A/N: Again, not really a request but, (I attempted to combine pieces of a request in). Angsty, smuttyness ensues. Enjoy 💙
Musical inspiration: Love Can’t Stand Alone (By British beardy band Bear’s Den. Check them out. You will not regret it).
There is a version of you in another life, be it past or future. She is patient and selfless and compassionate and so good. She possesses everything in her that you lack at your current state and you have found yourself thinking of her often. She would never, ever purposely begin an affair with someone she knew was in a committed, loving relationship. You don’t think that wondrous, effervescent version of yourself would ever knowingly break someone’s heart. You wished with every fibre of your being that you knew that version of yourself as well as you thought you did. But you simply don’t and you reckon you’ll spend a lifetime trying to figure out how to be her.
It’s the imminent stillness of his bedroom that brings the memories back in roiling waves. One after the other, an aggressive barrage of bad times and even better beautiful times. He reaches out to you between the folds of his sheets, pressing a fingertip to the middle of your spine. Every single time, you promise yourself it’s the last time. You remind yourself that there is someone waiting for him in Sweden; that there has always been someone waiting for him in Sweden.
But that didn’t stop you. How could it? The chemistry between you was there. It was raw and real and palpable; it had been from the moment you met him. Almost as if someone had tied an invisible string from his finger to yours, and somewhere down the line, fate wiggled it’s fickle fingers and here you are. Hopelessly in love with someone who, at the moment, could not love you the way you needed to be loved. Or rather, could not offer up his heart in a way that only you could have it. He was splitting the very organ that kept him breathing between two different continents, two completely different women.
Hi there! I was wondering if you could do a Steve Rogers x reader drabble were he’s a Dom but hesitant to tell the reader until one night he snaps? (But in a good way!) And it leads to smutty smut goodness!!!!
I hope this is what you wanted. It was my first time writing something like this and I loved to write it. I will try to write something like this again. Maybe even a part 2 for this if that is what people want.
Requests are open!
‘Why don’t you ever let yourself go when we have sex?’ Y/N asks when she
and Steve are in bed. ‘What?’ Steve asks. He knows exactly what she means but
pretends to be stupid. There is no way in hell that he can tell her that he
wants to dominate her. She is a strong and independent woman. He knows that she
will never agree with it and run for the hills screaming.
‘You know what I mean, Steve’ Y/N says. ‘You are always holding back. It
is annoying. I won’t break. I may like having you call me doll but I am not
one’ she says. She is almost yelling at him right now. ‘You don’t know what you
are asking of me’ he yells at her. He is getting out of bed and just stares at
her. She needs to stop pushing him so hard or she will get what she is asking
for and it won’t be pretty.
A/N: This was requested by an anon! I hope you guys enjoy this! Feedback is welcomed and appreciated!
The second you entered Sam’s room, you were stripping off your clothes and replacing them with more comfortable ones. The younger Winchester was doing the same. The room was mostly silent except for the sound of clothes being thrown into the laundry basket and dresser drawers shutting. This was a typical routine for you and Sam after a grueling hunt.
Once you were comfortably dressed in loose clothing, you glanced over at Sam who had a smile on his lips. It was contagious and allowed a smile of your own to form. You and Sam both knew what this meant. At this point, it was almost a habit for the two of you.
Sam slid into bed first, making sure he was comfortable. When he laid his arm across the bed, that’s when you knew to join him. You happily got under the covers, snuggling up to the younger Winchester. Sam’s arm came around you and the feeling of closeness and bliss was there again.
Rafael moaned, and jut an arm out towards the nightstand in order to snatch the offensive device from its place. The alarm, here as it was every too-early-morning; and as always, a second moan, to vocalize how very much he hated it.
This morning, though, instead of slipping away to go back to sleep; you were surprisingly roused and determined.
“No,” you begged, shamelessly slipped arms around his torso in a feeble attempt to keep him still. “Noooo;” this time, your plea came with lips pressed to his shoulder blade, over and over again.
Of course, Rafael let you surround him as you wished, but tried to be the responsible voice in the bed: “I have to-”
You lay a fingertip over his lips, hoping to cease the objection before it gained much traction. “Please, Rafi, just today-” a pout, a whine, and he rolled his eyes in response to the theatrics. “Ten minutes;” your hold tightened, hopefully, and you brazenly rocked your head side to side to show precisely how you refused to resign to your fate of an empty bed. “Just for the next ten minutes, Rafi, oh please…”
Longingly, he sighed, glanced down from the phone to your arms. In the most delicate manner, with just a single fingertip, he trailed a line from your wrist to elbow- the touch tickled, you squirmed closer towards him, and he considered all the routines he had in the morning… all the many things he had to do in order to be proper before getting out of the door in time…
OMG guys! This episode! I loved everything about it! But you probably already know that since I haven’t shut up about it since about 2am on Saturday morning. You may be thinking “Oh, she’s only excited about the Eleteo moments.” NO!!! NO!!! NO!!! Well, ok, I’ll be honest— the Eleteo moments were beautiful and made my year and I’m definitely going to gush about Eleteo later in this review, but there is SO.MUCH.MORE. to this episode! The animation has improved big time— it was beautiful before but now…wow! I mean did you see how hair moved? And how fluid the dancing was? The dancing animation has made a huge improvement since Prince Too Charming and My Fair Naomi. The story is intriguing and we see some serious character development! I’m going to warn you now, this is going to be a long post (longer than usual, anyways) so please forgive me in advance–– there were just so many things I wanted to talk about about and I couldn’t narrow it down! So grab some snacks and a tasty beverage and settle in for my crazy ramblings, yeah?
THE BIG PICTURE
Ok, so we’re starting season 2 now (yay!) and with that the series is becoming much more serialized. Craig Gerber confirmed on twitter that the better part of the next 15 episodes are part of the story arc we saw the beginning of in ROTJ (10 episodes, I believe). “The Jewel of Maru” is the direct continuation of the story thread started in ROTJ and is only a small piece of the bigger picture. So, if it felt a little odd compared to previous episodes as far as the structure of the story, well, that’s because it is! It’s not supposed to feel episodic because it’s part of the serialized story arc. The bits of information we received will most likely be important to the story at a later time— i.e. what’s up with Shuriki and the Delgados, how is Elena handling the pressures of the crown with the looming threat, the bond between Elena and Mateo, the scepter of light, her magic, etc… so when you watch this episode, keep in mind that it’s just a small part of bigger things to come.
How is it Affecting Elena
So we can see early in the episode, that the pressures of ruling are really starting to weigh on Elena’s shoulders. She’s worried about the prophecy and stressed out about the Delgados being loose in Avalor in addition to the daily duties and problems that come along with the title of “Crown Princess” (like her grandfather’s inability to control his sweet tooth, LOL!). I wouldn’t say she’s about to crack, but it’s absolutely taking a toll on her mentally.
I am glad to see that Elena has confided in Mateo and Zuzo about the prophecy and is allowing them to shoulder at least a little of the burden. I also love seeing Elena as a real person with real worries and fears. Early in the series she was so happy and brave all the time that I always wondered if I was writing her out of character whenever I tried to give her some of that human response to big problems in my fanfics. I find her to be a much more relatable character this way. She demonstrated some serious trust when she allowed herself what I like to call a “freak out moment” where she just vented about everything that had been bothering her to Mateo and Zuzo, and that she gave them the opportunity to come alongside her and help however they could.
I’m not going to lie, I totally squealed when Mateo put his hand on her shoulder and told her there was nothing she couldn’t handle. And I squealed again at the smile she gave him in reply. It was so sweet to have that little echo of Mateo’s promise from ROTJ, “I’ll always be there for you, Elena. No matter what.”
Preparing for the Unknown
We see from the very beginning of this episode that Elena is taking the prophecy seriously and is doing the best she can to prepare for whatever is to come. She seems to be throwing herself into mastering her powers and trains regularly with Mateo and Zuzo. From the opening scene it really looks like they are truly a “magical dream team”. I was interested to see that Mateo had created a magical obstacle course much like the one he’d conjured up for the jacquin’s guardian test.
I was impressed that when Elena was knocked down, Mateo didn’t lose his head. You could see his initial reaction was to try and take care of her–– he reaches for her and cries out her name–– but he seems to realize that the best thing he can do to care for her in the moment is neutralize the threat, and that’s what he does.
Also, did anyone else notice that it seems that Mateo has taught our princess a few of his signature moves? Yes! I don’t think we’ve ever seen her do a roll even once in the whole series. She’ll leap over a yawning crevice, swing on a vine and dive from a fifty foot cliff but we’ve never seen her do a dive roll. That’s always kind of been Mateo’s thing. Anyways, just sort of a fun observation that I’ve turned into a whole headcanon, haha!
Shuriki–– Is she really the impending darkness?
We see that Shuriki is trying to create a new wand and she’s sending Victor and Carla to do the legwork for her. That made me wonder if the pieces of her wand hidden within the royal treasury were going to come into play later this season. I also can’t help but wonder if she isn’t stringing Victor and Carla along. We know that wizards have to LEARN magic so the fact that she is insisting that she needs a wand before she can “turn them into malvagos” makes me wonder if she’s going to betray them at the last second like she did to Victor so many years before. I’m also getting the feeling that Carla may be thinking the same thing and she might surprise us by betraying Shuriki first before Shuriki can make her move. Just a theory.
Speaking of Carla, was anyone else surprised at how ruthless she was in this episode? After Realm of the Jacquins and her barrage of questions the first half of the movie, I thought she followed her dad because she had nothing better to do, but wasn’t necessarily evil. I’m starting to rethink that conclusion now. Like did you hear her when she was fighting against the tempest around the jewel, “Nothing– Is– Going– To– Stop– Me–” Yeah, I’m starting to get the feeling that there’s more to her than initially meets the eyes and my gut feeling is that Carla Delgado won’t be content to serve under Shuriki.
I also have another theory after watching this episode. I’m wondering if Shuriki is really the darkness spoken of in the prophecy. I’m wondering if she’s a.) a red herring— a distraction preparing us for a huge plot twist; b.) in her quest for dark powers, she accidentally triggers a greater darkness; or c.) there’s something worse than her on its way and we’re all in for one wild ride. Honestly, I’m wondering if the shadows of the night responsible for the fall of Maru are going to make an appearance— you know, the whole history repeating itself thing.
THE FALL OF MARU
The Last Royal Wizard of Maru
I loved Amalay’s character. She was the ghost of the last royal wizard of Maru who built the “Scepter of Light” and had the task of guarding the Jewel of Maru. That demonstrates a lot about the character of the Maruvian people. Their civilization had been wiped out, so why should they care if the same thing happens to future civilizations? But they do! They’ve done their best to protect their homeland even if it’s not really theirs any longer.
This is a bit of a random bunny trail, but I was a little disappointed that Mateo couldn’t have met Amalay. If he has a spell that lets him see chanuls then I’m sure he has a spell that would let him see ghosts. I think he would have been excited to meet the last royal wizard of Maru, the last Maruvian most likely to use or write in his codex, and the person who built the scepter. But there’s only so much you can squeeze into 22 minutes and it’s not important to the story…I just think it would have been fun to watch my wizard son geek out over meeting a Maruvian wizard. :-p
The Jewel of Maru
So we finally learned that the jewel is the cause of the fall of Maru. This is really cool that Elena stumbled across the discovery of the answer to a millennia old mystery. I’m also very interested in these shadows of the night, which BTW it has been confirmed by Craig Gerber that they are not the same as the shadow spirits mentioned in Spirit Monkey Business. Since Avalor and Maru are so closely related, I wonder if the shadows of the night are going to make a comeback? It would make sense for the darkness coming for Elena to be a literal darkness. But as of now I have no evidence to support the theory aside from a gut feeling, so we’ll just have to keep watching to find out!
We learned so much about Elena this episode! We saw how the pressures of ruling are affecting her mentally. I also think she really learned her lesson about overconfidence from ROTJ. Remember how she thought that she had this ruling thing down after a “whole year of ruling”? Now she’s concerned about knowing when to move forward and when to stop and wait. She’s desperate for advice from her parents. It was so appropriate that this all went down on Dia de los Muertos, the day when she’d actually have a chance to speak to them.
I absolutely adored the flashbacks to Elena’s childhood. They were so beautiful and I’m not gonna lie, I cry everytime I see that sequence! You can see the deep connection she shared with both of her parents and that they had a very happy home life. The thought of losing parents is sad, but seeing this beautiful life with them that Elena lost just rips my heart to shreds! Also a quick note about Isabel, because some may wonder why she wasn’t featured in the flashbacks, but I expect that she wasn’t even born in the first two. And the last one? Well, I think it makes sense that as Elena’s biggest concerns in the moment are needing her parents help with ruling, she would be focused on memories of the three of them together.
King Raul and Queen Lucia
It’s pretty impressive when a show takes the time to develop characters that have been deceased for over forty years in the show. It was amazing to meet Elena’s parents, and totally worth the wait from last year! I loved both of their personalities. Lucia’s care for her daughter and her way of seeing straight to the heart of a matter was beautiful–– I bet she and Elena talked a lot. While it’s clear that Elena was close to her mother, I could see the special father/daughter daughter bond between Elena and Raul. It seriously reminded me of the song “Cinderella” by Stephen Curtis Chapman or “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle. Except Raul is missing out on the third verse of Elena’s life. You know, the part where the daddy sees his little girl grow up and spreads her wings to fly on her own … excuse me a moment while I go cry some more.
Their advice to Elena was so simple, yet profound. “I just did what I thought was best for the kingdom.” “And so should you.” And it seemed to really click in her. Early in the episode she was almost obsessed with catching the Delgados. So much so that she rushed after them when she would have probably been better served to send the royal guard. And then, in the temple, she was so worried about catching them that she insisted on splitting up, even though all of hers and Mateo’s training had been together— as a team. That impulsive decision resulted in Mateo having to face the criminals alone and getting hurt.
But in the end, she had the Delgados within her grasp— they were right there and it would have been four on two and an easy win. But, she decided to take care of the jewel because protecting the kingdom from its power was more important than catching two thieves. It was such a wise move! I was so proud of her :)
Before I move on, I also wanted to mention that the action sequence where Elena went after the jewel while Mateo went after his tamborita was spectacular! It reminded me a little of Spellbound when Mateo sends Elena to go unfreeze their friends while he takes on Fiero, only the opposite! Elena takes on the bad guys this time! And she was so badass, blasting that pillar from Skylar’s back! And the way she leapt into that huge, gaping chasm to catch the jewel with nothing but a prayer that Skylar would catch her? Just wow!
A Quick Side Note…
I would put forward that it would have been possible for her to do both–– catch the Delgados and then return the jewel to the temple. First, the reason Elena can only see ghosts in Dia de los Muertos because that’s the only day the spirits of the dead are closest to the earth, right? Amalay is always guarding that jewel, she doesn’t return to the spirit world when the holiday has ended. So if Elena can see spirit animals anytime, why shouldn’t she be able to see any other spirits lingering in the human realm? Plus, even if she wouldn’t have been able to see Amalay once Dia de los Muertos was over, she forgot that while she can’t read Maruvian, Mateo can. What language do you think his ancient Maruvian spell book was written in? He could have taught the incantation to her or even spoke it himself.
Regardless, I am happy to see our princess slowing down a bit and thinking through her decisions a bit more— and not just because everything had already blow up in her face this time.
Skylar and Luna
It was nice to see a bit of Skylar and Luna in this episode. I really think that Skylar is maturing in each episode that we see him in. I have to say though, I really enjoyed seeing more of Luna’s personality. She was hilarious! Plus, I loved that she was willing to overcome her fear of ghosts to at least try and run to Elena and Mateo’s rescue.
Sorry guys, but I can’t help it! Prepare yourselves!!!
ELETEO! GUYS! ALL!THE!ELETEO!!!
This episode highlighted a lot of great story elements and really shed a lot of light on what’s going on in Elena’s head–– which is what I live for when I’m emotionally involved in a story! I especially love learning about growing bonds between people–– familial, friendly, or romantic. I should clarify that when I say “romantic” I DO NOT mean sexual, but that emotional connection that has the potential to become so much more. Just in case you didn’t already know this about me, I live for the friends to lovers trope. So just watching them develop this deep, meaningful friendship in the show seriously brings joy to my heart because in my mind, that is the best foundation for a lasting marriage. Among all of the strong emotional bonds in this series, I personally see none deeper and more meaningful than the growing bond between Elena and Mateo.
The thing that I’ve always loved about Elena and Mateo’s bond is that they are equals in the way they care for each other. There is nothing lopsided about their friendship. Elena has come to Mateo’s rescue just as many times as Mateo has come to hers. Plus, they’ve both encouraged each other on a rather deep level.
For example, in Spellbound, we see Elena encouraging Mateo when he’s doubting his abilities or his worthiness to be the royal wizard–– she believes that he has the talent and inner strength to be a great royal wizard, that he has what it takes to be a hero to them all and insists that she needs him by her side. In Realm of the Jacquins we see Mateo promise to be there for her, no matter what and in Jewel of Maru, when Elena is worrying about the test and doubting if she’ll be ready for it, Mateo tells her that there is nothing that she can’t handle. It’s like they’ve come full circle in their support for one another.
One thing I absolutely loved seeing in this episode was how Elena and Mateo are training as a team–– once again as equals–– to defeat whatever comes their way. Mateo isn’t just standing there, telling her what to do as an advisor or a mentor would. No, he’s right there in the thick of things, training by her side. And the best part is that they are a good team. Neither one of them tries to compete with the other and they complement each other perfectly. For example, when they faced the duendes, Mateo knew to duck as Elena took her shot and she immediately ducked to allow Mateo to take his shot. It was a lot like how they played olaball in Blockheads, they just sort of naturally fell into sync to make those combo shots and they did it well!
The fact that Elena invited Mateo to meet her at her parent’s altar early the next morning just about sent me into fangirl squeal mode. At first I thought she was offering to speak to his grandfather on his behalf, but then she never mentioned talking to Alakazar, instead she confided in him about her worries and how she wished she could get her parent’s advice. She was so sweet and nervously playing with her hair while she did it. Now I’ve never celebrated Dia de los Muertos myself, so I can’t be sure exactly, but it seems to me that inviting someone outside your family to visit your parent’s altar with you is kind of a serious/intimate thing–– especially if you are hoping to have your first conversation with them in over forty years.
It was so adorable when Mateo got all excited about Elena having the power to see ghosts. Most people would probably be freaked out by the knowledge that she can see ghosts, but he was amazed by the fact. And I can’t help but think that Zuzo mentioned it on purpose, not to help Mateo figure out which tamborita was his grandfather’s favorite, but I totally headcanon that Zuzo was playing the matchmaker here and I seriously think he’s looking a little smug when Elena’s acting all modest and Mateo says “Still that’s pretty amazing!”
Can we talk about Mateo’s Dia de los Muertos costume for a minute? It was so adorable! I just love it! It actually looks like they took his adventure outfit that we love so much and re-colored it for the occasion, which I don’t mind one bit! And the hat! I love the sombrero! He’s so cute in all these funny hats! And, just for fun, something kind of random but adorable that I noticed–– Elena and Mateo’s costumes complete each other!!! Elena’s has the rib cage and spine and Mateo’s has the arms and legs!!! Coincidence? Perhaps, but it’s still so freaking cute!!! Also, did y’all see how Mateo conquered his fear of horses since “Scepter of Light”? He rode up on his steed in the sunrise, just at the end of Elena’s song— it was so sweet! @lovelyrugbee said it reminder her of a scene from a telenovela, hahaha!
If you’ve read this far, WOW! Thank you! Because I know this is ridiculously long, haha! What’s even worse is that I could go on! But I’ll spare you the rambling. If you have anything you’d like me to expand on, please feel free to drop me an ask! Overall, I think this was a very strong start to season 2! I am excited to see what comes next!
Been so busy with conventions and stuff that I haven’t had time to draw. I’ll be at the SF Cherry Blossom Festival again this weekend in the Japan Town mall next to Kinokuniya. I was able to squeeze in a quick wip of Howl’s Moving Castle. Hopefully I can finish this and my other wip soon. I also want to start up on my Knite and Fisheye Placebo comics too.
watch got7 fool us into thinking that this is gonna be a deep and powerful message about their friendship and bond as a group but when they drop the video and the necklaces all connect it turns into a cheesy Power Rangers parody and they’re wearing tacky suits and when they take off their masks they all have their stop stop it era hair
wearing black skinny ripped jeans, embracing his natural hair, is loving towards his husband, not giving a damn what other people think, admitting he wore phil's coat and saying he knew it would make us happy, making hints about moving
taking gorgeous selfies, taking picture of his husband, laughing a lot, making lots of sexual jokes, being an actual sunshine
MY SKIN IS CLEAR THE SUN IS SHINING MY CROPS ARE FLOURISHING HALLELUJAH PRAISE THE LORD 2017 IS THE BEST YEAR OF MY LIFE AND IT'S NOT EVEN HALF OVER