i am currently sick

Okay so has anyone else noticed that Kara and Lena are like basically Romeo and Juliet without anyone being like 13 and the death and shit because they come from enemy families and Lena first falls for Kara with her mask on (her glasses) but she loves Kara as Supergirl too and they are just destined to be together because they love each other despite their names and it’s beautiful and I love supercorp

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Hey, blossoms! There are times when we get ill, which is perfectly natural. To be honest, I am currently sick, so this is kind of a refined version of my thoughts from a few days ago. I was worried about missing school, and I thought that some ideas I have could help you!

self-care 

 The most important thing to do when you’re sick is to take care of yourself and get better. This may mean putting your studies aside, but health always comes first. Here’s some tips:

- Certain types of tea, like chamomile and ones with lemon, can soothe sore throats.

- (Side note: I’ve heard that marshmallows are also able to help sore throats because of the gelatin they contain, but that may not be true and I don’t have a credible source for it.) 

- Make sure you drink lots of fluids, like juice, milk, and most importantly, water! One of my personal faves is Tang, which is this orange powder that you dissolve in water. It used to be really big in America a while ago but I don’t know widespread it is elsewhere. 

- Try to shower regularly if you’re congested because the steam will clear out your sinuses. 

 - If you can’t shower regularly, nasal rinses will work just fine too! You can get a  system for that at your local pharmacy. (There’s also this thing you can do where you fill a sink with hot water, put a towel over it, and stick your head underneath the towel. This allows the steam to build up, which means you can decongest a little.)

- Medicate regularly!! Check the directions on whatever type of medication you’re taking to see when it wears off and set a timer so you can stay on top of it. This will help your recovery process along a bit faster. However, DO NOT ABUSE MEDICATION. Take only as much as is prescribed because taking too much can actually be worse for your health. 

- If you’re on antibiotics, make sure to eat well because antibiotics are designed to take out all types of bacteria within the body, even the good ones in your digestive system. (I’d personally recommend eating foods with fiber and protein and staying away from dairy if you can. That’s just my personal experience! It may be different for other people.)

- Get some rest!! You may want to catch up on your studies but you’ll be able to catch up quicker and understand material better if you’re well rested. 

catching up 

So, you’re feeling alright and ready to begin making up work. Where do you begin? 

- Here’s some posts on catching up after being away for a while (note some of these are travel based, but there’s still some good information in there) 

- Email your teachers! Text your classmates! Ask for notes, for homework, and for additional help if you’re unclear about what’s going on. 

- If you’re feeling well enough, you could run in to your classes in order to get the homework and briefly conference with your teachers, but it’s always best to make sure you’re not contagious or feeling poorly before doing so. Email is pretty much just as effective. 

- Start small. Trying to catch up on all your work in one day is never good. Try to do the work for maybe one class, and if you’re feeling well enough, do another.

- Do what’s most important first. If you’re in a group project and they’re waiting for your input on a presentation or something else, get that in ASAP. Don’t affect the grades of others with your illness.

returning to class 

As you return to your usual schedule, here are some things to note:

 - Before going back to class, ensure you’re in a good place mentally and physically. For example, if you’re still running a fever or you still feel very ill, take some more time and wait. 

- Make sure your study space is functional so that you can begin to return back to your normal schedule. The desk reflects the mind. 

- Keep up on your fluids! If you’re still a little under the weather or you haven’t finished that course of antibiotics, keep taking those meds! 

- Don’t be hard on yourself if you don’t understand something. Being gone is hard. Ask for help and self-advocate.

- If you’re on a sports team or doing some other strenuous activity, it’s okay to take a couple more days away from that to let your body recover completely. 

- The most important thing is to take it easy, even after you’re well enough to come back to class. If you overwork yourself while still recovering, that can lead to backslide, so please be careful!!

I hope this will be useful, darlings!! Take care of yourselves and remember that so many people are rooting for you to do well, including me :]

All the love,

elle (@etudesthetics)

My other posts: Cheap Socials, Pre-College Masterpost, College: A (Terrifying) Learning Experience

Cold remedies and tips

I am currently sick af and thought I’d use this time to give some great remedies for colds.

Aromatherapy: I actually got an aromatherapy diffuser for Christmas, and I have been using peppermint oil to help clear my sinuses. There are all sorts of oils that you can use that help when your sick, just look on Pinterest!

Use shower melts too, you can pick up a shower vapor tablet at CVS and take a warm shower to open up your sinuses. Plus, you always feel better when you’re clean and fresh, especially after laying in bed all day.

I like using my mint face scrub, which does the same thing as the peppermint oil in my diffuser. It makes me feel like I can breathe better.

Take Emergen-C if you think you’re likely to get sick. Tho these are for more preventative measures, it has something crazy like over 1000% of your daily vitamin C, and other vitamins to help prevent a cold.

DRINK WATER. DRINK WATER. DRINK WATER. And drink orange juice!

Try to stay away from dairy if your throat is sore. I like to eat a lot of soup, fruit, and rice when I’m sick.

Sleep!!! I know you want to go out, or have to go to work, but call out and get your rest, because your body needs it. Lay in bed and watch tv or read and sleeeeep all day. And if someone covers your shift, don’t be stingy and cover theirs in the future. Help each other out.

Keep lights dim to avoid headaches and migraines

Tan alka-seltzer plus cold formula!!! I know it tastes like shit, but it helps with symptoms. Zicam also helps with cold symptoms and doesn’t taste as bad.

Another thing, DON’T PANIC about stuff you need to get done or should be doing. You need to REST. I was so busy during Christmas, but as soon as the day after Christmas hit I woke up sick, and had no energy to do anything on my massive to do list. I got a little anxious about it, but I realized I needed to let my body rest!

Snap: hannah.brii 👻✨

Cups of Tea (Reader x Bucky Barnes)

Summary: You are a member of the Avengers when you fall ill and Bucky takes good care of you. 

Warnings: none, just fluff. (some mentions of gross things that happen when you’re sick)

A/N: I decided to churn this out since I am currently grossly sick and wish that I had a Bucky to make me tea and soup. Enjoy!

Originally posted by itsjustmycrazyvibe


You lie against a tower of pillows on the couch and drape your blanket over your lap before turning on the TV. You have the tradition of watching cooking shows while you’re sick, so that’s exactly what you plan on doing.

Your sinuses were completely congested and your throat felt raw from your constant coughing from the night before. Luckily your nose stopped running but you had to suffer through the fact you can’t breathe through your nose at all.

The rest of the team were out on a mission, leaving you alone at the tower. Tony had joked that you would help in the mission by entrapping enemies with your snot. Steve quickly shut down the idea and you weren’t even upset because you honestly didn’t want to leave the tower.

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anonymous asked:

I am currently sick In bed right now. I have no voice at all and I'm having the worst coughing fits lmao. How would the Rfa and V + Saeran take care of Mc when they've lost their voice/are sick? Haha I hope you don't mind! ((Love~ your blog btw!!!) ~the sickest anon to ever sick

Awwww honey I hope you feel better!! I feel that since I’ve sort of been getting sick too :( Drink lots of water and tea and eat some soup!! Put some honey in your tea and it will make your throat feel a lot better. <3 

~Admin MP

Yoosung:

  • He feels s o bad for MC aw
  • Is so determined to help them though
  • (He even calls his mom for advice)
  • Has to scramble to write down everything his mom says because she tells him rapid fire 
  • But he feels a lot better about how to take care of MC!
  • Bundles them up in a blanket on the couch and gives them medicine 
  • Cuddles with them while he plays his X-Box but immediately puts his controller down if they start coughing and rubs their back
  • “MC are you okay? What do you need? Do you need some water? Do you need tea?”
  • Yoosung they’re dying they can’t respond
  • He literally doesn’t let them do anything
  • Actually cleans up the place so that MC doesn’t feel as stifled by the air
  • Also cooks food for them and makes them tea constantly
  • When they’re on the couch together and MC falls asleep, he just smiles adoringly and tucks them under his arm, letting them lean on him even if their mouth is wide open and they’re snoring a little bit

Seven:

  • Literally has no idea what to do at first 
  • He hasn’t really gotten sick recently and if he has he just worked through it (because he doesn’t fucking take care of himself)
  • Puffs out his chest and is like “Don’t worry, MC! I’ll take good care of you!”
  • Then turns away to be like “what the fuck does that even mean?”
  • Makes them ramen because that’s like soup, right?
  • Wants to offer them honey buddha chips and Dr. Pepper but that isn’t good for them
  • When they get up to try and get themselves medicine he’s like “STOP WHAT ARE YOU DOING YOU SHOULDN’T BE UP”
  • “I’m trying to get medicine…my throat hurts…”
  • “..Oh. Which one is it?”
  • Finally, he goes into the RFA group chat to get advice and armed with his new knowledge, goes into overdrive
  • He goes to the convenience store nearby and comes home laden with shit
  • Gets them throat drops, tea, some soup, a magazine with Jumin on it (because he looks stupid), a silly looking cat plushie, everything
  • Then, when MC can finally sleep, he just smiles and curls up with them and naps

Jaehee:

  • SHE MOMS MC SO HARD WHEN THEY’RE SICK
  • But she also doesn’t want to get sick herself so she takes immune system pills and multivitamins and shit so she doesn’t get sick
  • Literally knows how to take care of someone perfectly but it’s only because she’s done research on it because she never takes care of herself
  • Gets MC medicine, tea with honey, a blanket, and puts vaporub on their chest (blushes and looks away b/c she’s a cutie)
  • Anything MC asks for anything, Jaehee is there to help them 
  • Has a bunch of extra kleenex for them and brings them to MC
  • But then she uses hand sanitizer to stay germ free
  • Actually makes homemade soup for MC and brings it to them, feeding them for a few seconds before remembering that she doesn’t want to get sick
  • Says that there can’t be any cuddles because she doesn’t want to get sick
  • But MC looks so cute and sad there and she is Weak so she can’t resist a quick five minute cuddle session
  • The two end up falling asleep leaning against each other
  • (Jaehee ends up getting sick and the two suffer together)

Saeran:

  • Honestly this poor child has no idea what to do at first
  • MC is like, “It’s fine, you don’t have to help me. I’ll just get some soup and fall asleep!”
  • But he follows them to the kitchen, gently pushes them into a chair and says, “Just tell me what to do, okay?” with a cute lil blush
  • So MC asks for the chicken noodle soup (”The one with the stars in it…” “Oh, so not the one with dinosaur shapes?” “…no, that one.”) 
  • Reading directions isn’t that hard to do, so while the soup is being made, he makes tea because he knows how to do that
  • It was one of the first things he did for himself for coping skills and self care
  • “My throat hurts,” MC whines, and he looks down into the tea, remembering that he read somewhere that honey helps 
  • So he puts some honey in it and gives it to MC, frowning because he’s focusing so hard
  • Ends up putting MC on the couch, putting a blanket on their shoulders and leaning down to kiss their forehead
  • Almost screams because their forehead is so warm
  • But he calms down and gets them soup and by the time he comes back out with the finished soup, MC is asleep
  • With a smile, he gently moves them so that they’re more comfortable and kisses their forehead again, going to put the soup in a Tupperware for later

Admin MP

Zen:

  • Zen doesn’t really ever take care of himself when he is sick?
  • Like he just suffers through it and hopes for the best
  • But as most people know he is VERY protective
  • So when MC calls him and tell him that they are sick
  • He rushes over there right away!
  • Because he has no idea what he is doing he just asks MC what they need
  • “Do you need something to eat? I’ll get it! Oh here is some water too! I’ll run to store and get you some meds!”
  • He would wait on them hand and foot
  • He would end up getting sick with them
  • They suffer together
  • (Me: *Tells MP what I wrote for this
  • MP: I wrote the same thing for Jaehee
  • Me: Welp)

Jumin:

  • This man has never sick in his whole goddamn life
  • And he really take pride in that fact
  • He also is never been good at taking care of people
  • “Jumin I’m getting sick.”
  • Jumin would go to the other side of the room
  • “MC I love you but stay away from me”
  • He would say that as he covered his mouth
  • But later on Jumin would feel bad that he was a little mean to MC
  • So as they are laying in their “death bed” as they have come to call it
  • He is trying his BEST honestly
  • He would read to them while they tried to get some sleep
  • And would make sure that the staff brought their food, water, and meds all on time
  • All while wearing a medical mask

V:

  • V would be very helpful for MC
  • He would get them EVERYTHING they ask for
  • Even at the cost of his own health
  • Hell if MC wants him to cuddle and kiss the sickness away
  • You bet your sweet ass that he would
  • He is right beside them the whole time they are sick
  • Even if it is just a 24 hour bug
  • He never leaves their side

Admin Rina ;3c

i have worshiped the sea 
for as long as i can remember, 
but now its time to change 
my course to gentler waters, 

waters that know lilies, and 

waters that have forgotten 
the taste of salt, and 
 
waters that the winds only 
ripple rather than upturn, and 

waters that have a destination 
somewhere because i am sick of 
drifting without currents, and 

waters that are more of a haven
from storms than neptune
could ever be.
—  ERIDANUS, the great river (constellation series) | jocelyn
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Bill ; i believe, It was about a month after dipper and the girls were on the Mindscape, i got frustrated with this heart beat thing ( i believe that i am currently SICK and forever will be) and i found out the source of said heart beat phenomenon was from pine tree so, i did the mistake of throwing him overboard while a mist was covering the orbit we were going through. Resulting in me finding out that He apparently has this… Ends justify the means kind of morality. so let’s just say it was both a thrilling and frightening moment for me and the crew. It was like an angel of death came, killing my men off one by one, or at least it looked like he killed them.

long story short… I fell for both this dangerous side of his that was like a silent reaper and his merciful side that was like an angel that looked at us with blessings, especially when i found out that my men were apparently still alive

he was simply Perfect for a lunatic such as myself that i couldn’t just let him go

(dipper is holding his ‘scavenging knife’  usually used for slicing acarcanian animal meat and skin, he caries it EVERYWHERE for just in case emergencies and since dipper was a scavenger his nails were made for climbing so they can sharpen at will making them kind of a deadly weapons, simply put dipper used the smoke from the mist to his advantage and stealth paralyze the crew members with a bit of a jab to the ribs/limbs (depends) with space jellyfish neuro toxins ) 

( hope u liked it anon also thankiiieeesss!! im glad u like my art!!)

Sick: Stiles Stilinski

Summary: the reader is sick and Stiles comes over to take care of her. Part of the Sick Series.

Note: I am currently sick so I thought I’d do this :P Dedicated to all you cuties feeling under the weather.


“Stiles, what the hell?” I stared across the kitchen at my boyfriend of six months. You’d think that within that amount of time I’d have grown used to his spontaneity, but alas, I have not. “You should be at school.”

           “And you should be in bed.” He argued, walking over to take the clean plate out of my hands. “Do you hear how badly you sound? It reminds me of a rusty metal door swinging shut. Or maybe a cat being run over repeatedly by a bulldozer.”

           I rolled my eyes. “Thanks, Stiles. That’s so nice. It made me feel loads better.”

           “Don’t get sassy with me. All I’m saying is that you should be resting, not doing the dishes. Have you taken your temperature this morning?”

           Gently, I took the plate from his hands and set it in its proper place. “You sound like my Mom.” With a few spoons in hand, I opened the utensil drawer and began to place them in their designated cubbies. “But to answer your question, no, I haven’t. It’s just a bad cold. It’s not like I’m incapacitated or anything.”

           “If you had to stay home from school, then you should be in bed.” I just waved him off, continuing to stack coffee cups.  Stiles sighed. “I don’t have a skull. Or bones.”

           Well, that’s one way to get my attention. “What?” I asked, whirling around to stare at him incredulously.

           Stiles grinned. “Frozen is on Starz. Go watch it and I’ll finish up the dishes.” When I shook my head, he groaned. “Oh, c’mon, Y/N, you love Frozen.

           “No, you love Frozen, Stiles.” Two mugs clinked together. “Besides, I’m almost done anyway. Go wait for me on the couch; it’ll only take about five minutes.”

           “If you’re almost done, then let me finish up for you. I promise I won’t break anything.”

           Laughing, I said, “I believe you… but you don’t know where everything goes. Just let me finish up, please?”

           “Sorry, can’t do that. Now I must prove my sleuthing skills and put everything in the right spot. Hey- don’t give me that look! You’re the one who challenged me.”

           “That wasn’t a challenge; that was a factual statement.”

           “Whatever. I’m done arguing with you.” Before I could even react, Stiles scooped me in his arms and hauled me into the living room. I squealed and pounded on his back for him to stop being ridiculous and just put me down, but all he did was laugh in response. Cheeky bastard.

           Suddenly I was falling, and then my back hit the cushions of the couch. “Stiles!” I playfully scolded. His mischievous grin met my eyes for a second, and then a blanket was thrown over my face with the command, “Stay!”

           “Woof.” I mumbled from under the heap of blankets.

Breaking news: my husband is an ass and gave me his cold (he’s not actually an ass, I’m just very bitter in my current state) and I am now super sick and hate my life.

Please send all the tissues you’ve got as well as flowers and/or Chinese food. Would accept either.

anonymous asked:

I didn't get a chance to tell you this in my last message but I am currently really sick where it is sometimes hard to breath or catch my breath again But it is getting slowly getting better so no worries! It just makes me happy to see that you notice me and that you are so sweet and seeing that you are back on and I get to see your posts was the happiest thing this weekend ^^" I just wanted to tell you~ Teddy anon

omg! my love i hope you get better! pls if there is anything i can do to make your day better or make you feel better please tell me!!!!! i am always here!!!! I LEGIT!! PLEASE IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO I SWEAR I’LL DO IT! i am so hecking happy i can make you smile!!!! <3

Originally posted by my-fjo

Sick: Liam Dunbar

Summary: the reader is sick and Liam is concerned

Note: I am currently sick so I thought I’d do this :P Dedicated to all you cuties feeling under the weather. For the record, that’s not my picture. I saw it on Google and thought it was funny so… here it is :) Part of the Sick Series


The text came about three minutes after school should have started. I was in bed, snuggled under my comforter when I felt the vibration near my hip. Sighing, I fished it out of my hoodie’s pocket- well, actually, it was Liam’s hoodie- and swiped the screen to check the message.

           Well, speak of the devil.

           From:Liam

           Babe, where are you?

           Smiling, I quickly typed the reply.

           To: Liam

           At home. I’m sick. Nothing too terrible, just a slight temp. and cough.

           I tossed my phone on my bedside table, only for it to buzz seconds later. Biting back a smile, I snatched it up.

          From: Liam

          Do you need me to get anything for you? I could pick up your make-up work and swing by after school. Unless you need something now, I can go get it for you. I don’t mind skipping.

         To: Liam

         That’s sweet, but no thanks. You need to stay in class. I don’t want you to miss anything important or get sick because of me! :)

         From: Liam

         Okay, fine. Keep me updated. And feel better :* <3

         Okay, yeah, I giggled. Can you blame me? He’s the cutest.

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         Thirty minutes later, I strolled into the kitchen, planning to grab a cup of orange juice. Just as I turned on the light, movement near my feet caused me to jump back and let out a scream.

           The freaky demon-eyed rat I had thought I saw wasn’t there. Leaning leisurely up against the wall was my dog, Max. He was on his back, paws straight up in the air, tail thumping the ground excitedly, tongue hanging out of his mouth.

           Laughing, I bent to scratch his belly. “You scared me buddy.” I told him, kissing his wet nose. Max licked my cheek in retaliation.

           Pulling out my phone, I took a quick picture of Max’s goofy position.

           To: Liam

           As requested, here is update 1: on my adventurous trek to find  orange juice, I almost tripped over my dog and died.

So I’m kind of sick of this same argument I’m seeing against Harley/Ivy being a canon couple in the DCEU and that’s the sexualisation argument, that apparently if Harley/Ivy were a Thing in one of the DC movies, it would just be so men could get off to two attractive women kissing or whatever which is just so? Well, it might be well-intentioned but I never see arguments against attractive opposite sex couples being kept out of the DCEU because people might get off to them, especially because opposite sex couples in movies are given a lot more leniency with how affectionate they can be to each other on-screen. I bet for every man who could potentially get off to a Harley/Ivy kiss in a DC movie, another three queer kids would cry tears of joy just to see them stand next to each other in live action. Plus, sometimes representation is disappointing as hell. It’s not what a person expected or wanted it to be. If that is the case it should be critiqued but that doesn’t mean we should get rid of it all together just because there are disappointing elements to it. We should be vocal about wanting better portrayals of bisexuality or queer relationships or female sexuality, etc. We especially shouldn’t just criticise something that hasn’t even happened yet because we want Harley to be straight or to just have her in a relationship with men or a white man (considering Harley will have a MOC love interest in Suicide Squad which has also gotten backlash from so-called Harley fans.)

Malec AU First Meeting #21 ‘Orange’

I had gotten the prompt Orange on FF.net and got this sudden idea for it. I also am currently sick one again and felt like crying a bit. 

Blind!Alec and waiter!Magnus and the color orange.

Not edited.  

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“I’ll paint the whole world for you, in whatever color you want. I’ll describe it to you when you can’t see, so my voice will be your eyes.“

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His mother’s reading glasses had been orange. 

Isabelle’s favorite was orange. She had it worn for her first day of kindergarten. 

The lamp over his baby brother’s was painted orange. It played a simple melody, too, and it helped Max fall asleep. 

His father had a little orange cat sitting on his desk. Alec had made it in fifth grade, when they’d been allowed to experiment with clay. Alec still thought it looked ridiculous, the orange stripes looked messy and the eyes were mismatched, but his father kept it nonetheless. Every time Alec came to visit him, his fingers found the smooth surface of the cat. His father left it at the same spot through the years.

Isabelle had a new favorite dress, when she grew out of the one from her kindergarten days. She told him proudly that it was still orange. She took his hands and let his fingertips find the texture of the white roses that where stitched into the orange fabric and scattered across the dress. 

When his mother found an orange shirt in the store, she got it for Alec because she knew he liked the color. 

Max made sure that they got the right orange juice when they went shopping. "You can taste the color,“ he announced when he pressed a glass into Alec’s hands. 

Alec loved oranges, the bitter sweet taste, the feeling of the smooth outside of the peel against his fingertips. 

His mother still had the same reading glasses. 

One evening Robert came home, telling Alec that he’d gotten an orange collar for Garfield, Alec’s guide dog. 

It was Alec’s favorite color and the one thing that was still clear as day no matter how long it had been that his world had become dark. He remembered the other colors, too, but orange was a feeling that didn’t fade. He painted the darkness that was his reality now, orange, imagined the walls of his room with stripes or stars, whatever he felt like when he woke up. 

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"The orange juice is for you?“

Alec had heard the steps before the voice had been there, it was pleasantly warm. He wore a T-shirt that was soft against his skin, well-worn, a bit too big, perfect for Alec. "Yes, thank you.“

The clunking sound of the glass against the table. There was no coaster, but in this little cafe, they didn’t have them. The walk from the door to the counter took Alec seven steps, four more to get to his usual table. The waiter only needed three to get to Alec. He was taller than Alec. Alec had only heard his voice around the cafe for a week now. Isabelle had confirmed that he was new. And cute. Alec felt his face heating up when the waiter’s footsteps didn’t lead him away right after placing Alec’s glass on the table. There were no footsteps. The waiter was still standing next to his table.

"Anything else you would like?“ The voice was calm and completely free of stress and tension despite the buzzing sound of the café around them. Alec turned his head a bit, to make it easier to listen to the waiter, easier to soak up his voice, drowning out the background noise. Isabelle always called it ‘staring with his ears‘.

"Do you still have some of the orange cake? The one with the cream in the middle?“

Ruffling of fabric. The waiter probably turned to look at the counter. Alec expected to hear footsteps now, that he would leave to check with the kitchen maybe.

"No, I’m sorry, it looks like we are out.“

Alec’s fingertips tasted the cold surface of the glass. It was the first time that he had found the courage to go to the café on his own and he felt stupid just sitting there drinking juice. But he wasn’t in the mood for coffee and he didn’t want to leave too soon because he wanted to keep that voice close just a bit longer. Garfield lay next to his chair, his warmth was a constant presence against Alec’s leg. 

"Oh, well-“

"But we have muffins.“ There was a smile and it was warmth against Alec’s skin. It was a certain high note in the words, a tiny drop of excitement that made Alec smile as well. He tried to hide it, biting his lip. It was stupid for a smile to be contagious that he couldn’t even see. Yet it was. This was fun. "Fresh from the oven.“ The upturn at the end, that was a smirk, a try at seduction. Alec’s heart fluttered in his chest. 

"Then I would like one of those,“ he decided, finally allowing his own smile to break free and paint all across his face with an exciting shiver running over his skin. He moved the glass closer to him, his fingers followed the straight line of the glass upwards, danced on the rim and for a moment they hovered in the air before touching the straw. A surface not as hard as the glass, not as cold. 

"I’ll get you one.“ One step, a second one. The cafe grew louder again. The third step sounded, but it was different, with more force than the others, a sudden movement. The next step was closer again. The waiter came back. He stopped next to the table, again not too close to disturb Garfield. A dull sound off something against the table, a hand. A movement, accompanied by an intake of breath, he leaned down and Alec tilted his head so his right ear was turned towards the waiter, where Alec suspected his head to be. 

"Oh, and before I chicken out again, I’d like to tell you something …“ Another intake of breath. He wasn’t close enough yet for Alec to feel the warmth of his body. Fingertips drummed nervously on the tabletop. 

"I think you’re beautiful.“

For Alec’s ears the café suddenly became silent. His face was painted with flames, his heart singing with heat. He didn’t move because he was afraid to wake up. In his mind the room was drenched in orange color, with sunlight kissing the windows and he didn’t care that the weather channel had spoken about a cloudy day. His world was flooded with sunlight. 

"Thank you.“ His words stumbled over every shivering heartbeat vibrating through his whole body. He wanted to say something back. He wanted to let the waiter know that he liked his voice, that it had a tinge of orange to it. But he found that he couldn’t, his world was reeling and spilling over with vibrant colors, that for now there was no place for more words. He would come back again and do it then.

"I’ll get you your muffin now.“ And the three steps back to the counter and beyond had a new rhythm to them, but maybe that was just because Alec’s heartbeat got mixed in with their sound. 

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When he’d woken up in the hospital after the accident, he had cried and Isabelle had been with him there. She had held his hand, had whispered into his ear 'the walls are orange‘. He had yelled at her, had been so angry, but she had just hugged him and when her tears had painted his cheek with her own sorrow, he had understood that he wasn’t alone with his pain.

"For you, they can be orange, Alec,“ she had whispered, words almost drowning in tears. "For you, they can be every color you want.“ Her fingers had gripped his shoulders hard. Her hug was almost too tight to breathe, but it was what had prevented Alec from breaking apart back then.

“No,“ he’d whispered putting his arms around the shaking chest of his sister. "Orange is perfect.“

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Bad Case Of The Sniffles- Bucky

Continuation of this original request:  I am currently so sick, my nose burns. Could you do a one shot of Steve and/or Bucky and/or Various Avengers taking care of a sick reader? There could be some romance, but just a lot of fluff… Thanks <3

A/N: Okay, this is the final part of Bad Case Of The Sniffles.I know it’s a little shorter but I really hope you guys like this one as much as you liked Steve’s part!!

Word Count: 892

Steve

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A harsh knocking at my door rouses me from a shallow sleep, headache pounding in my head. I peek at the clock to find that it’s nearly 10 am. I was supposed to be awake and in the gym, ready for training an hour and a half ago. Steve must be pissed.

Groaning, I roll over and pull my duvet over my head to try and block out the noise, hoping that if I don’t answer who ever it is will go away. Sadly it doesn’t work and the person opens the door and enters my room.

“(Y/N)?” It’s Bucky.

“Hmm?” I roll back over to face him only to be met with a massive pang of pain when the seemingly blinding light from the doorway reaches my eyes. “Ugh, could you close the door?”

“Why?” He asks.

“Migraine.” I answer, covering my eyes with my hands in an attempt to block out the light.

“Oh,” He says, much more quietly than his previous words. He gently closes the door behind himself as he comes further into the room to sit cross-legged next to my bed, facing me.

“Yeah,” I grimace.

“Is there anything I can do to help you?” He asks, resting his chin on the edge of my mattress.

“Nothing I can think of.” I shrug at him. Reaching up with his right hand, he presses his palm to my forehead. It’s refreshingly cool against my skin and I make a sad whining noise when he pulls away.

“You’re burning up, babe.” He says, pushing hair out of my face before rising to his feet. “I’m gonna go see if I can find anything to bring down your fever and maybe something to help with your migraine, if that’s even possible.”

“Alright.”

I close my eyes, squeezing them tightly shut against the light as he opens the door to exit. Once he’s gone I roll back over, pulling my blanket over my head and trying to go back to sleep. Sadly, despite my efforts, I can’t seem to drown out the pounding in my head long enough to drift off. I just end up curled up in the fetal position till Bucky slips back into my room.

When I hear him come in, I roll over once again to face him but this time I overestimate the distance I need to roll and end up rolling over the side of the bed and falling to the floor.

“Ack!” I cry when my body makes contact with the hardwood with a rather loud thud.

“(Y/N)!?” Bucky says, dropping to his knees next to me. “Are you hurt?”

“Yeah, no, I’m good. Don’t worry, Buck.” I say, slowly sitting up. “That was definitely more of an adventure than I wanted today.”

“Falling off of your bed was an adventure?” He chuckles, placing his hand in the small of my back to support me.

“Well, I mean, a little yeah.” I respond, smiling up at him. “All I was planning on doing was staying in bed all day, so it was kind of an adventure.”

“If you say so.”  He hoists me to my feet and helps me sit back down on the bed before sitting down next to me.

“Did you bring the pain meds?” I ask.

“Huh? Oh yeah.” He takes a little pill bag out of his pocket. “All I could find was extra strength tylenol. Will that be enough?”

“Yeah, probably.” I nod, taking the medication from him and heading to the bathroom to get some water.

After a moment of fumbling around in the dark, I manage to fill a rinse cup with water and take the tylenol. After, I shuffle back to my bed. Bucky is still sitting on the edge waiting for me to come back.

“Are you sure there isn’t anything I can do to help you?” He asks as I crawl back into bed and under the covers.

“Well,” I lift the comforter and pat the empty space on the bed next to me. “You could stay in bed with me.”

“Really?” He asks cocking an eyebrow.

“Hey, I’m tired and I’m cold and all I’m asking is for some quality cuddling time with my boyfriend.” I respond, shrugging. “I mean, if you don’t want to you can go.”

He sighs loudly, but he’s smiling at me. Quietly he scoots over and lays next to me, wrapping his arms around my torso and bringing me closer to him. Curling into his chest, I pull the blankets up around us.

“Was Steve upset with me for missing training today?” I ask.

“Nah,” Bucky answers. “You’ve never missed without a good reason. He knew that you probably weren’t well.”

“Well that’s good.”

We lay in silence for a short while, the space between the blankets getting warmer and warmer by the second.

“Sorry for tearing you away from your plans for today, Bucky.” I say.

“What?”

“You came to wake me up, and yet, here we are in my bed. You probably didn’t get anything you wanted to done today. I’m sorry.” I clarify.

“It’s fine.” He says quietly, rubbing his hand up and down my back. “My plan was to spend the day with you. I got everything I wanted.”

“Really?”

“Really.”

“Thank you, James.” I say, somewhat drowsily.

“Of course, (Y/N).”

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