he was halfway there anyway

I think Yuuri knows how to play the piano!

“Hm? Is that a piano?”

Yuuri looks up from where he’s sorting out his laundry, a sock in one hand and a shirt in another. He puts the sock to one side and begins folding the shirt, Victor’s shirt that he keeps forgetting to give back. “Oh, that? I got that keyboard a long time ago—before I went to Detroit, even.”

Victor tilts his head from where he sits on the bed, feet stretched out before him. Blinks and looks at Yuuri. “Do you still play?”


“Play for me?”

Smiling, Yuuri sets aside one of Victor’s scarves and stands. “Any requests?”

“Your song,” the Russian says decisively after a heartbeat of thinking. “Yuri on Ice.”

“Hmm. I never learned it,” Japan’s top figure skater admits. He shakes his head and pulls out the keyboard from where it sits propped against his closet. “But I can try.”

“You can do that?” Victor asks. The words, You’re that good at playing? go unsaid.

Yuuri shrugs, plugs the keyboard into the wall and turns the machine on. “Sure,” he answers, fingers running over scales like water pouring from a fountain. The sound is crisp and clear, and Victor finds himself pleasantly surprised. He wonders why.

“I’ve skated to this song so many times it’s practically engraved in my head,” the brunet continues, moving into arpeggios and rhythmic exercises. The keyboard moves slightly as Yuuri presses into the keys, the device pushing into the yielding mattress. “Just give me a second to warm up.”

As Yuuri’s fingers drift over the keys, Victor swings his feet back and forth. “How did you start playing?”

Yuuri’s fingers don’t stop, unheeding of or perhaps disregarding the conversation. Yuuri turns to look at the older man and hums. “I saw a video of someone playing the piano and decided to learn.”

“Did you take lessons?”

“For a time, yes.”

“How old were you when you started?”

Yuuri huffs a laugh from his nose and tests out various chords. “Is this an interrogation now?”

“Well, I never knew you could play. Is it so wrong to want to learn more about your boyfriend?”

“Mm.” Yuuri pauses, looking down at his hands. “I started when I was relatively young. Six, I think?”

“That is young.”

“Well, I stopped being so serious about it when I began taking ballet lessons. And then skating took up most of my time after that.”

“But you still play?”

“I still play.”

Yuuri begins then, starting with the sixteenth note triplets, and Victor closes his mouth and just listens. It’s lovely—reminds him of when he first listened to it, half asleep and with Yuuri excitedly leaning over his lap. Reminds him of his former student, of his lover before they became lovers.

“You’re very good at this.”

Closing his eyes and letting himself visualize the music inside his head, Yuuri leans back and feels his lips quirk into a half-smile. “I’m not the type to let a skill atrophy without practice.”

“That’s not you, no,” Victor agrees.

And they both listen, then, to the music pouring out of the cheap keyboard roused from its sleep. He times his breathing to the swelling of the melody, to the rise and fall of the notes, to the cadence of the moment. Victor leans against Yuuri’s shoulder and Yuuri leans back, the two of them content to relive their memories through the passage of sound.

It’s a peaceful moment filled with peaceful feelings. Victor tells himself to ask Yuuri to play more music for him from now on.


“Your tiddies are MY tiddies!”

@the-memoirs-of-a asked for my Eruris at the Mardi Gras…I have literally NO idea about the Mardi Gras because around here we have Fasching/Fasenacht/Karneval which has very different traditions but we talked about this so I think this might be about right ;)

Anyway, Levi is a bit possessive about his princess and even though Dorkwin didnt see too much of the parade he had a very pleasant holiday. HUEHUEHUE.

just saying that the first time alec sneaks out of the institute to go see magnus, he would definitely try climbing out his window even though he’s on like the third floor but he’s spent too much time with jace so he thinks everything he does needs to be “badass” so he attempts it anyway but he actually just falls halfway down and ends up breaking his arm so when he arrives at magnus’, magnus thinks he’s been hurt during a mission until he sees Alec’s blush rapidly spreading across his cheeks and demands to know what happened and then when he finds out he’s literally bent over clutching his stomach because he’s laughing so hard while alec just stands there stuttering about how it’s not funny.

My hopes and thoughts on YOI Episode 9

Do you know what I want, what I really really want for episode 9?

Yes, I get that the development with Makkachin is huge and I am praying for his continued health and wellbeing even as we speak (no, seriously, half my posts yesterday were tagged ‘prayer circle for makkachin’) I am pretty excited for episode 9 still, but maybe not for the reasons you think.

With Victor away and Yuuri in Yakov’s hands, I think it would be a great opportunity for Yakov to come to terms with Victor’s decision to stop skating this season and coach Yuuri.

Yes, Victor might have been an incredibly selfish shit when he first dropped everything to go halfway across the world (as Yakov sees it, anyway:

case in point.) but as we now know and have seen, Victor and Yuuri develop a much deeper relationship as people than as coach and student. Yuuri grows tremendously as a skater, Victor is learning to be a coach (with some bumps along the road), and the two of them develop into wonderful people together.

Of course, the world hasn’t seen this yet, and Yakov certainly hasn’t either since he thinks Victor is only playing at being coach and not taking neither himself nor Yuuri seriously even at the threshold of the Cup of China.

So with Victor going back to Japan for episode 9 (pRAYER cIRCLE FOR MAKKACHIN) and Yuuri doing the equivalent of a sister school switch, I want Yakov to see that special something in Yuuri that Victor saw in that video so many months ago.

Of course, this separation for Yuuri and Victor also means that they develop as people apart as well and are not overly dependent on each other like the Crispino siblings, who will eventually crash and burn if they do not change from their current course. I think this temporary parting will let Yuuri grow even more as a skater, gaining even more confidence, like doing something independently for the first time.

I don’t really care when the realization comes for Yakov. Maybe during practice? Or even right in the middle of Yuuri’s free skate program and Yuuri probably surpasses everyone’s (but most importantly Victor’s) wildest imaginations. But I want, eventually, for Yakov to realize that perhaps everything turned out for the better. I want there to be some kind of reconciliation, since it’s very clear that Victor respects Yakov very much, even if Victor does piss him off on a regular basis. 

In some ways, Yakov can be seen as the forefront of what the world thinks of Yuuri and Victor; he’s almost the personification of what Yuuri thinks of as the world against him. So if Yakov can see that special something in Yuuri, it will mean a victory for Victor and Yuuri. It will mean that the world has changed, has seen Yuuri’s and Victor’s growth.

So as I sit here (sTILL IN THE PRAYER CIRCLE FOR MAKKACHIN), a full week before the next episode I hope from the bottom of my heart we get to see more character development from this. Kubo-sensei and Yamamoto-sensei still haven’t let me down yet, and I can’t wait for them to surpass my wildest imagination.

Inktober day one!! Prompt: fast.

I feel like watching Ponyo ^^

Finding You: Chapter One

Pairing: Min Yoongi/ OC

Genre: Soulmate AU!

Summary: Sometimes, a tag is enough.

Warnings: Mentions of depression, past suicide attempts, and cheating.

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Chapter One:

It was fifteen minutes to three AM and the only source of light in the room was the harsh glare cast from the monitor in front of him. His exhaustion made him feel like he was on auto-pilot, causing him to sit slumped in his computer chair with eyes half-lidded while the taste of old coffee lingered on his tongue. His mind was foggy and most likely halfway to sleep but he pushed himself anyways, using the mouse in his hand to continue editing the track he worked on. There was a slight hum emitting from the cooling system in the building, but he couldn’t hear it over the sound of the music coming from the headphones clamped firmly over his ears.  

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anonymous asked:

Jack is super intimidated by Bitty's wine CHUGGING ability, yes, but Bitty only chugs a bottle like that when he wants to get plastered, so the aftermath is less intimidating. Bitty's a heavyweight, but Jack's a featherweight, so it doesn't take him long to catch up, but Bitty's a very energetic/chatty drunk, so he can only do the intimidating eye thing for a while before he starts talking, and drunk jack gets too muddled to chirp, so he just sits and admires because wow my husband is beautiful.

ooohhh yesss. Bitty is the kind of drunk where he can’t maintain eye-contact because his eyes are halfway closed but he rants anyways. Jacks got those heart eyes to the extreme and keeps mumbling that he loves bitty and mumbles compliments under his breath 

they end up just stroking each others hair on the couch and talking (mostly bittle) and playing with each others hair (mostly Jack) 


guess who still has Kuga x Nayuki feelings


talking about the children

‘Father’s very impressed with you witches,’ he said, over his shoulder.  'He says we should make you all vampires.  He says you’re halfway there anyway.  But I’d much rather you came to see how marvellous it could be.’
'You would, would you?  I’d like to be constantly craving blood?’
'You constantly crave chocolate, don’t you?’
'How dare you!’
'Blood tends to be low in carbohydrates.  Your body will adapt.  The pounds will just drop away…’
'That’s sickening!’
'You’ll have complete control over yourself…’
'I’m not listening!’
'All it takes is a little prick–’
'It’s not going to be yours, mister!’
—  Terry Pratchett, Carpe Jugulum

ok story time. like 2 weekends ago i met this boy at a frat party and he was p sober but him n his friends came in w/ us to the party and we talked a good amount and then he had 2 go do frat stuff.. but he asked for my # and i gave it to him. and like he gave me his jacket later that night when we saw him again n he shared his fries even tho i was a hot mess. anyway then he added me on snapchat like halfway thru that week and i got so happy and he like snapchatted me twice then just stopped responding :( and then ok this weekend i was at his school again and i asked if his frat was throwing down and he was like yea come through. and then we kinda talked and met up and then he just didnt even come into the party he got us into?? and then he texted an hour later when i was already gone asking where i was… and then we kinda talked a little but idk he just stopped responding again. AND THEN he texted me yesterday randomly just being like sorry i was a dick and bailed i had stuff to deal w/.. so i responded and i was like it’s nbd but it was so cute u know?? and then we like actually had a good convo but he just stopped responding again :( and then today, to make things worse, his snap story was like him n this girl in a field w some fucking horse????? like who is this boy why is he doing this