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So.  I have not posted too much original speculation lately because most of my stuff has been floating around here in various other posts, but I am in a 4g dead zone as I travel for some turkey and thought I might as well talk about Karamel.  

First, I was in complete denial about Mon el being married.  Guess what? That has not changed.  I think this thing is fake as fake can be.  I want to clarify that, though, as I have seen some people post that we should give Mon el a break because he was gone for 7 years.  I want to be clear, it is not the past that stops me from believing in this marriage–it is in the future.  I have zero problem with Mon el moving on after a few years and thinking he would never see Kara again.  Boy had to live, no hate there.  My problem comes with what comes next if he is actually married.  

See I hated K*rolsen.  First, I saw zero chemistry.  Second because I hate the second choice trope.  Look, he either wanted Kara enough to leave his girlfriend or he liked being with his girlfriend more than he wanted to be with Kara.  He chose the later.  That is how humans make either/or choices.  Even if it is not a conscious thought process.  We weigh the trade offs, come up with an opportunity cost and a choice made.  By staying with Lucy he decided that was better than being with Kara.  Why he made that choice, what he saw as costs and benefits, does not change that he chose Lucy over Kara by staying with her.  He was only willing to be with Kara once Lucy left him because Lucy knew he had feelings for another.   No one looked good in that situation.  

What on earth does that have to do with Karamel?  Thanks for asking.  If Mon el and Imra are married, here we are in K*rolsen 2.0.  Think about it.  He is in an established relationship but has feelings for Kara, but he also has feelings for his wife.  Oh and the wife knows it because she is an empath and he wears that necklace.  So we either get him leaving her for Kara right away, which is shitty to do to your wife of who knows how many years; or he stays with her and the three replay James and Kara and Lucy in season 1; or Karamel is over; or Imra eventually leaves him just like Lucy in season 1 did to James which would free him up to go with the second choice–Kara.  To borrow a Mon el line, all of these “would be unpalatable” to me.  I am not here for K*rolsen 2.0.  It was degrading to Lucy and Kara in S1 and made James look like an ass.

I am not here for that.  I do not ship where all that matters is that they end up together.  The story matters to me, and the story the gets told if he is married is garbage and I have no interest in shipping that story.

So here are my thoughts.  He isn’t really married.  I think they are on an extremely important mission that they feel requires Kara to stay out of it–probably because she dies.  They are not at the time they were supposed to be.  They probably intended to come back when Reign was a baby, do a quick grab and go before Patricia even found her.  Mon el was not pressed to get his people out until learning it was 7 months after he left and when Reign would be getting her powers.  Imo he did not show any more concern for Imra than he did for the others in the pods.  He did not act like a loving husband as she lay there in med bay.  He just acted like a concerned teammate.  No sitting by her bed, holding her hand.  Compare it to Kara earlier with Mon el.  He did not give them any information about her to help heal her.  Telling them she was from Titan meant nothing as earlier they did not even know there was life on Saturn.  

So I think Imra woke up and saw/felt Mon el getting ready to spill the beans on balcony, possibly endangering the mission and the world and all the people in it now and in the future and came up with marriage to get him some distance.  According to Wiki she can manipulate people’s emotions.  So she used that power to get him to come and kiss her and then she told him telepathically that he was ruining the mission and that they need to be married.  You can see him nodding a little as he introduced them and he seems get a resigned look on his face.  Granted he could be getting ready for the big reveal, but I hope it is the other.

Now, I want to be clear.  I do not think Imra did that maliciously.  She is thinking of the mission and all of the people in danger…including Kara.  I think in 3x09 we will probably get a discussion between Mon el and her about all of this.  I also think there will be some amusing moments when “married” Mon el has to watch Brainiac flirt with Kara…which I think Brainiac will use that marriage thing to take digs at Mon el knowing it is not real.  Of course, once they bring in the DEO team into their mission, which eventually they will have to do, the marriage thing goes away.

Anyways, this is what I hope, because the alternative love triangle or end of Karamel would be awful.

anonymous asked:

Hey, so i don't know if you play on Moonguard but i was watching one of those "Project 60" streams and they were saying that one of these days they would harass people on that server especially if they don't have a RP name or aren't RPing something like that and try to get them banned which in my opinion is really shitty thing to do but i thought i should tell/warn someone so people would know about it.

yeah man, I’m aware of it. they’re also on hordeside wyrmrest too. i found a group of them harassing this really sweet female demon hunter in silvermoon. they were asking her a bunch of extremely uncomfortable questions and (bless her soul) she was being kind as she could, although it was obvious she was uncomfortable. i eventually stepped in and told them to fuck off, which pulled them onto me, giving the girl a chance to teleport out to safety.

really though, there’s always going to assholes on servers. just report and block yknow? i do most of my serious rp on discord or party/raid chat anyways

Often, being a teenage girl, I would think and sometimes still think thoughts like: “I’m going to work out more and eat healthier and then! he’ll want me”.

What I alwAys wonder is, if I think doing this thing will make other people like me, why don’t I just do it for myself. Because if anyone should like me, it should be me. If i want this thing, why isn’t self satisfaction enough to motivate me to do it.

First off, I don’t need to do shit for anyone. Second, aquiring a healthier lifestyle is a good thing, but I Don’t need to be so obsessed with it.

I hope this makes you look at thoughts like these differently. I still need to be reminded sometimes that if I want to change for someone else, maybe I should ask myself if It’s me I should change for. And why I feel the need to change anyway??


((Ps. I love you all, thanks for the asks recently! Ask for advice or send me a little message!)

So listen guys, this is a litle serious and pertains to this blog.

Im nearly homeless as it is, so I will not be able to afford internet if the NET NEUTRALITY thing passes.

I love gettin up every mornin, readin your messages, and jokin around. So it’ll seriously suck.

But if that happens, I just wanna say you guys are the best and I hope you’re all havin a nice night.

Stay lovely

80spumpkin  asked:

That scene where Bill encounters IT in his basement would have been completely fine without that god awful Pennywise run! you know what i mean! and to add on to this i think the fake Georgie should have said more things to guilt Bill, like blaming him for his death etc etc :0

Yes I do wonder why they never had georgie blame bill for his death….maybe in CH 2! Tbh I didn’t think that run was gonna be in the movie! I know it was in the first teaser but I really thought that was gonna be cut out!

I just wanted to get this of my chest...

(small warning: this turned out more rambley that I would have liked, but i’m not going to bother streamlining it rn, because the point is still pretty obvious…)

If you ship underage ships, being against MAPs is one of the most hypocritical things you can do!

You should know better than anyone else, that thoughts do not equal actions!
If you are against MAPs and still follow me (however you would have not noticed that I am a MAP myself), please just leave.

I wrote this in response to the Maxvid-Fan thing and seeing people actually being outraged at them is just so stupid…

Some people are literally repeating the same things antis sling their way and I really just don’t get it? 

I mean…I do…people are afraid of being lumped together with MAPs for shipping underage ships, because they use them not being MAPs themselves as a defense of their shipping and are afraid of the possibility that they might me MAPs themselves…and…yes, shipping doesn’t make you a MAP, but it’s not a valid defense for shipping, because even if it would make you a MAP it wouldn’t make shipping harmful…( to clarify: “make you a MAP” as in “only shipping if you’re a MAP” not “shipping turning you into a MAP”)

People…show some fucking compassion for people who are faced with the same kind of antis and operate on the same basic principal of “fiction/thoughts are not reality/actions”.

You should not have as much trouble with getting that as you do!

anonymous asked:

Do you ship l x naomi

You see, I love ship questions. I support like, 85% of the ships (there are certain things I cannot stand, but not that I would trash on anyone as a person for them).
Naomi and L… Cool Girl and Frog Man… I can understand the ship, and in a better world, a better place, given a real chance to meet and interact… they could’ve been together. It’s not my absolute OTP, but it’s a nice thought, a good dream, a big “what should’ve truly happened”

anonymous asked:

I'll be honest, I'm not scared of this whole net neutrality thing. We've had so-called stuff similar to it that threatened to destroy the internet like SOPA and the TPP and all that, and they never came to pass. I don't think this'll be any different, and I think people will end up being scared over nothing or for the wrong reasons.

Years ago, I’d have agreed with you. But… well no one thought that Trump would win the election. Look what happened. The thing is, when we DID think that there was no way something could happen and didn’t push for it as much as we should have, it happened. And with him in control, the risk of net neutrality being tossed away is more dire than ever. People are scared because their rights are being trampled on and sadly we can’t just assume that ‘oh it’s nothing to worry about’. I WANT to say that there’s no way it’ll go through, if only because of public outrage. But that would be optimistic. Sadly with recent events, being worried even if it does prove tp be ultimately nothing is no longer something we can just so. We have to speak out and draw attention to important issues. The internet exists to be a free space for everyone and letting companies control what we can and can’t see isn’t just annoying, it’s terrifying. It also make sit harder to afford, and with how dependent people are on the internet nowadays it’ll leave MANY with problems.

Nt neutrality is a big deal and we need to fight for it. Even if the worries are for nothing, we need to have our opinion known. Because otherwise, we risk the chance of it being ripped away form us, just like how we allowed Trump to get elected and screw America over.

claireifythat  asked:

Has anyone seen the show UnREAL? I'm halfway through S1 and I'm not sure about the treatment of the black women. On the one hand, it's explicitly about the question black women face about whether it's okay to feed into offensive stereotypes in order to be successful in a racist industry. On the other, it seems a bit like they're just lampshading their own racism, especially since it's a minor storyline in a mostly white show. Idk, does anyone have any thoughts?

Having seen most of S2, I really think you should cut your losses and get out. The series centers around white women, which is not a bad thing in itself, but it gets pretty bad when they try to engage with BLM. Like…really bad. Like “kill a black character and then make it all about the white characters bad.” The show itself is pretty well-written in S1 but S2 just hurts. They try a bit early on to talk about the issues that black celebrities face in the public eye, but I don’t think they deal successfully with it /at all/. One of the episode climaxes features the extreme humiliation of a smart young black woman who is also a BLM activist–just really unpleasant to watch. 

One mod’s opinion.

Mod Z

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Here’s another new charm, who is H*meji this time + some cyanic enhancements on Lyra, to make things cooler.

So yeah the good thing is, unlike the previous one, the adhesive lamination is good this time. It’s sealed really well. One major problem is the keychain ring, I had to use another big ring just to make the swing-swing. I’m not sure if I should buy and use ballrings instead.

And the lamination I had, yes it has a design, which is glitters. But I always had 2 use like 2 sheets for it, since I thought it will be a transparent back.

Bonus:

(Nothing to see here)

But anyway I hope you enjoy and share your passion.

Feel free to reblog.

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H*meji, Lyra: hymeji-jemy

Injustice/MKX Style Intros 1:

Intros/Clashes:




Ruby Rose/Supergirl


Battle Introduction 1:

Ruby: What kind of weapon do you have?

Supergril: I don’t need one.

Ruby: Awww. I got excited.

Battle Introduction 2:

Supergirl: Aren’t you a bit young?

Ruby: You can fly!?

Supergirl: Yep. To young.

Battle Introduction 3:

Ruby: Why did your cousin do this?

Supergirl: I don’t know.

Ruby: Do you do the same?

Clash 1:

Ruby: You’re pretty fast!

Supergirl: Thanks?

Clash 2:

Superfirl: You’re pretty strong for your age.

Ruby: Yeppers!







Korra/Raven

Battle Introduction 1:

Korra: I took on Vaatu you should be easy.

Raven: That weak thing was nothing.

Korra: And here I thought you had no emotions.

Battle Introduction 2:

Raven: I sense great spiritual energy within you.

Korra: Other news: Water is wet.

Raven: That is irrelevant.

Battle Introduction 3:

Korra: I sense something very dark in you.

Raven: Pray you never see it.

Korra: Could be a fun fight.

Clash 1:

Korra: You’re much stronger than Vaatu.

Raven: That’s because I am a demon.

Clash 2:

Raven: Weak spirit.

Korra: You haven’t seen anything yet.






Noctis/Batman


Battle Introduction 1:

Noctis: What’s with the get up?

Batman: It’s armor.

Noctis: Looks stupid.

Battle Introduction 2:

Batman: I lost my parents to.

Noctis: Your father didn’t wave you off with a smile knowing he was going to die.

Batman: No. But that anger consumed me.

Battle Introduction 3:

Noctis: You live in darkness?

Batman: No. I was re-forged in darkness.

Noctis: Ardyn says the damn same.

Clash 1:

Noctis: You’re done for.

Batman: Prove it.

Clash 2:

Batman: Powers or not. I’m more skilled.

Noctis: Tch. Yet I’m still standing.





Cecada/Green Arrow

Battle Introduction 1:

Cecada: I’m fast enough to deflect bullets.

Green Arrow: You sure it’s not the blade?

Cecada: Fair point.

Battle Introduction 2:

Green Arrow: My what a big sword you have.

Cecada: All the better to hit you with my dear.

Green Arrow: Ah fairy tale jokes from the big bad wolf. I love it.

Battle Introduction 3:

Cecada: How much do you weigh?

Green Arrow: That’s a rude question. Why?

Cecada: I’m willing to bet my sword weighs more.

Clash 1:

Cecada: You’re a much better shot then Cinder.

Green Arrow: Uh. Thanks?

Clash 2:

Greem Arrow: You compensating for something?

Cecada: Heh. That’s kinda funny.






Cecada/Korra

Battle Introduction 1:

Cecada: All four elements? That’s interesting.

Korra: Yep. Been that way since the Avatar cycle started.

Cecada: Show me how you fight then.

Battle Introduction 2:

Korra: *Whistles* That’s a big sword.

Cecada: Almost as big as your mouth.

Korra: Oh, I’m going to hurt you for that one.

Battle Introduction 3:

Cecada: Velvet wants a double date with you and Asami.

Korra: Oh, I think Asami would love to meet her.

Cecada: Then lets end this quickly.

Clash 1:

Cecada: Seems you can’t bend dust.

Korra: Blah blah keep fighting.

Clash 2:

Korra: Getting tired.

Cecada: Can you lift a 300 pound sword?






Cecada/Sub-Zero

Battle Introductions 1:

Cecada: The power coming off you is insane.

Sub-Zero: My magic is more powerful than any of your maidens.

Cecada: Yet I sense fear in your voice.

Battle Introductions 2:

Sub-Zero: You should flee this encounter.

Cecada: I refused to back down against Adam, I will not back down here.

Sub-Zero: You have a warrior’s heart.

Battle Introductions 3:

Cecada: How could I know your clan aren’t villains or heroes?

Sub-Zero: I will not lie. We have been both.

Cecada: My friends comes first. So the answer is no.

Clash 1:

Cecada: It’s been awhile since I’ve had to work so hard.

Sub-Zero: You are indeed worthy.

Clash 2:

Sub-Zero: A calm head in battle is hard to find.

Cecada: Emotions get in the way when fighting.






Altus Du Froid/Damian Wayne.


Battle Introduction 1:

Altus: Someone has severe daddy issues.

Damian: You don’t know a damn thing.

Altus: I would beg to differ.

Battle Introduction 2:

Damian: I don’t get you.

Altus: What is there to understand?

Damian: You go from sarcastic to cold hearted in a split second.

Battle Introduction 3:

Altus: You’re more like a blue jay than a robin.

Damian: It’s a title not a name.

Altus: You use others to get what you want.

Clash 1:

Altus: All this death.

Damian: I’m just getting started.

Clash 2:

Damian: Your focus is cracking.

Altus: Yet you seem afraid.






Blue Scale Agate/The Drowned

Battle Introduction 1:

Blue Scale Agate: Drowned the world for vengeance?

The Drowned: It’s all it deserved.

Blue Scale Agate: No. You’re just pathetic, human.

Battle Introduction 2:

The Drowned: I’ve killed many. But never one like you.

Blue Scale Agate: Unless you have millions of years of experience, I doubt that will change.

The Drowned: Do not underestimate the dead waters.

Battle Introduction 3:

Blue Scale Agate: You and the other ‘Knights’ are marked for death.

The Drowned: I would like to see you try and kill us.

Blue Scale Agate: There won’t be a ‘try.’ I will kill you.

Clash 1:

Blue Scale Agate: Pathetic.

The Drowned: Die!

Clash 2:

The Drowned: You’ll make an excellent pet.

Blue Scale Agate: I’ll die first.







Yang Xiao Long/Black Canary

Battle Introduction 1:

Yang: We have a lot in common.

Black Canary: Blonde hair, good looks and a killer right hook.

Yang: And a never back down attitude.

Battle Introduction 2:

Black Canary: I’m going to have to hit you for that.

Yang: What? I just asked if you wanted a ‘Yangin’ good time.

Black Canary: Thanks for making it even easier to hit you.

Battle Introduction 3:

Yang: What can you do?

Black Canary: Why don’t you come here so I can whisper it to you.

Yang: And people say I have a big ego.

Clash 1:

Yang: The more you hit me, the stronger I get.

Black Canary: Yet you’re sweating.

Clash 2:

Black Canary: Not bad kid.

Yang: I’m just getting warmed up.






Cecada/ Wonder Woman.

Battle Introduction 1:

Cecada: Another tyrant to beat down.

Wonder Woman: The world needed steel not compassion.

Cecada: Your mother would disagree.

Battle Introduction 2:

Wonder Woman: Batman sends a child against me?

Cecada: Trust me. I’m no child.

Wonder Woman: I almost believe you.

Battle Introduction 3:

Cecada: How do you live with yourself?

Wonder Woman: I have no regrets.

Cecada: There’s no coming back then.

Clash 1:

Cecada: Predictable tactics.

Wonder Woman: I’ve only just started.

Clash 2:

Wonder Woman: We could’ve used a man like you.

Cecada: I served once. Never again






Connor Arcadia/Talia Al Ghul

Battle Introduction 1:

Connor Arcadia: Your father is a monster. You know that, right?

Talia: He seeks to bring peace the world.

Connor Arcadia: Sure. And I hunt down kittens for a living.

Battle Introduction 2:

Talia: I hear you’re very skilled hunter.

Connor Arcadia: Just ask all the monsters that are dead.

Talia: Too bad that old fool Ozpin found you first.

Battle Introduction 3:

Connor Arcadia: I agree with killing certain criminals.

Talia: Certain? You would spare the guilty?

Connor Arcadia: Many criminals are victims of circumstance. Not a vile soul.

Clash 1:

Connor Arcadia: And here I though Ra’s taught you better.

Talia: Don’t belittle my father.

Clash 2:

Talia: You should join us.

Connor Arcadia: Please. I like my boss. He doesn’t make me wear pants.







Connor Arcadia/Ra’s Al Ghul

Battle Introduction 1:

Connor Arcadia: How the hell have you not gotten bored?

Ra’s: What, pray tell, are you referring to?

Connor Arcadia: Five hundred plus years. You can’t tell me you haven’t gotten bored.

Battle Introduction 2:

Ra’s: Only your maiden’s power could end me.

Connor Arcadia: There are allot of dead things that would argue with you.

Ra’s: Show me what you can do then, hunter.

Battle Introduction 3:

Ra’s: I think you would make an excellent successor.

Connor Arcadia: Don’t you have a hard on for Batman or something?

Ra’s: I… What?

Clash 1:

Connor Arcadia: I’ll make sure to drop you in some acid.

Ra’s: This is far from over fool.

Clash 2:

Ra’s: I will beat you huntsmen.

Connor Arcadia: Oh no. What ever will I do?






Asami/Damian

Battle Introduction 1:

Asami: Your father is a hero.

Damian: Don’t pretend to know me.

Asami: Oh, but I think I do brat.

Battle Introduction 2:

Damian: You criticize me? Your father was a criminal.

Asami: Maybe. But he redeemed himself in the end.

Damian: Starry eyed. Just like Dick was.

Battle Introduction 3:

Asami: How could you kill your brother?

Damian: It was an accident. I didn’t want to.

Asami: Your arrogance killed him.

Clash 1:

Asami: Bet you didn’t expect me to be this skilled.

Damian: Shut up and fight.

Clash 2:

Damian: You’re going down.

Asami: Don’t assume anything.



(A/n: I’ve been writing these to try and break my writer’s block faster. For those who may not know, in Injustice 2 and Mortal Kombat X they added intros ebtween characters before fights. SO I tried my hand at them accept I won’t be restricting franchises and my OCs are added to. XD Hope these help while I’m absenet and here’s hoping they help me get put of my writer’s block.)

P.S: Also in Injustice Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg and Raven turned into dictators so that’s why they’re evil. I know fighting games aren’t for everyone so you may not know but that’s why some characters will treat them as villains.

people ask me why I’m afraid of water
  • I never thought I would see you again. You came to me in the night, drenched in river water, muttering things that I knew must be secrets, because you spoke them in another language.
  • Your irises switched colors when you thought I wasn’t looking. They were mud-brown when you showed up on my porch, and then flickered to blue just before I passed out at your feet. The thing is, your eyes used to be green.
  • Why did you come to me? I thought we had said goodbye for good when the car hit the bottom of the river, your cheeks inflated with air. I remember hearing your screams through the water as I swam away. I remember bubbles scratching at my toes.
  • I watched you as you slowly scaled the steps. I should have fixed them during the summer. I meant to. You sat on the porch swing. The creaks sounded like words. What were you trying to say?
  • I’m sorry. I should have drowned with you.
  • You’re angry, aren’t you? I found you in my kitchen later that night, the sink overflowing. You were in it face first, sending pockets of air skittering across the watery counter.
  • I screamed. You lifted your head up, and smiled. I went back to bed.
  • I found you in my tub the next morning, looking at the solitary rubber duck like it was a demon. I put it in the cupboard.
  • Why don’t you talk when we eat dinner? You used to tell me about your day. You would tell me stories, your voice shaking with passion, and then dropping to dark and mysterious whispers. Now, you don’t even whisper. You just sip your glass of water and watch me.
  • I am uncomfortable. Why did you come back?
  • Water has begun to leak from the soles of your shoes, and the edges of your jacket. If you would stay in the bathtub, I wouldn’t have to replace the rugs every week, or sop up water from the floor.
  • Why won’t you stay in the bathtub, or at least sit out on the porch? You’ve begun to sit on the edge of my bed. It’s hard to sleep when I’m drowning.
  • Remember when you first moved in? You made me pancakes. I made you pancakes when you came back, and all you did was place them in the sink and turn on the faucet.
  • You’re supposed to put peanut butter on pancakes, not water.
  • Who are you now? You’re different.
  • You used to hate water. It was a phobia of yours. Now, you push back the shower curtain and just stand there in the water spray as I cover myself with soap.
  • Bubbles.
  • I am uncomfortable. Why did you come back?
  • I am slowly drowning with you.
  • Get back in the river, where you belong.
  • Leave my porch, and my kitchen, and my table, and my bathtub, and my bed, and my shower, and my head.
  • You’re making me uncomfortable.
  • I’m afraid of water, now. I guess it’s becoming a phobia.
  • Or maybe it always was.
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Intro comic thing?? for my voltron RPG au ٩(ˊᗜˋ*)و I honestly have no idea if I will draw more things for this au, but I drafted this a long time ago and I thought I should finish it :”D

itsklancecentricbutyoucantreallyexpectanythingdifferentfromme

Based on these designs I posted

Everyone Lived.

Everyone lived. When Harry was born, Lily hardly saw him because Sirius was fitting him into a tiny leather jacket, Remus was reading to him, and James was already trying to sneak him to the Quidditch supply store to get Harry his first toy broom. Christmases were spent with full bellies and rooms stuffed with laughter, and there wasn’t a single person without flushed cheeks from all the wine. Lily’s eyes sparkled, and there was always a joke on the tip of James’ tongue. All Harry knew was love, love, love, from every corner of the universe.

Everyone lived, and every Thursday afternoon, Sirius and Remus took Harry to the “library”, which was the secret word they taught him for the ice cream parlor. With each trip, they ordered the biggest sundae that was offered with three spoons, and Harry always ate nearly all of it. They kept it up until the day Harry asked Lily to take him to the library and, when confronted with the shelves piled high with books, he asked her where they went to order their ice cream.

Remus and Sirius got married when Harry was three, and Harry was the ring bearer. Lily cried the first time she saw him in his tiny dress robes. They were just long enough that he nearly tripped halfway up the aisle. There wasn’t a single pair of dry of eyes in the audience that day.

Everyone lived, and on Harry’s sixth birthday, he celebrated alongside Neville with all their friends and family. James gave Harry his first set of toy Quidditch balls. He, Ron, Neville, Draco, and Ginny all played together until Draco pushed Neville off his broom and into the cake Alice had spent hours working on. Lily tried so hard not to laugh at Neville’s frosting-covered face, but instead she went beet red and gave herself away to everyone.

Draco said he was sorry. He actually meant it.

Everyone lived, and the moms had a Lockhart book club, which consisted of everyone getting wine-drunk and complaining about their husbands together. Draco, Neville, Harry and Ron eavesdropped and reported back to their dads, who were standing around the kitchen armed with beer, about what they did wrong that week. Each of the meetings somehow coincidentally ended with each of the men stopping by to bring their respective wives bouquets of flowers or boxes of chocolate “because they just felt like it.”

Everyone lived, and Draco and Harry were friends, believe it or not. When Narcissa and Lucius had a date night, they dropped Draco off at the Potters. James told them scary stories in the darkness of their blanket tent. Lily used magic to cast shadows all over their living room, and Harry and Draco wouldn’t sleep for the rest of the night. But Lily kissed each of their foreheads and assured them each that everything would be fine, because she and James would never let anything bad happen to either of them.

She meant it.

Draco and Harry stayed up until their eyelids were simply too heavy to bear, but Harry managed to remain awake till Draco was completely asleep before closing his eyes. It was one of the most peaceful things he’d ever seen. He wasn’t exactly sure why he thought that. Not yet, anyways.

Everyone lived. Everyone got a little bit older. The kids all went off to Hogwarts, somehow managing to stuff themselves all into one train compartment, even with Hermione once she joined. Draco and Harry got put into different houses, which was a relief to everyone around them. “they already bickered like a married couple without rooming together,” Ron said when they were first sorted, “I don’t want to think about what we’d have to deal with if they were sharing a dorm.”

The only time Harry and Draco forgot about their friendship was when they played against each other in Quidditch. There were no rules when you needed to be the first one to the snitch.

(I suppose there weren’t any rules when it came to making out with your best friend in an empty corridor after drinking half a bottle of fire whiskey, either.)

Sixth year came with sly glances and brushing fingertips in the hallway; throwing all caution to the wind and risking friendship for feelings Harry and Draco had been denying since they were kids. Ron and Hermione exchanged knowing looks, but no one said a word. Not even when Harry inconspicuously crept out of bed nearly every night at half past two with his Invisibility cloak in tow, not returning until the sun was just peeking out over the mountains, if at all. He looked happier than ever that year, secrets tugging on the corners of his mouth every time he spoke.

Everyone lived, and when Draco and Harry came out to their families their seventh year, everyone groaned. “You owe me ten Galleons,” was the first thing James said to Lucius, and Harry knew then that everything was going to be okay.

Because everyone was here, surrounding him, breathing, alive. They all hugged him and Draco at once, cheeks smooshed together, a mess of laughter and “I love you’s” and kisses on foreheads. They were all connected then, their pulses stitching them together with a bond Harry knew nothing could break.

They all knew hurt; they knew pain and suffering, and they knew loss, but most of all, they knew each other. They knew love, and they knew hope.

As they stood there, a giant amoeba of people from all walks of life, some more challenging than others, Harry let go of the breath he felt as though he had been holding for his entire life.

I’m terrified you’ll see me the way I see myself.

some people make me feel so worthless, it hurts sometimes, I just wish to sleep for over a week without dealing with anything.