i will not be repeating this decision

Jensen Ackles at JIB8!

I rarely get involved when the fandom argues about something, but I’ve seen a lot of discussion on this part, and since I was actually there, I’ve got something to say.

First of all, Jensen is a grown man (they are all adults!) who is more than capable of making his own decisions and say no if there’s something he doesn’t wanna do. No one - and I repeat - NO ONE was forced to drink alcohol during this con. The stage contained a table with water bottles - and the actors chose for themselves whatever they liked to drink during the day.

Secondly, and most importantly, Jensen wasn’t drunk during his panel with Misha Sunday. I’d interacted with him several times during the day - at my J2 photo op session & at Jensen’s autograph session to mention a few. Both he and Jared were tired (the actors had been enjoying the evening in Rome Saturday) and were still a little jetlagged from their trip, but they were warm and kind and focused while interacting with their fans - as always! Jensen had gone through an emotional rollercoaster that day, having met a couple of ladies who worked the YANA crisis hotline, and it had hit him hard. As he said at the panel; the fans mean a shit-ton to him and the rest of the cast, and this was the first time he’d met some of the operators of the hotline in person. So at the panel, Jensen was vulnerable. In true Jensen fashion though, he probably tried to over-compensate for that by doing his best to make the panel light and make us laugh. However, Misha decided to bring up what had happened to Jensen during the day (with Jensen’s permission), and Jensen got emotional again talking about it.

This had nothing to do with alcohol. Jensen was completely on point! It saddens me that people are calling Jensen all sorts of things (saying he was drunk and forced to be it), when he chose to open up to us, and felt comfortable enough to do so. Compared to Jared, Jensen’s often more like a closed book. He doesn’t wear his feelings on his sleeve. But during the years, he’s opened himself up to his fans, and part of this (Jensen mentioned a few years back) is because he became a father.

Jensen has said that the JIB con is his favorite con, and I think a part of this is because he and Jared get to be around the rest of the actors for multiple days (compared to Creation cons where they’re only there on the last day) and because the organizer really looks out for them and spoils them shitless. Some years back, there had been some issues at Creation cons with Ty Olsson who’d said/done some things under the influence of alcohol that had been inappropriate. Ty was then invited to JIB con, and the organizer made sure he didn’t drink too much, so there wouldn’t be any trouble. She looked after him and she looked after us, the fans.

So, back to Jensen. IF there had ever been a single doubt whether or not the actors could control their alcohol consumption and/or do their job properly, I’m more than sure the organizer would have prevented it. However, Jensen is professional. He knows how to do his job. And he wasn’t drunk. Do not belittle his emotions by blaming it on alcohol! That’s disrespectful to a guy who embraces his fans and loves them as much as he does!

J2 are in general more touchy feely when they’re at this con - especially with each other. Jared has had several misfortunes around JIB time. Two years ago, we nearly lost him, and Jensen knows this. They’re best friends, they’re brothers - they look out for each other when they’re so far away from their families. Jared has often been the one to be open about his feelings. This time it was Jensen’s turn - and Jared was there for him.

The panel was not uncomfortable in the slightest. It was a precious moment that brought tears to my eyes, and I will not sit back and allow people (especially people who weren’t even there!) to take that moment away from me or - more importantly - to take that moment away from Jensen! So can we please drop all the alcohol talk, and just love the man for being honest with us and for loving us so much in return? Thanks!

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Meet the Muslim teen who repeated #BlackLivesMatter on his Stanford application and got in

  • When Ziad Ahmed was asked “What matters to you, and why?” on his Stanford University application, only one thing came to mind: #BlackLivesMatter. 
  • So for his answer, Ahmed — who is a senior at Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey — wrote #BlackLivesMatter exactly 100 times. The risky decision paid off. On Friday, Ahmed received his acceptance letter from Stanford. “I was actually stunned when I opened the update and saw that I was admitted,” Ahmed said in an email. 

  • “I didn’t think I would get admitted to Stanford at all, but it’s quite refreshing to see that they view my unapologetic activism as an asset rather than a liability.” Read more. (4/3/2017 4:30 PM)

A Witch’s Journal

Although I do have a grimoire, I use a journal to track my day-to-day practices that I do not usually include in my grimoire. A witch’s journal is a great place to record your feelings and discover any repeating symbols that you may not have noticed if you hadn’t written them down.  It is a great way to look through and see how much your craft has grown.


Things you could include: 

  • Dreams and visions with any interpretations you have
  • Day-to-day magickal practice 
  • Symbols that may seem important
  • Astral protection experiences
  • Meditation  journeys
  •  A list of books you read and any important magickal teachings you learned from them
  • Progress of any castings or “spell tracking”
  • Magick Workings
  • Events and decisions in your life that affect your magickal workings
  • Magickal goals and plans
  • Maintenance and home cleaning/cleansing
  • Daily rituals or habits 
  • Astrological events and any symbols or visions you may have received that are connect to the event

Things to include in each entry:

  • The moon phases
  • Weather
  • Date
  • Emotion
  • Position of the moon in the zodiac
  • Season
  • Time

Another short post but I hope it may inspire some people.

May the moon light your path

Moonlight Academy 

keyed.

Originally posted by jiminnieseyesmile

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members: jungkook, oc - reader

genre: fluff

warnings: language

You were sick and tired of your attractive idiot neighbor blocking your driveway.

a/n: i felt like writing this weekend and this happened surprise surprise. this is what happens when i’m buzzed off of two venti macchiatos please leave me feedback TT


“What the hell do you think you’re doing?”

You blocked out the angry voice shouting at you from your neighbors now open door. The hurried footsteps were getting closer but you pretended you didn’t hear, continuing to drag your key along the shiny black BMW blocking your driveway. Before you could reach the back tires a hand grasped your wrist, turning you around to face your irritating neighbor.

“Oh! Hey there, neighbor,” you grinned, innocently eyeing your neighbor head to toe. He was dressed casually with his hair tousled as though he’d just woken up. His jaw was tense as his hands tightly held your wrist, nothing but anger found in his eyes. You weren’t sure of his first name but had seen him a few times in silent passing. He was relatively new to the neighborhood, keeping to himself along with his roommate you caught quick glimpses of as well. The two had moved in a month ago and you kept to yourself as well, not bothering to play nice and whip up a housewarming desert you couldn’t even properly bake. It wasn’t until a week ago that you realized your neighbors weren’t exactly your cup of tea. They had people over constantly whether they were attending their overcrowded house parties, movie nights or simply staying over till the sun came back up. It seemed whenever the two had guests around their parking lot quickly become full, causing a new issue to arrive. You noticed the brunette, tall one seemed to have a kick out of parking right in front of your light blue beetle making it impossible for you to maneuver around his pricey sports car. The parties seemed to hit an all time high and you constantly found yourself trapped in your own driveway. You left sticky notes on his windshield, kindly asking him to stop blocking your spot and occasionally he would but it wouldn’t take long for him to fall back into his routine. It wasn’t until he made you late to your job earning you a lengthy lecture from your boss, that you felt you’d had enough, storming outside to drag your keys along his prized possession.

Your decision making skills weren’t the best when you were angry.

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anonymous asked:

What changes happened during ep 28? I binged read the manga so ..

Anonymous said: I would be so grateful if you tell which chapter is the episode 28? 

@lumicuous said: I fully agree and I hope so much they’ll animate it the way it is in the manga! Though, I have a question… what changes in Episode 28 do you mean?


I’m putting all of these together again since they are about the same thing ^^.

Like I said in my other post, I didn’t like those changes. The one who got it worse was Mikasa, but the changes weren’t really good for Eren and Levi either, in my opinion.

But well, to make some sense of what I’m saying I need to explain myself a bit more, so let’s start from the beginning!


The scene I’m talking about is from Chapter 37 of the manga, and was animated on episode 28 with some changes. 

During this scene, Levi talks to Eren, Armin, and Mikasa and gives them instructions about what to do next, since they’re going to go separate ways. This scene occurs during the cart ride.

Levi first tells Eren he has to succeed no matter what. And just after that he addresses Armin and Mikasa. We got the first part in the anime quite well, so I can’t complain about that.

But in the anime, they moved the other part of the conversation to a scene later on. Levi then talks to Armin in a similar way as in the manga, but when he talks to Mikasa, is when the issues start. This is what originally Levi said to Mikasa:

This dialogue did happen in the anime scene more or less accurately. But in the manga, he continued and told her this:

This part was changed in the anime, and Levi told this to Eren instead. 

“And finally… Eren.
Learn how to restrain yourself.
Don’t succumb to rage and lose sight of the goal.
We can’t afford another mistake”.

“Yes, sir!”

This… changes a lot of things.

The reason Levi said this to Mikasa in the first place is because how she acted in the encounter with the female titan in the forest. She tried to attack her even if Levi told her not to. For Levi, saving Eren was the priority. He let this very clear to Mikasa during that time, and he is doing it again now. Because of Mikasa’s actions, Levi got injured. What Levi meant with these words was that her attachment to Eren is precisely what can backfire for her and put him at risk. She has to make protecting Eren her priority no matter what, and for that she has to keep a clear head and avoid getting carried out by her rage.

Mikasa is not going to forget about this conversation, and this exchange is going to be very important to her development. Many people did not like this change, and have explained the reasons extensively since then, so I won’t go much into it, since I’m trying to focus on Eren and Levi here.

Because for me, this scene in the manga was also very important for Eren and Levi’s relationship because it showed how Levi always put Eren first, and how he made sure to let clear his safety was the most important thing, just before they separated. He wanted to make sure Eren was protected properly now that he couldn’t do it himself. It doesn’t matter if you see Levi’s intentions as caused by duty, or by personal feelings; it’s a fact that he puts Eren’s safety as the most important thing.

Also, the way Levi’s face changes in the anime when talking to Eren compared with Armin and Mikasa didn’t help either. He speaks to them very calmly, but when it’s time to talk to Eren, suddenly his face gets… (I’m not going to discuss the animation because, lol) I don’t know what’s that, but he’s not happy! Here’s a comparison:

Of course to anyone who enjoys Eren and Levi’s relationship, these changes will be already a sad thing on itself. But what it personally bothered me by this change, (and the whole reason of this post lol) was the fandom reaction, especially by people who haven’t read the manga and get their vision of Eren and Levi’s relationship from the anime only.

And the reason is simple: Why would Levi say this to Eren? The conclussion many people reached was that this was caused by Eren’s decision in the forest, and the death of Levi’s squad.

I completely disagree with this.

Levi gave Eren the choice to do what he thought was best. He has repeated again and again how no one can know the outcome of that choice. Levi would never blame Eren for the death of his squad this way, he would not refer to it as a mistake, or something that happened because of Eren’s rage. I repeat,

Levi would never blame Eren for the death of his squad!

Even more when this has been already discussed between them. Remember this scene from Chapter 32?

So why then, the anime makes Levi talk to Eren like that? The most likely reason and the theory I agree with the most, is that this is because the anime also changed the final battle with the female titan in Stohess, and made Eren lose control, go into berserker mode, etc. So then, it makes sense for Levi to say this to Eren in the anime. In the context on the anime alone, this change is justified, even if this never happened in the manga.

So in my opinion, if I’m going to judge the changes just by that, they really aren’t a big deal in regards of Eren and Levi. I understand that the anime has to make changes from the manga to be able to adapt it, and it’s not going to be an exact copy of it. But, like I said before, the way some part of the fandom reacted to this is what upset me and why I wished they had never made this change.

There are people who think Levi hates Eren because of the death of his squad. Who think of Eren as just a bundle of rage who can’t control himself, it’s always yelling/crying, etc. The anime exagerates this a lot in many occasions. Levi telling him this, with that expression, did not help at all on that regard. I saw comments saying how Eren “is always messing everything up” and “it’s obvious Levi is fed up with him”. And usually those comments are followed by some remark like “how can people still ship ereri omg”.

So yeah… this is why this change is annoying to me, haha.

In the original scene, when everyone is asking Eren if he’s going to be able to seal the hole, Levi realizes he is uncomfortable, pressured, and he speaks to reassure him, he gives him encouragement and motivation, and he does this calmly, without getting angry at him. He never blames him for any mistakes or talks about his rage. That’s how Levi and Eren’s relationship actually is for me, and I hope more people saw it that way, too.

Masterpost: Autism and Vocabulary

As a writer, we’re sure you are aware that words are important. You can’t always substitute one for another because they all have their own depth of meaning and their own subtleties. So if you want to write an autistic character, you’ll have to refer to autism using the right words. This post will help you do just that!

Autistic person? Person who has autism? Which one should I use?

This is a highly debated question. You might have heard “You have to say “person with autism” because you’re talking about a person first; the person is not defined by their disability!”. While this is a nice thought, it is largely misguided, and this way of talking are mainly used by non-autistic persons while talking about us. The autistic community doesn’t like this “person-first” language very much for several reasons.

First of all, if you need to use specific language to remind yourself that we are people, you may have a problem that no amount of linguistic workarounds can solve. We say “a French person”, not “a person who is French” or “a person with Frenchness”, because we don’t need to remind ourselves that French people are people. Why should it be different with autistic people?

The second reason most of us don’t like saying we are “persons with autism” is that our autism is not something that we carry with us. We are not a human person + a terrible disorder. We are fundamentally different. Being autistic is an integral part of who we are as people, and touches every sphere of our lives. If someone somehow managed to take away our autism, they wouldn’t reveal the “real us” that was hidden behind it: they would create a whole different person. We can’t be separated from our autism, and this should be reflected in the language you use while talking about us.

So ideally, you’ll want to use “autistic”, as an adjective: Cat is autistic, they are an autistic person. Some of us sometimes use “autistic” as a noun as a shortcut, when we’re tired of repeating “people” all the time, but it’s best to avoid it when you can, especially if you’re allistic.

What you really need to avoid is “a person with autism”, or heaven forbid “a person who happens to have autism”, “a person who suffers from autism”, “a person who lives with autism”, or any variation thereof. I’ve also seen a few people write “an autist”, but I don’t get why they do that. Please don’t do it.

And please don’t refer to us as being “on the spectrum,” we don’t need a euphemism to soften the blow of the word “autistic.” We are autistic! Even those who don’t seem disabled. Please remember that, while it is all too often misused in an insulting or pejorative way, “autistic” is not a bad word. Don’t be afraid to use it! In fact, using it more and in a positive way is the best way to stop it from being misused as a pejorative.

You keep using these words I don’t understand…

Alright, let’s get a glossary going! We’ll update this post whenever we use a word that could be hard to understand (if we can remember to do it…). If there is any word on the blog that you can’t understand, check if we’ve explained it here. If we haven’t, shoot us an ask and we’ll do it ASAP. :)
All of the titles are clickable and will take you to the corresponding tag so you can check out everything we’ve written about a subject.

AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Encompasses all means of communicating used by nonverbal people which are not spoken/sign language, such as using a text-to-speech device or a pictogram system to communicate.

ABA: Applied Behaviour Analysis, the most common type of “therapy” autistic children are subjected to. It can have lots of negative long-terms effects on the person’s life, such as PTSD or vulnerability to abuse.

Ableism: Treating disabled people (including autistic people) poorly because they are disabled.Treating someone differently because they behave in autistic ways, punishing autistic people for stimming, forcing nonverbal autistics to communicate verbally (and ignoring other types of communication), etc. are all examples of ableist behavior.

Alexithymia: Difficulty identifying one’s own emotions, very common in autistic people. They may not know how they feel at all, or simply unable to name their feelings. They are often unable to answer the question “How are you?” or “How are you feeling?” and may be aware only of whether they are feeling “good” or “bad” (and sometimes not even that).

Allistic: Someone who is not autistic. Used as an adjective and sometimes as a noun.

Asperger’s Syndrome: An outdated diagnostic term for an autistic person who is generally able to communicate verbally at a typical age and shows interest in social relationships. This is no longer considered to be a thing which exists. (See our masterpost on functioning labels.)

Autistic: Someone who is autistic (ie the subject of this whole blog) (I don’t know why we added that to the glossary)

Cure Culture / Curism: The attitude held by many allistic groups (most notably the hate group “Autism Speaks”) that autism is a disorder or disease which should be eliminated from the human race and place a priority on “curing” it. This is similar to the old belief that homosexuality is a disease that should be cured, and just as harmful to autistic people.

Disability: There are two main definitions to this word: 1- Not being able to do something that the majority of people are able to do. For example: hear (deaf), see (blind), smell (anosmic), walk (para/quadriplegic), etc.  2-Being impaired by a physical/mental difference in a way that restricts one’s professional, social, personal, or leisure activities. Depending on the definition and personal opinions, autistic people can be considered disabled or not disabled.

Dyspraxia: Difficulty with gross and/or fine motor skills, very common in autistic people. To a casual observer they may appear clumsy, often dropping things, walking into things, or tripping over their own feet (gross motor skills), or with poor handwriting, poor ability to hold a writing instrument, etc. (fine motor skills).

Echolalia: Use of verbal repetition to communicate, usually used by those who are not fully verbal. Words and phrases can be immediately repeated directly (“You OK?” “You OK.”), or with some changes (“Are you OK?” “I am okay.”). They can also come from memory (“Who gave you that?” [Darth Vader voice] “I am your father.” = my father).

Executive Dysfunction: Difficulty with executive functioning; skills used to make decisions and carry out tasks. Many autistic people have problems with this. They may be unable to make what appear to be simple decisions or figure out how to accomplish a simple goal. They may know exactly what they need to do but be unable to get their body to move to do it. It has been described via metaphors in a few ways: one is having all the ingredients to make a cake but no recipe, and being expected to make the cake, but having no idea how to do it. Another is that the body is like a horse and the brain is the rider, and the rider tries to get the horse to move, but it simply won’t budge.

Functioning Labels: Outdated and inaccurate (but sadly, still commonly used) labels for autistic people based on a narrow set of criteria. Those who don’t communicate verbally are normally considered “low-functioning”, for example, and those who can are “high-functioning”. See our masterpost for more information on why these labels are damaging and should not be used.

Hyperacusis: When a person is extremely sensitive to sound and the world sounds far louder to them than to others. It is often extremely painful, like having the volume on the world turned up way too high, and can be disabling. Many people with hyperacusis have or develop tinnitus (a constant sound, often ringing, usually caused by nerve damage in the ears).

Hyperempathy: Having far more affective empathy than a normal person. This can result in things like crying often, being unable to comfort upset people because their emotions are too overwhelming, etc. Some people feel hyperempathy all the time. Some have it only sometimes or for some people, or for inanimate objects.

Hypersensitivity: A blanket term which means “being more sensitive than most people to something”. When it comes to autism, it can refer to several things. Most of the time, it is used about sensory hypersensitivity, such as sensitivity to sounds or bright lights. There is also emotional hypersensitivity (easily getting hurt feelings/responding very strongly to positive feelings).

Hyposensitivity: The opposite of hypersensitivity, some autistic people feel a lack of sensory stimulation. They feel understimulated and may constantly feel the need to seek sensory stimulation. It’s important to note than an autistic person may be hypersensitive in some ways and hyposensitive in others, or at different times.

Infodumping: Sharing a large amount of information on a single topic all at once, often without pausing or allowing others to speak, due to overwhelming enthusiasm for the subject. It is usually done on subjects of special interest.

Low empathy: Some autistic people feel reduced or no affective empathy for other people (do not identify with their emotions or feel inspired to a certain emotion when they see others having that emotion). This does not necessarily mean that they do not care about the emotions of others - some may not care, some may care a great deal - only that they do not feel what others feel. Some people with low empathy for other people have hyperempathy for inanimate objects or fictional characters.

Meltdown: When the brain is too overloaded with sensory information or stress and can no longer function properly, an autistic individual may have a very violent reaction, called a meltdown. The person melting down is generally in a lot of pain. They might scream, throw things, yell curse words and insults, cry, hurt themselves or other, and try to hide themselves in absurd locations like under couch cushions or behind doors.
This neurological event cannot be controlled or stopped once it begins. It can be made worse by interfering and adding more sensory input (by touching or talking to the person) and usually will not subside until the person is left alone to calm down. 

Neurodivergent/Neuroatypical: Having a neurology which is different from the most common ones, such as being autistic or having ADHD. Some people include mental illnesses in this label, some do not.

Neurodiversity: The philosophy that in order to succeed, survive, and thrive, the human race needs many different types of neurology, and that neurodiverse people are an important and positive component of our species.

Neurotypical: A term which is defined as “having the most common type of neurology” (ie not autistic, without ADHD/dyslexia/tourette’s, etc.). Someone with a mental illness may or may not be considered neurotypical depending on people’s opinions.

Nonverbal: Someone who cannot or does not communicate verbally (using spoken language, often including sign language). Some autistic people are always nonverbal. Most are nonverbal under stress or overload. Some are always verbal.

Passing: Successfully behaving enough like an allistic person, particularly in social situations, that no one suspects you are autistic. Often important or even necessary for some people, especially when it comes to work situations.

PECS: One of the AAC methods which is most commonly used with autistic children (and sometimes adults). Stands for “Picture Exchange Communication System”. A pictogram-based system.

Proprioception: All of the sensory input which comes from inside your body. Includes your brain’s awareness of where the different parts of your body are. Autistic people often have very poor proprioception. As a result, they may have some type of dyspraxia, odd facial expressions, odd posture and walking gait, etc., all of which they may not be aware of until someone tells/shows them.

Sensory Processing Disorder: The clinical term for someone who has difficulty processing sensory information. Includes sensory hypersensitivity, hyposensitivity and differences. Too many details to process can lead to sensory overload, shutdowns, and meltdowns. Some autistic people don’t agree that it is a disorder, and prefer to talk of “sensory processing differences”.

Sensory Overload: When too much sensory information is being sent to the brain and the brain can no longer keep up. It becomes painful and the person can become incapable of accepting new sensory information until the brain has time to catch up (like a computer freezing when too many programs are open). This often leads to shutdowns and/or meltdowns.

Shutdown: A defense mechanism against sensory overload and stress. The brain attempts to shut out all sensory input by disconnecting from the environment. The person might no longer understand speech (or even fully hear it), be able to think in language (or to think in any way at all), move their body, or communicate in any way. Their eyes might unfocus and they may seem to be completely “out of it”. This state is usually a sign that the person needs to be left alone for their brain to calm down, but if pushed by those around them, they may switch to having a meltdown.

Special Interest: A subject which an autistic person is extremely interested in and will go to great lengths to learn everything possible about.

Spoons: A metaphor used to indicate the (limited) amount of energy a disabled or sick person has to devote to various tasks. There is a whole script blog devoted to this (@scriptspoonies). Many autistic people rely on this metaphor to describe their (lack of) energy.

Stimming: Repeated actions which are used to stimulate one’s own nervous system, done for various reasons including to soothe oneself/calm down, express emotions, communicate, or just because it feels nice. Common examples include rocking back and forth, flapping hands, clenching jaw, tapping a part of the body, making a repeated noise, etc.

Verbal: Able to communicate using spoken language.

Pass Out

Requested: Can u do an imagine where u pass out backstage but his management doesn’t let him stop the Show to check on u? and at the end of the Show ur worse?

Your name: submit What is this?

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It’s the middle of Shawn’s concert, and he’s about to be backstage for a few seconds before he goes back on to finish the show. You want to see him while he’s offstage like you normally do, so you’re rushing towards the stage. You hadn’t been feeling very well so you were resting inside of his dressing room instead of watching the show from side stage like you normally do. Because of that, you weren’t near the stage, and you hadn’t realized it was so close to the part in the show where he gets off stage for a bit, so now you’re trying to rush to get to where he’ll walk off soon.

When you’re almost to the area that you want to be to wait for Shawn, you really start to feel light headed. You spot Andrew walking towards you, probably looking for you since you weren’t where you normally are, and he knew that Shawn would be worried if he didn’t see you when he got offstage because you’re always there. While rushing towards Andrew, you just feel everything suddenly go blurry then black.

The next thing you know, you’re waking up in Shawn’s dressing room again. Andrew and Geoff are standing over you, looking down at you with worry. You try to sit up, but Geoff presses down on your shoulder, “Just stay lying down.” He says gently.

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this meme is based on this wonderful positive blog.

‘  be patient.  ’
‘  healing takes time.  ’
‘  i hope you have a restful night  &  go to bed knowing that you are loved,  because you are.  ’
‘  i just wanna cuddle you before bed  &  hold your hand while we sleep.  ’
‘  i want to giggle as you wrap me in a big bear hug.  ’
‘  if something makes you happy then you are never too old for it.  ’
‘  let yourself grow past the inhibitions which are holding you back.  ’
‘  live life unapologetically.  ’
‘  mistakes are okay.  everyone makes them.  it’s okay to forgive yourself.  ’
‘  never be afraid to stand up for yourself because that it super important.  i know it’s scary,  but you  &  your feelings matter.  ’
‘  no matter what happens,  it’s going to be okay.  ’
‘  no matter what your goal is,  no matter how far you have gotten,  you will make it one day even if it’s a long way off.  ’
‘  please don’t give up.  ’
‘  repeat after me:  everything will be okay.  ’
‘  repeat after me:  we are going to get through this.  ’
‘  sometimes things take time.  ’
‘  things will work out,  but good things take time.  ’
‘  you are  &  always will be enough.  ’
‘  you are alive,  you deserve love,  &  you will be okay.  ’
‘  you are good enough.  that includes all of your decisions  &  flaws  &  strengths.  you are doing great.  ’
‘  you are good.  you are not your mistakes.  you are a good bean  &  i believe in you.  ’
‘  you are valid  &  deserving of love.  ’
‘  you deserve all love,  kindness,  hugs,  &  puppies in the world.  ’
‘  you do not need validation to survive.  ’
‘  you made it this far  &  you deserve it.  ’
‘  you will heal.  ’
‘  your body  &  soul are a work of art,  a masterpiece.  ’
‘  your life is okay.  you aren’t doing it wrong  &  you don’t have to question everything you do.  you’re doing wonderfully,  i promise.  ’
‘  you’re allowed to let yourself be happy.  even if you’re dealing with shit,  you’re allowed to live your life.  you aren’t required to put your life on hold while you are going through other bad things.  ’

Okay

Originally posted by sweaterpawsjimin

Genre | angst

Word Count | 1.5k

Summary | saying “I’m okay” doesn’t mean it’s true.

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You had promised to yourself and to him in the beginning of the relationship that you would understand the obstacles the two of you would have to face. The obstacles set out were much different than any average relationships. In an average relationship, no one had to practice all day and night. No one had to hide their relationships. No one had to leave for tour for countless days, weeks, even months.

But as time progressed, your promise started becoming harder and harder to keep.

The first incident was after the ending of his world tour, when he returned back home to you. You thought that with the tour out of the way, you’d have plenty of time to make small cute stay-at-home dates like how you two used to have before all the fame. But you were wrong.

After his long departure abroad for 6 months, there was a comeback awaiting the members of the band, including him as well. It didn’t seem fair though, a comeback right after a large world tour? But it could be your tiny selfish excuse for wanting to spend time with your boyfriend.

After sending countless messages asking if he was free, you received a message saying something along the lines of, “I’m busy practicing.” Not that it was wrong, practicing for a comeback, it was part of their world; a world you didn’t know, but promised to try and follow along with.

After not receiving a message back from you, he sent another one. “We have a comeback planned. You understand right? You’re not angry are you?” Staring at the words sent, you didn’t know how to reply.

Biting down on your bottom lip, a habit out of nervousness, you pressed the ‘send’ button. “I’m okay.

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The second incident may have been your fault, but who could blame you? How else would you have felt if your boyfriend had a day off and decided to choose to practice like how he did the whole week?

“Hey Jimin,” You remember hesitantly asking. You two were at your shared apartment, you fidgeting and playing with your fingers and him sprawled across the sofa tiredly. Hearing him humming in acknowledgement, you spoke the words that you have been wanting to ask all week. “The boys told me you were free tomorrow. Since you have no schedule, wanna go do something?”

As if almost instantly, Jimin sat up. “Sorry (Y/N),” You felt your heart drop. “But I want to practice a bit more for the comeback. I can’t let down the fans.” He cocked his head to the side, elbowed propped up on his thighs, looking up at you.

You stared down at your fingers in disappointment where you stood. Hearing Jimin call you, you lifted your head up a bit. “(Y/N),” Your name rolled off his tongue easily. “Are you okay with it? Becau-”

Softly sighing, you forced your best smile. “I’m okay with it.”

“Are you sure?”

“No no, you should practice for the comeback. I know how important it is to you and the rest of the boys as well.” You repeated these words in your mind, trying to convince yourself you weren’t feeling the feelings you were feeling, maybe you could trick yourself into thinking that you didn’t miss your boyfriend these past long months,

“You shouldn’t let down your fans, you’re an idol.” You spoke solemnly, the ends of your lips curling up into a small smile. You were lucky enough to be dating an idol, you should remember that. “Don’t tire yourself out too much, alright?”

Staring at him, you hesitantly turned away and went to your room. Back pressed up against the wall, you sat on the cold wooden floor for him to leave. To leave for practice, again.

You couldn’t help but feel lonely and somewhat jealous of the girls that were dating the rest of Bangtan. They always made time for their girlfriends, unlike Jimin. Maybe you were selfish, wanting more in your relationship but you always felt the tingly jealousy thinking about what they could be doing with their girlfriends.

Like today, they took the day off, just like how they’re supposed to, instead of practicing or staying in the studios. Every time you imagine what you could be doing, your heart aches.

You could’ve been cooking together, just like Jin and his girlfriend. Cuddling in bed. Having a dance battle even if you would always lose. Watching movies. Going to the arcade even if it meant being caught in their disguises. Or maybe even just go to the park together.

Hearing the front door click, the whole apartment was silent. The only sound was that of your tears threatening to spill, finally being freed.

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The third time it happened, was the last time it happened. And that’s because there wasn’t going to be a fourth time, nor a fifth time. There would be no more times.

You were doing your best keeping calm, but as the minutes ticked by, the clock ticking and tocking had somewhat drove you insane. The longer you sat there on the couch, gripping at your own hands, the more done with the entire situation.

The doorknob jiggling, the front door opens, revealing the person you had been waiting on for hours. He had promised you a home date to make up for all the times he missed with you, promising that he’d be home at 7, sharing the night of candlelit dinner with you.

Well that went nowhere, it was already 10.

Your eyes fell on Jimin’s figure, his eyes darting around the apartment, looking anywhere but your eyes. “Jimin,” You tried keeping a calm facade, pretending as if you weren’t more than just upset at the fact not only was he late, but the fact that he broke his promise and blew away the chance he had at making it up to you. “What time is it?”

A wave of nervousness and underlying guilt washed over him. He cleared his throat, looking uncomfortable, mumbling out his answer hesitantly. “10.”

“What were you doing during the time you promised to be home by?” You could tell he was getting more nervous. He looked at you, licking his lips, a nervous habit of his that you’ve learned he had. “I was…practicing.”

You snapped, your seemingly calm facade fading even though Jimin already knew you were steaming. “Again?!” He flinched at your loudness. “Why were you practice when you promised me you’d be home for dinner? The dinner you said you’d make it back in time for?”

“(Y/N), l-let me explain okay? I was just practice and,” His words drifted off as if he didn’t want to tell you. “And?” You huffed, arms around your hips, weight on your right leg. You were impatient. The faster he spits it out the faster it’s over.

“I just lost track of time, o-okay?” He sighed, raking his hand through his locks. “Jimin,” He hesitantly looked up, scared of what you were going to say.

“When was the last time we had a date?” You croaked, tried of his excuses. You knew he didn’t know the answer, that’s because you didn’t either. That’s know long it’s been. Your last date together could’ve been 8 months ago, who knows? “I….I don’t know.”

You bit your lip. You hated what you were going to say but it had to be done. You could handle the loneliness and neglect of your relationship anymore. Rather you, it was your heart that couldn’t handle another crack. “I’m sorry,” Jimin’s head shot up, eyes widened in alarm. “Look, I don’t think this is going to wor-”

“Y-You’re not serious right?” He stuttered, hoping it was some lame prank and that you were doing this just to scare him. “Right?” He repeated, urging, pleading you with his eyes to say it was all a joke, that you weren’t serious, that you weren’t going to give up on your neglected relationship.

“I’m…not.” You looked away, not wanting to see the look on his face. “I think it’s best if we broke things off.” Looking up back at your boyfriend, now technically ex, instantly regretting your decision. His eyes were glossed, bottom lip quivering. “You’re always busy with practice and touring and I’m always waiting here at home for you. I can’t do that anymore, my heart can’t handle anymore pain.”

“(Y/N)”

“It’ll be less stressful if you didn’t have to think about me during practice. You’re an idol Jimin,” You forced out a smile. “You’re always going to be busy, and if not busy then tired. Just forget about me, alright? Focus on your career without me.”

Giving Jimin a small smile, you lowered your head and walked by him, stopping by your room to bring out your already packed suitcase. “I was never okay Jimin.” And with that and the click of the door’s lock, you walked out of his life, fast enough to not show your tears but slow enough to catch a glimpse of his.

Destined To Be Yours (Yondu Udonta x Reader)

Scenario: Yondu discovers you on a slave auction and decides to save you. But what path will his decision lead the two of you on?

A/N: Can be read as a prequel to “A Ravager’s Love” that you’ll find on my blog under the tag; yondu udonta x reader. Hope y'all will enjoy this story :)

Warnings: Smut, Drama, Angst & Fluff, Murder, Harsh & Explicit Language.

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Life on earth had been a quiet living for you. A husband or children never seemed to be in your cards. You lived your life with a blooming carrier and a group of close friends, telling yourself that was everything you needed. But your heart knew better. Your heart knew the truth. It seeked for something else. For something new.

So the night you were taken didn’t scare you as much as it excited you. The prospect of life on other planets had always been true to you, so there was no surprise displayed on your face when the spaceship emerged above you and beamed you aboard. But the benevolent aliens you hoped to see were nowhere to be found. Instead the shackled you and sold you as a slave.

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How to Handle Player Behavior

So, for a lot of DM’s, we’ve got a lot on our plate with NPC’s, maps, dungeons, stats,the list goes on and on. Normally, players are pretty good about policing each others’ behaviors, but when they’re not, we gotta step in sometimes. So how do we do that without making anyone angry? You can’t, not guaranteed anyway. Some players hate being told to knock something off, and there’s not much you can do about it. Here’s the way I handle it, and it’s worked pretty much every time at not angering people. 

1. Start off by saying you’re not angry. (You shouldn’t be, if you’re heading it off early!) This will set the tone for the conversation. Your players need to know that you don’t do anything out of anger, especially this kind of thing.

2. Outline the negative behavior(s) and don’t diminish them by saying it’s not a big deal.

3. Let them know it has to change, and if you can, outline tips for improving it.

4. Reassure them that if they don’t want to change it, there are groups for everyone out there! If someone’s play style doesn’t mesh with the others very well, chances are good that there’s a group that LOVES that sort of behavior.

5. Outline a few positive things that they bring to the group, and let them know they’re still welcome in the group as long as they work on those things.

This is my first warning type situation. I usually wait a session or two, then re-evaluate their behavior. If it doesn’t improve, I usually repeat steps 1, 2, and 4, and let them know that if it doesn’t change soon, the group will have to part ways from them. After a session or two, re-evaluate again, and then make your decision. 


Anyway, I hope that helps!

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A three+ year evolution of my hair (and my face, and my fashion sense, and my makeup skills, and the effects of HRT, and…). There were many occasions where I abruptly shortened my hair length, and this was always to rebalance it as varying parts grew faster or slower than others. It could be much longer now if I hadn’t, but it wouldn’t look nearly this nice today. Think “slow and steady wins the race”. From day one, the decisions made were guided by my stylist based on my long term goals, with the objective of maximizing current appearance without sacrificing the long game. Despite the shifting sands that my goals have been (“I want to grow it out long,” “I want a wedge now,” “I want to grow it long again…”) she has done a fantastic job of keeping me looking my best and teaching me how to style it.

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: If you’re transitioning, having a great hairstylist on your team from the start is going to make a huge difference. Don’t go it alone any more than you should with your HRT, or learning makeup, or mastering fashion. Let people who know what they’re doing help you to fast track your development. It’s crazy not to.

Happy Thursday everyone!
Kaydee 💕

I know the rumor about Haechan isn’t true but even if it was would y’all really get salty over a 16-year-old boy making a not so wise dating decision?

Let me repeat. 

A 16-year-old boy making a not so wise dating decision

I don’t know what teenagers are like around you guys, but teenagers here tend to make not so wise dating decisions quite often. 

I will repeat again, I know the rumor about him isn’t true. But just because he is an idol doesn’t mean he isn’t capable of making regular teenage mistakes. He is still a normal human being. I don’t see why people get mad at the thought of idols making regular mistakes that everyone does. 

But seriously keep supporting my boy Haechan guys, he needs some love especially now. 

Originally posted by haenyan

How could anyone not love such an angel?

anonymous asked:

Leela! This was my favorite live show! This one really felt so warm and cozy and he looked so happy and soft and was talking to us like a friend with how he was talking about his feelings and mental health and just trying to explain things without giving too much away and ahh I love Daniel Howell so much! I can't wait to hear your thoughts!

where to begin y’all. everything that you said and more–this live show was just so great. it wasn’t one of the ones that maybe necessarily gave us tons of new insight into dan or phil or their lives, but it was so good because dan is so clearly doing okay right now. he’s happy. it’s radiating off of him. maybe part of it is the stark contrast to how he was in live shows during feb/march, maybe part of it is our own confirmation bias and our desire to connect this dan—live and taking time out of his evening to speak with us—to all of the big changes we’ve been seeing from him,,, but regardless, in an absolute sense, dan is definitely happy and that is probably the fundamental reason why this live show felt so lovely. 

i went back to read some of my notes on his last few live shows before writing this one and it was surreal to see how many of my comments were about how negative he was being. he inserted a joke about wanting death or being an ugly rat or failing at most things in life so frequently. he constantly berated his own approaches to various things in his life and alluded to struggling with a lot of his own internal thoughts. in contrast, this live show contained a grand total of zero comments regarding death. zero comments about being ugly or terrible. he of course noted flaws in his approach to youtube and things of that nature, but he didn’t really criticize himself for them, and instead pinned them back to his own mental health and the way his personality works and offered up constructive ways that he’s thinking about dealing with all of it. it was like watching,, not a different person, but a strangely calmer person—someone who has clearly spent some time reflecting on these things and has gotten himself to a better and calmer headspace. 

the best part about the happiness in this liveshow for me is that it wasn’t really communicated through words (he never actually said that he’s really happy or excited or anything like that.) and it wasn’t like he totally avoided talking about his fears or his flaws in a way that would actually be disingenuous. it was all a bit more subtle and (to use his own refrain) ~authentic~ than that. it was there in the way he couldn’t get through so many sentences without breaking into a laugh or a big smile. it was there in the way he talked about the audience—a bit gushy at times, but mostly fond and appreciative. genuinely. it was there, of course, in the little asides he shared about phil and about their plans for the future. it’s fun to think about what may have helped this shift along. maybe it was time away in singapore, taking a step back to reflect on how far they’ve come and how much they’ve achieved and how very bright their future looks regardless of its specifics, or maybe it’s because the hard things he’d been dreading (like moving on some level bc it’s stressful, and also the ‘rebrand’) are now over and done with and he can just settle in the aftermath. and all of this sort of fits with what we know of the person that dan has been basically forever. he’s someone who spirals and even anguishes in the stretches of time before a decision is made. he doubts himself and he fears being scrutinized or judged. he’s afraid of what people will say but at the same time wants to be above all of it and make decisions that reflect what he really wants. it’s clear that the last couple of months, just from what we know and what he’s told us, have been filled with these sort of troubling internal struggles, but dan has also always been the person that appears to find solace and fulfillment in the certainty of a decision being made. he seems to be much more at ease once he has figured out the right way to proceed and actually executed it, because even if the decision backfires or goes wrong, he’s okay defending it, he’s okay because he knows he thought it through and did what felt best to him and whatever comes from it is of secondary importance. sticking to a choice you’ve made, or believing in that choice, is a lot easier than a belabored process of weighing between options and thinking about how each option reflects on who you are as a person. all of this to say. i’m glad that for the time being things seemed to have calmed down, and he’s happy. i’m glad he wants to share so much of that with us. i thought i’d go through some specific insights by general topic area, under a cut for once bc in actuality this is the longest thing i’ve ever written about them it’s obnoxious~~

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puppy love.

1,951 words | fluff; warnings: none.
brand new neighbors au + kim taehyung

a/n: i was struck with random inspiration about meeting taehyung and defending a puppy so please enjoy this nice little fluff since i’ve been MIA for so damn long.

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

There are moments in your life where you’ve questioned your life decisions, and perhaps one of them to be plainly specific, is the fact that you’ve jumped on a complete stranger’s back over a dog.

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Dare | Jimin, You

For my wonderful friend Cassie aka @comeherejimin​ I hope you like it! And everyone reading this, you should definitely check her out! Her graphics are amazing and she is just such a sweet person. 

Originally posted by sosjimin

Is this even real?

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Hello!
I’m Agent S from CYBIRD’s English team.
I’d first like to apologize for how long it has taken us to get back to everyone about the status of Destined to Love.

First things first: The game is not ending. I’ll repeat that again just so everyone’s sure: the game is not ending! But yes, as many of you have noticed, we have slowed down considerably in the content we put out for it.

Please understand that this was in no way an easy decision to make. Though we make decisions that best suit CYBIRD as a company, every single person on this team is, at the end of the day, a fan of the work we put out. We love the characters, and we love sharing them with you. Destined to Love was my first project here, and it means a lot to me. And that is exactly why we decided to continue like this. It wasn’t, isn’t ideal, but if we can share even a fraction of this wonderful series with you guys, we want to!

However, this does not change the fact that yes, for the meantime Destined to Love will still be operating at a very slow march. I’m sorry I don’t have better news for you right now.

This might be the current situation, but I would like to stress that we’ve only made it this far thanks to you. We’re gearing up for some really great content (like Ikemen Sengoku and others!) and the more support we have, the more chances we have of putting out even more exciting content for you to enjoy. And yes, and that includes content for Destined to Love!

Please look forward to the future! There’s a lot of exciting things coming up! We promise we’ll keep on doing our best to put out great stories and characters for you to enjoy!

Fast-Forward: Part 2

Find part one: HERE.


Bright light flickered above her as she shifted underneath the heavy quilt. Claire was hot, warmer than she’d ever been in her life. The heat stifled her as she tried to dig her way out.

Seeing her distress, Jamie gently pried the duvet from the sides where Jenny had tucked it in tight. He’d been with her all night, watching and waiting as if to assure himself that she was safe.

Jenny and Ian had been raging when he’d driven home, his sister’s face alight with fury as he’d pulled his car to a stop in the drive. Rushing from the porch, Ian had tried to pull her backwards, his gaze apologetic as she’d waggled her finger at her wayward brother.

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backtothestart02  asked:

Top 10 favorite things you love about westallen. Go!

Originally posted by candicanesunited

Ten?!

*frantically shaking magic eight ball*

Here we go: my “ten” favorite Westallen things.

I love that:

  • Iris never needed powers to be the most important person in Barry’s life, before or after the lightning strike.
  • Barry’s love for Iris never wavered.
  • Iris believed in The Flash before she knew who was under the mask.
  • Barry’s anchor, the single most important thing in any one timeline and universe, is Iris.
  • Iris always wanted Barry to meet the right person, someone who would “appreciate him for the amazing person she was always telling him he was” – whether or not it was her. 
  • Barry grew to respect the space between them (i.e. not sabotage her relationship with her other SOs) and even said she could have a happy future with someone else after confessing his love for her.
  • Iris met The Flash on the rooftop and fell in love.
  • Barry let Iris see him at his most vulnerable: masked-up, nothing-to-lose.
  • Iris respected The Flash’s privacy, even though she wanted to know more.
  • Barry, on Earth-2: “She is Iris!”
  • Iris, Flashpoint: “You are really cute, Barry Allen.”
  • Barry’s last words, both times, were for Iris: “I’m okay, Iris;” “I love you, Iris.”
  • Iris’ last words were “Barry, I love you.”
  • Barry thought of Iris as his Something.
  • Iris thought of Barry as her best friend for life.
  • Barry considered the bowling alley to be one of his favorite places in the world.
  • Iris did, too.
  • Barry didn’t hesitate when Iris needed help: he told her to jump and ran to catch her.
  • Iris jumped.  (Barry caught her.)
  • Barry promised Iris he’d get back Joe from Mark Mardon.  (And, in a way, he did.)
  • Iris: “I have not been able to stop thinking about you.  Because I didn’t want to.”
  • Barry’s blue spark only ever appeared for Iris.  (Even when he “repeated the feat” to revive Jesse, the spark was yellow).
  • Iris knew it was Barry from that spark alone.
  • Barry’s first real decision after waking up from a coma was to see Iris.  (Before Henry, before Joe, before anything else.)
  • Iris hugged Barry so hard the sincerity still carries through, three seasons and countless worlds later.
  • Barry broke Grodd’s mind control with Iris’ help.
  • Iris found her love for journalism because of Barry’s encouragement.
  • Barry’s relief when he saw Iris was okay after the Tockman incident was palpable.
  • Iris’ relief when Barry came back from the Speed Force after she pulled him out was even more intense.
  • Barry stopped thinking rationally when Iris was in danger because he’d rather get hurt than risk her getting hurt.
  • Iris was willing to give up the engagement temporarily to stop Barry from worrying about both of them so he could focus on himself.
  • Barry always wanted to tell Iris he was The Flash.
  • Iris helped teach Barry how to defend himself (boxing).
  • Barry took off after the mugger who stole Iris’ laptop.
  • Iris spent a lot of time with Barry while he was in a coma.
  • Barry saw four people in the Speed Force (on the first visit): three were his foster/parents.  One was Iris.  The most important people in his life.
  • Iris trusted Barry to keep her safe.
  • Barry was devastated the one time he couldn’t.  (Fast Lane.)
  • Iris and Barry both made peace with each other’s former SOs (Eddie and Linda, respectively).
  • Barry gave Iris a replica of her mother’s wedding band for Christmas.  Because he remembered she lost it on a fifth grade field trip and cried for weeks about it.
  • Iris got Barry a wallet the same year he leased an apartment in both their names and apologized.
  • Barry just beamed.
  • Iris comforted Barry after he had a nightmare about Savitar.
  • Barry comforted Iris after he told her about the vision of the future.
  • Iris used the same affectionate gestures as Barry, including hugs, cradling his face, and kissing his forehead.
  • Barry’s timing was often synchronized with Iris’, from facial expressions to the moment they both stepped in for a hug.  (See above.)
  • Iris helped blinded Barry around.
  • Barry earnestly confessed how much he supported her even though he couldn’t see.
  • Iris stole Barry’s fries.  (And while he rebuffed her, he didn’t get angry.)
  • Barry told Iris she looked really nice.  (And while she rolled her eyes, she didn’t deny it.)
  • Iris cancelled a date for the particle accelerator launch.
  • Barry risked a paradox to get a video from Eddie for Iris months later because he wanted to give her more closure.
  • Iris defended Barry as a kid even though Henry was widely accepted as a murderer (recall: even Joe thought Henry was guilty).
  • Barry’s greatest fear is losing Iris.
  • Iris’ expression during the Enter Zoom finale and her whispered Barry in a crowded room reveal hers.
  • Barry bought Iris a ridiculously large bouquet of flowers and promptly arranged them into her name.
  • Iris accepted “all of him.”  Barry, and The Flash.
  • Barry wanted to be “stupid in love” with Iris.
  • Iris: “This is what love feels like.”
  • Barry panicked when Iris’ life was in danger and stayed at her side every second in Untouchable.
  • Iris and Barry shared many a lovely kiss on the couch.
  • Barry and Iris also shared many a lovely hug elsewhere.
  • Iris communicated her feelings to Barry, happy, sad, angry, scared, and everything in between.
  • Barry reciprocated.
  • Iris was the reason there was The Flash.
  • Barry admitted his crushing grief to her in the wake of Henry’s death.
  • Iris told him she would wait for him.  “Wherever you need to go – I will wait for you.”
  • (And she did.)
  • Barry?  Sang for her.  An original song.  Because that is how much he loves her: there are simply no words strong enough to express it.
  • And here we are: Barry and Iris still as deeply in love as they were in the beginning, but more refined.  They know each other better, understand their relationship more clearly, respect each other more than ever.  They’re partners, teammates.  They’re each other’s world.  They have a beautiful relationship, an unwavering love that shows.  And it won’t die.

anonymous asked:

How would the bros react to their very anxious friend confessing they are in love with them and are scared of rejection

Yay fluff time!!! <3 


The Chocobros React to a Shy Friend Confessing Their Love. 

Noctis

“Can… Can I talk to you Noct?” Your voice was almost as shaky as your hands. The vibe of unease you gave off alarmed him.

“What’s the matter, Y/N?” He asked you rather urgently. “You okay?”

“Um, yeah everything is fine. I just… I uh— I have something I’ve been meaning to tell you for a really long time. I figured since you just found out you have to marry the Oracle—,” your voice trailed off.

“Are you sure you’re okay?”

You cleared your throat and nodded slowly. Taking in a breath and then exhaling you felt your muscles relax only slightly. Just spit it out. This won’t kill you. Just say it!

You did just that.

“Noctis… I… I’m in love with you.”

Silence. Oh gods. Ramuh do me a kindness and just smite me right here and now.

“Y/N.”

Finally working up the courage to look at the Prince again, your eyes met his. He was a lot closer than you last thought. His lips parted, as if he was going to respond, but no words escaped.

Suddenly, you were kissing.

Your eyes widened before you melted into the kiss, wrapping your arms around his neck.

The tender kiss ended too quickly, but pressed his forehead against yours. “I’m glad you finally told me,” he muttered, before placing a sweet kiss on the tip of you nose.

Prompto

“Prom—“
“Y/N—“

You both addressed each other in unison.

“Uh you first Prompto.”
“No, no it’s fine. Ladies first,” he insisted cooly.

You weren’t nervous before, but Gods, you were now. Your stomach churned and you could swear you felt the color drained from your face. “Okay… well…” the words became stuck in your throat. “Ahem,” you cleared your throat, suddenly regretting your decision of not having a bottle of water near by.
Prompto awaited your words with bated breath.

“It’s stupid,” you forced out.

“I highly doubt that,” he encouraged. “You can tell me, Y/N. No worries.”

No worries. No worries? How can I not be worried?!  I’m about to—

“I love you, Y/N,” Prompto shouted out without warning.

You blinked at him in utter shock. “W-what?”

“I love you!” He repeated. “I’m sorry I couldn’t hold it in anymore.”

A new set of butterflies flew into your stomach. The new smile on your lips could not be shaken off.

“Prom, oh my gosh. I love you too. That’s what… that’s what I was gonna tell you.”

Gladiolus

With palms drenched with sweat, you gripped your cell phone tightly with your fingers, holding it to your ear.

“So what’s up?” Gladio’s deep voice rang into your ear. “What did you wanna tell me?”

“I’ve been meaning to tell you for a while… I just… Um. I uh,” you stuttered racking your brain to find the right words.

He chuckled through the other line of the phone. “Just spit it out,” he suggested plainly.

Okay. Yes! Just spit it out! One… two… three! Go!

“I care about you, Gladio. I love you,” you were surprised how relatively calm your voice sounded.

There was no response. I swear to gods if the line went dead….

“Gladio?” You called.

“I wish you told me in person so I’d be able to kiss you right now,” his voice was serious, but ultimately sweet. You felt your heart melt.

“Do you… wanna meet up for pizza then?”

“Damn right, I do.”

Ignis

You usually weren’t the one to lose your cool. Especially around Ignis, so of course he noticed your unease.

“What seems to be the matter, Y/N?” He addressed.

Oh crap. Am I really going to do this? He’s… way out of my league. There is no way he’ll return my feelings.

“Oh, nothing.” What a lie.

He chuckled. “Surely, that’s not true. You can trust me. Tell me what’s bothering you,” he insisted kindly. His green eyes burned holes into you. “I shall reward you with a can of ebony if you do.”

You breathed out a heavy sigh. “Okay. Just… don’t hate me.”

“I high doubt I’d be capable of hating you.”

His words gave you a tinge of hope.

“Iggy… I have… feelings for you,” you admitted hesitantly.

His facial features softened and a light smile graced his lips.

“That is quite helpful to know. Considering, I share feelings for you as well.”