who once thought he was worthless and unlovable, who shut out the world that was always cruel to him- just admitted that he loved someone
He just did that
John Murphy has found a reason to live, a purpose to his survival, someone to share life’s pain with and make it all bearable. He found someone that he’s willing to protect at any cost- and when her life is threatened, he’ll make it known
John Murphy is screaming to the world that he’s in love with Emori, and that he’s more proud of her than he ever could be in himself.
From a selfish, murdering psychopath to a selfless man in love.
This moment was so brief and rather pushed aside next to everything else that happened tonight, but this one line was so beyond important that I refuse to let it be lost in translation. I can’t wait for the day they are truly able to say “I love you” face to face. I cannot wait
Seriously. This show doesn’t get nearly as much love as it deserves. So I'ma do a full-fledged review right now. Y’all sit yo asses down and listen.
Ruby Gloom is a canadian kids’ cartoon about a young girl and her group of friends. It’s quite a unique show in many different ways. For one, it’s not your typical diabetes inducing show for toddlers. It’s actually in a very..well, gloomy setting. Nightime is dark as you would expect, and during the day its perpetually cloudy and overcast. Heck, in the one episode it was actually sunny, the characters were doing everything they could to bring the clouds back! The main characters all live together in a mansion on top of a large hill, where most of the episodes occur.
Now. The Characters:
The eponymous Ruby Gloom. A young girl(Some fans have speculated she’s a living doll) who, according to the show’s tagline, is ‘the happiest girl in the world.’ However, shes not the typical happy-all-the-time, overly hyperactive and somewhat annoying character. She’s an optimist, through and through, and tries to see the bright side of everything. She’s also a pretty calm person. She doesn’t jump around and yell about how great everything is, but she’s happy. She also has a pet cat named Doom Kitty, who has quite the personality of her own.
Skull-Boy is the brains of the group. He’s just a teensy bit awkward and is trying to find out who he is, or more, who his family is. He’s a jack-of-all-trades, probably because pretty much every episode he tries a new profession stating that “I must be related to a long line of ______!” Ruby also has a crush on him.
Iris is the wild child. She loves taking risks and going to extremes to have fun and is cheerful and hyperactive. Sometimes she can be unintentionally insensitive and a bit too wild, but she’s never purposely mean. She has a giant flying worm named Squig.
Misery is pretty much the opposite of Ruby. She’s a fan favorite and most fans have come to the conclusion that she is a banshee. She is a disaster magnet and has the worst luck, and constantly gets struck by lightning. Despite always having bad luck and a generally gloomy demeanor, she’s not depressed. She has a place to live and friends that love her, and is generally happy with what she has.
Frank and Len are brothers who love to create music. Frank is usually smarter one who often gets annoyed by his brother’s stupidity and antics, but sometimes can be just as dumb as his brother, depending on the writer. Len is the dimmer of the two and doesn’t always get things. They are actually incredibly talented musicians.
Poe is a very posh crow. He loves to hear himself talk and can be a bit arrogant at times, but he’s still a good person and a good friend.
Boo-Boo is a mischievous little ghost that loves to pull pranks. He tries to be scary, but instead everyone finds him cute. He also can be stubborn at times.
Lastly, my personal favorite, is Scaredy Bat. Scaredy Bat is a shy little guy with an indian accent who’s afraid of everything. He gets nervous very easily and is also quite paranoid. Despite his timid personality, he’s the extremely talented drummer of Frank and Len’s band and forgets his fear behind the kit. He is also the only one that Boo-Boo can scare.
Woah, that got longer than expected, but I got the point across. ‘You can find most episodes on YouTube. Seriously, give it a shot.
Prompt: Reader & Damian trying to scare off Jason’s date bc reader’s jealous and Damian doesn’t like her(using lines like “omg y/n you can’t just stab people”, and the “homicide” line from the Addams family and such) and when confronted Y/N confesses
“I don’t understand! Nothing we do is working!” You pouted crossing your arms over your chest.
“Her resilience is commendable.” Damian admitted. For the past couple of days you and Damian had trying to scare off Jason, his older brother’s, girlfriend. You were a year younger than Damian but you’ve always had the biggest crush on his older brother. You couldn’t stand to see him with someone else. In your mind you would rather him alone than happy with someone else. Damian agreed to help you with your pranks but you could see that he’s grown bored with it and accepted that Jason’s girlfriend is here to stay.
“Well we’ll just have to try harder, come up with something even better!” You said enthusiastically. You began trying to come up with methods that you had yet to try.
“No.” Damian said firmly.
“What?” You asked in disbelief. Damian had never told you no before.
“I said no. Jason’s girlfriend isn’t as bad as you make her out to be. She’s actually nice and makes Jason not act like an utter ass all the time. I’m not going to continue pranking her for no reason.” He said. You felt a pang of betrayal strike through your chest. How could he? He was your best friend! How could he not see that you were doing this for a good reason.
Before you could respond a light knock sounded from Damian’s door. Before anyone could answer it, Jason popped his head in.
“Hey bro, can I have a quick word with your friend?” Jason asked. Damian nodded and stood up to leave the room. When he was gone, Jason sat down on the bed next to you. A blush crept to your cheeks. You had never been this close to your crush before.
“So do you want to tell me why you and my brother are harassing my girlfriend?” He asked gently and in a non judgemental tone.
“We were just trying to have some fun.” You responded. Jason frowned and sighed.
“Look Damian told me about your feelings for me. I know what it’s like to have a crush at your age. You’re young and you think you know what you want and will stop at nothing to achieve it. But it isn’t ok to try and force people away from your crush. Do you understand what I’m trying to say?” Jason asked.
“But I love you! I love you more than she ever could!” You argued sneering at the thought of Jason’s girlfriend. Jason shook his head with a look of pity in his eyes.
“Look kid -”
“I’m not a kid.” You insisted.
“Yeah you are. Look, I know this might seem like the end of the world now but it just would have never worked for so many reasons. You’re like a little sister to me, [Y/N]. You may feel heartbroken now, but I promise you that you’ll eventually find someone your age that will make you the happiest girl in the world.” Jason said. Your heart shattered at his words. You thought if you confessed your love for him the entire world would align in your favor, just like it did in the movies but no you were just a heartsick little fool. You wiped your tears away with your sleeve and hung your head in your hands to hide your face from him.
“I’m going to leave now. Do you want me to get Damian for you?” Jason asked comfortingly. He felt horrible for having to break a twelve year old’s heart like that but at the same time he didn’t want her developing feelings for him that he knew for a fact would never be requited. He figured it would be best to put this matter to rest before it got any more out of hand than it was. He only hoped Damian could help the poor girl move on.
Maybe his brother could use this as an opportunity to finally act on his crush for the little girl. Damian hadn’t said anything about it to Jason, but he could see by the look on his eye that the boy was absolutely smitten with his little friend.
The girl nodded mutely as an answer to his question. Jason sighed and patted the girl’s back once before getting up and leaving the room. He found Damian standing just outside the door, clearly eavesdropping. His face was red with rage and he started punching Jason’s middle repeatedly, the act having no effect on the big brother.
“You ass! What did you do to her?” He seethed, continuing his childish assault.
“I told her the truth. Now stop hitting me,” Jason said grabbing the kid’s fists to still them, “And go comfort your friend. She needs a shoulder to cry on right now.”
“I swear you better sleep with one eye open tonight, Todd.” Damian threatened but stepped away to go to his room and comfort his friend.