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Olake was perfection tonight

If anybody ever asks me to sum up why I love Olivia and Jake together I’m showing them this episode. 

There are very, very, very few times that Olivia allows herself to be vulnerable and to express fears that she has about herself or the direction her life is headed but she did that tonight with Jake, and he let her. That’s a major thing because Olivia rarely is allowed to express how SHE feels about a given situation without it becoming about someone else. She NEVER gets to do that with Fitz because he has proven time and time again that what he wants and what he feels is the most important thing. Period. The only time Olivia’s feelings are important is when they directly line up with what he wants. 

I loved that Jake was just there for her. He didn’t make her feel bad for going to Fitz so soon and he didn’t try and coerce her into coming back to him. He didn’t wait until she was at her most vulnerable and try to take advantage of her. He let her make the rules and pick the boundaries and he followed accordingly. He loves and respects her and his actions match that. If the situation were reversed how long would it have taken Fitz to turn on the sad face and start demanding to know why she went back to Jake? How long would it have taken him to crowd her personal space and make sexual advances on her? We would have never gotten the chance to hear what Olivia was thinking because her pants would have been off by then. 

Olivia may be stuck in la la land when it comes to her supposed love for Fitz but I have no doubt that shit is going to get old real quick. When the dust settles and Fitz and Olivia are finally allowed to just be I have a feeling the shine of Olitz will get dull real quick. 

At the end of the day the party line may be the Olitz is the root-worthy couple but they aren’t being written that way, Jake and Olivia are. 


John Barrowman, Catherine Tate, and David Tennant: The Ballard of Russel and Julie

In which David and Catherine discuss Doctor Who and John narrates.

“Let’s do it!

The Doctor needs a brand new mate.

Don’t linger, go ginger!

I’m gonna bring back Catherine Tate.

I wanna, you’re gonna

Reunite the Doctor with the fabulous Donna!”


I was upset about not getting to go to Book Expo so my husband (bless his little heart) took me to Dymocks and The Book Grocer. Dymocks was also featuring Replica by Jack Heath (whom I sat in front of in sixth grade) so I had to pick that up. I’m also glad to finally have physical copies of Chaos walking (I have all three ebooks but now I have both!) 

And sitting on top is one of the gold dinosaurs from on top of my wedding cake (I’m not kidding, it sounds weird but it was so pretty and awesome). 

We'll Meet Again: Chapter 14 I'll Follow You Into The Dark

Sometimes you learn from your mistakes, sometimes you don’t. And if you are lucky enough, you are able to try again. This is a post-apocalyptic reincarnation love story. 

You can read all of my fanfic on the fanfic link on my main page. You can also track this story under #Scandal fanfic We’ll Meet Again.

Read first: Chapter 1: Prologue;  Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13; Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16

I thought I’d start giving a cheat sheet on which present character corresponds with their past life. There are a few that might remain a mystery until the right time.

Olivia Pope = Liviana Bishop
Fitzgerald Grant III = Fitz Grant
Quinn Perkins = Twitchy
Huck = Spin
Stephen Finch = Fincher (already left story)
Harrison Wright = Harry Walker
Abby Whelan = Amber
Edison Davis = Lewis (died in Tombstone)
Jake Ballard = Jack Story
Fitzgerald “Big Jerry” Grant II = The General

A/N: I sincerely apologize for the lack of update. The season finale kind of sucked the energy out of me. Well, the show’s the show. The fanfic is the fanfic. Let’s get this thing rolling. 

Chapter 14: I’ll Follow You Into the Dark

Love of mine, some day you will die
But I’ll be close behind
I’ll follow you into the dark
No blinding light or tunnels to gates of white
Just our hands clasped so tight
Waiting for the hint of a spark – Ben Gibbard (x)


“Trust me.”  They were simple words not to challenge if you want to remain polite. Normally, she’d smile and nod when someone would tell her that, never actually trusting anyone until she had some kind of undeniable proof.

She dealt with tangibles. Hard facts. She had her gut and she knew human nature. She knew that everyone was ultimately a selfish creature at heart and planned accordingly.

He held out her silk headscarf, a mischievous smile played across his lips. “You trust me, don’t you?”

Did she?  She really only knew him a short while. As a fixer, she knew what it looked like; a horny married politician and an employee that didn’t know her boundaries carrying on a tawdry affair. But being in the middle of it, it felt completely different. From the moment she met him, she felt a connection and a level of comfort that he in no way earned.

She fought it. She had taken a long time to build the protective barriers around her heart. When they both realized their mutual attraction that first day until this very moment she felt him stripping away those obstacles.

It scared the hell out of her and excited her at the same time.

“I trust you."  She felt another layer of protection slip away as she felt him secure the scarf around her eyes. She felt his lips caress her cheek in almost a chaste kiss before he suddenly jerked her hands in front of her and tied them together by a silky fabric that she could only assume was his tie. An impromptu bondage session at a random hotel room on the campaign trail didn’t exactly lend itself to the usual gadgets.  Not that she really knew what those were.

She wondered if he did. From their time together she suspected it had been awhile since he did anything this adventurous. It seemed like they each pushed each other to their limits. She gasped when he quickly flipped her on her stomach and felt her arms being stretched above her head and tied to the post. She felt the leather strap of his belt tighten around one of her ankles. When he secured it to the end of the bed, she felt a wave of anxiety wash over her.

As if he sensed her butterflies, he reached under her body and splayed his large hand across her stomach pulling her body against the length of him. His hot breath whispered in her ear, "Trust me."  He nibbled on her lobe and slowly stroked the plain of her body until his index finger rested right above her slit. He teased around her ever dampening cleft, but avoided exploring her depths.

"Do you trust me?”

“I trust you,” she moaned.

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On this day in music history: June 9, 1990 - “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the Adult Contemporary chart for 1 week on April 21, 1990. Written by Glen Ballard, Chynna Phillips and Carnie Wilson, it is the first chart topping single for the pop vocal trio from Los Angeles, CA. Friends since early childhood, the members of Wilson Phillips are the daughters of pop music royalty. Chynna Phillips is the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of The Mamas & The Papas, and Carnie and Wendy Wilson are the daughters of Beach Boys co-founder Brian Wilson. The girls grow up singing together, but don’t become serious about it until they are in their late teens. They form a group with Mama Cass Elliott’s daughter Owen, but when they find that the vocal blend between them doesn’t mesh, Elliott leaves the group and they are reduced to a trio once again. In the late 80’s, they meet record producer Richard Perry (Nilsson, The Pointer Sisters), a longtime friend of Chynna’s mother Michelle. He hears the girls sing and offer to record them. But when he wants to have them sing poppy dance oriented material, they turn down the offer to work with him. Still believing in their potential, Perry introduces them to songwriter and producer Glen Ballard, best known for co-writing “Man In The Mirror” for Michael Jackson and “All I Need” for Jack Wagner. Ballard and the girls hit it off immediately and begin writing songs. They cut a four song demo which includes the song “Hold On”. Initially Warner Bros shows interest in Wilson Phillips, but when the girls feel that the circumstances aren’t right, they instead sign with the newly formed SBK Records, founded by label and music publishing executives Charles Koppelman and Martin Bandier. Released as the first single from their self-titled debut album in March of 1990, “Hold On” takes off quickly. Entering the Hot 100 at #74 on March 17, 1990, it climbs to the top of the chart twelve weeks later. The single earns the group four Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year in 1991. Wilson Phillips perform “Hold On” in the 2011 comedy “Bridesmaids”. “Hold On” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.