living up to the title

8

following up our self-titled album didn’t seem like it was going to be an easy task and, unsurprisingly, it was not. the problem about comparing yourself to… yourself… is that even though it’s better than looking elsewhere, you’re still looking in the wrong direction. for me, it wasn’t until i trusted that the past is finished with me that i could go looking for what’s next. our pasts can be a great comforter, or a horror movie; a noose, or a shield… but it is “past” for a reason. after a rest, we have to go looking for what’s supposed to come after that. - h

[NCT] Simplicity

A little babble that kind of sucks but doesn’t suck enough to keep me from posting it 
I’m a tad sour rn and want sleepy kisses from jjh so take this; a product of my bad mood

Originally posted by nctmark

Word count: 585
Genre: fluff
Feedback is always appreciated, 
Thank you and goodnight

The trill sound of you crying out in frustration is what rouses Jaehyun from his mid-afternoon nap. Awake, but slow to rise, he only rolls over, grumbling out a, “babe, be quiet.” It’s when you toss your bag to the floor far more aggressively than needed that he decides to sit up, propping himself up on his elbows. You angrily pace around at the food of the bed, rubbing at your temples and willing yourself to settle down.
“You’re blowing smoke.” Jaehyun jokingly says, a lazy smile quirked on his lips. You shoot him a glare. At this, his look softens, and he beckons you over. You debate shutting him down, giving him the cold shoulder because you want so desperately to take out your pent up aggravation on something and, well, if Jaehyun happens to be within arm’s reach, then so be it. Through your internal dialogue, he’s looking at you, eyes heavy with sleep and hair askew in every direction and his clothes are all rumpled from his tossing and turning and he’s smiling at you and you can feel the adoration he has for you and you’re melting. You breathe a heavy sigh, laced with irritation and exhaustion and you trudge over to him, allowing his hands to completely envelope yours as he guides you down to lie next to him.

His arms are around you and your face is tucked into his chest and you can feel his heartbeat, smooth and rhythmic and so much calmer than your own. He presses a kiss to the top of your head, and you allow yourself to snuggle closer to him, wanting to drown in his warmth.
“You want to tell me about what’s got you so worked up?” He questions softly, fingers loosely carding through your hair. You breathe in his scent, warm and inviting and your knees go weak because this boy is yours and you thank whoever may be listening that he’s a part of your life.
The only response you offer is a minute shake of your head, and he only hums in acknowledgement, choosing instead to begin rocking you the tiniest bit.
Jaehyun will wait with you, hold you until your heartbeat has settled and the heat in your cheeks has died down.

“I really love you, Jaehyun.” You mumble into the fabric of his t-shirt. A laugh sounds deep in his chest.
“I really love you too, Y/N.” Is his response.
You move back to meet his eyes, and you feel like you can lose yourself in endless pools of brown that carry so much love for you; only you.
“No, Jaehyun. I really really am in love with you.” You say, and his smile brightens. He’s idly rubbing circles into your side, and you can feel the tension in your shoulders ebbing away with every feather light caress. He smiles, and your heart swells with happiness. The time for anger and frustration and everything that comes along with a bad day would come later; now, you’re only concerned with the feel of Jaehyun’s lips against your own as you kiss him. Slow and sweet, patient and oh so caring, your eyes flutter shut and you let Jaehyun guide you into a state of contentment that you had been aching for all day.
“I really really am in love with you, too.” He says as he pulls away.
And than you kiss him again. Because you love him, and he loves you. It’s as simple as that.

Dead Girl Walking

Pairing: Lucifer x Reader

Warnings: Smutty smut, unprotected sex, language, violence, domestic dispute, destruction of personal property, dom!Luci,   

A/N: Anonymous requested: The reader is in the bunker, fighting with one of the angels, preferably Luci or Balthazar - yelling and throwing things when their anger turns to passion and they start having violent sex, leaving holes in the walls and the books in the library scattered to the floor, chairs overturned, so the boys later is all “What the hell happened to our home?”

Thank you for the request, anon <3 I loved writing this!

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HONESTLY LET’S TAKE A LOOK INTO THIS NEW OFFICIAL ART:

  • THEY;RE SHOPPING FOR HATS????
  • viktor wearing a beanie has literally saved my crops
  • HE’S WINKING AT US AND BEING SO SWEET AAAA??????????
  • yuri is serving the finest gangsta realness
  • HONESTLY he looks like he’s about to drop the dopest rap album of 2k17
  • yuuri living up for the best boy title and making a fedora look actually acceptable? 
  • JUST LOOK AT HIM IT’S SO ADORABLE I CANT
harutaka in -over the dimension-

—their first interaction in the novel takes up most of the second chapter. haruka is supposed to be designing the enemies for the game they’re making for the school festival, but he’s spacing out and can’t think of what to draw—so takane starts yelling at him. haruka thinks to himself that he wishes she’d stop being so rude, particularly because he’s worried that no one will want to marry her because of it.

—they start talking about what kind of enemies haruka should create. he didn’t want to draw zombies like takane suggested, so they come up with a solution together. he’s happy and inspired when takane suggests they base them off animals instead.

—takane smiles at haruka, which he says makes him smile too.

—haruka came up with the game’s title the day before, but no one has voiced it aloud yet. he gets excited upon realizing that takane’s going to be the first one to say it.

—haruka notes that he’s happy takane inspired him in deciding what enemies to draw.

—he’s on a roll with designing the characters. the thought of takane being excited about it is his…….driving force, to say the least. says he “salivates” at the thought of it lmao and he blushes a little even. he wants to impress her and have her compliment him.

—haruka talks on the phone with kenjirou and thinks about how he’s having trouble creating the game’s final enemy. he gets excited suddenly, then asks kenjirou if he has a picture of takane he could borrow.

—haruka’s over at kenjirou’s house the week before the school festival to work on the game, and he’s spending some time with ayano. after she’s gone, he notes that there’s only one person his age that he feels comfortable around (takane.)

—he closes his eyes and euphorically images her—in very precise (and almost provocative) detail. he notes that he doesn’t need a picture of her, and he can imagine takane more vividly than any photo.

—he’s then overwhelmed by the urge to say her name out loud, and decides to since no one’s around. he starts to when there’s a knock on the door, at which point he feels embarrassed. (in the illustration he looks so blissful when he’s thinking about her omg.)

—kano comes in disguised as ayano. then asks haruka if he was thinking dirty thoughts just now. haruka freaks out and comments (almost guiltily,) that no, he wasn’t, then specifically notes that he was thinking about takane though.

—it goes on to the school festival in the next chapter, there’s a long description (which is honestly kind of on going throughout the whole chapter,) of haruka observing takane playing video games. he’s amazed and even inspired because she’s so good at them, and lives up to her title as “dancing flash ene”.

—not really too ~concrete~ in terms of harutaka but it was still really funny to me: takane calls haruka a dumbass for being as excited as he is, and he just agrees like HELL YEAH I’M A DUMBASS.

—haruka watches shin and takane face off in headphone actor, and notes that he’s feeling unexpected jealousy. he says he wants to be able to play games with takane, and make her feel as excited and “impassioned” as she feels right now.

—he congratulates her even though she lost.

—he comments again in his mind that he wants to play video games with takane, casually mentions it to shintaro, then gets incredibly excited at the prospect when shintaro offers to teach him how.

—later when he and shin are playing video games, shin says that haruka and takane should battle—but haruka still feels too inexperienced to do so, and he’s afraid that takane won’t wanna play against him again if he flat out loses to her the first time.

—in the next chapter, he and shin are at an arcade keeping an eye on momo—when takane calls haruka. takane tells him that it’s ayano’s birthday, and she’s throwing a party for her. haruka wants to attend but has to take care of momo first, so he can’t right now. he then lies to takane about where he is, because he knows that takane doesn’t like shintaro—and he doesn’t wanna put her in a bad mood for hanging out with him instead. after they hang up, he feels terrible for lying to takane.

—takane implies that she wanted to bring haruka to the arcade herself, and also teases him a little that he lost his chance to go with her.

—takane is at the arcade with ayano, and it turns out they’re gonna be facing off against haruka and shintaro in a tournament final. it’s haruka against takane, and shintaro against ayano.

—takane calls his and shintaro’s costumes freaky without knowing who they are (since they were wearing masks,) and haruka gets a li’l emo lmao.

—haruka realizes this is the first time he’s facing off against takane and gets nervous since he hasn’t mentally prepared himself.

—haruka only wins because he calls out takane’s name during the match……for some reason, and distracts her. takane isn’t mad later when she finds out he lied to her, but tells him not to lie to her ever again.

—towards the end of the chapter, takane gets flustered that he isn’t paying attention to her when she’s talking—he’s distracted thinking about how he’s going to die.

—at the beginning of the next chapter, he’s thinking about when he battled takane just because.

—shintaro comes and visits haruka at his house, he thinks about how he considers shintaro to be a good friend. haruka then says he’d also consider takane a friend, but doesn’t feel quite right about calling her that. he admits that his feelings for her might be love, but he can’t act on or even acknowledge the fact, because he knows he’s going to die.

—he goes for a walk later that night, he says he wanted to do something special before he dies. he thinks about how great it’d be if he and takane could face one another in the upcoming dead bullet tournament, and says it could be a precious moment of his life, and he doesn’t feel like it’s wasted.

—haruka’s last moments alive, spent with takane:

“The sounds around me seemed to echo mindlessly in my ears, and soon I could only pick up the barest nuances of Takane’s words. What did she say? I didn’t know. She sounded real sad, though.

Ahhh, I’m sorry, Takane. I’m really sorry. I’ve received so much from you, but I couldn’t give you anything in return.
I bet you’re angry about it. Well, you can be, if you want. You can punch me, even. If it helps you get over it, you can do anything you like.
Oh, but don’t take it out too much on people besides me. You might run into all kinds of wonderful people later on in life. You need to treat them with the care they’ll deserve. 
Yeah. That’s right. You’re a kind, gentle girl, Takane. You need to keep on smiling. You need to be happy. 

So, please, Takane. Stop crying…”

emberofdecember  asked:

Hi! Me and my husband started watching naruto when we were around 18. We heard the series was ending and decided to pick up where we left off which was NOT easy. Every night we've been watching 5-10 episode to catch up while our toddler sleeps :P. Back in the day we cosplayed naruto and sasuke and are utterly heartbroken that they didn't end up together. I want something to cling to. So I've been spending a lot of time on tumblr. Can you recommend some role players or fics to follow? Thank you!!

Your story is so sweet, haha. It’s always fun to watch Naruto with someone you love. Unfortunately, I do not follow any role-play blogs so I will recommend you some fanfictions. The following stories are not limited to one pairing and genre.

❃ Title: Altschmerz
Author: inkreservoir
Genre: Angst | Romance
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha | Naruto Uzumaki
Rated: Fiction K
Summary: Sometimes, when Sasuke can’t sleep, he wonders if things could’ve been different between him and Naruto. 

❃ Title: Introverted 
Author: Shadenight123
Genre: Angst | Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Naruto Uzumaki | Sakura Haruno | Sai
Rated: Fiction M
Summary: Being ignored and gazed at with hatred can lead someone to become a boisterous and loud orange-wearing shinobi, but it can also drive him to become a silent and invisible introvert. Of the two, Naruto takes the logical choice for a future in the ninja world. [Team Sai-Naruto-Sakura. No pairings. Future of bloodshed and grittiness assured.]

Title: The Boy in the Team 
Author: Shadenight123
Genre: Drama | Angst
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha | Naruko Namikaze | Shinku Haruno
Rated: Fiction M
Summary: Sasuke Uchiha is Rookie of the Year and son of the police chief. Naruko Namikaze is prime kunoichi and heroine of Konoha, daughter of the Yondaime Hokage. Hence, the dead last assigned to their team is Shinku Haruno, son of civilians. There is no rising from the lower levels when you’re surrounded by prodigies. Just live through the nightmare… and hope to wake up to a better day.

Title: The World
Author: Aruk
Genre: Angst
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha | Itachi Uchiha
Rated: Fiction K+
Summary:  The bond between two brothers cannot easily be cut, and only Sasuke and Itachi have ever succeeded. Sasuke doesn’t love Itachi—he hates him, and Itachi knows this. [No Incest]

Title: Lucky Bachelorette Number Two 
Author: Quillslinger
Genre: Suspense | Humour
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha | Naruto Uzumaki 
Rated: Fiction T
Summary: “Maybe he’s angry that you made him the other woman,” Sakura whispered frantically.

Title: Disarm 
Author: Lady Storm
Genre: Supernatural | Suspense
Characters: Naruto Uzumaki | Sasuke Uchiha
Rated: Fiction T
Summary: Something brought Naruto through the blizzard, against the monstrous abominations and into the arms of Konoha. Now he must fight the horrors of his past to survive the horrors of the future. 

Title: Find You 
Author: RosaLui
Genre: Adventure | Romance
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha | Naruto Uzumaki
Rated: Fiction M
Summary: The ninja world is bleeding into modern-day Japan. Hope is fading, the resistance is failing, and, as always, fate draws two boys together like gravity. [Post-Apocalyptic Zombie AU]

❃ Title: Gunmetal 
Author: CerealK
Genre: Romance | Adventure
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha | Naruto Uzumaki
Rated: Fiction M
Summary: Uchiha Sasuke met the other half of his soul on a battlefield that neither of them was going to walk away from. Or so they thought. Love, it seems, can survive centuries, impossibilities—even death. 

❃ Title: Keep an Eye on Me 
Author: shrimpette
Genre: Sci-Fi | Drama
Characters: Naruto Uzumaki | Sasuke Uchiha | Sakura Haruno
Rated: Fiction M
Summary: Eyes were known to have a high resistance to psychological traumas. They had to brush everything off to remain sane. Eyes were also supposed to be physically fit, have a talent for solving crimes that couldn’t be dealt with immediately, and, what was most important, they had to be empathetic to other people’s suffering. [Dystopian Future]

Title: Beyond the Parahypogean 
Author: opens up 4 nobody
Genre: Mystery | Horror
Characters: Sasuke Uchiha | Naruto Uzumaki
Rated: Fiction T
Summary: Bright-eyed geologist Naruto Uzumaki has landed his dream job of studying the Konoha cave system. It becomes quickly apparent that things are a little different just a short drive down the road. In this strange place he has come to, troglofauna may not be the only things lurking in the darkness. 

Title: Sector Five 
Author: FlairForTheVeil
Genre: Adventure | Romance
Characters: Naruto Uzumaki | Sasuke Uchiha
Rated: Fiction M
Summary: In a war-torn world of the five sectors, Naruto finds himself deserted with no recollection of his former survivors. Taken by a new group, he struggles to become reaccustomed to a world where bandits run wild, government drones are at his heels, and only the selfish survive. But in a place like this, a dark-haired boy can remind him of the better side of humanity. 

Title: The Prince and the Pirate 
Author: catthegreat
Genre: Romance | Fantasy
Characters: Naruto Uzumaki | Sasuke Uchiha
Rated: Fiction T
Summary: Naruto, like most princes who just turned 18, has embarked on an adventure to find his future princess. But he keeps showing up too late, running into a raven-haired rogue instead. Who is this mysterious man? And why can’t Naruto ever seem to be the one to save the damsel in distress? [Fairy Tale AU]

If you want more, you can find another recommendation list of mine over here. Having said that, I hope I could be of help. Happy reading to you! 😁

anonymous asked:

Jamie's POV after he tucks Brianna into bed at Jocasta's on the day they first meet.

The stairs groaned under their combined weight, but Jamie’s heart hadn’t felt so light since Claire had walked back into his life. How and why Brianna had found him, he would ask later. For now he would accept her presence as a gift from God. His own child with Claire, cradled in his arms; an event he’d never thought could take place outside his dreams. He gently lowered her onto the bed, placing her to the one side so he could pull back the other part coverlet and place her under it. She snuggled into the pillow like a bairn, whuffling around a bit; enjoying the warm coziness of the bed, just as Claire did sometimes when she was content.

He couldn’t resist the urge to tuck the bright strand of hair that had fallen across her bold, bonnie face behind her ear. A wee ear, pointed at the tip, as Claire had told him his own was. It squeezed his heart to notice it, as did the mark behind her ear, the one he’d once kissed in a dream. He couldn’t resist the impulse to kiss it now again, and as he drew back a smile rose to Brianna’s lips, though her slow breaths told him she was still sleeping. He wondered how long she’d done that, and dared imagine it meant she was happy - happy to meet him, what he’d feared and longed for, and never dared hope.

What would she make of him, when she was properly rested and they were able to spend more time together? An unfamiliar worry coiled in his belly; he’d become a father thrice-over, yet had never lived up to the title. When he was young, the children he would one day father were the source of an uncomplicated joy. When Claire was pregnant with Faith, there were so many sources of fear that being a good Da to her once she was born seemed the easy part. With Willie, he was too busy snatching what time and influence over the lad’s upbringing he could to worry whether what parenting he could do was unsatisfactory. But with Brianna he felt uncertain. Always apart, he now felt an intruder in the role of her father. He knew Randall was a good father to her, and he was both deeply grateful and selfishly jealous. He wondered if the other man felt such uncertainty, at first, when Claire had returned to him and Brianna was born, and how he had overcome it. He pushed the thoughts away. It would not do to compare himself to Frank Randall; it would be unfair to both of them as well as to Brianna to try to fill his shoes. No, their relationship would have to be theirs alone. 

Brianna wriggled in her sleep, displacing her blanket and spreading herself across the bed as Claire had told him he was wont to do unless he was holding her. The similarity warmed him, and he could not help note their other likenesses as he tucked her back in.

Physically, she was a female copy of himself, and his own mother. The elegant cheekbones, sharp nose, and the strong jaw, those traits of his own he’d seen develop in her through the wee pictures Claire had showed him. The sheer imposing presence of her, the way she commanded attention of her environment, those aspects of himself that others had related to him and he had passed to her, he could never glean from a Photograph. Nor did they capture the way her laugh, the wrinkle between her brows when confused, and her proud carriage echoed her mother’s; the way her eyes, full of hope and fear upon meeting him were so like Claire’s had been in his print shop that he’d momentarily lost his breath.     

Entrusting his words to her dreams, he whispered to her sleeping form, “God, ye are so like her.”

A deep part of him, kept under tight control for so many years, split at the seams. He wept silently for the years he’d lost with his daughter, years he knew only as memories cast to the stars each night, and Photographs at the bottom of the ocean; forever in his heart. 

He knew he’d not have wished her out of her own safe time into the bleak horror of the years after Culloden, yet some selfish part of him mourned that she’d not remained at Lallybroch with Jenny’s weans. He mourned the life he’d lost with her, and the ability to raise her in the ways of his time and country. He’d been joyful to hear her determination to learn Gàidhlig, but it would never be as teaching it to her as a bairn on his knee. And then there were the things he would never understand about her, the parts of her that belonged to her own time. He could learn some, as he had with Claire, but even with his wife there were times when her eyes were distant, trying to communicate something he could never quite know. 

In the darkness, where his daughter would never know it and now that he could allow it of himself, he poured his tears into the hollowness of his loss and the joy of his blessing.