in a gentle way you can shake the world

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“the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

“in a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

“if I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”

“fear has its use but cowardice has none.”

“man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.”

“i am a humble but very earnest seeker after truth.”

oscar wilde

“we are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

“it is absurd to divide people into good or bad. people are either charming or tedious.”

“i am not young enough to know everything.”

“if one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.”

helen keller

“never bend your head. always hold it high. look the world straight in the eye.”

“although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.”

“it is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.”

“my share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”

“keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.”

stephen hawking

“look up at the stars and not down at your feet. try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. be curious.”

“people won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

“the past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”

“we should seek the greatest value of our action.”

“my goal is simple. it is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

ayn rand

“the question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

“when I die, I hope I go to heaven, whatever the hell that is.”

“to say ‘I love you’ one must be able to first say the ‘I’.”


“you can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”

“courage is not knowing what to fear.”

“there is no harm in repeating a good thing.”

“music is a moral law. it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and everything.”

A Manifesto for Introverts

1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.

2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.

3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths.

4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend extrovert. There will always be time to be quiet later.

5. But in the long run, staying true to your temperament is key to finding work you love and work that matters.

6. One genuine new relationship is worth a fistful of business cards.

7. It’s OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk.

8. “Quiet leadership” is not an oxymoron.

9. Love is essential; gregariousness is optional.

10. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

—  “Quiet” by Susan Cain
27; merman!taehyung

need to hold you (27)
p: bringing up the hands to cup the other person’s face while kissing

ever since you met taehyung, you came by the water more than you usually would. apart from the cooling welcome of the waves that made space for you to enter, his arms of a safety net comes around you. your feet anticipates the soft surface of his tail, before allowing him to stable your weight but he always does it so effortlessly.

“been waiting for you,” he mumbles under his breath, gently guiding you backwards until you feel the surface of the rock greets your back. it doesn’t hurt, however. it’s… pleasant. a bit rough but when it’s been underwater since god knows when it’s not so bad with taehyung’s touch.

“yeah?” you muse, tilting your chin up to brush the tip of your noses together, making him groan.

“you’re so-”

“amazing? wonderful?”

he leans in and rather than seeing it, you feel it first. his breath hitting your lips as he exhales, the movement of his lips affecting the way the air enters your lungs; everything he does magnifies twice as much being in the same world as him - even if it’s just for a moment.


his lips press against yours just as your hands find leverage on his shoulders, squeezing them like how he puts pressure on your hips. you let him take the lead as he sets a slow, gentle pace. you can feel his smile, you can taste it on his tongue, you let it consume you and shake you to your bones as he hums with his every being of loving you and only you - you smile.

it grows bigger than your heart does when you feel his hands gliding up your sides to reach your face. icy cold dots turn into strokes before his palm warms up against your skin with his lips pressing harder to imprint his love on you. locked fingers by the nape of his neck, a metronome ticking on his skin as your nails trace the veins embedded within, he shudders. because every detail and movement you do, he realizes and he takes it into consideration to feel it all at once and it’s overwhelming.

but the good kind.

taehyung pulls back and grins at the sight of your blushing cheeks. he carefully strokes the under of your eyes and you open then, having not notice they were closed. you meet with his gaze and when your nose starts to paint a light shade of pink, he grows a little bit worried.

“are you cold?”

“a bit,”

“…we should get you out,”

“you don’t look too happy about that,”

“i never look happy when you’re about to go far away from me,”

“i’ll only be a few inches away, tae,”

“and those are a few inches too far!”

Part five of my quotes collection is dedicated to the leaders! This one is a little bit longer, and believe me, I know I’m leaving out some leaders on this list and it may feel a bit scattered. But as always, I hope you enjoy these quotes and add them to your own collection!

Alexander the Great 

  • “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
  • “Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”
  • “I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent, than in the extent of my power and dominion.”

Napoleon Bonaparte

  • “A leader is a dealer in hope.”
  • “Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment.”
  • “Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
  • “He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.”
  • “Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.”
  • “The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.”

Dalai Lama

  • “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”
  • “In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.”
  • “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
  • “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.”
  • “Home is where you feel at home and are treated well.”
  • “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”
  • “The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good.”
  • “With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”
  • “When you are discontent, you always want more, more, more. Your desire can never be satisfied. But when you practice contentment, you can say to yourself, ‘Oh yes - I already have everything that I really need.'”
  • “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.”

Catherine the Great 

  • “I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.”

Winston Churchill

  • “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
  • “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
  • “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
  • “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”
  • “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
  • “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
  • “Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”
  • “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.”
  • “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
  • “The price of greatness is responsibility.”
  • “Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.”
  • “Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

Nelson Mandela

  • “It always seems impossible until its done.”
  • “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
  • “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
  • “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
  • “After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
  • “There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
  • “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
  • “Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.”
  • “Any man or institution that tries to rob me of my dignity will lose.”

Martin Luther King. Jr. 

  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”
  • “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
  • “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”
  • “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
  • “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
  • “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
  • “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
  • “The time is always right to do what is right.”
  • “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.”
  • “I am not interested in power for power’s sake, but I’m interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good.”
  • “The quality, not the longevity, of one’s life is what is important.”
  • “Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”
  • “We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.”

Margaret Thatcher

  • “Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.”
  • “If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.”
  • “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”
  • “What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.”

Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
  • “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.”
  • “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
  • “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
  • “When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

Theodore Roosevelt

  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
  • “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
  • “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
  • “Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure… than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.”
  • “Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
  • “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
  • “With self-discipline most anything is possible.”
  • “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.”
  • “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
  • “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”
  • “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
  • “Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.”
  • “I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!” 

Mohandas Gandhi

  • “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
  • “Where there is love there is life.”
  • “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
  • “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.”
  • “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
  • “The good man is the friend of all living things.”
  • “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
  • “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”
  • “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
  • “There is more to life than increasing its speed.”
  • “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
  • “Each one has to find his peace from within. And peace to be real must be unaffected by outside circumstances.”
  • “Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it.”
  • “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
  • “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.”
  • “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”
  • “Truth never damages a cause that is just.”
  • “Fear has its use but cowardice has none.”
  • “We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle.”

Abraham Lincoln

  • “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.”
  • “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”
  • “I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.”
  • “Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.”
  • “I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.”
  • “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
  • “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
  • “Whatever you are, be a good one.”
  • “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
  • “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”
Quiet: 2012 Donnie X Reader

Request: I don’t know what u clarify as one shot so is something small with 2012 donnie ok ? 😄

Prompt: Donnie always saw you reading on your rooftop, and never once saw you without a book. But unbeknownst to him, there’s a reason why you spend so much time up there and not in your room.

Word Count: 1,067

Warnings: Neglectful parents

Author’s Note: This is based off the song “Quiet” from the musical, Matilda, just for reference.

Your name: submit What is this?

Donatello first spotted you when you were sitting on the rooftop, reading a book by Oscar Wilde called “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” You were so enthralled in the book that you barely noticed or even heard he and his brothers jumping from roof to roof. You, with your eyes not moving away from the words on the page that let a burst of colorful imagery flow through your mind, looked so at peace and in such a loving state when you read that it almost intrigued Donnie. He wondered what was going through your mind at that moment, but he couldn’t figure that out before his brothers urged him to keep moving forward.

And so each time he passed by your apartment building, there you were; reading on the roof with a new book in your hand and that same focused look on your gentle features. This went on for a couple weeks, and you never once noticed Donnie watching you. In a non-creepy way, of course.

One night, while you were reading a wonderfully terrifying Stephen King novel, Donatello caught a glimpse of what you endured at home.

As you turned the page of your book, the door to the roof opened, and out came your mother dressed in her 80’s-esque glory. Anyone who saw her for the first time would’ve been taken aback. After all, her hair was practically the height and angle of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and her makeup stood out with its bright pink and blue vibrancy to match her cocktail dress and heels of the same colors.

“Y/N!” She shouted in her irritating hitch-pitched voice.

“Yes, mother?” You spoke, your eyes not leaving the book’s words.

“You were supposed to finish working on fixing the sink!” She snapped.

“And why is it that I have to be the one to pull this off?” You asked.

You knew why you were the one forced to do these things, but you always questioned why your parents were so cheap that they didn’t even want to hire a plumber to do these things for you. You’d expect the father of the family to also know how to do these things, but he never bothered to even learn. You, on the other hand, had read a number of books on fixing things when the library had no good fiction books left to read.

“You know I have dance class tonight! Besides, your father’s favorite show is on tonight and he can’t miss it!” She explained, tossing a piece of her hair away from her face.

“Right,” You spoke, finally closing your book and turning to your mother, a sarcastic and perturbed smirk on your face. “Because watching hopeless nobodies from nowhere fighting each other for money is more important than our water system. That makes so much sense.”

You tried to walk past your mother, but she tightly gripped your arm. She stared you dead in your eyes and sneered, “Are you getting smart with me?”

Well, someone in this family has to be. You felt like saying, but kept it to yourself.

Instead, you let out a simple, “No.”

“Good,” She spoke lowly. “Now, go fix that sink.”

Donatello watched from the building adjacent to yours and saw just why you went up there by yourself. He saw you through your apartment windows. While your father was sitting like a lazy couch potato and your mother was making annoyed faces at you as she stared at herself in the bathroom mirror because you were just doing what she asked of you, you were using all your strength and patience to fix that stupid sink that your mother had clogged somehow.

The purple-branded turtle had realized that the reason for you going to rooftops was to escape from your situations at home. It was probably fun to just go off into another world to get away from the one you were forced to live day by day. It was quiet up there.

The next day, Donnie noticed that you seemed completely unfocused, something that was unlike you. You bit your lip in frustration as your eyes attempted to san the words and take them all in, but for some odd reason, you couldn’t seem to comprehend S.E. Hinton’s words. Finally letting the frustration get to you, you slammed the book shut and let it sit on the edge of the building.

You were silent for a short while, letting thoughts consume you as you stared off into the mess of buildings and city lights.

You finally spoke up, “I know you’re there.”

It shocked Donnie at first to hear your voice. You spoke so suddenly, and so quietly, but he still heard you loud and clear, as if you were trying to let him hear you. And because of this, he became frightened. He kept silent and waited for you to say something else.

“I know you’ve been watching me lately, and I know you saw all that yesterday… and I want you to show yourself,” You said, looking up at the spot where Donnie was hiding on the building across from yours. “Please.”

He hesitated at first, but he finally said, “You won’t like what you see.”

“I’ve already seen you.” You confessed, shocking Donnie.

“Y-You have?” He stammered.

“I may be a deep reader, but I have peripheral vision,” You softly laughed with no real emotion lacing your voice. “I’m not afraid, you know. There are a lot scarier and stranger creatures in the world. Heck, two of them are living in my own apartment. So trust me when I say I’m not afraid.”

Donnie took a moment to consider if you were telling the truth or not, but he stepped out from his spot behind the billboard and made eye contact with you from across the way. Low and behold, you were actually smiling sweetly. You weren’t screaming and your eyes weren’t wide with fear, but gentleness. You had just met him, and you were completely calm. Even April was fearful to even get near him when they first met.

“Hi,” You spoke, extending your arm so h could shake your hand. “I’m Y/N.”

“U-Um, Donatello,” Donnie sputtered, graciously taking your five-fingered hand in his three-fingered one. “But you c-can call me Donnie.”

And after that point, your life was never quiet. You got into a world of insanity, one hat was beyond any of your books. But when you were with him, it was a different kind of quiet, a beautiful one.

SAW Day Three: 1st Kiss

Shutting the door to her flat, she leaned against the hard wood and let out a deep sigh.

Today had been an emotional wringer.  To watching Sherlock plummet past her window, which was heart stopping enough, to having wheeled into the morgue, to touch cold skin long enough to pull the squash ball from under his arm ignoring her own chills as she did this, her body if not her mind reacting to the idea of him actually being dead.  

Then it was merely a waiting game.  It was disconcerting seeing him lying on the metal table looking pale and cold as death.   She had the doors to the morgue locked but even with precautions seeing a body suddenly sit up on her slap gasping breath made her jump and stifle a scream.

He was disoriented, the medication given to him to stimulate death finally wearing off.  She bullied him out of his Belstaff and suit and into the track suit and hoodie she’d hidden there earlier.  He didn’t complain, merely complied with her hurried requests without a word.

Her phone vibrated in her pocket as she was bundling up his clothes in a hazardous waste bag, letting her know that the car was downstairs waiting for them and everything had been cleared for them to leave.  

She helped him out of the hospital- a friend helping her sick friend- through the back entrance and into a nondescript car in the alley.  Fromt here it was a quick drive to her flat where he would stay until early the next morning when Mycroft would ferry him out of London.

Which is where they were now.

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10 Tips for Surviving Him

1. Stay Positive
He wants the country to be angry, fearful and divided because that is the soil from which his darkest policies will grow.

2. Vote in 2018 mid-term elections
Remember this is a regime and he’s not acting alone. A Republican Congress will simply rubber-stamp his extremist policies.

3. Don’t Argue
with those who support him and his policies. They are forever trapped in their own bubble that resists facts, logic, and open-mindedness.

4. Focus on his policies
not his appearance or mental state. Do not give in to name-calling or derision. We are serious people on an important mission.

5. Don’t spread fake news.
Check it. Double, triple check it.

6. Keep protests peaceful
and organized. In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.”

7. Take a stand
Call, email, write or visit your senator and your representative to let them know how you feel about a certain issue. (phone calls are always better).

8. Use his name sparingly
When you post or talk about him, don’t assign his actions to him, assign them to “The Republican Administration,” or “The Republicans.” This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don’t like; he will not get the focus or attention he craves; and Republican representatives will become very concerned about their re-elections.

9. Resist!
Keep saying no to each new outrage – don’t become complacent or inattentive.

10. Take A Break - don’t stress yourself out with nonstop resistance/outrage. Temper your expectations. You can remain vigilant, but not fanatical.          Truth Will Out

Libra ~ ♎ ♡
the enchanted lover ~ they who see the true magnificence and beauty in every soul, they who perceive clearly the delicate wonders of creation 

The Libra glyph symbolises what could be a vanity with a mirror, composing the reflective and projecting beauty and femininity expressed in Libra ~
libra is ruled by Venus it exemplifies connecting, collaborating, and forming relationships. Uranus rules libra in esoteric astrology. libra represents a moment in time where personality and soul meet balance
Archetype: The Lover ♡

“You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.”  Roman Payne                                                                                                                                                                                             

  • libras manage to shake the world in gentle and comforting ways. they can change the spirit of each and every person singularly, ignite faith and hope in others, remind people of their interconnection and not their loneliness, they can kindle flames in hearts that have long been long extinguished. and libra’s can do all this for others, help people come home to themselves. but the hardest thing in the libra’s life is learning to be themselves, expressive and free from shame 
  • libras really know how to enchant the senses. there is a cosmic array of harmony and sweet stardust. they provoke the part of us that has a tremendous faith in humanity, and the part of us that wants to believe in true love. they project fantasies and ideals in a world that never quite matches up to reality. libras can become very absorbed in their own imagination
  • libra is filled with glowing thoughts and also shadowy secrets they are forced to reconcile. as it goes though, most libras fear the darker edges of their spirit, and instead focus on the psychoanalysis of others. this leaves the individual feeling split and dependent

their pain is their fragility and i really feel alone, when i’m alone, when I am channeling Libra? my thoughts echo louder, i can’t settle these worries, i feel empty and ruminating on the past mistakes i’ve made with people, that sort of feeling

to feel god is to experience the delight and comfort of being surrounded by friends, feeling connected and validated, to perceive and conceive beauty, to dance, to radiate love to all people, this is Libra in touch with God


[art: valfre]

anonymous asked:

Please can you do Tommy shelby when you meet him and don't realise who he is (and you fall for him) but when he tells you, you don't turn him away??

“Good evening Tommy.” I smile as he enters the pub. I work as a barmaid in London and Thomas Shelby has been coming in quite a lot since he started doing business in town. We have talked and actually gotten very close over the past few weeks and last week he asked me on a date. He said I didn’t have to answer right away; that he would be back in a week and that he would hear my decision then. It didn’t take me long to come to an answer. He’s very handsome, smart, obviously wealthy and he can be very funny. He’s charming and very sweet to me and I can’t really find anything wrong with him. Yes, he’s damaged by the war, but all men his age are. So I’ve decided to say yes.
“Good evening y/n.” He sits down at the bar. “Have you considered my proposal?”
“I have and the answer is yes.” I say as I place a glass of whiskey in front of him.
He stops trying to light his cigarette and stares at me. “Really?”
“Yes.” I smile again.
“Good.” He breaths out. “Tomorrow is your day of right?” He asks and I nod. “I’ll pick you up at seven.”

The date went absolutely perfect and it was followed by many others and now we are on our way to Birmingham where I’ll get to meet Tommy’s family. I’m both nervous and excited, but Tommy seems to be dreading today. He tried to talk me out of it and he’s been stalling ever since he came to London to get me; I said I would take the train but he insisted that he would come and pick me up.
“Look they can be a little overwhelming and a bit harsh or crude at times and-“ Tommy says as we turn onto Watery Lane, but I interrupt him.
“I work in a bar Tommy; crude comments will not scare me off.
He nods and then stops in front of a house, but he doesn’t leave the car.
“Tommy?” I ask. “Is everything alright? Why are you so scared about me meeting your family?” I place a gentle hand on his knee.
He places a hand on top of mine and then turns slightly so he can look at me. “I enjoy being with you and I want to be with you for a very long time, but I’m afraid that my family will ruin the idea you have of me.”
“Tommy.” I sigh. “Even if your family members are the worst people in the world, that doesn’t change how I feel around you.”
He stares at me for a while before he shakes his head and gets out of the car. He makes his way to my side of the car and helps me out. We enter the house together and there are two men, two women, a small girl and a boy inside. The older woman looks up as we enter while the men continue to play cards and the other woman is fussing over the little girl. The boy gives us a curious glance as we move closer.
“Thomas.” The older woman greets him and then turns to me. “And you must be y/n. We’ve heard a lot about you.” She says as she takes my arm and leads me further into the room. “I’m Polly. These are John, Arthur, Finn and John’s wife Esme with their child.”
I introduce myself to them and then take the seat that Polly pulled out for me. They really aren’t as bad as Tommy made them out to be. His brothers are very kind and his aunt seems like a lovely woman. I laugh at something Arthur said and when I take the cup of tea from Polly I lock eyes with Tommy. He’s still standing in the same place, but there’s a small smile on his face and when he looks at me he breaks his stance and joins us at the table. Tommy and I stay for dinner and afterwards we decide it’s time to go; we still have to drive back to London.
“Thank you so much for everything.” I smile at them. “It’s been wonderful to meet you all.”
“We should get going.” Tommy says as he places a hand on my back to guide me to the door.
“Bye.” I give a small wave and then turn to Tommy who’s holding the door open for me. “Thank you.” I smile as I step outside.
But as soon as I step outside I’m grabbed and roughly pushed against a wall. I scream and I hear Tommy shout at the men that attack us. He is soon joined by Arthur and John and the man that is holding me against the wall has to let me go to help his mates. I stare at Tommy, Arthur and John as they fight the men as if they do this every day and I can’t help but feel slight fear when I see the look on Tommy’s face as he pounces on the man that held me against the wall earlier. I’m snapped out of my daze by Finn who gently tugs at my arm and leads me back inside. Even Finn, at his young age, easily maneuvers his way through the fighting men and manages to get me safely inside. Once I’m inside Polly is immediately all over me. I didn’t notice it during the whole ordeal, but the men that grabbed me left bruises in the form of his hands on me and my palms are scraped from trying to push away from the wall. Polly, Esme and Finn don’t say a thing and the room is eerily quiet until the boys come back in.
Tommy franticly looks around the room until his eyes land on me and he lets out a deep breath.
“C’mon let’s give them a moment.” Polly says as she ushers everyone out of the room.
Tommy walks to where I’m sitting and crouches down in front of me. I keep my eyes on my lap. He takes my hands in his and I wince slightly at the presses on the scrapes. Tommy frowns at that and gently turns my hands around until he sees the now cleaned scrapes. When I glance up I see his jaw clench as he keeps his gaze on my hands.
“Are you hurt anywhere else?” He mumbles.
“No.” I whisper.
“Good.” He breaths out and then he finally meets my eyes again. “I’m so sorry you got caught in this. Those men, they’re in a gang.” I tense up at his words and Tommy cups my face in his hands to make sure I keep looking at him. “And they were here because I’m in a gang with my family.” He explains. He drops his hands from my face after I don’t say anything for a while and he stands up. “I understand if you don’t want to see me anymore.”
That snaps me out of my daze. “What? Why would I not want to see you anymore?”
He gives me a strange look. “Because what I do is dangerous, because they could have hurt you far worse than they did tonight.”
“That doesn’t change anything between the two of us though.” I stand up and walk towards him. “It makes things more complicated, but it doesn’t change how I feel about you.” I add as I cup his face in my hands and make him look at me.
“Are you sure?” He asks as he places his hands on my hips.
“I’m sure.” I mumble as I stand on my toes and press my lips to his.

When you really Love a Woman

Originally posted by xxxjoanwongxxx

Paring: Sebastian Stan x Reader 

Warnings: Mild Language

Request: Hi! I just found your blog and gurl, let me tell you that Seb imagine was great! I wanted to know if you could write one based on his interview with James Corden, where his celebrity crush is the reader and she’s a Latina actress (like him, she moved to the US) and when he hears her speak with her accent + Spanish, he completely melts? If you don’t want to, it’s completely okay! 

A/N: So this was…short. Really short. And unbeta’d. What a surprise. For a change, I decided to write this from Seb’s POV. I hope you enjoy it, beautiful anon, thank you for requesting and don’t ever feel shy to request more, I love doing this! 

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living by day, writing by night;
think in the dark, see in the light;
leave no time to ponder the plight.

wild and trembling fingers will shake: 
more than many a typed mistake;
anger will continue to take.

truth is the filter we must use,
not optimism, or the news
that smudge our world with different views.

in truth must we attempt to see;
in truth must we attempt to be
till we can travel over sea.

do you comprehend what i say?
do you require a gentle sway?
or have i, with you, had my way?

let this be so, or i shan’t sleep;
instead around the house i’ll creep,
or perhaps merely sit and weep.


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