miles to go before sleep

Check out this peaceful scene at Table Rock Wilderness in Oregon for International Day of Forests. See old growth Douglas fir and western hemlock along four terrific trails as you hike up to the “fortress” of Table Rock. Breathe in the rich, forest air and remember the poem by Robert Frost, “The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep. And miles to go before I sleep. And miles to go before I sleep.” Photo by Bureau of Land Management, @mypubliclands.

Dark Quotes & Prompts

Anonymous said: Hi, thank you for all you do! I was wondering if you would have some dark quotes? I feel like there’s only light, airy ones floating around

Some of these are very negative and, well, dark, so if you’re not one for this sort of thing, please proceed warily.


“She’s a saint with the lips of a sinner. She’s an angel with a devilish kiss.”

“If you don’t fight for what you love, you cry for what you lose.”

“I love you, as certain dark things are to be loved. In secret, between the shadow and the soul.” - Pablo Naruda

“Light is easy to love. Show me your darkness.” - R.Queen

“Hell sent us the most evil disease, and we humans called it “love” “- Conny Cernik

“You know that place between asleep and awake; that place where you can still remember dreaming? That’s where I will always love you. That’s where I will be waiting.” - Peter Pan

“But my dreams aren’t as empty as my conscience seems, to be. I have hours; only lonely. My love is vengeance that’s never free.”

“They told me not to play with fire, and I should’ve listened because I got burned by your soul and you left me in the ashes.”

“Until we’ve seen someone’s darkness we don’t really know who they are. Until we’ve forgiven someone’s darkness, we don’t really know what love is.” - Marianne Williamson

“We’re all searching for someone who’s demons play well with ours.”

“He saw the darkness in her beauty. She saw the beauty in his darkness.”

“I don’t really get why everything has to end. Nothing can be perfect but instead of quitting, People should try to fix their problems instead of leaving. Love is a really wonderful feeling but most people don’t know the real meaning.”

“He looked at me as if I were the only star in her darkest night and he kissed me as if I were the air that filled her lungs.”

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” - Mary Oliver

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And Miles To Go Before I Sleep

It is time for Pike to make the most important decision of her life. [Written for Critical Role Ladies Week]

Day One: Pike Trickfoot


When Pike opens her eyes, she does not know where she is. The space she is standing in is overwhelmingly white. Far away, she can faintly make out the sound of rushing water and chirping sparrows. The air is warm and a light breeze makes the dark hair curled around her ears flutter around her face.

The light is making her head ache. She closes her eyes again.

Despite the seemingly peaceful nature of her surroundings, Pike can’t shake the feeling of unease squirming in her stomach. She has no memory of how she came to this place. Where is everyone else?

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anonymous asked:

Do you have any recs for Stiles being pushed out of the pack, but then they realize how much they need him? Much appreciated ❤

Here are a few that I’ve read/been meaning to read! :)

Those Are The Days That Bind Us by s_a_m  (Rated M, 52k, complete)

His father wasn’t stupid. He was an officer of the law, trained to look for patterns. He confronted Stiles about werewolves and they shouted and Stiles tried to explain but his father was so, so, so mad, more mad than Stiles had ever seen him, ever in all his life and then his father looked at him and said,

“It’s like you’re not my son anymore.”

And Stiles broke.

Nowhere Man by 1lostone (Rated E, 76k, complete)

When Stiles leaves Beacon Hills, he does it without a backwards glance. For two years he is happy on the other side of the country- until someone targets not only him, but his daughter.

Unfortunately, the asshole bodyguard his dad hired to make sure he gets back home is none other than Derek Hale. And that’s really not very good for either of them.

And miles to go before I sleep by Heart_Of_Steel_And_Fandoms (Rated E, 112k, complete)

Stiles leaves Beacon Hills at the end of Sophomore year. He’s been abandoned by the pack, scarred by the hunters, and carries the equivalent of a volcano of magic inside him. Needless to say, his life sucks. But when Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills, over a year later and with a new persona, he isn’t the same powerless human the pack remembers. And when demons threaten Beacon Hills, he proves to everyone that sarcasm isn’t his only defence.

Noticed by InTheArmsofaThief (Rated T, 35k, complete)

Stiles left on a Tuesday. Nobody Noticed.

Happier by grimm (Rated E, 25k, complete)

When Stiles nearly dies out in the woods one day, Derek kicks him out of the pack, and life gets seriously, seriously shitty.

and miles to go before i sleep

summary: Nursey has trouble asking for help. // available on ao3 here.

Derek knows that it’s selfish.  There’s no way anyone could ever be available to emotionally support him 24/7. They have their own lives and their own problems to deal with; he shouldn’t add his own to the mix. He knows that he’s putting ridiculous expectations onto everyone he interacts with and is holding them to impossible standards, but it doesn’t stop him. He’s still upset, and then he gets more upset with himself for being upset in the first place. He’s so stupid.

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aurum1802  asked:

Hey... Can you find any fics with Stiles as the main character and throughout he sort of grows as a character and preferably is sort of BAMF with whump ... I guess like the series 'The Sum of it's Parts' (Kouri Arashi) Thank you so much!!!! 😊

Here you go -Emmy

Originally posted by whumptastic

Set Your Wolves on Me By Littleredridinghunter 

(37,567 I Not Rated I Complete)   *sterek, magic!Stiles, rape/noncon

Kate set the Hale house on fire, killing most of the pack, their emissary Claudia Stilinski and her child, Stiles.

Thirteen years later and Kate is back in town, planning something that Derek is sure will end in disaster for them.

Good job he decides to kidnap the gorgeous teenager who smells like her and beat some information out of him.

Probably not the smartest move Derek’s ever had!

Buzzcut Season by wearethefoxes 

(44,839 I Mature I Complete)   *sterek, magic!stiles, stiles takes care of derek

It was Isaac who came first, that summer.

He showed up at Derek’s loft with a backpack hanging on his shoulder and an expression on his face that was at once lost and heartbroken, and Derek didn’t hesitate to step aside and open the door to let him in.


After the events with the Kanima, Derek tries to be a better alpha and Stiles ends up all alone.

The Element of Chaos by Litcraz 

(110,795 I Teen I WIP)   *no pairing, magic!Stiles

Every gift comes with a price.

Stiles is an Elemental. He has fire at his fingertips, the earth is pliable under his touch, controlling the air comes as easily as the flick of a wrist. But Stiles is more than that - he has a future that neither he nor anyone around him could have imagined. But there are those who can, and they have plans for Stiles all their own.

When Stiles and Scott are lured into the Colorado mountains, they find that a great evil has been waiting for them. Unwittingly releasing the nightmare from its cage, the boys soon find themselves in a race to save not only themselves, but those they love and everyone in Beacon Hills. To make matters worse, Stiles’ powers are starting to slip from his control and take a life of their own. If he is to save not only his friends’ lives, but also their souls, then Stiles must take back control and master the forces of nature. But it won’t come easy.

Every gift has a price. But what price is Stiles going to pay?

And Miles to go Before I Sleep by Heart_Of_Steel_And_Fandoms 

(112,875 I Explicit I Complete)  *sterek, stiles kicked out of the pack

Stiles leaves Beacon Hills at the end of Sophomore year. He’s been abandoned by the pack, scarred by the hunters, and carries the equivalent of a volcano of magic inside him. Needless to say, his life sucks. But when Stiles comes back to Beacon Hills, over a year later and with a new persona, he isn’t the same powerless human the pack remembers. And when demons threaten Beacon Hills, he proves to everyone that sarcasm isn’t his only defence.

The Blessed Unknown by Litcraz 

(117,393 I Teen I Complete)   *no pairing, magic!stiles

There’s more to Stiles than what meet’s the eye, more than what even he himself has realised. When a witch kidnaps him, he learns just how powerful he really is - and what he really is. But the witch wants what he has, and will maim, kill, and destroy anything in her path to get it. Including Stiles.

“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.  
His house is in the village though;  
He will not see me stopping here  
To watch his woods fill up with snow.  

My little horse must think it queer  
To stop without a farmhouse near  
Between the woods and frozen lake  
The darkest evening of the year.  

He gives his harness bells a shake  
To ask if there is some mistake.  
The only other sound’s the sweep  
Of easy wind and downy flake.  

The woods are lovely, dark and deep,  
But I have promises to keep,  
And miles to go before I sleep,  
And miles to go before I sleep.