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Happy Quotes

1. “Use your smile to change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.”

2. “When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life you have a thousand reasons to smile.”

3.“You’re never fully dressed without a smile.”

4. “I was smiling yesterday; I am smiling today, and I will smile tomorrow.Simply because life is too short to cry for anything.”

5. “Smile is the Most Beautiful Things in Life.”

6. “A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.”

7. “Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.”

8. “Keep smiling; the world needs beautiful things!”

9. “Nothing tortures your enemies more than seeing you walk with a smile of confidence on your face.”

10. “Every day you spend without a smile, is a lost day.”

11. “Smile. Just do it.”

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Prompt: “You’re famous and just got asked if you were ever in love this should be good– WAIT WHAT” AU

Pairing: Sebastian Stan x Reader

Author’s Note: Just a little drabble because Valentine’s Day is nearing. Enjoy!

Originally posted by geekyyears9

“What are we watching?” You asked, waltzing into the living room with a carton of ice cream and a spoon dangling from your mouth. Your roommate patted the empty spot on the couch next to her and pointed to the television. “The S.A.G Awards?” You asked dully.

“I just want to see if Stranger Things wins any awards,” she replied. “If not, we can turn it and find something to watch on Netflix.”

“Sounds fair.” You replied, with a mouthful of ice cream.

Moments later, your jaw went slack when you heard the announcer start talking about their next guest. You could see your roommate looking at you from your peripherals, but you couldn’t take your eyes off of the screen.

“I’m here with Sebastian Stan who picked up a nomination tonight for last year’s Captain America: Civil War. How are you doing tonight, Sebastian?”

“We can turn it, if you want.” Your roommate mentioned, picking up the remote from the couch and pointing it at the t.v. 

“No,” you replied. “It’s okay.”

Sebastian- or Seb, as you used to call him- gave the interviewer generic answers. He was doing good, he was happy to be there, he was excited about the nomination, and talked about his upcoming projects. You couldn’t help but let your eyes wander. He looked great. Older. More mature than the boy you met nearly ten years ago when you were an intern on a movie set. 

It was your first production job, and his first major role.

You shook your head, trying not to think about the time when the two of you dated briefly. After all, it had been a long time since then, and he had definitely moved on. Even if it took you a little longer, you were- for the most part- over it.

“With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we have to ask, have you ever been in love?”  The interviewer asked with a smile.

“Oh this ought to be good.” You muttered with another bite of ice cream, trying to hide your bitterness. Your roommate snickered beside you. “I mean, he’s dated how many girls in Hollywood?”

Sebastian just smiled, “there was one,” he said. “She was an intern on the set of The Covenant, it was a long time ago. We had a falling out, went our separate ways, it happens.”

Your eyes nearly popped out of your head at his words. You were almost certain there were no other interns that he was involved with, and that meant that he had to be talking about you.

“The one who got away, huh?” The woman asked, Seb shrugged. “Any chance you might see her again?”

“You never know,” he replied. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this business, it’s that you never know who you might meet or run into. It’s crazy.”

“That it is. Well thank you for your time, Sebastian, and good luck tonight.”

He looked into the camera and gave a small wink before moving along to the next interviewer. Your heart was beating so rapidly that you couldn’t think straight, and wondered if what you had just heard was real. 

“Did that just-” you stopped mid-sentence, to look at your roommate who shared the same surprised look on her face.

“Yeah,” she replied.

“He was talking about-” You began again, but trailed off.

“I think so,” she answered once more. “You have to call him.”

“I am not calling him.”

“Text him then.”

“No!” You exclaimed, standing up off of the couch and making your way to the freezer to put your ice cream away. “He probably doesn’t even have the same number.”

You turned around to see your roommate with your phone and smirk on her lips. “Well, I guess we’ll just have to find out.” She replied as she handed the phone out to you. Before you could take it back, she pulled it back quickly and looked at the screen. “Oh my gosh, he’s replying.”

You grabbed the phone quickly before she could read the next message, which would probably be ‘who’s this’ or ‘wrong number’. But when the message popped up on the screen, your heart nearly jumped out of your chest. 

“I was hoping you’d see that.”

This is the full piece I created last year for Kelly Jensen’s HERE WE ARE: Feminism for the Real World.  So very honored and happy to be a part of such a wonderful book (especially in our current political/social climate) that tackles such a range of topics including sexuality, gender, race, intersectionality, identity, and so much more!  Here is an excerpt on the book:

Here We Are is a scrapbook-style teen guide to understanding what it really means to be a feminist. It’s packed with essays, lists, poems, comics, and illustrations from a diverse range of voices, including TV, film, and pop-culture celebrities and public figures such as ballet dancer Michaela DePrince and her sister Mia, politician Wendy Davis, as well as popular YA authors like Nova Ren Suma, Malinda Lo, Brandy Colbert, Courtney Summers, and many more. Altogether, the book features more than forty-four pieces, with an eight-page insert of full-color illustrations.

Here We Are is a response to lively discussions about the true meaning of feminism on social media and across popular culture and is an invitation to one of the most important, life-changing, and exciting parties around.

The anthology is currently available wherever books are sold or on Amazon!

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