keep-the-lights-on

I’m working on it - I’m raw as sh*t and vulnerable at best…shaky knees at any human intimacy but making my best attempt at finding my way back to safe grounds. The root of all evil is the sorrows we carry around in our bones, the doors we have to bolt shut to keep the piled skeletons tucked away where no one can recognize them. There is no luggage to be ashamed of here. Keep your heart steady and light, rest assured that there IS love that will find beauty in your most hidden shed layers of skin. You can be the skin and heart you want to be if it’s already a desire within you.
Anyone who is not encouraging your truth, your dreams, your evolution, your rebirth, your short comings, helping you pull out the best version of yourself, who isn’t sharpening you, encouraging you, calling you out on your shit out of love, calling you back, championing your story, wishing only your best for you not theirs, but also keeping shit light, making you laugh, reminding you to not take yourself and life so seriously, looks at their own shit and owns it, should not be in your life. History alone doesn’t make a friendship. Choose wisely who you surround yourself with. It will change or not change, everything.

feeling everything so deeply is wonderful because simple things like the wind passing through the trees or your dog smiling make you overwhelmed with gratitude

but it also means that little things seem inexplicably hurtful, like the tone of someone’s voice or one word texts

keep sending light, put out the energy you want to surround yourself with 

keep being light

It’s so exhilarating to see posts about being in a bad place and realize it’s getting better because I can’t relate my current situation to the post I’m reading. I’m propelled by my own progress to fight against the negative thoughts and circular logic and keep moving towards the light at the end of the tunnel, because I’m the only one who’s going to get me there.

anonymous asked:

Hey! Question between A, N, F and M, what vampire would you say you're more like?

Ohhhh…. Good question! :D

Which one am I like?

Hm….I dunno, probably a mix of N and F. I’m not really hostile enough for M, and A is too broody for me, lol.

I don’t really like to push people like F does, but I do like to try and keep things light with a good dose of humour.

N is probably much more sensible than I am, but I do like to make sure everyone is happy and OK.

Thank you so much for the interesting question! :)

takemeoutwiththetrash  asked:

Let us know how DJing that wedding goes once you're done? I hope it's okay!

The event went fucking amazing. I didn’t take them, because I was working, but the groom handed me weed edibles halfway through dancing LOL.


I also gave my first toast as a DJ, because the toasts were kind of boring, and I wanted to keep the mood light. It went so well and I worried way too much over nothing.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I LOVE your fics and blog, I was just wondering what has been the hardest thing for you to write about in any of your fics?

Hey there!  Thanks for the sweet note!! <333  Hmm, the hardest thing … I guess the answer would be the middle section of Rob and Mich (when they were apart).  It probably sounds crazy, but I got sort of down when I was writing it.  I ended up scrapping nearly that whole part bc I was sad lol!  Another thing I wrangle with is repetition.  I’m basically writing about the same character over and over so I know I can’t escape it.  Other than that, I keep everything pretty light and fluffy so no real hardcore struggles.  Thanks for the question - interesting to think about!!  And thanks for reading! xxoo

Petroleum, when you think about it, is definitely an escaped piece of worldbuilding from a twee gothic fantasy dystopia

“The elven civilization gets energy from poisonous, flammable rock juice mined deep underground, sometimes causing earthquakes in the process. It’s slowly roasting their planet, but they keep doing it anyway to light their disposable palaces and fuel nihilistic displays of opulent wealth. Its stabler aethers are used in cosmetics rubbed upon the skin.”

silenced-papyrus  asked:

I have a question. I remember seeing a post about there being some kind of purple parasite thing that is inside Fresh!Sans and it's called the Fresh Parasite(correct me if im wrong). Also Kid!Fresh doesn't seem to have it. So did the Fresh Parasite, like, infect him when he got older and he uses his sunglasses to hide it or something? I guess he doesn't want to freak his brothers out.

Heya!

Meet Fresh!

So, yep, that creepy-crawly? That’s Fresh! He’s a parasite. So, every time you talk about Fresh!Sans, what you mean is Fresh-possessed Sans.

(Side note: Generally, referring to the host as ‘Sans’ isn’t right either, since the whole Lucidia redesign… Buuut that’s a whole another can of worms!)

Fresh, being a parasite, can’t survive for long without a host body, so he takes over people and feeds off of their soul’s energy. As a side-effect of such activity, you get a really cool visual of a soul stuck in the eye(socket)!

Neato, right? Well, the hosts probably wouldn’t agree, but no̕ ̵ơ͠ne'̡s̶͏͟ ̴͘a͟͠͡s̷k̀͠i̢͠͠n̵͡g̶͟ ̀th̀͟è͟m!̢ 

Ahem. Aaanyway…

@alainaprana has this beautiful ongoing comic called MommaCQ, where Geno, Error and Fresh are siblings.

But, since Fresh being a parasite throws a monkey wrench into that…

…he gets to be a regular kid. With personality, quirks and a whole pack of issues that come from being based on the original Fresh, of course!

But, being a regular kid, he has regular eyelights, yay!

Welp, hope that was helpful!


Fresh belongs to @loverofpiggies

MommaCQ belongs to @alainaprana

I can’t wait for Season 6 Episode 6

Let’s do a recap here

Season 1 Episode 6 starts like this

and immediately cuts to the team with Keith making the saddest face

and he gets so impatient about Lance being in the the pod that he starts tapping the glass and annoying everyone else asking when Lance is gonna be okay

and then has this disappointed and worried look when he realises he has to keep waiting

and then Lance gets out of the pod and we get these faces

just look at that soft happy surprised keith

and then Lance flirts with Allura and happy Keith turns into grumpy jealous Keith

and in the next scene Lance is eating and Keith is literally sitting on the table watching him

and gets annoyed when Lance says he did nothing to help

and then we get these fucking devastated faces when Lance says he doesn’t remember any of what Keith did

they had a bonding moment, he cradled him in his arms

and then we have the castle landing on a moon that is literally just a big bi flag. like that is it, the moon is a bi pride moon, look at this shit

and we have Lance flirting with Nyma while Keith makes this face

and then he switches to unimpressed mode

and then we have Lance getting frazzled when Nyma suggests she go for a ride with Keith

and then rainbow on bi moon

followed immediately by keith just chilling and smiling with Rolo and definitely not being super super gay right after the pride flag was flashed up on screen

and then we have the sequence where Keith gets Lance’s lion back and this triumphant face

morphs into this soft, soft expression the second he says Lance’s name

and then they’re both just so soft (and Lance is making up the blue part of the bi flag rn)

and then this wonderful flirting

and “I thought we bonded” over a shot of another rainbow with Lance and Keith noticeably being the only Paladins off-screen

And now for Season 2 Episode 6 where Keith doesn’t speak until Lance says this

and when we’re shown him here he’s behind Lance glaring

and once attention is on him he looks super vulnerable

and the next shot we get of him he still looks vulnerable as heck but Lance has moved over to stand beside him

and then he does the thing where he explains his tagline use to Keith before Keith has to ask what he’s talking about

and then we have our token gay keith moment when keith cradles allura in his arms and has zero reaction to it even when she is flustered and blushing - I get the impression he wouldn’t devastated if she forgot about it…

and then we have Lance looking real upset when he realises Allura and Lance have gone off together (which parallels nicely with his reaction to Nyma suggesting Keith take her for a ride)

and then we have the moment when Keith is back in the red lion and he helps the others and he’s got this triumphant face

and then Lance starts talking and he goes all soft (kinda like he did when he started talking to lance in s1e6)

and then Lance gets this look and asks if Keith and Allura are an item

and Keith’s reaction is to let his expression get even softer

LOOK AT THIS SHIT

the softest fondest keith and he is so happy Lance just asked if he was single

and then switches back to this when Hunk starts talking instead

and okay this episode doesn’t have as much Klance as s1e6 but then we have

SEASON 3 EPISODE 6

and holy fucking shit guys

which opens with Lance looking a little bi flag-ish again

with the blue suit and the red gun and the purple lighting on him and the gun and the everything

anyone else think maybe they kept their original suit colours just so lance could look a little more bi from now on?

and he’s got his eye on the targets

and he tells the “team” he’s gonna cover them but immediately brings his scope over to just one team member… *coughs*

and he just, y’know, follows keith for a while and watches him… instead of watching the enemy or any of his other teammates…

and then like two scenes later we have Lance’s “holy shit I’m bi” look and him flirting with Shiro (kinda)

and then we get multiple shots for the rest of this scene of Keith just glaring at Lance and looking thoroughly unimpressed (like he was when Lance flirted with Nyma… and Allura…)

and the very next scene starts with Keith still looking pissed 

and standing in front of his door like this when someone knocks on it, like he’s really not up for this shit right now

and then the door opens and it’s this vulnerable looking Lance

and Keith just immediately steps aside and lets go of that “I’m gonna fight anyone who dares to talk to me right now” stance

and Lance says he wants to talk about something and Keith looks so worried and then happy that he trusts him and tries to keep the atmosphere light for poor sad looking Lance

and then Lance says it’s because he’s the leader now and Keith’s expression just drops, he eyebrows literally just droop right there and then

and he gets all dejected like he shouldn’t have gotten his hopes up about Lance actually trusting him and thinking they’re close

but then Lance looks so vulnerable and tired and sad and Keith just looks so worried and soft

and he does his best to comfort and reassure him

and when Lance goes to leave he still looks super sad and dejected and Keith calls him back in such a romantic trope kinda way

and then he’s so soft and gentle and smiling and fond and jokes with him to try to lift his spirits

and Lance clearly appreciates it and look at this soft fond look he gets in return

and in the very next scene, they need to take the lions out, only like Lance said there are six paladins and only five lions, but Keith knows that Lance thinks he’s the one who will end up with no lion so before anyone else even has a chance to say anything, Keith voluntarily gives up the black lion and opts to stay at the castle so Lance won’t have to give up Red

and then when they’re on the Galra ship we have Keith looking to Lance when he’s deciding to go off on his own, and Lance agreeing with Shiro that Keith needs to stick with the rest of them while looking very worried about Keith

and then we have the fight with Lotor’s generals where Lance is bowled over by the force of a shot and Keith is sprinting to his aid before he even hits the ground

and right after that we get Lance saving Keith’s ass when he’s caught off guard and almost gets hit right in the face

he’s got you buddy

and then keith is so busy giving the softest of smiles to lance that he forgets he’s mid-battle and lets one galra general run by him and is almost blindsided by another one

anyway this post has ended up waaaaay longer than I was expecting considering I’m only talking about klance moments in THREE EPISODES but basically the point is that every episode 6 so far has been blessed and full of klance goodness and I think that season 6 is where we’ll get some canon klance and season 6 episode 6 will probably be beautiful if these are anything to go by

this has been a uh… a PSA I guess… that was… really far too long I am so sorry

but like… if there’s this much klance in three episodes alone then like… I dunno why anyone thinks it wont be canon at this point

How to attract each wonderful sun (or venus) sign✨

Aries: These peeps ADORE someone outgoing who shows their admiration straight from the beginning. They aren’t attracted to wishy washy people. They also love someone they can have intellectual conversations with, someone who can challenge them mentally in a way. Don’t feel shy to talk about something you’re going through either! Aries love giving advice. This advice will be super straightforward and meaningful. Also an important thing to remember is don’t give them orders! Aries need to feel that what they’re doing is coming from them, not someone else.

Taurus: okay so they are hard to get. For a taurus to really like you you have to play hard to get in a nice manner, meaning build a real friendship with them first and show em you’re great to be around but take a couple weeks or months to flirt with them first only and then they’ll slowly come to you showing romantic affection. That’s when you know the deal is sealed. They have to be confident that you like them back first though, otherwise they’ll keep their feelings hidden away. Tauruses need someone who can really make them laugh. This is very important. One more thing: physical appearance is incredibly important for a taurus. Dress nicely, smell great and make sure to overall look well kept/groomed. They don’t want to be seen out with someone sloppy.

Gemini: These people love to be impressed with knowledge! Tell ‘em something cool and meaningful you’ll think they’ve never heard of and be sure to be able to answer their following questions on the topic. Be honest with them and easy going. They also tend to love someone who can gossip and laugh with them. Trust is very important to them as they are quite sensitive people. Don’t give them a reason to suspect you of negative things and don’t be possessive with them.

Cancer: They are attracted to the sincerity and warmth of a person. They need to feel you can be someone they can truly be themselves with. Just like taurus, they’ll probably feel the need to build a sort of friendship before any relationship. Cancers also need to be entertained all the time and kept on their toes in the beginning of the relationship or they’ll quickly lose interest. You’ll definitely be able to talk about the issues you have going on (once you get to know each other better), they’ll love to show you their sensitive and empathic side once you two get closer. Note: They really are skittish about commitment. If you feel you really have a chance with them, by all means keep it going but the longer they take to give you an answer the less likely it will be a favorable outcome for you.

Leo: LEOS NEED ACTIONS! They need someone who truly shows their commitment to them from the very beginning. They also really need someone who can make them cry of laughter. If you do that, chances are you’re in. A fun fact: leo men tend to really dislike a girl with heavy makeup. If you are trying to impress one, try and keep a natural look with little to no makeup. Leos need trust too. They look for a sort of posh best friend they can be sensitive with.

Virgo: Just honestly be someone who can go with the flow and not make a public fuss. They hate outwardly finicky people who overpower conversations. Virgos love someone smart who can show off their wits. They are guarded people, so don’t go snooping around or you might mess things up with them. Let them open up to you first. Virgos worry a lot so they need someone who can handle this and ease them out. Take interest in their hobbies and listen to them no matter how long they talk for.

Libra: They NEED someone who is seen as polite, funny, fashionable and most likely popular. They really like subtle compliments. They love a good friendly debate that can create a lively conversation. They can be judgmental, as they sometimes feel that they’re are the epitome of cool and wonderful so it is hard to impress them. Be a cool and collected yet witty person. Libra girls usually like bad boys and libra males love outgoing girls. Go with their music taste as they take pride in it. Make sure to dress nicely and smell great.

Scorpio: They automatically know when someone is faking things; so always make sure to be honest with them. They are reserved people when it comes to their true feelings and let them open up to you on their own, don’t push things or you really won’t ever get an answer out of them. They are super curious people so gossip is always great. They love lively dates like going jet skiing for example. They’re really social people even though they pretend not to be so inviting them to a party is great. Scorpios are really proud beings who take their opinions very seriously and feel that they should not be messed with, so don’t ever disrespect them or they’ll just do the same to you.

Saggitarius: They really need someone lively who can keep up with their charming wit and humour. They are great conversationalists so don’t worry about having a fun time, they’ll try their best to keep things rolling when they’re with you. Sags love animals and outdoor sports. Don’t ever try to corner them into an awkward situation. They’ll only be their true selfs once they get to know you better. Don’t be clingy, they like a light flirt who leaves them wanting more. If you offend them chances are they won’t come back so keep conversations light hearted for the first times you guys talk.

Capricorn: They really prefer to hear people talk especially if you’re funny, as they are great listeners who decide wether you’re worth their time or not based on what you say when you’re rambling. They may seem cold hearted but this isn’t the case, they just take time to open up so don’t give up! Stick to being conventional and not too eccentric, they like serious opinions. They really are drawn to luxury, so if you have a fancy watch and shirt to wear do it. ALWAYS be on time when you’re going to see them. If not, they won’t take you seriously and feel offended the rest of the time.

Aquarius: Do not be possessive. They may seem to be flirting with others but only ever have their eye on one person, and if you feel you are that person give them their freedom. You can tell an aqua is interested in you when they initiate proper conversation and smile a lot around you. Be your most outgoing self around them, they’ll love that. Show them your interests and take them somewhere cool, possible scientific related! NEVER nag an aqua. They realize perfectly when they’ve made a mistake and highly dislike talking about it. They aren’t likely to repeat the mistake in the first place so mentioning it over and over will push them away.

Pisces: They love art and music, feel free to show them your quirky side and dance to your favorite music in front of them. They like funny people a lot. They love giving advice. They like sarcastic people and if you feel you need to talk about your issues, do so in a light hearted manner as they dislike someone who’s overwhelmed by their own issues. They loveee flattery. Give them a compliment you know will go straight to their heart. Never forget something important about them as they are sentimental people who need authenticity.

Sleep Better
  • Skip the caffeine before bed 
  • Have a nightly routine so your body knows when it’s time to shut down 
  • Go to sleep around the same time every night 
  • Avoid using electronic devices at least 1 hr before bed 
  • Optimize blue shade on electronic devices 
  • Spray your room and your sheets with lavender
  • Try to get 7-9 hours of sleep 
  •  Take a warm bath before bed 
  • Have a cup of (decaf) tea 
  • Keep afternoon naps short (20-30 mins) 
  • Don’t exercise before bed as it can actually keep you up. Try light yoga instead
  • Make your room cool and dark 
  • If you can’t fall asleep after about fifteen minutes read a book
  • Eat foods that will help you sleep such as: nuts, oats, yogurt, grapes, chickpeas, or banana 
  • Listen to instrumental/relaxing music 
  • To fix sleep deprivation, get 2-3 nights of good sleep instead of trying to catch up 

anonymous asked:

do you have any fluffy peter & tony headcanons or anything tbh because im having a horrible day and im so anxious i feel like im gonna explode

(Okay I told myself I was gonna take a break from writing today but u know what. U deserve Good Tony and Peter Writing so,,,,I’m gonna do my best with that. Hope u feel better soon my friend, and I hope this helps in some way x)



His hands were shaking against the prompt cards he held in an iron-clad grip.


It was stupid, really. Ridiculous. He’d battled monsters and stopped bombs and yet here he was, getting worked up over a damn science presentation.

And there wasn’t even any reason why. He was good at science. Brilliant, if he did say so himself. And the whole school was full of science nerds like him, so it wasn’t as if he was going to get laughed off stage, either.


So why the damn hell did he feel so…awful?


Pull yourself together, Spiderman, he told himself, shaking his head a little and peaking out from behind the wings to watch the speech that was currently being given by another of his classmates. It was a mandatory thing in order for everyone to get a grade. Each of them had to present an idea or a theory to the rest of their year and put points that were for and against it. At the end, other kids asked questions, drilled you, probably started giggling and whispering if you couldn’t answer one of their godawful comments-

Ugh. He felt vaguely sick.


He’d been on edge the whole day just thinking about it. There were, what, a hundred faces, maybe more, in the audience? Including Flash, who was sat at the back, just waiting for Peter to slip up so he could laugh loudly or boo or something.

He could barely even think straight. His mind was all fuzzy and his palms were too sweaty. It felt like his lungs weren’t working properly anymore.

This sucked.


“Hey kid,”


Peter jerked wildly as someone stepped up to his shoulder. God, he’d been so out of it he hadn’t even heard them, what the hell was wrong with him-

“I- uh, hi Mr-” he turned, looking over and expecting to see a teacher. 

“Tony?” he said incredulously, as his brain registered the tinted yellow glasses and carefully sculpted van dyke.

“The one and only,” Tony replied absently, as he peered out through the wings and looked at the boy onstage, “you next?” He asked.

“I…what-you-how?” Peter spluttered, “what are you doing here?”

Tony looked at him, before shrugging. If Peter wasn’t mistaken, he almost looked sheepish. “You mentioned this thing, uh, a few days ago in the labs? I didn’t have anything on, so I though I’d come, show a bit of moral support, you know the drill,” he muttered. “How you feeling? You ready? Nervous?”

Peter opened his mouth, but the assurance failed to come out. He was a notoriously bad liar, after all.
Plus, his vocal cords didn’t really seem to be working very well right now. Which, considering what he was about to go up and do, was Very Very Bad.

Tony looked him up and down, noting the quivering hands, slightly green face and general expression of terror before sighing and pulling the sunglasses off his nose in order to place them on the bridge of Peter’s. “Okay, Peter, today you are not Peter. Today, you are me, and I am about to give a heart-raising, mind-blowing, showstopping speech on…” he peered down, reading the top of Peter’s card, “effective and innovative designs to contribute toward a greener society,” 

Peter just nodded, looking up at Tony through the yellow lenses.

“First thing,” Tony began, raising a hand and wandering backward, before gesturing around the place, “you gotta own the room, kid. Movement is important. Hands, feet, eyes- don’t just stand there like a lemon and read off the prompts. You wanna get a good grade? You engage the audience,” he stepped forward, pointing at Peter’s eye, and then his own, “eye contact. Always do the eye contact. Kinda terrifying, admittedly, but you only need to do it for a second. You’re not gonna stare em down like they’re trying to rob a bank here, okay, you’re just catching their eye. Showing them you’re focused, like you’re talking to them specifically. Keep moving around, look at everyone.”

He stopped. Grabbed Peter’s shoulder. “So, Mr Stark, how do you begin your speech?”

Peter stopped, caught off guard like a rabbit in the headlights. “Uhhhhh-”

“Okay, well for starters, I definitely don’t do that,” Tony shook his head, pushing the glasses a little further up Peter’s nose as they began to slip down. “You wanna begin with something simple. Casual. This isn’t a funeral service. You’re just putting an idea across. ‘hello everybody’ will suffice. I’d say open with a joke, but I don’t think you’re ready for that yet.”

Peter had to agree on that one. He took another look over to the side, and noticed the boy was beginning to wrap up. 

Oh, hell. He was next.

Tony noticed, too, and he let his other hand rest on Peter’s shoulder as well, so that he was gripping Peter between both hands. “Listen, kid. Stick to the basics. Eye contact. Movement. Keep it light, and don’t focus too hard on individuals. It’ll only freak you out. You’re gonna do great, kid. Honestly, you’re definitely the smartest one out there, you got nothing to worry about.”

“People are gonna laugh,” Peter muttered, looking down at his feet. God, Flash- Flash was gonna be a total ass, he could predict it perfectly. Peter would pause, just for a moment, and Flash would do something stupid like laugh or make a stupid noise and then it would throw Peter off-

“No-one’s gonna laugh, Kid,” Tony said, before his eyes narrowed. “Unless there’s someone who’s planning on ruining it for you. Is there?”

“I dunno, Flash said some stuff earlier, but… I dunno,” Peter mumbled, biting his lip. He wished he’d been ill today. Or HYDRA had decided to attack a Macy’s or something. At least that would have been a genuine excuse.

“Flash, huh?” Tony mused quietly, peering out into the audience, “greasy looking pussy at the back, right?”

Peter laughed nervously, nodding. “Uh, yeah, that’s the one.”

Tony pulled a face, and then nodded to himself. “Okay. Okay, cool. Well listen, I’ll make sure Flash isn’t a problem, alright? Don’t worry about him.”


A sudden wave of applause filled the auditorium, and signalled Peter’s turn up. 

“Big breath. Come on, you’ll kick ass. You’re Spiderman. Or you can be me, just for a few minutes, if that’ll make it easier,” Tony assured him, patting his cheek  and smiling.


“-And now, it is my great pleasure to present to you, Peter Parker!” The Principal announced, and another round of applause burst out.

Okay. Showtime.


“Wait, kid, sunglasses!” Tony caught him before he could move, sliding them back off his face with a grin, “they’re a tad too big for you. Don’t want them sliding off whilst you’re deep in the middle of solving the world’s energy crisis.”

Peter huffed out a nervous laugh, and then did as Tony said, taking a long, deep breath before turning away and walking slowly toward the main stage.


He could do this. Tony did it all the time. He could be Tony, just for five and a half minutes, right? Tony had said he could.


His hands were still shaking a little as he stepped in front of everyone, but he felt a little braver. A little prouder. Maybe even confident.


At the back of the hall, he watched Tony slip in through the doors, more inconspicuous than Peter had ever seen him as he wandered toward the back row and grabbed a chair, leaning over the back of it and whispering something into-

Peter sighed, unable to hold back the little grin of satisfaction as Flash’s head turned to look up at him, eyes widening in a hilarious fashion as he realised, yet again, he was being told off by Tony Stark.

It was even more amusing to watch the colour drain from his face as Tony continued to whisper in his ear. He watched as Flash nodded a little jerkily, and then Tony smiled, before stepping back and leaning against the back wall, right in the middle where Peter could see him.


He grinned up when Peter made eye contact, and Peter smiled back.


He could do this.




“You did it!” 


Peter turned, smile on his face as he watched Tony jog up toward him, hands raised in a thumbs-up as he grinned over. Luckily, the presentation had been at the last period, and so Peter was free to get the fuck out and finally relax for the first time that day.

“Yeah- I think it went…well,” Peter admitted happily.

 Tony pulled a face, letting his arm fall across Peter’s shoulders and squeeze. “Uhm, you did more than ‘well’, kid- you totally blew everyone else out of the water.”

“You didn’t even see everyone else, Tony.”

He felt the shrugging gesture Tony made beside him. “I’m gonna go ahead and assume here, kid. You were great. Very Tony Stark-ish. Except with less narcissism and more genuine-ness, y’know? Never would’ve guessed you were nervous.”

Peter grimaced. “I thought I was gonna throw up the entire time.”

“Well then, you are a remarkable actor, Mr Parker,” Tony told him, “hey, how about doing my speech for me this weekend at the charity gala I am being forcibly blackmailed into attending? I have a busy schedule of sleeping and eating and I don’t want it disturbed.”

Peter laughed, giving Tony a shove, “thanks, but if it’s all the same with you, I’m never going to give a speech ever again. That was crazy. Everyone stares at you. What the hell?”

“Yeah, when you’re the only person talking in a huge auditorium, people tend to do that,” Tony huffed, shaking his head, “so damn rude of them.”

“It really is,” Peter agreed, hiking his bag up a little further on to his shoulder before turning to tony, a grin beginning to form on his face. “Hey- what did you tell Flash, by the way?”

Tony tapped his nose secretively. “None of your business.”

“Aw, come on, I see him most, it’s more my business than yours.”

“Hey, maybe I just like him. Maybe I was having a catch up, Peter, huh? You’re not special, I might be secretly mentoring him, too.”

Peter rolled his eyes, shoving Tony playfully and then grabbing his arm before he went careering to the floor. “Whoops- superstrength.”

“That was a threat, wasn’t it? I feel threatened. Again. Physical threats, this time, too- it’s getting worse-”

“Tony,” Peter whined frustratedly, “please tell me.”

Tony stopped, hand half-way to reaching his car door before turning to look back at Peter. “I told him if he made a single sound, I’d hack the school system and turn all his A* into C’s,” he admitted, before adding “is that bad? I don’t know- I tend to threaten both adults and kids alike, what can I say, I’m all about equality,” 

Peter watched, smile on his face as Tony jumped into his car and pulled his shades back on. “You did good, kid. I’ll see you ‘round,” he said, shooting Peter another thumbs up before revving the engine and pulling out of the car park.

Peter watched, shaking his head fondly. He felt kinda exhausted- the day had been stressful as fuck, and it had taken it out of him. But hey- at least it was over. And at least it hadn’t turned into a full-blown panic attack, either. That would’ve just been embarrassing.

“Thanks, Tony,” Peter muttered, waving cheerily over at a still rather horrified looking Flash from across the road before beginning to make his way down the drive.



“Wait. You got a lift?”


Peter turned, watching as Tony reversed back to him and raised an eyebrow at him curiously from the open window.

“Sorry, I don’t get in cars with strangers,” Peter deadpanned, beginning to walk forward again, hiding a fond grin as Tony just rolled forward and followed him.

“Uhh,” Tony made a face, turning around and shuffling in his car for a second before pulling out something. It was a bag of kisses, a few of them already eaten, with the wrappers thrown back in the bag. “I got candy?”

Peter broke his deadpan stare a second later, in order to laugh. Tony was a fucking idiot, honestly. “Right, okay, I’ve been convinced,” he declared, before sliding over the bonnet and opening the door on the other side.

As soon as he’d fallen in, Tony flicked him on the ear. “Ow!” He yelped, looking betrayed.

“Don’t slide your dirty school jeans over my car, you heathen,” Tony scolded, before turning back to the road and stepping on accelerate. “And don’t touch my radio. We’re listening to my music, not yours.”

Peter groaned, “ugh, but your music taste is-”

“Unless you want to get forcibly removed from this vehicle, I suggest you quit running your mouth, boy,” 

Peter looked over to him. There was silence for a stretch, before Peter muttered, “Metallica sucks.”

“RIGHT,” Tony pulled his sunglasses off, chucking them at Peter’s chest and then moving his hand to the dash where all his modified features sat, “that’s it, you’re getting ejected, buh-bye demon child-”

“TONY NO I’M SORRY I DIDN’T M-”