let go of a floating lantern

Light

aries
a dimming bonfire surrounded by an excitable gathering of friends whose hands are occupied with guitars, harmonicas, and each other’s hands. sparks sporadically exit the center of the flame, immediately regretting their action as they fade into ashy dust and smokey ambiance.

taurus
a swiveling yellow beam permeating from a decaying lighthouse. it’s searching to help struggling sailors or desperate drifters but instead only finds the empty, echoing waves in its forgotten bay.

gemini
a glinting satellite that inquisitively completes its timely orbit, scanning the void for answers to questions beyond the ones it is programmed to ask. its sequenced, bright flashes display its audacious activeness.

cancer
the moon in its fullest wane. an intrinsic celestial body that offers its luminosity selflessly, though the world it serves only notices it when they are in need, alone, or desperate. a lunar lapse of glowing phases causes the light it gives to fluctuate, allowing more darkness on some nights than others. but tonight, everything glows.

leo
the sun. a perpetual source and everlasting force of light that enables others to attain insight, visibility, and warmth simply through its existence. a self-powered entity that emulates effulgence effortlessly.

virgo
an exquisite chandelier that dangles stably over a spacious hall. it is embellished with ornate carvings that encompass translucent glass shapes which amplify warm light onto the reflective, polished flooring below. a lone soul spins purposefully beneath it. she falls.

libra
the last twinkling paper lantern to be let go at a convivial festival. lovers contribute to its departure, entrusting different promises to the same floating luster. they silently wonder the course the light shall take, but neither truly wants to know.

scorpio
the light at the end of the tunnel. an alluring brightness that can only be seen with the collective stimulation of closed eyes and an openness to whatever shall happen next.

sagittarius
a sudden, short-lived firework that thunderously alerts of its sparkling presence. it is a pure white and fleetingly enlightens the sky. though the light vanishes, its energy remains captured by observers below.

capricorn
a fluorescent ceiling light gleaming from the top floor of a metropolitan skyscraper. it was accidentally left on by a venturesome novice who internally claims they are onto something, as they gradually fall asleep atop scattered files and underlined pages.

aquarius
the shocking radiance of the first functioning light bulb. the patient inventor soulfully celebrates, as the electricity reflects the brightness of the future he so badly wants for the world.

pisces
a flickering flashlight underneath a heavy blanket. it is held by a sapient soul that feels too alive to ask their body to sleep. the battery eventually dies but the switch remains on, expecting new life.

Things to add to your bucket list:

Travel:

  • See The Northern Lights 
  • See A Solar Eclipse 
  • See A Waterfall 
  • See Cherry Blossoms in Japan 
  • See The 7 Wonders of The World 
  • See The Mona Lisa, at the Louvre in Paris 
  • See Da Vinci’s Notebooks, Victoria and Albert Museum 
  • Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square 
  • Spend a day at Central Park, New York 
  • Spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans 
  • Spend La Tomatina in Spain 
  • Spend Dia De Los Muertos in Mexico 
  • Use a Cable Car In San Francisco 
  • Visit Anne Frank’s House 
  • Visit Large Hadron Collider 
  • Walk Along the Great Wall of China 
  • Push A Stone at Stonehenge 
  • Wear an Authentic Kimono in Japan 
  • Make A Guard Laugh at Buckingham Palace 
  • Go to an Olympic Game 
  • Travel All Around the World 
  • Stand at The Equator 
  • Backpack Across at Least 10 Locations 
  • Pack Your Bags and Set Off for A Random Location 
  • Live in A Different Country for at Least 6 Months 
  • Set Foot in All the Continents 
  • See A TED Talk Live 
  • Comic Con or Who Con – Any Con 
  • Tee in The Park 
  • Coachella 
  • Go On a Safari 

Achieve Something

  • Achieve My Ideal Weight 
  • Publish A Book 
  • Get Featured in The Media for Something You Are Proud Of 
  • Start A Movement On a Cause You Believe In 
  • Get A Standing Ovation 
  • Get A Street Named After Me 
  • Give £10,000 To Charity 
  • Create A Famous Quote 
  • Start A Phenomenon 
  • Start A Petition 
  • Prove A Theory 
  • Become an Ordained Minister 

People

  • Be A Matchmaker 
  • Contact A Company  Just to Thank Them 
  • Fold 1,000 Origami Cranes and Give Them to Someone Special 
  • Pie Someone in The Face 
  • Personally Know Someone Famous 
  • Do Volunteer Work 
  • Be A Mentor to Someone 
  • Make A Difference in Someone’s Life 
  • Teach Someone Illiterate to Read 
  • Give A Heartfelt Surprise to Someone 
  • Perform A Kind Deed Without Expecting Anything in Return 
  • Meet A Good Street Performer 
  • Shake Hands with PM and President 
  • Meet Someone You Can Only Dream of Meeting 
  • Collect Autographs from All My Favourite People 
  • Donate Blood and Meet Who It Got Donated To 
  • Get A Pen Pal 
  • Write 365 Letters to Someone 
  • Write Letters to 5 People Who Positively Influenced You 
  • Leave £100 Tip for a waiter/waitress 
  • Befriend A Stranger 
  • Get A Drink for A Stranger 
  • High Five a Stranger 
  • Take A Picture with A Stranger 
  • Give Free Hugs on a side-walk 
  • Hold Sign Saying ‘Talk to Me About Anything’ On A Busy Street 
  • Order Pizza and Send It to A Random House with Note 

Something for Me

  • Get A Pet 
  • Get A Complete Makeover 
  • Decorate My Room – Paint A Cool Landscape 
  • Fly First Class 
  • Get My Portrait Painted 
  • Legitimately Play a Song On Any Musical Instrument 
  • Get A Signed Copy of a Book I Love 
  • Dye My Hair an Unnatural Colour – Purple/Blue 
  • Get The Restaurant Staff Sing for my birthday 
  • Get A Mani/Pedi 
  • Have A Spa Day 
  • Receive A Postcard from All Countries from Post Crossing 
  • Get A Star Named After Me 
  • Get Picked Up at The Airport by Someone with A Sign 
  • Authentic Chuck Taylors 

Learn Something New

  • Learn A New Language 
  • Learn Morse Code 
  • Learn to Say Hello in 26 Languages 
  • Learn Sign Language 

Try Something New

  • Try A Profession in A Different Field 
  • Try Every Single Ben and Jerry’s Flavour 
  • Try to Be Vegan for A Week 

Once in a Lifetime

  • Fly in A Hot-Air Balloon 
  • Do Public Speaking 
  • Act in A Film - Big or Small 
  • Be an Extra in a Big Film 
  • Crowd Surf 
  • Indoor Skydiving 
  • Wash an Elephant 
  • Ride A Rollercoaster 
  • Be On a Big Screen 

Participate in/Organize  Something

  • Run A Marathon 
  • Volunteer at A Hospice 
  • Go in A Corn Maze 
  • Join A Book Club 
  • High School Reunion 
  • Participate in Holi Festival 
  • Attend A Jewish Wedding 
  • Attend A Christian Wedding 
  • Attend A Hindi Wedding 
  • Attend A Sikh Wedding 
  • Attend A Muslim Wedding 
  • Attend An Atheist Wedding
  • Attend Any Wedding … 
  • Attend A Random Wedding as a Stranger 
  • Treasure Hunt 
  • Scavenger Hunt 
  • Masquerade Ball 
  • Murder Mystery Dinner 
  • Organise A Picnic Outing 
  • Organise A Barbeque 
  • Organize a Block Party 
  • Throw A Mega Party       
  • Put On a Fundraiser 
  • Foam Party 
  • Zombie Walk 
  • National Novel Writing Month 
  • MONOPOLY – actually complete it 

Something Sentimental

  • Walk/Dance Barefoot in The Rain 
  • Experience A Sunrise 
  • Experience A Sunset 
  • Go Stargazing 
  • Plant A Tree and Watch It Grow 
  • Go Camping 
  • Road Trip 
  • Fly A Kite 
  • Fall Asleep On Grassy Plains 
  • Ultimate Water Fight 
  • Message in A Bottle 
  • Sleep Under the Stars 
  • Make A Cool Snowman 
  • MOVIE MARATHON 
  • All Day with No Technology 
  • Water gun and Water Balloon Fight 
  • Bonfire and S’mores 
  • Blanket and Sofa Fort 
  • Catch Fireflies 
  • Collect Seashells 
  • Messy Twister 
  • Let A Floating Lantern Go 
  • Belong in A Secret Society 
  • Collect A Penny Made in Every Year I’ve Been Alive
  • Food Fight 
  • Leave A Note in A Library Book 
  • Leave A Note On A Car Window 
  • Leave A Shoe at A Ball 
  • Release A Chinese Lantern 
  • Use A Fake Name at Starbucks 
  • Pretend to Be a Window Mannequin 
  • Pull A Fire Alarm 
  • Pull an All Nighter 
  • Put A Pair of My Shoes On a Shoe Tree 

Places to go / Things To See

  • Ballet 
  • Beach 
  • Castle 
  • Concert 
  • Drive-in Movie 
  • Factory 
  • Haunted Place 
  • Laser Quest 
  • Museum 
  • Music Festival 
  • Paintballing 
  • Theatre 
  • Zip line 

Make Something

  • Knit A Scarf 
  • Build A Treehouse 
  • Write A Children’s Book 
  • Start A Vlog 
  • Make A Rubber Band Ball 
  • Start A Scrapbook 
  • Do A 365 Day Photo Project 
  • Wreck-This Journal 
  • Make A Bracelet 
  • Bake Something 
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They’re floating lanterns in the sky. Can you believe that? Japanese lantern is a symbol of letting go of the past. Well, here’s a newsflash… we’re not Japanese. You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle’s going to make everything okay. Or even saying a prayer, or pretending Elena is not going to end up just like the rest of us murderous vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. I know what you’re going to say. It makes them feel better, Damon. So what? For how long? A minute? A day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing you have left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock, with a birthday carved into it that I’m pretty sure is wrong.

Preference: First Date (Requested)

Originally posted by astrology-zone

Finn decides that he wants his first date with you to be something simple so that the two of you can really focus on one another.  You aren’t the type of person who needs big, extravagant gestures of affection to know how much someone cares anyways.  He decides on a midday picnic in a beautiful clearing not far from the Resistance’s base.  The day of the date Finn is eager to make all the food on his own for your picnic.  It isn’t until he starts, that he realizes he has no idea what he’s doing.  He isn’t even sure what types of food one makes for a picnic.  With a sigh he decides he better go get some food from the Cantina.  When he opens his door he’s surprised to see you standing there, fist up and ready to knock on his door.  You grin up at him, telling him that you were just checking to see if the date was still on.  You can tell something is bothering him and when you ask what’s wrong, he hesitates for a moment before admitting he has no clue what to make for a picnic.  You beam up at him and tell him you can make the food together.  He seemed content with that and the two of you got to work.  By the time you had finished, dark clouds had rolled in and were spitting out large raindrops.  You gazed out the window as Finn grew frustrated, mumbling about how nothing had gone right today.  You turn towards him, telling him with a sweet smile that the two of you can still have your picnic.  He looked confused for a moment as you reached over to his couch and threw down a blanket onto the floor of his small housing unit.  You grabbed the basket of food and take a seat, grabbing his hand to pull him down to the floor with you.  It’s then that Finn realizes that even if things didn’t go as planned, anytime he was with you would be perfect.

It doesn’t take Poe long to figure out what he wants to do for his first date with you.  He tells you eagerly one day that he wants to take you flying and show you the stars up close.  You reluctantly agree, not letting him know that you are utterly terrified of flying. When the day comes, you stand below Poe’s X-wing with sweaty palms and a fast beating heart.  He stands beside you, an arm around your shoulder, beaming up proudly at his ship and telling you all about it.  It takes him a moment to notice your discomfort and he instantly becomes worried that you don’t want to go on a date with him after all.  You laugh nervously, telling him that’s not it, you’re just scared.  He grabs your hand reassuringly, insisting that you have nothing to be afraid of, he’s the best pilot in the Resistance after all!  You smile as he helps you up into his ship, climbing in behind you and putting his legs on either side of you, pulling you closely into his lap. The machine jerked slightly as he prepared it for takeoff and you shut your eyes anxiously. You try and ignore the roar of the engine and the strange force of being lifted into the air.  A few moments later, Poe is tapping your leg, whispering for you to open your eyes.  You do slowly, gasping in awe as you gaze at the endless number of stars twinkling against the dark sky.  He smiles as he watches your face, feeling joyful that you seem to love the stars just as much as he does.  He leans forward slightly, kissing you quickly before cheekily saying “See, flying isn’t so bad.”

Originally posted by vicioous-circle

When Kylo first asks you on a date, he has absolutely no idea where he wants to take you or what he wants to do.  He hears about a festival on a nearby planet and decides that will have to do.  When the two of you arrive, the streets are packed.  Kylo takes your hand to keep you from getting separated and trudges through the crowds of people.  Stalls lined the streets and you paused every once in awhile to admire the goods that were on display.  It didn’t take long until the two of you wound up by a small lake and a stall that sold paper lantern.  Your face lit up as you looked at him, begging him to do one with you. He cocked an eyebrow for a moment, thinking the idea utterly ridiculous before he reluctantly agrees, unable to say “no” when you’re looking at him the way you are.  You grin, tugging him along towards the stall.  He pays for the lantern and the two of you walk towards the lake, where endless amounts of people were sending their own lanterns into the air.  You eagerly told Kylo to make a wish, causing him to roll his eyes, only to comply when you looked at him with a pout.  He closed his eyes, but found he had nothing to wish for as you were already there with him.  You beamed up at him, asking him if he was ready to let it go.  Together the two of you gently tossed your lantern into the air, watching it float gracefully higher and higher. Kylo couldn’t help but smile as he watched how happy you were.  You looked at him, standing on your tip-toes and pulling him down using the lapels of his cloak.  You whispered a soft thank you before kissing him gently.  When you pulled away, his cheeks held a soft blush.  “What did you wish for?” he asked you.  You gestured for him to lean down towards you once again before kissing his cheek and whispering “you.”

Originally posted by luxuryon

Hux is all about keeping up appearances and impressing others.  When he first asks you on a date he already has a plan in mind.  He decides to take you to one of the fanciest restaurants in the galaxy. When he walks with you into the restaurant your mouth practically hangs open at the sheer lavishness of it.  He proudly smirks as he takes in your reaction, pleased that you seem so in awe of his choice of venue. He tells you to order anything you’d like on the menu.  The two of you enjoy the best meal you’d had in ages and drink some of the finest wine.  The conversation flows and soon he’s reaching across the table to hold your hand in his.  Your cheeks are flushed red, but you aren’t sure if its because Hux is holding your hand or the wine.  You blame the wine.  When you return to the base, Hux walks you to the door of your housing unit.  Leaning down to give you a sweet goodnight kiss.

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“They’re floating lanterns in the sky. Can you believe that? Japanese lanterns are a symbol of letting of the past. Well here’s a news flash, we’re not Japanese. I know what you’re going to say, ‘It makes them feel better, Damon.’ So what?[….] used to be.

THE 9 MOST DISNEY THINGS THAT EVER HAPPENED.
  • Rafiki presenting Simba to the Pride Lands all HERE IS YOUR NEW KING 
  • The ballroom scene in Beauty and the Beast and our subsequent tears at the beauty
  • “A Spoonful of Sugar” from Mary Poppins which makes us smiley even thinking about it
  • Aladdin and Jasmine’s magic carpet ride aka #goals
  • Cinderella losing her shoe and not going back for it like nope can’t I’m late
  • Ariel emerging from the water, so majestic
  • The floating lantern scene in Tangled being the most romantic thing in history
  • Elsa being all LET IT GO
  • Mickey Mouse in Steamboat Willie being the cutest lil guy

anonymous asked:

Hc of the RFA members + V and Saeran of how they prepare to propose/what they say/what happens when you say yes please! I love your blog so much

💍💍👀👏🏻☺️

Yoosung
• he didnt do something elaborate, but something from the heart
• he looked up recipes for your favorite food and dessert as well as making sure you were gone all day so he could prep
• you came home to find him dressed nicely and the table set with candles and your favorite dish
• you didn’t ask him about it till halfway through, and he wouldnt stop blushing and fidgeting
• “Yoosung, what is all this for?” “N-nothing!”
• Of course you didnt believe that, but you waited
• you were eating dessert when he started fumbling over his words
• “Okay, s-so, you know I love you. Not in the way I loved Rika, and I know you arent her! I promise! And I just- we’ve been together for awhile now and Everyday i love you more-” “Yoosung, just ask me.” “W-what” “Babe.” “O-okay.. Will you M-marry me”
• you said yes and kissed him senseless, dessert forgotten

Zen
• he had to ask his boss if it was okay to do what he was planning
• he invited you to his latest music, and that wasn’t odd, but he was very insistent you go
• of course you did
• it was beautiful, and when they all bowed you thought was over
• that is until Zen lingered on the stage and cleared his throat
• “ladies and gentlemen, before you go I have one last thing to do.”
• he called you up to the stage and you were like?? what the fuck is up to??
• and when you got up there he got down on one knee
• “Everyday with you is the best day of my life. Will you please make the rest of my life the best days possible? ”
• the crowd applauded as you said yes and kissed him on stage while crying

Jaehee
• she wanted to do something very thoughtful
• she took you stargazing, which she knew you liked
• she had brought some wine and some dessert that you ate as you talked about space
• you could tell she was distracted by something
• she had brought a floating lantern and said that you should be the one to let it go
• you were so happy
• as you held it, the warm light bounced off Jaehee’s face and just WOW
• you let it go and both watched as it slowly drifted away
• it wasn’t until it was a dot in the distance that she got on her knee, surprising you
• “will you marry me?”
• you ended up crying while kissing her all over her face

Jumin
• He went the stereotypical way
• he took you to your favorite ritzy restaurant
• he was dressed to a T, hair gelled into place, and eyes kind
• all eyes were on him and you couldnt help but feel a flash of pride bc he was with YOU
• He was an absolute gentlemen
• he pulled out your chair, took you coat, etc
• you wondered what occasion it was
• it wasnt your anniversary or
anything
• everything was completely normal till after dinner
• he reached across the table and grabbed your hands
• “Everyday was the same boring thing. Nothing interesting happened, it was monotone- until I met you”
• He then got down on one knee and the whole restaurant turned to watch
• “ will you make my life an adventure by marrying me?”
• you said yes and fell to the ground to hug him

Seven
• he wanted to do something interesting, but not /too weird
• Recent google searches: Fun ways to propose; picnic food; people with planes near me; cool things to say when proposing; parks near me
• you found it weird that he wanted to go on a picnic since he wasn’t exactly an outdoorsy type, but you shrugged it off
• he dressed nicely in a button up and you were like??!
• he had the whole shabam for a picnic
• wicker basket, checkered blanket, etc
• he had packed sandwiches, honey buddha chips, and DP
• he was his same old self
• after eating, he insisted you both cloud watch
• soon, a plane flew by, and attached to the back was a banner that read “will you marry me, MC?”
• You jerked to look at Seven and he was smirking
• you said yes and heard him whisper “all according to the plan-e”

V
• anyone who is blind, rich, and a photographer is eccentric
• his idea was better in thought than in reality
• it actually turned into a mess
• he invited you to go fly in a hot air ballon
• you agreed reluctantly
• in his defense, it started off fine
• but the higher you got, the more scared you felt
• AND HE JUST KEPT ASKING IF THE VIEW WAS NICE
• you told him yes bc you would feel bad telling him you hated being this high
• you had no clue where you were supposed to be going, and it wasnt like V could tell where you where going
• right when you were high enough you felt like you were going to be sick he proposed
• “you make my heart soar; will you marry me?”
• you said yes right before fainting

Saeran
• his was more of a spontaneous sort of affair
• you both usual had a date night often enough, and that night he insisted on doing what ever you wanted
• you decided to go rollerskating
• it would have been a lot smoother if he had known how to skate
• you spent most of the night trying to get him away from the wall and to actually skate
• it was actually rather amusing
• they had a jukebox and you played a really cheesy romance song
• finally near the end of the night you got him to actually skate with you
• it was fun til you fell and dragged him down with you
• you were a pile of giggles and you noticed he was agitated so you asked him what was wrong
• “well, maybe the fact that i was going to propose to you, but ive made nothing but a fool of myself so you’ll probably just say no. Im such an idiot.”
• you kissed his cheek and said youd be honored to marry him, biggest idiot in the world or not

I See The Light

Genre: Fluff

Word count: 656

A/N: A Disney Drabble at 2am I was all too happy to write.

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“Well then, Phil Lester, if that is even your real name. You will take me to see these floating lights-”

“Lanterns.”

“-Lanterns, and then and only then will you get your precious crown back. Do we have a deal?” Daniel stood with his frying pan outstretched in his shaking arms.

Keep reading

“I’m a guy and my parents never let me do many things growing up and they’re
really strict. I was usually home studying but I was always adventurous and always wanted to go out and see what the world has to offer, and when Tangled came out when I was in highschool I automatically felt so much in common
with Rapunzel. Her fake mom never let her out and she wanted to see the floating lanterns. I got courage to ask my parents for more freedom because of her”

Tangled Floating Lantern Lampshade Project Part 1

As soon as I knew I was getting my own place, I started to daydream about how to decorate it. I knew I wanted to get a hanging light and decorate the lampshade to resemble a floating lantern from Tangled. Today, I began the project.

White, nearly-cylindrical lampshade, light yellow acrylic paint, golden brown acrylic paint and fabric medium.

Here are the paints I used. Notice, I make no attempt to always get the same brand when I get paint.

A little yellow, a little brown, a lot of fabric medium, and then I would water it down further to thin it out in an attempt to stain the lampshade, more so than paint it traditionally.

Mix the colors…

Add the water. Whoops! Too orange for my taste!

Added a little regular brown to darken it up and take some of the orange tint out.

Tested a stripe on paper, and it looked too thick to me. Time to add a little more water!

The bottom stripe is the second test, and it’s just what I was going for.

Time to paint the lampshade!

Aaah! Here we go! I let my brush soak up a lot of the water-and-paint mixture and let it run, I didn’t want an even coating, so it would look more like paper when I was done.

Completed staining!

More tomorrow as I complete my project!

Part 2

Winter Fog

Request: @azundel​ Okay so Spencer does not know what to get reader for Christmas, so he needs help from his team. All while the reader only got him a simple gift card to a book store and is thinking its the stupidest thing ever. Maybe add a little snow and fluff?!

Contains: Fluff, also not a big mention of snow, sorry!

Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/ Part 4/Part 5/ Part 6/ Part 7/ Part 8

Please look at this before you read! It’s the picture that is my inspiration for the story. I just wrote a little tale based on what I saw. The picture is not mine!!!

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(3rd Person POV)

“Hey Morgan?” Spencer approached his friend, looking quite nervous. He only had a few moments before you would arrive. His hands fiddled nervously, his nerves not even calming down when Morgan flashed him a smile. “I have a problem. Well, not a problem per se, more of a situation that I need help w-”

“Hey man, relax. What do you need help with?” Morgan moved side to side softly in his chair.

“Well, I’m unsure of what to get y/n for Christmas. I know I want to get her something special, but.. well, I was wondering what your opinion would be.” Morgan’s face lit up, a wicked smile overtaking his face.

“I knew it! You like y/n! And you want to get her a great gift so she’ll be your girlfriend!” Morgan laughed cheerfully, and Spencer blushed.

“Well I-I..”

“Hey I get it lover boy.’ Morgan chuckled, noticing that you were coming through the door. “Looks like we’ll have to talk later, and I’ll get some ideas from my Lady P.”

“Good Morning!” You greeted, drawing the attention of both men.

“Morning!” The said in unison, making you glare at them suspiciously. Spencer just walked away, but Morgan flashed you a reassuring smile. You shook your head and just told yourself to deal with it later.

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“Alright, I now officially call this meeting about Spencer’s love life in order!” Garcia called once she had made sure you had driven away from the building at the end of the day, getting everyone to come into the round room.

“Uh, Morgan why is everyone else here? I just thought you were going to talk to Garcia!” Spencer’s eyes were wide, and he looked terrified.

“Yes well I talked to Garcia-”

“And I needed to talk with my girl JJ-”

And we realized y/n isn’t a very typical girly-girl, she’s more of a bookworm like you, so we recruited Blake.” JJ quipped.

“I’m still not sure how Rossi and Hatch got into this though.” Blake added.

“Anyways! Spencer, tell us your ideas for y/n’s gift!” Garcia ordered. Spencer bit his lip and fiddled with hands again.

“Well I know high statistics prove that Women like jewelry, but I’m not sure of that type of gift will impress y/n.”

“Maybe y/n would like a special book. Maybe something she read from her childhood?” Blake suggested.

“That’s a good starter idea. Maybe get her something that reminds her of a special memory you two shared.” Hotch said and everyone hummed in agreement.

“Dig up a fond memory in that genius brain of yours, tell it to us, and we’ll help you come up with a great gift for her.” Rossi said. Spencer’ s nervous face immediately relaxed, a soft smile overtaking his features.

“Well, it was month ago. You all had left, but y/n and I were so hung up on paperwork we had to do some overtime. Y/n finished before I did, and was about to head out when something caught her eye. “

“It’s foggy outside.” You said, leaning against the window. Spencer’s head popped up, his glasses falling down his nose. he didn’t know exactly how to reply, so he just continued to work. “Spence?” You called, and he lifted his head once more to see your eyes bright from the dull moon that evening. “Remember when you competed that star puzzle awhile back that Emily had? Do remember the story that she told you?”

“Of course. The prince getting so excited that he dropped the falling star he was going to give- although I still think that’s highly improbable and also not a fable- and trying to put it back together.”

“I guess you do remember.” You gigged, making him smile. You pulled up a chair and sat y him, watching as the dim light from his desk light hazily illuminating on his features, making his eyes look like burning embers.

“Do you know the tale about the fog?”

“No. I’m guessing that this is another little story that science still would best?” He teased, turning to look at you. You laughed, shaking your head.

“It’s romantic okay? Just listen.” You shifted in your seat, clearing your throat.

“Okay, one dark night, long ago there was a fire burning while it was raining. It was protected by a tree against the water, so he continued to burn. Eventually some of the raindrops formed a puddle which then took the shape of a small girl.

“He looked at her, and they both fell in love. They leaned in to touch hands, but he ended up burning her. They were both sad, wondering how they could love each other.

“Then the fire looked down and saw a pebble, and he held one side, while she held the other, knowing that was the closest they could ever get to touching.

“One night, they took rest under a small fort of rocks, snow covering the ground. They both fell asleep together, only for the fire to wake up that morning and see that the pebble was being carried away by a group of ants.

“The fire ran after the ants, finally getting the pebble from them, only for a lumberjack to pick up the fire and put it on his stick as a torch to take back to his house where the fire was put in a lantern by the windowsill.

“The fire noticed that night the water climbing up the wall to rest on the windowsill by her lover, but as soon as she fell asleep she started to turn into mist. The fire was very distraught, and didn’t  know what to do when the lumberjack came and turned the lantern off, letting the fire go out.

“As the fire changed into some and floated upward he saw his love, and was very excited, for now there was nothing holding them back from kissing. As soon as they did, their souls intertwined, forming the fog.”

Spencer opened his mouth to start a log list of what was wrong with that entire little story, but you shook your head.

“I just think it’s really romantic.” You sighed then wished him a goodnight, kissing his cheek then leaving. Since your back had been to him, you didn’t see the blush that swept across his cheeks.

“Wow.” Rossi exhaled, and Morgan let out a low whistle.

“It sounds like you have the perfect gift already figured out Spencer.” Hotchner said with a sincere smile.

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It was that time of year again. The time to buy expensive gifts  and give them to your loved ones. You didn’t make a big deal out of Christmas like most people did.

Which is why you had opted for a Gift Card to Barnes and Nobles for your ‘friend’ Spencer. You didn’t want to admit it, but you did have a slight crush on the nerdball, but didn’t want to ruin your friendship so you remained silent. You weren’t very happy, but you weren’t totally miserable.

You entered work only to find the entire office decked out with Christmas everything. You brought a small bag of all the gift you were going to give everyone.

After greeting everyone, you sat down at our desk. You had nly been sitting fr a moment when a box plopped down in front of you. You looked up to find Spencer smiling proudly.

‘What’s this?” You asked.

“I believe that you are supposed to open it.” He teased back. You rolled your eyes playfully and started to rip the wrapping paper up. When you finally pulled on the tab to open the whole thing you gasped.

“Oh my gosh.” You whispered, pulling out a little fire boy plushie, water girl plushie, and a beautiful necklace.

“Do you like it?” He asked, groaning as two second later you had jumped up from your desk and pulled him into a tight hug. You had tears spilling down your face and onto his sweater vest.

“Spence! I only got you a gift card! I feel so stupid!” Your voice was muffled. you felt him chuckle, his hands coming to rub your back softly. “What can I do to repay you?”

“You could go on a date with him!” Rossi yelled out, making you chuckle through your tears. You looked up t Spencer’s eyes, smiling softly, his hand coming up to wipe your wet cheeks.

“Uh..would you y/n? I mean you don’t have to, but I mean I believe we would have a nice time but-” He stopped as you pecked his cheek.

“I would love to.”

“Looks like our ‘Spencer’s Love Life’ Meeting did work.” JJ mumbled, and everyone chuckled, except Spencer’, who was blushing. Your brows furrowed.

“Wait you did what?”

Living Nightmare | Final Part

Part Seven

Sideman: Simon

Warnings: yeah quite sad imo but…

A/N:just a quick thank you really! I didn’t expect the story to be this long or to have so many people hooked in to it but thank you to the ones who have supported it and sent lovely (on the most part haha) messages about it, it’s been fun! I think the whole drama thing is possibly my fave thing to write about so maybe you’ll see another like this in the future. anyway! THANKS❤️ enjoy the final part to this rollercoaster story haha

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*One Year Later* 

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The Basis of all suffering is Attachment

1. Grow flowers: sweet peas, daisies, marigolds, sunflowers. Lean towards the sun like their leaves do. Your petals are just as beautiful.

2. Buy floating lanterns and set one free ever so often with a wish dancing in its flame. But never a wish for yourself. Only wishes for others.

3. Forgive. Forgive.

4. Hold someone and smother them in pastel kisses till their cheeks hurt from smiling.

5. Rather than confess your stories to other people, fill your memory with theirs. Overflow with their secrets, their heartbreaks, and their childhood moments till all you taste is them.

6. When people tell you their favorite band or song, go listen to it thoroughly whether it be your type of music or not.

7. Meditate harder than you did the day before.

8. When it is most difficult to not get angry or yell or snap back, don’t. It will be a little victory every time.

9. Be open and accepting to people leaving you, not matter how much you love them. To keep them in your story is selfish. They were not meant for you, why would you ever hold them back from what is meant for them?

10. Let go, child of the universe. Be free.

—  a to do list
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make me choose:
anon asked: teen wolf or the vampire diaries

They’re floating lanterns in the sky. Can you believe that? Japanese lantern is a symbol of letting go of the past. Well, here’s a newsflash - we’re not Japanese. You know what they are? Children. Like lighting a candle’s going to make everything ok. Or even saying a prayer, or pretending Elena is not going to end up just like the rest of us murderous vampires. Stupid, delusional, exasperating little children. I know what you’re going to say. It makes them feel better, Damon. So what? For how long? A minute? A day? What difference does it make? Because in the end, when you lose somebody, every candle, every prayer is not going to make up for the fact that the only thing that you have left is a hole in your life where that somebody that you cared about used to be. And a rock.

anonymous asked:

*Squees* Yay, the ask box is open~ Now I can ask you to work your magic~ Mmm, how would both teams propose to their partner? I love your blog, by the way! I get so happy when you update ^^

(thank you! ahaha i’m not sure how this will go, i’ve never had to write proposals before ^^“)

Makoto: His wouldn’t be anything too special, just a simple dinner date with him proposing at the end of it with a teary-eyed smile and loving eyes. "I… I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”

Haruka: He’s not too good with words, so at a lantern festival he’d place a small hand-made boat on the water and let it float over to his partner to reveal the ring box inside. “Um… I didn’t really have anything planned, but… I want to be with you.”

Nagisa: He would totally do a food surprise proposal, hiding the ring in a fancy strawberry shortcake he ordered and hugging his partner tightly. “I love you, ____-chan! Stay with me forever, okay?”

Rei: He might try to propose in the most extravagant way possible, like flying over a giant message in a plane before pulling out the ring. “____-san, I truly believe that you were meant for me! Please marry me!”

Rin: He would also plan out a dinner date, but be blushing madly until the end. Either in the snow or under a street lamp, he’d tell them: “Close your eyes.” He slides the ring onto their finger and presses that hand to his face. “____, I love you. I want you to stay with me." 

Sousuke: He’d go out for the entire day with his partner, taking them wherever they wanted and holding their hand the whole time, and proposed right on their doorstep. "I know it’s nothing great, but… I just wanted to let you know that you mean everything to me.” He squeezes their fingers.

Nitori: It would take a lot of time and pushing before he could even bring himself to buy a ring, but he’d take his partner out for a night date in a flower garden, proposing at the end of the night. “I… I know you’re the only one for me!" 

Seijuurou: Similarly to how he’d set up a scavenger hunt to ask them out, he’d think that nostalgia would be the way to go, leaving question sheets down like "Where did we have our first date?” and waiting for them to find him. “I don’t really know how else I can say it, but… I just wanna be with you. Always." 

Momotarou: He’d take them to a flower field that they often went to, and try his hardest to make a tiny flower ring and slide it onto their finger. With a completely red face, he scratches the back of his head and pulls out a genuine ring. "S-So… Remember I used to keep joking about getting married someday? H-How about we do it for real?”

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Training, Part 2

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prompt:  I loved Anakin and Obi-Wan worrying about (Y/N) imagine!!! can you do a part two? Like maybe they can do something to cheer (Y/N) whatever you want ^^

A/N- Thanks so much for the request! I got a bit carried away, so this is long. I hope you enjoy. 

You woke up the next morning with a pounding headache. The memories of yesterday were fuzzy, but you remembered enough to be thoroughly embarrassed. You sat up with a groan, rubbing the sleep from your eyes and shivered as your bare feet hit the cold ground. You were still in the clothes you wore yesterday, and you were sure you looked like an absolute wreck. 

Slowly you padded to the bathroom, turning on the shower and waiting for the water to heat up. Once it was you slid out of your clothes and relaxed under the hot water.

***

“Do you think shes okay?” Anakin asked, sitting across from Obi Wan at breakfast, “I mean, she was pretty shaken up..”

“Are you sure you’re thinking about this from a purely professional point of view Anakin?” Obi Wan questioned teasingly.

Anakin glared at him and turned his attention to his food, pushing it around his plate. “I just…”

“I know, I worry about her too.”

“I wish there was something we could do, some way we could… I don’t know… Cheer her up.” Anakin tossed his fork down in frustration. 

“Anakin…”

“I’m gonna go check on her.”

***

You were drying your hair with a towel when there was a knock on your door. You stood to open it, but hesitated with your hand on the handle. 

“(y/n),” Anakin’s voice called from the other side of the door. “(y/n), Its me.”

You remained silent, but didn’t move away from the door.

“(y/n) please, it’s me. I know you’re in there.” You heard him lean against the door. “Please, let me in.” 

You looked down. It had been weeks since you’d spoken to Anakin. Yes he was your best friend, but as he grew stronger, you couldn’t help but feel insignificant. 

“Please, I only want to help. I… I lo-”

You opened the door suddenly, unable to resist any longer. Anakin’s eyes widened, the statement he was about to make hanging in the air. 

“Anakin,” you breathed, looking up at him. You wanted to just break down in tears again, feel his arms around you as he held you to his chest. You wanted to tell him everything, and let him comfort you. But you stopped yourself.

“Can… Can I come in?” Anakin stuttered, a small blush on his cheeks.

“Oh… Y-yeah, Come in.” You moved aside, shutting the door behind him.

“I just.. I uh.. I wanted to check on you after…” Anakin stammered

“After yesterday” you finished for him, picking up the towel you had left on the bed and hanging it over a chair. “I’m sorry about that, I didn’t mean to run into you, I wasn’t really paying attention to where I was going.”

“I’m glad you did (y/n),” Anakin teased, nudging your arm, “better me than someone else.”

You smiled, something you rarely did anymore, but it was a brief smile. You were still hurt, and embarrassed, and ashamed. You looked down at the ground, your smile fading. Anakin stepped closer, reaching up to brush your hair out of your face.

“Are you sure you’re okay?” he asked, concern in his eyes.

“I’m fine Anakin.”

You stepped away and turned your back on him. “You’ve checked on me, I’m fine, now you can go.

“(y/n)..”

“Just… go Anakin… Please” 

He could hear the pain in your voice, and he left without saying another word. He sagged against the door once he was in the hall, and ran a hand through his hair. “I’m sorry.” he mumbled, before walking away.

***

Several days passed, and you remained in your room. Both Obi Wan and Anakin tried to visit, but you sent them away. You didn’t want to see anyone. You stopped going to training, no one saw you. The only time your door opened was to pick up trays of food Anakin left for you. 

Everyone was concerned for you. Especially Obi Wan. He felt responsible for what happened. He still continued to perform his duties, but he was just going through the motions, distracted. He knew it wasn’t proper, he needed to pull himself together. But he also felt he needed to make it up to you.

***

“I have an idea for how to cheer (y/n) up,” Anakin exclaimed, sitting down across from Obi Wan at lunch one day, “Its brilliant, sure to bring a smile to her face.”

“Anakin this is the fourth idea you’ve had.” Obi Wan sighed, pushing his plate away.

“I know I know but this one is different!”

“Well even if it is, you haven’t been able to get her to come out of her room, let alone get her to go somewhere.”

Anakin paused and slumped down in his seat, “I know but… She would love it, I know she would.”

“Okay… you win Anakin, what is it?”

***

You were just about to get ready for bed when there was a knock at the door. You sighed and pulled back the covers, not in the mood to have a conversation through the door. “Go away,” you called, “I’m tired and I want to sleep.”

“(y/n) its me.”

You sighed and sat down on your bed, “Go away Anakin”

“No. You have been in this room for almost 3 days. You’re missing training, meals, everything. Its time to come out.” He paused, as if waiting for an answer, but when you remained silent he spoke again, in a quiet, gentle tone. “I miss you (y/n), I miss my best friend… Obi Wan misses you too. Hes tearing himself apart because he feels responsible for causing you this pain. Please, just open the door.”

All he heard from inside the room was silence,  and he was just about to turn away, until he heard the door handle turn. The door opened just a crack, but a crack was all he needed to see your messy hair, dirty clothes, and the dark circles under your eyes. You opened the door a little wider and he could see you had been crying.

“(y/n)…” he breathed, his hand moving to cup your cheek, “(y/n) I’m so sorry.”

You nodded, “It… It’s okay Anakin, I’m not… angry… with you.”

Anakin had to resist pulling you into his arms and holding you tight.

“Please,” his hand moved down to hold yours, “Please, I want to show you something.”

You nodded and allowed him to lead you out of your room and through the halls, until you reached a small garden. He lead you to the middle and turned so you were facing each other.

“Stay here, and close your eyes” he ordered, grinning slightly.

You sighed and did what he said. He dropped your hand and you heard him walk away. Then you heard faint whispering. 

“I’m not getting mugged, am I?” you called, still keeping your eyes closed. 

“No (y/n) you aren’t” 

“Obi Wan?” you asked, confused.

“Its okay (y/n),” Anakin laughed “open your eyes!”

You opened your eyes and gasped. All around you were hundreds of lanterns, illuminating the garden around you. Anakin and Obi Wan stood in front of you, smiling. You covered your mouth as tears came to your eyes.

“Oh…” you sighed in awe, “what… what is this?”

“It was all Anakin’s idea” Obi Wan spoke up, causing Anakin to blush.

“Oh Ani… They’re beautiful.”

“This isn’t even the best part,” Anakin laughed, blushing brighter now “just wait.”

He and Obi Wan walked up to you, both of them taking one of your hands in theirs, and standing beside you. Suddenly you felt the power of the force flow through you, causing your fingers to tingle and a smile to come to your lips. You watched in joy as you felt the power flow through you, and your smile grew as the lanterns began to float into the air. Obi Wan let go of your hand first, then Anakin, and suddenly you were causing the lanterns to float all on your own. It was like your power had been unlocked, and you felt so free. 

After a minute you set the lanterns back down and turned to Anakin and Obi Wan, a huge smile on your face.

“Thank you,” you blushed, “Thank you so much.”

You pulled them both into a hug, and for the first time since you had struggled with the force you felt happy.

***

“Thank you for tonight Anakin.”

After spending several hours in the garden with Anakin and Obi Wan, the lanterns began to go out. Obi Wan insisted Anakin walk you back to your room while he cleaned up, so here you were.

The two of you stopped outside of your room and you turned to face him, still smiling. 

“I really needed the cheering up.”

“(y/n) I’m-”

You held a finger to his lips, cutting him off. “It’s okay, you don’t need to apologize.”

He blushed and ran a hand through his hair, “Well… I… Uh…”

You leaned up and kissed his cheek, causing him to blush bright red.

“Goodnight Anakin” you teased, walking into your room and shutting the door behind you. 

Anakin smiled and leaned against the wall, feeling both happy and proud. He knew he could never tell you, but to him, your smile was brighter than any lantern.

A/N: May or may not will do a part 3, let me know what you think