## S T U D Y  P A C K  # 1

B Y  E I N T S E I N

Hey guys, my week has been pretty hectic but I made time to create a few printables that will hopefully help you with your school life. Click on the titles (links to the file on my Study Drive) to download them!

To help you keep track of all your assignments, homework, projects, etc. Includes a progress bar that you can shade in according to how much of the assignment you’ve completed. You can also set a goal or expected score and compare it to your final score. I included fields for “date given” and “date due” so that you can prioritize and plan your tasks accordingly.
I wanted to include a box to check when you’ve submitted the assignment because sometimes I complete the assignment but forget to submit it, or I’ve already submitted the assignment but panic because I thought I hadn’t done it yet. I couldn’t squeeze this into the sheet, but I think you could just put a tick beside the due date or something.

F O R M U L A  L I S T

For subjects that require you to memorize formulas, like physics, economics, math, etc. The left column is for the formula, while the right is for variables and their units, e.g. “v = u + at” would go on the left, while the right column would have something like “v: final velocity/ms-1; u: initial velocity/ms-1; a: acceleration/ms-2; t: time/s”.

H A B I T  T R A C K E R

31 columns and 16 rows to help you maintain your habits, e.g. drinking 8 glasses of water a day, exercising, journaling, etc.

T E S T  T R A C K E R

Similar to what I have in my bullet journal in this post. I use it mainly to see the relationship between how much I study and how high I score on tests, but you can also use it to maintain your grades.

That’s all for now. Hope these printables help, and may the rest of your school year be well-organized! Oh, and feedback would be rad; I always appreciate it when I find out how I can improve my content. Have a great week :)

## How to Schedule Your Study Time

I’ve been asked multiple times to make a post about how to schedule your study time, so here it is! This is a little bit different of a schedule because it’s over mid-semester break (Easter break for most), but it still works.

## Step 1: Write down everything you need to do.

Get out a piece of notebook paper or open a new document on your computer and unleash your brain’s to-do list. Write everything down from classes, work, events, and extracurriculars to your work outs, meals, showers, and sleep. Nothing is too small to be written on the list, so if you need to remember to shave your legs, write that down!!

## Step 2: Assign each task an estimated amount of time it’ll take to complete.

This part is really crucial for me because it takes my organization a step further to help me achieve my studying and planning goals. It also gives me a reality check – sometimes I’m so ambitious I try to bite off more than I can chew. If I know from the beginning that I most likely won’t achieve everything I need to do, I won’t be as disappointed come the end of my planning and studying. It also tells me I probably need to pick it up during the week and stop procrastinating…

## Step 3: Open up Excel, create a table on another computer program, or grab a piece of paper.

Next we’ll make the calendar with a readout of our obligations. I generally use Excel or a piece of paper, but I find that excel works best because I can edit future events easier if I didn’t quite complete a task I planned for.

Have the first column for times, then a column following for each day you want to plan. It helps to have the time column skinnier with the days’ columns wider so text can fit in easily. I leave two rows per hour (therefore one line is equal to one half hour) so I can plan for events or tasks that won’t be taking up whole hours.

## Step 4: Designate a color for each of your scheduled categories.

These colors are the same as in my planner:

• Purple: Anatomy & Physiology
• Pink: Genetics
• Blue: Beverage Management
• Orange: Economics
• Red: Work
• Green: Extracurriculars
• Black: Personal (showers, meals, sleep, relaxation, etc.)
• Yellow: Travel

I enter in all of my class, work, event, and extracurricular times first – things I can’t miss. These are important to put into your schedule first because you can easily schedule studying around them.

## Step 5: Once all of your obligations are plugged into your schedule, it’s time to fill in your studying.

This is where the required times for your tasks help a great deal! It’s easy to spot an hour block here or there and plug in a 45 minute or hour task… something that may be a little hard for some when they’re just going through their day and have a block. I know whenever I get an hour block I try to nap or rest as much as possible, but this frequently puts me behind. :(

Also, it may help you to pull out your planner and see what exams, quizzes, or assignments are coming up soon. You should rank these at a higher priority and complete these sooner rather than later to ensure you complete them.

I also group lesser tasks; for example, on Thursday night at 11:00 PM I grouped two homework assignments because they really shouldn’t take that long and they’re on the computer at the same time, etc. It’s just easier for me to get them done at the same time. Just like if you need to go to a few different stores, try to go to them all in one trip. It’ll save you time, money, and gas!

This is pretty self-explanatory but also important! Make sure you’re adding everything and not missing anything.

## Step 7: Make sure to schedule enough sleep during your night as well as time to eat/relax.

This is the most important step of them all! Without recharging your smart little brain and body, how are you going to have the fuel to move on? Also, try snacking on fruits and veggies and drinking water when you’re studying. I’m one to love candy when I’m studying and it’s hard to say “no” to my precious chocolate and skittles, but I know they’ll just bring my metabolism and energy down. Drinking a lot of water helps too because that means more bathroom breaks – which means more study breaks! ;)

I hope you found this post helpful. If you’d like to see other posts about my studying tips and tricks, please share this post and leave me a message about what I can improve or what you’d like some advice on. Happy studying! – grxeek

pairing: stenbrough

summary: a headcanon i wrote with @finn-wolfhards that turned into a long ass fic

warnings: angst, tooth rotting fluff, swearing i guess?

word count: 2.4k

thanks to @richiestoziers for being the beta for this fic you’re the actual best

Request: heeyyy i love your account and was wondering if i could get an alex standall imagine when y/n has a panic attack in class and texts alex and he meets her in the hallway and helps calm her down?? if not that’s chill but if you do thank you!! have a great day :)

Word Count: 800 words

Warning: Panic Attack (it’s on a low level, but I want you to be prepared in case it can hurt someone’s sensibility.)

Author’s Note: I love you all. Continue requesting. I felt like I kind of familiarize with this one because once I had a problem with​ a teacher. And it ended a little messed up. Also, I’m having a lot of trouble with my laptop. It’s just doesn’t work like it should, so it’s harder for me to post. I’m sorry. On Wednesday, I’m not posting anything because it’s my birthday ;) I’ll keep you informed when I’ll post.

Two hours of this class, I never liked it. The teacher hated me, a lot. He always stared at me for an hour while everyone else did the examples he wrote on the board. Then, when I finished mine, he said they were wrong and he never signed anything I did. He thought how bad student I was, and told the director I should reconsider another school to study Maths.

Every week I had this class, I freaked out. I tried to skip class, but Alex always told me it wasn’t the best. Now, here I was.

“Y/n, he wrote your name on the board.” Sheri whispered to me and I at first surprised.

“Mrs. Y/L/N, would you make me a favor and tell me what did you do for homework?” He said rudely.

“We had to-” Everyone was looking at me, and some started giggling. “Check the exam you gave us. With-” The teacher stood up and made a weird noise from his throat.

“I’m tired of you, Mrs. Y/L/N. You can never do something good. I ask you to do a simple task, and you can’t even do that. Are you sure you can even think?”

Some girls at the front laughed and I had some tears coming out already. He laughed again.

“Someone can answer me that question? Because it looks like Y/n, can't​ do it.” He ended and Sheri took my hand.

No matter how much I studied, he just didn’t like me. He wasn’t like this with everyone, only with me. Sheri held me stronger and I felt so weak at that moment. Tears already were on my face and my hands were shaking. The teacher stood up and start to deliver the past exams. I studied really hard and I knew I had a good result.

“Here’s your exam. You’re so silly.” He said while I took my exam from his hands.

I got an F. Really? I studied hard enough for this test, this must be wrong. But unfortunately, before any words came to me, tears arrived first. Something was stuck in my throat. I felt my mouth drier than usual and it was getting harder to breath.

“Sheri, I need to go out.” I told her and she nodded.

I stood up and walk to his seat trying to clean my face.

“Can I go out?” I whispered and he laughed.

“Get out of my class, you’re not doing anything anyways.” He pushed me a little and I went to the corridor on my way to the bathroom.

“Y/n?” Alex’s voice interrupted me. But I tried to keep walking. “Hey.” He touched my arm and pushed me against his chest, and I hugged him. “Clay, can you leave us?”

Clay was here too? Now he saw me crying, but Alex’s chest was comforting. He caressed my back slowly and rested his jaw on my head.

“Hey, I’m here. What happened?” He continued hugging me but I cried again. “You want some water?” I nodded and he took his water bottle out. “Here is some paper.” I cleaned my nose and handled him my exam. He opened the paper and looked confused at it. “First of everything, are feeling better? Take some chocolate.” He gave me a chocolate bar he had in his pocket. “You’ll feel better, I promise.”

I grabbed it carefully, and take a bite of it. He took from his backpack a notebook and take out a paper. Then started to compare it with my exam.

“Come with me.” I held his hand, and we walked. He holding the two sheets of paper, and holding my hand while I ate his chocolate bar. We arrived at the principal office but he never stopped holding me. “Hey, can we talk to the principal?” He announced to the principal's​ secretary. I ended his chocolate bar and he touched carefully my hand. “I promise you’ll be fine.” We waited around 20 minutes, not doing anything just sitting there. Alex holding my hand all the time, or hugging me. I just wanted to have him with all during everything. Sheri texted me, but I ignore the notification and continued waiting with Alex.

We entered with the principal. And he saw us with a concerned look. I had a messed up make up, and Alex looked angry. His grin was usually calm, but this time he wasn’t like the principal expected.

“We have a problem with a teacher.” Alex stated and he put the two pages on the table. “This are the same questions, both are our exams but hers has a bad grade. And it’s unfair.”

And just like that. Mom came to see the situation, the teacher got mad, and they finally took me out of his class.

Alex stayed all day there, holding my hand.

Hi, Emma! I just wanted to say I love your blog and thank you for dedicate your time for helping everyone who needs help w/ studying! So, do you use an app to take notes/tasks that you need remember on your phone? Also calendar apps also for phone? I think digital organizers works better for me, but I've been lookind but never find a really good one for my phone or my computer. Thank you!

Hello! Thank you so much (✿◠‿◠) I currently use my iPhone and Mac calendar, so not a particular app, just the one that comes with both products. I’ve got them to sync so I can update on one and it does it on the other. I like this because I use a different computer for university (it is smaller to fit in my bag) so I can still update my laptop at home from my phone. However, I do use Microsoft OneNote on my phone if I need to take notes to do with uni! I’ll link a couple of other apps that might be worth checking out below:

Hope this helps x

Baby Project (Pt. I)

## Tyler Joseph Series

Summary: Two long life enemies, who supposedly hate each other with a burning passion are forced to spend more time than preferred together.

(A/N): Hello party people, I wrote this because I fancy the thought of Tyler being a jock. I‘m quite positive that someone requested this as well. Enjoy x

Words: 1,131

“Lastly, I‘d like to announce the big homework!“ the teacher calls out within the last three minutes of his lesson, making the whole class to let out a long groan and some muttered complains. “You‘re all thrilled to find out I see“ he adds wryly while bending down to take out a big cardboard box from under his desk, which seems to be quiet heavy, and drops it on the table, causing dust to fly everywhere.

“I‘m pretty sure every one of you has seen one of these“ the professor says, as he pulls out a baby doll from the mystery box and holds it upside down by one of its leg.

“What does that have to do with our homework, Sir?“ a guy asks, starting up a discussion among the other students.

“Listen up!“, Mr Danforth exclaims quieting the class, “This is not just a simple task. It‘s what I like to call it, the Baby Project!“ he finishes enthusiastically and throws his arms in the air, letting go of the baby‘s leg at the same time, causing it to start crying the second it fits the wooden surface. Before any comments could be made, he continues speaking while trying to get the doll in his arms to simmer down. “Each one of you will be assigned a partner. Together, you‘ll have to take care of your very own baby for 14 days! Doesn‘t that sound exciting?“

Self care is extremely important, especially with finals coming up. Don’t study so hard that you forget to take care of yourself. Remember, you won’t be able to do as well on a test if you’re not doing good. Here’s a quick little list to look at to make sure you’re taking care of yourself.

• When did you last shower? Was it yesterday? If not, take a shower.
• Have you brushed your teeth today? If not, brush them.
• Have you eaten anything in the last six hours? If not, please eat. Don’t think of eating as a “get to” activity, or a reward– you can always eat, even if you didn’t meet another goal. Your body needs food to function.
• What about drinking? Have you had a glass of water in the last hour? Drinking is extremely important, and dehydration can cause anything from headaches to nausea to death. (Only death if it’s super duper severe, though.)
• If you’re in pajamas and it’s not time to sleep, change into something that’s still comfy but not pajamas. We don’t want to be giving our brains sleep cues when we’re trying to get stuff done, and it can make us feel lethargic.
• If you have thoughts racing around your mind faster than you thought possible, making you anxious and stressed and scared: music. It can help you move your focus away from your thoughts.
• Open your blinds, okay? You can’t live in the dark all the time. The light will help you wake up and keep your sleep schedule on track.
• Try to go outside, even if it’s just to walk a block or two. It’ll get your muscles moving and, again, help you stay awake.
• Is your room messy? Try putting one thing away. Just one. That piece of paper on the floor? Recycle it! Just like that, you’ve done something productive. You can do more if you’d like, but that’s enough if you’re feeling overwhelmed. One step per day can add up to a marathon.
• Do you have meds? Take them. If you’re prone to forgetting, you can set a daily reminder on your calendar, or download an app that will remind you.
• If keeping a bullet journal helps you, open yours up and see what you have to get done today. Do you have any appointments you need to go to? Appointments can be scary, but remember, an appointment means someone is counting on you to be somewhere. (I stole that line from the app Booster Buddy! It’s really encouraging.)
• If you’re in school, you probably have some homework. Make a list of your homework tasks and divide them down into small, manageable chunks. Do they seem too big? Make them even smaller. It’s a lot easier to do many small pieces of homework than one huge pile at once.
• Talk to someone! Humans are social creatures and we’re made to interact with others. Even if it’s just texting, start up a conversation. Bonus points if you hug someone!
• If you have school supplies like pens and highlighters, do a quick check to make sure all their caps are on. This might be more supply care than self care, but that’s okay! Take care of your school supplies!
• I already said this, but DRINK WATER! It’s super important!! You gotta stay healthy and drink!

I hope these help! Please take care of yourselves~
♥ Theo

Youth | Pt. 1

Hey guys! I wrote this series on my old blog but never ended up finishing it. But after reading it again, I’ve decided to rewrite and try finishing it this time. Hope you enjoy! - Hana

Word Count: 2k+

Genre: Fluff, Angst, College!au, Gang!au

Summary: A gang of delinquents go to your university. After your first encounter, things have been a crazy ride.

Warnings: Light alcohol and drug mentions, swearing.

Trailer

Hello Emma! I wanted to join the studyblr community but i feel like first I need to get on track when my course starts, I'm searching for the productivity apps that suit me the best and don't know where to look, maybe you've got a post on this?? Keep up the good work, you're my inspo!

Hey, I'm just starting to learn French and I know from learning other languages that it helps me doing exercises in the language like if I'd be in school, you know? Do you have an idea where to find some for free? Or could you maybe make some yourself? Like having to put the right article or pronoun in a sentence and stuff like that... But you don't have to, just if you want. Also your blog is my favorite language blog here! It's really interesting and helpful!

hi love!

the only website i can think of would be francaisfacile (whose passion is graphic design innit) - now i’m not exactly what you want to work on so projectile-vomiting homework won’t be the easiest task!

you can try to fill those (tell me if that’s what you had in mind?) :

this big dog is very happy : _ _ chien est _ heureux. leave me alone : laisse-_ tranquille. the table is made of wood : _ table est _ bois. that being said : _ étant dit. those kids are nuts : _ enfants _ fous. we are married : nous _ mariés. this girl was perfect : _ fille _ parfaite. i love eating and corgis : j’_ _ (vb) et _ corgis. but i saw you with her : _ je t’ai vu(e) _ elle. his (male) cat is stylish : _ chat est classe. this tree will be old : _ arbre _ vieux. we’ll go to paris : nous irons _ paris. you are very pretty : vous _ très jolies (fem pl). he is (staying) at his sister’s for two days : il est _ _ soeur pendant _ jours. the skirt is black : _ jupe (f) est _.

if it is, i can surely do more! (but then give me categories.)

and thanks for the compliments! hope this helps! x

Truth comes first ~P.3

► Summary:

The reader’s head is getting messier with the pass of the days, making her feel confused and afraid of being alone, which make her and Jughead get closer. Besides, some light is seemed to be thrown on Jason’s case.

►  Word Count: 2,158

► Warnings: none

► A/N: Here’s the third part of the series! As maybe you’ve realized, I’m making this series following the storyline of the show, or at least trying it but not every single thing will be exactly as in the show. Just in case you find something weird in the order of the events.

Hope you like this third part!

Tags are open!

## PART TWO

Series Masterlist

That night was one of the worst you can record.

It was 3:08 am when you, tired of trying to sleep and tossing and turning in your bed, got up for a night walking.

Your mother wouldn’t hear you sneaking out. She was so tired after the long shift she sometimes has at her job it was almost impossible to wake her up. Maybe she would notice it the next morning by seeing the bags under your eyes but you would attribute them to a night where you had one of your insomnia attacks.

As always, when you had a rough day and wanted to get relaxed or think or just be in peace for a while, you went to seat next to Mr. Harris, a tree near your house you used to visit with your elder brother when you were kids. Both of you decided to call it Mr. Harris because it has a zone on its bark that looked exactly the same as you neighbor’s face back then. Mr and Mrs Harris moved time ago, but you would never forget them. They seemed pulled out from a fairytale; the old, creepy and moody couple that want to ruin the main character’s life with a spell or similar.

The spot where Mr. Harris is located became special when you brother took you there to eat some cookies he had stolen from the pot in your kitchen one day you were feeling sad many years ago.

The bark of that tree seemed rougher than you remember it was when your hand touched it that night. That new sensation made you sighed. It seemed like everything good that ever came to your life had to end up the wrong way, even just a simple piece of bark of a tree.

Today has been thought provoking. I had the opportunity to be with a mentor and friend who recently had a life threatening experience. Such events lend themselves to greater appreciation for Time, relationships, and the small things in life.

To almost emphasize the point, the words of a song stood out to me…that the best moments in life seem like wasted time.

Do we sometimes give too much of ourselves to things that have no value? I was thinking about productivity. Often productivity is measured by tasks completed, products made, or dollars earned. One of my frustrations as a child is that my mom wouldn’t sit down with me and watch a movie. She always had to be working. As a working mom, I really understand because after working, there is cooking, cleaning, homework, baths…the To Do list. But, I don’t think those memories are best for my son. He needs to know he is more important than the To Do list.

It is the same with others. How easy it would have been for my mentor to stay home today with the list of all consuming work? Instead, he spent time with me… accomplishing little things on my list that were daunting and reconnecting with me. There must be balance I think.. time for the work that must be done, time for relationships old and new, and more importantly time for oneself.

So, perhaps the most productive time is actually reading a story or watching a movie? It will be unique to the individual and their needs. Be patient with yourself and others. ❤

Voyager Book Club - First Briefing

Hey everyone!

I thought I’d make a post outlining my plan for this endeavour, so we can all be on the same page. (See what I did there? Prepare for puns.;) )

For every novel I will plan a month. I picked the 20th as a repeating deadline since we know that Kathryn’s birthday is on May 20th and I needed something I could remember. ;)

The idea is that we all take a month to read each book, come up with ideas to discuss and basically just find some people we can chat to about what happened to our favourite crew after their return to Earth. I am personally a pretty hardcore Janeway/Chakotay shipper, so there might be a focus on those two, or in general the personal relationships and how they develop.

I’m also going to link to fanfiction and fanart that is set in the post-Endgame universe. And I sure hope for the development of some stellar memes! If anyone feels up to the task of creating some sort of header for  us that would also be rad. I’m pretty incompetent when it comes to that.

For now I’ve decided to stick to tumblr. Mainly so we all wouldn’t have to deal with another platform and since we already have tumblr, it seemed convenient. But I’ll keep checking out other options. Thank you to everyone who has made suggestions so far!

I hope this works for everyone. If life should become too stressful to keep up, that’s fine. This isn’t meant to feel like homework but just to be fun. I am just super excited to get this show on the road!!

Now, here is to our first task (cue drumroll):

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Evolution of My Bullet Journal

Hello! I thought now that my bullet journal is almost full (and because I haven’t really posted much of it since last September oops) I’d show you how it has evolved over the months!

The first picture shows an example of how I structured my bullet journal from December 2015 until February 2016. I didn’t really have a weekly overview, just my habit tracker and sometimes a food tracker, or I would write down what book I’d read that week. I really liked this layout! But I think I got tired of it, and I needed my weekly overview back.

So in March 2016 I changed to a layout like in picture 2, and I kept it until May. I had space to write down my homework, my readings, to do lists, or whatever else I needed that particular week. I also got too lazy to write down everything I ate every day, and I didn’t really want to keep the habit tracker because it took so much time to draw it and fill it out every day. On the daily overview page I wrote down tasks and events, but soon I had way too much to do each day to keep this layout (it only had space for 4 tasks, what?). This was heavily insprired by @succulentstudy

In June I wanted to try the layout I tried to imitate in the example in picture 3. I saw it on some bullet journal tag (but sorry, I don’t remember who made it!). I thought I needed the separation of morning, afternoon and evening, and I liked that there was space for things I wanted to do on my social media (I was convinced I would start a booktube that month), and also for all my homework. But it always took so long to draw it, and I would always plan the whole week on Monday and never look at it again for a week because everything was already planned and I didn’t need to look at all the tasks I didn’t finish on a day because I didn’t need to plan out the next day.

Then I tried to make up my own thing (wow). You can see that in the last picture. I have an overview where I can write down important dead lines and events. There’s also enough space for homework, and for to-dos. Plus I have as much space for my daily to do lists as I need! I’m really satisfied with how it turned out, especially the daily part!

That’s it. I hope you enjoyed this evolution :)

14/05/17 - Part 2

Completed 1st task; made myself some Coffee - Vanilla Latte to be precise 💗 With my Favorite Mug ~ it’s Square - Based 😮 (ignore me😂)

Now on to the next task on the list!

M U S I C : Bruno Mars - That’s What I Like

Hey, everyone! So I was requested by @livingbeforethirty to do a DIY planner sticker tutorial with Microsoft PowerPoint. It’s cheap and fairly easy. I’m not sure if it can also be done on Slides (Apple), but you can surely try :)

So recently when I’ve been really getting into my studying I’ve been looking out for apps that are going to enhance the process and make it more streamlined and to basically organise my life since I don’t have the time or money to be starting a bullet journal right now. So I just brought together some of my favourite apps and some that you might find enjoyable so I hope you enjoy my first master post :)

Hi! May I please get headcanons or a scenario which ever is easiest for you, where Todoroki and his s/o are having a fluffy and quiet moment cuddling?? Thank you!! <3

“What time is it?”

“Five o’clock. Why?”

Todoroki hummed against your neck. “No reason. Don’t wanna overstay my welcome.”

The two of you were curled up under the covers, heat radiating off of Todoroki’s left side. It was only November, but the skies were grey and the weather was frigid. You had invited Todoroki into your dorm to do homework, but the lack of proper heating made that an impossible task. So instead, you (jokingly) invited him into bed with you to “warm up,” and he had agreed, albeit innocently. And so there you were, cuddling. He was circling his thumb on your hand, and you could tell he was smiling softly behind you.

“Good luck with that one. We live in a dorm, Todoroki. It’s not like you’d have to brave the cold to get back to your place.”

He just hummed in reply, burying his face in your hair. It was unlike him to be so bold, but you weren’t complaining. His face was warm, too, so he was either blushing really hard or using his Quirk to keep the room toasty. Talking would ruin the moment. You decided to look at his hands.

You had decided, after about five minutes studying the hand clasping yours, that Todoroki gets manicures. Or at least, he had, and has managed to have very little damage come to them since. You kind of chuckled at the idea of Todoroki sitting at a nail salon, getting his nails done. Maybe he’d have gone with his sister?

“What’s so funny?” Shit. Had you woken him up? Was he ever sleeping?

“Sorry. Nothing really, just thinking. Dude, your hands are really soft, you use lotion?” You dragged your thumb over his lifeline.

“Mmnmm.” That sounded vaguely like I don’t know. How do you not know if —

“Oh my god, Todoroki, get your hand off my face.”

“Heh.”

“Dude!”

(Phan) Muse and Model

Summary: Dan and Phil are art students in college. And sometimes, art students need to help each other out. Phan, AU!College,

Word Count: 3285

A/N: This is set in a UK College – meaning students are 16/17 when they start and leave at 18/19 upon completing a two year A Level course. First year is AS Levels and second is a continuation of what you took last year, to complete a full A Level. Upon completing College, you go to University. Also I based the art department and the actual course content on the one in my college, as it’s familiar to me and I can write about it more. Other colleges may do it slightly differently. Also I made Phil 17 in this fanfic and Dan is 18. Just because plot wanted it.

Let me know what you think of this :)

This, here, is a bit of fluff I wrote the other day and just now have gotten around to posting. The next chapter of ALLM should be coming this weekend, just working out a few kinks and whatnot. For now, have some Adrienette.

Counting Freckles

Seventeen. Eighteen. Nine-

Marinette suddenly turned her head and with a leap of his heart as her gaze caught his, Adrien lost count of the freckles dusting her cheeks. She blinked at him, a blush coloring her face to find him watching her so intently.

It was Adrien’s turn to blink. “Oh. Um… no?” He scratched the back of his head, suddenly sheepish. “Guess I got distracted. What did you ask?”

“I asked if you’d finished the maths homework,” Marinette repeated.

“Right. Yes. Nino and I worked on it at lunch.”

She gave a little pout – the better for Adrien to notice how soft and pink her lips appeared. “Lucky. I haven’t even started, yet,” she sighed.

“I’ll help you with it,” Adrien offered. The girl rewarded him with a smile that made his stomach take up acrobatics. He started thinking of what else he could say to make her smile that way again.

Marinette turned her attention back to her task, which happened to be sewing a button back onto his favorite shirt. He could have easily given it to Nathalie to have someone mend, of course, but then he wouldn’t have had an excuse to be sitting with Marinette on the chaise in her room. His gaze turned to her hands, watching her nimble fingers work. Marinette had pretty hands, Adrien decided, with slim, pretty fingers and shiny nails. Not that this surprised him, at all. Everything about Marinette was pretty: pretty hands, pretty hair, pretty eyes…

“Ouch!” Marinette gasped suddenly, causing them both to jump when she accidentally pricked herself with the needle.

The blond watched as one of those pretty fingers went between pretty lips. For a moment, he simply stared. Then, he reached out to gently take her wrist. “Let me see,” he said, and the girl let him pull her hand towards him, although her face had gone pink again.

“I-it’s all right,” Marinette assured him. “It mostly just surprised me, is all.”

Adrien hummed in acknowledgment, but leaned in close to peer at her finger, anyway. “You should be more careful,” he said, looking up again. His pulse quickened when he realized they were much closer, now. In fact, from this distance, his count of her freckles would be even easier.

He liked hearing her say his name. It fell so nicely from her lips, even when she was nervous. “Y-yes?”

“You’re… you’re, uh, still h-holding my hand.”

The boy looked down to find that this was true. “Oh. Sorry, I…” He found himself reluctant to let go. Was that strange of him?