“The original novel [Dumb Witness] was dedicated to her [Agatha Christie’s] own wire-haired terrier - ‘To dear Peter,’ it read, 'most faithful of friends and dearest of companions. A dog in a thousand.’ I felt exactly the same way about the terrier in our film. He captivated me from the moment I set eyes on him. The little dog, whose real name was actually Snubby, became my dear friend. [..] My now ever-expanding fan club wrote to tell me how much they enjoyed it [the episode], so they also told me, the sales of wire-haired terriers shot up exponentially after it was shown for the first time in March 1996.” - David Suchet, Poirot and Me
Summary: You decide to watch Jungkook’s basketball practice, and the star player seems a little more distracted today than usual.
Word count: 850 words
The wooden bleachers creaked underneath you as you carefully ascended a few levels. You sat down, setting your heavy backpack beside you. Rummaging through the bag, you were able to locate the book you had been reading for English. You flipped open the book and began reading, only looking up when people began to exit the change-rooms.
The sound of running shoes squeaking against the polished, wooden floors of the gymnasium echoed loudly. The varsity boys basketball team burst out of the change-rooms, laughing and yelling as they went.
Peering over the top of your book, you caught sight of Jungkook. He was your high school’s star athlete. Over the court, Jungkook glanced your way and caught you staring. Giggling, you blew him a kiss.
At this, Jungkook blushed. Even though you had been dating for months, Jungkook still got embarrassed over the smallest things. Still, a big grin spread over his face and he made a show of catching your airborne kiss.
Someone called Jungkook’s name, and he reluctantly turned away. His team was getting ready for practice. The captain, Yoongi, tossed Jungkook a ball and shared a few words with him.
With a small smile, you returned to your book and drowned out the noises of the basketball practice going on around you. Soon, you lost track of time, and you weren’t sure if it was seconds or minutes before someone interrupted you.
“Psst! Y/N!” Jungkook whisper-yelled at you. Startled, you jumped and dropped your book. At the bottom of the bleachers, Jungkook was looking up at you expectantly. “Watch this!”
Jungkook turned on his heel and lifted his basketball above his head. With an expert flick of his wrist, the ball sailed through the air and landed neatly in the basket. A perfect three-pointer.
“That was for you,” Jungkook announced sweetly, turning back to face you.
“Impressive,” you laughed, leaning down to pick up your book.
Jungkook smiled at you, his cute bunny teeth popping into view. Then, he chased after his basketball, which had bounced to the other side of the court. You couldn’t help but grin at your boyfriend, who seemed far too childish to be the team’s star player.
All movement on the court ceased as the coach blew his whistle. He announced the start of a scrimmage, and divided the boys into two teams. Jungkook and Yoongi were the “captains” of the opposing teams.
Soon enough, the game began. Jungkook had won the tip off against Yoongi (he had an unfair height advantage, so that was to be expected). Jungkook and his teammates retreated to their side of the court, the gym silent except for the sound of Jungkook’s dribbling.
Then he charged forwards, easily sidestepping his opponents. Jungkook neared where you were sitting, a focussed expression morphing his features.
Suddenly, Jungkook’s eyes darted to you. A silly smile lit up Jungkook’s face when he saw you looking at him. His pace slowed, and in that brief second, Yoongi darted forward and stole the ball from Jungkook.
“Hey!” Jungkook yelled indignantly, rooted to the spot as he watched Yoongi speed down the court.
“Amateur!” Yoongi shouted in reply.
Jungkook turned back to you, his eyes narrowed. “Stop distracting me!” he ordered, pointing a finger accusingly at you.
“I wasn’t doing anything,” you replied cheekily, laughing at Jungkook’s flustered expression. “You know, I was sure you were going to win. But now…”
“Of course I’ll win,” Jungkook huffed, jogging back to his side of the court. His annoyed teammates rolled their eyes at him, one of them even smacking the back of Jungkook’s head.
But in the end, Jungkook’s team did end up winning–barely. He had scored a buzzer-beater three-pointer, finally closing the one point difference. With that, practice was over.
Jungkook sauntered up to the bleachers. Sweat was dripping down the side of his face and his neck, and his hair was slick with the moisture. Somehow, he looked even more attractive like this–especially with the cocky smirk that was tugging at his lips.
“I told you I would win,” Jungkook said, climbing up the bleachers to sit with you. He plopped down, the old wood squeaking in protest.
“When do you not?” you laughed. Jungkook wrapped a sweaty arm around your shoulders, pulling you close despite your protests. “Ew, go change first!”
“I will, but I think I deserve a prize first,” Jungkook decided, looking down at your lips with a suggestive eyebrow-raise.
Rolling your eyes, you tilted your head up and pressed a soft kiss against Jungkook’s lips. You could feel him smiling.
“Get a room!” someone hollered, snickering as they retreated.
Jungkook sighed and pulled away from you. He stood up, stretching his tired muscles, which rippled impressively as he did so.
“I’ll only need a few minutes to change,” Jungkook said as he stepped down onto the next level.
“I’ll be waiting,” you replied, picking up your book, which had been placed on your lap, forgotten, since watching Jungkook would always be the most interesting thing in the world.
- Girl in Luv
I photoshopped a basketball court into JK’s selca because I have nothing better to do with my life…I hope you all enjoyed this imagine! Thanks for requesting 💛
The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange in Los Angeles, California, USA is composed of five levels that scale to a staggering height of more than 40 meters (132 feet). You may notice that we’ve shown this interchange on the feed before, but this is the first Overview from such a high elevation.
The Library becomes the quintessential bunker during the zombie apocalypse for a number of reasons:
Watertight basements with a lot of storage space
Useless files that can be used for kindling
Strong foundations and brick walls with few windows
A café / small kitchen is normally available
Many levels / floors
A wealth of information is encased within
Your characters can either be the live-in kickbutt librarians who know everything there is to know, survivors who come across this neutral zone, stowaways that live in the book cases, scavengers that accidentally bring a hoard upon the library, consultants who know which mushrooms would kill you, library security, goods traders – your choice!
Vineyards surround the Moselle River in the Trier-Saarburg district of Germany. The region is recognized for its production of Riesling wines with 9,000 hectares of land (roughly the size of Manhattan) dedicated to grape growing.
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“Following the battle,” he read, “eighteen wounded Jacobite officers took refuge in the farmhouse near the moor. Here they lay in pain, their wounds untended, for two days. At the end of that time, they were taken out and shot. One man, a Fraser of the Master of Lovat’s regiment, escaped the slaughter.” ~ Voyager
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Characters: Feyre, Rhysand, Cassian, Amren, The Weaver of the Wood POV: Rhys Ship: Feyre/Rhysand Rating: T Word Count: 5719 Ao3:https://archiveofourown.org/works/9446600
Summary: Chapter 20-21 of A Court of Mist and Fury from Rhys’s POV.
The Bone Carver has confirmed Rhys’s suspicions that Feyre could possibly locate the Book of Breathings. And what better way to test this theory than with an object that he hasn’t seen in centuries… held by one of the most dangerous beings in all of Prythian.
Comments: This idea was requested by Emily in my comments on Ao3 awhile ago, and I’ve had it on my list of ideas to write eventually. I think I did more than was originally requested, but I kinda got carried away ^^; In any case, I hope you like it!
A big thanks (as always), to the best tumblr bestie in the whole wide world, @illyriantremors, who I honestly can’t thank enough for all she puts up with in regards to me lol
“Being the largest and first settlement on New World, Haven (later New Prentisstown) was the leading developer of technology and research. They had developed a cure for the Noise, and were the last town to be taken over by Prentisstown, to whom they surrendered.
” - Chaos Walking Series Locations
6 Reasons to Read The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
As you may or may not know, The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon is one of my favorite high fantasy series. If you love fantasy like I do and are looking for a thrilling, thought-provoking series, I would definitely recommend these. Below I’ve listed a few reasons you should give this series a try.
Location: The books are set in London, but in a futuristic, dystopian London called Scion London. Obviously, London provides a variety of interesting settings in the book, and provides the perfect backdrop for the intrigue and darkness of the plot. Scion London completely captivated me
Diversity: The books are extremely diverse. There are both LGBTQ and POC characters. They are given as much development and respect as any other character, and they are an integral part of the book.
Strong Female Characters: The protagonist of the books, Paige, is a kickass female character. She’s is strong, stubborn, and intelligent. She is not a damsel in distress, and she fights for what she believes is right. If nothing else, read this book for a female lead who is not written as perfect. She has character flaws and sometimes makes bad decisions. But she overcomes these and sticks to her beliefs.
World-Building: The world-building in these books will Blow. You. Away. Trust me. The world that Samantha Shannon has created is truly mind-blowing. You become completely and totally immersed in this strange, dark world that she has created. It’s one of those books where you feel weird when you stop reading it, because your own world doesn’t really feel that real anymore.
Uniqueness: The book is so completely original. It might take you about 50 pages or so to get into the rhythm of it, but once you do, you will be so impressed with how different it is from every other fantasy book. Shannon has created a totally new world, a new language and slang, and characters unlike anything I have ever read before.
The Sequel: The last reason to read The Bone Season is this: its sequel, The Mime Order is even better than the first one. I know. That never happens. But it is.
So, there you go. What more do you need? Read this book. You won’t regret it! And the third one in the series comes out next year, so you have plenty of time to read the first two before then!