“Belladonna, or deadly nightshade,… has a long history of use as medicine, cosmetic, and poison. Before the Middle Ages, it was used as an anesthetic for surgery, the ancient Romans used it as a poison (the wife of Emperor Augustus and the wife of Claudius both were rumored to have used it for murder); and, predating this, it was to make poison-tipped arrows… The name bella donna is derived from Italian and means "pretty woman” because the herb was used in eye-drops by women to dilate the pupils of the eyes to make them appear seductive.“
“Bella Donna was really all about the love story of a songwriter and a producer. It’s not just a record. It’s a beautiful tale.” - Stevie Nicks
Pairing: Sam x Reader Summary: Sam saved the reader’s life and keeps in touch with her throughout the years Word Count: 4333 Tags: Fluff, Smut, Angst A/N: Written for @ilostmyshoe-79‘s 20K fic Challenge. Based on the song promptWild Heart by Stevie Nicks. This idea just came to me and I couldn’t get it out of my head. Wrote more angst than I anticipated, oopsie.
Don’t let anyone get in your way and say ‘you can’t do it, you’re not smart enough, you’re not pretty enough, you’re not talented enough’. Because those people are just jaded shadows. Stay away from them.
You have a character who loves gentle things, who just wants to read and play Stevie Nicks. A woman who goes into battle shaking because even if she CAN fight, she doesn’t want to. Someone who’s trying so hard to comfort those around her and make them feel heard.
Because she’s tall, funny and black, she’s regulated to being a device. To be sassy and strong because that’s all you want to see. Nevermind the mountain of evidence that the woman is the definition of a cinnamon roll. No, because she’s not small and white, she’s denied the ability to be seen as soft, awkward and terrified.