If you have a rep on this committee, please call them and ask them to put America’s national security before their own Republican party interests. If you don’t have a rep on the committee, do like I did and call the direct line to say the same thing. The people who answer the representatives’ phones are super kind, they never argue, they only kindly take your message and pass it along. Here’s a quick script, and some handy-dandy phone numbers too!
“I am a constituent in Representative’s [name] district. I would like to insist that he/she support the Resolution Of Inquiry introduced by Representative Nadler seeking key info on the Administration’s business conflicts and Russian ties. It is essential to our democracy that elected officials and their staff be held to the highest possible ethical standards. Furthermore, the Constitution has an Emoluments Clause for the specific purpose of preventing foreign governments from asserting undue influence on the President. Please demonstrate your patriotism by supporting this and any similar resolutions. Thank you.”
Warnings: so much fluff you’ll cringe (its bad you guys)
Author’s Note: this is[cringe i apologize]for the song challenge for February! It’s based off of Moving Too Fast from The Last Five Years. The theme for this month was love/fluff, so here it is. I hope you enjoy it ;)
“And then, Mr. Stark said he would upgrade my suit and basically be my mentor! Isn’t that awesome!”
Peter heard you giggle on the other end of the phone. “That is awesome, Pete! I am really, really happy for you.”
His lips curled as he glanced down at the pink and white daisies in his hands, bouncing on his toes as he exhaled in content.
“Hey, you should go check your front door,” Peter smirked while he took a few steps back from your doormat.
“Whyyy…?” you intoned, the sound of you opening your door appearing through the phone. “What are you up to?”
Peter gasped, “W-what? Me? Up to something? Never!”
You shook your head with a grin before you opened your door, revealing a well dressed smiling dork in a suit holding a bouquet of flowers.
“Hey, Pete, I gotta go,” you whispered into the phone, “There’s some weird guy at my front door with flowers. I think he might be Spider-Man.”
He snorted before replying, “I wonder why he’s there. Maybe it’s because he wants to know if you would escort the lucky nerd to a party?”
You bit your lip and brought your hand to your chin, acting like you were thinking hard about it. “I don’t know, Pete. Do you think he wants it to be like a date?”
“If that’s what you want,” he said with hopeful eyes.
“Okay, I’ll let you know what happens,” you said before hanging up on the phone. Crossing your arms, you sighed and tilted your head to the side as Peter placed his phone in his pocket and straightened his shoulders. “Hi.”
“Hi,” Peter chuckled, handing you the daisies.
“Thank you for the flowers, they are beautiful. But considering I have been seeing someone for the past few weeks, I don’t know if I can accept.”
Peter shrugged and nodded his head, “As long as he treats you right.”
“He does,” you confirmed and leaned close to Peter, “He’s kind of a superhero.”
“Well,” he licked his lips and leaned closer to you so that your faces were inches apart. “Maybe I can change your mind.”
“I don’t know,” you teased, nudging his forehead with yours, “Maybe if you asked me to be your girlfriend?”
Peter laughed and closed the distance between the two of you while you wrapped your hand around his neck to pull him closer. His arms rested in the small of your back and you lifted your leg up behind you, leaning backward as your lips continued to move in sync.
He pulled away with a dorky grin, “(Y/n) (L/n), will you be my girlfriend?”
You bit your lip and wiggled your eyebrows. “When did you become so smooth, Pete? I’ve known you for quite some time and you’ve never been able to compliment a girl without stuttering. I applaud you on that.”
He chuckled and shrugged, clasping his hands together that were still resting on your back. “Will you just answer the question? I really like you and I’ve been waiting all day-”
“Well, I’ve been waiting five years, but you don’t see me complaining!” You said with a smirk.
“(Y/n),” Peter intoned, giving you a small puppy dog pout.
“Fine! I guess I’ll be your girlfriend.”
The two of you laughed and he kissed you once more. “Did I just hear an alarm start ringin’?” He hummed as you continued to kiss him. You pulled away and raised your eyebrows in confusion. “Did I see sirens go flying past?”
“Okay,” you began while patting his shoulder, “You good? Cause I don’t see or hear anything.”
“I’ve just got this singular impression things are moving too fast,” he replied with a smile.
You furrowed your brows, “Like a good fast or a bad fast?”
“A good fast! I just didn’t expect all these good things to happen so fast…”
“Well,” you straightened your shoulders and rested your arms on his, “good things happen to good people. Just keep being the amazing, awesome hero that you are and who knows what’ll happen?”
“Maybe you’ll marry me.”
You choked, “Look, I like you a lot, Pete. But you just asked me to be your girlfriend. So, good job at being ridiculously cheesy right there.”
“I’m kidding, I’m kidding!”
But he wasn’t. If only he knew that fifteen years later, he would be waiting in a tux down at the end of the aisle for you.
I feel like Inien calling Thog Dan is also a term of endearment at times. I understand she used it to be a total dickhead for like the whole arc but what if??
Thog is having a really shit day and he’s sitting at the bar just looking down at his hands with the most sullen face. Inien just walks up and is about to insult him and just stops. She legitimately just freezes and looks away not knowing what to do.
She kind of reaches her hand out and pats his back real awkward. “Hey, Cheer up Dan.” And he looks up and grins and just goes “Fuck you.” And then they sit there and both have a drink while they insult each other.