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Reign Supreme Chapter 2

Y’all ready for chapter 2? I know what y’all thinking “Why you giving us more Roman?” Because I can and I want you all to be addicted to my writing! Lol anyways here is chapter 2!

Synopsis: Shae decides she is better off moving on from her one sided affection towards roman… But is it really one sided. Does Roman really not know who she is or is he well aware? Does he want her the same way she wants him? All these questions and more will be answered on the next episode of Dragon Ball Z! LOL JUST KIDDING! 

Warnings: Light but INTENSE SMUT! Also Intense and dominate Ro ;). Naughty thoughts. 

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RAW was going live in less than 30 minutes. Everyone backstage was running around putting the finish touches on costumes and ring gear. Makeup was being fine tuned and props were being secured and placed.

I was currently heading back to the trainers room. Earlier I ended up meeting with Hunter again while wandering around backstage. I asked him if I can remain in the trainer’s room with the team instead of having my own work space. It made me feel apart of the team and plus that way I could help my team with things that needed to be done. He agreed and decided that he would get that part of the contract taken out before I signed it. He also let me know that tomorrow he would like for me to meet with him and Stephanie to sign my new contract. I agree and head back.

As I’m walking can’t help but feel a bit down. I’m still a bit hurt about the Roman situation. But how can I be upset over it? He doesn’t know me. And I don’t know him, ONLY of him. And I was expecting him to be happy for me?

That is so selfish. I can’t expect something like that from someone who doesn’t even know who I am. That’s like wanting the president to acknowledge you voting for them and you’re only one of billions who did so. I wasn’t his girl I was just an obsessive fan. Which I’m  quite sure he has plenty of.

When I return to the room I prep for the night and take inventory of the supplies and tools. Minutes later I hear the opening pyro go off and the crowd go crazy. It’s shaking the room I’m currently in. I smile to myself. Tonights crowd is going to be a crazy one.

The shows starting. As if on cue Seth Rollins walks in along with Enzo and Cass.

I smile and them and welcome them. Zo walks up and kisses my cheek and then Cass ruffles my hair. Seth squeezes my shoulder as he passes.

“Hi Seth. What’s up Zo? Cass stop messing up my hair. Just because you’re 7 feet doesn’t mean I won’t cripple your ass.”

Cass chuckles and sits on the table while Zo sits in the chair next to my table and puts his wrists out. I start to tape them while I ask him to flex his fingers and tell me if it was uncomfortable. I don’t wanna cut off circulation to his wrists.

Seth leans against the wall and looks at me. “So we heard you’re the new head trainer. Congrats.”

I smile up at him then go back to Zo’s wrists. “Thank you Seth. I wasn’t expecting it but I’m happy for it. I shows how hard I’ve been working is being noticed and appreciated.”

Cass chuckles and says something along the lines of “If my life has to be in your hands I don’t wanna be on your bad side.”

I pause what I’m doing and look up at cass with a smirk. “Don’t worry Cass. I won’t let you die… too quickly. I’ll make you suffer before I let you pass. Keep that mind the next time you mess with my hair.”

*****Later that night*****

I’m currently sitting in catering with Emma, Bayley and Finn talking about absolutely nothing and everything.

As we’re talking I notice Nia walking in with Roman. She finds me and winks. She turns and says something to Roman and he shrugs his shoulders. She says something once more then walks off towards me. My eyes linger on him for a few more seconds before I reluctantly turn my head and focus on Nia. She comes over to our table and sits down. She greets everyone. And turns towards me with a smile.

“Hi guys. What are y'all talking about?”

Finn answers while on his phone. “Were just talking ‘bout nothin’ at all.”

Nia looks at me and winks. “So Shae are you up for some fun tonight?”

I look at Nia warily. “What kind of fun?”

“So I was thinking of going out with some people and dancing. Plus we can celebrate your promotion.” She wiggles her eyebrows at me.

“I don’t know. I have to be up to meet Hunter early. I’m signing my contract tomorrow morning.”

“Oh well let’s plan it for this weekend instead. We’re going to be off the road for a few days and Naomi, Jon and Josh can come too.”

I perk up at this and beam at Nia. Naomi is my other best friend besides Nia. She’s married to Jimmy Uso. And Jimmy and Jay happen to be Nia and Romans cousins.

“YAY! Okay this weekend we will celebrate. I can’t wait to see my loves.” She smiles and shakes her head. She knows I’m a sucker for some Naomi.

“Good. I’ll let Roman know what the plan is.”

The smile immediately drops from my face.

Nia takes notice and places a hand on my shoulder. Emma looks at me and Bayley leans forward looking worried. Finn places his phone on the table and folds his arms over his chest. Looking at me as well.

I finally speak. “Uh well I don’t think I want him there. I won’t be able to handle him being there or anywhere near me right now.”

Nia looks appalled I said that. “WHAT!? Why? What happened? You were in love with him earlier today.”

I give Nia the death stare. I don’t know why I feel so defensive at that moment. Everyone at the table knows how I feel about him. I stare at them all for a moment before I lower my head and run my right index finger over the table making patterns.

“Well I think it’s selfish to want him to care about me when he doesn’t even know who I am. It’s selfish to want him so badly. It’s a pipe dream… Wanting him to want me. We’ve never spoken to each other before and I thought I’d get a reaction out of him when Hunter said I was being promoted and didn’t. It made me realize this is a one sided affection. And I can’t keep going on like this. So I’m going to move on. Focus on work for now.”

They just looked at me.

Finn speaks in a calm voice while looking at me. “Ya know dat isn’t gonna work. You’ll be right back to pining’ over him tomorrow, especially if he comes around you. You can’t just dismiss your feelings love.”

I look at Finn dead in his eyes. “I won’t know unless I try. I just feel selfish for wanting him to act like my man and he isn’t.” I stand up and stretch. I smile at everyone and start to walk away.

“I gotta get back to the trainer’s room. I’ll see you guys later.” And with that I walk off.

When I arrive at the trainer’s room I walk in and sit at my desk. I start to look through the inventory sheets I have. I need to add some things for next week’s shows. I have to make sure the crew has everything they need and then some since I’ll be off the road for 5 days. Also I need to send out a text to my team about the meeting we’re having tomorrow morning about my time off and my new position. I get up and turn to my bag to grab my phone and I immediately freeze at what I see in front of me.

Roman is sitting on the table with his bright grey eyes focused on me. I just stare at him for a few seconds before I remember I’m supposed to be moving on from this. I clear my throat and speak.

“Uh Roman I’m sorry, I didn’t notice you there. Is there something you need?”

He just stares at me for a few moments before slowly getting up and walking towards me. His eyes are trained squarely on me. I feel like a deer caught in headlights. I take a step back while my eyes are still locked on his. I can’t look away even if I wanted to. All I think about is how he’s looking at me finally. He takes step towards me and I take a step back each time he comes towards me.

Suddenly my butt hits my desk and I know I can’t go any farther. He smirks and closes the distance between us.

Its at this moment I take notice of our height difference. Hes 6’3 and im 5’4. I come right to his chest. I don’t know why but at this moment I picture him picking me up and pushing me against the nearest wall as he takes my lips in a heated kiss. His hands roaming over my ass squeezing and groping. My hands running from his broad and wide shoulders up to his thick neck and tracing his handsome face, and finally gripping those long and soft locks. Him breaking away and looking at me while breathing hard. Me looking at him with half lidded eyes and breathing hard. Him giving me that signature smirk and…

I’m snapped out of my trace by his husky chuckle. “Baby girl I can practically hear you thinking. And trust me I want to do more than just stand here. Maybe I should bend you over this desk and shove my cock into that pretty pussy. Would you like that? Hmm?”

His voice. It’s so deep and husky. It caresses my skin and makes me melt on the spot. I can feel my panties become soaked and it only turns me on more. I manage to nod my head since words have failed me at this moment. He places a finger under my chin and lifts my chin so that I have to look up at him.

When I look up I just stare. He’s so sexy. Staring down at me his hair is like veil around us. He smells so good. Like fresh rain and sweat. I wonder what he’d taste like. Maybe I should lick him to find out.

His lips are so full. They look so soft. I want them on me. Everywhere. I finally look into those eyes. I can feel myself get lost in them and I want that. I want to lose myself to him. To give him everything I am. I want to submit myself to him and then some.

I’ve never felt this way about anyone. But with him it feels so right. It feels good to just give. To submit my body and soul to him. I want him to claim me. I just want him on and inside of me.

He’s looking back at me with equal interest. If you can call it that. He’s looking back at me with the eyes of a man who’s found what he wants… Wants to fuck. To break. To claim.

He licks his lips and speaks in a husky voice. “So… You want to move on from caring about me? You want to forget me?” He chuckles at that and leans down so that were nose to nose. His hand goes from my chin to the back of my neck and he gives a firm squeeze.

“Babygirl you won’t ever forget me. Do you wanna know why?”

I take a sharp intake of air at his question. I move my eyes around frantically and try to move my lips in an attempt to speak but I can’t. I look down and close my eyes. I take deep breaths and calm myself. I look up when I feel calmer and speak.

“Why won’t I forget you?” I ask in a quiet voice. I smirks and moves his lips on top of mine. Not kissing me but just hovering. When he speaks it’s basically a growl and that’s when my legs become jelly. Roman notices this and braces his legs around mine helping to keep me upright. I can feel his cock poking my stomach. And it’s so warm even through his thick cargo pants.

“You won’t forget me because i’m going to imprint my essence into you. I’m going to fuck you into submission. I’m going to fuck you until you can’t remember where you end and I begin. I’m going to fuck you and break you. Then i’m going to rebuild you with only thoughts of me and what I did to you. And trust me you’ll enjoy every second of it. You’ll enjoy it so much you’ll soak the sheets. Drip down on my cock. Scream my name. And you’ll thank me for what I’m going to do to you.”

Originally posted by rolleignsinstyles

anonymous asked:

Could you write something where one of the sides has amaurosis fugax ( painless temporary/episodic blindness) and they don't want the others to notice?

I know nothing about this except what a quick google search has given me. So, I don’t feel comfortable writing a fic about it, but I will write a hc list thingy. Please correct any mistakes I’ve made in regards to this! I less had this include the actual causes of amaurosis fugax,  because I don’t know exactly how that type of stuff would work with them being sides.

- You know what they say - “love is blind” - and sometimes, this was true in an almost scary way

- When Roman first discovered he had amaurosis fugax, he was terrified, to say the least. Not that he would ever let on.

- The first time the temporary blindness happens, Roman had just rescued some royalty from a dragon witch. Luckily, he had already taken out the enemy and just needed to get the royalty back to the castle safely. Suddenly, it’s as though a black cloth has been put over his eyes.

- It’s a couple minutes before his vision returns and he is doing his best to stay calm

- Once he gets back to the shared part of the mindscape, he goes immediately to the library (which is typically Logan’s domain) to do research. This is where he comes across the term “amaurosis fugax”

- He refuses to tell the others about this though. He is meant to be the fearless prince. The prince that has no weaknesses.

- Everyone starts picking up on signs that something is wrong though.

- They start to ask questions. Why does Roman suddenly know exactly how many steps it takes to get everywhere in the main part of the mindscape? Why has he suddenly stopped joining them when they go new places when even Anxiety agrees to go with? Why has he stopped making so many trips to go on quests?

- Then one day something terrible happens to Roman. He had gone out on a quest, one that suppose to be simple. He had another episode though and ended getting hurt, worse than he had in the past.

- When he is returned home in his injured state Patton immediately puts him on bed rest ( not that Roman can argue anyway, he’s in too much pain). The other sides finally have a chance to question him. Their main question is how the heck did you manage to get this hurt?

-Roman refuses to answer them

-That is until he is high on pain killers

-He ends up spilling exactly what’s going on, what happened and what he knows about it.

-The others are quick to take on any thoughts that they’re going to think less of their Prince over something like this; an illness that can’t be helped.

-The others then start making efforts to make Roman’s life easier when he has his episodes

Yall gotta chill..

If someone doesn’t want the shield back together, it’s okay. Its not the end of the world.

If someone does want the shield back together, it’s cool. The world isn’t gonna go up in flames.

It’s all the person’s opinions.
You can be mad at someone because of it.

And if we’re being honest, this is one of the why they don’t need to do. Our tags are already a mess as it is. Do you realize how chaotic and even more drama filled or tags would get??

Let’s just enjoy the show and let ppl have their opinion. And HEY if you agree w/ someone … reblog tf out of it. If you disagree, keep scrolling.

….ijs though….it’s your life do what you want


anonymous asked:

I'm going to Rome for 2 days and Athens for 3 days over spring break and there's just so much architecture I want to see, and not enough time!! what places/buildings do you suggest?

There are many sites that will give you insider info of how to beat the crowds by planning ahead and buying your tickets before getting there. 

Most of them agree that if you only have two days in Rome in one day you can see many buildings from the ancient city like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, Baths of Caracalla, Circus Maximus, Santa Maria in Cosmedin and the Knights of Malta Keyhole. leaving you a second day to visit Vatican CIty and St. Peter’s in the morning with a walking tour through the Heart of Rome in the afternoon: the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain (image above), Piazza Navona, and Pantheon.

Three days in Athens gives you a bit more time. Day one: Acropolis (image below), Theater of Dionysos (Theatro Dionyssou), The Acropolis Museum. National Gardens and Temple of Olympian Zeus. Day two: Agora, Pandrossou Street Market, Central Market. Day three: get lost in the city! If I have an extra day I love to just walk away from the monuments and tourist sites, you discover the true spirit of the city that way.

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anonymous asked:

So what are team rwbys rolls for cloudwalker au? Are Pyrrha and Penny still alive?

Ruby [Outfit and Weapon Art]

  • is a Woodsmith Apprentice under her uncle, Qrow!
    • She knows a lot about crafting and fighting with the weapons (which is NOT common knowledge) in the AU
    • Summer is also alive in the AU, and a veteran of the Feudal Revolution.
  • Ruby’s basically the light of Qrow’s life, and a lot of people consider her the reason that Qrow’s softened as a person
  • Frequently goes to the library with her dad and uncle, usually reading adventurous books and technical stuff about woodcrafting, and combat
    • Gets lost on big or unusual words, and often has to ask for Ren, Glynda or Ozpin’s help explaining them to her
  • Is friendly to everyone she comes across, until they give her a reason not to be- and even then, it’s really difficult to make Ruby angry or grumpy
    • Pretty much, the best way to gauge how awful someone really is would be to see how Ruby reacts to them- Qrow uses this as a really great moral meter
  • When he’s at the library, she asks Oobleck a lot of questions about the Feudal Revolution.
    • Oobleck wonders why Ruby doesn’t ask her family more about it, and Ruby’s like “well, sometimes I do, but then they get really sad and depressed”
    • Oobleck quickly realizes his mistake with this
  • Always enthused to tell people about their weapons, or understanding the situations through which people got them
  • Passive Ability: Root Navigation- Ruby got lost in forests a lot when she was younger; her passive ability allows her to sense the direction that the roots of aura trees grow and figure out where Tree-based landmarks and communities are.
    • As a result of this ability, she always knows where Penny is, if Penny is in the vicinity
    • She can also easily tell if people have bark prosthetics.
    • The ability doesn’t work when she’s in an area devoid of Aura Trees

Weiss  [Outfit Concept Sketch]

  • 3rd generation of the Schnee Caravan
    • The Caravan travels around the four territories, selling Dust-rich plants and resins to various people (Like Qrow and Ruby)
    • Because of this, Ruby and Weiss have actually been acquaintances since childhood! But they see each other so rarely that Weiss doesn’t consider them friends (BUT RUBY DOES!)
    • And by extension, Qrow and Winter have known each other for years because they frequently do business together. Qrow and Winter frequently argue with each other about the change in the quality of the goods.
  • Passive Ability: Impact Reduction- Weiss and the Schnee family’s original home is in the mountains, and the Caravan is a popular target for bandits. Her passive ability allows her to take hits and falls that would be unforgiving for a normal person. However, her ability doesn’t make her immune to pain, and only works with blunt force. Piercing force, Dust, and Aura-related attacks can still affect her, depending on their nature.

Blake  [Outfit Concept Sketch]

  • is an escaped servant to Roman in the AU, trying to learn how to live independently 
    • She grew up with Adam as orphans.
    • Eventually given housing when they agree to stay with Roman
      • but what they didn’t know (as young and vulnerable kids) is that Roman pretty much owned them as slaves
    • When Adam escaped he desperately wanted her to go with him, but she was in denial about how they lived, so she didn’t.
    • Adam comes back to rescue Blake when he learns how to fight, and Tukson is the one that helps and convinces her to escape.
    • Tukson is also a former (escaped) servant, and is kinda like a dad/older brother figure to her.
      • He teaches Blake why her situation was wrong and why it was no way to live.
      • He also teaches her how to read and enjoy books!
    • Adam passes what he knows about how to fight on to her, so she can take care of herself, when the time comes.
  • Passive Ability: Nightshade- prior to laboring under Roman for a number of years, she and Adam grew up wandering the streets with no shelter. She developed this ability as a means of protection. Blake’s ability conceals her appearance at night time, or in areas that lack light. Even other Faunus have a hard time seeing her if it’s active. When Blake is trained how to fight, this ability extends to masking her aura like that of trees, if she’s near them.

Yang [Outfit] (still need to draw her weapons =A=)

  • is a Wandering Fighter who’s trying to surpass her (retired) Dad’s fame and title 
    • Yang’s nickname is “The Burning Phoenix” because all Wandering fighters have cheesy nicknames (Yes, they have to be cheesy because Wandering Fighters are entertainers, in a way)
    • Raven didn’t “Leave” the family like she did in canon, but she’s actually a Faunus vigilante who goes out freeing Faunus slaves from their their shitty owners, and teaches them how to fight. (WHY YES, that is VERY relevant to what I just mentioned about Blake)
      • Yang actually sees her mom at her matches sometimes, if their location coincides with where Raven does a raid.
  • Passive Ability: Phoenix Flight - (not actually flight) Yang is able to float and maneuver around as if she were as light as a feather. The warmer and/or more humid the climate, the higher she’s able to float.

Pyrrha [Outfit Concept Sketch]

  • is from an amazonian city/society/community that’s outside of the Four “main” territories!
    • This society helped with the Feudal Revolution decades prior to the events of the current story
    • The hilarious thing about Pyrrha is that while she’s still AMAZINGLY SKILLED as a fighter, and her semblance is still polarity
    • Remnant in this AU largely relies on symbiotic trees that have an aura (which are VERY prevalent in the AU)
    • So a lot of society in the territories doesn’t rely on metal for things, including technology and infrastructure!
    • So Pyrrha is pretty out of her element during the current events of the AU.
    • Jaune helps show her the “simpler things” about the four territories during peacetime, and is kind of like her dorky tour guide.

Penny [Concept Art pending!]

  • in the AU actually has a really bad respiratory condition
    • It was common for her and Ruby to visit each other, because they knew each other
    • Penny actually “dies” from her respiratory condition and Ruby’s notified about her funeral and everything and it’s really sad
    • BUT because of the symbiotic nature of the aura trees in Remnant, and because of the place Penny is buried, she actually is resurrected with artificially constructed lungs
    • Again, because certain things aren’t common knowledge in the AU, NO ONE KNOWS HOW THIS LITTLE GIRL CAME BACK FROM DEATH, so it’s pretty regarded as a miracle
    • ALSO as a result of her “resurrection” she has a patch of Bark that’s permanently infused to her back, which can summon weapons that are similar to her canon swords
    • Also after her resurrection, Penny can “talk to trees” in a way
    • Ciel was her caretaker during the AU, but since Penny doesn’t have Death Asthma anymore, she isn’t used to not worrying about her every other minute of the day, and is trying to learn how to wind down.

anonymous asked:

son of Poseidon Luke seeing you for the first time and being all smitten and shy then realizing that you're Roman so he can't like you but you like him too but you both "hide" your feelings (aka super obvious to everyone except to each other) until he kisses you after winning capture the flag as a victory kiss and everything stops and UGHHHH PLS WRITE THIS

But think about it like that

You are in Camp Half Blood for a couple of negotiations after the huge war against the titans in which the Greeks and Romans were allies, and you are there to create new rules when it comes to the relationship now. The bond between Romans and Greeks was always a bad one, and a lot semi gods agree that it needs to change. But that doesn’t mean that all of the semi gods agree with that or trust you suddenly.

But at first Luke thinks that you are only a new Greek semi god and came to live with them when he sees you the first time talking to Chiron. You also notice him, how can you not? The tall blonde just seems to avert a lot of people’s gazes to himself.

Luke comes over to you while you are still talking Chiron, and Chiron trusts Luke a lot, so he tells him to show you around and make you feel comfortable, which Luke immediately does with a shy smile. You try concentrate on Luke’s words and the stories he has to tell you about the gods and houses while he is showing you around but the fact that you can see his muscly arms and part of his muscly back, glistening with sweat, due to him only wearing a tank top is distracting you a little.

And when he says something along the lines of. “Don’t worry, your mum or dad will definitely accept you in the upcoming days, it can last a little because of the war.” because he doesn’t want you to worry, you laugh and respond casually. “I know who my dad is.”

So Luke halts and turns around, hoping that you are not his sister. “Yeah? Who is it?”


The smile on Luke’s face disappears, and you automatically take a step back, the first question that crosses your mind is if he will attack you.

“Is something wrong with that?” you ask and Luke shakes his head immediately. How is he supposed to tell you that he can imagine himself with you and that he wanted to ask you out to celebration bonfire after capture the flag in two days when there is the possibility that you won’t like him because of who he is.

He says that he should continue showing you around and tells you about the remaining gods and houses. The hostility doesn’t go unnoticed by you, your heart sinking a little.

You two end up at the main building where Chiron is waiting for you and as you want to thank Luke you can feel everyones gazes on you, and turn around to look at all the camp members who are waiting to happen something between you two. Luke bids his goodbye and leaves and you only enter the building after you can’t see Luke anymore.

From now on Luke only wants to ignore you because he knows how both camps think about each other, but that plans seems to be failing when Chiron asks him again if he could show you through the training programme the next day, which he gladly accepts. He is happy that he can spend some time with you.

Luke shows you around, ending at the close combat training with swords, and cheekily asks you if you could fight the son of Poseidon. Smilingly, you accept his offer, and of course a small group of campers build around you to watch but you don’t pay any attention to them.

The fight starts rather playfully, none of you fighting with real ambition because neither of you wants to hurt the other.

“What am I gonna get if I win?” Luke asks as he dodges an attack of yours.

“Aren’t you thinking too far ahead, son of Poseidon? I’m a daughter of Mars. I don’t lose,” you respond and you know those are big words but judging by the playful smirk on Luke’s face he knows it’s not meant seriously.

The fight goes on and in under two minutes you have pinned Luke to the ground, smirking at him, when suddenly one of the other campers shouts. “Why don’t you fight against an enemy that doesn’t go soft on you?”

Luke can only mumble a quiet “son of Ares” to you before you agree without a thought to it. It is horror for Luke to just stand there quietly and watch as that boy attacks you without mercy and even makes you bleed, even after he sees that you are winning, which you do in the end. Luke is quick to pull you away from the field, ordering other two campers to show you how Greeks fight before someone else can ask you for a fight or that boy for a revanche.

You are watching the two campers fight when you suddenly feel a soft touch at your hand and you see that Luke is leading some water up your arm that heals your wound.

“Wow,” you whisper, looking into Luke’s eyes.

“I can do a lot more,” he says with a wink, before he turns away embarrassed about where that came from.

Luke sits with you during lunch and dinner.

On the day of capture the flag you are told to stay close to Luke, being in his team, because everyone sees the suspicious looks you get. The two of you are more than happy about that.

“Whoever gets the flag first, Hemmings,” you say.

“What do I get when I win?”

If you win, and that is not that much of a hard decision, is it?”

You wink, and when the start of the game is announced you follow Luke because that is your best strategy so far until you know where the flag is.

It takes Luke some time to find out where the flag might be and even then you two have to fight against many enemies, of which some only attack you and Luke intervenes. And then the two of you are seperated and without Luke on your side you know you have to be sneaky and avoid as many fights as possible. 

You see the flag first, on the other side of the river, but what you haven’t expected is the group of campers that are protecting the flag. With ten of them, you probably couldn’t even win with Luke on your side but of course you try. The fight abruptly ends when three of them have backed you down to a tree and you see Luke approaching you with the flag in his hand. Not caring about the group of campers that are watching you, he lets the flag fall next to your feet and cups your cheeks with his hands, leaning his forehead against yours. 

“I realized something,” he mumbles. 

You lean into his touch, putting your hands on his wrists. “Yeah?” 

“You’re totally worth it.” 

And then his lips are on yours in a heated kiss, his nose bumping against yours and it’s an awkward mess but you still enjoy it. When you hear some wolf whistles Luke pulls back and looks at his friends who are cheering him on. He shakes his head, looking at you again, and the second kiss is slower and sweeter. 

Lets just say you two always had something to look forward when the two camps were visiting each other or going on the same missions.

Well thanks for that anon. It was a lot fun.

anonymous asked:

Why is it that Persia isn't considered "classical?" Only Roman and Greek?

Persia is sometimes studied in Classical Studies programs, along with Egypt, but for the most part Roman and Greek cultures are. This comes from a long history in which they were the main focus of study, coming from the Medieval tradition. 

It isn’t a matter of the quality of Greek and Roman studies, nor of some kind of bigotry not allowing Persia or Egypt into the curriculum. Rather, this exclusion stems from a long tradition in which these two civilizations were the basis of a Classical education, and in the unwillingness of many university programs to part with this tradition (along with a lack of funding for new classes and programs or a plethora of professors trained in these traditions to warrant a major overhaul at this time). 

In the future, there may be more inclusive Classical programs across the board, in which the Persian Wars are studied through the eyes of both the Persians and the Greeks, in which Hellenistic and Romanized Egypt are considered with the understanding of the culture from which they grew, but right now, many Classical programs are underfunded and unable to change on their own, and those who do have the funds and the power see no reason to diversify. I do not agree with this choice, but I do understand why these programs work the way that they do, and how difficult it can be to find the funds to hire a single adjunct professor, much less add on classes for one when the program cannot afford to give professors who have been working for many years in established courses actual jobs.

I hope that this answers your question, and if you have any more, feel free to ask!

It’s Done! Mission Accomplished!

You know how Felicity tells Barry “never meet your heroes”… Well, sometimes it works out pretty well, and you become better for it.

In the past 9 days, I have had the most exhausting and most exhilarating experience in my life as a fangirl. I have had the honor and privilege of being the editor for @jbuffyangel‘s amazing, amazing novel-length Arrow fanfic, Once and Forever Queen.  

I’m in the Arrow fandom today because of Jen. I stumbled upon her meta “When did Oliver Fall in Love with Felicity?” within days of me watching the ending of Season 2 right about a year ago. I was so impressed with her analysis, I had to show my husband and several friends. I loved her insights and style of writing. Before long, I found myself checking back on Jen’s blog to see what else she had written lately. Over time, I signed up for Tumblr and Twitter too.

Jen doesn’t write fan fiction very often. She usually uses her brilliant writing skills on reviews, metas and theories (choo, choo!). When she does take the time to write fan fiction, however, her stories are action-packed, emotional and intricate. Her season-3 winter-hiatus story, The Ring, is what got me reading fan fiction in the first place. Before then, I never imagined that something that a fan created could be so good… so much like the show. Boy, was I wrong!

Thanks to Jen’s blog, I discovered Lou, @louiseblue1. Lou’s humor just won me over instantly. When I learned that Lou wrote fan fiction too, I was curious. I devoured her stories. I found myself hoping for red lights so I could read a few more sentences while I was doing the mom-taxi thing. I loved, loved, loved her stories (still do!), but I kept finding little ways they could be improved… like a diamond that needed polishing. I’ve done a bit of work editing in the past, mostly in college and helping family members in grad school.  So I thought, what the hey? I’ll check to see if Lou would like someone to polish her great stories. To my surprise, she was thrilled with the idea. Thanks Lou!!! Not only have I gotten great experience with working on Lou’s stories, I now consider her a dear friend… my Aussie penpal. Thanks to her, I’ve developed an appreciation for llamas, and I’ve gotten good at calculating the time difference between us to see if she might be awake! 

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When I saw that Jen was going to be working on a new story this hiatus, I wondered if there would ever be a way that I could help her on it. I asked Lou to recommend me to Jen and she did!  THANKS LOU!!!  Jen loved the idea too. AMAZING! Unlike Lou, Jen wanted to have everything completed on her story before passing it over to me to polish. That’s completely understandable. She wanted to make sure all the intricate pieces worked together. We both knew we wanted to have the story done before the Season 4 premiere of Arrow. Neither one of us, however, had any idea how big this project would be when we agreed to it. When she passed it over to me nine days ago, I knew it was big, but I was seriously clueless how long it would take. 

I now know that I can do about 12-15 pages a day for a well-written document that is single-spaced in 12-point Times New Roman… if I want to have a life. If I’m willing to put everything else on hold, I can do about 20-25 pages a day. That’s very, very good information for me to know for the future, especially if I want to be paid to edit one of these days. I’m hopeful that I’ll get faster in time, but that’s where I stand now.

I am a bit worried that we’ve left some errors in place. After all, we edited an entire 70,850-word novel in 9 days. Most sections I’ve only read through one time. I’ll probably go back and re-read the whole thing in the coming weeks just to be sure we didn’t leave any typos or extra spaces. If you see one, feel free to message me. 

Jen was very, very patient with me, and our schedules meshed pretty well. I know my favorite part of working on this was our late-night sessions. The rest of the family was asleep. I was sitting up in bed in a dark room. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we could both be logged into the document at the same time. I could see her changes and she could see mine. We could instantly comment and collaborate on a section. I’d show her an area that needed tweaking, offer a suggestion on how to do it and she’d find a way that would make it 10 times better. We both made each other laugh… a lot!  It was magic.  

Thanks Jen… for sharing your brilliant writing with me, for giving me this amazing experience and for developing our new friendship. Yeah, this project was hard, but completely worth it. I’m a better editor because of it… and my hero turned into my friend. 

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