he also goes to law school

modern american age accurate school au!

so i was talking with my friend and discovered that if Law was 15 and a sophomore in highschool, Kidd, who’s 3 years younger, would be 12 and in middle school and Luffy, who’s 4 years younger then Kidd, would be 8 and in elementary school

Kidd would totally be that one kid who goes through a goth/punk phase in middle school (that never, ever ends, but he gets better at it later in life) and he probably shops only at hot topic and dyes some of his hair black because it looks cool and also robots are awesome he probably loves transformers

and Law would totally be a hipster that always wears plaid and is always on his phone or something. and he’d also be the guy who draws his logos on EVERYTHING. especially his backpack. and he’d have personally designed clothing with his logos. because seriously all of Law’s clothes and den den mushi and crewmates and his submarine and his CHEST AND BACK and EVERYTHING HE OWNS IN CANON has his jolly roger on it, except his Dressrosa outfit, which has Corazon on the back, which is a reference to both the person and the fact that he’s the captain of he heart pirates so that one also counts. also that Bepo plush was a gift to him from his adopted dad Rocinante/Corazon and he takes it with him everywhere

and Luffy is that dumb kid that Law probably has to babysit and Kidd hangs around because why not. Luffy only has meat in his backpack. nothing else. his teacher (who my friend and i decided was a 35 year old Crocodile) is very very annoyed by this

oh not to go back to kkg fam au but also

gai starts lecturing about the beauty of youth, but also the dangerous pitfalls, and how you must keep a strict eye on todays youth bc morals around illicit activities have softened since their age and kakashi interrupts him midway and is like 

“gai you knocked up your girlfriend in high school i dont think you can lecture the kids about that type of stuff, honey” 

and sasuke thinks its the funniest shit ever. so it becomes a joke where every time gai goes off on a tangent about safety and morals and keeping with the law sasuke or kakashi will interrupt with “ok but you got ur gf pregnant soooooo” 

and it genuinely doesnt bother gai bc he knows theyre just teasing and also hes just happy sasukes joking at him finally but it does embarrass him and make him sputter through the rest of his speech and he struggles to come up with good rebuttals 

anyways my point is when neji and lee/naruto and sasuke start dating gai tries to show lee how to put a condom on a banana and sasuke makes fun of him bc who doesnt know how to wrap it up and gai goes in on a long lecture about how ppl have too much faith in alternative forms of birth control which can be dangerous when condoms are the only truly effective way to prevent stds and how sasuke will thank him for this one day and then 

lee. interrupts him and says “if you know so much about condoms then whyd you knock your girlfriend up” and sasuke literally shrieks so long he has an asthma attack 

I wish to share something I discovered in 2016, which I find very profound and liberating; It is that God, unlike human beings, will never compare you to anyone else. He’ll only compare you to you. Who you were yesterday, who you are today, and who you will be tomorrow. Your only competition is, well, you.

Allah is not looking for perfection, but simply progress and realistic improvements within ourselves. With this in mind, you don’t have to worry about what people think, how great other people are and instead focus on your own personal (spiritual, physical etc) development, at your own pace. You will learn to accept that Allah has created everyone very differently, and that is okay. I used to have this self-limiting belief in what I can do, especially in UM law school where everyone is just freaking smarrrrt. So instead of ‘I’m gonna try my best’ I say 'there’s no use, there’s always going to be someone better’. I know, dumb and damaging indeed.

But Alhamdulillah towards the end of 2016, thanks to positive and supporting friends, I realized how important it is to have faith, both in God and myself & managed to incorporate a more positive psychological premise. Take it easy, but take charge. Work very hard. And by Allah’s grace and mercy, you will get what you want. He is just waiting to answer your prayers.

2016 was hands down the toughest yet most beautiful year in my life. I had my first ugliest heartbreak, got terribly sick & depressed, restricted to join so many activities & lost the people I love. But I also had my best semester in law school, performed well in class, had the best ramadan in my 22 years, found spectacular friends, bestowed with exciting opportunities and the list goes on. So no regrets. I’ve gotten over grieving on what is not meant to be mine, done crying buckets over things that are not in my control and now just looking forwards to be a better Muslim, and human being as a whole.

Thank you everyone for 2016, I am absolutely blessed beyond measure. Wishing all of you a kick-ass 2017.

With love & admiration,
Aisyah Shakirah Suhaidi

The story itself isn’t that impressive (but it’s cute ! Also canon lesbians) but their world is fascinating.

- The propaganda in school, where men in suits make sure the teachers give the right speech
- Kids show featuring a Magical Girl fighting Democracy when it goes against Equity. Because minorities matter too.
- Fairy tales ending with a “He and his wife abolished the monarchy and wrote a constitution which ensured Democracy and everyone’s happiness” (roughly)
- Magazines who have rules that they have to feature each and every race. Always.
- Laws that forbid behaviours considered as oppressive, even if they seem harmless.
- Efforts to make everyone equals, both physically and MENTALLY. Including more accommodations for more disabled folks.
- The cars. The glasses. The clothes. The hats. All redesigned to fit each race ! It seems that even toys are altered so that each race can find some representation
- The history ! How depending on where abd when they lived, races were treated very differently etc
- AN ENTIRE RACE WENT EXTINCT
- Correctional clinics, even for kids
- Clubs divided by race
- The science they use to explain why they are different. The science applies not only to humans but to animals too.
- Hints of geopolitics


( Yet somehow the doors aren’t designed to be high enough for centaurs… )

lesbiankouyou  asked:

I've been curious. What are your headcanons on the BSD characters if they were to go to college together? What would be their majors?

Hmmm~ Let’s see…

~Kunikida~

-Lives on campus with his roommate, Dazai, and is in classes to become a teacher.

-He volunteers for pretty much everything, and probably works part-time at a restaurant.

-He takes all of his classes seriously, and rarely goes to parties, but, when he does, there’s about an 80% chance he’s going to pass out drunk somewhere, so he never goes without a trusted [and sober] friend.

~Dazai~

-Lives on campus with his roommate, Kunikida, and is majoring in literature.

-He’s that student you see drinking way too much coffee at one in the afternoon while saying, “I’m going to die.” over and over again.

-He doesn’t go to parties anymore, because his parents are making him be more serious about his education.

-Probably works at a Starbucks and hates his life.

~Chuuya~

-Lives alone off campus, and is also majoring in literature.

-Doesn’t sleep, like, ever. He just kind of blanks for a moment or two and then snaps back to reality.

-Probably dating someone, but keeping it lowkey because his parents are really urging him to focus on school.

~Atsushi~

-Lives on campus in a co-ed dorm with Kyouka, who is a freshman, and majors in biology.

-He’s the scholarship student who has to work really hard to manage his grades and works two jobs to make money for food and clothes.

-Always gets lost on campus, regardless of how many times he’s gone somewhere.

~Akutagawa~

-Goes to the law school across the road from the main campus, and has an apartment.

-Only attends school when he absolutely has to, because he has medical issues.

-Works at Starbucks with Dazai.

~Kyouka~

-Undecided major, lives with Atsushi.

-The hungry student who will eat pretty much anything.

-Decorates her dorm with rabbit motifs on absolutely everything.

[That’s all I could come up with for now.]

anonymous asked:

hi sweety! could I please request some modern parenting hcs about Rocinante/Corazon and his s/o? Just imagine if they took care of lil Law lmao

Hello!! & of course!!

Taking care of lil Law

  • Law would be his first “baby” so he wouldn’t have any idea. His search history would be filled with YouTube tutorials on how to properly take care of a kid
  • He would constantly rely on his s/o for help
  • ^ Imagine his s/o arriving home, Corazon and Law both screaming, kitchen on fire, a variety of sauces splattered across the walls, furniture upside down, and the cat hanging from the light source…
  • ^ His s/o would proceed to mom the place, within a few hours the house is back in order and the two children have stopped crying lmao
  • If it wasn’t obvious the newborn stages are the worst for Cora, but once it’s the toddler stages it gets a bit easier
  • (They’re also his favorite)
  • He acts as chasing Law around is game, though he knocks things over in the process
  • Imagine Cora and his s/o playing as patients to little Doctor Law lmao
  • ^ and the two of them convincing Law to take off his doctor jacket so they can clean it 
  • The two would be inseparable, they’d go everywhere together, libraries the market, everywhere.
  • And when the time for Law to start preschool came plenty of tears were shed
  • ^ Though Cora definitely goes up to the school to join Law for lunch once (or thrice) a week

Parenting in General

  • Again, the new born stage is the hardest for him. He’s clumsy, afraid of hurting the baby, and he gets irritated by crying really quick
  • He adores the toddler stage, playing dress up or with any other toys is actually really fun (Kids make up good plot lines lmao)
  • Another reason for adoring the toddler stage is he loves seeing them become more and more talented at speaking and reading
  • ^ Of which he is responsible for (trips to the library and classical music help yo)
  • Again many tears were shed on the first days of school
  • Corazon the parent that is always there for every graduation, recital, science fair, and any other event involving his child
  • ^ He also is the parent who memorizes all of his kids friends and the drama that follows 
  • ^ “What the fuck?? Cynthia broke up with Clyde for Brian?? I thought she liked Garrett?? Damn”
  • Though he has no idea what he’s doing 99% of the time, he tries, and that’s all you can ask for. He’s a really good dad

anonymous asked:

I just read your SasuNaru Legally Blonde AU. it's AWESOME. is there a RoyEd version? (it's okay if there's not!)

Thank you!! I don’t really feel like royed works with legally blonde, because ed is certainly blonde and roy is a dick, but anyone who’s met ed would know that it’s ridiculous that he couldn’t do whatever he set his mind to, or that he wasn’t serious enough.

i think the closest that would happen in that scenario would be that there’s a war, a terrible war, and roy at 18 goes off to fight in it. he’s 23 and a lt. colonel when this child enters his ranks, this beautiful spitfire of a boy who hates fighting and this war with everything inside of him but doesn’t hesitate a second to go charging onto the battlefield to protect his fellow men at arms. and this boy is only 16 but how can that not call out to him, how can roy help but fall in love with that boy? and ed falls for him too, and they spend over a year stealing nights together and kisses in the middle of a warzone, and this is how they save each other

and the war ends, finally, and ed and roy get to go home. and ed is elated to put it all behind them, but roy can’t. he has to make change, he doesn’t want this to happen twice. so he leaves his cushy military position and decides to study politics, goes to law school because all the best politicians do. and maes doesn’t want to say it, but he does - that he’ll never be successful with his underage, male lover. and roy needs ed, but he also needs to succeed. and he could handle the sneers over his bisexuality, over the age difference which in a few years won’t be that noticeable. but what he can’t stand is the implication that he’ll have forced ed into this relationship. ed was only 16 when they got together, and roy was his commanding officer, and roy knows without doubt that ed chose him, but no one else will. so he breaks up with ed, tries to explain why but ed won’t listen, bites out that if roy just doesn’t love him anymore he should say so -

and roy surges forward and presses him against the wall, kisses him too hard and too fast and says, wrecked, that he would die for ed, kill for him, that he has. but ed says that that’s clearly not enough, and walks away.

he goes to his brother and winry and rages and cries, and winry is all ready to go to roy and kill him because how dare ed make it back alive only for this idiotic man to break his heart. but al stops her, a gleam in his eye, and is like which law school, exactly, is roy attending?

and it’s the one run by their teacher, of all things, the one who tutored them as children. and at 16 when ed went off to war he’d already had a masters, and it’s not too hard to scramble together his research and papers during the war into something approaching a thesis, and that’s how ed gets his doctorate before he’s even 19. and they go to izumi and pout and cajole and she refuses, says she wont allow her school to be made a mockery, and remains unmoved until ed whispers, “but i love him,” and oh god, if they’re  going to be like that about it, fine

so roy settles down for his first class of the year, logic 101, and his professor is ed. and he stares, mouth open until ed tells him to shut it, and this is the worst thing that could have ever happened to him. because maybe ed should have trouble keeping hold of class of people older than him, but he fought in a war and is smarter than all of them combined, so they listen and learn. and ed in his element, talking about theories and striding across the classroom, is even more beautiful than ed had been charging across bloodied sands. and ed won’t talk to him, says its improper for a professor and student to speak so intimately, and oh how the tables have turned

so roy tells maes and havoc and riza and everyone, and they all laugh at him. havoc shrugs and says easily, “you shouldn’t have broken up with him in the first place chief. you two have something special.”

“had,” roy corrects miserably. he sees ed almost every day, and his lecture soon becomes both his most hated and most loved times. ed’s good at teaching, whip smart and able to effortlessly breakdown his lectures for anyone who’s struggling. and roy thought ed could never be more beautiful than with the early morning desert sun lighting up his hair and eyes, but it turns out that ed with his sleeves rolled to his elbows and chalk on his face as he waves his arms about as he talks is basically the most gorgeous thing in the world to roy, so

and it really, really doesn’t take long for his new law school friends to notice that he’s in love with ed, which thankfully isn’t that strange since so’s half the class. and he endures it on both sides, his friends not understanding just how in love he is and ed there and beautiful and out of his reach. and this goes until he hears a rumor that one of the students, russell, has finally ensnared that hot logic proffesor’s heart, they apparently went on a date last night. and roy told himself he could handle it, he could, but instead he finds himself storming to ed’s office at seven at night and demanding “russell? really?” and ed blinks at him slowly from where he’s grading papers and is like what’s wrong with russell?? and roy just snaps and goes on this rant about he was trying to do the right thing, but ed is killing him, this is all killing him, and he’s accepted that he’ll be in love with ed for the rest of his life but ed doesn’t have to twist the knife this much -

“you’re still in love with me?” ed asks, eyes wide, pen still poised above the paper.

“of course!” roy bellows, “i loved you in war, i love you now, i’ll always love you ed, that’s not the point -”

and ed stands up and pins roy to his desk to kiss him, and they end up fucking in his office and it’s not until they’ve finished with roy’s head on ed’s shoulder that ed goes, “by the way, russell is my cousin.”

and roy feels like a giant idiot, but then ed kisses him again so he supposes it’s worth it.

ed actually really likes this teaching thing, so he sticks around and roy get’s known as the kid that’s dating that really hot teacher and not the asshole commanding officer that sexually assaulted his subordinate. roy’s a senator at age 36, and he’s done it all with ed at his side. when the truth that they’d served in the same unit makes its way out during the campaign it doesn’t ruin them as their competition had hoped, instead the public takes it as further proof that they’re in love and that roy is a good, loyal man, and roy speaks out against war and votes against violence and oppression and every night he comes home to ed, the love of his life, which is really the thing that makes it all worth it anyway.

the end

anonymous asked:

I saw you reblogged a post about wanting to know why Riley was so sheltered growing up and that's something I've wondered about also! I was just wondering if you have any of your amazing head cannons about her growing up and what happened to create the Riley committee?

I’m in kinda a weird mood so are you ready for mild angst?? Because that’s what you’re gonna receive. Lessgo.

  • OKAY SO Cory, Topanga, Shawn, and Eric all moved to New York City in May of 2000. That we know is canon (because I legitimately remember this show airing it’s finale episode in May okay I just can’t recall the exact date lol)
  • So they were there for around…10 months before Topanga got pregnant, that’s math and therefore also canon.
  • Here’s the thing though: New York City is really fucking expensive. They were moving there for Topanga’s unpaid internship. Her, Cory, and Shawn all still had to finish their last two years of college, and than Topy had law school. Eric was graduated but he had no idea of what he wanted to do with his life. None of them had jobs set up and waiting for them in the city, they all moved on a complete impulse.
  • Basically we can assume they were all poor as SHIT, okay.
  • So, Topanga was planning on making Shawn come with them behind Cory’s back, as we know. So let’s assume she managed to find a two bedroom apartment that they maybe could afford if they budget really hard. But even then, she wouldn’t have been expecting Eric to come with them.
  • So they get to this already pricy apartment but now they gotta call the landlord to get Eric’s name on the lease, which pushes the rent up even more. And they can’t fit two beds in either room- hell, they can’t even FIND a third mattress they can afford, but Shawn managed to find a beat up pull-out-bed-couch for next to nothing so Eric settle’s for sleeping on that in the living room.
  • Topanga is super busy with school and her internship, and she takes up a job in a mall or something. Cory’s overwhelmed with classes because he’s still trying to decide what he wants his major to be, and he still has his telemarketing job, which he is getting better at. Shawn’s grades are not doing as well as they were in Penbrook, which is stressing him out, so he throws himself into writing dumb little articles that sometimes the newspaper runs if he sends them in enough. He also manages to find some work in a auto garage, because his Uncle Mike put in a good word for him. Eric manages to get a bus-boy job at some restaurant.
  • I need you to be able to envision how shitty this apartment is, okay: Two tiny ass bedrooms, barely any closet space, one bathroom with pipes that Cory and Shawn have to tag-team to fix ALL THE TIME, wallpaper peeling off in some places, it’s New York so let’s be real, it probably had  an infestation of something or another. No working A.C. unit, just two ceiling fans that shake violently to the point where Topanga would rather have a heat stroke. It’s always vaguely dark for some reason, they can hear the upstairs neighbors fighting all the time, the carpeting is ripping up in a few places but they can’t do anything to fix it yet, really, because they’re all always so busy and broke. They can’t afford a tv yet, either, so they’re all saving up collectively so they can get one at a Black Friday sale. All four of their jobs together is just enough to make the rent, and most of the time they just eat whatever leftovers Eric brings home from work.
  • But they’re 4 friends in their early 20′s who are trying to make something of their lives, and sure it’s a shitty place but they just tell themselves this is a ‘brand new adventure’ and they have fun when they’ve got downtime.
  • They survive the summer months and head into Fall and Winter- they WERE able to get that tv, which they’re all thankful for because Shawn and Topanga really need to keep up with current events for both their classes and writing/internship work, and Eric misses mindless tv shows to keep him entertained (Cory did too, but he got more into reading over the months. So he’s less life-or-death about he tv lol)
  • They head back to Philly for all the Holidays, and try to sell it as if they’re having the time of their lives, because they all know that if they complain Alan will launch into a responsibility lecture and none of them have the energy to deal with that
  • So they slowly but surely start getting more and more on their feet, you know? They’re still broke and everything, but it’s nothing they can’t deal with.
  • But then it’s March, and Topanga finds out she’s pregnant.
  • She doesn’t tell anyone right away, and she’s freaking the fuck out. Even though she has very strong personal morals/personal belief system, she’s very seriously considering every option that involves her not having or raising this baby, because she just doesn’t think she can deal with this, for crying out loud she’s basically still a teenager, you cannot raise a baby properly if the law says you cant even drink yet! And everyone’s always so busy and she isn’t even sure they’re gonna be able to make the electricity this month!
  • But after like three days of her freaking-out-internal-monologue, Shawn accidentally knocks over the trashcan in the bathroom and discovers the pregnancy test. He waits until Cory and Eric both leave for work and then more or less forces Topanga to talk to him
  • Which isn’t exactly a normal Shawn move that Topanga would have expected, but she figures he probably knew where her thought process was going and he probably knew what that would do to Cory and he was also probably thinking about his birth mother he never managed to track down
  • So they spend hours talking this out and eventually Topanga decides she wouldn’t be able to deal with it if she didn’t keep this baby. Shawn supporting her 100% and she tells Cory when he gets home for dinner
  • Cory is PANICKED but also EXCITED AS FUCK but still super panicked, not even about money, just about the fact that they grew up in the suburbs of Philly, and that’s infinitively safer than New York City, and he’s just thinking of everything that could potentially hurt this baby
  • Like he really fucking wants to be a dad and not less than 40 minutes after hearing the news, he’s calling around for more jobs and looking up wanted ads in the paper. But you know how neurotic Cory can be. He’s in a constant state of worrying about ridiculous impossible things, and at the same time he feels like if he can’t prevent/protect everything, he’s less of a man. That’s Cory on an every day basis. Tell him he’s going to be a father? He’s become a walking mess.
  • He’s still excited though, and Topanga goes out of his way to calm all of his irrational worries and stay sane. She never tells him she seriously considered not keeping the baby and she swears Shawn to secrecy.
  • So life goes on, only now it’s a little more hectic. Cory finally decided on an Education major, and now in addition with the telemarketing he has a job tutoring kids at a community center, and another one working at a bakery owned by some nice Ukrainian lady who’s always very interested in hearing about his life and family. Topanga keeps her job at the mall, and also finds work in a bookstore. She still has her internship and is still fully focused on law school, she’s not planning on becoming some “I had high dreams until I got pregnant too young” stereotype. Eric quits the bus boy job and gets another job as a security man, which he doesn’t exactly want to do but it pays a little better and allows him to work only night-shifts, which means he can babysit for Cory and Topanga during the day while they’ve got school/their respective jobs, and that way they don’t have to worry about paying for daycare. Eric is PUMPED to be an uncle holy shit. Shawn doesn’t make many changes, because unbeknownst to everyone else, he’s thinking about moving out so there can actually be room for this baby.
  • Because, like…there is no room for this baby. And they’re all refusing to acknowledge that fact.
  • They can’t afford to buy much beside the absolute essentials, so they aren’t exactly swimming in toys or anything. But Cory and Topanga have shoved a crib into their room, only that takes up so much space that now they can’t close the door properly and have to squeeze past it to get in and out. A pile of boxes and baby supplies is just slowly growing in the living room- you know, play pens, diaper-changing station, clothes they manage to find at a Good Will. Bottles, breast pumps, a stroller, it’s all just in a ever-growing pile in the living room because there is NO WHERE to put it all.
  • But they all keep insisting everything is fine, everything will work out, they’re the Matthews for crying out loud! Cory still finds something new to panic about every day, but they always calm him down. Of course he’ll always be able to take care of his family! What’s the worse that could happen?
  • …It’s at this time I’m forced to point out that they would have been living in New York City, and Topanga would have been about 6 months pregnant, when 9/11 happened.
  • Yeah.
  • So that, obviously, wouldn’t have been good at all. Especially when they already had so much to worry and stress out about, and now they just…literally don’t know what’s happening in the world anymore. That would have been completely terrifying for them. Now Topanga’s completely on board with all of Cory’s paranoid ways, and Eric doesn’t think he can understand humanity anymore, and Shawn doesn’t know how to feel about all this.
  • Amy and Alan and Jedidiah and Rhiannon, who were already concerned about them being pregnant so young and living so far away in the first place, are now constantly trying to convince them to move back to PA.
  • But, paranoid as Topy now is, the law firm specifically wanted her in New York. They were not willing to let her transfer to a PA office. 
  • And even though Topanga had to wear a face mask to avoid all the smoke harming the baby once they were allowed back in the city, their apartment wasn’t really effected at all, they lived just far away enough to avoid damage.
  • So, they stayed, because Topanga worked her damn ass off for this job and she wasn’t about to quit. But she was still constantly on guard, you know? No one knew if anything else was gonna happen. The country’s entering a damn war. Stress levels are incredibly high and that’s not good for the baby at all. But she gives into the worrying, stops trying to tell Cory he’s being over dramatic. She’s worried too. So are Eric and Shawn.
  • The baby was positioned in the womb in a way that the sonogram couldn’t show them what the sex was. So they agreed on “Riley” since it was a cute, unisex name, and they bought a little brown stuffed teddy bear, because they couldn’t afford any other toys and this one had a smile on it’s face and Riley was going to need smiles and it was the only thing they could find that wasn’t either pink or blue
  • They’re reading parenting books in their spare time, Eric’s working almost non-stop until the baby comes to try and help save up a little more money. Shawn keeps focusing on the state of the world and how much he wants this baby to have a great life. That’s what the all want.
  • So then on December 6th, Topanga’s contractions get bad enough that she’s admitted to the hospital, but Riley’s apparently stubborn because our poor darling is in labor for two whole days.
  • Eric and Shawn sleep in the waiting room, Cory never leaves Topanga’s hospital bedside. Their families all show up but end up going to get motel rooms once it’s late and Josh starts fussing.
  • Shawn doesn’t sleep at all the entire time, because he’s stressed and overthinking and Eric’s snoring right in his ear. But he lucks out, because when Cory runs out into the waiting room at 4:30 in the morning on December 8th, yelling “IT’S A GIRL!”, that means Shawn’s the first one other than the parents who gets to hold her.
  • He tooooootally didn’t cry.
  • And after about an hour of not-crying over his adorable new Goddaughter, he leaves, saying he’s gotta get to work. He hugs Cory and Topanga tight, kisses Riley’s forehead, wakes up Eric in the waiting room with an affectionate shoulder-punch, and heads out.
  • They don’t hear from him at all after that, their entire hospital stay. Everyone’s concerned, but there haven’t been any admissions to the hospital that fit his description, so they’re left to assume he’s fine but busy. Maybe he’s just picking up extra hours at work? Maybe he lost his cell phone? No one puts that much thought into it, really. Topanga and Riley are kept in the hospital for two days after the birth, and everyone they know pops in and out, fawning over them, so they’re all a little distracted.
  • They finally get released, go home, and Shawn’s gone.
  • He had moved all his stuff out of his room, and shoved the crib and all their baby supplies in there.
  • He left his mattress where the pile used to be, with a note attached telling them to sell it for extra money.
  • The room, instead of being bare, now had a couple of pink flowers painted over the peeling wallpaper to liven it up a little, and he’d stuck a few of those foamy-green glow in the dark stars on the ceiling.
  • He left a note saying he’d taken his name off the lease, which would cheapen the rent a little bit, and he had called Jack to find out what country he and Rachel were in, and bought a ticket to head over there. He said he’d keep in touch.
  • They don’t hear from him for at least six months.
  • But they push through it all, because what else can they do? They can’t exactly just hop on a plane and drag Shawn back home, yelling at him for being dramatic. He was a big boy, they were all broke, and they had a little newborn baby girl to worry about.
  • So they quickly fall into a habit, because Riley is luckily a pretty easy baby.
  • Topanga has fun bonding with her and sharing these early moments with Cory while they’re allowed on Maternity/Paternity leave, but it doesn’t last long for either of them because bills have to be paid and internships have to be kept.
  • So Topanga wakes up at 5 every morning, to prepare bottles and everything for the rest of the day. The baby can usually hear her walking around after that’s done and starts getting fussy, so Topanga just calms her down in the rocking chair until Cory starts waking up around 6. He takes over, changing her/feeding her/what have you while Topanga gets dressed and heads out. Eric wakes up a little after 6:30 and takes over so Cory can get dressed and head out. Eric’s now in Full Nanny Mode for basically the rest of the day. He keeps her fed/changed/clean/alive, takes her on walks if the weather’s permitting, pulls funny faces to get her to laugh, everything basically. Cory get’s home around 5:30, he starts making dinner while Eric takes a quick nap, Topanga gets home at 6:30, they all eat together. Eric heads out for his job, the hours usually end up being around 7:30pm-3:00am. Cory and Topanga spend some time with each other and Riley, and after they put her to bed for the night they usually just finish up any work/homework they have left to do. Riley usually wakes up crying around 12:30 and 2. Which, obviously, they hate waking up for, but learn to tag team it out. Eric gets home and passes out on the couch bed and tries to be extra-quiet so he doesn’t wake anyone up. And the cycle repeats!
  • And this obviously isn’t the best schedule. Topanga is so swamped she barely has any time to talk, Cory is not exactly the best cook in the world, and somehow Eric is the one getting the least amount of sleep when this isn’t even his kid. But no one complains and they just keep going on with life.
  • Topanga’s hyper focused on everything, and Cory hates mindless repeating cycles. And they’re still so broke, because apparently they underestimated just how expensive babies can be.
  • So Cory stops buying contact lenses and teaches himself first aid and how to sew on his downtime, and starts picking up more hours at the bakery. Mrs. Svorski offers to babysit if he and Topanga ever need a night alone, and even let’s Cory bring Riley in to work with him if Eric gets sick or something.
  • Topanga decides if they cut sugar out of their diet, the grocery bill will drop dramatically and maybe that’d even help her loose the baby weight without wasting time on actual exercise. She hesitantly asks her boss if they could maybe start paying her at the law firm, as she’s been doing considerably more than the other interns. It’s the only time she’s been ‘hesitant’ in her entire life, but they agree so now they’ve got a little more income.
  • Things go on, Riley keeps growing. She goes from smiling huge, toothless smiles, to babbling and laughing, to crawling, to walking, to talking. She seems to be outgrowing her clothes every other day, so they’re always at the Goodwill trying to find more for her, and of course the 20 year old’s with a baby are getting dirty looks, which drives Topanga up a wall. Sometimes she can’t bring herself to deal with it, and ends up begging Amy and Alan for any hand-me-downs from Morgan.
  • Eric becomes way too familiar with catchy jingles on little kid shows, he considers it a form of torture. But if he turns it off, she starts crying, so then he has to grab her teddy bear and come up with some song and dance number for him to perform to keep her happy, so even then he still can’t escape the catchy jingles. Ugh.
  • But he loves hearing her little laugh too much so he’s not actually going to complain.
  • When she first started walking, Cory took 2 full weeks to baby-proof literally every surface of the apartment. He was not taking any fucking chances omfg.
  • Ever since the priest dropped her in the middle of her Baptism, Cory has had the sneaking suspicion that his daughter is going to be very accident-prone. He wanted to combat that every chance he got lmao.
  • Cory gets very used to doing his homework while carrying her around. He’ll usually be lightly bouncing her in one arm, and reading out loud from his textbook in his other, as he walks aimlessly around the apartment. Riley seems to absolutely love it and after a while, he finds he can’t really concentrate on his work as well if he’s not doing it.
  • Riley’s first word was “Beary!”, yelled in a bit of a panic when she dropped him while Cory was carrying her to the bakery one day since Eric caught the flu. Cory totally cried, like, a lot, so her second word of “Dada” came very quickly because the poor little thing couldn’t understand why he was crying awwww
  • A couple days after that she started up with “Unca Eeer-ick”, and then got the hang of yelling out names of characters on the Disney Junior shows, or just random things she saw like ‘burd!’ or “twee!” and stuff like that.
  • It took her a couple months to say ‘Mama’ and Topanga was reeeeeeaally upset about it omg
  • Cory kept trying to convince her it was just that Riley was having trouble with ‘m’s or something, but they both knew it was because Topanga was always so busy, and maybe Riley’s baby mind didn’t really comprehend who she was? But they also knew they couldn’t really DO much about that, because Topanga needed the job. So she just suffered on until Riley yelled “Mama!”, finally, on her first birthday, when Topy had surprised her with a little cupcake that had a #1 on it.
  • The holidays were interesting. They took her down to Philly for her first Halloween, and Amy and Alan found an adorable little kitten costume for her, so they put a costume clad Riley in a wagon and let ‘big boy’ Josh wheel her around the neighborhood with him when they all took him trick-or-treating. It was super cute okay.
  • Thanksgiving, they had fun. Morgan found Riley a cute little dress and took her on a walk through the neighborhood, mostly because she just wanted all her friends to think she was cool since she was a Godmother, but Riley had fun.
  • Christmas was pretty…yikes, because Cory and Topanga really couldn’t afford to get her anything, and they know she’s not gonna remember her first Christmas, but it was really upsetting for them, you know? The family came through, so at least she still got stuff, but try telling that to Cory ‘I’m-A-Failure-As-A-Man’ Matthews, okay? No one could get her stuffed animals because Cory, Topanga and Eric weren’t sure if they had a bed bug infestation going on but they were suspicious, so everyone mostly got her Dr. Seuss books and some dress-up jewelry and building blocks, stuff like that. Josh had insisted on giving her his own present, so Amy took him to the dollar store and he got a little tiny basketball for her.
  • So anyway, Riley keeps growing. She’s understanding more and more, she can talk more, she’s learning how to read and write.
  • She’s SO expensive.
  • And obviously Cory and Topanga expected this, but they were really off in their estimates. She keeps getting bigger, she needs new clothes. She needs new shoes. She eats solid food now. She should, really, be starting pre-school, but they just can’t find a place. All the ones near them are grosser than the apartment, and the ones that aren’t are too pricy. They decide to just keep her out of school until 1st grade, but now they and Eric also have to figure out how to teach her all the skills she’d be learning in pre-school and kindergarten.
  • She needs more doctors visits because she keeps getting ear infections. She needs vaccines. They have to figure out how to potty train her. They have to figure out how to explain to her why she can’t have whatever doll or toy she saw a kid playing with on the playground without flat out telling her that they have money problems. They don’t want her to know that, they don’t want her to know anything bad that’s going on. They’re still incredibly paranoid and wary and wanting to protect her from everything, from terrorists to kidnappers to poverty to the common cold. She’s got such a bright smile, and they think that if they can keep it there, everything will work out.
  • And then, of course, their asshole landlord ups their rent!
  • It’s getting…like, a LOT harder for them to keep it together. They’re swimming in bills they can’t pay. Cory’s just upset because he can’t figure out a way to fix this and keep his family happy. Topanga is always pissed off because she never envisioned her life going this way, and she doesn’t resent Riley, per say, because she’s the sweetest little girl and she loves her to death. But she still can’t help wondering what her life would be like if she never got pregnant in the first place.
  • So Topanga throws herself into work even more and starts becoming distant and snaps at Riley easier. Riley will ask her for help with a word or something, but if Topanga’s busy she’ll get mad and Cory’s left to remind her that the kid is only 3. Riley enters into the question-asking phase, and wants to be her mommy’s shadow, but Topanga’s so stressed it’s driving her up a wall. Riley wants to know why people shoot them mean looks when they’re out in public or trying to get clothes? Riley wants to know why she can’t have an American Girl Doll like the girls on the playground? ‘Because, Riley, you need to hush up while I’m trying to work!’. And Topanga really doesn’t mean anything by that, really, but have you ever met a little kid? They internalize shit like that for a living.
  • They don’t realize she’s internalizing it for a while, though. But Cory and Topanga start fighting a lot more often.
  • Eric doesn’t know about it because they usually bottle everything up until after Riley’s in bed, but he’s pretty suspicious.  Cory looked like he was going to explode one night at dinner when out of the blue, Topanga blinked in surprise and said “Why is Riley wearing glasses?” and Cory had to explain that they had bought them for her 4 months ago.
  • That’s what they always fight about. Topanga is always upset about money, and while Cory is too, he’s more focused on the fact Topanga seems to blame their money troubles on Riley. They think Riley’s asleep and can’t hear them, but the walls are pretty thin in this apartment and more often than not Riley’s under her bed or in her closet with Beary the Bear-Bear, praying they’ll stop soon.
  • Neither of them really yell for the most part, but it’s loud enough that Riley can hear them and they can’t hear her crying. The only time actual yelling happened was after Topanga had to rush Riley to the emergency room because she had an allergic reaction to eating some pineapple when Topy had given her a little fruit cup with lunch. Topanga was confused and freaking out, but Cory got to the hospital FUMING because ‘Topanga, the doctor told us barely two weeks ago she’s allergic to pineapple! You were standing next to me when he told us!’
  • So after all of this, Riley just hates yelling or fighting or angry talking of any kind. It freaks her out.
  • After the huge hospital bill they had to pay on top of everything else, Amy and Alan offered to watch Riley for a little bit while they tried to get everything together. It’d be cheaper without a little kid there for a bit, they’ll be able to stop drowning and find their footing. The tell Riley she’s only going there for a few days, but it ends up being a month and a half. That sticks with her.
  • Cory drives her down alone, and in the car he offhandedly asks her “Are you going to miss any friends?” you know, like he’s just trying to make conversation.
  • But Riley’s like “I’m bringing Beary the Bear-Bear with me?” and Cory’s just like “Don’t you have friends from the playground? Eric takes you there almost every day.”
  • But then Riley’s like “The girls done usually wanna talk ta me because they have diffrent toys and my clothes are always messy. Uncle Earick talked ta some of their mommy’s and I heard them say they see-d me when you and mommy take me shopping fer clothes, and they ‘didn’t like eet?’ Or someding. And the boys are just gross.”
  • So now Cory is like f u c k because although he fully supports her view on boys, it never really occurred to him that like people would be acting like that to a little girl???? Judge him and Topanga all you want but don’t tell your kids they can’t talk to an innocent child? His daughter’s only friend is a stuffed bear. He’s freaking out. None of this is Riley’s fault at all, and he’s starting to realize she’s probably internalizing some of this.
  • So they stop off at Rite Aid or something to get some snacks because Riley was hungry. So Cory’s checking out the candy aisle because he hasn’t had sugar in soooo looong, and Riley wandered off but he’s still got her in his eye sight. She just seems to be looking around.
  • He eventually grabs something to snack on, and heads over to get her, when he realizes she’s in the toy aisle and he’s like…shit.
  • But to his luck, she wasn’t eyeballing Barbies or anything. There’s this stuffed, fluffy, purple cat and she’s staring at it with these huge eyes and she very clearly wants it. But she’s not saying she wants it. When she notices he’s there she just asks him if they’re leaving now. And he realizes she’s not saying anything because she’s figured out they’re broke and if she asks for something, her parents will probably get upset, and she just wants to be a good girl. Cory can feel his heart cracking omfg.
  • So he tells her they’re leaving and she skips ahead to the cash register and he grabs the stupid cat and pays for it while she’s not looking. It was only like 3 bucks anyway. His kid deserved more than just one little stuffed bear for a friend.
  • So they finish the trip to his parents house and right before they go in, Cory hands her the little cat and she starts squealing because she can’t believe he actually bought it for her. Which is definitely a little heartbreaking to him, that’d she’d get so excited over one stuffed animal. But then again, it was really officially only the second stuffed animal she owned. She asked him why she was getting a present if it wasn’t her birthday or Christmas yet, and he tells her it’s because he knows she’s been sad but he only wants her to focus on the happy things in life. Because she’s a kid, that’s what they’re supposed to do!
  • She’s with her grandparents and Uncle Josh a lot longer than she thought she would be, and she’s trying to not be upset about that because she is having fun with them. Amy and Alan were highkey emotional because Morgan was in her first semester of college, and decided to take this opportunity to spoil Riley rotten. Cory and Topanga called 5 times a day, every day, Eric drove down at least once a week to see her. Josh wasn’t mean to her like the playground kids even though he was older than her, so that was fun. But he had school during the day, so she still was all alone with Beary and the cat for the most part.
  • It was the first Halloween she went trick-or-treating. Amy and Alan dressed her and Josh up in matching costumes, superman and supergirl.
  • Her parents drove down on weekends. She always cried when they left.
  • She had fun seeing everyone on Thanksgiving
  • Finally, Cory and Topanga came to get her and bring her home on her 4th birthday. They stayed late and had a little family party for her. Feeny gave her a big book about the planets, which she adored, and Eric got her a little princess tiara, and Amy baked a huge cake for her. Shawn mailed a couple age-appropriate children’s books he found, Josh drew her a picture. She liked all of that, but the best present she got was going home with her parents.
  • They still fight, sure, but Riley just feels better being closer to them. She’s all but convinced herself the extended stay with her grandparents is her fault, and that’s part of the reason why she was so confused and surprised Cory gave her a present before that started
  • She’s got this cat basically glued to her, just like Beary, by the way.
  • Topanga was a little annoyed that Cory unnecessarily spent money on it, but she got over that quick enough when she saw how attached Riley was.
  • Because, you know, Topanga does love the kid. She just doesn’t have good coping methods. But Riley’s so sweet and well meaning and goofy, who couldn’t love that smile? Every time Topanga snaps at Riley, she ends up being madder at herself.
  • Like, the end goal for both of them is “Give Riley an amazing life and keep her smiling and happy”. The difference is, Topanga freaks out about how to do that in the future, while Cory is more focused on day-by-day.
  • For Christmas that year, they manage to get enough money together to buy her a Wendy Darling costume, since Peter Pan had recently become her favorite movie.
  • She’s obsessed with this costume, she wants to wear it all the time. She runs around in it, talking in a little bad-British accent, asking if anyone has seen Peter, pretending her bear and cat are Lost Boys and she has to be their ‘mother’ to protect them from Hook, stuff like that. It’s super cute okay.
  • So anyway, now it’s Spring Time and Eric’s taking her to the playground daily again. And it’s a Wendy-Week, which means she’s fully in character and refuses to stop, and at the playground all she wants to do is lay on her stomach across the swing so when Eric pushes her she can pretend she’s flying.
  • Only they get there one day and she just sits on the swing normally so he’s like???? What’s wrong???? And she says something like, maybe the other kids don’t wanna play with her because she’s a bad girl or something
  • And Eric is like???? “Riley that’s ridiculous you’re literally the sweetest little girl I’ve ever met what are you talking about?”
  • And Riley likes talking to Eric about ~problems~ more than Topanga for the sole reason that Topanga always says “Don’t be ridiculous/silly” while Eric just says “That’s ridiculous/silly”. But she’s not opening up and he is so concerned omg.
  • Instead she asks him if she’s going to be going to Grandma and Grandpa’s house again and he’s like??? I don’t know? Why?
  • “Because Mommy and Daddy always fight on the last Friday of every month and that’s this week and last month it was really bad and the last time I heard them yell that much they didn’t wanna see me afterwards so they made me stay with Grandma and Grandpa.”
  • And Eric is like F U C K
  • HE DIDN’T EVEN KNOW THEY WERE ACTUALLY FIGHTING LOUD ENOUGH THAT RILEY COULD HEAR THEM
  • He knew Cory and Topanga had no idea she could hear them. And the fact that she figured out when it would happen because of the rent??? F u c k. Not to mention he didn’t realize the no-friends thing was bugging her that much, because she’s only four so he just thought she was fine with the stuffed animals. Not to mention she clearly has developed some ‘everything-is-my-fault’ complex and thought she was a bad girl. No amount of funny or weird Uncle Eric jokes could fix this one. What the fuck was he supposed to do here omg????
  • So he asks her what she usually does when her parents are fighting, and she tells them she either crawls under the bed or in her closet because small spaces make her feel better. She takes Beary and her purple cat and recently she started drawing stuff with some loose paper she found and the crayons she had gotten for Christmas. Eric’s heart is highkey breaking here omg.
  • And he just doesn’t know how to really explain the whole situation to her? So he just takes her home and distracts her by letting her do his hair and makeup so they could have an “authentic” princess tea party. Cory caught some pictures before Eric noticed he’d come in the door.
  • So anyway, Eric calls out sick for work that night, and after Riley’s asleep-like, he waits until he can hear her snoring- he tells Cory and Topanga everything she said and they’re like f u c k
  • They wanna fix it, but they’re like, she’s only 4, right???? She’ll forget about this.
  • So they spend the next few days spoiling her as much as they can afford to, and telling her she’s a good girl every chance they get. Cory and Topanga make a conscious effort to make sure she’s actually asleep if they’re going to have an argument.
  • It works, for the most part, but not as much as they think it has. She still has already retained all this, you know? So it’s harder for her to shake it. But she sees her parents are making an effort, so she makes even more of an effort to be a Good Girl than she already had been.
  • Okay, so now she’s like 5.
  • Still tightly bubble wrapped, but she knows things are happening, you know? She can tell by the looks on her parents faces whether or not they argued the night before. Sometimes they wake her up without realizing it. Sometimes she’ll come into the room and they’ll immediately stop whispering to each other, and when she asks them what they were talking about they tell her it’s nothing to worry about.
  • She still definitely feels like a burden, though. She sees people walking around in fancy clothes, and driving nice cars, and eating huge dinners in restaurants , and playing with a lot of toys, and she’s at the point where whether or not someone directly says it to her, she knows it’s her fault that her parents don’t have all that. She knows all the mean looks people give them when they go out together is her fault. She knows her parents fight about money a lot is her fault. She knows her daddy looks sad whenever he’s on the phone with Uncle Shawn, and considering how cold he is to her, that’s probably her fault too. She’s a bad girl, she knows it. And it bugs her, so she tries to find ways she can be good.
  • One night she asks her dad why Eric always seems so tired, ‘doesn’t he know sleeping is good! Or does he have nightmares or something?’ and Cory had to explain to her that because of his job schedule, he only really gets about 3 hours a night before he wakes up around breakfast time to take care of Riley.
  • And this poor girl omfg she’s just…Great. ANOTHER thing that’s my fault!!!
  • So she decides she wants to help right. So the next morning when Cory comes in to tell her it’s breakfast time, she starts swearing up and down that she feels sick and doesn’t want breakfast and just wants to stay in bed.
  • And no little kid can lie and it’s RILEY so Cory’s like “Sweetheart not telling the truth is wrong” which is like UGH everything she does feels wrong
  • So she breaks and tells Cory that she wants to sleep in so Eric can sleep in because he’s always so tired and that doesn’t seem fair because he does everything for her can’t you let her do this one thing for him????
  • And Cory knows he really shouldn’t let this happen bc kids need breakfast and he doesn’t want to mess up Eric’s sleep schedule but Riley’s pulling massive puppy eyes so he gives in, and leaves a note explaining the situation to Eric on the coffee table
  • But Riley’s not able to fall back asleep and she can’t think of anything she can do to keep herself entertained that won’t wake up Eric but she’s DETERMINED so this fucking angel just lies in bed doing absolutely nothing and making no noise for SIX DAMN HOURS until Eric comes in around noon like “PRINCESS OH MY GOD YOU DIDNT HAVE TO LET ME SLEEP IM FINE” omfg
  • And Riley’s going on a tangent bc obviously yes she did have to let him sleep because he does everything and he’s always tired and she just wanted to help him and be good and Eric’s so fucking touched he’s tearing up omfg
  • So he gives her lunch and helps her get dressed and then decides to take her out for ice cream just for being a sweetheart which has her all excited
  • He even braided her hair for her, which he kinda hated doing but Riley loved braids and he was the only one in the house that could get her curls to stay in place.
  • So they go get ice cream, goof around, he takes her to the park, they have a good day.
  • Until Eric gets a little distracted
  • Some new nanny that’s new to America and is working for some rich family that just moved to the city is shooting him massive flirt eyes. And Eric’s been…well, very focused on helping to raise Riley and his job these past five years, he hasn’t really had a moment to himself in a while.
  • So it’s been a long time since he’s had some massive flirt eyes thrown at him, and he kinda missed that so he starts chatting her up. The talk for a few minutes and he makes the suggestion of getting the kids together for a playdate, which is genius, because Riley gets a human friend and he gets a hot nanny. She’s apparently into this because she points out her kid, a tiny little blonde boy over by the slide (why the hell is he wearing a turtleneck in May?), and he looks around to see where Riley ran off to…Just in time to see some creep grabbing her by the hair and trying to pull her over the fence, where his fucking black truck is waiting with someone in the drivers seat
  • FUCK
  • He screams and she screams which gets the attention of some patrolling cops nearby, who run over. Eric starts running over, and the creep drops Riley but she hits her head on the ground hard before he can get there. One of the cops starts chasing the car, shouting into his walkie-talkie or whatever, and the other one is calling a fucking ambulance because Riley’s unconscious and her heads bleeding where the guy yanked to hard f u c k
  • So now they’re in the hospital waiting for Cory and Topanga to get there, and the doctor has already assured Eric that Riley’s perfectly fine but he is freaking the fuck out okay omfg you can’t really blame him
  • Cory and Topanga get there and are all crying and Riley’s still out cold but they get a call saying the police caught the guys thank God
  • So at some point Riley wakes up, but she doesn’t open her eyes right away because her head hurts, so the rest of the room doesn’t notice she’s awake and continue their crying-conversation sesh
  • And the gist of what they’re saying is basically “We wanted to protect her so much and something like this goes and happens! Can’t we do anything right for this kid?  We just want her to be safe and happy! Life wouldn’t be the same without that huge smile of hers! Her smile alone could change the world, what would we ever do if it was gone? Just thinking about the fact those men almost got her makes me sick. I don’t know what I’d do if Riley wasn’t happy and smiling, I don’t think I’d be able to deal with it!”
  • Now, that’s all very good and understandable things for them to be saying.
  • But Riley’s not getting that, she’s five! She thinks she’s a bad girl that causes problems in her family’s lives, and now they’re crying about how much they just want her to smile.
  • So basically, she’s hearing “They only ever want me when I’m happy and smiling.”
  • Which is NOT the case, but the thought is already in her head. She can’t get it out.
  • So she let’s them know she’s awake and decides to spend the rest of her life being the perfect little girl who smiles all the time and is always happy and is never a burden.
  • And…here’s the thing that helps twist her bad logic even further. Things start getting better for them.
  • Cory and Topanga are both done with school now. Cory’s finally about to become a full time teacher, he’s got a job lined up and waiting for him when school starts in the fall thanks to Riley’s Uncle Jonathan. Until then, he’s still catching shifts at Svorski’s Bakery because he can’t seem to bring himself to leave, so that’s some extra cash. Topanga has FINALLY graduated to Full Blown Lawyer Queen, and that helps a lot.
  • They don’t have to budget down to the final penny anymore. The day Topanga gets her first pay-check, she goes out and splurges on Riley.
  • Just comes home with the prettiest dresses and clothes she could find, a bunch of stuffed animals, new books, a necklace with her name on it, shoes that don’t have holes in them, a bunny shaped night light, a cd player, and a bunch of candy. Riley had never been so surprised in her life, and Topanga really wishes she had thought to get a camera to capture her face when she gave it all to her.
  • They tell her about a month after the almost-kidnapping that they’re moving.
  • Mostly because they want her in a safer neighborhood. Partly because the new neighborhood had better schools and she was starting first grade in a few months. Partly because this way they’d be closer to Cory’s job and he wouldn’t have to waste money on a long cab ride.
  • She didn’t really know how to feel about moving itself. Like, it felt weird, but at the same time it’s not like she had any friends or emotional attachment to the apartment itself, you know? She’s only upset when she finds out Eric’s not coming with them
  • They tell her that with her being in school all day, they won’t need him to watch her when Cory and Topanga are at work. And the new apartment is right over Mrs. Svorski’s bakery, and they can afford the rent without Eric, and if they ever need a babysitter Mrs. Svorski is right downstairs always willing to help.
  • Riley is NOT FOR THIS PLAN
  • But she needs to stay happy to keep them happy, so she doesn’t say anything but she hugs Eric extra tight on moving day and orders him to call her every chance he gets. Eric totally cries after he leaves lol
  • The new apartment has three bedrooms, so she doesn’t see why they had to make a big deal about Eric not coming when he could’ve fit. Obviously it’s not going to occur to her that her parents are planning on having another kid
  • So, they get all moved and settled in. Riley’s blown away by how big it seems, and she almost screams when she sees the window in her room. It’s so huge and it lights the whole room up, unlike the other apartment that was dark all the time. She asks (begs) her mom if she can start a garden on the fire escape, and Topanga thinks that’s a great idea and buys some pre-planted flowers for her.
  • So, happy little family. Cory and Topanga don’t fight anymore, they can afford nice things, and everything’s calm, and apart from worrying about starting school soon, Riley should be the happiest little girl in the world.
  • And…she is for the most part. She knows she’s lucky. But everything went from so bad to so good so fast, and she’s still on edge about the guys in the car, and neither of her parents, like, want to acknowledge that. Like…they act like fighting never happened, and other than Cory putting the baby monitor back in her room, they act like the kidnapping thing never happened. They never…reference the old apartment or anything, and Riley just finds the whole thing weird and confusing.
  • But if she brings anything about it, they just change the subject. Immediately ask her if she’s excited for school or nervous to make friends.
  • Which she is, so the distraction tactics usually tend to work on her
  • She wonders if anyone will ever want to be her friend, other than Beary and the purple cat. She talks to them a lot.
  • She tells Beary all her problems, how she feels about the move and how she doesn’t know why her parents don’t want talk about everything that happened in their old home. She talks to Beary about being scared but excited about school, and how she’s worried no human will ever wanna be her friend. Beary’s a great listener.
  • She doesn’t talk much to her purple cat, but she likes to keep it near her. She hugs it when she’s feeling down- it makes her feel like anything can be possible. Her parents can stop fighting about money, she can make a friend, cats can be purple. It calms her down.
  • She tells her parents about being worried about not making friends exactly once. They tell her of course she’ll make a friends, she just has to let the universe do it’s job.
  • She doesn’t know what that really means.
  • Then a little girl climbs through her window.
  • And sure, she was freaked out at first, because look what happened the last time she talked to a stranger? But the girl promised she was nice, and just wanted to come in because she heard singing, so Riley thought it was probably okay.
  • Maya Penelope Hart is her name, and she tells Riley she ran away because she didn’t want to hear her parents arguing.
  • Riley would have never thought to run away, that was even scarier than fighting, but she hates yelling so much she thinks she can understand Maya’s thought process. And Maya seems really cool, so Riley wants to become best friends with her, and that’s exactly what they do.
  • Riley loves Maya, Maya loves Riley, Riley’s parents love Maya. It’s great!
  • Until…it gets weird.
  • Riley is so happy that her parents treat Maya like Riley’s sister rather than Riley’s best friend, because she know it means a lot to Maya. But sometimes, it seems like they act as though she has the worst life possible, but from what Maya has shared, it sounds a little similar to her life, but if Riley ever tries to say anything about that, her parents tell her to be quiet.
  • “You’re so lucky Riley, and you need to be a good friend to Maya.” “Sweetie, Maya’s problems are very complex, you wouldn’t exactly understand it.” “Maya just needs you to be the best friend you can be, okay?”
  • And Riley just doesn’t get why it’s different, doesn’t get why just because they have a nice life now means she can never talk about their old home, doesn’t get why they act like Maya’s life is a tragedy and Riley’s wasn’t. But her parents need her always happy and smiling, and so does Maya now, so she doesn’t say a word to anyone but Beary the Bear-Bear and does everything she can to be happy and bubbly and make others happy.
  • She doesn’t get why Maya doesn’t believe in hope, though. Has she never had a purple cat?
  • Maybe Riley can be a purple cat.
  • School starts, and people seem to sorta like her there. She likes it when people like her, she likes it when she can make others smile.
  • She throws a Halloween party and meets a Dracula in a turtleneck and glasses. He saves her life and that’s how she found her second human friend
  • (Well…she’s pretty sure he’s human, anyway.)
  • The years go on, Riley, Maya and Farkle get as close as can be. Riley has gotten a lot better at acting happy non-stop, embraced the fact that she has to keep smiling. She likes smiling, and making others feel good, so it’s luckily not that much work. She still tells Beary the Bear Bear all her secrets. If she ever feels like she’s slipping up, getting sad or maybe loosing hope in herself, she draws a purple cat to make her feel better.
  • It feels almost symbolic, sorta, when Auggie bit Beary’s face off. Everything about her life had done a 180 so fast, and her parents were trying to act like it hadn’t. Maya was the only one that had problems, and then they had a second child, one they planned and had in financial stability, who would never be sad or feel like he had to be happy in the first place, and here he is biting the face off literally the only reminder of what her life used to be. That is symbolism, right? Maybe she should ask Farkle and pass it off as something she read in a book.
  • Her parents want to throw Beary out now that he doesn’t have a face, but Riley just can’t bring herself to do it. He was the only one she didn’t have to be happy 24/7 for. He listened to her problems. He made her feel safe. He made her feel like she hadn’t been imagining the first few years of her life. She couldn’t get rid of him.
  • Meanwhile, Maya is still kicking up a fit every time something goes mildly wrong in her life. Farkle’s parents fight often, and do it so violently things are getting thrown at each other. They’re both pretty miserable, and they both agree Riley is the brightest spot in their life. They want to keep her that way.
  • That’s how they decide to form the Riley Committee. It wasn’t entirely selfish motivations, right? Why wouldn’t Riley always want to be happy?
  • She can almost always tell when they’re specifically hiding things from her, but for the most part she drops it and lets it happen. She loves her friends, she wants them happy. If people are happy because she’s happy, then so be it. She sees the looks in their eyes, in her family’s eyes, whenever she’s upset about something. It’s a lot of pressure, but she can handle it. What’s wrong with always being happy?
  • …Some days, she really doesn’t want to be happy. But it’s not about her. So she smiles and looks for the imaginary bird.
  • THIS IS SO LONG I HATE MYSELF
American gets 15 years for stealing a sign in North Korea.

The Atlantic isn’t sure if North Korean officials coerced a confession out of 21-year-old Otto Warmbier who’s now been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a sign.

Have you seen this confession??

The Atlantic notes that Warmbier is wearing civilian clothes and his hands are free, implying that there’s no coercion involved here, but are you listening to these words?

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modern lumatere: balthazar | (au) the prince goes to law school (insp)

“Balthazar pledged to die protecting the royal house of Lumatere.”

“Every day he would go off with Sir Topher to learn the languages of the land and be instructed on the politics of the surrounding kingdoms. He learned the secrets of our royal courts…“

yawniebug  asked:

Thanks for writing that piece of wonderful Legally Blonde!AU. It makes so much sense. Eggsy was never just a physically capable young man. To me, he was also intelligent, but perhaps never got to develop his more academic side due to the pressures from Dean. To me, Eggsy's brain is his hidden ace. I would love to see him SLAY (absolutely slay) law school and then romance the hell out of Harry. I love it. Keep on writing, you marvelous person.

Harry says in the movie that Eggsy has a huge I.Q., which is part of the reason I thought about this AU if we’re being real here~

Basically, the plan is Eggsy is Elle Woods, dumped by Charlie Hesketh (Warner) who goes to Oxford for Law School and gets engaged to Roxy (Vivian.)

Angry that Charlie is such an arsehole, Eggsy passes the entrance exam into Oxford with flying colors, sending in a video of him doing parkour and modeling his Adidas trainer collection (he’s shirtless in part of the video, knowing half of the admissions committee is comprised of cougars.)

Cue his arriving to Chester King’s class, armed to the teeth with his laptop and books (because here’s where we deviate from the movie.) Eggsy is determined to kick Charlie and Roxy’s arses in law school, but instead of being looked down upon for being unprepared for class and appearing superficial, Eggsy is judged by his accent and rough demeanor. 

He makes friends in Merlin, the owner of a nearby tech shop, who fixes his laptop often, as well as Percy, another law student who frequents Merlin’s shop.

Last but not least, he meets Harry Hart, an attorney who works under Chester King. 

The case that Eggsy wins at the end of the fic will be in defense of Lance, a friend of Percy, who was accused of breaking and entering Richmond Valentine’s home and murdering him. 

Disclaimer: I’m aware that Oxford doesn’t have a law school per say, it’s the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford. Real research to be determined xD

1001paperboxes  asked:

If they were growing up in modern times, what kind of careers do you think everyone would have? (I hope you don't mind all of my asks being about the group at large!)

Noo, I love questions about the group at large! they’re my favourite, bring them on!

I could definitely see Enjolras becoming a community organizer after his law studies. He wants to enpower the people, and distribute the power where he knows people’s strenghts are. He’s not looking for success for himself; he would have been a brilliant lawyer, of course, but he’d much rather stay close to the community and everyone fighting together.

Combeferre would have been a university professor; possibly in history or philosophy. He’s studied for a long time and he loves being on campus. He has a nice office with a candy bowl on his desk for the students who come ot him for help. He encourages students to pursue their dreams, stay up for night on end just to help them find scholarships. He’s the most positive autority figure a lot of these students ever had in their lives.

Courfeyrac is the only one who ends up actually being a lawyer. He opens a firm with Marius. He takes a lot of probono cases, and he works especially well with children. Despite his hate of lawyers, even Bahorel is proud of the work they do.

Prouvaire becomes something of an art patron - he publishes a little, enough for the royalties to cover the expenses he refuses to use his family money for. At first he was a bit hesitant and wondered if he should do a Pontmercy and refuse, but he’s always been close to his family, and they’re proud of him for putting the money to good use, support local artists, and, hey. If it also means he’s free to follow his dreams and live of his art, he should take adventage of it, at least for everyone else who couldn’t.

In college Feuilly wrote for this small community newspaper, which encouraged him to study international journalism. He was away a bit as a foreign correspondant for a bigger newspaper, and when he came back, he found the small community paper on the brink of bankrupcy. So he buys it for basically pocket change and starts publishing again, with a definite focus on social justice and international events.

Bossuet goes back to college after being kicked out of law school - and he becomes a social worker. He’s fantastic at it, because he’s been poor, he’s been homeless, he’s been in the same situation a lot of the people he works with are. It’s not an easy job and he often comes home totally exhauted, but he know he’s making more of a difference than he would have as a lawyer.

Joly is a doctor, of course - in a children’s hospital. His office is covered in drawings from his little patients, and he has a wardrobe full of brightly coloured accessories, cartoons scrubs and labcoats.

Grantaire and Bahorel open a microbrewerie/restaurant together. They both started the brewing. They make better business partners than anyone would have thought: Bahorel mostly takes care of the hiring, the staff, and the cooking while Grantaire does the public relations and keeps pairing on the side - the place is covered in his art. It’s this sort of really artsy place - everything is mismatches and rustic-like, it’s warm and friendly and the group starts meeting there often.

anonymous asked:

Oho ho i love your fic (un)tied with your lips man (it made me sob) and also sorry to bother im on mobile but what are your fav fics or ones you've written? (=^-^=)

WHOA I AM ACTUALLY ABOUT TO FALL OF OF MY CHAIR AND IT’S NOT BECAUSE OF HOW CRAPPY MY CHAIR IS

thank you so much for that so do i marry you now or later? you’re not bothering me at all, as soon as i see asks in my inbox i’m happy

I wrote these ones, if you want to read more of my work!

my girlfriend, hinata [AO3]

kagehina AU. kageyama needs to find a girlfriend so that he can take over the family fortune, otherwise it’ll go to his cousin. he needs to find a girlfriend but girls don’t like him, so he has to pretend to date hinata.

as sweet as you can make it [AO3]

sourin AU, where it’s really hot and sousuke needs a drink so he goes into a cafe called Matsuoka’s and meets hot manager Rin. flirting ensues.

he’s like a firefly [AO3]

 daisuga AU. after being dumped, drunk daichi goes to the wrong apartment and falls asleep there, where he meets the dorky shy guy from school, koushi. at the same time, some enemies have trashed the karasuno gym, meaning that the gang must work together and raise money to replace everything. daichi also calls his friends to help…*cough cough* KUROO IS ONE OF THOSE FRIENDS

my favourite fics are:

laws of gravity don’t apply to you, baby [AO3]

this. fic. oh. my. god. how many times have i read it? i don’t know.it’s that good. kuroo is a party animal and kenma isn’t, but he still crushes on kuroo regardless of their differences. the kuroo and kenma interactions are amazing.

i never planned on someone (like you) [AO3]

hinata and kageyama are both baristas at a coffee shop and it’s hilarious. there are cute moments and they flirt in that dorky kagehina way and it’s the cutest thing ever

that’s it. but the two above favourites are seriously amazing.

First, I want to briefly review the history of European vegetarianism and prove the fact that the formation of the first European vegetarian movement was inspired by Africa. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras who established the first European Vegetarian movement in Croton Italy, was a student and initiate of mystery schools in Egypt where he spent more than 21 years learning natural and cosmic laws and their application under the grand mastership of Pharoah Aknaton . Pythagoras wasn’t a vegetarian before he traveled to Egypt but became not only a vegetarian when he came back but also an advocate of vegetarian lifestyle through the religious and philosophical school he founded and whose entire membership were mandated to be strict vegetarians. This goes strongly to suggest that he learnt all these through the wise men of Egypt and that he was charged and inspired by the same Egyptian wise men with the responsibility to go back to Europe and help share this knowledge in order to liberate his fellow Europeans. But today, Africa has lost that ancient wisdom. The effects of wars, colonization and the introduction of foreign religion has led to gradual disappearance of our much sought and revered ancient tradition.
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ISAAC OBIORA DIKEOCHA

PRESIDENT, VEGAN SOCIETY OF GHANA

MY OLDER BROTHER JUST GOT ACCEPTED INTO LAW SCHOOL

THIS IS EXCITING BECAUSE (it’s been his dream for ages) HE’S A HUGE ACE ATTORNEY NERD! LIKE LET ME TELL YOU SOME THINGS THAT HE HAS DONE:

•We were at the Johnson Space Center in Houston (YEAH NASA!) and we got to the astronaut training facility and he takes off his ball-cap and puts it over his heart like he’s pledging to the flag and I ask what he’s doing and he goes “I’m having a moment of silence for Clay Terran.”
•Also while we were in Houston, we went to this GORGEOUS building (that we called Wayne Enterprises) and it had waterfalls behind it and I said “Man this is lovely! I wish I had the money to travel around the world and find cool places like this.” And he said “Well hey when you marry Edgeworth you’ll be able to.”
•We were at a bar and these assholes were trying to hit on a girl next to us and he slapped his hands down against the bar and shouted loudly, “OBJECTION!” And they asked what his problem was and he said, “You said in your testimony just now that you know she wants you and that she is just playing hard to get. Well according to her body language, tone of voice, and her rebuttal of ‘Stop! I’m not interested!’, she wants nothing to do with you!” And eventually he made it so they got irritated and left. Then he paid for the girl’s drink and we left.
•We were at the beach and a jet flew overhead and he goes “It’s Miles flying to investigate shit.”
•We went to an anime convention and he gave a dollar to every Dick Gumshoe he saw and said, “Here Pal. You deserve a raise.”
•When my son was born he goes “So are you gonna name him Miles, Phoenix, Gregory, or Apollo? Just don’t name him piano.”
•We were at an improv show and the audience was full of couples on dates so we were like “well this is awkward” and the improv actors asked us where we were from and what we did for work so my brother goes “Well, I’m an ace attorney. And this is my sister. She’s a medium.” So the improv group did a skit where one of them was an asexual lawyer.
•"I haven’t seen a woman that beautiful since Mia Fey.“
•"I just called to ask you something…HAVE YOU BEEN SWIMMING LATELY?!”

Good luck with law school bro!

No, but Les Amis as archivists, running an archive together, determined to ensure that the records of underrepresented and marginalized groups are preserved and not forgotten. 

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olafurneal  asked:

How about Andy meets Sharon as a lawyer and not as a captain in FID or as his boss in Major Crimes. I just really want lawyer Sharon flirting with cop Andy and just general adorableness. Yeah.

Okay, so this was pure genius. Best idea ever. You know I love lawyer!Sharon and so you did this, right? Well kudos on the awesome prompt. Turned out pretty long, though, since I was having so much fun. Also: this is young!Sharon and Andy, so we have Andy the King of Snark rather than the puppy dog. And because I’m me, there’s a little Mama!Sharon in there as well.

An AU in which Sharon and Jack get married, but in which she didn’t put him through law school on a police salary, but through some other undisclosed line of work. After he leaves, she goes to law school at night and eventually graduates in the early-mid ’90s. Enjoy! 

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