inote

I remember how I hated them. Because they hated me. And I couldn’t understand why. I wondered why I even existed. That’s when I found out I had this demon inside me. It wasn’t my fault, but everyone acted as if it was. That just made it worse. But then… a few people came along who paid attention to me. That made it better. It was alright then, even though I had this monster inside me. Even though everyone else acted like I didn’t exist. Because I wasn’t alone anymore. For the first time in a long time, I was happy again. Really, really happy. They made me remember how good life could be. They made me glad to be alive. But when I think back to where I was before I met them, it’s scary. Nothing but pain and darkness. What would I be like if I stayed there? All alone. That’s how come I can understand him.” 

N a r u t o  U z u m a k i


Note: I don’t think we give enough credit to Naruto—or at least, not at this point in time. This was Naruto reflecting on his life after meeting Gaara, after seeing how similar their situations were yet how drastic their outcome. 

Naruto may not have a high cognitive intelligence, but his emotional intelligence goes above and beyond the norm. Emotional intelligence refers to a person’s ability to perceive, control, evaluate, and express emotions. Research has found that individuals with strong leadership potential also tend to be more emotionally intelligent—which just supports even further why this unpredictable hyperactive ninja became Hokage. 

I know at this time we found it really amusing that he always stated, “I’m gonna be Hokage someday!” and assumed that obviously the show was going to end with that because of the efforts he put to get there, but I think it’s really important to note how Naruto was such a great candidate for that position because of this inherent quality. 

I read somewhere how when encountering a person who is extremely unstable mentally or otherwise, the first and foremost thing you should do is listen to what they have to say—to try and understand them. Why? Because most of the time, such people just need someone to just accept their emotions and their words as holding importance—to accept the fact that their emotions are real and worthy of attention. 

We have made Naruto’s ‘talk-no-jutsu” somewhat of a joke and just something more funny than serving a purpose—and yes, sometimes it does appear as if it is overdone—but just think about it for a second. This is the ninja world where these shinobi are constantly killing and such a life is traumatic at times. Think of all the people Naruto has met that have gone through so many traumatic experiences and are just not mentally stable and the very first thing he always does is listen. To try and relate. To understand them. To say, “Hey, I hear what you’re saying, and I understand your emotions are real.” 

This quality of his—THIS right here is why he TRULY became Hokage. Why he was so qualified for the position. He never believed any feeling or thought was below him and he always listened to each person he encountered. He brought people together this way. And when you’re sitting at such a high position as Hokage (or whatever position of leadership), it is SO important to be both perceptive and receptive of e v e r y person out there—no matter what their status/rank/race/age/personality/ideology/etc.

And on top of that all, Naruto was very self-aware. Do you see how he reflected on being the kyuubi container? He’s this thirteen-year-old kid who realized that the hate people had was targeted toward the kyuubi container, not him. But because they were one in the same thing, the hate was also targeted towards him. And because he was able to grasp this concept, he was able to use this to push forward to turn that hate around by reaching out to one person at a time until he was reaching out to the whole of the shinobi world. 

It’s honestly so beautiful. We could all learn so much from his character. And try to apply some of his methods to our daily lives. Imagine how much positive change that would bring into this world. 

Dear White People

yes, I’m talking to myself too

I had to block and report a neo-Nazi today. Multiple times. And my friend took it sarcastically because he’s gotten used to hearing stuff like that.

Let me say that again.

He’s gotten used to hearing racism, hatred, and microaggressions.

That is inot okay on any level, but I’m not naive enough to believe racism is “a thing of the past” in this country.

SO! To those of you who want to be Good Friends and Good Allies here’s some things I was reminding myself of:

1. Listen. LISTEN listen Listen to people when they say they’ve been hurt or treated poorly or are uncomfortable. Listen and then ask if there’s any way you can help.

2. Be a good friend: rejoice with each other’s victories and grieve with losses and get righteously angry when people say and do awful hurtful things to others.

3. Don’t talk over people’s experiences, but use what privilege you may have to amplify what needs to be heard, seen, recognized.

4. If you see someone being hateful, a bigot, then shut that crap down. Insults don’t usually work though, heads up. (Side note, every once in a while microaggressions can come from people who have not been taught better. See if you can help them become a better Ally!)

5. Culture is SO important, and when it’s shared it can be a beautiful thing. Keep in mind that every culture is different, there are different social rules. So far my rule of thumb is ask if something is okay and if it’s offensive you apologize and now you know better.

These aren’t rules or anything, it’s what I’m working through because I want to be a better Ally to my friends, neighbors, and the friends and family I haven’t met yet. If I missed anything or you have concerns about the way I worded something, please let me know!

Leaf

Sting knew sometimes he was childish and he didn’t really bothered. He knew it annoyed his friends from time to time but they all accepted it as an important part of himself and when they complained it was usually more teasing and jokes than anything else.

So, no one was really surprised when autumn appeared and Sting offered to help to collect the fallen leaves just to get a chance of jumping into the high piles of dead leaves. It was to be expected from someone like him. It was even funny to see, even though he did a mess and had to clean again.

Sting never complained, he was happy with being able to enjoy his silly entertainment, so he didn’t care if he had to do the same thing once and again. That lasted until Rogue appeared, trying to keep Frosch on his arms.

“Stop jumping”
“Why? It’s funny!”
“Now Frosch wants to do it too”
“Frosch thinks so!” said the frog-cat
“So?” Sting asked smiling “Let him do it! It’s amazing!”
“And it spills the leaves all around again, you’re supposed to be helping, not making a big mess”
“Aw, don’t be a party killer Rogue! Come here Frosch!’ the cat wriggled and jumped from Rogue’s arms flying towards Sting “There’s a huge pile just here!”

Rogue didn’t say anything nor tried to stop them, but Sting could feel his eyes on him. After he teached Frosch how to jump and not get hurt, he turned around to see the other man, who was looking at him with an unreadable face.

When he noticed Sting was looking, Rogue moved to his side and gently carded a hand through his hair. Sting looked at him, eyes wide and suddenly the air between them was tense.

“Uh… sorry” Rogue said “You had a leaf on your hair and…”
“Oh? Oh, yeah, right, don’t worry, thanks!”

He looked away, faking??? as he were looking to how Frosch was doing. It was stupid, he thought. It was nothing. It was a tiny leaf and he shouldn’t put so many hopes into an insignificant gesture. Even if he wanted to.

BTS: Jungkook AU/series

an-exotic-writer:

Translator!AU: Give It a Try

Time Travelling!AU: Time Traveller I

Rich Kid!AURich Kid

Bunny!AU: Baby Bunny

College!AU: Obliviously, Obviously Obvious

Hitman!AU: Blue Jeans

Biker!AU: Good Luck Kiss, One True Bliss

Badboy!AU: For You

Skaterboy!AU: Skater Boy

exoticarmy127:

Lost Stars: Pt 1 | Pt 2 | Pt 3 | Pt 4 | Pt 5 | Pt 6 (Final) |

noonatrash:

Racing Hormones: Pt 1 (M) | Pt 2 (M) | Pt 3 (M) |

Because it’s the First Time: Pt 1 (M) | Pt 2 (M) |

Moving Day: Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I Pt. 3 I Pt. 4 I

Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better): Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I

jackoffjae

I Don’t Know What to Do: Pt 1 (M) | Pt 2 (M) |

Make Me Un-bored ft. Jimin: Pt 1 (M) | Pt 2 (M) |

helloblamebts:

Growing Up: Prequel |

Falling for Jeon: Pt 1 | Pt 2 | Pt 3 | | Pt 4 |

College!AU: Roommates

causekpop:

Inveigle: Pt 1 | Pt 2 |

btsshortstories:

Remember Me?: Pt.1 |

thesammtimes:

Mystical!AU: Reaper Jungkook: Epoch: Pt 1Pt 2 | Pt 3 | Pt 4 | Prologue | (Part of Mythical BTS AU) | Recommended Order to Reading |

modestlydreaming:

Invitation (Jimin series): Pt 3 (M) ft. Jungkook

btssmutandfluff:

What’s Wrong, Noona?: Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 (M) |

exobtsimagination:

Supernatural!AU: Violet Horse (Part of The Garden of Evil series)

Supernatural!AU: Grim Reaper

School!AU: Falling, Falling

waitinginthedarke:

New Year (M): Pt 1 (Taehyung & Jungkook) | Pt 2 (Jungkook &J-hope) | Pt 3  (Jimin, Jungkook, Taehyung, J-hope and Rapmon)

park-jimeme:

Bad Boy!AU:I Need U I

Family!AU: Family Date I

Camping: Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I

Failed Confession: Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I

High School: Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I

Gang!AU: Gang AU

Grim Reaper!AU: Grim Reaper

tramngo99:

The Last Bullet: Prologue I Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I

noir0neko:

Lost Stars: Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 I 

igot7bts-scenarios:

Golden: Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I Pt. 3 I Pt. 4 I Pt. 5 I Pt. 6 I Pt 7

keypea:

Hybrids!AU: Jungkook

exobtssmutimagination:

Cutie Kookie: Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I

The Better Lover: Pt. 3 I Pt. 4 ft. V and Jimin I

Not So Innocent: Pt. 1 I Pt. 2 I

Student!AU: Journal: Pt. 1 | Pt. 2 | Pt. 3 | Pt. 4 |

Bestfriend!AU: 1:50AM: Pt 1 | Pt 2 |

Best Friends: Pt.1 | Pt 2 |

Pokemon!AU: Pokemon Trainer

Criminal!AU: The Heist: Pt. 1 | Pt 2 

yoongguksx:

Fire & Ice (M): Pt 1

btsfiles:

Good Cop, Bad Cop (M): Prologue | Pt 1 | Pt 2

kainks:

Supernatural!AU: The Awakening: Prologue | Pt 1

kareverie:

Robot!AU: Human Error | Halloween | A Pipsqueak and a Robot | Green |

Fun fact : originally when Croix was first introduced I thought she might try to specifically “recruit” Diana as her own apprentice or something so I was going to write a fic where Croix built up a really great bond/relationship with Diana and the whole school knew it and was happy about it and then one day Croix had Diana learn a spell that actually turned out to be a curse and essentially made Diana curse herself.

But then we found out Diana doesn’t like Croix at all so I just twisted the idea into the one I wrote in Breaking Silence.

Masterlist Jeon Jungkook

So this is a collection of my favorite imagines, one shots, and smut that I’ve enjoyed reading. (none of these links are mine. Will credit writers)

Detentio0n by naughtykpopimagines

Taekook Threesome by naughtykpopimagines

Vampire Series    Ch.1  |  Ch. 2  |  Ch. 3 by naughtykpopimagines

Give Me Love by noir0neko

Tease by jungblue

Touch Your Toes by dom-joonie

Mirrors by btsmutimagines

Tease by btsmutimagines

Sunday Mornings and a White Shirt by jeonghsk

Punished by exobtssmutimagination

Needy by exobtssmutimagination

Straight Face by exobtssmutimagination

Lock the Door by monstaccato

Ribbing by ellieljade

Syrup by cuzimsickwithhope

Lay Back by xiuminsm

Baby Girl by xiuminsm

Tight feat. Jimin by cuzimsickwithhope

Baby, You’re The One by noonatrash

Six Days Without Fucking You Are Too Long by parkjiminsprincess

For your entertainment by chimble

I’ll play along pt. 1 by jackoffjae

Good Boy by bxngtxnfluffandotherstuff

Lesson by bangtantrashwrites

The following is by bxngtansmut

HOw?

So I’m just sitting here thinking to myself ‘How the hell did I get sucked into the Voltron madness?’ And how on earth did I start shipping Klance?? I spent an entire hour wondering how any of this happened. But then I took a break and starting going through my favorite tags on tumblr…which of course includes Valdangelo. Thats when I saw a post that said 'Klance is just space Valdangelo pass it on’ and I lost my shit and starting screaming because goddamn it thats how all this started.

Originally posted by toqaahmed

I’m Pregnant! Carl Grimes x reader (Spoilers!!!)

Request: Can you do a Carl x Reader where the reader is Negan’s daughter but she’s secretly fooling around with Carl. Then once Negan is about to hit Carl over the head with Lucille, the reader screams that she’s pregnant with Carl’s baby? The whole fight at the end doesn’t have to happen, but I’d really like it to end as a fluff. :) It’s okay if you don’t though, lol. Thank you.

Warnings:Near death, mentions of child, this imagine being short af, swearing

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Y/N’s PoV

It all happened so fast, Sasha came out of the coffin as a walker and Carl took the oppuritunity to shoot one of the Saviors in the shin and finished him off with a blow to the chest. 

My father was tackled by Sasha and pinned to the floor. Negan by blood was my father and his ways wern’t my own. To see Carl with a gun to his head pained me. Carl and I have been dating/ fooling around for a while now and I didn’t dare tell my father becuase I know he would personally kill me. But that didn’t mean that I hated him. He loved me and I loved him but he does tend to be a but scary sometimes. 

“Dad-”

“Stay in the car Y/N. Oh God damn it honey!” My dad said pushing Sasha off of him and inot someone else. Seeing Sasha as a walker hurt me more than I could let on. I’ve known her ever since me and Carl met each other. 

“You seem like a nice girl Y/N.” Sasha said to me as I sat at the dinner table meeting everyone.

“Thanks!” I said shoving a spoonful of soup in my mouth.

“Well I’m glad your apart of the family.” Sasha said flashing me a bright smile.

“Me too. You guys are such lovely people. And this place! It’s amazing can’t wait to be spending most of my days here.” I said smiling at everyone around the table.

“Y/N? Y/N! Get ahold of yourself we have a war to win.” Simon said opening the door for me. I hopped out and pulled out my pistol.

“I’m going inside the gates!” I yelled to Simon over the gunfire. 

“Your dad’s not going to like that!” Simon shouted back ahooting at the top but hitting nothing. 

“I don’t give a shit! I’ll be fine! Cover for me!” I said running away from SImon my gun low at my waist. The walls were filled with Garbage people and Saviors, the Alexandriaites scattered between them. I began shooting Garbage people from left and right surprisingly not getting noticed by Saviors or other Garbage people. 

“Y/N!” I heard Carl’s voice in the distance.

“Carl?” I yelled back shooting people as they walked by.

“Over here! Hurry!” I ran behind a truck next to Carl shooting down peole with a rifle. 

“Got anything stronger?” I asked referring to my empty pistol.

“Behind me.” He said jerking his head behind him. 

“Thanks.” I siad throwing my pistol aside trading in for an AK.

“Cover me I’m going to look for Negan.” He said and my eyes widened in alarm. I grabbed his arm and pulled him back. “I know he’s your dad Y/N but we have to end this-”

“Be careful. Don’t let him kill you.” I said before kissing him quickly. 

“I’ll try.” He said before running off.

After a while Rick was being lead by Jadis with a gun to his back and I decided to follow close behind letting people know not to shoot me or they’d be in big trouble. I soon followed Jadis to a big open area one that looked like where Glenn and Abraham were murdered (Rest in peace) Carl was kneeling on the ground his gun thrown somewhere else as Jadis made Rick kneel next to Carl.

“You’re not gonna win.” Carl said looking up at my dad.

“Oh Carl it’s already over. Let me point your one ball up the street and take it all in.” 

The rest of the events were a blur as my dad leaned down to Rick and began talking to him. Rick obviously said something that didn;t settle well with my father becasie he got up and turned to Carl.

“Dad wait!” I yelled no realizing what I was doing.

“What?” He said balancing Lucille on his shoulder. 

“I’m pregnant… With his baby.” I siad slowly pointing to Carl. “You can’t kill him. I won’t let you!” i said walking up protecting Carl.

“What why? He got you knocked up and in a world like this?!” 

“Because I love him. And I wanted this! We both did!” I said stadning up to Negan. “Dad I love him and these people so leave.” I demanded as my dad looked hurt.

“If you don’t let me get rid of it I will never call you my daughter again.” Negan siad pointing to my belly with Lucille.

“You’re not taking it. Because it’s mine and I love it.” I said turnign away from him with a tear rolling down my cheek.

“We’re rolling out!” Negan yelled to his people. 

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I hope this is what you wanted and thanks for requesting so I love you!!!!!

Nightmare

Sting woke up because he wanted to go to the bathroom. That was it. There was no cute story behind what happened that night. It was mostly a coincidence but Sting was glad it happened. Even if it made some things weirder than they already were with his roommate.

He woke up, went to the bathroom and was ready to get back to his room when he noticed a small light on the living room. He thought it had been his imagination at first, but then he saw it again. He wasn’t sure what it was and he even thought it could be a robber, so he made his way slowly to there, just to find Rogue sitting on their couch browsing on his phone. At three in the morning.

“Weren’t you already sleeping?” Sting asked and startled him.
“I could ask the same” he answered after he recovered.
“Went to the bathroom. Was heading to bed. Not scrolling at my phone on the couch”
“I didn’t want to sleep anymore”
“You went to bed even before i did because you said you were tired. How are you not sleepy anymore?”

Rogue went silent and Sting felt something strange. He wanted to sleep but he was worried for Rogue and didn’t want to leave him alone until he was sure everything was okay. He moved to sit on the couch, by his side, and asked him.

“What are you not telling me?” Rogue stiffened at his side but he kept scrolling on his phone like if he hadn’t hear him, so Sting continued. “You know you can tell me whatever you want, right? We’re friends”
“I know”
“You don’t need to sit here all by yourself pretending nothing happened.”

Rogue sighed at him and locked his phone, putting it on his lap before saying.
“I had a nightmare and couldn’t fall asleep again”
“A nightmare?”
“Yes. It’s stupid you don’t need to worry”
“If it bothers you it’s not stupid. Want to talk about it?”
“Not really…”
“Well, then…” They were silent for a few minutes until Rogue said.
“You should go back to sleep”
“What? And leave you here all alone? No”
“It’s late”
“I know. Not moving”
“What are you gonna do then?”
“Keep you company until you go back to bed?”
“You don’t need to”
“I know, but I want to. So… how are your classes going?”

Sting was successful at distracting Rogue from his nightmare, but not so much at sending him back to his room. The next morning, they were both sleeping on the couch, resting over each other.

imagine/headcanons

okay so i just read some headcanons that fake ah crew! geoff is like batman’s number one fan and this popped inot my head.

like the crew has a friend (the reader) whoknows about their life but doesnt really care. 

she is a total sweetheart, all about morals and helping others, god knows how she’s friends with these losers. 

doesn’t tell them about her job or her past but they dont really care. 

then one day, theyre robbing a bank in the middle of the night (for the first time theyre actually stealthy) and a figure appears in front of them and geoff nearly has a heart attack. 

it;s not batman, but y/sh/n (your superhero name) in their signiture mask and their fist raised, telling them to put the money down and leave. 

gavin nearly shits his pants from fear, he had heard stories of you and how strong you are. so he instantly surrenders, 

ray gives up but is also causal about it. “ i got it dude, im settingt he money down, cool mask though , you like pokemon?”

michael holding geoff back from running at you for a picture and an autograph, sure you werent batman, but you were still famous from all of gotham and los santos

jack is merely sizing you up before nodding at ryan who charges at you in a battle. 

geoff wasnt happy “ ryan no what are you doing s’ll kill you! get me a picture!

during the fight your mask falls off and they see that it’s you. 

theyre all totally silent, hard to read their emotions until geoff speaks up. 

“ YOU DIDN’T TELL US YOURE A SUPERHERO?!?!?!”

*gavin ends up fainting. 

ever sicne then theyve been super protective of you when you fight crime. 

“ jack im okay im a superhero ill be fine i dont need a sweater.”

“ YOULL GET A COLD, “

geoff constantly asks you questions. 

“have you meet batman?”

“yes.”

“ *gasp* do you know his secret identity????”

“ yes.”

“ can you tell me!?!?!”

“ nope, sworn to secrecy geoffy.”

“ but Y/NNNNNNNNNNN!!!!”

you end up taking them with you when you fight crime. you regret that desision. 

“ y/n becareful he has a gun!’’

“ im aware jack!”

“ guys where did gavin go?”

*gavin screaming*

“ ill go get him.”

“ thank you michael.”

youre flirty frenimies with the gotham sirens. when they meet the fake ah crew the guys are dumbstruck by them, jack is protective momma bear when they get too touchy around you. 

“ why is y/sh/n freinds with a gang like you?”

“ why is she friends with a dumb wanna-be clown like you?”

“ umm…guys?”

“ stay out of this y/n, im not letting these bitches touch my babygirl.”

i think im gonna make a ton of little ficlets like this. 

what do you guys think?????

anonymous asked:

Lol I'm not sure the entire media could survive an advertising crackdown like gamer gate. They're so fragile at this point I'd think the entire industry would crumble. I've seen it suggested the US government should give out newspaper vouchers so they don't have to rely on advertisers., Although with a Republican house and senate and Trump's hatred of the media and criticism I think that's inot possible.

And here’s the thing.  Gamergate, overall, was tiny compared to the people defending Felix.

He’s literally got his own millions of subscribers and the fanbases of dozens of other popular Youtubers like Jontron, Boogie, Markiplier, PBG, Sargon, Phillip Defranko, etc.

Gamergate cost Gawker a million bucks.  This new uprising could potentially do a whole lot fucking more.

Ziam Songs

You and I

“You and I” is clearly about closet :

Not even the gods above
Could separate the two of us

I know how it goes for wrong and right
Silence and sound
Did they ever hold each other
Tight like us
Did they ever fight like us

Meet in the middle
There’s always room for common ground

Never together
Cause they see things in a different light


And it’s a Ziam song :

We don’t want to be like them
We can make it till the end
Nothing can come between
You & I
Not even the gods above
Could separate the two of us
No nothing can come between [Their love is stronger than their handlers]

Ziam made it about themselves.


At every single concert :

They literaly sang it to each other. All the time.

Liam cried the first time they sang it. Niall teased him about it.

WWA : Europa, North America, South America

OTRA : Australia, Japan, Asia

And after Zayn left and they returned from the break, Liam, Harry and Louis were late on stage for You and I. Liam was the last one to come back and when he did, he cried during You and I. Niall even hugged him.

And even the press noticed.


It’s from Liam’s POV :

I figured it out from black and white
Seconds and hours
Maybe they had to take some time [feelings]

Liam made it about himself. He literaly tattooed the lyric on his arm.


I won’t mind 

It’s Zayn’s POV and also a song about closet :

Don’t look around cause love is blind
And darling right now I can’t see you
I’m feeling proud so without a doubt
I can feel you

Cause we are who we are when no one’s watching
And right from the start, you know I got you
Yeah you know I got you

I won’t mind
Even though I know you’ll never be mine

We messed around until we found the one thing we said we could never ever live without

I’m not allowed to talk about it
But I gotta tell you

It’s definitely Zayn trying to convince Liam it’s ok for them to be together and that it’s more than just a fling for him : it’s love. And he’ll love him even if he knows people won’t let them be together.


Little things

X 

You can see Liam checking for their handlers before serenading Zayn here :

Also some staring around the 2:10 mark and some more serenading around the 3:17 mark.

It’s not their song but it’s the one during which Zayn cried at his last concert. (probably because it was their 1st emotional song as a band)


Last First Kiss 

(thanks to @team-adziam ^^ saw the tags)

There’s already a good masterpost about it here : X and X X


You

It’s interesting to note the recurrence of “You” in the titles of Liam and Zayn’s recent songs : “You” for Liam and “It’s you” for Zayn. They always look at each other during the “You and I” part of the song (and often at the “It’s you” in Little things).


A few other examples :

The video from which this gif comes from has been deleted (no wonder…) but here a sample of gifs for more context : X

Coffee

Second part to Sleep, from When I saw you.


To be honest, Rogue was mostly sleepy when he had accepted the invitation so it maybe wasn’t his best idea. Once they left the bus and got to the cafeteria at the bus station, Rogue had woken up enough to start to feel ashamed both for sleeping over a stranger and for accepting a coffee from the same stranger. By the time his coffee was lukewarm and half empty, he was really embarrassing, even though the stranger, whose name was Sting, was very nice to talk to.

It wasn’t usual to Rogue, since he mostly had problems starting and keeping a conversation with people he didn’t know. The true to be told, it was Sting who was doing more of the talking, with Rogue just answering his direct questions or adding a few comments from time to time. However, even that was nice enough for him and better than a lot of conversations he had had before. Rogue wasn’t sure what to think.

He had apologized more than once for sleeping over him and even drool on his shoulder, but Sting didn’t care he had just shrugged and kept talking about something else. Rogue liked it. A lot. But it was destined to end, as they were just two strangers who meet on a bus by chance.

As if life had a sick pleasure on remembering his bad luck, Sting looked at his watch and started to collect his things. It was obvious he had to leave and Rogue couldn’t stop himself from feeling a bit disappointed. Embarrassing or not, it had still been very nice to share a coffee with him and Rogue felt tempted to tell him to stay. He didn’t do it, of course.

“Well, Rogue. It was a nice time spent here with you, but I need to leave or I’ll be late”
“It’s okay. Actually I should be leaving too” It was the true, even if Rogue hadn’t realized until then. Seemed he got carried on.
“Oh, I see. Well, then…” he scribbled something on his napkin before handing it to Rogue “We need to do it again! So just call me or text me when you can and we can talk about it”

After he said that, he stood up, waved to Rogue a last time and left. Rogue stayed there for a few minutes, pondering over the dirty napkin. What should he do?

(because this has been in my notebook for a while.)

You can never be sure that he dashing shadows an unexpected glimpse of reflected light is anything more than an overactive imagination; but you can be suspicious, and judging by how persistent they were at stalking him, it seems they were suspicious of him too.

Now if it was something unsure about his identity but had a complete need for secrecy if their was a mistake; Strickler had a prime candidate for who it might be. After all, a certain someone had claimed a random child- it does make sense the… rightful parents of the whelping would come looking for their missing kid.

Of course, the changeling could just be over analyzing what is just some harmless shadows. Perhaps to much time around a being who could easily end him; it’s just a little bit of paranoia, or even stress. Yes, its probably nothing. So hell lay low, on the off chance their is something onto him… but there’s certainly no need to raise an alarm about it. It’s not as if there’s any threat, certainly no reason to warn the others about something catching on, what were the chances after all, that something was coming to reclaim their child?