okay the thing i want to know is this: what does Anti want? i know Darkiplier wants to manipulate people, to have them under his control. knowing what a character wants is the foundation of it all. so what does Anti want? does he want to kill people? does he want attention? does he want to kill Jack? WHAT DOES HE WANT???
Draco still can’t believe his luck. He doesn’t know what he did to deserve this. In fact, considering everything he’s done in the past, he doesn’t deserve any of this. Yet, here he is, three years after the war, happy and content. At least theoretically.
Like most nights, Draco clutches his blanket and stares at the ceiling. Sleeping has been difficult. Not because of the nightmares. They’re not completely gone, but it’s much better now. No, it’s because his chest won’t stop hurting.
He slowly turns his head to gaze at the sleeping man beside him. Draco flinches as his heart gives another painful squeeze. He stretches out his hand and carefully buries it in the mop of black curls, relishing the softness. Harry makes a pleased sound in his sleep and his lips curl up ever so slightly. Draco presses his own lips into a tight line.
Sometimes he feels like his heart is going to burst from all the happiness he feels. It’s like his body can’t cope with it, because it doesn’t know how. He’s never felt like this before. But most importantly, he doesn’t deserve this beautiful and kind man, sleeping next to him.
He still doesn’t understand what made Harry want to go out with him. He even initiated it. And now they’re living together. Draco still has a hard time showing his feelings. How can he be open about it, when he’s so conflicted and doesn’t even know what to feel most of the time? It’s hard to just accept the happiness and the way Harry seems to love him so freely.
Draco thought about ending it numerous times. Harry could do so much better than him. Not that he would ever admit that out loud, but it’s true, Draco thinks sadly. But he is far too selfish to give up on Harry.
When Draco brushes his fingers against Harry’s cheek, the other man stirs and knits his brows together.
“Can’t sleep?” he mumbles without opening his eyes.
Draco smiles at him.
“It’s okay,” he whispers. “Sorry for waking you.”
Harry takes Draco’s hand and interlaces their fingers. He scoots over to him and buries his face in the crook of Draco’s neck. He inhales deeply and lets out a contented sigh.
Draco feels that familiar squeeze in his chest again. He wraps his arm around Harry and plants a kiss on his hair. In this moment, he vows something to himself. Not a day will go by without him trying to make this beautiful man in his arms as happy as possible. He will do everything in his power to show Harry how grateful he is that Harry chose him, for loving him, for making him want to be a better man. But how?
On the outside, he’s still as haughty and snarky as ever, but his friends keep telling him he’s changed. For the better.
He apologised to Granger and Weasley, but he knows he can do better and he’s determined to do so. Not only for Harry’s sake, but also his own.
And that’s when Draco realises, the only way he can make his boyfriend truly happy, is by being happy himself.
It won’t be easy. He can’t just stop feeling guilty and undeserving. But he hopes he will get there someday. He can’t erase what happened in the past, but what happens in the future, that is up to him. He’s grateful he even got the chance at having a future, let alone with Harry.
So yes, Draco thinks again, he will do everything he can to make Harry happy. And that, apparently, starts with him admitting he is truly happy himself.
Sugar has confirmed that the gems we know as fusions have single-gem equivalents on Homeworld...
And you know what?
THAT MAKES THE FUSIONS 10X MORE INTERESTING TO ME.
Smoky Quartz - A homeworld version of Smoky would look nothing like the one we know. Steven looks like a human (duh), and Amethyst is defective. So a Homeworld version? The only thing in common would be the color, probably. A regular Rose Quartz and Amethyst would make a giant, beefy powerhouse… not the round, cute, (somewhat) short and fun-loving Smoky we know.
Opal - Again, Amethyst is defective. So, right off the bat, you loose a lot of the size and shape that a “normal” Amethyst has. Pearl? I sincerely doubt Pearls are even allowed to fuse on Homeworld.
Garnet - Two gems from different classes fusing together is a big homeworld NO-NO, so a Homeworld Garnet would, again, look nothing like the one we know.
So basically, no matter what fusion you take, they’re all incredibly unique compared to their Homeworld counterparts… because each Crystal Gem is incredibly unique compared to the rest of Homeworld.
Also, this means your OCs are canon until proven otherwise. lolz
for some reason stuff you do matters more. for some reason when you looked at me like i mattered, i felt real. i would do anything to get you to smile. when you tell me you like any part of who i am, i feel it in every kiss of my nerves.
What’s more lovely than the sight of a new day? If you ever wake up feeling mentally yucky, try these little things to help ease your mind. The plus? You don’t even have to leave your bed!
☁️ When your eyes have fluttered open, begin your day by just paying extra attention to your breathing. Don’t check your phone first thing - Instead, take as many deep breaths as you like while you lay in your comfy bed. Stretch. Your legs, your arms… Your whole body. You know those extra-big yawns than come with a full-body stretch, the ones that just feel heavenly? Do one of those!
☁️ Take notice of how soft the sheets feel on your toes, how warm and encompassing your comforter is. Try to carry this warm and fuzzy feeling with you throughout the day. Becoming more aware of simple little things will help you take notice of them more often.
☁️ Consider making a small, personal scent-bag to place underneath your pillow. This can be filled with any herb that smells wonderful to you - mine contains lavender and a rose quartz stone to promote sweet dreams. Yours can have anything you like! (Rosemary, Chamomile, Mint - even go as far as to spritz it once or twice with a favorite perfume for extra scented loveliness). When you wake in the morning, gently rub your scent bag between your fingers. Try repeating a positive mantra to yourself in your head(or out loud) during this slow, rhythmic, back-and-forth motion.
☁️ Keep a favorite candle near your bed to light first thing in the morning! It could simply be a favorite scent, or be a color that represents what you would like more of in life - green for financial matters, blue for a more relaxed lifestyle, red for passion and romance. Say a small thanks or silently set your intention for the day while lighting it.
I hope you give these little things a try! Once it’s time to roll out of bed, treat yourself to a morning cup of tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, and drink it near the window. Breathe in the soft, chilled air, and remind yourself that the day is just as fresh as this air is. ♡