looks like i live in my tub right

Chapter VI | Tell Me - A Harry Styles Uni AU

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Song for the Playlist - Wonderwall by Ryan Adams (cover)

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Word Count - 4250…ish

“Just gotta be safe, love,” he whispered.

“My protector,” she said back into his ear and a shiver ran down his spine.

He manoeuvred them until she was lying flat on the bed and he could straddle her thighs and view her perfect body from above, and leaned down to kiss her lips once again. Her hands ruffled through his hair as he abandoned her lips to find her jaw, nipping at her and his hands lingered at her neck, tickling, until he moved further down and found a perfect spot to suck on to.

Her breath hitched at his teeth on her neck, a slight moan coming from her mouth and her grip on his hair tightening until he pulled away wishing the small bruise would appear that second to mark her as his.

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Not all who wander are lost. A really great line from Tolkien that empowers a bunch of happy-footed folk all over the world.

That rough couple weeks I mentioned? I needed some distance on my life because I kept looking for clarity and comprehension that wasn’t based on knee-jerk emotional reactions. People had quit talking to me because I kept biting their heads off… a really good sign I needed to calm the fuck down. So I decided to wander for a bit.

Ditched work early on Friday and took the boys to Lake Michigan. Left them in the hands of their dad for the weekend and headed north. Ate my mom’s homemade ravioli (the pasta is tougher but the filling is sooo flavorful) in her colorful house, floated around on a little mid-Michigan lake in a tube (and happened to run into my brother there, which was awesome), and stomped around the woods with my pup. It was absolutely lovely and just the break I needed.

When I got home on Sunday night after about four hours of driving, I realized that I hadn’t showered since Friday morning. And lemme tell you, bug spray, suntan lotion, spilled beer, barely-refreshed deodorant, and the smell of many lakes isn’t a good scent on anyone. But I couldn’t muster the energy to take a shower before I crashed into bed, even knowing it was a 6:30am wakeup call the next day.

So I rolled out of bed this morning, stuffed work clothes into my YMCA bag, and hustled the boys out the door just in time to make it to the bus stop for their summer adventure camp.

Then I hit the Y to take a long ass shower in a stall I didn’t have to clean where the water never gets cold.

Then, for the hell of it, I put on swimsuit and soaked in the hot tub for a half hour.

Then, I took another shower to rinse off the chlorine, and got dressed for work.

I rolled into the office about 9am all shiny and loose-limbed. It was a great way to start the week.

Think I might do it every morning and see if it doesn’t help me stay centered.

Anyway, have a photo from my wanderings of what my inner landscape looks like right now:


I’ve been wearing the same black bathing suit from Target for like 5 years and I think it’s time to take it up a notch. Obviously, bathing suits are literally the worst, most unflattering garments to buy, and this is exacerbated when you are in possession of a pair of massive breasts. It’s so complicated! Sometimes underwire in a one-piece just makes things worse and more uncomfortable? But I need to suck it up and find something because it’s basically summer and I live 20 minutes from the beach. Also I’m staying in a suite with two balcony hot tubs on my honeymoon and I plan to look and feel incredible. 


Left to right, by line:

Gibson and Latimer – $82

Nautica – $98

Anne Cole – $54

Modcloth – $85 

Lands End – $129

Calipige – $149

Ever After Starters
  • He is my servant, and I am here to pay the debt against him.
  • I demand you release him at once, or I shall take this matter to the King!
  • He is not property at *all*, you ill-mannered tub of guts!
  • Do you honestly think it right to chain people like chattel?
  • Get outta my way!
  • You dare raise your voice to a lady, sir?
  • I thought I was looking at your mother!
  • You, sir, are supposed to be charming.
  • And we, princess, are supposed to live happily ever after.
  • By then, the truth of their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale.
  • And, while Cinderella and her prince *did* live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived.
  • Do you really think there is only one perfect mate?
  • Well then how can you be certain to find them? And if you do find them, are they really the one for you or do you only think they are? And what happens if the person you're supposed to be with never appears, or, or she does, but you're too distracted to notice?
  • You learn to pay attention.
  • And is everything just chance or are some things meant to be?
  • You have found my weakness, but I have yet to learn yours.
  • Don't you find it exhausting?
  • Why do you like to irritate me so?
  • You cannot leave everything to fate
  • Boy or girl, I can still whip you!
  • You are not my problem anymore.
  • Is that what I am, your problem?
  • I have done everything you've asked me to do and still you deny me the only thing I ever wanted!
  • Was there ever a time, even in its smallest measurement, that you loved me at all?
  • How can anyone love a pebble in their shoe?
  • There was a bee.
  • Some people read because they cannot think for themselves.
  • I uh... I came to... rescue you.
  • Once upon a time, there lived a young girl who loved her father very much...
  • I don't know what's come over me.
  • I know that a life without love is no life at all.
  • It makes me want to cry.
  • Have you lost your marbles?
  • I was hoping you could help me find the owner of this rather remarkable shoe.
  • I have not slept for fear I would wake to find all this a dream.
  • I may be twice your age, child, but I'm well endowed.
  • Why did you have to be so wonderful?


i’ve only been here one week but i have already lost weight from walking around and probably from not eating anything at school except snacks and coffee.


i saw a really really nice apartment today!!! i was super lucky that nobody had really seen it yet and oh my god it’s RIGHT SMACK downtown!! like, blocks away from the capitol!!! and it’s old and beautiful and it has the black and white floor in the kitchen and a clawfoot tub and it’s NOT on the first floor and it has an EXPOSED BRICK WALL in the living room and AHHH!!

and the girl who is moving out and looking for someone to take over her lease is so freaking nice!!! and she had done a lot to help me persuade the manager to accept my application in spite of my shitty salary

anyway here’s hopin!! this is not as renovated as the other apartment and not nearly as spacious…but it’s got so much character and it’s DOWNTOWN


these are not interesting pictures w/e but provo cracks me up. the descriptions for each room

Very nice private bedroom- looking to sell ASAP. There are 4 girls/ apt. (4 private rooms and 2 bathrooms.) I’ve really enjoyed living here- it is very clean and kept up well. Not outdated, weird smelling, or depressing, unlike other places I have rented in Provo. My room is positioned well- it’s very sunny and cheerful :) There are only 2 other girls living in the apt right now. They are both nice and completely drama free– and if you happened not to like them, they’re both getting married soon anyways. It is part of the Branbury, so free tanning beds, haircuts, nails, sauna, year round pool and hot tub, sport courts, and gym. You can buy a parking pass to be in the lot, but there is lots of street parking anyways. (I have a car and haven’t needed to buy a pass.) Utilities are a set rate, so you can blast the heat/AC/ shower for 9 years and it won’t matter. Neighborhood Walmart is right next to us, which has been soo convenient. Rent + internet + utilities = $323 Buyyyy itttttt. Text me! 

and then

I’m selling my contract at my cute little apartment! Comes with a full bed, dresser, night stand, vanity, and the cutest window lookout you will ever see! It’s located at the Branbury apartments in Provo. Awesome location! Right by Walmart, Maceys, VASA, Cinemark, and about 100 food joints right in the heart of Provo! Apartment has an indoor/outdoor pool, hot tub, FREE unlimited tanning, gym, racquetball court, and 2 FREE mani/pedi passes a month! And if you are looking for a super social life, the Branbury has activities and fun events every single night! GREAT WARD, lots of fun people and an awesome bishop! Roommates are the bomb. Nicest girls I have ever met! It is $333 a month (that includes utilities!) you can’t find cheaper than that for a private room and a full bed! Contract goes until August. Perfect for a summer apartment! I would LOVE to stay here but unfortunately I have to save my money for school ): wanting to sell by April! Call/text me ASAP if you are interested!