An Aquarius and I were sitting out in the park just relaxing, and suddenly she started kissing my neck and whispered, “I’m scared of getting too attached too quick to you, but you’re making this too difficult for me. I can’t stop thinking about you and I hate you for this..” She then bombarded me with kisses.
An Aries rubbed her hands together and sighed. “I’m so scared..” She said, “I’m scared of being a failure, to fail is something I can’t really see myself doing, and IF this relationship between us fails l, then I am too blame because I probably didn’t do my part.”
A Cancer looked at me with a small smile on her face and said, “I’m scared to love you. I’m scared to even think of loving you, but I have been through so much, so just wait for me to open up, okay?”
A Capricorn let out a small laugh and just looked at me and pushed me playfully, and then suddenly she got quiet and gently held my hand into hers. She looked back at me and said, “I’m not very good with words. I can’t always express myself the way you want me to, but believe me, I love you so much and I just don’t want you to think that I don’t. I see you. I feel you. You make me happy, okay?”
A Gemini slowly placed her hands on my face and squeezed my face playfully, then slowly got quiet before letting go and smiled. “Get use to me..”, she said as she backs away from me. “I’m the accurate Gemini and you wouldn’t want to get too attached if I just up and leave..” she slowly slowed down and stopped, “but that doesn’t mean you can just accept that, because for once I want someone to chase the fuck out of me..”
A Leo and I were cuddling and she slowly lifted my hand and looked at it and she snuggled closer to me and said, “I’m sorry if you think I’m very demanding at times, and I know that my pride gets the best of me, and I can’t seem to lower my pride when I know I’m in a wrong, but for you..” She looked up and stared at you. “I’m going to do everything for us to just work and we better meet halfway, okay?”
A Libra sat ontop of me in bed and we just talked the whole night like this, and slowly said, “I always think that I’d feel lost, or lose myself, when I know I’ll be deep in my feelings and no one is there to really listen to me, or even when I need someone.. I fear that I’d be just alone.. I’m scared, you know?” I watched her got quiet and I pulled her down and held her close to me and whispered to her that I will be here for her and she buried herself to me, holding onto me tightly..
A Pisces rolled and slowly inched herself closer to me and said, “I’m scared to wake up and to find you not in love with me anymore. To give my all to you, and you’ll just slowly just lose feelings for me right away…” She started to whimper and continued, “to feel like this will all be just a dream because you have been nothing but a blessing to me and I can’t lose this. I don’t want to lose this, to lose you. So, please reassure me every single damn day, asshole..”
A Sagittarius placed her arms around her my neck and whispered softly, “I overthink too much about things and I can’t stop. You’re in my thoughts alot. You always do..” Her hands rub the back of my neck and she slowly starts to sway us together. “I just can’t help that I’m like this when I’m with you..”
A Scorpio reached for my hands and squeezed them as tightly as she can and said, “I told you I have trust issues, and I have been hurt in the past, and I couldn’t put myself out there for you, and I just wanted you to know that if you give me a bit more time you’ll know.. you’ll know when I’m ready again.”
A Taurus and I were out in downtown and I watched her walk infront of me. She then turned around with her hands on her back and slowly walked towards me and said, “I’m falling for you, you know? But I’m not there yet. I’m scared to fall, because [laugh] I haven’t had anyone tried to catch me.. and I’m scared..” She looks into my eyes and slowly she reached for my hands. “I am falling for you, and I hope you’re there to catch me…”
A Virgo stared at me long and hard, she then leaned to kiss my cheek softly and said, “I have a fear of commitment. I’ve had alot of people promise me things and completely mistreated me and I know you mean well, but could you just.. can we take things slow? Because I don’t want to ruin this. I don’t want to ruin us. I like you, I really do but you’re..” I kissed her and she kisses back and suddenly she pulled away with a smirk on her face, “There you go again.. God, you’re at it again..”
Requested: No, but @illuminateshawn and I live for
drunk, festival Mendes in that red shirt from Amsterdam.
Word count: 4,947
“Can I have three large beers, thanks” I smiled,
handing the girl in front of me my money. The sun was burning into my back,
heating up my entire body slowly.
“I just love this weather” my friend Julia said. She
closed her eyes, tilting her head back to fully enjoy the warm rays of sun burning
in her face.
“Me too” I agreed, looking around the festival filled with
drunk people having fun everywhere.
To me, this was what summer was all about; heat,
friends, music and beers. Actually, going to festivals was my happy place, I
loved the whole idea of just letting go and enjoy yourself as much as possible;
meeting new people and staying up until the early hours when the sun rose again.
“Girl, don’t look now but that guy… he’s looking again” Julia laughed, taking of her
it just makes me so happy when we see allura act like an actual teenager every once in a while (like playing around with her spiny chair, playing games with the mice) she’s so stressed most of the time and the weight of universe practically lies on her shoulders, please just let her have fun once in a while.
“My mom is better than yours” - Batmom x Damian Wayne
Summary : The Kent family have invited your family over for dinner, and of course, as usual, Damian and Jon don’t quite…behave.
I just wanted to write a short little cute fic with Damian and his mama because I just love the idea of Damian being super proud of his Batmom and blahblahblah maybe it’s a bit too long sorry. I hope you will like it :
Bruce thought it was extremely cute, how Damian’s eyes always seem to shine when looking at you. How his face brightens. Even how ashamed he is when you scold him when he’s too cocky, or simply being a plain brat.
The kid thought you were just the best damn thing on this planet.
He admired everything you did…
The Batman had to admit it, sometimes, he was a bit jealous.
But mostly, he just thought it was really cute, to see his boy completely accepting you as his mother. Hell, he was even calling you “Mama” (damn period dramas) now !
You were the one he considered his mom (Talia actually tried to kill you a few times because of that, jealous beyond everything of you and the love “her” son seemed to have for you…She tried harder when Damian told her that she was “never his mom”, that you showed him what a real mother was, and also, when she realized how in love Bruce was with you, while she had to drug him to get him to sleep with her…Yeah, pretty jealous. You always pulled through though, mostly thanks to your boys, husband and superfriends).
Well, to be honest, he never doubted the fact that you’d get along with him. You had a special effect on people. If you really put your mind to it, you can convince anyone to do what you want, you can win anyone’s heart in a little flutter of your damn beautiful eyelashes…
When Damian first met you, he was most disagreeable, and you…grounded him. “Young man, in your room, no dessert for you tonight”, and he was so stunned that he did it, though he didn’t even listen to his father at the time, and thought he knew everything better than everyone ! He knew you only for a few minutes, and he already had more respect for you than for anyone else.
Sometimes, Bruce suspected that you might be a meta-human, because the power you could have over people with your magnificent aura was…something. But he tested you in every way possible, and he had to admit that, you were just like him. A simple human. A simple human with incredible abilities.
Yes. Bruce always thought it was extremely cute the way his son, your son to the both of you, almost worshipped you.
Well, your older kids did too. Again, there was just a way about you…
You started dating Bruce when he first took young Richard Grayson in, about twelve years ago (right after Talia drugged him actually), when he was barely 8 years old and heartbroken because of his parents’ death…And though you were merely twenty, quite younger than Bruce really, you took your job as a surrogate mother for Dick very seriously. Quickly, the boy asked you if he could call you mom, if his own mother would be mad and…well, the hug you gave him was answer enough. Though he was twenty and had his own flat in Bludhaven now, Dick was still quite the momma’s boy.
It was pretty much the same with Jason. You winked at him and told him it was pretty cool and brave to try and steal the batmobile’s wheels, and boom, you had him wrapped around your little fingers. He lived for your bedtime stories and cuddle when he had trouble sleeping.
Tim was even easier to treat you like his mom. After only a few months he was already introducing you as his mother, and that was that. Just natural. Unlike Jason and Dick, his birth mother wasn’t exactly…the best, and you gave him a chance to have a real mom. One that would die for her son, do anything for him, even if it meant staying up all night to sing him soothing songs while he had the flu, putting ridiculous costumes to go trick or treating with him, or, more recently, since he was now 15 (already ?!), gaming with him until you’d both pass out out of exhaustion.
Quite like Tim, Damian never had the love of a “real” mother. How it should be. The mom taking care of her son, no matter what. Not letting him do whatever he wants, but making sure he’s happy…and so, just like his older brothers before him, he came to simply adore you.
Imagine: You are angry because you ex seems to be really hitting it off since you two broke up. In order to help you through it, Klaus Mikaelson, your best friend, shows up in your place. There, he decides to come clean about his own feelings. After that, things get a bit hot in your room.
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A light rain was pouring outside, matching your
horrible mood. Today you had the misfortune of bumping into your
ex boyfriend, Matt Donovan, and, to make things even worse, he looked
like he could not be any happier, babbling about his growing
success. Like you wanted to actually know that! Urgh!
And that son of a bitch still felt in the right to comment about your
life and fucking laugh about it. So what you had been going out
and drinking more? It was none of his business.
Taking a deep breath, you turned on the radio. Music
helped a lot to discharge the anger and keep your emotions together.
Right now, it was exactly what you needed. Luckily, your girl power
song was on: Beyoncé’s hit Single Ladies. A smile fastly appeared,
as you started to sing and dance along.
“Acting up, drink in my cup! I can’t care less
what you think.” You swayed your hips to the tune and rolled
your eyes, wishing you were telling him that. “I need no
permission, did I mention?”
“I take you are in a good mood, Y/N.”
The singing stopped and strangled scream came out
instead. It took a few seconds for you to realise who had barged into
your room, invading your privacy. After the fear went off and Klaus
was laughing out loud, you frowned, angry.
“This is not funny. I could have had a heart
“You’re a banshee, I’m pretty sure you are able
to predict your own death.” You narrowed your eyes. “I’m
just kidding! I came back town yesterday and heard Matt was at Mystic
Falls as well. Thought I’d come to see how you were doing.”
“What did you say Kitty?” she asked, her face still pressed into his back from where they were cuddling in her bed.
“Forget it. I shouldn’t have said anything,” he said, rolling over and giving her a cheeky smile that didn’t reach his eyes.
“Are… are you talking about Ladybug?” she asked softly, feeling the knot of guilt that had steadily been building over the last few months of this strange friendship they had fallen into.
He didn’t bring up her alter ego very often. The subject of romance in general always seeming to carry some sort of bizarre taboo whenever he stopped by for his increasingly frequent visits. Not that Marinette had minded. She had Alya to cry to about her lack-luster love life after all, and given how unwaveringly supportive he was about all of her other problems, it seemed silly to hold it against him that he was uncomfortable talking to a girl about crushes and the like.
His eyes flashed guiltily and he rolled back over, staring out into the darkness of the room.
“Really it’s nothing,” he said again, but he couldn’t quite mask the defeated tone that colored his words.
It was a sound she was all too used to. The same defeated cadence that had echoed from her own lips after her disastrous attempt at confessing to Adrien 5 months and 27 days earlier that no amount of Rom-coms or Alya suggested poster-burning had been able to cure.
“Chat, it isn’t nothing,” she said, sitting up and gently trying to pull him back around. He didn’t budge, still keeping his gaze obstinately fixed at something that she couldn’t see. “If it matters to you… it isn’t nothing. Not to me.”
“It’s not appropriate,” he said softly, “and it’s not fair to you.”
“Shouldn’t I get to be the judge of that?”
“It would be selfish-“
“So be selfish!” she said with a slightly forced laugh. “Trust me, you have a long way to go before you catch up to my level of selfish so I am hardly one to judge.” She teased her fingers through his hair, letting her nails scratch delicately against his scalp and felt him relax in spite of himself.
“Yeah right,” he scoffed lightly, “your strange phone kleptomania aside, you’re a pretty stand-up person.”
“Hey, I will have you know I have been working very hard to reform my phone-napping ways,” she teased, hoping to draw out a real smile from him.
“You stole Alya’s phone just last week!”
“That was a special circumstance. I told you so,” she pouted. “Besides, Adrien doesn’t deserve to be taunted like that no matter what Alya might say about it,” she added softly.
She felt Chat stiffen slightly, his cat ear twitching at her words, and she was once again suspicious that he knew all about her romantic trouble regardless of their lack of conversation on the subject. She flushed at the thought.
“You are one of the most selfless people I know,” he said, reaching up to grasp her hand in his own and give it a brief reassuring squeeze.
The guilt Marinette was feeling was almost overpowering as the thought of the secrets she was keeping from him weighed on her like a stone. He had never questioned how they had fallen into such an easy friendship, and she had become too attached to having him as a part of her life- her normal everyday life- to be willing to admit the one-sidedness of it all. Here she was getting mopey over someone she had sworn she was done chasing after in front of a guy whose heart she routinely seemed to trample into the dust. Talk about selfish.
“Please just tell me,” she whispered, her fingers resuming their seductive strokes that she knew full well would reduce him to a compliant puddle in her lap.
He was silent for a few more moments before finally letting out a small defeated sigh.
“I was just thinking about everything and I guess I just…” he hesitated. “She’ll never love me. I know that. I think on some level I always suspected as much.”
His voice wasn’t bitter or angry, and that calm resignation shattered her own heart into a million pieces more than the actual words he was saying.
“I think,” he continued, “I think I will be ok with it. She loves someone else. She doesn’t really say much about it, maybe to preserve our identities or maybe because she doesn’t want to hurt my feelings, but every once in a while she lets something slip and it’s not that hard to put the pieces together. I always thought it was so cheesy in the movies when people would say things like I just want her to be happy, but I think I get it now. She’s incredible and I am always going to love her, but she doesn’t need me to make her happy.”
Marinette could feel the tears pooling behind her eyes as the words poured out of him in his soft, even tone. Her fingers were frozen, buried in his lush golden hair, her breaths turning shallow and frantic as the words reverberated through her like an electric current.
She stared down at the boy beside her. Her precious, irreplaceable kitten, who loved her so fiercely and believed in her so much. Who was willing to call her out for her faults and yet somehow still believed her capable of rising above them.
“She’s smart,” Chat continued, his voice seeming to echo in the near silence of the night, “and I know that whoever she does choose is going to be someone who can make her happy. Somebody good and funny and able to keep up with her when she is at her best and keep her grounded when she’s at her worst. So I think I can be ok with that.”
She tried to imagine what her future would be with some potential lover. Her heart lurched slightly at the thought of Adrien, her own love that was apparently not to be. She brushed that thought aside and instead tried to picture a world where she was curled up beside some new face, running her fingers through hair that wasn’t blonde.
She had to choke back a sob.
The slight twinge of pain she had felt at the momentary reminder that she and Adrien would never be more than friends was nothing to the soul rendering terror she felt at the sudden realization that finding a new love would inevitably mean losing Chat.
They would still be friends. Of course, it wouldn’t be the same. It wouldn’t be like this. He would never impose like that. Not her Chat. Her partner who was good, and funny, and who had seen her at her best and her worst, who knew her better than anyone, and who still had never made her feel anything less than precious. Her dearest friend who just the momentary thought of a life without him made her feel like she was dying.
Chat let out a small self-deprecating laugh and Marinette wondered how she had ever been so blind.
“So yeah,” he said finally twisting back around to look up at her, “I think I’ll be ok. Even if she doesn’t love me.”
She gazed down at him, his brilliant green eyes glowing in the near darkness of the night, a tired smile on his face that she longed to see transformed into his usual infectious grin, as the truth hit her like a bolt of lightning.
“I do,” she said breathlessly, before leaning down to capture his lips in a long overdue kiss.
Pairing: Jungkook | Reader Word Count: 34.8k (ooops someone’s got a bit carried away hehe) Genre: PrinceJungkookAU, Angst, Fluff & Smut.
A/N: This is the first story of the five “short” (if you can call them short lmao) stories about Greyria that I’ll be posting during summer. Probably I won’t be posting the next one until a couple of weeks from today, because I have the idea of them all, but none is completely written yet. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think of it! Because It’s really long, I fear you won’t be able to read it from your phone or tablet, sorry :(
Summary:After all, he was her red rose, while she was just
another one of the many blue roses that grew in the dying gardens of Greyria.
“The best stories - those that speak about past lovers, about untold
stories and broken hearts, about beautiful promises of future and happiness
that got lost in the wind; those that make you feel happiness, loss, hurt,
love, hate, fear and sadness all at once; those that live in your heart for the
rest of your days - always have sad endings, my love,” her grandma had always told her
when she was just a little girl in a baby pink dress.
Imagine Dean meeting your parents while you spend the weekend in your old home and realizing he wants to have a family with you.
“De-Dean” a whimper left your lips even if you meant to say it in a completely different way “Dean please, we- we can’t. Not again.” a small whine left your lips when his lips actually detached from the skin of your neck even if that was the exact thing you were asking him.
“Sweetheart, are you really telling me you don’t want it?” he said with a smirk, looking up at you through his eyelashes before he kissed back your collarbone and you let a small groan, mixing with a moan when his lips started trailing down.
“Don’t ask questions you already know the answer to.” you whined softly, still arching your back upwards to press yourself closer to him “But D, you- you know we-” you gasped softly when you felt him bite you, his face inching closer to your chest as his hands worked one on the bra and the other on your panties, which by the way were the only things you were wearing. Not for long, though.
“We can’t do it now.” you said with a moan and he pulled away, looking down at you “My parents are gonna hear us.” you bit your lip.
15 things I learned at 15:
1. Life isn’t all about grades and paying bills and getting old. You can’t wake up every morning and do the exact same thing and then say you’ve lived. Do the types of things you can tell stories about. Live a little.
2. The world can be a beautiful place if you look hard enough. Find those places. The world was made to be seen by your eyes.
3. Love is more than saying those three words. You have to mean them. You have to feel them.
4. Your feelings are valid. Always. Please don’t forget that.
5. We were given voices so that we could say how we feel and what we think. Don’t let your voice go to waste because you’re scared. Speak your mind; tell him you love him, tell her that she hurt you, tell your parents that your sad, tell them you’re so fucking happy that they exist in this world.
6. Losing someone who was important to you once doesn’t make what you had together invalid. No matter how thing ended, whether you faded out like a sunset or you burst into flames and it was over instantaneously, they made you happy at one point. Just remember them like that.
7. Flowers braided into your hair are beautiful and leather jackets and combat boots are beautiful and stilettos and lipstick are beautiful and beautiful is not defined by a number, or an image, it’s a feeling.
8. Sometimes all someone needs is to be held.
9. Your heart is a muscle. It will break and then it will become stronger than ever. Love will end you, but you will rise from your ashes and you will be okay.
10. Being alone and being lonely are not the same thing.
11. Hold onto the things and the people that make your heart race and your cheeks hurt from smiling so much. Make sure they know they matter.
12. You don’t have to be okay all of the time. Just know that pain is only temporary.
13. No one in this world knows you better than yourself. Don’t ever let someone try to tell you otherwise.
14. Feel. Feel everything. Every emotion that is thrown your way, welcome it with open arms, invite it into your home, drown in it. Let your emotions consume you, when you feel things like this, no matter how painful, you know you’re alive.
15. If Van Gogh can turn his pain into a collection of masterpieces and Shakespeare can turn the greatest tragedies into something beautiful then you can get up every morning and find a reason to stay.
15 things I learned at 15 // Happy Birthday To Me 05.01.17
summary : You are friend with Betty and Veronica and they invited you to this party so of course you say yes. you didn’t know you’d end up playing seven minutes in heaven and be stuck in there with someone you hate; Jughead Jones.
Betty and you had been best friends since you were babies. You were lucky enough to occupy the house right next to hers so you spent countless hours with each other growing up. When Veronica came to Riverdale, the two of you welcomed her with open arms. Of course when Veronica and Betty were fighting you took a neutral stance, or as neutral as you possibly could. You were happy to know when they made up, at least for the most part. Veronica was even throwing some party to finalize it; which is a bit weird but you were just going with it; who could say no to a good party?
For @nexiumkreeth…reader is female as requested. Enjoy! (honestly, i’m good with writing anything that means Fred lives)
Y/N sprinted through the massive castle that was Hogwarts. She cast spells as she ran in an attempt to help anyone she could. Spotting Harry, Ron, Hermione, and Ginny, Y/N skid to a halt. A few dementors were heading toward the four. Without hesitation, Y/N sent her patronus after the soul-suckers.
Both Weasleys gave a nod of appreciation. Y/N turned back to the battle at hand. She shot stun spells at anything that was black and moving through the air. She glanced over her shoulder to see the four had dispersed. Seeing no one in desperate need, Y/N picked up her pace, starting to run again.
Y/N conjured her patronus once again. She led the creature with her wand, pushing away the darkest threats. Hogwarts was the only place that had ever felt like home to her. She’d be damned if she didn’t try and protect it.
The witch finally made it outside on a balcony. Her patronus lunged at a dementor that hung a little too close. The faceless beast moved away with a horrid screech. Y/N looked down the balcony, eyes widening. The Weasley twins were fighting side by side. It seemed like Fred was pushing George inside as a black ashy beam headed in their direction. Y/N could just barely make out the colored sparks coming from the moving Death Eater.
Without hesitation, Y/N raised her wand and pointed. Before she could get the words out, the shield spell she desired shot from her wand and in front of Fred. This effectively blocked the spell from hitting the Weasley. Her protective nature taking over, Y/N hopped onto the balcony rail and started shooting more powerful spells toward the Death Eater. This didn’t allow her to see Fred’s stunned face as she fought the man.
“Arresto momentum!” she shrieked, slowing him down, “Confringo!”
The Death Eater she had been facing burst into flames. Y/N turned slightly to see George pulling Fred into the castle. She smiled to herself, happy that he was safe. She shook her head, refocusing on the battle.
Genre: Romance, Fluff POV: Reader’s and Zach’s (POVs are stated before a section.)
A/N: Hello guys! This is a 2-Part story and both parts are from different requests. This is actually a bit different from the request below but I just really wanted to connect both requests so yup haha. I hope you guys enjoy!
Request: I was wondering if you could pretty please do an imagine where Zach is just hopelessly in love with the reader, he does dorky things to see her smile, his friends always tease him when she walks by, she always catches him staring at her during class or lunch, he gets really nervous when she talks to him and he tries to keep his cool when she’s near but he always fails and is just super cute, just super fluffy.
“Y/N! Y/N LOOK! LOOK!” Zach says through his mouth full of chicken tenders while he sat in front of me.
“Look how many chicken tenders I can fit in my mouth!” he continues as he tries to get my attention and I look at him in disgust, but it was pretty impressive too if I’m being completely honest.
“Zachary stop it, you look like an idiot.” I reply as I go back to reading my History notes. I promised myself that I’ll do better after failing our most recent quiz.
“I’m not going to stop until I see a smile on your face. Stop getting so bothered by that stupid quiz! There’s always 10 more after that anyway.” he says as he removes the chicken from his mouth one by one, chewing the others in the process.
“I need to keep my grades high, you know this, or else my parents will be so disappointed in me.” I reply as I become even more upset, I lean my head down on my notes.
“You’re already the perfect daughter, the perfect student and the perfect girl. No one can ever be disappointed in someone like you. You’re too hard on yourself sometimes, you don’t even see how amazing you are.” he says and I lift my head up to face him.
“You’re just saying that to make me feel better.” I say as lean my chin on my right hand while pouting and Zach gets a sip of my milkshake. When he parted the glass from his mouth, a white vanilla foam moustache was left on his upper lip. He looked like one of those History people we learn about. I purse my lips while trying to hide the obvious smile on my face.
“A-HA! Is that a smile?! I see a smile! Yes! I made you smile!” he beams, fists pumping up in the air.
“You really are an idiot.” I reply as I shake my head at him and hand him a tissue.
“It’s fine. I don’t mind acting like an idiot as long as I can make you happy.” he says while munching on a french fry and I scoff at him.
Zach Dempsey has been my bestfriend ever since we were in 3rd grade when I gave him a sip of my strawberry milk and he threw up all over me shortly after. That was the first time I found out about his very sad allergy. It’s a classic story between him and I. Since then, we’ve been inseparable.
Being bestfriends with one of the most popular guys in school means you’re also friends with the people around him. You get invited to all the cool parties, you get VIP passes at every school event and people automatically think you’re more important than you actually are. It was great, but not always. I missed being with Zach, just him, just the two of us and it was moments like right now that I treasure most.
“Oh by the way, we’re all going to see the new Fast and Furious movie tomorrow night. I’ll pick you up at 7 okay?” Zach suddenly asks.
“Please don’t tell me that obnoxious friend of yours will be coming too.” I say as I roll my eyes.
“Bryce? No no, Justin didn’t invite him.” he replies with a laugh.
“Alright then I’m in!” I answer and get back to reading my History notes.
The next day
I stood by my locker as I get the books I need for next period. Great, I thought to myself, Physics next, my least favorite subject. I sigh in disappointment as I shut my locker door. I turn to my right and a smiling Zach Dempsey was leaning on the locker next to mine.
MC finds out she's pregnant right around when RFA++ leaves the country for about a year
Yoosung gets a scholarship to go overseas and learn
If it wasn’t for MC’s two jobs (she works in an office and as the RFA party planner), he would have brought her along
He made sure to propose and get her a ring before he left so that no guys would try to horn in on his territory
Once MC found out she was pregnant, she had to hide it to make sure Yoosung would focus on his studies
Of course, the RFA gradually found out, but MC convinced them to keep it a secret to make sure he didn’t get too distracted
Except, Yoosung came home on a holiday break and found her pregnant and flipped
On the way hand, yay! Baby!
On the other hand… well the emoji explains it best 😱
Of course MC explains, and he just…
He states then and there that he is going to go back, finish school ahead of time, and they are going to get married ASAP
He loves her too much and wants to be with her and their child as soon as he can
Sure enough, in three months, Yoosung finished his program, gets home, marries MC (on paper, they plan an actual ceremony for when the baby is born) and MC has the baby
A few months later, they have an official ceremony (his little sister has been paid to take care of the baby during the ceremony)
It’s all very sweet
After their coffee shop got popular, Jaehee wanted to go to Italy and learn more about coffee there
MC and Jaehee had been trying IV treatments with little success, so Jaehee figured it was a good, safe time to leave
But MC found out she was pregnant not too long after
She was going to tell Jaehee, except when Jaehee called and started raving about all the fun she was having, MC couldn’t bring herself to take it away by telling her
Of course, it accidentally came out when MC was around seven months along because Yoosung, well….
He was in a convo with Jaehee in the Messenger, and she was scolding him for gaming too much
“You’re going to make a great mom, Jaehee”
“;;;; why are you saying that now?”
“Well, you’ve seen how big MC is getting! She’s swelling up like a balloon!”
Zen pops into the convo, “Yoosung! Don’t say that about women! They’re feelings are delicate!”
MC pops in, “hey guys, what’s going on?”
“Are you gaining weight, MC?” Jaehee asks “are you okay? Are you eating right?”
“Wait, does she not know?” Zen asks
“Of course she’s gaining weight! She’s having baby!” Yoosung tacks on before anyone can stop him
“IM GOING BACK TO KOREA!!!”
Yoosung is properly scolded by Zen and MC, but Jaehee comes back within a week
Jaehee ends up saying that she will only return to Italy to complete her research once their daughter is six months old
Which she does, but as soon as she’s done, she comes home and is the best mom ever
Zen got his big break
He was going to act in a movie overseas
But he was going to be gone for a year
MC found out she was pregnant three days before he had to leave, so she told him nothing
She knew him
Knew that he would stay and give up this opportunity, so she decided not to tell him because she didn’t want him to give this role up
She promised to video chat with him everyday, and talk on the Messenger as much as possible
The only problem was the other RFA members
As the pregnancy progressed, she had to tell the other members about the pregnancy and swear them to secrecy
Zen remained ignorant of it for six months, the whole time, the rest of the RFA feeling super guilty about keeping this from him
More than once, Yoosung almost spills the beans
Meanwhile, MC takes a picture of herself everyday that she’s pregnant so that Zen will be able to see it when he gets back
She hangs every ultrasound on the fridge
A few times, Zen asks if she’s gaining weight, at first she claims just not to be motivated to work out without her hubby around, but then she starts pretending to be offended
She lowers the chair of her desk so he can’t see her expanding tummy
He also notices her boobs get bigger (he likes)
After six months, Zen gets a few weeks off work because shooting is ahead of schedule, so he flies home
When he arrives, it’s night, and he didn’t tell her because he wants things to be a surprise
He gets home, sneaks through the apartment, and gets into their bedroom…. and is shocked when he sees her
Immediately he wakes her up and asks what the hell is going on
She’s frantic and embarrassed and has no idea how to explain, but she does
He confirms that he would have stayed if she had just told him, but she says that exactly why she didn’t
She didn’t want him to pass up this opportunity he was so excited about
And it’s too late for him to back out now
MC also admits that the RFA knew
He’s furious, but Yoosung acting weird and avoiding him suddenly makes sense
Zen, of course, spends the next two weeks catching up on everything, feeling the baby, and doting on his beloved wife
He’s angry that there’s a high chance of him not being around for the birth, though, given the due date
He doesn’t post anything on social media, either, because he doesn’t want to anyone to notice how sudden this is
He says he’ll post updates only after the baby is born
When Zen finally has to leave, he’s super unhappy, but MC assures him that she’ll hold down the fort and let him know if anything else happens
Once Zen is back on set, he talks to his bosses and works out with them being able to go home for the week that the baby is due
Of course, MC goes into labor just hours before his flight lands
- He meets her at the hospital, and once the baby is born, he takes a picture of MC holding the baby and posts it
His fans explode, but like, 75% are happy for him (the other 25% are just envious of MC and wish they were in her place)
And while he has to go back on set only a week later, she constantly sends him pictures, which he then posts and/or shows off to all his cast mates
When he finally gets home, he just dotes on their little boy, the pictures online increase, and he just shows him off whenever he can
Although the little one turns out to be remarkably shy ☺️
Like, Zen brings him to a meet and greet with his fans, and the one to two year old whines and buries his face into his daddy’s chest because all these women are big, scary, and unfamiliar to him
Within a year of being married, Chairman Han needs Jumin to go overseas and oversee the opening of a new branch office
He doesn’t like leaving his bride and beloved cat at home, but he does so because he must
Besides that, he trusts MC to take his place and run his division until she gets back
Of course, MC finds out days after Jumin left that she’s carrying his baby
She arranges to stay in the apartment as much as possible in her later pregnancy, not telling the RFA and definitely making sure that the media doesn’t find out
Of course, MC gets hella antsy by herself, so she tries to stay active, she has staff that know, and they have all signed a contract to keep it a secret (breach of said contract would result in immediate termination and legal action)
She arranges for doctors to come to her, and the Chairman only finds out because he comes to visit her one day and she’s starting to show
After she explains things, including how she didn’t want Jumin to worry or not focus on his job, Mr. Chairman apologizes to her for putting her in this position, but thanks her for being so considerate
He also agrees to keep the secret
When Jumin returns to Korea at long last, Mr. Chairman and MC are waiting for him at the airport… with his three month old son
He’s shocked and confused, and of course they apologize for keeping this from him, but he immediately hugs MC and takes the baby in his arms
He also promises to “punish” MC a little for keeping this from him
When the RFA find out, they flip they’re collective shit
Saeyoung’s is the hardest
He had to leave on a mission, he had no idea how long he’d be gone
All he could do was promise to come home to her as fast as possible
- MC merely kissed him goodbye
Two weeks later, MC found out
She was very open about the whole thing, but there was no word from Saeyoung
He had no idea because he was so deep into work he couldn’t even get on his phone and contact her
In the Messenger, MC posted pictures of the ultrasounds, some of the maternity clothes she bought
Jumin helped her find the best doctors
Jaehee would take her shopping and make sure she was eating right
Yoosung helped her learn more about babies by studying baby books with her (and also being subsequently horrified and disgusted by some of the things that would happen during the pregnancy)
Zen… well, Zen was pretty useless, but at least he made her laugh while she was lonely (and after they hung out over lunch, they almost started a scandal by accident)
When the baby was three or four months old, MC went to the park with the baby, just for a walk and some fresh air
“As much as I love you’re daddy, you can’t be too much like him, okay? You need sunshine! ^^”
When she gets home, MC finds Saeyoung sitting on the floor, surrounded by the baby’s things, crying
She immediately pulls him into a hug and he begs her forgiveness for leaving her when she was pregnant
MC forgives him easily, holds him as he cries, and introduces him to his little girl
First thing their daughter does upon seeing Saeyoung is grab his hair (which hasn’t been cut since MC last saw him) and pulls while giggling
When he realizes the baby has his hair, he starts blubbering and laughing and the same time
That night, he stays up the whole time, reading all the messages from the last year and watching over their daughter in her crib
After that, he holds their baby as much as possible, cuddles her, and coos
He even suggests they do a ton of family outings (i.e. park, amusement park, waterpark), some of which MC vetoes because the baby is too young
After getting his sight back, V wanted to go travel the world for a little while and create his next exhibit
MC sends him off with her blessing
He promises to keep in touch, and kisses her goodbye
When she finds out, she just carries on
She doesn’t really tell anyone or make a fuss, and since she only talks with V over the phone, he doesn’t see her growing
When he finally returns home, an engagement ring in his pocket for her, he discovers her holding a child
Immediately he’s wracked with guilt, but she assures him that it’s fine
She just hands him the baby and tells him as long as he’s there for their children, everything is fine
When he realizes she said children, she goes into the other room and pulls out their other baby
Now he feels twice as bad, because she had twins alone, but their son and daughter are happy and healthy, so she tells him it’s fine
V proposes to her a few days later, showing her the ring he bought overseas
She, of course, accepts
The next two exhibitions he makes are focusing on her and their children respectively
Actually…. I lied Saeran’s is the hardest
MC told him she was pregnant
He didn’t take it well
He didn’t take as badly as she thought, but he was super terrified and didn’t think he was up to the task
So he ran away
Yeah, he left MC alone to give birth to and raise their child
He didn’t say anything before he left, just disappeared into the night the day he found out and… she didn’t hear from him again
Truth be told, he left because he wanted to insure their child’s future and safety, and the best way to do that was to remove any major threats against them
Also, he left because he needed to get better and be in a place where he could be a father to this child
Of course, when he returned things weren’t exactly… easy.
He wasn’t welcomed back with open arms.
His brother and the RFA all but shunned him, and MC refused to talk to him or let him see the baby
The only reason Saeran got to see the baby and prove he was ready to be there and be a father and make up for leaving was MC had to go to work and Saeyoung was her emergency baby sitter
And Saeran was staying with Saeyoung at the time, and Saeyoung had an emergency he suddenly had to take care of, so he ended up leaving the baby alone with him
Saeran did his best, got out the teething toys when the baby started crying, and kept the baby as calm as possible until Saeyoung could come back
Truth be told, Saeyoung recorded the whole thing so that when MC showed up to pick up the baby, he could show that Saeran deserved a chance to make it up to her
A few emergency babysitting sessions later and MC allowed Saeran into their babies life
The marauders met way before their Hogwarts years. Remus wasn’t even a werewolf yet. They were about 4 and all of them were taken to Diagon Alley by their parents for different reasons but ended up meeting at Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour.
Walburga Black let Sirius play with little James Potter as she caught up with a very polite and pure blooded Euphemia Potter. Sirius was just standing very still as he watched James bounce all over the place, letting his ice cream drip to the ground, as he excitedly told Sirius a story that sounded everything but real.
Then, they heard the bell from the door and a lady walked in with small chubby kid holding on tightly to her mother’s hand, half hiding behind her as he chose what ice cream he wanted to eat. James watched the boy curiously and walked over to him. “The chocolate frog with popping caramel is really good.” He told the boy over his shoulder getting a jump out of him. Little Peter Pettigrew looked over at James Potter and smiled before asking his mother for the chocolate frog flavoured ice cream with popping caramel.
Peter’s mother let him chat with the young Potter and Black, just glad to see her son talk with other kids his age for once. He looked happy too.
Then a man walked inside the shop, carrying his son who was wildly trying to explain his father why he really needed a wand like… right now. Lyall Lupin chuckled and put Remus down so he could pick his ice cream flavour. Remus looked up at his father and was trying to bargain a “Alright if I don’t get a wand, at least I can get two flavours” kind of deal when he gained the attention of a curious Sirius Black. And once Remus made it and was patiently waiting for his two scoops, Sirius elbowed James and Peter and walked over to him. he just had to meet the boy who got his father to get him two scoops of ice cream. I mean, two scoops! And it was almost dinner time!
After that parents started calling their respective kids to go on with their affairs and the boys wouldn’t meet again for years.
This was supposed to go to @jilylicious ask box as a small happy headcanon but it just got out of hand. Oops.
I very much want chickens, but something I don't know is how to tell when a chook is enjoying something vs tolerating something vs quietly seething and waiting to take revenge
one of the great things about chickens is that they don’t seethe (quietly or otherwise) or take revenge - they just don’t have much of a concept of either of those things. for the most part, if a chicken doesn’t like something, it will tell you right away by yelling, struggling, or both.
for example, if a chicken doesn’t like being held, it will yell and struggle when you pick it up. it may scratch you or even peck you in the process, depending on how unhappy it is. if you can manage to keep ahold of it until it realizes you aren’t letting go, it will probably quiet down and tolerate being held. if it isn’t too distressed, it might realize “hey, i’m not dying, this isn’t so bad,” and calm down and enjoy some nice neck skritches (or even fall asleep in your arms, my hen does that once she’s done kicking me with her sharp feet).
as for chicken body language, i kind of read it subconsciously so i’m not sure how to explain it very well, but i’ll do my best!
a happy, relaxed chicken who is enjoying skritches, a dustbath, a sunbath, or just a nice hangout, will often blink their eyes slowly and sort of squinch their eyelids. this video is a good example of this behavior: x
if a healthy chicken is voluntarily lying on their side, that means they feel extremely calm and secure. example: x
in this video (x), my pullet dynamite is drowsing while i pet her head. i’m not restraining her; she sat down on my stomach because she wanted to, and she is free to go anytime. the first time i touch her ear, she shakes her head because it tickles. the second time, she starts to get annoyed with me. you can see how she wakes up, moves around, and rejects my attempts to continue to pet her. right after i stopped filming, she stood up and left. also notice how she opens her eyes all the way, indicating that she’s no longer all blissed-out and snoozy
in this video (x), the pullets are anxious and on-edge because they spotted a potential “predator” (in this case it was probably a crow or an airplane they saw out the window). notice the jerky movements and the outstretched necks. this is the body language of a moderately agitated chicken
if a flock of chickens are scared of something, you WILL hear about it. the call that they’re making in the video is a typical alarm call and it’s quite loud. chickens may stay quiet if they’re hiding from a hawk, but otherwise, they make a big fuss about a predator or a potential predator
in this video (x), the pullet doesn’t like being held and she’s telling us about it, but she’s not unduly distressed. she’s not enjoying being restrained in midair and she would prefer to be set down, thank you very much
hens are quiet when they’re happy, for the most part. if they’re yelling, they’re worked up about something. the thing they’re worked up about may or may not be serious. hens also make a big racket after laying an egg
chicks peep and trill all the time, sometimes even in their sleep. if they start peeping very shrilly and loudly, it means something’s wrong. they might be cold, or hungry, or one of them might have wandered away from the others and can’t find its way back. if chicks are shrieking, you should check on them asap
roosters crow, and talk to their hens. they have a special call that they use to tell the hens they’ve found food. i don’t have a ton of experience with roosters, so you’d be better off asking someone else about them
it looks like i just spent an hour or so hyperfocusing on this so i’ll wrap it up since it’s getting kind of long. i hope it helps at least a little bit!
i’m still quite new to chicken keeping, so more experienced chicken keepers feel free to add on!
allura + the og paladins bc you’re all right we don’t appreciate her enough
we saw that zarkon got her a birth gift but so did the other paladins. trigel got her a book of myths of her people (bc “we all hope she learns from anyone but you, alfor”). blaytz got her a ceremonial dagger (“zarkon and i coordinated our gifts, as you can see” “please get out of my castle you are no longer welcome on altea” “….are you joking i can never tell when youre joking” ). gyrgan is the only one that got an age appropriate gift (a beautiful blanket woven by his top artists).
her parents do let allura keep the dagger though, and when she’s old enough blaytz teaches her how to use it correctly
for one of her birthdays someone gets her a cape so she could match w/ her dad and honestly she wore it every single day for like two years
tbh the ogs brought gifts for her all the time! like souvenirs from new and exciting planets and Space Rocks
since alfor is the only Dad (i’m assuming) the paladins all sort of silently agree to look out for his reckless ass but also alfor being Who He Is As A Person means that he’s the one that’s always there with those near death experiences
after allura’s mom dies alfor is both Incredibly Reckless in his grief and overly cautious because he does not want to leave allura an orphan at such a young age and holy shit does he frustrate everyone around him (and himself)
its rare that one of them got to babysit allura but it did happen. she was a very curious child who asked a lot of questions and also kind of adventurous and definitely a handful even for a paladin of voltron
allura: can i take a ride in your lion gyrgan: no your dad might kill me allura, with puppy dog eyes: pwease gyrgan: …….just a quick jaunt around the system
three hours later they come back and altea is ready 2 go to war to find their princess and gyrgan gets chewed out by alfor (angry alfor is Scary)
zarkon is fucking terrible with children he loses allura for five whole hours and enlists coran to help him find her before alfor comes back
gyrgan most definitely carried her on his shoulders. it was adorable. alfor tried but accidentally hit allura’s head against a low beam. it was a sad day on altea.
allura and her lesbian Big sister trigel rb if u agree
there was probably a special term for lesbian in trigel’s language that she’s happy to share with allura
there was definitely a scheduled Girl Time between the two of them after allura lost her mom and trigel most definitely let her (discretely) pilot the green lion at least once
alfor…hid when things got bad between him and zarkon but allura grew up with all the war stories about alfor’s younger days and how the paladins went from just allies to friends
if coran was like a second father to her then the other paladins were all the weird extended family that you spend a weekend with once every five years and the visit ends with you in the hospital
blaytz was That guy that always mussed up her hair as a way of greeting and allura always giggled it was Sweet
Listen allura grew up wanting nothing more than to be a paladin of voltron and the ogs all supported her! they knew she was a good kid who was going to make a great queen and an amazing paladin, given the chance
allura gave the ogs Dirt on alfor from time to time and general gossip they were like family okay
This was a request for @omg-gilliankazoo-me made.. a while ago.. Sorry it took so long and also ended up being longer then intended… Anyway enjoy!
was more than a little conflicted. The woman that held hands with his adoptive
father seemed nice enough, but a beautiful face had become a problem on
multiple different occasions.
eyes scanned around the cabin of Bruce’s private plane and he could feel his
foot start to tap with a nervous edge, if she wanted, this would be the perfect
place to pull the rug out from under them and reveal herself to be the
mastermind she was. Granted his paranoid thoughts were brought on by history
rather than by any actions that she had taken, but one could never be too
stare too hard or she’s going to know somethings up,” his brother Tim stated as
he typed away on his laptop.
not much else to stare at, we haven’t even taken off yet,” Dick whispered back
slightly annoyed. “Have you found anything yet?”
Tim says solemnly. “No bombs, no tracking signals, no guns.”
almost like she’s just Bruce’s girlfriend,” a harsh voice comments.
blue eyes shift to meet his other brother, Jason, who hadn’t even bothered to
move his eyes from the window to acknowledge Dick’s presence.
how many times have they just been his girlfriend?” Dick questions
rolls his eyes in consent but adds, “the kid seems to be all right with her.”
gaze slides back over to where Bruce and the woman were sitting and met green
eyes glaring at him from in between the seats. Dick had to admit that it was
strange for Damian to have taken a liking to anyone, and he was surprised how
quickly his youngest brother had formed an attachment to the woman.
makes it even worse, what if she’s mind controlled them somehow?”
be the first time,” Tim adds.
eyes left the window to look at the concern laced in his older brother’s eyes.
He shifted his gaze to the woman and Bruce. As much as he hated it, he couldn’t
agree with Dick that the woman had Bruce under some sort of mind control or was
manipulating him and the kid for her own gain. She looked at him with just as
much admiration that he gave her.
he mumbles casting his gaze back to the tarmac.
plane is clean,” Tim pipes up.
must be planning something for when we land,” Dick mumbles.
kidnapping maybe?” Tim muses. “Maybe we should try and subdue her now. She
wouldn’t be able to take on the five of us.”
not helping you idiots,” Jason adds his eyelids falling shut.
of us,” Tim corrects.
wouldn’t help us either and Damian probably won’t.”
us, those aren’t very good odds.”
we land we just need to get her alone, then we can strike and find out what her
would like to posit one last time that she’s probably a normal woman.”
Dick roll their eyes at Jason.
are you even here?” Dick questions. “I didn’t think that you would have
actually wanted to come on vacation with us.”
invited me,” Jason responds with a shrug, “and that invitation came with a
promise of my own room at the opposite end of the hotel, so the only time I
have to spend with you losers is on the plane ride here and back.”
got to you too,” Dick mutters, arms crossing over his chest indignantly.
a few moments of silence before that door to the private plane finally shut and
one of two stewardesses came to give safety instructions. Not to long after the
plane was in the air, Dick searched his carry-on bag for any inflight
he thought when he opened the bag and realized that the only thing that he had
with him was his half-charged cellphone. Dick slammed his head back onto the
headrest, ready to spend the hours long flight in complete boredom.
minutes later a warm hand slipped onto Dicks shoulder, catching his attention.
He felt his cheeks warm when his gazed met the ruby red lipped smile of the
asked to give this to you,” she said politely. The woman slipped a tablet into
his hands. “Internet is already to go.”
it’s no problem, your mother had us prepare them, she was worried that one of
you might forget to bring something.”
not my mother,” Dick states flatly, the butterflies from the pretty stewardess
gone. As he turns forward in his seat.
sudden cold demeanor startled the woman and she almost flinched back from him.
she says walking away quickly.
eyes find themselves on the woman who had fallen rather silent now as she
tapped away on the device she had on her lap. Seemingly able to feel his eyes
on her she looked at him and flashed him a small smile. Dick quickly cut his
eyes away from the woman, afraid that if he looked at her he would find himself
smiling back at her.
Dick and Tim mad at me?” you ask softly. Bruce’s blue orbs slide worriedly over
to meet yours and the and on your waist, gives you a reassuring squeeze and
uses the other to hit the button to call the elevator.
that I know of, why?”
plane,” you start, “it seemed like they weren’t happy to be there, and since
I’m the one who thought it would be a good idea to bring them I thought that
maybe that they were a little angry.”
sure it’s nothing,” Bruce says with a smile.
we should have spent more time together back at home rather than just up and
bringing them on a vacation,” you muse as the elevator doors close and the
compartment starts to go up the shaft. “We’ve been dating for almost a year,
but they don’t really know me, I imagine it’s uncomfortable being on a trip
with a stranger.”
elevator open to the top floor, the floor that Bruce had rented for the duration
of your vacation.
he says after thinking on it for some time.
suite that you, Bruce and Damian would be staying was located at the end of the
hall. Each of the boys had all already gone to their rooms, seemingly finding
being in your and Bruce’s presence for a few extra minutes while you finished
checking in simply unbearable.
let Bruce know, but he’d already figured out the fact that the boys weren’t
comfortable around you nagged at the back of your mind. When you first got
serious about your relationship with Bruce, he’d told you what to expect with
his children, that they all had their guards up in one way or another, but you
hadn’t expected them to hold you at arm’s length the way they did, to not even
try to get to know you.
entered the large penthouse suite and felt your heart flutter slightly at the
size of it all. You still weren’t used to the lavishness of which Bruce lived,
and he was very nonchalant about it all.
could have fit everyone in here,” you comment as you wander around the suite,
admiring the cream-colored walls and cool black marble of the floor.
wants to spend vacation in the room with their parents,” he says absently.
feel a blush run over your cheeks but you don’t say anything.
was a knock on the door, Bruce being closest opens the door and reveals a bell
hop and a maid.
Mr. Wayne, we’ve brought your luggage, and can put it all away for you if you
he says with the smile and moves aside to let both in.
maid and the bell hop come inside with the first of your bags and greet you
with a smile when they see you.
bedroom?” she questions you.
the Master Bedroom I guess,” you say awkwardly, slightly uncomfortable with the
idea of having someone trifle through your things.
your nerves, Bruce smiles, “Why don’t you explore the hotel, I’ll make sure
everything gets set up properly.”
you say with a relieved smile.
the bedroom doors opens and reveals the youngest Wayne.
they brought the bags up yet?” Damian asks.
now,” you smile, “Why don’t you come explore the hotel with me while we wait
for them to unpack everything?”
green eyes blink at you for a moment before he nods his head in agreement.
would be best to scout out our surroundings in a foreign place.”
You toss a raised eyebrow at Bruce who
shakes his head slightly embarrassed.
“Come on then,” you say with a smile.
“I’m telling you she’s up to
something,” Dick says angrily.
“So, she just had Bruce fly us all to
the Bahamas, rent out the top floor of an extremely popular hotel and gave us
our own separate rooms, that we asked for by the way, so that she could what?
Relax us to death?” Jason quips.
“It’s not like bad guys have never had
overly complicated plans before,” Tim adds.
“I just don’t understand why you guys
can’t be happy the Bruce has found a normal woman for once and let them be.”
“Because nothing that happens to him is
ever normal, Jason!” Dicks says exasperatedly. “Who does he talk to outside of
us or the league? No one. He goes to work in the morning as Bruce Wayne, he
comes home at Night and is the Batman, there’s no in between, no down time.
Then ten months ago, this woman just shows up and they’re dating and he gives
her a job at the company?”
“It’s not like he’s never dated before
or given someone a job,” Jason states with a raised eyebrow.
“Yeah, but all of them had a history,”
Tim adds in as he pulls his laptop from his bag.
“She’s a ghost Jason, no past, no
present, and if we have anything to say about it, no future.”
“Not even a fake I.D.?” Jason asks
standing behind Tim has he watches him pull up the woman’s file on the screen.
“Just a name and a birthdate,” Tim says
“Bruce would know all of this then,”
Jason states, “Why wouldn’t he tell us at least so we could be on our guard.”
“Blackmail, maybe she has something
“You do know we are talking about Batman, right?”
“Like I said earlier, brainwashing”
“The kid too?” Jason questions.
“It would explain why he warmed up to
her so fast.”
“Guys,” Dick states looking at his
brothers, “We’ve got to break whatever hold she’s got on them and fast before
she carries out whatever her plan is. Then when they’re free we put her in jail
just like we do with all of the other bad guys.”
“Shouldn’t we question her? Figure out
what it is she actually wants?”
“Yeah, I mean that was part of the
arrest her thing, but I figured that was implied.”
There was an awkward silence as the
boys looked at each other.
“Hey guys,” a voice called from the
door a long with a knock.
Dick went to open the door and found
the woman there standing with Damian looking expectantly at him.
“We were going to go explore the hotel,
any of you want to come?” She asked with a wide smile. Her tone seemed happy,
and the crinkle of the skin around her eyes made the question seem genuine, but
Dick couldn’t help but think of all of the women who’d come before and how real
“We are actually on our way back to our
rooms, jet leg,” he said curtly. He felt his heart stir slightly when the smile
dropped off her face in disappointment and squashed it down inside of him.
Damian looked at him skeptically with a
raised eyebrow and a questioning cock of his head, “So weak that you couldn’t
handle a quick flight Grayson? We didn’t even change time zones.”
“Yeah well, this was short notice and I
didn’t sleep well on the plane,” Dick adverted his eyes from the pair and
though he could tell that he was being absurdly childish, he couldn’t stop his annoyed
“All right then,” she said with a nice
tone and a pleasant smile but none of the warmth reached her eyes. “It’s just
me and Damian then.”
Dick watched as the pair walked down to
the hall toward the elevator and then closed the door behind him.
“You could stop being such an asshole
to her, if she’s this evil genius you claim she is, you’re going to let her
know that you are on to her.” Jason comments from the bed looking over the
files on Tim’s laptop.
“I can’t help it.” Dick says plopping down
on one of the chairs close to the bed, “it just comes out when I talk to her.”
“We should get some data on her,” Tim
says only half listening to the conversation as he fiddled with a small camera
that he pulled out of his backpack. “We don’t know anything about her and
fighting blindly isn’t smart, we should follow her while she’s walking around
Jason and Dick lock eyes with each
other and nod in agreement.
“Let’s go do some recon then.”
It wasn’t hard to tell that the boys
were following you. You’d caught Jason’s eye not too long after you entered the
dining room and you’d probably would have shrugged him off if he had broken eye
contact with you like he normally does, instead his overly friendly gaze caused
you to be more aware of your surroundings. After that your keen eyes caught
sight of Tim at a corner table in the hotels dining room enjoying whatever food
was placed in front of him rather inconspicuously. As you and Damian moved to
check out the gift shop, you’d spotted Dick halfheartedly flirting with the
bartender not too far away from the store.
“What do you think?” Damian questioned
as he turned to show you the pair of sun glasses that he had slipped on.
“Very practical,” you answered
absentmindedly after glassing at the wide black frames on the small boy’s head.
Noticing your lack of attention, he
turned to gaze at his brother who was pretending to be flattered by the bartender’s
“They think you’re some kind of evil
mastermind,” he comments nonchalantly as he placed the frames back on the
stand, deciding he didn’t like the feel of the cheap plastic.
“They said that?” you ask worriedly.
“More or less,” he said with a shrug,
“I read their lips on the plane, they thought you were going to try and kidnap
us, I’m sure they still have the same concerns.”
“Why would they think that?”
“Father doesn’t have the very best
taste in women. And besides they aren’t completely wrong about you, are they?”
You meet the green eyes of the small
boy and roll yours with a sight, “I’m not saying they don’t have a need to be
wary I just thought that your father would have told them about me already.”
“We aren’t exactly open with our
secrets,” he says fiddling with a beige pair of glasses that caught his eyes.
“How would you tell them that your significant other is a former assassin and
is not going to try and kill you.”
“No wonder they hate me so much,” you
say with a sigh. “I specifically asked Bruce if they knew about me.”
“That’s a question open to several
interpretative answers,” Damian said looking at himself in the shop mirror
before shaking his head and placing the pair of glasses back.
“I’ll be back,” you mumble.
“Hey, how much are these?” Damian asks
the shop owner who rolls his large weary eyes at the demanding boy.
“They’re imported,” he responds
gruffly, “So they cost more, than the others.
The boy waves you away with a hand as
he continues to pursue the selection of the shop.
Making your way over to the bar where
Dick sat you take a seat next to him.
“So, are you here with your family?”
asks the brunette bartender asks Dick ignoring your presence.
“Yes,” he says abstinently as he sharp
blue eyes meet yours skeptically.
“Can I have a beer please?” you ask
sweetly trying to get her attention.
“Yeah, sure,” she says not meeting your
gaze. “How long are you here for?”
“Oh, only a week,” you say
interrupting, “I would have planned for longer but we have better service back
home and I didn’t know how long I could deal with rude bartenders.”
She cuts her amber eyes at you ready
with a snarky comment but your words finally register in her mind.
“Oh! Is this your mo-“
“No,” Dick interjects turning his body
to face you entirely, “Can you bring me a beer too, please?”
The two of you sit in silence for a
moment but when she comes back with two glasses and two bottles of whatever the
house beer was. You push aside the glass and take swig from the bottle and put
it back on the bar.
Dick does the same watching you warily.
“We need to talk,” you say watching as
he places the bottle down.
“Going to confess?” he questions with a
“Maybe,” you say looking around the
room catching the curious eyes of his other brothers who snapped their
attention away from you when you caught them staring. “I’m just worried my
confession won’t be as devious as you suspect it of being. Kidnapping isn’t a specialty
of mine, after all.”
“You were listening?”
“No, but a little bird told me.”
“Damian,” he says with a roll of his
“Get your brothers and come to our room
after you guys are all done down here,” you say patting him on the
shoulder. “I’ll answer any questions you
guys have, okay?”
His blue orbs meet yours and with a
sigh he nods his head before taking another swig of his drink.
You smile and pick up your bottle and
walk back to the gift shop where you left Damian.
Dick watches with a frown as he watches
Damian almost perk up at your return and how he follows you the way a hatchling
would follow the mother duck.
“Get anything?” Jason questions as he
comes up to Dick’s side Tim coming up behind him.
“Wants us to meet her in Bruce’s room,
said that she’d tell us everything.”
“Should we go?”
“I don’t think it’s a trap,” Tim says,
“There doesn’t seem to be anything particularly suspicious about the resort, nothing
delivered out of the ordinary, normal population, and normal crime rate.”
“So, safe,” Jason says with a shrug. “At
least here on the resort. If it’s just her in the room we can take her.”
Dick downs the rest of his drink before
standing up, “Let’s go then.”
Bruce took a sip of his drink as he sat against the couch
with crossed legs flipping through the pages of a book that he’d brought with
him. Next to him Damian did the same.
Their relaxed attitude completely at odds with the tense posture of the
boys who sat with you at the small dining table.
The table around you was
silent and you bit your lip in hesitation. You let out a sigh and rubbed the back of your
neck nervously and then took a sip of the margarita placed in front of you.
“When Damian was five, I left the League of Assassins,” you
state looking in each pair of blue eyes.
You watched as they digested your words and the idea ran
through their minds.
“W-what?” Dick speaks up first. He’d certainly suspected
that you were who you said you were but he wasn’t expecting you to be so…forthcoming
with the information.
“You all enjoy saving people, don’t you?” You question.
The boys don’t say anything just stare at you still stunned.
“Even if you get a little lost on the way,” you say eyes lingering
on Jason’s form. “Bruce has instilled in you the want to help people, to
protect people. And if you wanted to stop being your ‘other selves’, I’m sure you’d still find ways to help people,
because it’s a part of who you are now.”
You swish the drink in your glass around, watching the ice
melt slowly, “It was like that for me when I was a part of the league. Except,
I couldn’t stop killing people. There wasn’t a moment in my mind when I wasn’t
consumed by rage, or the urge to get my next target. That kind of thing wares
on a person, even if they don’t realize it.”
“Well, you did, stop I mean,” Tim starts, “Seeing as you’re
here now. How did that happen?”
You take a sip of your drink, “I was six when an assassin
from the league was hired to kill my parents and they took me as a bonus. I was
13 when Bruce left the League. I never got a chance to meet him or talk with
him, but I was old enough to understand that there was a hole that he left
there. And that it gave Ra’s al Ghul a rage that we hadn’t really seen before.
“I-we, trained hard. Kids like me were told that we were
given a second chance at life at the whim of the League and that we shouldn’t
even dare to think about being defiant the way that Bruce had been, and we
didn’t, we weren’t. We wanted to do things that made the people who we thought
of as our parents happy. If that meant killing an old man or a baby we did it.
And it when on like this for years,
“I was 16 when I met Talia for the first time. We were,
close, as close as the two of us could be. When she had Damian, I was there.
And for the first years of his life I cared for him. She was happy with the
arrangement, since mothering never came naturally to Talia, and I got to have a
small family that was all my own. When He was four and just climbed his first mountain.
Both she and Ra’s were ecstatic about it and I watched as they put him through
the same training that I was forced to do. And he progressed fast. Every day I
watched him grow and get stronger, harder, deadlier.
“When he was away from me, I worried about what type of
danger he was in, what was she teaching him, how was she corrupting him.”
“You loved him,” Dick states watching as the boy’s green
eyes flash over to his momentarily.
“I adored him,” you correct with a smile on your face. “And
I thought that I would eventually be able to let go like that but I couldn’t.
The more attached that I got to Damian the more I realized that I couldn’t
stand what I was doing. Killing people didn’t make me happy anymore, it just
made me worry for him,
“When I asked Ra’s if I could detach myself from the mission
side of the organization he agreed. I was so happy, all I would have to do was
one last mission, and I could finally have some sort of peace.”
“What was the mission?” Jason questions.
“Murder a diplomat’s daughter, it was for revenge. The man
had crossed the League in some way and I had to take care of it. It was nothing
I hadn’t done before, so I thought it would be easy. Of course, it wasn’t. When
I snuck into her room and saw that she wasn’t any older than Damian, I couldn’t
do it, and so I ran and I never went back
“I travelled for a couple of years’ land made money doing
jobs as a mercenary as well as I could eventually Talia came for me and after
what was supposed to be a fight to the death ended in a stalemate, she told me
that she’d left Damian, in the care of his father and I couldn’t help but want
to find him and see what type of heathen’s care she’d left Damian in.”
“And you found Bruce.”
“Exactly, and then I told him my story. He allowed me to
work for him and gave me a new name.”
“That can’t be all there is too it, how did you convince him
to help you?”
“Damian helped, the rest is private,” you say with a teasing
smile on your face causing the faces of the boys to flush in embarrassment and
elicit a chuckle from Bruce.
“I can’t tell you everything I’ve done, or who I’ve hurt, I
don’t want to go back to that place, but I hope you know I want nothing more than
to protect not just Damian, but you guys too,” you end with a warm smile on
“Also,” Bruce interjects, “If she was an evil mastermind you
all did a horrible job at letting her know that you were on to her. That whispering you were doing on the plane,
“It was a small space, the sound probably bounced off the
walls, we were perfectly stealthy,” Dick rationalizes.
“I told you that you both were being ridiculous,” Jason says
pushing himself away from the table, standing up and stretching.
“It’s not like she wasn’t an assassin though, she’s just the
good kind,” Tim says with a shrug and then turns his attention to you, “Sorry
we thought you were going to kidnap us.”
“It’s no big deal, I’m happy that you all are so proactive.
There so much I could teach you all,” you saw swooning slightly, “Non-lethal
things of course.”
“Sorry for thinking you were an evil monster,” Dick said
sheepishly. “Hopefully we can get to know each other while on vacation.”
“Weeelll,” you start your fingers fidgeting slightly, “Technically
I’m the only one on vacation.”
“What?” Jason questioned suddenly reengaging in the conversation.
“You didn’t actually think I was going to leave Gotham for a
week unprotected without a reason, did you?” Bruce interjected.
“So, this,” Dick motioned
to the room, “Is part of the mission,”
“If it makes you feel better, I picked out the hotels and
the rooms, wanted you to be comfortable when you come back to rest,” you say
with a sweet smile.
“Ugh,” the three boys groan in unison.
“Honestly, you all were so distracted you didn’t notice the
obvious recon that Ummi and I were
doing earlier,” Damian says haughtily.
You flush at the term of endearment, but only Bruce seems to
notice as he glances over at you with a smile.
“What recon?” Tim questions skeptically, glancing between
the two of you.
“The man at the gift shop is a smuggler,” you say matter of factly,
“We believe that he is smuggling ingredients into the island for Scarecrow and
a new fear toxin he’s working on.”
“What?!” They question.
“And the woman who was working the bar, is the daughter of
one of the chemists act the facility,” Damian said bringing up an image on his
phone showing the bartender hugging a woman in a lab coat.
“Why, didn’t you say anything?” Tim questioned Bruce.
“A house divided can’t stand,” Bruce said simply, “You all were
so worried about what she might do you didn’t pay attention to your
surroundings. There is already a chance that some of us may accidently get
exposed to the toxin, so I brought you as back up. But having you distracted by
the fear that you all built up would have made the situation almost impossible
The boys look away slightly ashamed.
“Well then,” you say finishing off your drink. “You boys
better get ready, the suns about to set and the quicker you wrap this up the
quicker we can have an actual vacation.”
Dick looks at you with a smirk, “Let’s get started then.”