never forget what they were

“shitty memory” aesthetic

-giving ur friends the same information over and over because u forgot u ever gave it to them

-opening up a new text post only to forget what u were going 2 say

-never changing a wall calendar/needing to look up what day of the week something will be

-literally not being able to remember what happened yesterday/an hour ago/five minutes ago

-forgetting where ur going/what ur doing in the middle of doing it

-flipping through the beginning of a book because u forgot some characters and plot development

-making a typo, make a mental note to fix it, get up to do something, keep typing without fixing the typo

-”haha ur memory cant be THAT bad”

-it can be

-reminding urself 2 do something but u forget

-writing reminders, forgetting that u wrote a reminder/forgetting what was on the reminder/forgetting where u put the reminder

-”just put something in ur room out of place before u go 2 sleep” and ur room has so much shit on the floor u wouldnt even be able 2 tell whats out of place

-alternately: doing the above and then forgetting what it was supposed to remind u of

-did that happen or was i dreaming

-i was gonna put something here but i FORGOT it and i HATE it

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Get to know me meme: [9/12] ships
Jeff & Annie (Community) “You’re becoming dangerous, Annie. It’s those doe eyes. Disappointing you is like choking the Little Mermaid with a bike chain.”

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top fifteen rucas episodes (as voted by my followers) ☼ number five 

girl meets goodbye (3x21) 

Stress-free AU where nothing bad happened and Earth and Mars became great friends and so the plot, instead of being robot battles and pain, is about the characters getting interested in botany and trying to engineer plants that can grow on the surface of Mars. It’s literally just flower crowns and the characters marrying each other. Enjoy

The only call you are going to get from me is a couple months from now. I’ll be sitting on the floor in a bar bathroom at 2 am, drunk, and someone will have just got done butchering a Fall Out Boy song. In that second I’ll miss being in love with you but that will be it.
—  I’m sorry you hurt me so much
Being the youngest in the group and being killed during the line-up would include:

Requested

Originally posted by thepumpkinqueenn

• All of them gasping and not wanting to realize that it’s actually you who is Negan pointing at when he ends his rhyme 

• Negan saying that it’s actually fucked up to kill the youngest but that it’s the deed they all have asked for with killing his men 

• Rick under tears trying to make a deal when he sees you’re chosen saying that Negan should spare you through you being the youngest, but Negan shouting him down threatening to kill not just you but also someone else 

• When the bat finally crushes down on you the only and final thought you have  is that you could at least save your friend’s lives with your death 

• In your very last moments the last thing you hear are the horrified screams and sobs of your friends while the harrowing pain that shot through your body stops and everything goes finally black

• Carl who had tried to not shed a single tear in Negans presence wouldn’t be able to hold them back anymore seeing one of his closest friends die through Negan

• Eugene not being able to open his eyes while he hears the bat crushing down on you again and again and crying and sobbing uncontrollably as he opens his eyes and sees your dead body 

• Daryl always being the one who had been really close to you and who had wanted to protect you by all costs and now not being able to hold himself back anymore at the sight of your bloody corpse but being too devastated to finally stand up and punch Negan 

• Rosita not wanting to believe her eyes and just staring bewildered at the blood soaked ground

• Glenn being always one of the people you had talked to when you had problems and now having to see how you die, he would only be able to whisper “No” over and over again while tears would stream down his face not wanting to realize that they have just lost you 

• Maggie being already at the end of her strength when the line up begins and collapsing completely when she has to see how you, the one that had always been despite your age so strong, get murdered 

• Rick finally, after having to realize that you would never come back just because of Negan, threatening to kill him

• Michonne being under tears and breathing heavily while seeing all the moments you made her as a good friend laugh again flash before her eyes while she knows that with your gruesome death nothings ever gonna be the same again

• Abraham cursing and almost shouting but being stopped by Sasha when he sees how one savior takes a photo of your corpse 

• All of them carrying you bewildered, trembling and crying home to Alexandria and burying you there 

• Them mourning you and putting everyday even after weeks and longer after your death flowers on your grave knowing that they have to rise up again and revenge you 

•  Them, doesn’t matter what happens, never forgetting you and the wonderful and great friend you were to them, knowing that you had deserved infinitely better and an a lot longer life than the one you got which ended so unbelievable cruel 

MONSTA X REACTION : Scaring you during an argument

He suddenly rose his voice and took a few steps forward, making you take a few steps back. 

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Shownu would be taken aback at first, staring blankly at you but quickly realised he went too far. You had lowered your head when you took a step back and were a bit scared to look up. Shownu has an broad figure after all and he was taller than you. He sighed and lifted your chin up. “I’m sorry I went too far..” he was talking quietly due to the confusion. He embraced you and you put your face on the crook of his neck, rubbing his back to make him understand that you forgave him. 

Wonho would also understand right away that he overreacted and immediatly hugged you, unable to hold his tears. The last thing he ever wanted to do to you was to scare or hurt you. You would tell him you were okay to soothe him because you could tell he was hurt. You would pull back from the hug and wiping the tears rolling down his cheeks. “I’m sorry, I love you.”

Kihyun would surprise you so much you would cover your face without noticing. He would hold both of them, removing them from your face, “Babe, I’m sorry.. I wasn’t going to do anything to you.” He would look at you in the eyes and you could tell he was sorry by the look he was giving you. You nodded and sat down on the couch, Kihyun sat down as well and kept on apologizing and blaming himself. 

Hyungwon would gasp at the fact of you taking a few steps back. He would immediatly pull you into a hug and apologizing and saying. “I would never put my hands on you, Y/N”. Forgetting what the both of you were arguing about he would take your face in both of his hands and press a kiss onto your forehead. 

Minhyuk would really take you by surprise. During arguments he would be the kind of person to nag a lot, but never raise his voice like this and walking to you. You shrunk back, letting out a gasp. Minhyuk let a small “Oh..” realizing what he had done and tried to pull you into a hug, but you refused and went back to the bedroom. He sat down on the couch staring at the floor blankly for a few minutes and then went to the bedroom where you were laying on the bed. He laid down as well to pull you into a hug. “I’m sorry for scaring you like this, I will never hurt you or scare you again.” 

 Jooheon would scare you the most. He screamed really loudly which made you so scared you bursted into tears. Jooheon would forget about everything and hug you while apologizing and blaming himself. He would whisper “Sorry” with a soft and cracky voice, not being able to hide his hurt feelings. He would rub your back to stop your tears and wipe them away from your cheeks. After calming down, the both of you would sit down on the couch to talk about it. 

I.M would stare blankly at you, just like Shownu did, for a few seconds. But instead of coming towards you he would sit down and put his face in his hands to reflect on himself. He would say “I’m such a fool, I’m sorry.” with a husky voice. Noticing how much he blamed himself, you would sit down next to him to tell him you forgave him. He would then turn around to hug the crap out of you while still apologizing. 

You can’t hurt me more - Wolverine x abused!reader

Summary : Reader had an extremely hard life and is in love with Logan…but he’s afraid that he might get her hurt and tries to break things off.

Warnings : Physical abuse, torture and stuffs. That “reader” suffered a lot.

(My master list, by the way : Right here )

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When Logan first met you, he was chasing his past. Was chasing “Weapon X” and anything related. He found you in one of the labs where they made people like him. Killing machines. The labs you were in wasn’t really a lab anymore. It turned into a torture chamber a long time ago. He found you,  almost dead, laying in a fetus position in the corner of a shitty cell. You were the only survivor.

He took you home with him, to the X-Mansion. There, while they took care of your severe injuries, the professor looked into your head. When he pulled away, there were tears in his eyes.

-This child…This child suffered too much…It’s inhuman…I don’t know how she’s still alive…

In your mind, he saw what happened to you. He’d never forget it, scarred for life…You were an extremely cute little girl when your world crumbled to the sea. Barely six years old. You already show signs of mutations, being able to control the four elements, water, fire, earth and air. Six years old was young for that, you were a case of science, a special one, bound to become extremely powerful. But it never happened, you were snatched from a peaceful normal life by monsters.

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What Matters - Dean Winchester x Pregnant!Reader

Title: What Matters

Pairing: Dean Winchester x Pregnant!Reader

Warnings: None

Prompt: Hi love! May I request a deanxpregnant!reader where it’s all fluffy,& protective daddy!dean? But they fight, he leaves& reader has to go to the hospital bc she’s not feeling well& he runs back to her apologetic? But all’s well at the end. Thanks!xx

“You know sometimes you’re just infuriating.” you growled at the hunter, crossing your arms over your chest as he only mocked you.

“So I am infuriating because I want you to protect you huh?” he scoffed and you glared at him.

“You call keeping me inside the bunker 24/7 is suddenly called protecting me?!” you shrieked and he shrugged.

“Is it not?” he raised an eyebrow so calm it got you all the more angry.

“Hell no it isn’t, Dean!” you growled “I can’t even remember the last time I didn’t have to sneak my way out of here after I got pregnant because you are so freaking scared of something happening to me?! Hell the last time I got out was just to go to the market and that happened because Sam was here and not you. And when you found out, you sent Cas after me!”

He rolled his eyes “Is it suddenly that bad of me to want to make sure my child is safe?”

Our child Dean! It’s our child, and I am just as responsible for it as you are. Do you think I’d ever want anything to happen to it?” you couldn’t stop yourself from creaming at him and he let out a small growl, pushing his chair back roughly.

“Is that so? So how is you jumping in the way to save me, risking both of yours lives, for me?” he growled and if it had been anybody else they would have taken a step back at how scary Dean looked at that moment.

“So that’s what all of this is about? That vampire?”

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Obsessed| Part TWO

Negan x Reader x Daryl

Part 1

Next Part: Here

Words: 595

Summary:  The reader is the 20 years old daughter of Rick, in a relationship with Daryl for some months now. When Negan killed Abraham and Glenn, Daryl attacked him because Negan was interested in you.

A/N: Coming Chapters contain smut, drugs and suggested rape

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Daryl was gone. He was a prisoner, a prisoner of Negan and who the hell would know, if he even was alive? Since he was gone, everything changed. Negan had destroyed us in just one single night and now, one week after this cruel night, it was like Alexandria was stuck in a never ending funeral. Maggie and Sasha went to Hilltop and I was worried with so many sorrows, that I might went crazy. She could still die, if whatever she had was dangerous and after the lost of Glenn Maggie was traumatized, like all of us. 

I will never forget what I saw and my dreams were full with this pictures and Negan. Every single night I cried and screamed. That was why Carl slept in my bed now. He was there for me and I hated it. I was his older sister, I should be there for him, but no, I was a failure. 

“Y/N, Carl told me you cried again.” I sighed when my father came to me, after I had given Judith something to eat.

“It’s ok,” I answered with a smile, even when it was a lie. My dad had enough problems.

“No it’s not. I know you are missing Daryl but he is a fighter, I know he will make it out alive.”
“And what are we doing? Even if he can escape, the Saviors are there and we have to work for them, or they will kill us,” I said hysterically and cradled Judith more to my body.

“We have to accept this.”
“I just don’t know how,” I whispered and gave him Judith, so I could went outside and thought about how everything changed and what could happen next. Negan will be back in some days and just to think about this man brought a strange feeling up in me. I was scared of him and I hated him for what he had done, but when I thought about the glance, he had given to me, I’ve got goose bumps. I understood completely why Daryl punched him, after all I’ve told him he was over protective about me and Negan had looked at me like he wanted to rip off my clothes. A fact which would filled me with disgust by any other person, but when he did this it was different and this fact made me sick.

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Negan

“Any special plans with the guy?,” Simon asked, when some of my men brought Daryl away.

“When he is a part of us, Rick the prick will see that everything he owns is mine, even his strongest man,” I laughed and still had other plans, too.

“What about the girl?”

“The girl?, “ I asked amused, exactly knowing which girl he meant.

“The girl, the girlfriend of the guy. You seemed like you would like her.”

“Hell yeah she is hot but just a girl,” I laughed. But now, when I had her boyfriend, she was kind of single and in this new world there was enough place for her being one of my wives. I smiled when I thought about her at my side but now there wasn’t the right time for drama because of a girl and the fact she reminded me of something.

“If this guy tries to revolt, at least we know how to make him bend to our will, “ Simon said delighted and I had the strong feeling this girl could be more important than I could ever imagine.

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I hope you guys liked it even if it was short. Just realized I closed my ask box. Now it is open again xD

 Gif is not mine xx

Big girl **please read**

Wipe off my tears, put my crown back on and walk tall and proud like the princess I am 💕I may not be what you want but that’s not my problem. I love who I am and sometimes I will break down and totally hate myself but that’s why I need you here, sometimes I get too far down that I need help to climb back up. I’m a princess and I deserve the world. I have such a wonderful future ahead of me. I’m in beauty school. I’m joining the military/police. I have my life ahead of me figured out. I may or may not have a husband. But it doesn’t matter. All I want in life is to be happy, and if my job is the only thing that makes me happy then so be it. I want a guy to chase after me! Love me! Always try to catch my attention when I least expect it because that way I know he really cares. I may not be okay sometimes but it’s perfectly normal. Last night was a really horrible night but I use that and try and make my life 1000x better. You live . You love, and you learn. Wouldn’t be so amazing if everybody spoke what was actually the truth? Last night I wanted to post a photo that would totally backlash what happened, I posted it, then 5 seconds later I regretted it and took it down. I’m so much bigger than that! I’m glad I made the right decision to take it down because it would have made matters even more worst. Right now I really need to focus on myself before I love someone else. And if you wanna chase me until then so be it 💕 I love myself! My life has not gone the way I really hoped it would turn out to be. Well here we go story time!
I was Born As Hannah. (No last names for identity purposes)
Female.
6 months later my mom had started to notice some different changes about myself, she took me to the pediatrician and they couldn’t tell what it was so they referred me to a Neurologist. Where then at 6 months old, helpless, unable to speak and feel emotions. Diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type one. I currently have two tumors. One on my brain stem and one on my optic nerve. The one on my optic nerve is currently growing at a slow rate but I will lose vision in my left eye.

**Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a condition characterized by changes in skin coloring (pigmentation) and the growth of tumors along nerves in the skin, brain, and other parts of the body. The signs and symptoms of this condition vary widely among affected people.

Beginning in early childhood, almost all people with neurofibromatosis type 1 have multiple café-au-lait spots, which are flat patches on the skin that are darker than the surrounding area. These spots increase in size and number as the individual grows older. Freckles in the underarms and groin typically develop later in childhood.

Most adults with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop neurofibromas, which are noncancerous (benign) tumors that are usually located on or just under the skin. These tumors may also occur in nerves near the spinal cord or along nerves elsewhere in the body. Some people with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop cancerous tumors that grow along nerves. These tumors, which usually develop in adolescence or adulthood, are called malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. People with neurofibromatosis type 1 also have an increased risk of developing other cancers, including brain tumors and cancer of blood-forming tissue (leukemia).

During childhood, benign growths called Lisch nodules often appear in the colored part of the eye (the iris). Lisch nodules do not interfere with vision. Some affected individuals also develop tumors that grow along the nerve leading from the eye to the brain (the optic nerve). These tumors, which are called optic gliomas, may lead to reduced vision or total vision loss. In some cases, optic gliomas have no effect on vision.

Additional signs and symptoms of neurofibromatosis type 1 include high blood pressure (hypertension), short stature, an unusually large head (macrocephaly), and skeletal abnormalities such as an abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis). Although most people with neurofibromatosis type 1 have normal intelligence, learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occur frequently in affected individuals.**
I never really paid attention to my child hood growing up because who does as a kid you don’t have a care in the world! But when I got to middle school things changed. Bad. The years when people start to become popular, go through puberty. Me on the other hand I started puberty early so I was already grown by the time I entered middle school. The depression started to hit. My parents were going through a divorce at the time. We moved to California for a year then came back. I had left friends at the time and hoping they would welcome me back. But no they changed. I was bullied. They teased and taunted me. I would cry in the bathroom. I didn’t think much of suicide and all that because I was just a little girl. After that my mom decided to move me to another school, where there it only got worst. I was bullied. Picked on. Suspended. Twice. I had to repeat the 7th grade. My life was going down hill. So I moved back to the other middle school for my 8th grade year. 8th grade, I don’t remember much of because I didn’t care much of it. I had the best English and science teachers I can tell you that. I went on an amazing trip to Catalina Island and learned a lot and had tons of fun! I had lots of friends and just tried to ignore negativity. Then comes high school. Brand new school. Afraid. Kids from all over. Older kids . Younger kids. It was a big school and I was afraid. I had a few people I knew on some classes but not a bunch. It felt good to have people I know with me. And well some things went down also. My biology teacher decided to say some perverted things on a exam. People felt uncomfortable. That was the year I started harming myself. It was the only way I could cry for help. People would point it out and I will never forget what a girl said to me. She knew they were self hard cuts, but she decided to ask me if it was my cat. I agreed. Then sophomore year comes along and my mom gets remarried and we move into an amazing house. Not much went on but I had one teacher really impact my life. My English teacher . I loved her so much she was so sweet and kind and understanding. She was there when we needed her. That year I lost a couple of my friends due to suicide. I had a couple of relapses. I actually cut myself so deep I had to get stitches. I had some people come and go in my life. Now comes to now my junior year. Just about a year ago pretty soon, was a horrific day for me. My dad physically assisted me. I was trembling. He climbed on me say on me and pinned me down where I was unable to escape or get him off me. He told me that this is how guys will treat you. So you better play along or you will get hurt blah blah blah told me this is how guys are. So now I’m afraid to date. I haven’t seen my dad ever since. Junior year now I decided to get a head start on my career. I keep juggling back and fourth it would be nice to specialize in all fields so that way I have a pick but I’m currently in beauty school getting my license. I’m wanting to join the police force and or the military but due to my medical condition I most like my cannot join the military. I’m unable to bear children. It’s a 20% chance it may work but who wants to even try with such a slim chance. ? I want to get married but I feel so fucked up and broken. Last night was not one of the best nights. I lost someone that I really appreciated and it all got fucked up in a matter of minutes. But they know who they are. I couldn’t sleep thinking about it. It went down rough. And it killed me. I have the kindest softest heart. I okay just about anything. Even if it really deeply hurt me. And that’s not ok of me to do. I need to speak up for myself, if I’m not happy then I need to say something, I’m going to be working on myself a lot. Well I’ve already started. I’m working out. Trying to drop off weight. I’m overweight. I’m not happy. I need to smile more. I need to have someone who will bring positivity in my life, who will keep promises they make. Well I mean who does anyway? But at least say “ I cannot promise you 100% but I will try okay? “My life is going to change from now on. And i did such s big girl thing not too long ago. The person I had an arguememt with last night. I sincerely apologized and said it got too out of hand and it was my fault and I forgave and I may or may not forget but I wanted things to end the right way. Well that’s the end of my story. Whoever took the time to read all of this thank you I’m in tears writing this it took an hour to think about and find the guts to tell you guys something hugely important about my life.

Shit-Chat [Kleinman!Reader]

Summary: Exams are bAD. The squad and you attempt to motivate eachother, it doesn’t work so well. considering it’s 3.A.M. There’s also a movie night.

Warnings: a lot of swearing, exam stress (?). that’s about it i think

A/N: (pairing: evan x reader) this is…indescribable. If yall like this i’ll make it a bit of a series !


Connor has created a chat.

Connor has added Zoe, [Y/N], Evan, Alana and Jared.

Connor has named the chat ‘somebody fucking help me’


Connor: GUys.

Connor: One of you lazy assholes better answer me right now.

Connor: Oh for fucks sake you’re all sleeping aren’t you?

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Byron x MC - Adeline pt II

*language*

Wrote on mobile so no undercut and no editing.

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On the carriage ride home Byron was quiet, more quiet than usual, I thought. It only made me that much more panicked as I thought through the events of the night.

I had entered the theater again, Albert and Nico by my side. Byron introduced me to Adeline, as his fiancée- though he only introduced her as an old friend. I wondered why he didn’t mentioned their engagement.

Adeline was kind, well spoken, and intense. She was polite, but I felt tension between us already - and this odd feeling she was sizing me up. She wanted to know what my weaknesses were.

I’ll never forget the look on his face as she turned to go to her seat. It was a look a longing and sadness. It was painful.

“Byron… Byron!” I said, his eyes still following her before finally snapping back to me. “We should find our seats.”

“Right.” He smiled with a nod.

“Ah, ok.” I said as I pushed down my anxious feelings.

Now it was 1:35am, and I was wide awake… I could make out the big clock on the wall from the moonlight shining through Byron’s bedroom windows.

He was sleeping soundly now, his breathing steady as he lay tangled in the bedsheets.

I was so desperate to know what was on his mind. Why he hadn’t said anything else about Adeline. Why he had been so quiet. I also questioned Adeline’s motives. Why she had returned to Stein and what her feelings for Byron were.

I crawled out of bed and slipped on my robe and slippers, wandering my way to the library. The door creaked as I pushed it open in the dimly lit room.

A tall dark figure sat in a chair. I recognized him right away - Sid. It was perfect timing, he was an informant after all.

Sid greeted me with only a silent nod as he lifted a glass of what I could only assume was liquor to his lips.

He spoke in his usual brusque voice. “What are ya doing up this late? Wandering around the castle.”

“I couldn’t sleep.” I sighed as I slumped into a chair. “Can I get some info from you.”

Sid snickered. “You can get anything ya want for a price.”

“And don’t tell anyone.” I added.

“Anything for a price.”

“Can you tell me about Byron’s ex-fiancée, Adeline?” I kept my voice hushed.

“The Dubois’ daughter?” Sid scoffed. “You’re gonna have to pay me a hefty fee. You’re lucky I like ya- I’ll give ya a discount.”

“Sure, sure,” I replied. “Do you know anything?”

“She and Byron courted for about a year. They got engaged but it hadn’t been officially announced, then her dad just gets some business in Alder - requests they end the relationship and takes her with him.” Sid looked like he was pondering something. “I think Byron just let it go and didn’t make a big deal about it since he cared for her so much. He wasn’t about open hell over it.” Sid side-eyed me and I tried not to flinch at the harsh revelation.

“Do you know why she’s back?” I asked.

“No, but I’ll find out.” Sid gave me a wink and took a sip of his drink. “This lady has got you riled up Princess.”

I frowned. He was right, but I had good instincts and something didn’t feel right.

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The next day things seemed like normal, the busy bustling of royal life, but deep inside I still felt off… was Byron busy or did he really seem distracted?

“Are you going to the ladies meeting at the parlor today?” He asked as we finished up lunch.

“Yes.” I replied. “Do you have a visit with Archduke Harneit.”

Byron shook his head. “He canceled. I have a meeting with the Dubois family.”

I nearly dropped my glass. “What is the purpose of the meeting?”

“Just covering some of their family business and return to Stein.” Byron said.

I couldn’t help myself. I wanted it all on the table. “Albert and Nico said that you and Adeline were engaged until she had to move to Alder.”

I saw his mouth twitch. Byron was always restrained when it came to his behavior- but the give away of his irritation was that the corner of his mouth flinched ever so slightly.

“I should have guessed that would be revealed.” He said. “It was a long time ago and things are different now.”

“Why do you feel the need to meet with her family? Will she be there?” I was pushing my luck.

Byron looked at me. “I have royal duties to attend to as King, you of all people should know that.”

“I don’t like this.” I said in a hushed tone. “I don’t you meeting her again, I don’t like the way she looked at you… the whole thing seems odd. That she would just show back up after years of being gone- before we are to be married.”

“You’re snowballing, and you sound inebriated.” Byron said as he stood abruptly. “Maybe you should get some fresh air or see the doctor.”

He turned on his heel and left.

One he was gone I headed straight to find Nico and Albert- they were arguing in the kitchen over who got the last cinnamon roll leftover from breakfast.

“I need you two to tell me what happened between Adeline and Byron.” I said, trying as hard as I could not to sound desperate. “And tell me why you think she’s back.”

They both looked dumbfounded and shrugged. “Byron was really private about their relationship.” Said Albert. “Maybe you should ask him yourself.”

“I did.” I made my way to Nico and grabbed him by the collar and shook him as I spoke. “Tell. Me. What. You. Know.”

Nico’s eyes rolled in his head. “Ok. Ok.” He conceded and I let go.

“She showed up one day with her father when the nobles came for a meeting and just won him over,” He said. “I mean I think she was Byron’s first love?” He looked uncomfortable saying the words.

“She was never nice to either of us.” Albert added, shaking his head. “Always behind Byron’s back though. She was pretty sneaky.”

“She is pretty hot.” Sid stuck his head in the door giving us all a start. He sauntered in and grabbed the cinnamon roll, inciting an uproar from the two knights.

“Shush.” Sid said swallowing a bite.

“You are no help Sid Grandier.” I replied crossing my arms.

“I am more than ya know.” He said with a smirk. “Her daddy’s dead- left her with a huge inheritance and political ties to Alder. She’s probably come to see if she can steal your man back and take the throne.”

Silence.

“Better hope your king loves you more than Adeline.”

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I was frenzied by the end of the day, and more so because I would leave in three days to return to Wysteria- I felt helpless leaving knowing that Adeline might make her way around.

Byron again was unusually quiet and I refrained from asking him anything about his meeting.

“Maybe I’ll just sleep in my chambers tonight,” I said.

“Ok.” Byron replied.

I felt the wedge between us grow.

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The next day was again busy, but it was still off. I could tell that the servants knew something was up, they avoided us when they could and whispered to each other more than usual.

I had a break later in the day so I decided to do some reading in the garden. I was interrupted by Sid again, who showed up out of nowhere- he was good at doing that.

He sat down on the ground and leaned back again an oak tree, placing his arms behind his head. “Whatcha gonna do Princess?”

I shook my head in disdain. “If Byron doesn’t love me as much as Adeline, there’s nothing I can do.”

“Ya just gonna give up like that?” He asked.

“I don’t want to be with someone who doesn’t love me…” I said, resting my hand in my chin. “I just wish I knew what he was thinking.”

“Did ya ask?”

“Kind of.” I said.

Sid got up from the ground and dusted himself off, “Looks like now’s a good time.”

I looked up to see Byron strolling towards me. My heart pounded. I hated confrontation.

Sid wandered off, giving Byron a wave as he did.

Byron sat down on the bench. “We should talk.”

I nodded.

“What do you want to know?”

“Everything.” I said.

He chuckled. “Adeline and I were young. It was nearly ten years ago. She loved me. Probably more than I loved her.” He cleared his throat. “I didn’t really know what loving some one was like until you came along. I think she was jealous of my relationship with Al and Nico, I don’t think she knew that I was aware of how she treated them when I wasn’t around. She couldn’t stand anyone else being involved with me on a personal level.”

He gave me a sweet smile and reached out, giving my hand a squeeze. “Seeing her stirred a lot of old memories, but we are different people now.”

“Why did she return? Why did she seek you out?”

“I think it was a lot harder for her to end things. I think she regretted just passively going along with her father’s plan.” Byron pondered for a moment. “I don’t regret anything. There were things set in motion then that made it so I would meet you- and be the right person for you.”

“Ok.” I smiled, leaning into his shoulder. “I’m sorry I was upset. I was scared of losing you.”

“It’s ok. I’m sorry for not telling you everything up front.” Byron rested his chin on my head. “You’re cute when you get a little crazy.”

“I am?”

“Only when you’re a little crazy.” He kissed my head, letting his lips linger. “I met her family to discuss some business, but I have no other intentions of meeting with them.”

Byron wrapped his arms tightly around me and gave me a squeeze. “My cute little Princess.” He whispered.

With things smoothed over, I was at ease the rest of my visit to Stein. I told Sid he was a terrible information dealer as I paid the fee.

“Ridiculous.” I said. He only smirked in reply.

***

Weeks went by without incident. I returned to Stein, as the castle was hosting a ball for royalty and nobles.

I kept my graces as I met Adeline again. She seemed pleasant, and this time Byron wasn’t as aloof.

The party went on for hours, and I left at one point to freshen up. Making my way down the hall to my chambers I heard woman’s voice behind me.

“Princess.” It was Adeline. She strolled up to me, a few inches taller than me she back me into the wall and leaned over me. “He still loves me- you know? He does.”

“Please stop.” I said trying to push past her. “You’re talking nonsense.”

She grabbed the sleeve of my dress and yanked on it. “He’s mine-” She seethed. “And if I have to kill you to get to him, I won’t think twice about it.”

It a flash of action- a vase shattered over her head, and she crumpled to the floor in a mess of lace, frills, and blood. Nico stood behind her.

“Oh my god- Nico!” I shrieked.

He looked at her in a mess on the cobblestone floor and then back at me.

Albert’s voice snapped our attention to him. “Stein law #678;” he said as he strolled down the hallway. “Any threat to the King or any of the royal family is punishable by death. This includes fiancées by engagement, and illegitimate children.”

“I don’t think she’s dead.” Said Nico. We both peered over her. “Just knocked out.”

“Then do something about it brat.” Albert revealed a shovel which he tossed to Nico.

“You guys!” I whispered. “You guys are just going to kill her?”

Albert and Nico had bent over to grab Adeline’s unconscious body. Nico looked up for a moment. “It’s the law Princess.” He said.

Albert lifted Adeline’s shoulders as Nico grabbed her feet. “We have to follow the law.” Added Albert as the two made their way down the hall away from me. I stood for a moment before hurriedly following a long.

“What are you going to do with her?” I asked.

“Kill her and burry her body in the garden.”

“Shouldn’t she have a trial or something?”

They two men looked at me blankly for a moment before replying in unison. “No.”

“Whatcha doin’?” Sid’s voice nearly made me jump out of my skin as he rounded the corner.

“Nothing!” I said, though my face was completely beet red at this point.

“Killing and burying Adeline.” Nico said nonchalantly.

“Oh, it’s about time.” Sid replied. “Need some help?” He followed myself and the knights out the door.

“Sid! What?!?” I hissed. “What are you talking about?”

“Oh yeah, didn’t I tell ya?” He said. “That bitch was fuckin’ crazy.”

“You are the worst information dealer ever!” I poked him in the chest with my finger, before turning my attention to the knights. “And you two- killing her and burying her in the garden without a trial?!?”

There was a moment of contemplation between the three before Albert finally spoke. “Are you assisting us or not?”

“Give me a shovel.”

Amortentia

“There’s a point where you know that something you enjoy is hurting you in the long run, and you do it anyway, because it feels good in the moment.”

Chapter 8/9 (AO3 or FFnet)

(Awesome aesthetic is by @jadepresley, click the title to read from the beginning)

Summary:

A year-long experiment in modifying and neutralising Amortentia has unforeseen side-effects for Harry.

Excerpt:

The sense of déjà vu was overwhelming. Harry blinked at the sight of Malfoy leaning over the sinks, his shoulders shaking. It wasn’t Myrtle’s bathroom, but that hardly mattered, hers wasn’t the only loo that was avoided. Feeling a sudden, and painful, lump in his throat, Harry started to back away. Misjudging the distance, his eyes fixed on Malfoy’s shaking shoulders, and his ears straining to hear the quiet gasps that were the only sound he made while crying, Harry bumped into the door.

Malfoy turned at the sound.

A wave of nausea rushed through Harry at the look of complete and utter fear on Malfoy’s face when he saw Harry standing there. He knew, without even needing to think about it, that Malfoy was remembering what it had been like to be cut open that day in a different bathroom. His words came rushing back to Harry.

I may not have scars from it, but I’ll never forget what it felt like. I’ll never forget you were the one to do it.

Before he knew what he was doing, he was striding across the room, hands out and to his sides, showing that he wasn’t holding his wand.

“I’m not going to hurt you,” he said quickly. “Don’t be scared. I’d never do that to you again.”

Malfoy inhaled sharply, the fear clearing from his face too fast to be anything other than him hiding it away, even though he probably still felt it.

Harry expected some scathing remark about not being scared, but Malfoy just swiped at the tears on his face, and sniffed. Somehow, it only made Harry feel worse. Whatever he felt about Malfoy, and the things he’d done, it was so easy to forget all that, looking at him standing there, still crying despite his obvious effort to stop.

Once he was closer, Harry wasn’t sure what to do. Malfoy just stood there, sniffling, his bottom lip trembling as he tried to stop himself from crying. That he wasn’t really hiding any of it from Harry just…it hit him, low in his stomach.

2

“A cloud of dust appeared in my rearview mirror. I stopped and ran back. Monty’s car was crumpled like an accordion against a telephone pole. The motor was running like hell; I could smell gas. I managed to reach in the window and turn off the ignition, but it was so dark I couldn’t see inside the car. I didn’t know where Monty was. He seemed to have disappeared. I ran and drove my car back and shone the headlights into Monty’s car. Then I saw him curled under the dahsboard. He’d been pushed there by the force of the crash. His face was torn away- a bloody pulp. I thought he was dead. I drove back to Elizabeth’s shaking like a leaf and pounded on the door. ‘There’s been a terrible accident!’ I yelled, ‘I don’t know whether Monty’s dead or alive- get an ambulance quick!’ Mike Wilding and I both tried to keep Elizabeth from coming down to the car with us but she fought us off like a tiger. ‘No! No! I’m going to Monty!’ she screamed, and she raced down the hill. She was like Mother Courage. Monty’s car was so crushed you couldn’t open the front door, so Liz got through the back door and crawled over the seat. Then she crouched down and cradled Monty’s head in her lap. He gave a little moan. Then he started to choke. He pantomimed weakly to his neck. Some of his teeth had been knocked out and his two front teeth were lodged in his throat. I’ll never forget what Liz did. She stuck her fingers down his throat and she pulled those teeth. Otherwise he would have choked to death.” -Kevin McCarthy

I don’t regret you. I could never regret you because at one point in my life you were all I wanted. And I know my past self never wanted to regret you.
—  You’re just not what I want anymore
Top 10 Facts Of The Day (March 12, 2017)

10. The first of a set of twins, Samuel, was born at 1:39 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. His brother Ronan was born 31 minutes later just as daylight saving time had ended, making him 29 minutes older.

9. If an actual zombie outbreak were to happen in New York City, everyone would be ‘undead’ within 24 hours. However, researchers who estimated the zombie infection rate in America using the same method epidemiologists would for real diseases also found that people who live farther from big cities would have a whole month to prepare, with the safest place being the northern Rockies.

8. When a reddit user posted a story about being laughed at for falling while lifting weights at the gym, Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up in the comments to offer support by saying he was proud of him, because even though he fell, at least he was falling in the right direction.

7. Charles Byrne (aka “The Irish Giant”) in 1783 feared grave robbers would steal & dissect his body after his death, he requested that his coffin be weighed down & buried at the bottom of the sea. Before burial, his corpse was stolen, dissected, & his skeleton still on display to this day.

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