it is a double axel right

i regularly have flashbacks to watching the practice livestreams for the 2017 figure skating world championships on youtube because there was a live chat and let me just give you a rundown of what kinda mess that was

Men’s practice:

  • like 70% of the messages where along the lines of “WHEN IS YUZURU PRACTICING” 
  • to which like 10 people would respond GROUP 4 HE IS IN GROUP 4 GROUP 4 IS COMING ON IN LIKE AN HOUR PLEASE STOP ASKING
  • There was one particular guy who complained about how much he hated yuri on ice fans like once every 2 minutes. This was often unprompted
  • every time an asian man started practicing someone would comment something along the lines of WOW SUCH EROS
  • Every time someone mentioned Nathan Chen like 5 Yuzuru fans would get PISSED and it was honestly terrifying
  • “i heard Nathan is doing 8 quads!!!” 
  • I asked what group Boyang was in and the chat exploded into people just responding “BOYANG!!!” for a solid 30 seconds
  • Someone asked if it was the grand prix final and the chat went absolutely nuts on that person
  • “WAS THAT A QUAD AXEL?” “No that was a fucking triple you FOOL” 
  • I actually didn’t watch yuzuru practice i didn’t think i was mentally strong enough to witness the live chat when that happened
  • YUZU???

Women’s practice:

  • Significantly fewer viewers, a less chaotic chat, all around a more pleasant experience
  • The same guy who was complaining about yuri on ice fans was there. He complained about yuri on ice fans again. This time it was about once every 10 minutes and always unprompted
  • Someone MENTIONED yuzuru and the entire chat exploded with people saying PLEASE DON’T DO THIS RIGHT NOW
  • There was one person who kept on asking if anyone could do a double axel. No one ever responded
  • ISU is heteronormative discourse
  • “WHEN IS EVGENIA PRACTICING?”, the lesser-known sibling of the infamous WHERE IS YUZU

“Did you have to hit me where I’m weak? Baby, I couldn’t breathe
and rub it in so deep, salt in the wound like you’re laughing right at me.”
Taylor Swift Art Challenge: 1989 - Track 08 Bad Blood

Since the Legends “broke time” in the Season 2 finale, their new mission is to rectify “people, places and things that have been displaced” — such as, say, Julius Caesar roaming modern-day Aruba (or if co-showrunner Marc Guggenheim has his way, Genghis Khan storming 1980s Wall Street). “The approach was to take everything that worked last year and double down, go further, make it zanier,” says the EP. “Last year we lived maybe five inches from the Jump the Shark line. Now we’re two inches in front of it.” As the Legends aim to right wrongs, they will lock horns with the newly formed Time Bureau, headed by Rip Hunter and also including Jes Macallan (Mistresses) among its ranks. “If [the Time Bureau] is the Beverly Hills police department, our characters are Axel Foley,” Guggenheim puts it. “We find the fun in that antagonistic relationship.” Sara & Co. will find a new team member in Zari Adrianna Tomaz (Smash‘s Tala Ashe), a Muslim hacktivist from the year 2030. “The idea of a character from the future was interesting to us, because she’s like, ‘If you saved the world, you didn’t do a very good job,‘” says Guggenheim. “She takes the piss out of our heroes.” In addition to introducing a new romance for Sara, Legends will continue to explore Amaya’s friendship with Mick and her relationship with Nate (“The effect her destiny has on it is a fun thing to play”), plus the bromance between Nate and Ray.
—  TVLine

So this would have to happen in an AU where either Jack didn’t go to Samwell, or Bitty just didn’t fall for Jack (or Jack didn’t return his feelings). I’m going with the latter here, because, as inconceivable as that scenario is to me, it’s even more inconceivable that Bitty would ever run into Tater if it weren’t for Jack being on the Falcs.

So imagine, if you will, Bitty being one of Jack’s bros who comes up to meet the Falcs. Bitty may very well still be nursing a crush on Jack, but you know Bitty - he can’t really say anything about his own needs. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t show on his face, though (shows on face!) and, since I headcanon Tater as intensely empathic, Tater picks up on it right away. So he immediately attempts to distract Bitty - taking him for a spin around the ice, asking to see his jumps, clapping and cheering. Ransom, who’s dying to get his own turn with Tater, is a bit jealous. But after a while Bitty’s happy, Jack momentarily forgotten, and Bitty’s laughing as Tater attempts his own double axel and promptly ends up ass over teakettle on the ice.

Tater gives Bitty his number after that. Bitty texts him a “hello” and gets “))))))))” as a response.

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Things YoI Fans/Ficcers Should Know About Skating (#22)


We are back with the next installment of our Jump Breakdowns. Today we’re covering the Salchow (pronounced SOW-COW but shortened to SAL as nickname by many skaters, I know, it’s confusing). The jump is named after its inventor, Ulrich Salchow who did the first one of these babies in 1909, looking dapper in his leggings and suit jacket. 

NOTES: If you haven’t read the post on EDGES, you’re gonna be really confused. So read that first. Remember, we are assuming our skater is a right-footed skater (meaning they land on their right foot…just like Yuuri!) Skating jargon is explained in parenthesis.


The most common entrance to the salchow is a forward outside three-turn on the left foot, placing the skater on the left (left-foot) back (skating backwards) inside edge (leaning on the blade side closest to your big toe). The skater then swings the free leg around, in coordination with their arms in order to gain the momentum to jump off the ice. 

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Friendly reminder - Riku used Pluto to tract down Organization XIII. The brilliant detective tied a note reading “Please take care of me. Woof” on his neck and set him free. Totally inconspicuous, right? Well, Xion feel in love with the puppy immediately and didn’t think for a second that Pluto would ultimately lead to the demise of both her and Roxas. Much to Axel’s surprise, Saïx actually approved of the adoption without a second thought. Lesson of the day: Pluto is the sneakiest double agent ever. Do not trust animated dogs. 

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( Everyone has a role to play in this story.   It’s all about making sure you just play your part right )

So I finally finished this piece up for the NMBC au , playing on the whole idea of xiggy being into his game and gambling bets.  That his double nature and observations usually works in his favour to set up games with Halloween town. But more so that I drew him with important characters that are associated in some way  with Xigbar in this AU.


Figure Skating Elements: Half Loop Combinations & Jump Sequences

A continuation of the basic jumps and triple-triple combinations posts. I highly recommend that you read those two before reading this one.

Quick review: In a jump combination, the landing edge of one jump is the takeoff edge of the next jump with no break in between. Since all jumps land on a back outside edge, under normal circumstances, the second or third jump in a combination is either a toeloop or a loop, since those are the only jumps that take off from a back outside edge.

Since the 2012-13 season, the ISU has allowed the half loop to be used in combinations. The half loop is a single-rotation, non-standard jump that takes off from a back outside edge and lands on the back inside edge of the opposite foot. It effectively allows the skater to “change feet” during the combination. If the skater rotates counterclockwise (as most do), this means that the half loop takes off from the back outside edge of their right foot and lands on the back inside edge of their left foot. This allows the skater to do a salchow (the most common choice) or a flip (rare) as the next jump in the combination, since those jumps take off from the back inside edge of the left foot.

On protocols, the half loop appears as “1Lo” and has the same base value as a normal single loop. It only counts for points if done in a combination. A half loop combo is considered a 3-jump combination; if a skater does a half loop combo in the free skate, they cannot do another 3-jump combination, since only one is allowed in the free program.

When badly done (sadly all too often), the half loop can easily look like a step-out or a mistake on a jump landing. The examples I’ve used here all have a triple as the last jump in the combination, but skaters can do doubles as well. The first jump in the combination can be any of the six standard jumps (toeloop, salchow, loop, flip, lutz, axel).

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Kurtbastian one-shot - “Attitude” (Rated T)

After Sebastian catches Blaine’s coach yelling at him and calling him names, Sebastian helps Blaine take his mind off his troubles … and ends up having a talk about Kurt that Sebastian never expected. (3133 words)

A/N: So, in case you haven’t guessed, the happens shortly after Blaine moves in to Sebastian’s house. It’s pretty S*eblaine friendship heavy at the beginning, but Kurt shows up eventually ;) Warning for angst and homophobic language. 

Part 21 of Outside Edge.

Read on AO3.

“Left, right, left, right, push, push, turn …” Sebastian recites more sternly, but with a little less enthusiasm than usual, as he follows his skater down the ice. “Bring your knee up higher, point your toe, deeper edges … deeper … and twizzle – one, two, three …”

“Thank you so much for doing this for me,” Blaine says after he pulls out of his spin and starts working his edges. “I can do my warm-ups on my own, but I know I focus better on the fine details when my coach is with me.” Blaine spins again, his eyes dropping as he swallows down his last remark, causing him to prematurely exit his last turn.

Sebastian doesn’t call him on it; he just makes a motion for Blaine to repeat it, this time with his head held higher.

“Yeah, well, it bites that your coach is siding with your dad. Man, you got a raw deal when it comes to authority figures in your life.”

“You could say that. But things seem to be looking up.” Blaine throws Sebastian a wink as he sets up his next series of rotations, and Sebastian rolls his eyes.

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On The Ice {S.M}

non-requested// a Shawn imagine where you and Shawn both go to the same ice skating place, and he plays hockey and you are a figure skater

“Double Lutz and fall into an Axel go!” Your instructor yells to you as you start to skate towards the center. Your ankles were curved perfectly so the ice shaved to the side in a completely straight line. You jumped into the air and performed the jumps with perfect precision. Your legs were in the correct place, your skates left and hit the ice at the exact time you had planned them to in your head. After you completed the small, yet difficult routine, you stood on the ice, making sure your blades were placed at the right spots so your ankles wouldn’t give out.
“Lovely y/n, now get off of the ice, the hockey players are about to come on.” Your instructor groans. He hated the hockey players and how they always had to reschedule practices and they conflicted with his lessons with his competition figure skaters. He couldn’t really complain much, due to the fact the hockey players were more successful than the figure skaters. They brought home a lot more trophies. You nodded and started to skate towards the back exit, but you felt a large body ram into you, sending you to the ice.
You felt a shard slice you in the knee and blood start to spill out. That’s why you don’t rough house on the ice. You let out a yell of pain, seeing that the ice was lodged into your knee.
“Oh my god, I’m so sorry, here.” The person, who was obviously one of the hockey players, puts his hand on your shoulder. You couldn’t see him, since he was behind you, but his hand was huge. He skated around you, so he was facing your front. You looked up at him, holding onto your bleeding knee.
He was pretty freaking hot. His hair looked perfect even if it was messy and he had helmet hair. His build was tall and strong, and he looked like he could do some damage on an ice rink. His eyes were kind, and his face was soft. He looked like a dream, and unlike any of the large, sweaty, and douchey hockey players you had encountered many times before.
“I’m so sorry.” He says, biting his lip. He kneels down next to you, and puts a hand on your knee.
“It’s fine.” You groan, trying to stop the blood from running down your leggings. Your legs and butt were starting to get numb from sitting on the ice, but you weren’t paying a lot of attention to that since you could only feel the slicing pain in your knee.
“Let me take a look at this…” He pulls you to the side of the rink, so you don’t get in the way of the hockey players now filing in and giving you both looks of confusion, but not caring enough to come see what was going on with the girl who was basically bleeding out onto the ice. He put his hands at your waist, lifting you up lightly onto the bench and lifting your knee onto the bench as well.
“You don’t have to do this, I can take care of my self.” You grunt, trying to swat his hand away. You didn’t like how this random hockey player was pulling ice out of your knee, and it made you feel weird. He may be very attractive, but he probably wasn’t a good person. He looks into your eyes, and he looked worried. You were taken aback by the fact he was showing emotion towards you and he didn’t even know your name.
“I feel bad that I am the one who did this, I least want to make sure you are okay.” He says and puts his hand back on your knee, trying to pull out the shard of ice that really hurt. As he placed his fingers at the top of it and started to tug, you let out a yelp of pain. He quickly pulled his hands away and sighed.
“Listen, this is gonna hurt, but I don’t want this ice to melt all over this, this ice is dirty and will get your knee infected if it melts into this cut. I’m gonna pull it, and it’s gonna hurt.” He says, placing his fingers back onto the shard.
“Yeah, just count to three.” You whine a little. You didn’t like the idea of a giant shard of ice being yanked from your knee by some guy you had never met before in your life, but he was right. You couldn’t have your knee infected.
“Okay..” He says getting ready to pull. “One…Two…Three!” He says and in one swift movement the ice has left your knee, and more blood begins to pour from your knee, and then the pain sensation begins. You let out a scream of pain, and all the hockey players look over for a second.
“Mendes, come on! You are late!” One of the players yells. You expected him to give you a pat on the back and another “I’m sorry” and be on his way. What came out of that pretty boys mouth next was what surprised you.
“I’m taking off today, this girl looks like she needs stitches. I’m gonna take her to the hospital.” You give him a shocked and confused look. Some guy you had never met before is taking you to the hospital?
“Um, it’s okay, I can call my mom to take me to the hospital. I don’t even know you.” You try to straighten out your leg, but blood started pooling even more than it was before.
“No, I’m gonna take you. I am the one who is the reason you had a shard of ice in your kneecap. Don’t worry it’ll be fine, I’ll go get something to wrap it up with so you don’t get blood all over the place.” He gives you a warm smile and takes your hand away from your knee and holds onto it. After what seemed like a century, but what was honestly thirty seconds, he lets go and stands up.
“I’m Shawn by the way.” He says with a smirk as he gets up to go get something to wrap your leg up with.
“Y/n.” You respond almost instantly. He gives you another smile, which could honestly be award winning, and turns away.
Shawn came back with a large bandage and wrapped your knee up and you set off to the hospital. When you got there, you were most certainly not at the top of the waiting list since there were tons of other people in there that were obviously in a lot more pain than you were.
“Sorry sweetheart, it may be awhile. We will get to you as soon as we can, you and your boyfriend can wait in the waiting room until then.” The nurse gestures to the slightly crowded waiting room with an awful color scheme that was just primary colors. You wanted to correct the nurse, because they would ask you many awkward questions if they knew that you had a boyfriend and one who was with you.
“He isn’t my bo-” you get cut off by Shawn, who grabs onto your hand. You were to pleasantly surprised to pull away.
“Okay thank you.” Shawn says, flashing his gorgeous smile at the nurse. He didn’t let go of your hand until you had to start moving, since you were using crutches that they had given you. You quickly found a seat far enough away from all of the patients.
“You aren’t my boyfriend.” You scoff, more playfully than angrily.
“I know, but I think they’ll cooperate with me being here better if I’m your ‘boyfriend’.” He says and takes hold of your hand again. “And you never know, maybe I COULD be your boyfriend.” He says, looking deep into your eyes.
“M-maybe.” You respond, your mouth suddenly starting to dry. You tended to get nervous around guys, but not embarrassingly nervous…. Most of the time.
“Maybe we can go on a second date sometime.” He almost whispers.
“Second date…?” You laugh a little.
“Let’s consider this a first date, because I sure am enjoying spending time with you.” He says, that smile creeping back onto his face. Your cheeks turned red.
“Maybe it isn’t half bad you pushed me over.”
“Hey, it was an accident!”

THIS TOOOK FOREVERRRR!!! But it’s long/cute so hope you like :))

Guess who finally finished the olympics AU??? (Give you a hint- its me!)

Thanks y’all, for being so patient. It’s a little over 3k, and i have no idea how hockey, figure skating or the olympics work, so…. yeah. I hope its okay.

         One thing Eric wasn’t expecting while going through a quick run through of his routine for that day’s meet, was a hockey puck to the face.

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If lightning strikes, it’s probably Yuzuru Hanyu

Posted on December 13, 2015 by BevSmithWrites

At the end of a busy December Saturday, Shae-Lynn Bourne finally had a chance to watch history unfold at the Grand Prix Final in Barcelona.

On her Smartphone, Bourne could see just enough from the tiny little figures to know that Yuzuru Hanyu, for whom she had created the free skate, could make no errors. Not possible. “He seems to have real confidence,” she said. “It was quite amazing to see. It was quite something. But I think it will only get better. Once you have a taste of it, it’s hard to lose it.”

Only get better?

What Hanyu did astonished anybody who thought he’d stumble under the pressure of what he had created for himself by shattering world records at the NHK Trophy two weeks ago. Imagine him surpassing the short-program record score of 106.33 at NHK, or the 216.07 he put up for his free skate there, or the combined total score of 322.40, which had laid to waste (by more than 27 points) Patrick Chan’s previous world record of 295.27. Hanyu had first signaled that lightning was about to strike when suddenly, he included two quads for the first time in the short program at NHK. And he did three in the long.

Hanyu became the first to break 100 points for the short, 200 for the long and 300 for the total. Beyond belief, right?

Now, nothing seems impossible for Hanyu, a 21-year-old skater who endured the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011. In Barcelona, Hanyu transcended all ideas of what a skater can do or what marks an astonished judge can punch in. Short program? 110.95 (by getting the maximum bonuses possible for both his quads). Long program? 219.48 (by getting the maximum bonuses possible for his first two quads and a triple Axel – double toe loop).

And total score? Hanyu blasted that old record of his, too by about eight points, earning 330.43. Hanyu won the gold medal by 37.48 points, the largest Grand Prix Final victory ever, and left poor training mate Javier Fernandez saying: “If he does a great program, there is nothing I can do.”

“Our free programs are so close technically, with almost the same elements, that if he skates well, it is impossible for me to get 20 points more than him. So I was really calm and thought I am just going to skate and do my best.”

Fernandez also broke the 200-point barrier in the free with 201.43 points and took silver with 292.95. Three-time world champion Patrick Chan finished third in the free skate, earning 192.84, intending to land two quads, but only landing one. And ended fourth overall with 263.45 points, exactly the same as quad-hopping Boyang Jin, who attempted four quads, but did so rather like a magic hopping machine. The second mark breaks the tie. And that was not Jin’s forte.

This event may have been the greatest, wildest, most electrifying men’s competition – ever – in history. Four of the six skaters broke the 100-point mark in the free skate for technical points only: Hanyu, 17-year-old Shoma Uno (100.74 with two quads), Boyang Jim (101.86), and Fernandez (104.65, with three quad attempts. His quad Salchow – triple-toe loop effort was so sweet, he almost maximized his points on it, too, earning 17.51 for that one combo alone.)

And Chan was close, with 96.76. Judges didn’t forget him, awarding him seven marks of 10.00 for components. And they rewarded him mightily for that stunning opening quad toe – triple toe, akin to a freight train hurtling down the tracks. It’s beautiful in its power. It was a magnificent comeback, considering Chan admitted afterwards that he just really wanted to go home after his demoralizing short program that has been causing him grief this year (now three poor efforts). The jazzy Mack the Knife piece isn’t part of his comfort zone. He said he felt angry at himself, and frustrated. “I was to the point when they announced my name, I didn’t want to be here,” he said. “That’s natural with how my days have been going here. That says a lot about my training…the fact that I was able to do a long program like that, that’s pretty impressive.” He had rocky practices all week and doesn’t know whether to blame his mindset, the ice or jet lag, something he’s always struggled with.

The free skate is a comfort to Chan. Skating to Chopin is “the style I grew up skating with Mr. [Osborne] Colson,” he said.

“That’s what I always did when I was younger,” he said. “That’s where my strengths are. My skating quality was born from that style.” He’s not giving up on Mack the Knife, though. It’s supposed to be a routine that combines his competition world with his show performance experience. He hasn’t figured out how to mix them together yet. It’s a work in progress.

Chan returned to the competition wars after a year off touring because he missed training and the regimen of it. But he forgot to put the stressful moments before a competition into the equation. He’d forgotten. “I really didn’t think about that when I came back,” he said. “I was more thinking about 90 per cent of my life and career, which is training. I love the training. I never get tired of it.”

Chan has to get himself back into the competition swing. “I think I’m very, very stressed and nervous at competitions because it’s just unknown to me,” he said. “It’s different. We have different men in the field now…. And Yuzu and Javier have improved a lot, I think, since I left. It’s not comfortable. It’s not fun. I don’t like it, but like anything, my body will adapt.”

Hanyu flooded the rest of them with his scores. Hanyu was given 24 perfect marks of 10.00 out of a possible 45 for program components. Judges mostly lauded his performance and execution, his choreography and interpretation, but not so much his skating skills and transitions, although that’s picking hairs. His lowest mark for those two categories was 9.25 and he received only one of those.

Fernandez got 13 perfect marks, mostly in interpretation and choreography. While the young Uno is highly praised as a future contender, he got marks as low as 7.50 for transitions and linking footwork. He skates a lot on two feet. His component score was far lower than his technical score. Uno was surprised at how high his mark was. “This is not a goal,” he said. “It’s just a starting point.”

If skating was looking for a star, it has found it in Hanyu. Bouncing into Bourne’s Facebook box was a warm message: “Thank you,” a skating friend said. “I watched Yuzu. And I’m excited about skating again.”

Even Evgeny Plushenko didn’t miss the drama on the Barcelona ice. “This is what I am talking about after almost six years,” he said on twitter, remembering his words at the 2010 Olympics about how wrong it seemed to have an Olympic champion that did no quads. “All the boys, thank you for pushing the sport to no limit.

And this: “Yuzu, you are my hero.”

Plushenko’s highest scores were 91.39 that he set at the Vancouver Olympics for the short program, 175.52 for the long at 2012 Europeans and 261.23 total score, also at Europeans. (And Plushenko still speaks of doing another Olympics against them. Will this event change his mind?)

Hanyu admitted that he felt very nervous before he competed the long program because he heard the loud audience for Fernandez. And of course, it would be loud. Fernandez was competing at home, a rare luxury for him. The event in Barcelona existed because of his ground-breaking success.

“I couldn’t think about scores,” Hanyu said. “I am exhausted now but I did an almost perfect performance today so I am satisfied.”

Satisfied? Hanyu notes that his step sequence got only a level three of difficulty.

He admitted he felt pressure after having set the world records at NHK, but “these were the pressures I put on myself,” he said.

“During the free program, I was actually released from this pressure, and I felt like I can only do what I can do for now. So I managed to perform quite well, I think.”

He won’t think about trying to repeat what he did in Barcelona. He’ll keep his eyes on the day-to-day, practicing and improving. He wants to be perfect in every competition. “I feel like the score is the score and my performance is my performance. These are different things.

“I’m feeling really good today because everybody supports me. I owe my performance to the audience.”

Bourne knows that Hanyu is capable of more, which should scare the hair off everybody else for years to come. “The sky is the limit,” she said.

“You can’t heat taquitos in the microwave, you goddamn Neanderthal.”

Prompt: “You can’t heat taquitos in the microwave, you goddamn neanderthal.“
Main pairing: AkuRoku
Rating: M
Word count: 3,194
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It was two-thirty in the morning when Axel slouched his way into the first gas station he’d come across since getting back into town. For eighteen hours he had been behind the wheel of his banged-up, dusty Kia, and right now he was halfway to dying. Visiting the folks for their crystal anniversary had seemed like a good idea at the time, but oh, man, the logistics were killer. He was exhausted, grimy, itchy-eyed, sore all over, and had a weird taste in his mouth. He was also hungry.

With the Kia sitting outside, all fuelled up for the week ahead, Axel planned to use the last of his money to buy something to eat. Scratching his impatiently growling stomach as he passed through the automatic doors, he half-glanced at the cashier, a guy of about nineteen with sun-bleached hair and a bored expression texting on his phone behind the counter, and made his way into the aisles to browse the snacks. He passed by a trio of what looked like chronic pot-heads loitering by the chips and gave them a wide berth; they gave off an aggravating air, like they were looking for trouble. One of them, a guy in a trench-coat and beanie, levelled a long stare at Axel as he went by, the redhead noticing but ignoring it, avoiding eye contact, not in the mood for any shit right now.

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Title: The Melody of Our Dance // Chapter II

Pairing: Hyakuya Mikaela x Hyakuya Yuuichirou
Series: Owari no Seraph
Rating: T
Summary: Based on @tiercel‘s pair figure skating AU, Mika and Yuu are partners on the ice.

In the beginning, there was absolutely no chemistry between them. The blond was a strict perfectionist, whereas the green-eyed boy was too impatient to quickly learn the complicated jumps and spins. Looking back on it now, it was a miracle in and of itself how they became lovers both on and off the rink.

Modern! AU / Hyakuya Mikaela x Hyakuya Yuuichirou


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Running From You To You

Pairing: Yuuri Katsuki/Victor Nikiforov

Rating: Teen And Up

Words: 4681

Can be read on AO3.

By chance, I found a song that is, in my opinion, the perfect song for Victuri. And I’m telling you right now that without listening to it you’ll miss about half of the meaning in this story. It’s Two Men In Love by The Irrepressibles and you can listen to the song here.

Trust me you don’t want to miss out on this one, it’s spot on.

Victor was confused. He didn’t like feeling confused. And he wasn’t particularly accustomed it either.
Yuuri stopped stuttering around him. He almost never blushed anymore when Victor came just a tad too close for it to be in what Yuuri considered decent distance. Yuuri no longer got lost in his thoughts not messing jumps and spins because of losing his attention. He would even say there is a slight air of resignation surrounding the younger skater if Yuuri wasn’t working so hard and with absolute determination.
Not that Victor wanted to complain about Yuuri actually getting better; he was glad those things no longer hindered him (alright he maybe missed Yuuri’s flushing face when Victor teased him, but only a little). The thing that confused him, though, was the fact he had no idea what changed.
They’ve been spending most of their time training, over and over and over, until not just Yuuri but both of them were falling from exhaustion. And when they weren’t training, they talked about it, while eating, watching movies, taking walks. It was the same thing they did from the beginning, and yes, they were much closer now than they had been, but that wasn’t anything sudden, they built that trust and familiarity gradually, and through all that Yuuri was still his adorable self, blushing and stuttering every time Victor managed to surprise him somehow. Victor reveled in surprising people, having it so suddenly snatched away annoyed him quite a bit. Did he become predictable again? Or, God forbid, boring?
But Yuuri did seem to be surprised time and time again with Victor’s ideas or actions, so maybe that wasn’t it?
He sighed. Maybe he shouldn’t poke at a good thing.
Victor almost snorted aloud at himself. As if he could leave it now, that was not in his nature. He wanted to know how everything and everyone ticked. And right now something in Yuuri ticked differently.

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phantomsolotour  asked:

HI I don't know if you remember when I asked about 1d and Santa's reindeer, but I have another sorta similarly weird question for you. which event(s) from the winter Olympics do you think each of the boys would compete in?

The reindeer question was amazing this question s just as amazing, you are my favorite person right now. also i totally assumed that the boys would be trained and skilled in said events so yeah, lol.


niall - snowboarding halfpipe. Irelands only qualifying snowboarder and he’s a medal hopeful with his chilled out personality, constant smiling and over all good nature, mixed with his clean cut runs and high end trick resume.

harry - mens figure skating. great britains shot at the gold comes in the form of the gangly mr. harry styles in the mens figure skating. up in heavy competition with china and russia, harry’s triple axel layup  and charming smile is sure win some judges hearts. 

zayn - hockey. team canada’s right wing is tiny fast and precise with his shots. mvp for his current nhl team the ottawa senators, zayns one of the most looked after player on canada’s mens team and is hopefully going to help the team bring home the gold  ( great britain doesn’t have a hockey team, we’re gonna assume things with this one, just give me canadian hockey player zayn okay. i need it)

liam & louis - doubles luge. the gold medal winners of 2010’s winter olympics, doubles team liam and louis are once again hoping for the gold for great britain have been training hard the last for years to become the perfect team. last year even setting an olympic record on their run. 

i went a bit crazy, but i get so pumped with the winter olympics and this was just a great question. especially because i got to talk about zayn playing for the senators which is a dream au.