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A Guide to 19 Days and Recap

Whether you’re new to 19 Days and are having trouble understanding it or you’ve been through the whole process of waiting in agony for the next update and have forgotten how the story is set up, here’s a helpful guide to just that. I don’t guarantee that I’m 100% correct. I may be interpreting the cues incorrectly.

Warning: This is gonna be LONG.

We start chapters 1-54 all condensed into one file. These are either official art or little comics about what seem to be our kids in the future.

Our story actually begins on chapter 42, in the present. A bloody Jian Yi suddenly shows up in front of Zhan Zheng Xi.

According to what Xixi says in the next couple of chapters, Jian Yi disappeared on the second day of high school. (RIP Me. I died re-reading “He was my best friend at the time.”) The way Xixi says it makes it seem as if this is way after Xixi graduated(”Oh right, where did you disappear to when I was in high school?”), maybe university. (Might just be a mistake in translation, though.)

Apparently, Jian Yi still has to do the homework he missed throughout the years or something. (Ch. 47)

A couple more future/present comics and then we finally start “The Flashback™”on chapter 50. (Whoops forgot to mention the days of the week.)

We start this day with a sweet and funny premise. Nothing is going wrong, we are laughing and absolutely adoring this slice-of-life manhua…. (Little did we know it would later tear our hearts apart.)

We are introduced to these middle-schoolers, their relationship, and their school life(lmao everyone thinks they’re queer) in Day One, which goes on until chapter 56(Maybe?). (Thursday/Friday?)

(We are interrupted in Day One by the one shot.)

We continue to follow their daily school life. Day Two is a PE day (ugh) and spans from chapter 57(probably) to chapter 66. (Friday/Saturday)

During this second day, Xixi becomes increasingly aware of how intimate Jian Yi and he really are(by the reactions of his peers).

I’d like to mention that I am not completely 100% convinced that Day One and Day two aren’t just one single day, but arranged weirdly…. but for the sake of this guide, we’ll treat them as two separate days.

Okay the start of Day Three. “Yesterday” Xixi invited Jian Yi over to play video games. (Saturday/Sunday)

We interrupt your flashback to bring you “The Future™” Christmas Special!

Okay, we’re back. The Third Day spans from Ch 67 to Ch 97. We get a good laugh but we also learn a lot of things, like how adorable they were when they were kids. We also at first see that Jian Yi seems to have the hots for his best friend, but in that same day we learn that he doesn’t just have a crush on Xixi, he actually holds strong feelings of love for his best friend. So we are starting to see some back story(flashback in a flashback?) and character development, and also something weird with Jian Yi: he’s a lonely child.

FEELINGS.

Alright Day Four (Five? The weekend passed, but we didn’t see Sunday.) begins on chapter 98 and ends on chapter 114. (Monday)

WE MEET HE TIAN. (He used to smile so much wtf. Now he only smirks like he wants to eat you when you let your guard down.)

We also see another flashback of baby Jian Yi, his mother, and possibly his father?

Okay I just noticed He Tian knew from the start Jian Yi liked Xixi lmao.

ALSO IT WAS JIAN YI’S BIRTHDAY.

WHAT WAS HE GONNA SAY?! Okay Day Four - End.

WEEOOO WEEOOO EDGELORD GRANDPA ALERT.

Okay Day Five begins with He Tian, so you know, in case you were wondering, this story isn’t exclusive to the two bestfriends (as we learned along the way). (Tuesday)

Day Five spans from chapter 115 to chapter 130 and it is THE FIGHT DAY™. Shit goes down in this day, the manga takes an unexpected turn, the fandom is confused but also intrigued and heart broken(the start of Old Xian’s tyranny on our feelings).

We see how He Tian seems to have feelings towards Jian Yi, and in the same day, we are introduced to *drumroll* MO. GUAN. SHAN.(But we don’t know his name yet so it’s Redhead for a couple of chapters.) Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

We also are introduced to bracelet dude (She Li) who repeats Jian Yi’s name rather ominously….

Shit is about to go DOWN.

K.O. Okay, NOBODY liked Redhead, I’ve had people say “I always loved Redhead from the beginning.” Like, mmm okay, so you hated Zhan Zheng Xi or something, like aha sure. LIES. Everybody hated Redhead for hurting our precious son.

The start of “HOLY CRAP WHEN’S THE NEXT UPDATE MY HEART IS GOING TO STOP IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!”

The start of Mo Guan Shan’s misery.

ALRIGHT. Day Six! aka… THE STORM™ On this day, we have our hearts ripped out :) (Wednesday)

Ch. 131-144

As you can see, things are getting progressively more interesting and heavy with drama. Not just a slice-of-life anymore. RIP my heart.

Why yes, Jian Yi, he HAS been trained before. By one of your father’s henchmen, which just SO HAPPENS TO BE HIS OLDER BROTHER. But we don’t know that yet ;)

This is why Day Six is called The Storm, btw. It rains on the day everything goes down.

OBLITERATED. This is when I started feeling bad for Mo Guan Shan and disliking He Tian.

Ya, no. Those who say “He just didn’t know how to express his love!”

Look at this panel and tell me that to my face. YOU DON’T HIT THE ONES YOU LOVE.

Needless to say, I do acknowledge that He Tian did indeed start to have feelings for Redhead, but not at this moment.

Day Six is also known as The Kiss (One). Or “The Day We All Freaked Out Waiting For The Next Update.” Also “The Day We Weren’t Prepared For What Was Coming.”

HOOOOBOI HIT ME WITH A TRAIN IT WOULD HURT LESS THAN THIS.

We interrupt your suffering for a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

I guess these guys are main guys now. Day Six - End.

GET READY FOR DAY SEVEN aka “The Day After The Storm” AND THE DAY THIS MANHUA TURNS INTO A MAFIA STORY. (Thursday)

Ch. 145-170

Shit is over, the fandom has cried, Jian Yi has cried. BUT NO ONE IS ADDRESSING THE KISS. The fandom is frustrated that Jian Yi keeps avoiding talking about it. C’mon Jian Yi WE WANT YOU TO HEAL.

On this schoolday, we learn He Tian is nasty, Redhead’s dad is in prison, and Zhan Xixi wants to know what is going on with Jian Yi…. and then gets embarrassed when Jian Yi tells him. Oh also, Xixi casually rejects a girl and then gets eaten by a radish.

Following the schoolday, we learn that -WHOA WAIT JUST WHO IS JIAN YI’S FATHER?! WHOA WAIT HOT DAMN JIAN YI’S MOM!! WHOA WAIT HE TIAN IS RELATED TO WHO?! WHOA WAIT WTF IS GOING ON.

Among other things.

The time we hated the little sister.

(I want to put so many pictures cuz honestly every chapter is great but then this would take like five hours to read haha. JUST GO REREAD THE SERIES.)

*slams fist on table* MO GUAN SHAN WANTED HELP FROM HE TIAN BECAUSE HE THOUGHT THEY WERE SEMI-CLOSE. “I MEAN I COOKED FOR YOU? DOESN’T THAT MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU?” APPARENTLY NOT.

#Redhead Defense Squad 2k16 (remember that?)

Harassment continues…… but THIS is the moment when He Tian decides, “Ah, yes, I just harassed this dude, time to make him my friend. I don’t know how, but I’m sure it’ll all work out.”

HIT ME WITH AN AIRPLANE WHY DON’T YOU.

Zhan Xixi carrying Jian Yi like a sack of potatoes is my aesthetic.

Oh, right, things get dangerous on Day Seven.


Just Hit Me With All The Transport Vehicles You Can Think Of.

I died already.

And so ends Day Seven.

NOW. It’s a new day. It’s Day Eight. AKA THE KISS(Two). AKA HE TIAN WHY???? Literally Mo was JUST starting to possibly want to be your friend and you had to go jack up. (Friday)

Ch. 171-181

On this day we learn:

Gossipy boys will have shrinking dicks.” -Jian Yi, 2016

Mo GUaN ShAN is his name! Also, he likes to stick sunflower seeds on the windows.

Don’t Close Mountain 2k16

Okay this day is totally more focused on Mo Guan Shan. We see a new side of him that we didn’t know of before. A mature side. Legitimately just tired after the kiss. Confused, very frustrated that someone would take advantage of him like that, but he also doesn’t hate He Tian, despite all the shit he’s done to him. That’s how nice Mo is. And then he’s faced with an important decision.

We meet She Li, who sucks ass as of right now (don’t know if he will have a redemption arc) but seemingly likes Jian Yi’s healthy skin.


RIP Mo’s Sandwich.

He was STARING at you because he READ YOUR NOTE and was gonna be all “Okay whatever I’ll cook for you again. Can’t you just ask like a normal human?”

Asks the guy who only knows this dude for THREE days and then pulls a stunt like that. I FEEL NO SYMPATHY FOR YOU HE TIAN.

EVERYONE AGREES MO’S MOM DESERVES BEST MOM AWARD 2016

In case you were doubting it, this is a manga focusing on gansters and how they fuck up other’s lives.

Slice-of-life my butthole.

The moment I fell in love with Mo Guan Shan and vowed to always protect him.

Jian Yi voices our opinions.

THAT ENDS DAY EIGHT.

Finally! Day Nine! We’ve made it this far my dudes! (Saturday: Either they have school regularly on Saturdays, or there was a timeskip between Jian Yi’s Birthday, aka Day Four, and Day Five. We’ll just have to wait to see what Day Ten lands on.)

Ch. 182-Ongoing

The day following Mo Guan Shan’s decision, he realizes he was played. Luckily, Jian Yi, Zhan Xixi, and that one girl are there to prove Mo’s innocence. He Tian, suddenly feeling protective over Mo Guan Shan, decides to take this one on one with She Li.

This is the day we get to see Mo start to slowly accept ~friends~ and He Tian. I think he’s had some time to think over THE KISS(Two). And he’s quick to forgive He Tian, not because he loves him, but because he’s a nice soul. He Tian is getting some redemption today and is being a little more cautious around Mo (The Kiss(Two) was JUST yesterday, guys.)

We get to finally see the four hang out together and all around, just have a break from all the shit that’s been going on. Unrequited love, questions about sexuality, attempted kidnapping, being framed for a crime, dirty fistfights. Jesus, just give these boys a break. When are they going to worry about finals and homework like normal students?

MO LOVES HIS MOM AND DOESN’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT/WORRY HER AND THAT WARMS MY HEART.

The friend you harassed up until one day ago? That’s a funny definition of friend you got there, He Tian. (I loved He Tian in the beginning, then disliked him during his interactions with Mo, but I’m slowly learning to love him again with these new updates.)

The moment when I screamed “I DISLIKE HIM BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN I WANT HIM DEAD!!11!!1!”

Mo Guan Shan: Jesus Christ, why do I feel for this asshole?

He Tian: Jesus Christ, why can’t I tell him I like him like a proper human being?

aka The Update That Saved US


THAT’S ALL GUYS OH MY- I am exhausted.

We’ve made it this far.

Please continue to support Old Xian and 19 Days!

Nine

(This is hardcore angst. I See Dead People and Papa Stilinksi Not Handling Things The Right Way and Post Nogitsune and pre-Sterek angst. )

Not for the first time, Stiles wonders if he’s already dead.

To start with, it hasn’t been just one night, or a few days, or even a week; it’s been months since Stiles has slept like a normal human being. That fact alone has his mind wandering into ‘purgatory’ and 'maybe this is hell’ areas.

Because it’s 6AM on a school night, three days before Halloween, and he’s looking up the average amount of sleep a human needs to survive. What Stiles is finding is a whole slew of negative side effects from not sleeping that he’s pretty sure he’s already experienced, starting a few weeks ago. Twitchiness? Check. Irritability, slurred speech, blurred vision, memory loss, inability to concentrate, episodes of confusion, hallucinations, nausea, impotence, psychosis, and death?

Uuhh.

Well, at least the jury’s still out on that last one.

“You should get ready for school now,” Allison says, and yeah, that’s one of the symptoms talking to him. “It’s nearly seven.”

“I’m not going, anyway, so you can shut up,” he replies without turning around. Something about Allison being in his bed makes him feel sick. Just the thought of her sitting crossed legged and smiling softly at him like he didn’t just kill her months ago makes him queasy. She’d never sit on his bed like that if she were alive, but maybe that’s the point. Maybe she does it to make him feel uncomfortable, while reminding him about stupid shit like school.

He likes his other hallucinations better, they come with less nauseating guilt.

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Mega-Story Ideas #1

Quick Notes: Take it, chances are there are typos galore, I don’t care, just take it. Enjoy. (11 Pages and over 5,500 words went into this btw.)

Story Idea:

Okay, so what if like there were these immortals.

They were just regular old humans, they died, and came back to life with their heart still beating, unable to age. And whenever they die again (ex. Murdered, Drowning, etc.) they’re bodies naturally heal the wounds and they’re fine again, but man it hurts. Especially when you take a bullet to the head as some of them found out, you get a headache for several days.

What if there was this immortal kid (Character A), like they’re in a group, and they look physically the youngest (twelve or thirteen), but actually they’re older than any other immortal. Like, they watched America grow from nothing to this great big land, they met pharaohs, they watched the roman empire fall, they fucking shook Jesus’s hand, and even they once lived in Mesopotamia. Like, they were originally born in 11,000 BC when the first king known to existence ruled. And they’re totally chill about everything, like, “Yeah, I’m 13,000 years old roughly… yeah I totally shook hands with Jesus, cool dude by the way.”

Like they’re chill about their age, but most of everything they’re a smartass that won’t miss the opportunity to say, “Nice job Einstein.” and then say, “He was a cool dude too btw.”

And they absolutely love technology of the 21st Century, and uses it to it’s full potential along with tinkering with it. He draws on tablets he’s created, types on his insanely overpowered laptop that he created himself, creates weapons that are surely 20 years ahead of their time. They’re an absolute fucking genius  and doesn’t mope around about his immortality like some others they’ve met has (they did too for like, the first thousand years then decided they might as well have some fun while they’re there).

And they have a little group too or immortals that they’ve found throughout his many years. First there’s this huge guy (Character B), the youngest of the group looking like he’s in his mid-twenties when he’s like 31; and it’s very comical for the rest of the group because the kid and huge guy are best friends, and they walk around together with usually the kid on his shoulder or in his arms; the guy is like this huge teddy bear, and barely ever talks (exception to the kid, they talk all the time), the kid and the rest of the group know that the huge guy is harmless (unless provoked) and think it’s hilarious when people run away from him.

The next one is the second youngest, this stone cold looking woman who’s around 96 years old (Character C). She was a Russian woman who was working as a spy during the cold war, only to be caught at age 29 and secretly “killed” (they don’t know that she’s still out there and still kinda salty about it). She was born in 1921, is bisexual, and takes no shit from nobody. She can probably kill in nine different ways with her bare hands, so ya might wanna back the fuck up from her (she’s done it before, she’ll do it again).

The next one (Character D) was this younger looking guy who fought in WWII, dying in 1940 (he was born 1917, making him roughly 99 years old, only slightly older than the woman). Easily angered, loose cannon, always coming home with blood on his shirt. (“What happened [name]?” “Some kid thought he could kick the shit out of me, so I kicked his ass.” “Again?”)

Then there’s this one guy who lived in 1700s France (Character E), and he can be a pompous ass, usually. He also fences and has a vast knowledge of early and modern day weapons. He’s kinda thin and tall, and even though he’s french, he speaks with an English accent because before joining the group that was where he spent most of his time, Britain. He’s got this thing with cats too, he loves them. He looks to be in his early thirties.

Then finally there’s the second oldest (Character F) who’s around three thousand years old, no one knows much about her past but, they know she’s hella wise and smart. Though she’s very secretive, she’s like the mother of the group, and looks to be in her mid-forties. Loves to make apple pie, and easily her favorite type of food is sushi. Also, actually likes cooking, cleaning, sewing, and doing other mundane and everyday stuff. Everyone adores her.

And like together they create this weird team of immortal beings with a child looking leader.

Then like one day they find another person like them, this easily scared sixteen-year-old boy (Character G) who had recently died and came back, the kid welcoming him in with open arms while the others take him under their wing. Then they run into two more, a doctor that died in the 1800s (Character H) with a little boy that looked younger than the other kid (the boy’s looks like 7), who is actually a few years shy of being 70 years old (Character I). The boy grows attached of the teenager (Character G), becomes possessive of him and is always following him around. It doesn’t help that the boy can also be a pain in the ass, cynical, mischievous, and pure evil at times (aka most of the time).

Whenever asked, the boy (Character I) would claim that Character G was his “big brother”.

Character G is always too scared to correct people.

The doctor or Character H just watches from afar, smoking a cigarette and reading some more up to date medical books. The doctor or Character H, who looks like he’s around thirty, has a thing for Character C too like holy crap, look at that hottie. The Russian woman just sort of at first turns her nose up and walks away from the doc, then later on when they realize that they’re both talented in killing, enjoy cheesy romance novels, and share common interests you wouldn’t think they would enjoy they basically become BFFs and later on they get hitched.

Just to clear up some confusion about the characters (who I have labeled with letters), here’s a guide for ya:

Character A: The twelve/thirteen-year-old looking leader that’s actually around 13,000 years old, super smart, loves technology of any kind. Character Bonus: Their gender is up to YOU to decide!

Character B: The huge guy, around mid-twenties looking, actually around 31 years old, giant teddy bear, best friends with Character A, and doesn’t really talk much.

Character C: Russian Woman, around 29 when she first died, is around 96 years old, enjoys cheesy romance novels, and eventually marries Character H. Bonus: Bisexual character, because I’m shaping out the ideas of these characters, so why not?

Character D: The loose cannon, looks to be in his mid or early twenties, fought in WWII, constantly angry, will fight anyone, and around 99 years old.

Character E: Pompous, natural at fencing, expert on early and modern weapons, thin and tall, lived in France during the 1700s, and looks to be in his early thirties. Bonus: Cat person.

Character F: Group mom, around 3,000 years old, secretive, loves to to clean and cook, looks to be in mid-forties, everyone adores her.

Character G: One of the newer additions of the group, jumpy, easily scared, kinda reminds you of a mouse, recently died and came back, only 16 year old boy, almost always seen with Character I.

Character H: A doctor who died in the 1800s, loves reading up on new medical and scientific discoveries, very talented at killing people with his medical knowledge, sucker for cheesy romance novels. Also eventually marries Character C, and constantly keeps a watchful eye over Character I.

Character I: Few years shy of being 70, looks like a 7 year old, kinda evil/mischievous, can be cynical, can be a pain in the ass, and is possessive of Character G for reasons unknown to the rest of the group. Bonus: Character H totally knows why Character I is so possessive of Character G but, chooses not to say anything.

(My goodness that is a lot more characters than I was originally expecting!)

So now that we got the characters, let’s go to the conflict!

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Nalu Fanfic Rec List [Part 2]

Thank you so much for the supports in the first part of my rec list~😘 😘  Over 100 likes and reblogs? You guys are so AMAZING!!

Hope you enjoy the second part! Same as before, recommendation is open. 

I am trying to make sure there are about 20 stories in each part, and I have to reread some of the fanfics since I forgot some of the stories, thus the third part might take longer. Also a rec list of other OTPs in Fairy Tail is coming up soon~ 

So far all of the fanfics I recommend are from fanfiction.net, I may or may not make a rec list of Nalu fanfics that only posted on tumblr.

Here’s Part 1.

Personally prefer modern AU, don’t read angst (so yeah there’s no angst in my rec list), and most of the fanfic I read are T or M rating. 

  • (Rating)  [Setting] *Other parings*
  • Bold are summary. Normal are my comments.
  • ❤️ are my personal favorites ~ \(∩_∩)/
  • No ranking, the orders are random.

One Shot: (Mostly 5K+ words)

Mine by Tagome04 (M)

  • What happens when an incubus threatens Lucy? How will a chained Natsu react, or will the incubus win and have his way with the blonde celestial mage?
  • I absolutely love how Natsu being protective of Lucy~

Motion Sickness by HawkofNavarre (T)

  • Natsu hadn’t thought that she’d be his cure… Natsu, Lucy, a train, and a locked door.
  • And I also love the idea that Lucy is the one who comfort Natsu every time when he feels bad.

❤️  improv by chokecherries (T) [Modern!AU]

  • He hadn’t really planned on proposing over the phone. Or in a police station.
  • I know this is cheesy but it’s so sweat and funny. 

❤️  these everyday occurrences by Ice of the Kitsune’s Fire (T)

  • Natsu’s not the best at being in love.
  • Fluffy and cute. They are just so dense aren’t they? 

❤️ Nervous? by 808Lionfire (T) [Modern!AU] 

  • “You nervous?” – “Feh, as if. Nervousness is a coward’s way of being too prideful to admit that they were afraid.” – “Okay, fine then. Are you afraid?” – “…fucking terrified.”
  • I like this idea lol and I want a prequel!!

Hot Water by Argo0 (M)

  • Another disastrous job on Mt Hakobe forces Natsu and Lucy to take shelter in a cave, where they make a discovery that makes the entire situation much more enjoyable, and in more ways than one. 

Unrestrained Love by Voltage Axe (M)

  • During a day at the beach, Natsu’s little antics turn into a whole lot more for both dragon slayer and celestial mage.

❤️  Gamers Love by LaynaPanda (M) [Modern!AU]

  • Where Natsu pays attention to his games a bit more than his girlfriend who decides it’s the last straw. How does he make it up to his girlfriend? With a little love, of course.
  • LaynaPanda is one of my favorite NaLu writer ^o^ 

Plan I by ToxiNeena (T)

  • It was like his heart was just saying: Her. It has to be her, and no one else.
  • This is the sequel of Plan H.

Hot to Touch by AbsentAngel (M) [Modern!AU]

  • Every move he makes in that ring is painted foreplay. The way his muscles flex and strain, the burning in his eyes, and the power in his limbs calls to her with the subtleness of a wildfire. He is a honed blade, and she wants so very much to be the sheath that keeps his edges sharp. 

❤️  the triple dip madness by found dove in a soapless place (T) [Modern!AU]

  • “Jesus Christ, this would be so much easier if you would please stop being so freaking hilarious and adorable. It’s just really so inconsiderate of you.” Why falling for your best friend is a really bad idea, according to the universe’s favourite plaything, Lucy Heartfilia.
  • 2nd person POV. It’s so hard to find a fic about Natsu has a crush on Lucy before Lucy does, I mean really, if you guys find a nother story like this, plz tell me!! Because Natsu is just so adorable~(* ̄∇ ̄*)

The Princess and Her Dragon by Argo0 (M) [Dragon!Natsu]

  • When Lucy was young, she’d been told that knights were good and dragons were bad. But now that she’s older, she thinks that knights are loud, annoying and disrupt perfectly good cuddle time and dragons are warm, friendly, perfect for cuddle time, and deserving of ‘rewarding’.

Multi-chapters:

❤️ maybe i just wanna be yours by snogfairy (M) [Modern!AU]

  • Natsu Dragneel is the lead singer of a rock band that remained fairly unknown until one day, a mysterious blonde walked into the pub and changed everything. And now she is back.
  • @snogfairy​ also wrote a lot of amazing NaLu stories. 

❤️ Seriously, Who Fails That Much At Life? by sleepy-emo (M) [Modern!AU] *Gruvia*

  • Lucy and Juvia find themselves locked out of their flat so throw themselves on the mercy of their neighbours, they’re just really lucky that their neighbours are really hot and answer the door with very little clothing on.
  • I think Gruvia are bit of OOC, but still cute. I always think firefighter is a good job for Natsu. (≖ ‿ ≖)✧ 

One Of The Boys by alliegranger13 (T) [Modern!AU]

  • “I love you, Natsu,” Lucy had whispered. Natsu smiled and replied, “I love you too, Luce. Like a brother.” Nalu AU in which Lucy and Natsu are childhood best friends. Oh, and she’s desperately in love with him, but he’s too dumb to notice. After leaving to attend an all-girls’ prep school, she returns, a changed woman. But will he even notice?

The Act Of Hatred by Aky-san (T) [High school!AU]

  • She HATED him. He HATED her. He was popular. She was not. And just when they had the summer break to relax form each other, they ended up seeing each other EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. until one of them snaps. - “You have to kiss me now.” - “Says who?”
  • Even though I don’t think Lucy will be unpopular in any other world, but any thing can happen in AU, right? I still like the story >ㅂ<

❤️❤️ Enchanted by CalaveraCandiedSkull (T) [Prom!AU] 

  • Lucy’s being bossed around by her stepsisters, Levy’s made a deal she might regret, Erza’s texting some mystery prince, Juvia can’t get the guy she saved from drowning to notice her, and Yukino’s just basically had her heart ripped out. High school, it’s no fairy tale. - NaLu, GaLe, Jerza, Gruvia, StiYu, & RoWen.
  • This one is soooo adorable!! Each paring repersent a story.
  • Yeah I give two❤️  to this story hahaha. (○’ω’○) 

More Than a Princess by RayreeAnne (T) [Princess!Lucy] [Prince!Natsu]

  • Princess Lucy Heartfilia is on her way to meet her future husband when her carriage is attacked. She escapes into the woods and is wandering around in the dark when she is found by Natsu Dragneel, the second prince from a neighboring kingdom. Now what will happen that she’s in the care of the kingdom and a guest of Natsu?

Edo-Nalu love fest by obsessedwithnalu (M) [Edo NaLu]

  • My submissions for the Nalu love fest week of 2014
  • As you can see this is a series of EdoNalu fanfics, which are connected but not in order.
  • EdoNalu are also cute~ ✪ω✪

❤️ I’ll Help You, If You Help Me by JellyBeanBubbles (T) [High shcool!AU] *Gajevy*

  • “If you can protect me from my bullies until graduation, I promise you that I will get you to pass all your classes with flying colours and graduate too” -Where a deal between two strangers turns into something more.
  • All I can say is the concept is so good. (○’ω’○) 

Incomplete:

A Collection of Smexy NaLu Drabbles by EternalBlaze5 (M) {Ongoing}

  • It’s still updating~ ≖‿≖✧ (I hope)

❤️❤️  Love & Lucky by Zara Hart (M) {Ongoing}

  • It’s been two months since they started this best friends with benefits agreement and neither were ready or willing to step it up one more notch. After all, Lucy was too scared to admit her feelings, and Natsu… well Natsu was too dense to realize that this possessive, all-encompassing feeling he gets whenever he’s around her is love. 
  • AHHHHHH THIS ONE IS DRIVING ME CRAZY LIKE LITERALLY!! It’s totally awesome but haven’t update for months ╥﹏╥
  • Yeah I also give two ❤️  to this story ◑ω◐
Truly, Madly, Deeply

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1. “Did I say that out loud?”

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A loud clap of thunder got him jumping out of his seat, despite he had never been afraid of it. But he couldn’t sit still - not when you were somewhere out there during this horrible storm. He was sure you didn’t mind it, though, but your fearlessness sometimes terrified him and made him constantly worried about your well-being. And despite the fact that you were already an adult yourself, he couldn’t stop himself from taking care of you like you were just a preschooler – just like when you were kids.

With both of your parents being childhood best friends themselves, it was only natural for you two to start hanging out as well. Sehun was a year older than you and despite his aloof personality, he had always been keen on taking care of you like an older brother.

“Y/N, your hair is all covered in mud!”

“That’s because you don’t know how to play properly!”

“… I should fix it for you, then.”

That continued later on. Even after he joined SM Entertainment, despite his rigorous schedule, he always managed to find some time to check up on you – he’d ask if you had eaten well, taken your vitamins if you were sick and so on. Those were small things, but they always meant the world to you.

“Jesus Christ, Sehun, you’re not my mother!”

“Shut up and eat your soup.”

The sound of annoyance in your voice had always managed to amuse him greatly. Looking out of the window, Sehun laughed at the memory.

When you were old enough for university and your parents didn’t have enough money to pay for your own place, Sehun was the one who offered you his help. He had his own apartment and didn’t mind sharing it with you, not even the slightest bit. It was an excellent decision - you lived in peace and harmony, you rarely fought and one would think, upon seeing you, that you were a couple.

The truth was, as the time passed, Sehun had found himself falling more and more in love with you. Unlike what most boys would do, he didn’t even consider distancing himself away from you, knowing it would bring suspicion and stain your perfect friendship – or even worse, end it. Instead, he kept it a secret and tried to act as normal as possible. Luckily for him, you misread his over-protectiveness as something an older brother would feel upon seeing his little sibling growing up. So up until this day, he didn’t have to worry about it.

The familiar sound of the front door opening was an answer to all his prayers. Before he could even comprehend what he was doing, he was already rushing to the hallway to greet you. Seeing you struggling with your coat, he helped you take it off and hung it onto a stand hanger near the door.

“Where have you been until now?” he asked, worry lacing his voice as he spoke, “I was just about to go search for you.”

“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make you worried.” you spoke apologetically, taking your beanie off with one hand, the other one holding a small box tightly, “I was held back by a professor and my battery ran out in the meantime.”

“It’s okay. You’re here now, that’s all it matters. And I’m glad you remembered to bring an umbrella with you.”

“I know, right? It probably caused all the planets to align, but oh well.” you shrugged nonchalantly, “You haven’t had dinner yet?”

He waved his head silently, too lazy to say anything more. You understood and motioned for him to follow you to the kitchen. Simple things like these were usual and accepted by both of you as sometimes neither of you was in a mood to speak too much. As you entered the small kitchen together, he couldn’t help but notice you kept on clutching the box close to your chest as if you were afraid someone was going to snatch it away from you and it made him very curious.

“Why are you carrying the box like that? What’s inside?”

You smiled like Mona Lisa, as if keeping a little secret, while Sehun frowned.

“Wait. Do I even want to know?”

You let out a chuckle in response and carefully placed the box on the table, slowly taking off the lid to expose its content.

At first, Sehun couldn’t believe his eyes, as the sight wasn’t anywhere near what he expected – three grasshoppers and two ladybugs.

“They were all together in the building, curled up in one spot… having a party, probably.” you explained, “So I thought it would be shameful if they were cold and had no food on their party.”

“But, how did you manage to catch them all?”

“Oh God, don’t ask!” you pressed your hands on your cold cheeks and shook your head wildly like a little kid, “The old lady next door, Mrs. Son, chose a perfect moment to get out of her apartment and just watched as I chased grasshoppers through the building like a lunatic. That woman surely thinks weird of me now.”

He laughed wholeheartedly at your story, without actually believing what he just heard – he thought that it was impossible for someone to be such a good person, so pure and so innocent, but then again, there you were. Maybe guardian angels existed, after all…

“Can you please take care of them for a minute or so?” your voice snapped him out of his thoughts and he immediately looked your way, “I have to find some leaves to feed them.”

He shrugged and nodded, taking the box in his hands. There was nothing really that he could do against the job he had been given, but he couldn’t help but ask, “Y/N, are you actually planning on keeping them?”

“Oh no, no!” you laughed, “I won’t keep them. Actually, I will, for now! I’m just going to wait this storm to pass and then I’ll let them out.”

There it was again, your gentleness and love for all living beings that got him into liking you in the first place.

“I think I want to marry you…” he thought and lowered his head to prevent you from seeing the smile that overtook his face, his feelings sincere, as if he never had any doubts about them.

A soft giggling sound made him raise his head a moment later, just to see you standing in the doorway, fiddling with a beanie that was in your hands as you bit on your lower lip with indubitably flushed cheeks. Upon realizing what happened, he licked his own lips, feeling a wave of embarrassment engulf him whole.

“Did I say that out loud?” despite already knowing the answer, he had to ask. Just to make sure.

You turned your head to look at him. He had known you his whole life, but the way you were smiling just now was something he had never seen before. Before he could react, you put the beanie on and headed outside on the pouring rain.

~ Admin Taeyeon

Skin - Part 1

Word Count: 2022

Pairing: Eventual Dean x Reader

Warnings: language maybe

Tagging: @letsgetoutalive @aprofoundbondwithdean @spnfanficpond @pb-5minutefanfiction @desiringspnimagines @blacktithe7

Series Rewrite Masterlist


A/N: This one is difficult for me for some reason. Not really sure why. Feedback encouraged and appreciated! 

You had just pulled up to a little crappy gas station somewhere in Oklahoma. You weren’t really paying attention. “Alright, I figure we’ll hit Tucumcari by lunch, then head south and hit Bisbee my midnight.” Dean said to you and Sam. 

“Sounds good to me.” You said hopping out of the car to stretch your legs. Sam wasn’t paying any attention to Dean or to you. He was fascinated by his Palm Pilot. 

“Sam wears women’s underwear…” Dean continued.

“I’ve been listening.” Sam replied. “I’m just busy.” 

“Whatchya doin’?” you asked through the window, sticking your face in the window to see for yourself. He put his palm over your face and pushed you back out the window. 

“Hey! Rude!” you giggled. He laughed at you. 

“I’m reading emails!” he said, as Dean joined you outside the car to pump the gas. 

“Emails from who?” Dean questioned. 

“My friends at Stanford.” Sam said, and you could see a small flicker of sadness cross his face. 

“You’re kidding…you still keep in touch with your old college buddies?” Dean scoffed. 

“Why not?” Sam asked.

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RUSHISO’S JAPANESE DRAMA & MOVIE LIST (update: 6.3.2015)

DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT COMPLETE, BUT I WOULD POST THIS LIST ANYWAYS.

here are some of my highly recommended must watch japanese series and movies! I have included my personal thoughts about it and some pictures would contain spoilers! 

BE READY TO CRY, LAUGH, GET MAD, AND GO CRAZY if you start to watch japanese dramas and movies. I swear to god they’re the best thing ever. everything is unique on it’s own. my favourites would be the tear jerker films though. 

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A Very Cryptic Christmas

*rubs my gay little Cryptid hands together*

If you’ve been around since the last comic update, you know what that means. That means Alex is about to talk about their Cryptid Dex au (original bullet point fic found here and tag on the au in chronological order found here). Because I mean, y’know, y'all seemed to really like that au, and I haven’t posted any omgcp writing because I had a two month long depression cycle and if I did write it was for my OC I was really busy, you feel me?

But it’s the holidays and I thought hey, let’s revive this a bit, yeah? (Also a significant amount of the Poindexter family Christmas traditions will be base don my own family’s. Feel free to shoot me an ask if you want me to talk about any of it because honestly? It’s hilarious.)

In true Alex fashion, this got Long. 1.7k of bullet point world building goodness.

  • Nursey spends Christmas with the Poindexters
  • Nursey had talked about taking Dex with him to fly out to whatever destination his Moms had decided on that year, but Dex revealed that he gets very nervous with big traveling, especially flying, and that he’d have to clear it with the CCRA (Cryptid Census and Regulation Agency if you’re new to the AU) and it turns into a bigger deal than it should be and he doesn’t even have a passport because jeeze, THAT gets complicated
  • But Dex invites him up to Maine and Nursey thinks
  • You know what?
  • Why the hell not
  • A white Christmas might be nice for a change
  • And a cryptid Christmas would be interesting if nothing else

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anonymous asked:

hiiiii can you do sally/poseidon headcanons while they were still together and maybe after?? I love your blog xoxo

hello anon yes I can I would LOVE to (this may get long)

  • Sally was super hella young when they met
  • I mean seriously I don’t think she was older than 19/20 tbh
  • (i have this headcanon about the gods but that’s an entirely diffferent set of headcanons altogether)
  • they met pretty soon after Sally’s uncle died
  • they just ran into each other
  • like literally ran into each other
  • it was early in the morning, it was foggy
  • poseidon was looking at the ocean, Sally had just glanced back for a second
  • bam
  • Cue awkward fumbling to steady the other person, sorry oh my god i’m so sorry, glance at the other persons’ face and omg they’re hot
  • sally jackson was not a believer of love at first sight but damn
  • poseidon was more of a lust at first sight kind of guy but who was he kidding he done for and in love when she smiled
  • Cue awkward laughter and more apologies + introductions
  • They continued walking on the beach but together this time
  • Small talk turned into a deep conversations
  • poseidon asked sally out to dinner that night. she said yes
  • afterwards they went walking on the beach again
  • sally could tell there was something different about this guy but she didn’t know what
  • sally invites poseidon back to her cabin
  • ~things happen~
  • the next day poseidon tells sally who he is
  • she takes it surprisingly well
  • they spend the next week getting to know each other better *cough* in more ways than one *cough*
  • sally keeps asking if everything told in the stories is true
  • at the end of the week though, surprise! Guess who’s got morning sickness
  • poseidon holds sally’s hair and awkwardly tries to explain how demigods are born faster than regular mortals and that’s why she’s currently throwing up her breakfast so soon blah blah blah
  • and on one hand he’s thinking shitshitshitshitshit because ya know, there’s the prophecy and the whole swearing on the styx to never have kids again and has probably doomed this child to a terrible fate
  • but on the other hand, it’s his first kid in, oh god, probably 60 ish years and he’s ecstatic because he gets to be a dad again
  • and then it’s back to oh shit because how is he gonna hide Sally and her child from the rest of the olympians
  • at that point he realizes that he’ll have to stay away from her to keep her safe
  • after sally is done throwing up, poseidon tries to explain to her that he won’t be able to stick around
  • yeah, that conversation doesn’t go very well
  • they argue about it all day
  • poseidon wants sally to come live in his underwater palace, but most importantly wants her safe, even if it means staying away from her
  • sally’s not having any of that bullshit though, and she will most certainly not be living on the bottom of the goddamn atlantic in the same place as your wife, jesus christ
  • finally they come to an agreement. poseidon will visit sally once a week until the baby is born, then they’ll go from there
  • and for the rest of the summer, that’s what they do
  • they meet once a week on the same beach where they first met
  • sally packs a picnic lunch for them (and accidentally forgets that tuna fish sandwiches might not be the best idea around the god of the sea)
  • poseidon listens to sally as she rambles on about the newest book she’s reading that week
  • one day sally watches wide eyed from the shore beside poseidon as dolphins show off a few hundred meters away
  • and for a while the arrangement works
  • but then one hot August day Sally goes into labour and soon little baby Perseus Jackson is born
  • of course though, sally isn’t crazy. she doesn’t actually put ‘Perseus’ on the birth certificate. instead it’s ‘Percy’
  • poseidon is bewildered that his son is being named after the son of his brother, but sally explains her reasoning to him
  • he’s not entirely happy about it, but he knew by then that there was no changing her mind
  • and once he got to hold his son for the first time, poseidon couldn’t care less about the name
  • poseidon helps sally and baby percy home from the hospital the next day and stays with them for the night
  • but in the morning sally knows that poseidon won’t be able to stay long
  • he says goodbye to his son first. percy is asleep in his crib and poseidon has to tear his eyes away otherwise he knows he won’t be able to leave
  • and in the early morning kitchen light sally hugs poseidon for the last time and when she lets go and turns away, she can smell the ocean on the breeze as he disappears
  • and that is the last time she sees him for 15 years
  • but it’s not the last time poseidon sees her
  • he shows up 6 months later to see how they’re doing
  • he doesn’t show himself to sally
  • when she goes to bed he slips into percy’s room to see him
  • poseidon can’t help but notice that he looks a lot like himself
  • he doesn’t know what happened but one moment percy’s eyes were closed and the next they were open and blinking sleepily at him
  • poseidon started a bit but then calmed quickly and smiled down at his son
  • he placed a hand gently over percy’s forehead and percy soon fell back into a peaceful sleep
  • poseidon watched percy sleep for another moment before quietly disappearing

I’m gonna stop myself there anon because oh my god i didn’t mean for these to get so long. Also thank you very much for sending me this request, I had a super fun time with these and I’m glad you like my blog! :)

My OC's react to Overwatch's official character designs

no one asked for this but here you go. This took two hours and since I myself know nothing about the characters I had a load of fun!

Tracer-

Laura: “Oh, wow…she’s so…colorful! How does she get her hair to stay up like that?”

Samuel: “The lack of armor between her elbows and on her neck is troubling. I could slice her head clean off.”

Heather: “…My, but she is long-legged. Should I be concerned about the lack of weight distribution betwixt her calves and ankles? I believe that requires healing.”

Isabelle: “I like her style.”

Felix: “…Damn. Does she have to wear straps down there? Not that I’m complaining.”

Trent: “Is this woman wearing a cannon on her chest. And why do her trousers bear her name? …I am concerned on a number of levels.”

Reaper-

Laura: “Those big guns…um…are the claws and spikes on his wrists really necessary…?”

Samuel: “Ah…p-pardon me…I just…” *snorts* “The cape…”

Heather: “Oh goodness. It appears Death is awake and didn’t get his morning kiss.”

Isabelle: “Wow. His face must be angular as all get out. I bet he’s poked an eye out with his chin.”

Felix: “Heh…nice weapons. You compensatin’ for somethin’ under those ammo holsters?”

Trent: “…Oh, mercy. This poor gentleman. Getting up after falling must be quite the ordeal.”

Widowmaker-

Laura: “…Gracious…w-why are her arms and legs protected, but not the entirety of her waist? …Such a long waist, too…”

Samuel: “Again with the awkward armor distribution…one slice down her chest and she’s as good as dead. Though I have to wonder why her skin is tinted blue.”

Heather: “…My. You may want to protect that chest of yours, dear. Using your weapon for such means is a poor idea, because a gun can only point one way.”

Isabelle: “Hon, if you want people to stop staring, maybe put on a coat? Or maybe she just likes looking bitchy.”

Felix: “…She can make herself into my widow anytime.”

Trent: “I-I’m not looking!”

Winston-

Laura: “…Oh, gracious me. Is that an ape? It’s an ape! Named Winston! WINSTON!”

Samuel: “…They claim that the intelligence of the ape family is vast. It is now so vast that I am concerned for humanity.”

Heather: “That poor thing looks so…mad. Of course, I would be as well if I had what looks to be ten pounds of armor burdened upon my whole body.”

Isabelle: “…It’s wearing glasses. And it’s name is Winston. Someone get this poor thing a glass of wine.”

Felix: “Fuck. I’d be mad too if my name was Winston. Holy shit.”

Trent: “Someone save him.”

Pharah-

Laura: “…What lovely lips she has. Er, how does she see?”

Samuel: “Now THAT. That is armor. Bless this woman. Also…I’m frightened.”

Heather: “Oh.”

Isabelle: “That’s a…missile launcher? I’m sorry. I have to go. Right no-”

Felix: “Under that…baffling armor. Wow. I bet she couldn’t dodge my missile…”

Trent: “…I like this woman. She has a working mind.”

Reinhartd-

Laura: “…Really, I don’t have much to say…um…he must be…big?”

Samuel: “…I feel that if this man got so much as a paper cut that he would be calling on God.”

Heather: “For some reason, I fear for this man’s self-esteem.”

Isabelle: “…Wow. He must have trouble entering buildings…”

Felix: “…Shit. Is this guy and Pharah related?”

Trent: “…God is a creator, not a copier.”

Symmetra-

Laura: “She’s beautiful! But why are all of these guns so odd…?”

Samuel: “Step one: chop off the right leg. Step two: the left. Three: stab the throat. Victory.”

Heather: “…Curious. Can she bend matter? Is she perhaps casting a bodily illusion as well?”

Isabelle: “I like her style. You got it, you flaunt it.”

Felix: “…Shit. None of these women have armor. Which concerns me. But also, as a man, I-”

Trent: “If this woman does not kick in fights, then I am sorely disappointed by the waste of resources.”

Torbjörn-

Laura: “Oh! He has a claw…how nice. It must be easy to grab things! Does he braid his own beard or does someone else do it…? Like Pharah!”

Samuel: “He must have stories to tell. But again, I ask: WHY ARE VITAL LIMBS UNPROTECTED?!”

Heather: “I’d quite like to hug this man.”

Isabelle: “Aww! He looks so mad. Do you think his girlfriend left him?”

Felix: “…Hello, height complex.”

Trent: “…Mm. I think a smile would suit him best. It must be a rare sight.”

Bastion-

Laura: “Ah! How sweet! B-But why is someone so kind fighting? …It’s a robot? …Oh…”

Samuel: “Machine or no, fighting ones are only as good as their makers.”

Heather: “I was wondering when an actual machine would appear. I am…oddly…not impressed.”

Isabelle: “It’s a robot. Well, okay.”

Felix: *snorts*

Trent: “…Isn’t sending a machine into battle at bit…cowardly?”

Hanzo-

Laura: “Ah…how handsome. Though perhaps he should do something about that stray hair.”

Samuel: “I…his che- …I…excuse me, I must go. Preferably to stab something.”

Heather: “A bowman? Hm. With a hair tie that long, he is asking to be shot should there be wind.”

Isabelle: “Ooh. Rock that ink, pal. Though red may color it if you don’t cover it.”

Felix: “…Let me guess. His brother died.”

Trent: “He must be fun at parties. Quite fun.”

Mercy-

Laura: “Ah! What beautiful wings! But she…reminds me of…”

Samuel: “At last, a medic! A flying medic! I was worried for this team.”

Heather: “…My, but we appear similar. At least I know now that I can look fine in orange…”

Isabelle: “I feel like she never hears a thank you. You keep goin’, girl.”

Felix: “Mercy. Indeed.”

Trent: “…I pray this woman stays safe.”

Zenyatta-

Laura: “…Ah. How creative! …But…how did they program beliefs?”

Samuel: “…May I pass on this?”

Heather: “Mm. Curious. How does this…robot…fight?”

Isabelle: “Aww. It looks so cute! Is he that one guy that gives all the pep talks?”

Felix: “…Okay.”

Trent: “A warrior monk. Well, there is also an armored ape. I wonder what else exists.”

Genji-

Laura: “…Doesn’t this seem redundant? A robot…ninja?”

Samuel: “No one speak to me. I am enraged.”

Heather: “Hee. They gave him cloth for hair. How charming…”

Isabelle: “This is the most badass thing I’ve ever seen.”

Felix: “My sword matches my body in color. Fuck all of you.”

Trent: “I…my last statement. I must add ‘robotic swordsman’ to it.”

D.Va-

Laura: “G-Gracious…that looks like fun to pilot…”

Samuel: “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”

Heather: “…For something she must have spent a lifetime working on…it looks simple to destroy.”

Isabelle: “…Shoot. Even I could easily get rid of her.”

Felix: “Pink, eh? Heh. She must know how to have fun…go big or go home.”

Trent: “Hm. No offense to this woman, but…if she runs out of fuel, God save her.”

Junkrat-

Laura: “…His hair is on fire! H-He looks…oh, my.”

Samuel: “Hm. He must have a death wish.”

Heather: “…Gracious. The day this man settles down is a day the earth will sit still.”

Isabelle: “Sorry.” *snorts* “I-I…he’s having fun…”

Felix: “Shit, I could use his leg as a chopstick. Jesus man, drink your milk…”

Trent: *smirking* “Excuse me…I…” *starts laughing* “I’m amazed he hasn’t died.”

Lucio-

Laura: “What a nice smile! I want to make him smile more!”

Samuel: “…The lack of proper armor is going to make me stab myself. Careful, don’t hold that hand out long- it will be chopped off.”

Heather: “…How charming. Do you suppose he does everything with a smile?”

Isabelle: “Darn. I like this guy. Let’s hope he can last…”

Felix: “…What’s with the excessive leg armor? Is he terrified of losing them and not his arms? His arms can just go fuck off? If he lost both legs he might lose his will to live.”

Trent: “…Those are the oddest hair decorations I have ever seen. How does he put them on? Remove them? They look like rubber bottle caps…”

McCree-

Laura: “…Why does his belt say BAMF? What does that mean? Be Afraid of My…Firepower? Fist? Fedora? Friends? Fa-”

Samuel: “…I am done with this. This man’s arm should be a stump. This is not possible. I am so angry. I want to kill someone. I want to fight this man and kill him. Right no-”

Heather: “…Is his torso robotic? Then…is his…oh, my.”

Isabelle: “Lotsa robot limbs in this group. …Is his horse robotic? Because a robot horse would be badass.”

Felix: “…Is his gun compensating for something?”

Trent: “…If your society has such advancements as robotic limbs…guns are obsolete, friend.”

Mei-

Laura: “…Ah, how adorable! I don’t even mind her shooting me!”

Samuel: “…Beware the nice ones.”

Heather: “She even has snowshoes. Though I cannot speak for their effectiveness in battle.”

Isabelle: “…Aww. Go kick ass, honey. Have fun!”

Felix: “…Heh. What a cutie. I wouldn’t mind making her feel warm…”

Trent: “For her sake, I hope she does not suffer from heat stroke.”

Roadhog-

Laura: “O-Oh my goodness…a hug from him must be quite something.”

Samuel: “…I will say nothing at all. Please, go on.”

Heather: “…Roads are most likely not the only things he hogs.”

Isabelle: “Step one: bring home the bacon. Step two…share it.”

Felix: “I bet this guy has the most innocent fucking face under that mask.”

Trent: “…Good grief. I certainly don’t want to be on the receiving end of whatever punishment he gives.”

Soldier 76-

Laura: “How…normal looking. Do you suppose he enjoys a good chat?”

Samuel: “He looks pleasant, oddly. And…is his hair white? Ah, an older fellow! …He must be sturdy.”

Heather: “No comment.”

Isabelle: “Did he choose the name Soldier 76 to add intrigue? He kinda needs some.”

Felix: “He reminds me of my father…”

Trent: “A veteran…what a brave soul.”

Zarya-

Laura: “Oh, she’s so pretty! And strong! Look at her! How pretty!”

Samuel: “…Can I get drinks with this woman?”

Heather: “Oh my. I feel we may be fast friends.”

Isabelle: “Woo! Look at this girl. Hell yeah. I feel great just looking at her.”

Felix: “Oh, fuck yeah.”

Trent: “Well. I think this lady can handle herself.”

New Beginnings- a  jonnor fanfic

New Beginnings

Fandom: The Fosters

Pairing: Jonnor (Jude Jacob/Adams Foster X Connor Stevens) and I mean Stef and Lena duh

Rating: PG

Length: 1848 words.

Disclaimer: I do not own

Summary: Set 2 days after season 2 finale. Jude goes to visit Connor and bring him his homework, but he’s kind of scared things between them will be awkward because he has no experience with relationships. fluffy jonnor. one shot

A/N: It’s a Jonnor story, but I couldn’t ignore all of my bbys so it starts with the whole family but don’t worry you’ll get your Jonnor fluff. I don’t remember (or know?) the bio and math teachers’ names, just that jonnor have these classes together so I made the names up sorry.
I’m sorry it’s super OOC it’s my first time writing in this fandom so I did the best I could.

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Two days have passed since the accident. That evening was the time due the twins would be released, having been treated for their small injuries. Their heart still ached though, for the loss of their biological mother and unborn sister.

Because of that, Lena took the kids to the hospital straight from school so Jesus and Mariana won’t have to be alone until they get back home.

“Hey, love.” Lena leaned down to kiss her wife, who was sitting on the chair next to Mariana. Mariana was mostly just bruised, with a not too deep cut on her lip and sore ribs. Her eyes were red, but she still smiled upon seeing her family and being greeted by them.
Brandon walked to the other bed where Jesus laid, his condition only a little worse. His arm was fractured- to be fully healed before the start of the next semester for his new school, and he had a long burn on his leg caused by fraction. Beside that he had a few bruises himself and his body was sore, but it wasn’t so bad.
“Hey, bro.” The older teen put his hand on his brother’s shoulder gently.

“Mom, you should go to work.” Mariana told Stef, who was already dressed in her uniform. The blonde got up and kissed both her injured kids goodbye. “I’m really sorry I have to go but the captain really needed me to come. I’ll be back tonight for your release.” She promised.

“It’s alright, mom.” Jesus reassured her. She smiled at him, a bit sadly, before bidding everyone else goodbye and leaving for her work, allowing Lena to take her place next to Mariana.

“How are you holding up?” She asked the twins. They looked at each other before Jesus opened his mouth.

“The best we can, given the circumstances.”

“Yeah,” Mariana agreed, “thanks for coming, guys.” She then turned to Callie, trying to change the mood. “So I heard it’s gonna be official- you’ll be my sister!”

Callie couldn’t help the big smile that her face broke into. “Yeah,” she beamed, “we’re going to court next week, after you guys feel better.” Everyone smiled at this. They never got the chance to add the baby to their home, but finally Callie will be officially a part of the complete family.

They all broke into conversations, Brandon and Jesus talking about the scholarships they both got, each in a different field, while Lena and Callie talked through the details of the adoption.

Mariana took Jude’s hand, seeing the blue nail polish he put on the day of the accident. “You need a re-done,” she smiled at him, “I can do it after I get out.”

“Thanks.” Jude smiled back and pressed her hand to show support.

“So, have you heard from Connor?” She asked. With all the mess caused by the accident, Jude hasn’t got the chance to tell anyone other than Lena and Callie about the new development, but he decided now wasn’t the right time yet.

“Yeah,” he blushed slightly and really hoped his sister wouldn’t notice. “He’s actually getting released tomorrow.”

“Wait, he’s still here?” She asked surprisingly, receiving a nod back. “Well, you should go see him!”

“Oh- no, I should stay here with you.” Jude waved his hand in the air.

“No, you should go- mom, tell Jude he should go visit Connor. He can bring him his homework.”

Lena and Callie turned to look at Jude whose ears were kind of pink. “Sure, love,” she spoke to her daughter, “if you don’t mind, I’m sure Connor would be happy to see Jude.”

“Yeah, go ahead.” Callie said, looking at him pointedly. They haven’t really talked about the matter since Jude told her Connor was his boyfriend, but mostly because they didn’t have the time. It wasn’t like Callie minded, she just wanted her little brother to be happy.

“Er, okay.” The lately adopted member of the family looked at Jesus and Mariana. “I’ll come back soon.”

“Take your time, Judicorn.” He picked up his backpack and went outside the room.

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More Than a Friend

Summary: AU in which Natsu is in love with his best friend, Lucy, and his older brother, Zeref, thinks he gives the best relationship advice now that he’s finally gotten a girlfriend himself. [read previous parts here]

Dedication: I’m so sorry to say that this fic is dedicated to my ex waifu @missyplatina You didn’t deserve this I’m so sorry

AN: Hi, yes, hello. It is me, Rory, aka makepretendprincess. I deleted my anime blog, but still have this one and another. I wasn’t planning on posting anything on here anime related bc my rl friends follow me *sweats* BUT I know majority of the readers of this fic are from tumblr. And you guys deserve an update to this angst fic so you can be at peace. So, here it is. The much awaited update. The link to my fanfic account is above, so if you want, read the story there. Please message me and let me know if you want to keep reading or not, because otherwise I won’t embarrass myself by posting this here. 

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san diego’s home for children, part 1

the au in which mike lawson is the owner of san diego’s home for children and ginny baker is the newest padre pitcher who needs an image boost. on the request of her agent, ginny makes an appearance at the sd home for children.

Ginny Baker is told by her agent she has an image issue. She’s tough and strong and breaking barriers, but there’s a reason she can’t land Victoria’s Secret: she’s not soft enough.

Before she can get started on how ridiculous it is that she’s being asked to be soft in the first place (”I’m an athlete, not Martha Stewart, Amelia!”), her agent is holding her hand up, stopping her, “I don’t like it either. You’ve got enough money coming at you with Nike and Wilson, but I think this could open doors for you, Ginny.“ 

Ginny can hear her father in the back of her mind, “Screw ‘em. All you need is a ball and a glove, anyhow.” But there’s something in her, something that quietly been whispering in her heart that she’s ungainly and ugly and too masculine for a woman….

It’s the idea that she could try on softness for a day or two; try on femininity and see how it fits–if it fits. She agrees with a huff and crosses her arms over her chest, "So what do I need to do? Save some puppies? Food drive? What?" 

Amelia ignores her, pleased that she didn’t have to fight her client too hard. "An old friend of mine,” and from the way she says friend, Ginny knows she means ex-boyfriend, “runs a children’s home in downtown San Diego. I figure with the holidays coming up, you show up, hand out some toys, bring awareness to the need for adoption and supporting these kinda of homes, and maybe play a game or two of backyard baseball with the kids and then you’re done.“ 

 Ginny knows that even though she phrases it like a question, her voice lilting upwards, Amelia has already set it up. 

"Fine. I’m in. So who’s this mystery friend?" 

Amelia waves her off, "Just a guy I knew in college. His name’s Mike Lawson. Total asshole, but he’s got a good heart." 

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Winchester brothers-Self esteem Part 2

Title: Self esteem Part 2

Pairings: Winchester brothers x sister reader, Castiel x reader

Word count:1022

request:A sister one shot where she’s in her twenties and Cas has a bit of a crush on her so he tries to show affection but Sam & Dean get protective and steer her away from Cas and she’s confused (awkward too pls) and they all just watch a movie at the end?

request:Can you do a sister one-shot where she’s comfortable with her body so whenever she’s in her room she only has panties & socks on so Cas walks in and they’re both red and she slightly screams so Dean&Sam run and start getting all protective&flustered

Request:I really likes self-esteem will you do another part to it eventually?

Links:Self esteem 

A/N: Sorry I haven’t posted, been caught up and you’ll know why if you follow my blog, also guys go send in some requests too imagining-the-supernatural !!!! Aweomse person!

Ever since Cas he confessed his love towards you, you had felt more confident in your own body. You had started to love yourself, not in a selfish, ego way, but felt comfortable in your own skin. 

The other thing was… Cas and you hadn’t really spoke about what happened. You kinda just left it alone and carried on like normal. Speaking of normal, you were now, dancing around your room, earphones in as you listened to your favourite artist. 

You made sure your door was shut and the music wasn’t too loud since if your brothers knocked and you didn’t say anything, they were most likely to open the door and spot you dancing around in your underwear. 

However, you didn’t think it all the way through. You had left out a certain baby, black haired angel. 

A flapping sound, sounded in your room but you were to busy dancing that you didn’t even realise. You swung your hips, arms in the air as you spun around. You screamed, a surprised yelp rippling off your lips as you tugged your earphone out of your ear. 

Cas stood a few feet away from you, eyes wide as his eyes obviously roamed your body. A bigger bang sounded as your two older brothers rushed into the room, tripping over each others large figures. 

You jumped at their guns that were pointed upwards. Your face flushed red as Cas too jumped back in shock. Sam lowered his gun as he looked at you, eyes quickly shooting towards Cas.

‘’(Y/n) why are you naked!’’Dean exclaimed. 

‘’I’m not naked!’’You hissed as you tried to cover yourself up. Sam rushed towards you, large hand pushing you behind him. 

‘’Cas stop staring at my sister or I swear to God I’m gonna shove my foot up your a-’’

‘’Dean!’’You yelped as you tried to rush between them but Sam gripped your upper forearm and kept you behind him. 

‘’I think it’s best I leave now’’Cas gulped as he rushed out of the room. You sighed, rubbing your face as you stepped out from behind Sam. 

‘’Really! Panties (y/n)’’Dean scolded. 

‘’Hey, Dean. C’mon’’Sam warned as he rubbed your arm. You rolled your eyes before walking to your bed and pulling on some jeans. Dean sighed, rolling his eyes but mumbled out a few words before patting your shoulder. 

‘’Well I’m glad you’re confident and all but just please don’t make me have to kill our angel’’Dean groaned. You giggled giving him a cheeky smirk before pecking his cheek. 

You walked out of the room, heading towards the kitchen as you saw Sam grip Dean’s elbow and pull him to the side. They began to talk in hushed whispers and you knew it was pointless trying to hear them or ask them for that matter, so instead you just sat down on the couch. 

A flapping sounding from beside you causing you to jump and spill you water. ‘’jesus, Cas. You gotta stop doing that’’You whined as you tried to pat down the wet patches on your shirt. 

‘’I am sorry, (Y/n)’’Cas mumbled as his cheeks flushed a bright red. He opened his mouth to talk to you but you were quickly shoved off the couch as Dean jumped in between the two of you. 

‘’Dean’’You hissed as you glared at him from the floor. Sam leaned down and helped you up, giving Dean the classical Bitchface before you gave him a grateful smile and sat back down next to Dean. 

‘’So, why don’t we watch a movie?’’Dean suggested with a stupid smirk on his face as he and Sam shared a look. 

‘’Okay’’You gave in, holding your hands up as you shook your head at your stupid brothers. You plopped on the couch in between your two older brothers as you placed your legs on Dean’s lap, your back resting against Sam’s chest. 

Sam slung and arm around your shoulder, Dean glaring at you playfully before resting his arm over your feet. Cas stared for a while before Dean whacked him round the back of the head and the Angel began to watch the film. 

You closed your eyes, the light from the tv screen making your head hurt as you tried to relax for a few minutes. The boys must have thought you were asleep because Dean started to talk to Cas. 

‘’Cas, we know you fancy our sister and it’s not happening.’’Dean stated as Sam shuffled from underneath you but kept you close. 

‘’We’re sorry man but we just… we don’t want any guy touching her like that, even if we trust you’’Sam added with a softer tone. 

‘’I understand, but you realise she can make her own decisions?’’Cas asked hopefully. 

‘’but she’s still just a kid, Cas’’Dean hushed. You were younger than them yes, but kid? no. You were just called the kid because they still saw you as the awkward 15 year old who they had to raise. 

Raising your head, the three men turned to look at you as Cas flushed a deep red. 

‘’Guys, I get that you want to protect me. And I’m so thankful for everything you’ve done. You’ve raised me and you’ve always been there for me, but now I’m an adult, not a kid anymore and you have to except that. You are always still going to be my big brothers, and you’ll always come before any man, but you need to let me do some things on my own. You need to let me learn’’You whispered. 

They both looked down, slightly sad that you were no longer crawling into their arms and asking them to read you a bed time story, but were now a beautiful, fully grown woman who was in love with an angel. 

Castiel gave you a warm smile from behind them as you kissed your brothers cheeks. 

‘’Fine. But you’re still not dating my sister though’’Dean scoffed as he sat back down and watched the rest of the film. You rolled your eyes, winking at Cas as you laid back on Sam’s chest. 

‘’You guys are idiots’’

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry for the rant, I know it's a common complaint. But there has to be a reason it's a common complaint. I can't tag on "Christian" music too much because it boasts a lot of great stuff, but Christian films are really slacking besides like 5. Idk. Do you have any recommendations?

Hey dear friend, I definitely believe that you’re not ranting. I’ve written on the topic of Christian art and its mediocrity before here.

My suspicion is that Christians are expected to “show grace and forgiveness,” so this somehow gets misapplied to Christians creating subpar art. There’s quite a lot of sloppy Christian niche-entertainment that gets away with mediocre production under the label of “Jesus,” when there was a time that Christians were the most celebrated of inventors, composers, artists, and musicians of their time. While I’m all for independent artists paving their way through the industry, I think it’s unfair to slip under a critical radar with the excuse, “It’s Christian, so it’s okay if it’s a little messy.” No, not when it’s unprofessional and pandering.

Saying that art is Christian doesn’t make it Christian, and there’s some “non-Christian” art that points to God more than so-called Christian art ever could.

To answer your question: Most of the Christian films that I enjoy are probably not for the sub-Christian niche-market, but instead are simply good movies that happen to have inspired Christian themes. And I must add: If you enjoy some of the corny, sappy Christian stuff out there, I can’t really judge and I don’t see why not. It’s ridiculous to think we’re too cool for Chris Tomlin.


- Waking Life, by Richard Linklater. A really trippy animated film that’s basically just one scene of dialogue after another, exploring the depth of the universe through the power of dreams and abstract connections.

- Passion of the Christ, by Mel Gibson. This is probably a bit obvious, but having seen so many cheesy movies about Jesus, this one is on another level. It’s visually arresting, rich in detail, has top-notch cinematography, and has an incredible central performance by Jim Caviezel (who I also love in Person of Interest and the underrated Frequency).

- Amazing Grace, by Michael Apted. A highly underrated film about William Wilberforce’s journey to abolish slavery in the British Empire. Albert Finney plays a very distinguised John Newton, and you’ll see Benedict Cumberbatch “before he got famous.”

- Selma, by Ava DuVernay. I expected the film to be a more obvious re-telling of the great Dr MLK Jr., but instead it covers some of the uglier stuff behind the scenes. It portrays MLK (played by the amazing David Oyelowo, a real-life Christian) as a flawed man striving to rise to his divine calling. The movie touches on his adultery and getting caught up in the political machine to win the fight for equality. Selma is also not shy to play up the Christian themes.

- Signs, by M. Night Shayamalan. You might dislike the director, but wow, did I love this movie. It’s about a priest who lost his faith after a tragic accident, and he wrestles with his doubt around the same time the earth is invaded by aliens. There are a ton of Christian allegories here, but the best scene is a quiet conversation between the former priest and his brother about faith, doubt, and trust. 

- The Book of Eli, by the Hughes brothers. Denzel Washington (another real-life Christian) takes on an action role in a Mad-Max-type post-apocalyptic wasteland. He also has something everyone wants: a Bible.

- The X-Files, by Chris Carter. Maybe not a top pick, but Dana Scully is a Catholic FBI agent who legitimately questions her faith throughout the series, making for some powerful episodes as she finds peace with her understanding of God.

- The Apostle, by Robert Duvall. This film really should’ve done better. It’s about a pastor (played by Robert Duvall of The Godfather and one of my favorite older actors) who commits a serious crime and runs away, trying to atone for his sin and winning over a new community, while he waits for his past to catch up to him.

- The Matrix Trilogy, by the Wachowskis. It’s not very subtle on the Christian themes (mixed with Eastern influences), especially in its dialogue about free will versus predestination, with the protagonist Neo playing the Christ figure.

- The Prince of Egypt, by DreamWorks. Val Kilmer and Ralph Fiennes as the voices of Moses and Pharaoh? Jeff Goldblum as Aaron? Plus Sandra Bullock, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, and Danny Glover? And a musical about the Ten Plagues? Say no more.

- The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2, by James Wan. Okay, hear me out. I was contacted by a Christian marketing company to help advertise the sequel, and though I ended up saying no, the company touted the very family-friendly Christian themes of a frightening horror movie with a demon nun. I admit, I giggled. Both of the movies are great as horror flicks, but it’s true: there are a surprising amount of family-friendly Christian themes in each movie. Also, Vera Farmiga is great, and needs to be in more things.

- Les Misérables, by Tom Hooper. Most versions of this story are quite good, and each iteration has managed to retain the Christian faith of original author Victor Hugo. Both Jean Valjean’s awakening and final scene are heavy with spiritual epiphanies. Also, Hugh Jackman, the Renaissance Man of entertainment, also a real-life Christian. Say no more.

- The Chronicles of Narnia, by Andrew Adamson. This was a pretty good adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s seminal series — and wait, is that James McAvoy as a deer who’s delivering mail in the snow? Dude. Say no more.

- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, by Peter Jackson. The original author, J.R.R. Tolkien, was quite a devout Catholic and frenemies with C.S. Lewis. The books and films are often said to be an allegory of WWII and how humanity is capable of great evil, yet able to overcome it with hope, unity, and purity. Personally, the movies were an acquired taste for me, but I’ve gotten to enjoy them more over time.

Also, I’m really looking forward to Hacksaw Ridge and the rumored movie about King David’s life, which would make an incredible big budget film. Let me know if you have suggestions, too!

— J.S.

Wishes Old and New

Summary: They aren’t the best with people yet somehow they find each other. Katniss has never stayed at a school long enough to  make friends. Then Peeta happens. He’s all blue eyes, blushing cheeks, and braces and he makes her laugh. Until the day he makes something else twist inside of her entirely. But what could have been is bitter and no matter the wishes made on stars real life tears them apart. Ten years later Katniss  keeps seeing a face that brings her to her knees. A little lust, a little lie, maybe even a little luck and who knows…maybe wishes just take ten years to come true.

Rated : M For some sex and language kids.

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Inauspicious Beginnings by Rumaan

The first time Clarke laid eyes on Bellamy Blake, he was being an ass and making a scene in the middle of Wells’ dorm room.

Avoid Your Mother by crystalkei

Clarke and Bellamy work at the same law firm and despite being incredibly attracted to one another, they can’t stand each other. But Bellamy has a secret and Clarke stumbles onto it completely by accident. Spending Valentine’s Day together afterwards isn’t planned, but it ends up being a great idea.

Holy Holy by rosymamacita

The peace talks with Anya on the bridge worked, and the Ark hasn’t come down to Earth yet. Bellamy and Clarke are busy making alliances with the grounders, but a misunderstanding about a village ceremony forces them to face some truths about how they feel about each other.

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Camping is a Bitch

I saw a prompt about this while I was trolling for fluffy imagines to read and decided I needed to write it!

Summary: The team is on a bonding camping trip and you and Derek start scaring each other. You stick close to Spencer seeing as he’s warm and you’re tent mates for the weekend and in the end you are quite pleased with the outcome.

Warnings: none I think… Unless you’re scared of Porto-potty’s and tents…

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continuation from this

yumoto version

this post is mainly comprised of quotes about the members of the earth (yumoto in this one) defense club and may include spoilers so read at your own caution !! ok lets begin w our beloved yumoto

pls note that these reviews were written in a enatsu / ioryuu shipper perspective (lol @ me for being enatsu trash) and please do not distribute my translations anywhere + i got these quotes from here ( keep in mind that everything is in korean lmao ) and if there are any mistakes / inaccuracies please feel free to fix me on them as these are my first translations !!
okay anyway getTING back to track

hakone yumoto  

“the evangelist of love, in other words an angel who descended from the heavens. understanding something as abstract as love from DNA, in fact the soul, in other words a god-like figure creating and shaping this thing called love. purity at its greatest height, the human whom wombat leads and yearns for.”

according to the blogger wombat praises yumoto as if he is some sort of god lmao …„ he also called yumoto a cupid one time !! other characters of the series state that yumoto is a “human with the ability to directly point out the core of stories. a truly bizarre yet intriguing child.”  i think this is suppose to imply that yumoto is a sharp minded person..„?? i may be wrong feel free to fix me on anything !! 

and apparently after yumoto became the heir of the battle lovers he started patrolling his village every night to assure that it’s free of danger isn’t that cute holy shit and while he’s cleaning the bathhouse he often reiterates his battle lover phrase and pose !!! and wombat who watches him do this often cries because he’s so touched omg…„, the words love (ai) and like (suki) are apparently the two words that hes not afraid to use and are the first words that pop into mind awaww 

yumoto : “oh right, atsushi senpai, i’ve been wanting to ask you about our catch phrases during the transformation,”
atsushi : “catch phrases?”
yumoto : “yeah!”
yumoto pointed into a camera which was nowhere to be seen whilst yelling in my transformation pose, “the piercing prince, battle lover epinard!” when yumoto says it, there’s less embarassment to be sensed from. as expected, this phrase really doesn’t match with my personality.
atsushi : “ah, right. but instead of saying them ourselves, we’re forced into doing it.”
yumoto : “forced?”
atsushi : “eh? isn’t yumoto saying it because he’s forced to?”
yumoto : “that’s wrong!”
atsushi : “…so? what about the phrases?”
yumoto : “piercing sounds cool! do you perhaps want to exchange our catch phrases later?” - pg 74 a conversation between atsushi and yumoto

YUMOTO IS SUCH A PURE CHILD AW (…) wombat who was listening to thsi conversation the entire time had to convince yumoto to stop though aha 

also !! also !! important !!! according to atsushi he feels as if yumoto avoids talking about his parents which really intrigues me… yumoto’s family is never mentioned in the anime apart from his older brother…„, someone write headcanons omg

and lmao according to io, yumoto is the kind of person that even if he paid for the cheque, io would still avoid staying together with

io : “it’s this part about him… this is the part about yumoto i avoid the most. saying something like it holds no importance… thinking so simple-mindedly… i can’t understand at all… it absolutely disturbs me… however since i don’t dislike him… because i’ve long since accepted his pureness… but, because im the type of person that feels the dire need to give their best response in a conversation… conversing with yumoto, is honestly tiresome… even if he’s the one paying, i still want to avoid him as much as possible. like having to talk with him alone…”
-pg 112 io’s monologue

from the amount of …s you can tell that io is being serious about his deep concern and disturbance aHA apparently yumoto didn’t know where io lived so ryuu tells him his address ryuu probably goes there everyday

ryuu : “just imaging io and yumoto’s conversation, it somehow sounds very entertaining. yumoto and io’s conversations would definitely fail as they are on completely different levels. i can just imagine io’s distorted expression.. ah~ if only i could show this to yufuin senpai and kinugawa senpai~” 
- pg 103 ryuu’s monologue

although ryuu knew how this would go, he still sent yumoto to io’s house to see his reaction lmao ryuu why  yywhy ;; 

click to see the other chracters’ quotes yooo 

edit : i decided to do en/atsushi and io/ryuu in pairs bc it will be better that way 

review of the novel | hakone yumoto | yufuin en / kinugawa atsushi | zaou ryuu / naruko io

theguardian.com
Very long NB interview. Lots re Zayn

Naughty Boy’s recording studio is, on entry, an almighty dump. True to the spirit of a teenage boy’s bedroom, it’s painted in gloopy black with towers of clutter Jenga-ing on every surface and wall: a tableful of San Pellegrino, a Nerf gun, a terrible painting of Marlon Brando as the Godfather, boxfresh trainers, stacks of Heat magazines, a Tutankhamun mask, an Ivor Novello award, the Book of Answers resting under an expensive, optimistically lit, candle. It’s difficult to believe that Emeli Sandé and Sam Smith have sung their sizeable lungs out here to make career-defining records. Much less that Mary J Blige was in this room a few weeks ago, eating shepherd’s pie, homemade by her host.

“She liked it! She was sat right there,” he points to the Keep Calm … cushion next to me. “It’s mental, but this has to be somewhere I’m comfortable so that artists can relax. They won’t open up to you willy-nilly; you’ve got to work at it.


Beyoncé turns up on new Naughty Boy track Runnin’ (Lose it All) – listen
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“I bought you cupcakes,” he says, looking at the picnic of red velvets between us. “Have some.” I scoff one (it’s stale) to diffuse any residual tension; a minute in, I had to ask his manager to leave the room, and as if on cue, Naughty Boy’s Mac has begun blaring a virus warning, ominously claiming its security is compromised. Given that it’s the machine he’s masterminded new Beyoncé material on, he seems distinctly unbothered. “Nah, it’s lying,” he says, clicking off. “It’s fine, really. It’s because I’ve been watching episodes of Community on it …”

But, anyway, to Beyoncé. Naughty Boy (actual name, Shahid Khan, and actual age, 30), has just released the lead single off his new album featuring the most famous female pop star on the planet. At the time of writing, the video for Runnin’ (Lose It All) has clocked 13m views in as many days on Vevo, with 3m+ plays of the song on Spotify. It’s weapons-grade Khan production: slick, anthemic pop built around the kind of epic chorus uplifting telly montages are made for. With Beyoncé. Needless to say, it went straight in at No 1. “The stars aligned,” he says, when I ask him how on earth he got here. Come off it, I heard him say the same thing on Lorraine the morning before; how did a Watford lad so apparently disinterested in celebrity and fame (a reoccurring, if at times contradictory, Naughty Boy conversational trope) manage to blag a collaboration with Bey?

Well, Beyoncé called me directly, a month ago.” And? “And, I was on the motorway, coming here from my friend’s studio. I was literally told that ‘Beyoncé’s gonna call!’ and that she didn’t want to go through the label or managers or anything.” Blimey. That must have been quite a moment. “There’s no point in me getting fangirl about it,” says Khan, chewing loudly on cola jellies. “It’s unprofessional. She’s the queen. You don’t ask the queen to be on your song but … yeah, we spoke for 20 minutes,” he adds, super casually. (Later, I bug him to read me her texts and he admits: “It’s boss shit. She just signs off with a B.”) As the rest of the story goes, Khan met Arrow Benjamin on the stairs to his studio, they worked on the track together, then an unfinished version was played to Beyoncé by her publisher. She rewrote some of the lyrics, recorded the vocal in New York and sent it over.

It’s a remarkable coup for Khan. His 2012 single La La La (featuring Smith) went to No 1, and his 2013 album Hotel Cabana, which featured Bastille and Tinie Tempah, as well as Smith and Sandé, sold more than a million copies. But Khan only really came to wider public attention in the last year, popping up in tabloid-feeding spats. His very public fallout with Zayn Malik, former one-fifth of One Direction, hangs heavily in the air; Khan has been fobbing off the press so far, hoping everyone will kindly bog off and not ask him why, in July, Malik cruelly tweeted: “@NaughtyBoyMusic you fat joke stop pretending we’re friends no one knows you.”

Their friendship has been heavily documented on social media since they met at the Brits last year and Khan faced a spectacular level of internet hate from 1D superfans every time he posted photos of them hanging out: sharing a bunk bed in Bradford at Malik’s aunt’s house, smoking and chilling in Khan’s Ealing studio, wearing matching #zaughty tracksuits (custom-made by Khan). It got worse once it was clear the rest of 1D didn’t much like him either. (Sample Twitter exchange, between Louis Tomlinson and Khan: “@NaughtyBoyMusic Jesus forgot you were such an in demand producer …. How does it feel to be riding on the back of someone else’s career?” And Khan to Tomlinson: “@Louis_Tomlinson Yeah how does it feel mate? You’ve been doing that for the last five years … I’ve got Emeli Sande and Sam Smith on my CV.” ) And got worse still, when Malik left One Direction in March and Khan, referred to by Popjustice as “occasional producer, and Zayn Malik superfan”, became 1D’s Yoko Ono.

People thought we were cooking something, plotting – we were just chilling. Swear,” Khan says today. “He just left the biggest pop band in the world, he needed a mate and I was a mate. We’re not the kind of business-savvy heads people were assuming we were. We were in a bubble and didn’t realise the magnitude.”

Khan is savvy, though. A music and marketing dropout from London’s Guildhall University, he was delivering pizzas for Domino’s in 2007 when he appeared on Deal or No Deal and walked away with £44,000; the cash meant he could invest in equipment and a studio in the shed of his parents’ garden in Watford. “Half of Emeli’s [platinum-selling] album was recorded on a Dell PC in that shed.” Khan tells me, a few times, that he never wanted to be famous but would rather have maintained an old-school pop mystery. But as far as swaths of the internet is concerned, he exploited his friendship with Malik by putting it online and getting in the press.


“Yeah, but I’m friends with lots of celebrities,” he says. “With Zayn, it was different because we were genuinely best friends doing the best friend thing. You won’t see me do that with anyone else. I don’t Instagram or tweet pictures when people come here for sessions, I think it was genuinely an exciting time – for him as well.” What did they bond over? “Initially, I think it was because we’re both from working-class Pakistani communities and were both thrown into this business. His [success was] more instant than mine, and on a different scale, obviously. But understanding that this place isn’t real, and connecting. Probably it was also a need to make a real friend in this business for both of us. Like someone real, from home.”

Khan tries hard to stay as normal as possible, despite his life often being at odds with everyone around him. “I made a pact with Emeli, after one particular night at Shoreditch House with all these other ‘celebrities’: never to do it again. Me and Emeli left, thinking, ‘What are we becoming? Never again’ I don’t want to be that.” And so when he’s not in a hotel or sleeping in his studio (he works at night), Khan lives at home with his mum, a housewife, and his dad, a retired taxi driver. “I’ve paid their mortgage off and they never have to worry again, but I’m the youngest in the family,” he says, as if the implication is obvious. “The tradition is that you live with your parents.” Khan’s older brother runs a beauty salon with his wife; his older sister is a makeup artist. The day after we speak, he’ll go to Eid prayers at the same mosque he always has, and hang out with the friends and family he grew up with. “Every time it gets more intense going back [to the mosque]. My selfie game has had to increase by 100 million per cent!” How have people changed around him? “There’s so much love, but there’s also a bit of edge - the Pakistani community is like your girlfriend being a bit miffed when you don’t spend enough time with her.”

Khan codeswitches easily enough, for the most part, between the two worlds – sometimes without choice. “America, they hold me [at the airport] for two to three hours every time. I’ll have a class-A visa sponsored by Sony, but they’ll do it and never give you a reason. You’re just there in a room, always with the same kind of people – Hispanics, Muslims, African Americans – and [immigration officials] might say, ‘Oh, it’s because of your surname’. But fucking hell, Khan?! At what point are we allowed to stop feeling bad for being Muslims?”

As for Malik, he trusts that things will eventually resolve themselves “because the friendship was real”.

“We sat here and watched Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham once [a 2001 Bollywood blockbuster], I just remember thinking: ‘I’m actually watching this movie with someone in the business, someone who gets it, the emotional trauma of Asian families and we both go through it.’ And I thought, ‘This is cool’. You can’t put a Bollywood film in front of anyone without them laughing their head off.”

The pair were, he says, supposed to be working on a song for a Bollywood soundtrack together. “I got approached by Shah Rukh Khan earlier this year. He’s doing Dilwale 2.” For reference, that is the industry’s single biggest star making its biggest sequel of the decade. “Yeah, I feel bad. But since me and Zayn fell out, my heart isn’t really in it.”

Does he miss him?

“I did, for a bit, not gonna lie. I was literally always at his house or here. You know what, the thing is, even when you become close with someone, you question everything as well. That this is a business, so the band splitting up and him leaving, it’s an economy. Our friendship was genuine, 100%. But then you have other relationships with lawyers and labels etc. I don’t think we actually fell out over the lack of friendship or trust, I think it was external influences.”

It’s not because, a couple of hours before Malik publicly terminated their friendship, Khan leaked a video online of unheard Zayn Malik material?

“I didn’t leak the video,” says Khan, frustrated, begins furiously rubbing his nose. “I didn’t leak the video,” he says again. But, I say gently, you can see your reflection on the TV screen, holding your mobile, filming it?

“I didn’t leak it. Krept, who is on the tune with Zayn, Snapchatted it. No one put it on YouTube or nothing. I genuinely didn’t leak the video.” He trails off. “To be honest, it was a bit late to leak the video, the song was old by then, y’know?”

What was the big betrayal, then?

“That wasn’t … that wasn’t … that was just him throwing his toys out of the pram. We fell out over something else.”

Something else? “Yeah,” he pauses, hoping I’ll shut up. “Something else.”

He’s obviously bruised by the fallout. Why not just pick up the phone and call him?

“I don’t think now’s the time, though. I think Zayn’s incredibly talented and his voice is amazing and the world doesn’t know that yet. The world doesn’t know how gifted he actually is, so I think the best thing for him to do now is to go a bit radio silent and let the music do the talking, because then he won’t have to get into Twitter wars with Calvin Harris or me, or whoever. There’s no music out there, so right now he’s just the guy who left One Direction, but I know different, because I know him.” He nods at his possibly corrupted, virus-inflicted Mac. “The music’s there, on the hard drive.”

I don’t know I believe an awful lot especially when a mgr was there with him but yeah I do think there was something around this that we may never discover. I do also believe they were mates perhaps not as close as he suggests but I do think they were, maybe still are. I also think Liam spent time at the studio when Zayn was there as well. I think time may reveal more but while NB is with syco after the boys arent hopefully then itll be hard to get the truth.