lock pendant

Étoile cosmique

Raymond Roussel

1923

Roussel made this little memento after he had lunch on July 29th, 1923 with the astronomer and writer, Camille Flammarion. He saved a star-shaped cookie from the occasion which he encased in a silver pendant with glass. The piece was sold after his death in 1933 and discovered by chance by Georges Bataille at a flea market. Bataille gave it to his then-lover, Dora Maar who kept it for the rest of her life.

Let’s Play Hot & Cold With MoodRings

Changing this one around a bit so that cold means they’re far away, room temperature means you’re closer and hot means they’re right in front of you.

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Cloud hadn’t worn his pendant in years, instead it had been buried deep in one of his drawers in a small, locked box.

The pendant had been fractured when he fell from the bridge with Tifa. A large crack had nearly broken it in two and the cord it was on needed replacing.

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Set in Stars: Prince Ahkmenrah x Reader

@lady-of-newt​ said: Could you please write an Ahkmenrah imagine where the reader is actually a constellation and thinks she doesn’t have a chance with him? And I’m going to let you expand on the idea because I’m extremely tired and cant think right now. THank you

No bb, thank you. I had my good friend @exhausted-with-the-world​ read the rough drafts of it and both she and I almost cried. Hope you like it! 


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anonymous asked:

Imagine Derek give Stiles a necklace with a key shaped pendant as Christmas present and Stiles was confused at first but then Derek show him the necklace he was wearing, it has a lock shaped pendant. "You are the only one who have the key to my heart, and I hope you will keep it safe, Stiles". Stiles may or may not shed some tears. - Z

Oh my goodness, that’s so sweet! I need a minute to come to terms with this. My heart can’t handle this much cuteness.
Thank you, Z!

Baekhyun - Not the Only One

I’m back after….weeks? Sorry haha I have been pre-occupied with a chaptered fic I’m working on… Anyway, here’s my first Baekhyun one shot which plot I have been contemplating for a while! I hope you’ll like it!

And yes, before I forget, make sure to watch EXO’s LOVE ME RIGHT Music Video to help with the SNS points on music shows! Don’t forget to vote for them too!

LOVE ME RIGHT MV: https://youtu.be/RuqaVryDRd0


This one-shot was inspired by Sam Smith’s I’m Not the Only One: https://youtu.be/nCkpzqqog4k (I highly suggest reading it with the music along for better…feels. Yes, feels.)


Baekhyun and I have known each other ever since we were in diapers. Our mothers were the best of friends, too close that they wanted to live right next to each other. Because of that matter, my mother would bring me with her to Baekhyun’s or vice versa. We have never separated ways ever since then; attended the same kindergarten, elementary, and high school.

He had told me about his dreams of being an idol. He share his talent in singing to everyone, and maybe, just maybe, be one of the legends in the future. Prior to deciding to pursue his dream and audition to one of the entertainment companies, Baekhyun had long used his voice in our school, forming his own band in high school. He would also sing to me whenever he knew I needed some cheering up, or just when he felt like singing. But other than that, just like some cliché story, I fell in love with my best friend but I doubt he felt the same way.

In his training years as an idol, Baekhyun would rarely be available. His routine was mostly made up of school, company, sleep. I missed him. I wished he did too.

And he did.

We had not seen each other for a month.  I understood his situation, so I didn’t bother bugging him. That day, I was silently going over my notes when someone threw small rocks to my balcony door. Dammit, Baek.

I waited around five minutes for a petite man to show up on my balcony, catching his breath because he climbed up the tree again. I don’t understand why he does that when my mother would welcome him with open arms if he knocks down stairs. He reasons out the word exciting  when I asked him one time and I reply with my eyes rolled at him.

“Why haven’t you been contacting me…?” Baekhyun mumbles against my hair as he hugged me tenderly with his arms. “I didn’t want to disturb you.” I breathe on his neck, making him laugh softly.

“I missed you.” He admits. Our bodies were tangled together as we lay down my bed. This was an ordinary position for both of us. People have found us in this state tons of times and in those times, they would always ask if there was something going on between us and for always, we would reply with a nothing. And as that word slips out from my mouth, my heart would break a little bit.

“I have to tell you something…” His voice was a little shaky. I bit my lip out of nervousness. Did he have someone he liked…? Did something happen?

“There’s this girl…” There goes that line that instantly sinks my heart and causes my tears to fall. Baekhyun sat straight up once he feels his shirt wet against his chest. “Hey, what’s wrong?” He asks, our bodies too close to each other again.

“Please don’t tell me about her…” I beg. I’m being unreasonable right now. As his best friend, I should be supporting him right now…I should be happy. There goes the title of me being the best best friend ever. “Baekhyun…I like – no, I love you. I have been for years now. I’m sorry. You shouldn’t have known that but I didn’t want you to talk about her to me and I just–“

Lips crashed on mine, hands pulling me closer to him. Baekhyun’s lips were soft, too soft but his kisses were like drugs…so addicting. We had to pull away only to catch our breath. “Once again, you rudely did what I had to do first.” He grinned at me before reaching out for something in his pocket.

“I love you…will you be my girlfriend?” Baekhyun held out the pendant with a gorgeous diamond in the center, this was the one… “I saw you stare at it for a while at the mall and I thought, why not? So…?”

I nodded for a hundred times, I think. Baekhyun’s eyes were welling up with tears as he locked the pendant around my neck. He laughed out loud, his voice overwhelming with happiness before he held me tightly. “I love you., forever.”

I love you too, Baek, forever.”

You and me, we made a vow
For better or for worse

Baekhyun debuted almost a year after we had our relationship turn officially. But he kept it a secret to his entertainment company because he knew what was at stake if he revealed it to them. He told his band mates, though, and they were much happy for us.

We promised to each other that nothing, not even his career would break us apart. I supported him throughout amidst busy schedules, late night calls and whatnots. Sometimes, I would secretly watch him live on music shows, even though Baekhyun said I shouldn’t because sometimes things would get rowdy and uncontrollable. Our relationship was stable, we would make time for each other even though he was tired from schedules and I was exhausted from my studies. Everything was perfectly fine…not.

For months on end I’ve had my doubts
Denying every tear

Once the news was dropped, Baekhyun and I’s relationship started going to its downhill. He says that he needed to make everything real to the public’s eye. I agreed, not knowing any other option. Even though it hurt a lot, I had to trust him.

Taeyeon is a goddess. An epitome of perfection. She was a woman men would drop their knees onto and now, EXO’s Byun Baekhyun had her. Men envied Baekhyun and women would envy Taeyeon. Their public relationship was built to cover up the issue of one of EXO’s member’s leaving, they say. People began to bash both of them, not wanting to deal with the shits and cover-ups the entertainment has released. But as time passed and due to Baekhyun and Taeyeon’s constant public dates, people eventually accepted their public relationship, while I never got to do anything.

“Baby, you trust me, right? I love you…only you.” He would say that every night ever since the scandal dropped. I would quietly agree with him, though. I didn’t want to fight nor argue with him. I thought if I did, Baekhyun would be tired with my constant nagging and all that he would realize he was better off with Taeyeon, someone more suitable, more perfect for Byun Baekhyun. I didn’t want to lose him, I never did want that. I would go all the pain in the world just to stay with him, to be with him because I loved him too much.

 

I wish this would be over now
But I know that I still need you here

Sometimes at night, I would rethink whatever was happening at the moment and if everything was really worth it. I mean, Baekhyun hasn’t been really open to me, unlike before. Something just disappeared and I wish that whatever that was, it would come back and save us, save me from all of these.

Both my parents and Baekhyun’s would ask me from time to time how I felt. I shrugged them of with the word fine and they wouldn’t push the topic through. I knew they were worried of me. His parents apologized almost every day because Baekhyun wasn’t doing anything. At least, I would have expected that the thing going on between both of them would have at least subsided a bit and that Baekhyun would have time to call me or message me but no, he has gotten farther and farther away from my grip which made me think that there was no more hope left for us…But then, I realized: I never really had the courage to live without him

I needed Baekhyun. He was comparable to air. I feared that once I end up things with him and cut him off of my life, I wouldn’t take things lightly and more things would end badly.

You’ve been so unavailable
Now sadly I know why

Our third year anniversary together came by and I was so hyped because I thought: Baekhyun would never pass this date. Ever since we were kids, this day was absolutely special for us. Now, Baekhyun and I got together on this same date. I knew how special this was for both of us.

I waited for him all day. No texts, no calls, no Baekhyun. I even tried to reach him through his number but his band mate, Kyungsoo, answered the call for him.

“Hey…Baek’s out. He left his phone. I’ll tell him as soon as he arrives home about your call.”

I found it weird that he left his phone behind. He never does that…He always makes it sure that he brings it around because according to him, He never knows when his baby would contact him.

And later that night, I knew where he went and why he left his phone.

He was with his new “baby” all day.

Your heart is unobtainable
Even though Lord knows you kept mine

I found myself lining up for their group’s fan signing event. The line was long, too long in fact, that I couldn’t see Baekhyun nor the others from where I was. I had to stand for three hours before my turn came up.

The first one to sign for me was Baekhyun’s good friend, Chanyeol. He was the one who kept me updated with Baekhyun’s whereabouts all the time. Chanyeol smiled at me lightly and did a little ‘fighting’ with his hand before waving good bye.

A few more signs after that, I finally reached the last member, Baekhyun. He changed a lot…I mean, his skin was absolutely gorgeous - milky white. His hair was down and it was dyed brown. It suited him a lot. His face was a lot glowing…a lot happier. I decided to ignore that fact.

“Hey…” He recognized my voice immediately, changing his smiling face to a nervous one. Baek smiled just a little before quickly grabbing the photo and signed it. He seemed to be rushing things with me, and before I could even say thank you, his phone beside him lit up, the name Taeyeon Noona with a heart beside the name flashed on the screen. The fan beside me squealed a bit before shouting, “Taeyeon is calling Baekhyun!”

I bit my lip and quickly bowed down for my gratitude to Baekhyun and rushed out. Let’s say I did expect Baekhyun to follow me, but hey, you know what they say, don’t expect.

Knowing Baekhyun, he’d only put things beside the name if that person really mattered to him. For instance, before, he put the same heart beside my name, signifying that his heart belonged to me and that it should rightfully be with me all the time.

Now I wasn’t sure if I still had his heart or he secretly took it and gave it away to someone else.

I have loved you for many years
Maybe I am just not enough

Despite knowing his for so long and giving him my heart and love for a few years short, I never thought loving Baekhyun would hurt this much. Sure, I wasn’t the prettiest of the bunch and the smartest in the class, but I had my own unique qualities. I knew Baekhyun from inside out, I knew him better than he knew himself. I just don’t understand why things have turned out the way it is at the moment.

Watching another news about Taeyeon and him made me realize how really perfect they were. They were both idols, stars who were shown to be inspiring to a lot of people. They both had the looks, the fame, the money – everything.

And it made me realize, I just wasn’t good enough for him.

You’ve made me realize my deepest fear
By lying and tearing us up

 

After a month of contemplating on things, I decided what I really had to do. I was all ready and set to visit Baekhyun when a knock was heard. The door voluntarily opened, revealing a tired Byun Baekhyun.

My parents were out for a trip, which was good because I had the freedom to talk to Baekhyun with whatever without any disturbance. This was my chance…

“Baekhyun…” “Baby…” We both called out to each other at the same time but Baekhyun decided to speak first. “I’m sorry…” He knelt in front of me and started crying softly on the floor. I tried to smile, knowing that I was strong enough to do this now. I held him by his shoulders and knelt down to level with him.

“Let’s break up, Baekhyun…”

My words built up the life out of Baekhyun. He quickly straightened up and looked at me with pleading eyes. “No, no baby please, no.”

“Baek, we have to-“

“No! Please, don’t. Don’t…I can’t lose you.” He quietly pleaded.

Cupping his face, I looked at him straight in the eye before starting. “Baek, it’s been a year since all of these started. It’s unhealthy for both of us now. I don’t know for you but I’ve been holding back all this time…I didn’t want to be a bad girl friend and whine and all about your career. But now I finally had the courage to decide things for myself and for you, I knew what had to be done.” I paused, seeing Baekhyun plead again and again, but I decided to push my plan. “I love you, Baek. But I don’t want us anymore.”

I stood up and headed straight for the door, motioning Baekhyun to leave. I was putting up a strong act but inside, all I wanted to do was cry until I no tear would fall. Baekhyun followed me but instead of leaving, he pulled me into his arms and cried. “Baby, please. You don’t have to do this.”

“Then tell me, Baekhyun! Tell me what I have to do to make everything stop! To make this pain go away and at the same time, be with you peacefully because I can’t take this anymore!” My walls crumbled down, letting out my true feelings to him. Only sniffs and cries could be heard inside the room until Baekhyun decided to tell me for the nth time.

“I’m sorry.”

I shook my head at him. “Tell me, Baekhyun. Do you love her? Do you love Taeyeon?

“Baby…”

“Tell me!” I had enough of him calling me that. Please, I just wanted to know…

“I love you…”

“But do you love her, Baek?”

But when you call me baby
I know I’m not the only one

Baekhyun lowered his head before replying:

“I do.”

Nodding, I held out my arms, pointing to the door. “Then we’re done here, Baekhyun. I told you before we even got together that I would never settle myself in a relationship where I had someone to compete with. Please, Baekhyun, leave. Leave and never comeback…please…”

“Baby we can work this out…”

“No, Baek. We’re through. Please…go.” As soon as Baekhyun was out, I shut the door and locked it almost immediately before falling on my knees. I removed the pendant he gave me forcefully and threw it to the direction who knows where.

He loves me…but he loves her too.

I know I’m not the only one.

That was enough reason to let go.





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Through the Keyhole - Solange Azagury-Partridge

“A collection of five precious objects designed as jewellery boxes.The box becomes the jewels. Each box tells its own story.

The ultimate grown-up toy for women. Flamboyant rainbow steps lead to a little dolls house that you can open. All its elements can be pulled apart and worn; the mirror ball hanging from the ceiling, the chinoiserie plique-à-jour screen, the shoes, the Chiavari chair…the phone becomes the ‘Ring’ ring. This private space for women is designed like a silk boudoir.“

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