Sooo how would hugging Felix go? Let's say this is before he betrayed everyone.
its like when you go to pet a cat and it just bends the laws of physics to avoid you
yeah like that part in season 12 where they have to beat felix??? caboose was actually just trying to hug him the whole time im p sure
i legit tried to draw an actual hug but it kept not working. which makes sense because if caboose had successfully hugged felix he would have had his heart grow three times its size and admitted to his sins and cried a lot like a big baby and that would have changed the entire premise of seasons 12-13
Summary: After a patient urgently pleads you to go and help a friend of his, you naively agree to it. Little did you know, that you would get more than what you agreed to, when he leads you to a brothel, to help a dangerous prostitute named Jeon Jungkook.
Pairing: Jungkook x Reader (ft. Jin, but not romantically)
Genre: Smut (M), angst, mafia!au, prostitution!au
A/N:This is a dark and filthy story! Graphic descriptions of sex (masturbating, etc), heavy dom/sub undertones, drug use, vulgar language use……(alot of smut comes in later) This is a mature read! You have been warned!
The bright sunlight behind the curtains, stirs you awake
from your deep sleep. There’s a faint smile stretched upon your lips, as you
feel as if you’ve had one of the best naps in the longest of times. Your eyes
are still closed shut as you try to flex your stiff muscles; only you can’t.
As soon as you tried to lift your arms, you hit something
very hard and muscular. Huh? That’s
weird. You can also feel that your legs are entangled, and something
wrapped around your waist.
You didn’t mind the feeling, as you were still too tired to
process things, and because it brought great warmth, but then you heard it; a
faint grunt. Your eyes instantly shoot open, and you blush hard when you
realize you’re wrapped up into Jungkook.
His face is mere centimeters away from yours, and his eyes
are still closed shut, indicating he’s still asleep. You can feel his hot
breath, gently tickling your red face, as his hair is all over. You peer
downwards and see that his left arm is securely wrapped around your waist, as
both of you were laying down on your sides. His long, thick legs were clumsily
tangled with yours, and you were finding it hard to breathe since you were so
close to him.
||| Anon asked:
if you do smut can you make one about how jackson of got7 and jhope of bts have a crush on you and want you to choose one to date but you cant so they help you decide |||
Hoseok x Reader x Jackson
Genre: Smut, fluff
Word count: 1,739
You have known both of them since high school and somehow
managed to stay friends for a long time. But lately something has been going on
between them, they wouldn’t stay in the same room as the other and Hoseok
became really clingy and protective while Jackson tried to keep you all to
himself. Their behaviour and constant nagging started to really annoy you so
you decided to ignore them for a few days till they stop acting like children.
What you didn’t expect was to see them fighting outside your college. When you
walked out you saw a huge crowd and heard people screaming and cheering, you
decide to check out what was happening as well. When you approached the circle
people have made and saw that the ones who were fighting were no other than
Hoseok and Jackson you became so angry.
“What do you think you are doing? Especially here at all
When they heard you shouting they immediately stopped and
looked up to meet your gaze.
“I, we-“ Hoseok began.
“He was actually the one who started this.” Jackson
“I was not you fuck-“
“I don’t want to hear your excuses.” you said grabbing their
hands. “Come with me.”
You dragged them to your apartment and despite their
protests made them sit on the couch.
“So I not talk to you for a day and you come fighting in my
college.” you stated searching for the med kit. “What were you thinking?”
They were silent. You grabbed the kit and crouched in front
“This is going to sting.” you told him pressing a cotton pad
with disinfectant on his face.
“Aish. I don’t need this.”
“Yes you do. You both look horrible.” you said glancing
between them. “What’s up with you lately?”
They didn’t answer this question either. When you were all
done with Hoseok you came up to Jackson. You were about to clean up his face
when he grabbed your hand.
“What?” you asked.
“We need to talk to you about something.”
“Yes we, as in me and Hoseok.”
“Okay.” you said putting the med kit down. “Then talk.”
You saw how Jackson looked at Hoseok and then back at you.
“Lately-“ Jackson began.
“I think I’m in love with you.” Hoseok interrupted.
“You heard me.”
“Is this some kind of joke?” you looked at Jackson for some
reassurance but found none.
“And that’s the thing we wanted to talk to you about,
because you see, oh fuck this is awkward, I think I like you too.”
“Are you being serious right now?” you asked trying not to
laugh. “I need something to drink.”
You went to the kitchen and could feel how their eyes
followed. If they are telling the truth than all of that strange behaviour was
because of you. No, no, no. They can’t have these types of feeling you have
been friends for too long. You searched your bar and took the bottle with the
highest percentage. After drinking a few shots you looked up and saw Jackson.
“Maybe you should slow down on this.” he said trying to take
the bottle from you.
“How about no.” you stated pouring another shot.
“Look, Y/N, the thing we wanted to talk to you about was
that we would like you to choose.” Hoseok explained walking into the kitchen.
“Neither.” you said taking another shot.
“Come on don’t be like that, we know you must also feel
You tried to glare at him but deep down you knew he was
telling the truth.
“I’m sorry, I just can’t.” you said raising another shot to
your mouth. This time however you were stopped.
“What if we help you decide?” Jackson asked.
You were about to ask what does he mean when Hoseok suddenly
picked you up and threw you over his shoulder.
“What do you think you’re doing?” you protested.
“Helping you decide.” he replied.
“As you wish.” he said throwing you onto the bed.
You wanted to know what they came up with but before you
could realize Hoseok pulled you up and kissed you. His lips were soft and warm
but you two were interrupted by Jackson walking in.
“Whoa, whoa not so fast cowboy!” he said pulling Hoseok off
To say that you were shocked was an understatement and maybe
it was the alcohol but you were completely lost as to what is going on.
“Could you two finally explain?”
“We make you feel good and the one who does it better get’s
to keep you.”
You just looked at them in disbelief. Are they really
suggesting you have sex with them. But you were already considering it. You bit
down on your lip. Yes, you have known them for a long time and yes, both of
them are extremely attractive. After a moment of silence you decided.
“Okay.” you said.
“Really?” they couldn’t believe you.
You stood up and went to the closet to get undressed.
“Let us help you with that.” Jackson said pushing you down
on the bed again. His strong hands quickly removed your shirt and your jeans
and to their delight you were only in your lingerie.
“So how do we do this?” Jackson asked Hoseok.
“Both? Yeah, I think both is good.” he replied taking his
shirt off, exposing his muscular chest which you couldn’t help but feel.
“Like what you see?” he smirked.
You noticed how Hoseok pulled lube out of nowhere.
“Wait a second, I didn’t agree to this.”
“Oh I think you did.” this time it was Hoseok who slipped
off your panties and took your bra.
“Look at that!” he whistled and your cheeks started to burn.
“Let’s get you ready.” he said pouring lube over his
He massaged around your other entrance and slowly put a
finger in to which you flinched.
“Careful.” Jackson said.
“I know what I’m doing, she’s just so tight. Have you never
been fucked this way before?” to which you nodded.
“How exciting! There is always first time for everything.”
he cooed starting to finger you.
You looked to the side and called Jackson over. You
commanded him to take of his pants and then slowly pulled down his boxers to
reveal his erection.
“I don’t want you to feel lonely.” you breathed pressing
your lips at the tip. You started kissing his erection up and down until
finally taking him in. You swirled you tongue around it making him cry out.
“Oh shit, Y/N. Don’t stop.”
You could feel Hoseok pouring more lube and sliding a second
finger in which made you gasp. Trying to focus back on Jackson you decide to use
both your hands and your mouth. You could hear your hole beginning to make
sloppy sounds to which Hoseok put his third finger in. You moaned and stopped
for a second to get some air. When you began sucking him off again you heard
how Jackson’s breathing became uneven.
“Oh fuck. I’m coming!” Jackson cried out. You decided to
swallow so you could feel what he tastes like. Jackson came down to your eye
level and kissed you passionately and deeply before crashing onto the bed.
You fell down besides him and as you did you felt how Hoseok
pulled the fingers out and tugged you closer to him.
“Now it’s finally my turn.” he said taking his dick out and
making sure to lube it.
He positioned himself and slowly pushed himself in. You put
your arms around his neck and started to leave small kisses along it. He looked
at you and bit down on your bottom lip. Hoseok was starting to set a pace and
you couldn’t help but moan.
“Gosh, you’re so sexy.” he breathed out and kissed you
You were panting heavily when all of a sudden Hoseok stopped
and pulled out.
“Agh, no don’t stop.” you pleaded.
“You look so cute when you’re begging.” Jackson said taking
you into his arms and making you sit on him. “You see, I also want a piece of
you and I’m pretty sure you’re already wet down here.” he said caressing your
You didn’t expect for his touch to feel this good so you
fell over him. He kissed softly and lifted you up, above his dick.
“Do you need help with that?” you quickly realize what he
was asking for and positioned his erection for a smooth entry. You couldn’t
wait any longer and just sank down his cock. Jackson groaned. He didn’t expect
you to be this fast. He put his hands on your ass and pushed you down deeper
which made you gasp. He started rocking his hips and pressed your foreheads
together to keep eye contact.
At this point Hoseok came for you again from behind. He
slammed hard into you which made you cry out of pleasure and dig your nails
into Jacksons shoulders.
Both of them managed to synchronize their pace which made
you a moaning mess. Jackson bit down on your neck and sucked hard which left
you a big purple hickey.
“Jackson.” you stuttered. “Don’t.”
“I have to mark you as mine.” he replied leaving more
“That’s not fair. Then I should leave one as well.” Hoseok
husked. Leaving marks on your shoulder from behind.
You could feel electricity going through your whole body as
your orgasm approached. Hoseok began pounding his hips quicker and harder till
you could feel him fill you up from behind.
“Agh fuck!” he groaned pulling out and falling over onto the
bed. Jackson used this opportunity to roll you over and finish everything him
being on top.
You both began panting heavily as Jackson thrust into you
for the last time.
“Oh God.” Jackson grunted trying not to fall on top of you.
You could feel the Earth stop spinning as everything
dissolved into pleasure. Jackson pulled out and fell down on the bed on the
All three of you were breathing shakily. You couldn’t
believe what just happened.
“So… Which one?” Hoseok asked.
“Well you both fucked me at the same time, so I guess we
will have to decide another time.” you replied pulling a blanket over the three
“Gosh, both of you always make me so tired.” you said
snuggling into Hoseok’s neck as Jackson hugged you from behind.
A/N: I don’t usually post smut cuz I believe I need to improve my smut writing skills but since this was requested… 🙈 Anyhow, feel free to request more scenarios, reactions, etc. I keep up with a lot of groups, both male and female!! 😄
Main ship is Niall/Zayn/Harry that leads to an ot5 relationship. Rated M, mostly for language and a few not-that-explicit-imo fooling around schmexy scenes. No ao3 warnings apply.
Other details include: Some friends to lovers, some slow-ish burn, instances of bad communication, lack of communication too (yikes), jealousy (yikes, soz), failing at pub trivia quizzes, fooling around in bathrooms, there’s an ace character, dressing up as the Mystery Gang, too much procrastination, too much coffee, too many interruptions, but just enough love.
At some point over the years, Holmes Chapel had stopped being home.
It was now an escape.
An escape from work. An escape from stress. An escape from my own feelings. It
had stopped being a little village I loved and become a mere resemblance of utter
escapism. Holmes Chapel was a place I felt like I could hide, become a child
again. I could forget my responsibilities and my heartache, and I could sip a
freshly made cup of tea that I hadn’t even
had to prepare myself. I could forget everything, if only Susan bloody Lambert wasn’t gazing across the table to me in
the sorry way she was.
Pairing: Reader x Bucky Word Count: 1.5K Warnings: Swearing, physical fighting
A/N: So I decided to do a part 2 (there will be 3 4 parts all up) of Dirty Laundry because of the great feedback! (I’m so glad you guys enjoyed it! I hope you guys like this one too!) (Also, this is my 200th post on this blog!)
Y/L/N: Your Last Name Y/E/C: Your Eye Colour
This part pretty much starts off where the first one left off.
“Ugh, come on Nat, answer!” you yell at your laptop screen. You usually didn’t bother your team mates while they were out on a mission, but they weren’t due to return for another week and you desperately needed advice from Natasha. You were about to give up when Skype finally connected. Nat’s face appeared on your screen, “Oh thank god! I’ve been trying you for the last 3 hours, Nat!”
“Yeah I know, Y/N, I’ve been a little busy,” only then did you notice how exhausted she looked, “we only just got back from a 22 hour stake out, what do you want?” she was becoming irritated, “I was just about to sleep an-”
“Okay, I’m sorry, but I really really need advice!” you continued before she could question you more, “Something kind of happened with Bucky, just before-”
“Oh. My. God! I knew it!” she cut you off and all irritation she had melted away as her face lit up, “remind me to get 50 bucks off Clint when I’m back,” she giggled.
“Oh, Clint and I had a bet going that Bucky would make a move,” she paused, thinking that explanation would clear up any confusion,
“What? You guys knew something would happen? I never told you I have a crush on him!” her face lit up once again and she looked delighted.
“Ha! Yes! Now Tony owes me 50 bucks. You are making me a lot of money today, Y/N,”
You shook your head, you were getting side tracked, “Okay whatever, I really need advice though!”
“Okay, tell me everything that happened, exactly how it happened,” she wiggled in her chair, getting comfortable. You launched into your story, telling her all about how he had pinned you against a wall and then stripped naked, and how you couldn’t think of what to do, so you just ran away.
“…so now I don’t know what to do! I’ve been hiding in my room ever since, but we have to train together in ten minutes! Nat, you have to help me!”
I rolled over lazily to see a figure laid beside me, my vision was sleeping and my head was sore. I adjusted and saw it was Sam. My initial thought was confusion but then memories from the night before came flooding back like an over following dam, the pizza, the movies, the wine… the kiss. I replayed the night in my head not too sure wether he was just drunk or honest, he assured me at the time he wasn’t but I couldn’t just assume everything out of his mouth was true after 6 glasses of wine. I heard movement so I decided to roll back over and pretend I was sleeping, as the movement came to an end I felt two arms pull me into an embrace, it was warm and inviting but before I could fall back asleep I heard a panicked whisper.
“Oh god what happened last night.” He whispered to himself before trying to slowing move his arms from my body. I smiled and rolled over being greeted by a shocked sam.
“Good morning sammy!” I chirped and his face washed over with a look of relief. He smiled and ruffled his hair.
“Thank god it’s you! So uh… what happened?” He laughed raising an eyebrow, I blushed. I thought over about telling him what had happened, he patiently waited for my reply, chuckling at the situation we were in. I chose to tell him the truth as I was tired of hiding my feelings.
“Well last night we had wine and you told me how you felt about me. I asked you if you were joking and you kissed me…” I trailed off looking down at the floor. Sam’s cheeks went bright red, he stayed silent probably regretting everything he said. I frowned at his silence, I was kinda hoping for a better reaction. He cleared his throat and put his finger under my chin to lift my head up causing me to stare directly into his eyes.
“I don’t know what I said but I probably meant it cause I do like you… I think. What did you say when I told you cause I can’t remember?” He was flinching like I was about to hit him, did he not realised I liked him? I smiled and his expression softened at the positive reaction. I stayed quiet, repaying the feeling he gave me earlier.
“I don’t think I really replied but… I kissed you back because I do really like you too. I just thought maybe you didn’t like me in that way. I thought I was a drunken mistake” I don’t know why the thought of that hurt me so much but as if he could feel me hurt, he pulled me close to his chest and kissed my forehead, stroking my hair in comfort. I smiled into his warm chest, he made me feel so fuzzy.
“You weren’t a drunken mistake.” He mumbled into my hair. We lay there for a while, talking and going over last night. We made plans for tonight to go on a date, see how things go; like a test run almost. I was talking about what outfit I should wear when his phone went off. A message from his mum appeared on his phone. He read it and frowned. He looked into my eyes and I gave him a soft smile. He repeated the text out loud to me.
“Hiya Sam. Could you come round for your tea at 7, Tom’s coming over so we thought we’d get the whole family together. See you later love :) xxxx”
I smiled and told him it was ok, he didn’t have to give up a family meal for me. He zoned out for a moment, thinking. I watched over him taking in every freckle, ever line. A stray eyelash had fallen onto his cheek I brushed away and he laughed.
“Come with me?” I knitted me eyebrows together in confusion before realising what he meant. He looked so hopeful whereas my face was white from fear. Meeting his family sounded terrifying. He held my hands in his hoping for an answer, so I took a breath and nodded my head. He smiled wide and kissed me, this was our second kiss and it was 100 times better than the first, now he was sober. Our small make out session soon lead to something else but I’m not gonna go into details.
It was almost 7, I threw on my ankle boots and my black scarf over a maroon coloured, woolly jumper and some black jeans. I wanted to look my best for Sam’s family cause after all first impressions count. He wondered into my room and hugged me from behind placing a small kiss onto my neck. He scanned me up and down then twirled me round.
“Gorgeous as usual ” he whispered into my ear. I smiled as heat grew in my cheeks causing me to almost look the same colour as my jumper. Sam had just bought clothes to wear from the shop over the road and he always looked good wether he tried or not. We both realised it was time to leave and headed out the door. The autumn weather had started to turn into winter, I frowned at the lack of bright leaves on the evergrowing trees. Sam slipped his hand into mine and squeezed, I looked towards him and saw he was holding a conker. I took it out of his hand and smiled as I threw it at a tree and watched it smash into a thousand pieces. Sam burst out laughing and I did a little bow for my perfect performance, there was nothing more satisfying than cracking a Conker. We arrived at the front door and sam walked straight in, he was greeted by his mum and a dog. After hugging him she was then aware of another presence, she gave Sam an eyebrow raise and introduced herself to me and of course the dog, Tessa. We walked through the house and Sam’s mum walked into the kitchen.
“Sam’s here and he’s brought a friend so everyone this is y/n. Y/n this is dom, Sam’s dad. That’s paddy, Harry and Tom” I smiled and waved at each one, the boys giggled under there breath and nudged eachother. Tom smiled and pulled out a seat next to him to sit in. Sam sat on the other side and engaged in conversation with his dad, Dom. I sat playing with the ring on my finger, to say I was panicking was an under statement. I felt a hand on my leg and looked down but surprised as it wasn’t Sam’s. I worriedly look over to see Tom. He muttered a concerned
“Are you ok?” And I smiled with a small nod.
“You know we aren’t gonna Bite, a friend of Sam’s is always welcome here.” He whispered, This made me feel a lot better. He seemed like a nice boy and the rest of the family seemed very welcoming too.
“Thank you, I know just first impressions count and all that” I rolled my eyes and tom attempted not to laugh. He nodded his head and smiled. He removed his hand and sat up straight, helping paddy with a game on his phone. Sam’s hand rested on mine and he Gave a light squeez whilst continuing to talk to his father. Sam’s mum walked through with plates and started serving everyone at the table, once everyone got we started eating and it was delicious. A chorus of compliments sang to the chef herself and she thanked everyone for their kinds words. While eating dinner she looked over to me and smiled.
“Is it ok y/n?” She just wanted me to feel welcome and join in on conversation. I swallowed the remaining food in my mouth and nodded lightly while wiping my mouth on some paper towels.
“It’s amazing, you really know how to cook” I looked around to see everyone “mmm” in agreement. She looked over to sam, placed a hand on his and nodded then mouthed a thank you to me. Sam immediately put his arm round me in a proud manner, the boys whispered on the otherside. Once finished I picked up some plates and brought them through to the kitchen for sam’s mum. She was delighted to see my help and thanked me for the second time night. We discussed what was going on with me and sam while washing dishes, obviously leaving out the wine part. Once finished she wiped her hands and proceeded to put them away.
“It’s nice to have a girl helping around the house” she winked, my heart aw’d at this comment as I didn’t have the best relationship with my mother. I picked up some plates and began to stack them.
“Well I’m here when you need me” I walked out the kitchen and into the sitting room to see paddy playing with lego. I sat down and we both thought it would be cool to build a rocket. He was ecstatic while building, I got right into it helping him stack the blocks real high. A voice coughed which scared me half to death. Tom stood in the door way chuckling at my reaction. I rolled my eyes and continued building the rocket with paddy. Tom joined in and soon enough it was complete. Paddy jumped around in excitement and I threw my hands up. Tom shook his head at the 2 children before his eyes.
“Seems like you’ve made a good impression on mum and paddy” he pointed out. I couldn’t be more relieved to hear him say that. I nodded my head and raised my hand to high five paddy.
“Well you know what they say, first impressions count” I mocked myself using air quotes with my fingers. Tom rolled his eyes and I hit his shoulder. Sam came in and informed me it was time to leave. I grabbed my coat scarf and hugged everyone goodbye.
“Comeback soon” Sam’s mum shouted from the door, I stuck my thumb up and gave one last wave. As sam walked me home I told him about helping his mum and befriending paddy. He listened and did an occasional smile. He walked me to my flat and we went out separate ways.
When life becomes maddeningly polite, think about me. Think about me, Will. Don’t worry about me.
This is my favorite line in the entire show and I’ve never seen it talked about. We talk about what comes immediately after, but I think we need to talk about this line. Because this was the one time I cried in Wrath of the Lamb. Not going over the cliff, not ‘it’s beautiful’, it’s this. And I cried writing about this, so here we go.
When Hannibal says… Hannibal asks Will to think about him. Hannibal
wouldn’t be asking for that if he thought he was going to see Will
Hannibal lets him go.
Hannibal gives him, in the purest and most generous way he knows how, he
gives him his heart. And Hannibal FOR ONCE is not trying to fuck with
him (I mean, he is, he’s asking for Will to think of him when he feels
vulnerable, but he’s not… he’s not lying and he’s not using this to
obtain anything from Will. He hopes that if Will thinks of him, Will might one day be tempted to return. But it is a faint and fleeting hope. Hannibal accepts that this could be the end. And he doesn’t try to manipulate Will into staying).
He wants to be remembered and he
wants to be a part of Will’s life even if Will’s rejected him. This is what you do when you are so desperately in love with someone but you know you can’t have them. And you just beg to be a part of them in whatever small way you can.
I just want us all to understand the weight of what’s happening here before we talk about what happens immediately after. Because Will doesn’t even PAUSE TO THINK ABOUT IT before he shuts Hannibal down. But I’d like to give Hannibal the decency he deserves, or at least his words here, because this is borderline altruistic for him. He’s giving Will his love and letting him go. Let’s just appreciate that for a second.
Then Will ‘Empathy’ Graham SHOVES HIS HEART RIGHT BACK DOWN HIS CANNIBAL THROAT AND ASKS HIM HOW GOOD IT TASTES.
*cough* Okay, maybe not as crass as that, but we needed a tone shift here that was similar to the kick in the teeth Will delivers with his next line about out-manipulating the master of manipulation. And I’ve ranted about this before so no need to go into detail here.
But I’d like to point out something. NONE OF THAT had to happen.
If Will had left it, if Will hadn’t seized the opportunity, it could
have been this tender PERFECT moment of parting, and he could have left
with ZERO hard feelings. Like, AT PEACE. He could have accepted Hannibal’s undying love and then left him behind in the dust without even a lingering twinge of guilt. Hannibal GAVE HIM a free and honest opening for Will to continue his life without him.
But Will DOESN’T.
Will can’t leave it there. EVEN THOUGH Hannibal is giving him everything he thinks Will wants! HANNIBAL FUCKING SET HIM FREE.
And Will WON’T. TAKE IT.
So even though Will’s hurting him, Will is also saying 'I’m not done with you.’ And just… WOW WILL. WOW. YOU NEVER GET TO COMPLAIN EVER FUCKING AGAIN, OKAY? YOU CHOSE THIS, YOU NEVER GET TO DENY THAT FROM HERE ON OUT.
And… I’m not sure if Will is fully conscious of that in the moment. I’m not sure if he realizes by taking the opportunity he’s refusing to be done with Hannibal. And he’s choosing to continue their relationship. That… being with Hannibal matters to him more than his freedom. Because that’s what he does here. In a vicious, vengeful sort of way, but he chooses Hannibal. And Hannibal might even be a little bit proud that Will picks him in an act of selfish aggression, stamping all over his almost altruistic statement.
So it’s very interesting that when Will punches back, Hannibal doesn’t seem at all phased by the sting of it. And I don’t blame Will for taking the opportunity to take a swing at him, especially as Hannibal’s left the door wide open, but it says something
very interesting that after the WEIGHT of what Hannibal says, that
Hannibal’s not going to fight for him anymore, that Will won’t accept
Because after this, and really this included, Will goes on a headlong, devoted mission to jail-breaking Hannibal and basically all but agreeing to join him in this life. If Will is conscious of what he’s saying, it’s entirely possible that this is where Will is telling him ‘I’m yours’. If not… it’s even more interesting to consider that Will says it unconsciously, and yet, by the time he says “I don’t know if I can save myself… Maybe that’s just fine” he is conscious of it. And he accepts it. He accepts that he is in love with and devoted to Hannibal.