ice salt challenge

Sukitte Ii na Yo

I was challenged by the amazing @sea-salt-ice-queen to write something based on the “100 Ways to Say I Love You” post. Thanks so much! <3

“I challenge you to a writing prompt! XD For the “I Love You” scenes, try 23, 30 or 85 for whichever pair you want :DDDD”

23: I’ll wait.

Snow Halation

Pairing: Yuki Sohma X Machi Kuragi (Fruits Basket)

Summary: Yuki finally makes good on his promise to Machi on Christmas Day.

Machi has always hated the snow.

It was too pure, too white, too clean, too flawless. The snow reminded her of the person she used to be, the perfect and dull child that her mother had molded her into becoming. It reminded her of the emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her parents, the accompanying chill winds a reminder of the coldness with which they treated her, especially after that misunderstanding with her brother.

So it was understandable that she was currently in a foul mood, waking up to see the world blanketed in the powdery white substance.

Machi rubbed the sleep from her eyes as she plodded over to the kitchen to make herself some tea and a quick breakfast before getting ready to face the day. Today officially marked the last day of school for the term, the second since her boyfriend, Yuki Sohma, graduated from high school.

As she munched on her toast, she felt her phone vibrate. Looking at the name on the caller ID, Machi’s eyes lit up and she immediately answered.

“Hello? Yuki-senpai?”

“Hi, Machi,” Yuki’s soft voice came from the other line. “Merry Christmas.”

“Merry Christmas,” she returned with a chuckle. “How are things at university? Still busy?”

“Yup,” he sighed. “On the bright side, today is half-day, so I can come see you…But only if you want me to.”

“You don’t have to though,” Machi replied, feeling a small blush creeping on her face. “We can always see each other tomorrow. Besides, I have Student Council duty today, so I won’t be home until late.”

“Then maybe I won’t,” Yuki teased. “Maybe I’ll just come next year.”

“…You’re seriously evil, you know that?” she deadpanned. “You’re lucky I like you enough to put up with your horrible personality.”

“Something I’m really grateful for,” he laughed. “It’s alright, though. I’ll wait.

“It’s a date then,” Machi said. She was about to say more when she glanced at the clock, realizing with a groan that she was running late. “Listen, I’ve gotta go. I’m going to be late for school at this rate. Where do I meet you later?”

“Hmm…” Yuki contemplated, purposefully dragging out giving his girlfriend the answer.

“Dammit, Senpai! Hurry up!” she groaned, calling him out on what he was doing.

“Fine, fine,” Yuki sighed good-naturedly. “Meet me at our spot, okay? I’ll be sitting at the usual place.”

“Alright, see you later then,” Machi said, immediately hanging up. ‘The park where he confessed, huh? I wonder what he’s planning now…’


‘That went on later than I expected,’ Machi thought as she ran to the park, pushing her way through the holiday crowd. The Council meeting plus what was supposed to be a quick detour home to get Yuki’s gift resulted in over two hours of travel time, the watch on her wrist telling her that it was already 10 PM.

‘I hope he’s still there,’ she thought sadly. ‘Though I wouldn’t be surprised if he already left…Dammit, why did my phone have to die earlier?’

“Machi! Over here!”

She turned at the sound of her name, nearly slipping on the icy sidewalk in the process. Quickly assessing herself for injuries, Machi looked up to see Yuki’s smiling face, the man waving her over to where he was.

“Senpai!” she managed to get out in between pants. “Sorry I’m late…Way too many people…”

“Don’t worry about it,” he said, brushing the hair out of her face. “I told you I’d wait, didn’t I?”

“Yeah…” she smiled at him. They stared at each other for a good while before she remembered the reason why she ran home in the first place. “Oh, that reminds me! I got you something,” Machi said as she dug through her bag before happening upon a hastily wrapped package, pulling it out and extending it to Yuki. “Merry Christmas!”

The silver-haired man smiled as he took the package, thanking her with a peck on the cheek. When he unwrapped it, his smile grew wider as he laid eyes on some seed packages and a new trowel.

“I just remembered you mentioning that your trowel was getting rusty,” she explained, a blush beginning to form on her face.

“Thank you, Machi,” he said, pulling her in for a hug. “This is one of the best presents I’ve ever received.”

The girl leaned into the hug, feeling the warmth emanating from her boyfriend and listening to his steady heartbeat, comforted by the sound.

They stayed like this for a few minutes before Yuki broke off the hug, taking Machi’s hand in his. “Come on, I’ll show you your gift next.”

“You didn’t have to get me anything, though,” she replied, her eyes lit up with a quiet happiness.

“I promised you this though,” Yuki laughed, gently tugging her through the crowd to a secluded area of the park.

“A promise?” she asked, genuinely curious.

Yuki didn’t speak again until they reached the playground, the entire area blanketed with snow. When she saw the area, Machi suddenly felt flashes of anger directed at him for bringing her to a place like this, a place which made her relive some of her worst nightmares. Before she could do so, however, she suddenly had a flashback to when Yuki first discovered her hatred for the snow.

“The next time it snows, let’s go make footprints together.”

“You remembered,” she looked at him, awestruck.

“Of course,” Yuki replied, taking both her hands into his. “It’s important to you after all. Now then, shall we?”

“Yes, let’s,” she beamed, a grin only he could bring out beginning to form on her face.

The couple ended up making footprints in the snow until the sun rose, both retiring to Machi’s apartment to warm up and sleep. As she felt Yuki’s arms wrap around her form, Machi only had one thought before giving in to the world of dreams.

‘The snow isn’t so bad after all.’

Hope you liked it! I know it’s not Christmas, but I wanted to write something fluffy and festive ^^’

Admins Shame Time

Fuck all y'all. This is my google search history from the past 2 days from latest to most recent.

1. Why does chicken noodle soup help colds?
2. Wattpad
3. Hetalia fanfic friction.
4. Aph Finland
5. Km to miles
6. How to find square yards.
7. How to find square miles.
8. Aph TRNC
9. Kahoot
10. What is the salt and ice challenge?
11. Thing to absorb poison.
12. Activated charcoal.
13. Poison control
14. Is hydrogen peroxide corrosive?
15. Aph Finland.
16. Aph Finland transparent
17. Sauna
18. Sauna aesthetic
19. Christmas aesthetic
20. Sniper aesthetic
21. Hanatamago
22. Hanatamago transparent
23. Finnish flag transparent
24. Aph sweden and Sealand
25. Christmas aesthetic
26. Candy cane aesthetic
27. Pancake recipe.
28. American flag
29. Concordia language village
30. Swedish language immersion program
31. Pori
32. Blue Christmas aesthetic
33. Blue candy cane aesthetic
34. Aph Sufin family
35. Google translate german to Swedish “stop you motherfucking idiots”
36. Blue sauna aesthetic
37. Lilies
38. Blue lilies
39. Protective tariffs.

Go ahead and shame, ask, demand explanation, or roast about anything up there. It’s shame time anyway.

marauders youtube au

sirius and james have a ridiculous amount of subscribers though no one could tell you how that happened, their channel is mostly sophomoric low-brow humor rooted in silly skits and viral challenges (sirius still isn’t over the sprite and banana challenge, james’s scars from the salt and ice challenge never faded). really they shouldn’t have any subscribers at all but ultimately they’re downright charming and clever and however silly their escapades may be it’s impossible to dislike them. they started doing the youtube thing full-time a couple years ago.

lily started out as a beauty guru and she still does makeup tutorials and reviews from time to time but she’s also gotten a lot more into vlogging, especially about politics and social justice. she did a series last year about her experiences as a woman on youtube / in the industry that got a lot of attention and she’s quickly becoming close friends with several other women who do similar videos. essentially she’s a fiery feminist badass with perfectly winged eyeliner. james may or may not be subscribed and his heart may or may not leap when he gets an email saying she’s posted a new video and he may or may not be deeply deeply infatuated with her.

peter has a much less renowned channel where he does DIY projects and cooking videos and things; he only has a couple of thousand subscribers but it’s starting to grow and he works very hard at it. james and sirius like his funnier work – they tweet links to his videos from time to time, and that always garners a spike in attention. they’re friends, in a loose sense of the word. peter is sort of in love with them as they’re the reason he started his channel in the first place. he’s still got a day job, he works as a waiter in a local restaurant which provides him a lot of material for humorous vlogs where he criticizes the rude and the rich.

remus does educational video with a small company working to produce free educational materials for use in low-income schools. he hosts a weekly show about literature that focuses on critical reading of classic works, tying their themes into modern media. he’s intensely passionate about what he does. he also has a personal channel with much less attention, but it gives him a place to vent in a more casual way. he’s dead funny and his dog snuffles always sneaks into the frame. he talks a lot about life things, does book reviews, and occasionally he’ll make some videos about issues or topics relating to the queer community. he gets a lot of creative control over this work but aside from going into the office/studio for shooting he mostly gets to work from home. the flexibility of his schedule works well for him because he’s living with chronic fatigue syndrome that’s been fluctuating in its intensity for a few years now.

this summer brings a convention for online content producers that’s going to unite them all. james may or may not be planning ways to approach lily and peter may or may not have been deliberating whether or not to ask james and sirius for their autographs for months. sirius, meanwhile, finds himself with nothing to do but attend remus’s educational video panel… where he may or may not become 100% smitten with the witty-passionate-mischievous-beautiful remus lupin.


NEW VIDEO! Hannah and I did the SALT AND ICE CHALLENGE. With a twist. 





Ben did the als ice bucket challenge