Beast Boy hated the zoo. All he could think about was how free it felt to be each and every one of these animals and looking at them from behind bars and glass made his stomach sick. He wasn’t going to ruin the day for the rest of the team though, so he kept his views to himself. It was hard work. Cyborg kept making a big deal about how “cool” all the animals were. Robin and Starfire sort of kept to themselves, hand in hand, pointing at each animal. Raven followed the pack, lost in her own world behind sunglasses. Beast Boy brought up the rear, quiet as a mouse.
They stopped outside the gorilla enclosure. The animals were all laying about on their shifty playground sunning themselves. Beast Boy leaned against the glass pressing his forehead flat. A tear came to his eye. The biggest male silverback looked up. He heaved his body off a large rock and lumbered over to the glass. There were a lot of “oohs and ahhs” from the viewers. Beast Boy stepped back a little from the glass as the ape pressed his hand right where Beast Boy’s head had been. They locked eyes, green to brown. Beast Boy slowly made his way back to the glass and placed his hand against it over the gorilla’s large hand. The gorilla began to huff and suddenly he ripped his gaze from Beast Boy and bounded around the enclosure throwing various objects and turning up the turf. Beast Boy, not moving from his spot, with his hand still on the glass, watched. He could feel this creature’s pain and the tears started to flow.
“Mommy, why is that green boy crying?” a little girl asked her mother. The mother ushered her daughter away from the scene as the gorilla came back and smashed his body into the glass repeatedly.
“Gar, we should go.” said Raven gently, placing a hand on Beast Boy’s shoulder. But he stood firmly, his hand never wavering from that spot on the glass. He could see zookeepers flooding the inside of the enclosure, attempting to placate the poor beast with tranquilizers. A dart hit the gorilla in the arm and he slowed his rage at the glass. Beast Boy stood fixed to the spot and watched as the ape fell slowly to the ground.
The Laotian rock rat or kha-nyou (Latin: Laonastes aenigmamus), sometimes called the “rat-squirrel”, is a rodent species of the Khammouan region of Laos. Upon their initial discovery, Jenkins and coauthors (2005) considered the Laotian rock rat to represent a completely new family. Jenkins et al. (2004) did not compare the specimens to known rodent fossils. After such a comparison, Dawson et al. (2006) were of the opinion that the Laotian rock rat belongs to a previously described family which had only been known from fossils, the Diatomyidae. The discovery of the Laotian rock rat means an 11 million-year gap exists in the fossil record where no diatomyids have been found. Mary Dawson described Laonastes as the “coelacanth of rodents”.
Summery: Jughead and y/n get caught up in a heated moment by the lake
Y/N POV -
The heat radiated off my skin as I stepped out of the water onto the riverbank. There was a warm subtle breeze hitting my face as I join the others sat on a large rock, beer cans and food around us. The gang had decided to start off the new term at school on a high note so we all met up by the river for the day and had a couple of drinks. The group consisted of Archie, Betty, Kevin, Veronica, Jughead and myself.
We all sat round on the rock sharing laughs and making plans for our future summer together. Although some moments weren’t as perfect as others due to there still being tension between some members of the group. There was an ominous feeling about the day as we’d all pushed aside the Jason Blossom case to free our minds of the stress for one weekend.
I sigh and take in a deep breath of fresh air, feeling cold, refreshing water droplets spin down my back from my wet hair. I run my fingers through it to untangle the knots that had appeared. I look to my left to see Jughead awkwardly looking around unsure of what to do with himself. A look of slight discomfort contorted onto his features.
“You okay Juggie?” I ask him quietly not wanting to draw the attention of others. He just looks at me and shrugs, a solemn look about him.
“You gonna strip those clothes off for us Juggie” Veronica cheekily flirted towards the only one still fully dressed at the time. Jughead just scoffed and looked away biting back “Are you gonna learn to keep your clothes on Veronica?” gaining awkward hisses and coughs from the others.
“That’s a little harsh isn’t Jug, considering it’s still basically summer, are you not planning on getting in the water with the rest of us later on then?” I ask him discreetly smirking his way.
“If it gets too hot then sure i’ll come in, but it’s not necessary for me to sit here half naked and be even more uncomfortable” he passive aggressively comments throwing his arms into the air.
We all just let out breathy laughs and go back to coordinating normal conversation. Not that any of us could really have a normal conversation as our minds had been constantly filled with the conspiracies towards Jason’s death.
“So Archie, how’s your music coming along?” Betty questions the red headed boy sat opposite us. “Yeah it’s good, I’m just really trying to throw myself into writing really, right enough of this sitting around, who wants to get in the water with me?” Archie suggests standing up, Betty, V and Kevin all stand up and follow Archie into the water, all smiles and laughs. I really did love my friends.
“You don’t have to sit here with me because you feel sorry for me you know?” Jughead suddenly snaps looking towards me. “I’m not staying with you because I feel sorry for you, I’m staying here because I enjoy your company dumb ass” I laugh and playfully shove the raven haired boy. He chuckles and grabs my hands to stop me from pushing him. Goose bumps travel up my arms as his hands come into contact with mine. I lean in towards him and let myself collapse in his lap, my head looking up at him, while our hands were still intertwined he fiddled with my fingers.
“I love the way you act around me, you’re just more free” I say looking up at his beautiful face. His green eyes catch mine and he smiles, Not something many people got to see very often, but I had always had the ability to bring it onto his face.
“Well that’s because I’m comfortable with you, I don’t have to pretend to like you it just comes naturally” there was a few minutes silence after his confession, where we just sat enjoying each others company listening to the sounds of our surroundings. You could hear the water splashing and our friends laughs were heard over the buzzing of the nature. It was a truly breathtaking moment in time.
“Do you think we should tell them?” I ask him quietly not wanting to spoil the atmosphere.
“Tell them what?” He replies dumbly knowing exactly what i was talking about, just then he let go of one of my hands and brushed it through my hair, making loops around his fingers with the locks.
“About us” I retort flatly, not taking his sarcasm to heart.
“meh, why do they need to know right now, I don’t care just as long as you’re happy, but not everyone has to know our business, let them just sit and ship us for a while longer” he breaths out.
“yeah it is kinda fun watching them freak out over the little things isn’t it” I giggle and look down at our still intertwined hands. Jug just smiles and nods down at me.
“Right” I sigh standing up and pulling him with me, “take your clothes off we’re going for a swim” He groans in distaste pulling a face but still he shrugs his shirt over his head, kicking off his shoes. I couldn’t help but stare at his body as he removed the layers of clothes. His slightly indented stomach sort of gleamed as the sun hit his skin. He was perfect to me, not completely ripped like Archie, he had a slightly toned lanky figure which suited him well. Once he was ready I lightly pushed him back yelling over my shoulder.
“Race you to the water” I giggle running ahead. It didn’t take long for him to catch up and we joined the others in the water.
“well look who decided to show up” V commented splashing water up at me. I let out a small screech as the cold water splashed up at my body, I just laughed and splashed her back. Bad move. We had started a splashing war between the group, everyone screaming and laughing kicked and thrashing in the water to get everyone wet.
Even Jughead joined in and genuinely looked happy, something that goes a long way in my eyes, I loved to see him happy and smiling, a nice difference from his usual grumpy disposition.
We all carried on messing around in the water for a matter of time, when Betty suggested taking a swim around the lake, Her and Archie swam off and Veronica and Kevin were heavily enthused in competing on ‘who can do the better handstand’
“You wanna take a walk?” Jughead nudges me, his arm comes up to my waist and he tugs me towards the river bank again. I ring out the water from my hair as we walk towards the rock where his clothes were. He just shimmies on his jeans and hands me his flannel shirt, I look up at him and smile, putting the flannel on over my body.
We walk through the forest into a more secluded area, talking about nothing in general. I stop to look at the scenery before us. You could still see the lake peaking through the trees, and sunlight streaking through the gaps of branches. Jughead pulls me towards him by my waist and presses his lips against mine briefly. he pushes his forehead onto mine and breathes out “Beautiful” raising a hand to my face he strokes my cheek, his rough thumb stroking over my bottom lip, I look up into his eyes and notice the contentment in them.
He leans down pressing his lips to mine again, harder than before, his grip around my waist subconsciously tightens. My arms sling around his neck, one hand coming into contact with his face the other falling to the back of his head grasping the wavy raven locks in between my dainty fingers.
He slowly starts to walk me backwards not breaking the kiss until my back hits a tree. Both of his hands now resided on my waist tugging at the shirt he had so graciously handed to me. Our lips moved roughly against each others, both of us pouring our passion into the other person. My hands slipped down from his neck and rested on his smooth chest. Jughead pressed himself closer against me our chests now flush together. I could feel the rough bark from the tree behind me digging into my back. Giving me a slight sensation while our lips were meshed together.
I captured his bottom lip in between my teeth and lightly sucked on it before returning my lips to his. His hands slid round my waist to my lower back where he pulls me closer into his, if that’s even possible. The closeness between us right now was why we enjoyed being with one another, the raw connection we both felt never hesitated to send shivers down my spine.
“Woah! what’s going on here then guys” We hear the smug comment from Veronica, causing us to pull away from each other in shock. she just laughs and shakes her head. “I knew something was going on between you two” and walks away yelling to the others that she had some “big news”
“Well i guess the cats out of the bag then” Jug smiled and looked down at me, still holding onto my waist.
“Do you want me to go and tell her not to say anything?” I enquire looking up to him shyly, not really caring we were caught.
“Nah, let them all see I’m a fool for you” he replies pressing his forehead to mine smiling down at me. I just smile and lean up to press my lips to his once more. This really couldn’t have been a more perfect day.
Tap Tap Fish
* You start with a large rock called a Lonely Corallite. Your job is to make it friends. You start by growing coral then you can buy fish, octopi, dolphins, etc.
* A claw machine game where you win friends for Clawbert. You grab eggs and when they hatch you get cute creatures or coins!!
* A Pokémon game where you play mini games to earn the Alolan forms of the Pokémon at the camp.
* Kind of like candy crush but with Disney characters. They frequently have events when they add new characters into the game. And you can play with individual characters. Each character has its own power.
Monster 1 & 2
* Sesame street books featuring Grover and Elmo. They’re called The Monster at the End of the Book 1 & 2.
Little Broken Robots
* Can be a bit difficult but you fix up robots! You rearrange “wires” till they’re fixed. And each robot has a special diagnosis
* You get to play with a small kitten! You can play with a truck, hide-n-seek, blocks, etc. You can put the kitten to bed and so much more!!
* You play as a koi fish and you eat up dinner kinds of bugs and other fish to create stones to expand your pond!
* You play with, feed, dress up, and raise an egg! And when it hatches, you get a creature based on specific personalities (athletic, girly, nerdy, etc.). There are many different kinds of eggs and each egg produces a different creature per personality.
MY LITTLE PONY: Magic Princess Quests
* You create your own version of Ponyville. You arrange the buildings and decorations as you want. You do small things to achieve goals and earn new ponies.
* You mix together ingredients to get other ingredients and relics!
Pakka Pets Village
* You raise a small pet called a Pakka. Depending on how you raise it, there will be different outcomes. You can mine for gems, mix together foods, go on missions, etc.
* You design your own animal and play games. You can interact with people from across the globe. You can buy pets, clothing, accessories, etc.
* You raise Magikarp by feeding and training them. Then you compete in leagues where the Magikarp jump to see who can jump the highest. You can also earn/buy decorations and Pokémon companions.
* You put out food and toys which attract cats that you can collect! You can also nickname each cat!!
The fact that Peter, while his dad turned into mega-large-rock-hard-buff-wrestler-man for a fight to the death using the very energy of creation and raw universe, chose to take the true form of his soul: Pacman.
Gripping the straps of your backpack, you wearily stared at the stony underpass littered with weeds, branches and scattered leaves; wondering if passing through the entrance and walking inside the forest filled with trees and who knew what else was on the other side would be worth it. You wondered if walking for ten miles up a mountain would in any way be okay as you glanced towards the chipped and tattered wooden sign that indicated how long and what to beware of for the hike that would soon ensue, but it wasn’t like you had a choice of turning back now.
You were then pushed into the other side of the underpass, stumbling slightly before blinking as you watched the boys laughing while someone patted your back softly. “Lighten up,” you heard Hoseok say, walking passed you before eyeing you over his shoulder, “it’s going to be amazing!”
Gulping, you turned behind you to see the parking lot void of any life as your cars settled side by side, completely empty as you all carried your needed necessities inside your packs. You were told that the trip was going to be fun, that the mountain you were supposed to be residing in was one of the most beautiful ones in the country, but somehow, something was eating at your brain as you felt a strange feeling prickling in the darkest pits of your stomach; that once you were off the mountain..
@rachel-mariah-lynn requested: I was wondering if you could do a ‘having a baby with tom holland would include’ because im unable to find that certain one anywhere.
this was fun to write but im not sure if i did a good job, i wrote this while my wifi was out at around midnight!! i hope you enjoy, all criticism is welcome this is my first time writing a piece in this format.
requests are open!!
when your cravings kick in tom rushes to make whatever you need, even if it’s pickles and peanut butter saying something along the lines of “babe ill cook whatever and if i have to look up the recipe i will.”
while picking out names tom obviously says, “well if it’s a boy y/n jr and if it’s a girl y/n jr! it’s the most logical thing darling”
when you can’t sleep because the baby keeps kicking tom stays up with you to read it a story. even if he got home from work late or has to go in early he is by your side through it all.
when the baby kicks for the first time the smile on his face is glowing proudly and a tear runs down his face.
“boy or girl me and mama will love you till the end of the world” while tom is cooking he sings horrible free styles to the baby.
“y/n i’m gonna be the best dad ever. not just that we’re gonna be the best parents ever”
painting the baby’s room a light pastel green because that suits a boy or a girl, tom thinks that it’s a good idea to paint your tummy as well just so the baby can get an idea of what his/her room will be like.
when shopping for baby clothes tom can’t help but grab the spider-man onesies.
“but please babe!” “you can have two spider-man’s running around the house”
when you finally give in tom has the largest smile on his face as he walks around the store, while your pushing the cart tom would wrap his arms around you tapping your belly lightly as he’d hum in your ear.
even if it’s 2am tom would fetch you a large fry, large iced tea, and a big mac from mcdonalds and just because he loves you so much he would go the extra mile and get an oreo mcfleury for you and a caramel sundae with extra caramel for him.
when your water breaks tom would first ask why you dropped your water bottle before realization hits him.
“oh fuck!” he’d shout “it’s really happening i’m gonna be a dad!” tom would get overly excited.
“tom i’m not having this baby in a bath tub call the damn ambulance for god sake” you would have to shout at him.
toms hands would be shaking as he dialled the three numbers. tom would try to soothe you saying thing like, “soon you will be a mother”, “they’re coming soon hold it together”, “in here with you every step of the way, y/n darling your never alone in this journey.”
after the child is born tom would be in the room with you secretly wondering what it is covered in before it gets washed.
when you’re told it’s a baby boy you and tom decided that mitchell harrison holland will be the full name of your baby boy.
while tom is holding him, tom and you sharing the hospital bed he would say cute things to him, “hey mitchy welcome to the world”, “this is daddy and that is mommy”, “i love you mitchy, daddy loves you.”
tom would look at this little boy in awe and in complete shock wondering how he and you could make something so beautiful and pure.
tom trying to figure out breast feeding.
“so he just gets to suck your nipple?”
when harrison comes to visit tom is overjoyed that he gets to introduce mitchell his son to his godfather harrison.
when it’s finally time to take mitchell home tom can’t wait to show him his room.
mitch is already in his spider-man onesie and tom can’t wait to wear this suit knowing that his son will be matching him.
when it’s late at night and the baby starts screaming you begin to get up hoping that all he’s just hungry or needs a diaper change.
tom also gets up telling you “no it’s okay babe i got it” or “i’ll go check on him you get some sleep love” he’ll even place a light kiss on your forehead trying to get you to lay back down.
after some three am bickering tom and you both get up to assist a screaming mitchell.
when you pick him up he continues crying but when tom takes him from your hands it immediately hushes into small sniffles.
tom then takes a seat in the large rocking chair that has a large comfy cushion at the bottom and one supporting the back.
with mitchell in his arms tom pats his lap tiredly looking at you, you go and sit on his lap, “lay down and get some sleep.”
you would rest your head on the arm rest of the chair that had a soft cushion and your bum would be right in toms lap as he would let his arms rest on what’s left of your small baby bump.
slowly you would hear toms breath begin to slow and you knew he was asleep, mitchell obviously was sound asleep and now you could be sound asleep because you knew that both of your boys were safe and sound right here with you.
“Boy band member grows up and makes a rock record” is a catchy elevator pitch for Harry Styles, but such a description would ignore the most recent One Direction albums (which were largely classic-rock homages), and miss the nuances of the leap that Styles has made in his first solo effort. With his self-titled debut, Harry has opted to forego radio play and make a big, brash guitar album that draws upon arena rock as much as hushed folk and hair metal; there’s a lot of ground covered here, and none of it feels inauthentic. Credit Jeff Bhasker for fleshing out the production on songs like “Carolina” and “Ever Since New York,” but this is Harry’s show, and his commitment to conjuring the spirit of ‘70s rock never comes across as overreaching. Styles was always going to be a star post-1D, but with Harry Styles, he justifies his headliner status. - Billboard