oh my freakin god


(( OOC: Guys….. GUYS…… GUUUUYYYSSSSS!!! OMFG!!! THIS IS A WORK OF ART! This has to be the best fan-film I’ve seen. The casting is wonderful, the acting is pretty-damn-on-point, and the music and GUH!!! I’m so impressed. THIS NEEDS MORE VIEWS, SPREAD THIS LIKE WILDFIRE!!! )) 


can we kind of talk about how “Shadow” and “Try My Luck” changed their presence and confidence on stage?
this is such a beautiful thing, that I think I’m going to cry.

anonymous asked:

Spoiler warning: Resending in case internet betrayed me. Phantom Thieves boys reacting to S/O who turned into a mouse. like in sh***o's Palace. but the boys remained in their human forms? Love your writing by the way.

Oh my god the mouse forms are my favorite. *A* Thank you for liking my writing and for sending this!!


  • Oh no.
  • Joker’s definitely the most placid out of the trio, and he delicately cradles S/O in his crimson leather-cover hands.
  • After inspecting them for a moment, he was able to discern that the ailment would inevitably diminish with time.
  • Although he tried with all his might to quell the urge to tease them, the light in his eyes flickered with amusement as he smugly pounced upon the opportunity, regardless of his better judgment.
  • “S/O, you look a bit… cheesy right now.”
  • Joker didn’t require them to verbalize their irritation; he could virtually feel it radiating from S/O, which only resulted in his mischievous smirk expanding further.
  • “That’s not a very mice look you’re giving me… why don’t you squeak your mind?”
  • Any punishment that S/O could dole out on him later was completely worth it when their nose and ears twitched from anger.
  • Joker abruptly elevated S/O to his face, causing them to stagger slightly. They were only a mere inch away from his half-masked face as he taunted, “What’s the matter? Cat got your tongue?”
  • His only reply was the sensation of minuscule feet plastered on his lips in a feeble attempt to silence him.
  • A hearty chuckle emitted from Joker prior to placing a kiss atop S/O’s fur-covered head.
  • “Sorry, I couldn’t help myself. I’ll stop our little game of cat-and-mouse, for now. Once you return to normal and I can kiss you properly… I’ll find the answer to my previous question.”


  • Skull is extremely conflicted as he frantically nests S/O’s ‘rattled’ body in his gloved hands; naturally, he wants to help S/O revert to their natural form, however… they’re just so cute.
  • He curiously poked and prodded at them, provoking S/O to resound an indignant squeak.
  • A faint rosy hue peppered Skull’s cheeks as he commented, “Oh my god, you’re so freakin’ cute. N-not like you weren’t before, but… ya get what I mean.”
  • S/O tilted their petite head to the side, and Skull scratched behind their ear with a leather fingertip as he chuckled, “Heh, don’t worry, spells like this only last a few minutes.”
  • The tiny mouse nodded, and Skull gently placed them on his broad shoulder so he could adjust his gloves.
  • He then playfully added, “Maybe Captain Kidd can use you to cannonball Shadows in the meantime. Whaddaya say?”
  • S/O answered him by nipping Skull’s exposed earlobe out of annoyance, provoking a carefree snicker to slip past his lips.
  • “Heh, didn’t think so. That would be pretty sweet though, huh?”
  • He pivoted his head slightly to witness S/O’s contemplative posture; they had uplifted a paw to their chin, and they seemed to be lost in thought.
  • Skull’s voice was panicked as he implored, “W-wait, you’re not actually thinkin’ of doin’ it, right?!”
  • It was S/O’s turn to giggle (or rather, squeak), and Skull exasperatedly sighed, “Even as a tiny lil’ mouse you’re still a huge brat… you’re lucky you’re so effin’ cute.”


  • Fox is at a complete loss as to what action he should take next.
  • He opts for seating himself cross-legged in front of S/O’s rodent form for the purpose of maintaining a watchful eye on them, ensuring that he doesn’t accidentally step on them or that they somehow wind up lost.
  • Fox sealed his eyelids and smiled to himself as he mused, “Well, I suppose we must paws this infiltration until you regain your human form.”
  • S/O shook their head, yet their tail betrayed their irked facade and flicked with reluctant amusement.
  • Fox uplifted a clenched cyan hand to his lips, a low chuckle escaping from them. “I apawlogize my dear, but it would be a crime to waste such an opportune moment.”
  • S/O crossed their small arms and mimicked a pout. A sudden jolt of inspiration flashed through Fox’s mind, causing him to procure a sketchpad from his thief garb.
  • “S/O, please hold that pose for me. This ailment will last temporarily, so I must capture this riveting and adorable sight before it dissipates.”
  • S/O could hardly distinguish the shape of the pencil; it had become a blur, and the mere astonishment of the spectacle was enough to freeze S/O on the spot.
  • The majority of the shock was due to the fact that Fox preferred to bide his time when he sketched; however, his sheer speed at that moment was enough to potentially ignite his sketchpad with fervent flames.
  • “How are you capable of being so beautiful in any given form? I am indeed a lucky man…” Fox muttered, more to himself than S/O.
  • S/O was so flustered by his praise that they failed to realize they had relapsed to their genuine form a while ago and admittedly, Fox was quite smug about seizing the chance to etch a bashful S/O on paper.
  • They never did find out.
Absolutely wonderful things that happened in BOM aus(tralia)

- all of it
- amazing
- it was perfect
- Arnold??? Wonderful, a true hero
- Kevin????? Amazing, he was beautiful
- Nabulungi???? The most beautiful, sweetest, kind, wholesome woman I know. Love her
- Connor???? Literally the best, he was so awesome, I love his pink suitcase almost as much as I love his dancing
- Mafala????! The best dad in the world, literally this guy is amazing, he cares so much for Nanu wow
- Poptarts????? So. Tiny. He was the smallest elder, what a guy I hope he lives a long happy life
- the other elders???? LOVE!!!! THEM!!!! They’re all so amazing and the actors put so much emotion in their portrayal I’m proud of everyone!!!
- uM “Australia, where they say G'DAY!” *auDIENCE FUCKN SCREAMS AND CHEERS*
- amazingn
- “oh no IM not having gay thoughts!!” *Mckinley: Shocked and Confused, excuse me yes u are boi* <- This had Strong Mcpricely Vibes™ it was gr8
- “A tribal woman who doesn’t wear a bra!!” *points at one of the villagers excitedly* I’m proud of u poptarts

anonymous asked:

what about the boys with children/babysitting? and then like once they get all cute, tickling the kids, babytalking or blowing raspberries on their tummies, their s/o walks in and they get flustered?

Oh…oh my gods, so cute! So freakin cute!



While you were cleaning, what you could only hope was just vegetables off the table and chair, your 3 year old cousin was sitting in, you had told Noctis, your beloved boyfriend, to assist with putting her down for a nap. As the King of Naps you figured there wasn’t many troubles they could get into.

So after scrubbing at the mushed up green bean, wait didn’t Noctis have green beans too, no he had better not contributed to this! You had finally managed to get the chair clean, only to realize that you hadn’t heard any screaming, from either party, and they had been gone for 20 minutes.

You had figured at this point one of them would be screaming and yelling for you to come here!

“Noct?” You called, moving into the living room where you told him to take her.

“…and I honestly just didn’t get, why should I learn to sword fight, that’s Gladio’s job.”

“Yeah.” Your little cousin agreed, her legs tucked underneath her sitting on the couch, laying her head on Noctis chest, staring into those blue eyes, that seem to have hypnotized her.

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theclogmaster  asked:

Hello! Could I request a headcanon with the RFA+VandSaeran on a road trip with their S/O please~

hey! sorry i couldn’t think of anything for V or Saeran and I didn’t want to delay this any more, so I hope you don’t mind that it’s just the RFA.


-If you’re gonna go on a road trip with him better bring a lot of entertainment -Boy has the attention span of a 10 year old and gets real bored real quick

-The actual driving is only a few hours but he’s still complaining-Car games help, I spy, funny road signs

-You eventually make him drive cause then he’s too focused to gripe and you get to choose the music

-When he drives he stops everywhere that seems intresting 

-Which at first you’re like “Yoosung we gotta be there by 5” until he finds a petting zoo.

-Okay screw everything else you gotta pet some ponies.

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I love the fact that I know that I’m autistic because, now, when I’m about to have a meltdown or a shutdown, I know, most of the times, that I’m about to have one of those. I know why I feel like that and I don’t have to add this on my pile of anxiety.

I know why everything seems blurry, why I feel so tired, why my heart is clutched as if I’m going to cry and I know why I want to cry. I’m not like “Oh my god, I’m going to die” or “I’m so freakin’ weak” anymore.

I’m like “Okay, it’s going to suck, but you know that it’s going to pass eventually” and, if I’m lucky enough, I’m also like “Well, here’s what you can do to cope with it”.

In this case, I can go to the bathroom to cry a bit, in my car to scream, I can find a quiet place or I can stim with my fidget spinner/cube.

Honestly, it’s so liberating. Little Ol’ me was even brought to the hospital twice because I didn’t know back then that I was experiencing a meltdown or a shutdown and sincerely thought that I was dying.

I didn’t go back to the hospital since my self-dx (and unofficial diagnosis either) and it’s really a relief.

  • [Setting: Stuck in an elevator ]
  • Pinkie Pie: [gasps] I have an idea!
  • Applejack: Okay, wait… Does it have anything to do with our current situation?
  • Pinkie: [inhales] …Yes.
  • AJ: Okay, what is it?
  • Pinkie: …We are stuck in an elevator?
  • Twilight Sparkle: The idea, not our current situation.
  • Pinkie: WELL I’M NOT A FREAKIN’ MIND READER! [gasps] Oh my god, what if I am…

- “Jaehyun, which colour suits me best?” *insert pics of two same dresses but different colours*
- You understand why >> It’s because of his work work work work work
- him ignoring you most of the time started when they debuted
- but that doesn’t mean he loves you less now before they debuted
- it’s just that he’s so busy and their phones always get confiscated by the staff
-he wants to secure his future w/ you so he works very hard
- he always turns his phone off before going to the SM Ent. Building so the staff wouldn’t see your cheesy messages to each other
- all the members know about your relationship and they support it very well
- the other members admire you for holding on to the relationship even though it’s vvvvvv hard
- “i like you noona you’re so cool now I can see why Jaehyun hyung loves you so much” - Mark… it could be Jisung as well
- “oh god jaehyun hyung wouldn’t stop sucking his picture of you on his phone! It’s so gross!” - Haechan
- “you guys are so adorable” - Yuta
- “eyy don’t forget to use protection during your sexy time ;) ” - Ten
- lol wtf Ten
- but good on ya Ten for reminding these kids about that
- “you’re not going to leave jaehyun, right?” - doyoung… or taeyong
- “Nope.”
- Rumours about Jaehyun dating you got out and the company was hell pissed
- both of you got hate although you got more hate than jaehyun
- most of his fans were anti to your relationship
- only a few fans were supportive
- well I couldn’t blame them though
- they were his source of happiness and they feel like you’re taking him away from them
- some were just delusional and wants him to end up with them
- or with another artist… say Rose from Blackpink (I’m not a shipper btw; I just saw some posts here on Tumblr that some fans were shipping them)
- you cry every night about this
- coz he has lots to think about and you don’t want to put all your burden in this relationship on his shoulders
- But he knows the fact that you get jealous everytime they bring up the JaeRose ship
- like Rose is everything and you’re just a potato
- so he reassures you that he loves you by kissing you, hugging you or cooking you your fave dish created by him when he gets a day off which is really rare these days because of the nature of his work
- but despite all that, you still can’t help but to get insecure
- like who wouldn’t get insecure?
- it’s like you and him against the world lololol jk
- you felt very suffocated
- you don’t even know yourself anymore
- you don’t even see your self-worth anymore
- jaehyun loves you to bits and you know that
- but it’s really hard especially he’s a celebrity now and you’re just one of the normal people out there
- “Jaehyun, let’s break up”
- jaehyun would just stare at you and blink twice
- his adam’s apple would bob up and down
- “why?”
- “jaehyun, I can’t do this anymore”
- “you always have little time for me”
- “people… your fans don’t want us to be together”
- “i feel like i’m taking you away from them”
- “but you’re not taking me away from them”
- “i love you (y/n)”
- “please don’t do this to me baby”
- his eyes would be instantly filled w/ tears
- he would hold both of your hands while kissing your knuckles, shaking his head while blinking in tears
- “your fans love you very much jae”
- “but I only love you baby”
- YES IT’S VERY HARD TO BREAK UP WITH JUNG JAEHYUN coz why tf would you leave him
- “look, your career and popularity is affected because of me… because of our relationship”
- And Jaehyun would say: “ I don’t care! I can throw all those away just for you! I love you and I wouldn’t want to lose you just because of all these things!”
- “Don’t do that, mister. You’ve worked hard for this. Don’t throw it all away just for me.”
- Then you smile bitterly and kiss him for the last time and leave
- you didn’t know this but jaehyun was a sobbing mess right after you left
- he would wonder where did he lack as a boyfriend what did he even do wrong why did you break up with him just because of the fact that his fans hate you
- i mean, every couple in the showbiz always (or most of the time) get hated by the public esp. the fans
- like, it’s only normal
- but still you guys don’t deserve all the hate
- you guys just fell in love with each other
- why would people hate you
- it’s not like you guys murdered a person or the whole nct
- the members found out about this coz when jaehyun got back to the dorms he just broke down by the doorway
- they were very shocked because you once told them before that you’re not gonna leave jaehyun no matter what happens
- At first Ten thought that Jaehyun got you pregnant because he was crying by the doorway
-but he finds out that you broke up with Jaehyun
- “Well, at least someone didn’t end up getting someone preggo” - Ten
- cue in everyone giving Ten a death glare so he would just cover his mouth
- yeah Ten shut up
- “Man, that sucks!” - Mark
- i know right Mark
- “I swear she loved you more than herself. Her eyes say that everytime she looks at you.” - Johnny
- for a month jaehyun was a total mess
- like he became more quiet he doesn’t talk that much on variety shows
- his laughs were so fake
- his smiles even changed like they’re not the same genuine smiles that they used to be
- and it broke you guys even more as well as the other members
- they couldn’t stand their bby jaehyun being like this so they set up a get together
- and yeah you’re invited ofc
- the get together was just at their dorm lol
- they invited you and had dinner with them
- you guys were still not talking with each other but would glance at each other every now and then and the members would see this and couldn’t freakin’ stand it
- “oh my god just get back together” - jeno
- “what happened to my mom and dad… like seriously? You guys are better than this” - jisung
- “this is the only time i’d let you guys suck each other’s face c'mon fix this shit” - haechan
- lol Haechan
- Ten doesn’t say anything but leaves a suspicious box on the table
- the other members leave so you guys could talk about things in the living room but really they’re just in the kitchen, litstening to your conversation
- “how are you?”
- he replies with: “i’m fine”
- there was an awkward silence after that
- then both of you just say sorry at the same time like how cute is that
- he says sorry for being such an incompetent boyfriend for not realizing how his career was affecting you for not doing the best that he can to make it work
- you apologize as well for leaving him just because of your insecurity you let it take over you you let it ruin everything between you
- “can we start over again?”
- “Like, I mean, can we be… a couple again?”
- “Is it okay if I kiss you?”
- then you just nod and you guys kiss
- after the kiss you guys open the box that Ten left on the table
- it was a box full of condoms
- oml Ten why lol
- “Are we okay now?”
- “Better than before” :“) And the other members come in, cheering for both of you


By the way, I’m taking requests. Let me know if you want me to do another one. 😊❤


We All Want Love - Chapter One

Roman Reigns/OC

Authors Note: Esperanza meets the Big Dog for the first time. He comes back to her for a second meeting. (Line in the Sand will be updated between monday and Tuesday)

Tags: @lavitabella87 @romanempressfics Let me know if you want to be tagged!

February 25, 2017

Atlanta, Ga – Philips Arena

5:30 p.m.


“Hurry up, Es! You’re gonna make us late.”

Esperanza Ortiz rolled her eyes at her sixteen-year-old sister, Kyla, and continued to look through emails on her phone. She knew that she would regret buying these tickets for the WWE Live event. Kyla was a big fan of wrestling thanks to her father, so she was more than excited when Esperanza revealed she had gotten them front row tickets and meet and greet passes.

“Kyla, I’m about to say forget it and go back home if you keep it up,” Esperanza huffed as they stood outside the doors of the arena. “If I don’t find the email with the tickets, you won’t be doing anything.”

Kyla pouted but chose to stay quiet. She realized that she was being a brat so she dialed it back. Her energy was all over the place as she looked around at all the other fans dressed in their favorite superstars gear. For the event tonight she went with her Balor Club shirt, even though she knew Finn Balor wouldn’t be in attendance it was the only shirt she had that had yet to be broken in at an event.

Once Esperanza found the email, she entered the arena with Kyla right behind her. They walked around until they found the meet and greet check in. There were a few fans ahead of the sisters, the line moved quickly though. The arena employee asked for their tickets, scanned them and wished them well on their meet and greet. As they walked backstage, following the signs Kyla could barely contain her excitement and nervousness. Esperanza hadn’t told her who would be involved in the meet and greet and she couldn’t find the information on line so ti was truly a surprise to her.

Esperanza stopped before they could enter the room the meet and greet would take place in. She looked her little sister straight into her eyes as she spoke. “Don’t embarrass me and start that screaming stuff, Ky.”

Kyla wanted to deny that she would do anything like that but it would be a lie on her part. She knew she planned on screaming. The only thing she could do was assure Esperanza that she would try.

Mike Rome greeted them as they entered the room, showing them the way in which they would meet the superstars then handed them their special gear. He sent them on their way to the line, this time Kyla was waiting patiently as she looked though her bag squealing to herself.

“You’re not gonna look through your bag?” Kyla asked with her face in her bag.

“No, I’m not. I only came for you,” she said looking around the room, “Whatever is in here, you can have, Boogie.”

Without wasting any time, Kyla through her arms around her big sister’s waist to which Esperanza shoved her off playfully. All that mattered to Esperanza was that her sister was happy, if Kyla’s happy, she would force herself to sit through the show.

“Oh my God! Is that Seth? That’s Seth freakin’ Rollins, Es!”

Esperanza cut her eyes at her sister, she knew there would be screaming even if Kyla said she would try. She watched with a small smile as her sister ran over to the table the superstar sat behind. Forgetting the rules, Kyla went behind the table and threw her arms around him. He laughed heartily at her actions, holding his hand up to the security guard who was about to peel her off him. Esperanza snapped a few pictures and a video of the hug, knowing Kyla would want them later. Kyla finally released him then moved back to the other side of the table, sliding him her program to sign.

“Ma’am, you could step over here. We’ll make sure to get you back to Seth’s table.”

Esperanza nodded, she would get whoever’s autograph she could for Kyla. At least she was calm enough to do it. As she approached the table she looked inside her bag for the program, pulling it out and sliding it on the table towards the superstar. When she looked up from the table she was face to face with big brown eyes and a smile. She recognized him from the many pay per views and Monday Night Raw episodes that Kyla had made her sit through.

“What’s up, baby girl. What’s your name,” he asked smiling at her from his seat.

“Esperanza. But it’s for my sister whose too busy fangirling over there,” she laughed pointing Kyla out to him.

“Right,” he laughed. He looked down at the program then back to her still smiling. “Don’t know what page I’m on?”

She shrugged lightly, knowing she didn’t know. “I probably would if I knew your name.”

“Ouch,” he joked clutching his chest, “You don’t know my name, huh? Guess you’ve never seen me wrestle then.”

“No, I’ve seen you wrestle,” she admitted softly. “My sister makes me watch sometimes. She’s a real big fan of all of this.” He put his focus on the program, turning it to the right page then signed it. Esperanza watched him, debating on whether it would be weird or not if she took pictures. Seconds later, the program was turned back to her, his big hand holding it open on the right page. “Roman Reigns,” she said as she laughed.

“In the flesh, baby.” He smiled up at her. “So now that you know my name, you’re gonna cheer for me. Right?”

“We’ll see. Maybe I will, maybe I’ll cheer for Seth over there.”

“So you know who he is but not me? I’m hurt, Esperanza.”

“She only knows because I told her,” Kyla sassed cutting into their conversation. She had watched the interaction between him and her sister. Her first reaction was too squeal when she saw him but she didn’t want her sister upset with her or mess up their conversation.

“Well, then that means she’s free to cheer for me.” He joked. “You must be the sister?”

“Sister and a big fan. I can’t believe, I’m meeting you right now.” She said frantically pushing her program on the table. Esperanza grabbed her own program up and stuffed it back into her bag then stood aside to take picture. “Thank you so much for signing this,” Kyla said putting her program away, “Can we take a picture, please?”

“Sure thing, sweetheart.” He stood and moved around to the front of the table as Kyla handed Esperanza her phone. Esperanza took a few photos before they were told to wrap it up so the next fan could get their time. Kyla hugged him again, grinning from ear to ear before they started to move away. “I think we forgot a picture,” he called after them. Esperanza looked confused as Kyla pushed her back towards him. “Couldn’t forget your picture. Not after I’ve won you over as a fan.” He whispered as they waited for Kyla to take the picture.

“Thanks, Roman.” Esperanza said politely.


The show had drug one for Esperanza, she texted with her best friends in their group chat and scrolled though her social media while the show went on. A few of the heels took noticed in how into her phone was and took it upon themselves to mess with her. Dragging their finger down her screen, snatching her phone as she was taking selfies to take one of themselves and shouting for her and everyone else to pay attention to them. Kyla loved it while Esperanza found it annoying.

JoJo announced the main event, Braun Strowman and then Roman Reigns. He came down the ramp as she had seen on the Raw episodes. Unbothered by the boos and overwhelmed by the cheers. He smiled and looked to a few fans as he made his way to the ring. Kyla screamed his name as she leaned over the barricade to get his attention. As he made his way to the steel steps, he noticed Kyla and Esperanza sending a wink their way. The action pushed Kyla overboard with excitement, she pulled on Esperanza’s arm repeatedly.

“He winked at us! Did you see that?”

“Of course I saw it, Kyla. Just calm down, it’s a part of his little thing.”

“It is most definitely not! He was probably winking at you,” Kyla teased nudging her sister, “I saw how he looked at you.” Esperanza scoffed at her sister then went back to her texts. “You promised to cheer for him, put the phone away.”


“I did not, Kyla. I’m sure he wouldn’t notice if I didn’t cheer for him.”


“C’mon! Just enjoy this with me please?”

Esperanza found herself intrigued with the match going on in front of her. There were moments that made her flinch and glad that she wasn’t either man. Her and Kyla joined in on the chants in support of him, she had to admit he was a great performer in person. Not to mention the most attractive man she had seen in a long time.

With a quick pin, Roman picked up the win. Braun made his exit from the ring while Roman did his posturing in the ring. He made rounds to the fans at the barricades, leaving Esperanza’s side for last. Whe he approached them, he was dripping sweat, smiling as he pinned up his hair. “Enjoy the show,” he asked as he signed a young fan’s poster. Kyla touched his arm to get his attention, smiling when he looked at her. “Little sister,” he yelled over the noise of the fans, “And big sister.” Limited with his time, he snatched Esperanza’s phone pulling up her camera to take a selfie with her and then one with Kyla. After bidding them good night, he continued making his rounds until he got to the top of the ramp.


“That was freakin’ amazing, Es! You are literally the best!”


From the moment the sisters exited the arena to the time they got to Esperanza’s downtown condo, Kyla talked nonstop about the event. The traffic made what would have been a ten-minute drive, turned into a thirty minute drive. A long ride for Esperanza’s ears to be talked off.  


“Alright, Ky. I get it. You’re excited,” Esperanza sighed as they entered the condo. She was beyond tired, the event had made her a lot more tired than she thought it would and the thought of having to get up the next morning to open the bakery added on. “Go upload your pictures or something. I’ll fix us something to eat.” After throwing keys into the bowl that sat on the table near the door and kicking off her shoes, Esperanza headed for the kitchen with Kyla behind her. She thought her little sister would want to go to her room and do it, just so she wouldn’t continuously go on and on about the event.


“You and Roman look so cute, sis. I’m definitely posting this one.” Kyla squealed as she hopped up into the chair at the kitchen island.


“Oh no ma’am. You most definitely won’t. I know how you Tumblr girls are,” she said giving a mock look of disgust. “You post that and those girls will have a heart attack and start posting that picture everywhere. Nope, not happening.”


“You’re no fun. We’re so not like that, we’re good people.”


“I honestly don’t even know why you’re on there. I know what those Tumblr girls do.” Esperanza accused narrowing her eyes at his sister. After another glare, she went to grab the bag of grilled chicken and vegetables from the refrigerator to cute them up while Kyla sat quietly going through all the pictures to choose which pictures she liked and which she hated.


Even though she had told her not to, Kyla tweeted the two picture they had taken together to the superstar.



After their late dinner, Esperanza cleaned up the kitchen and sent Kyla off to her bedroom to shower and relax. The next day, they both had to be up to open up Esperanza’s bakery, Frosted Crown. In the agreement she made with her parents to allow Kyla to move from Savannah with them to Atlanta with her, Kyla had to work as much as Esperanza needed her to. Which she allowed her to do as often as she could to keep money in her sister’s pockets. As she washed the few dishes they dirtied, her phone vibrated loudly on the island and Mommy flashed on her screen. She dried her hands and quickly answered the call putting it on speaker before going back to the dishes.


“Hey mommy,” Esperanza greeted sweetly.


“ Hola hija. ¿Que esta pasando?”


“Nothing much. Just sent Ky upstairs. What’s going on down on your end?”


“Nada, esperando a tu padre para llegar a casa,” she said with a laugh.


“Where’s he at,” she asked cutting the water off and placing the dishes in the dish washer. Esperanza liked to clean her dishes before allowing the machine to do so. It was a habit she picked up from her mother.


Her mother sighed harshly, making Esperanza snicker a little to herself. She loved to rile her up. “Girl, if I wanted to talk to you in English, don’t you think I would?”


“Sorry, mommy. It’s a habit.”


“Mmhm. Where’s that sister of yours? She hasn’t called your father in three days, you know?”


“She’s been busy with school and her practices, mommy. I’m sure it’s not on purpose,” Esperanza assured her taking the phone off speaker and putting the phone to her ear. “She’ll probably be calling him in a little while to tell him about the wrestling show I took her to.”


“Oh chica. Why do you and your father insist on supporting her watching that violence? She doesn’t need that.” She started to mumble in her native language at the thought. Even though Yasmine Harris had been in the US since she was a child her accent was still as thick as her parents’. It was even thicker when she got angry, it was almost funny to Esperanza.


“Mommy, she likes it. And its harmless. Its not like she wants to wrestle, she still wants to be a doctor, I promise.”


“Yeah, yeah. Have you spoken to your papi and nana, hija? They call looking for you, you know.”


Esperanza could hear the disappointment in her mother’s voice. She didn’t want to disappoint her but it was hard to talk to them. Whenever they spoke, they brought up her biological father who was killed twenty-six years ago when she was three years old and how much she resembles him. It wasn’t that she didn’t like to hear that, she just didn’t like bring Pablo up because she was so young when he died she barely remembered him and that made her angry. Her mother’s husband and Kyla’s father, Walter, had taken care of her since she was nine years old and she appreciated him for he was her father figure. But he couldn’t replace the father she had lost.


“I’ll call, mommy. I’ve just been busy.” She shrugged dragging her body upstairs. After cutting on the alarm, she poked her head into Kyla’s bedroom finding her lying across her bed, phone in hand and a smile on her face. “Ky, you need to call pop before you go to sleep.” Kyla nodded barely looking up from her phone. “I mean it, Ky. If you don’t call, I’m sending you back.” With that she left the room, closing the door up tightly.


“Look at you soundin’ like a big sister. You don’t know how glad I was when you grew out of that little only child thing you had going on.” Yasmine laughed into the receiver. “That girl adores you though.”


“Don’t I know it,” Esperanza sighed.


The mother and daughter carried on their conversation as she removed her make-up, pinned her hair up and got ready for bed. Meanwhile in the bedroom just down the hall, Kyla was fully prepared to call her father when she got a Twitter direct message notification. She covered her mouth when she who it was from.




After messaging back and forth with Joe for a little while, she settled down enough to call her father and tell him about her evening excluding the direct messages. She wanted to keep the surprise under wraps for her sister. Her sister was always doing things for her, she wanted to do something for Esperanza for a change. Joe would be her something.


February 26, 2017

Downtown Atlanta – Frosted Crown Bakery

11:45 am

The bakery was buzzing just as it does any other Sunday. On Sundays, the bakery was usually filled with families and small children.  Esperanza stood behind the wrap around counter helping her two of her pipers finish the four dozen cupcakes that had just come out the oven. She didn’t plan on staying all day, just long enough to do inventory so that she could make her order for the week and do payroll. She rarely stayed from open to close anymore, that was the reason she hired three managers—one to open, one for md shifts and the other to close. After being open for four years, Esperanza was proud of her store, her baby. Her parents and best friends had tried to talk her into opening another location but she was weary. She didn’t want to open another in be in over her head. Kyla was working the front counter, taking and calling orders. Her favorite thing to do in the bakery There was a stool for her to sit up on and a great spot to see any cute boy that walked by or came inside.

“Little sister. Good to see you again,” Joe greeted leaning on the counter in front of her.

Kyla squealed to herself, unable to believe her eyes. Even though he had basically told her he would stop by, he didn’t think he would actually come.

“Oh my gosh, Joe. You came,” she gushed looking around to see if anyone noticed him. Which no one did. “You want me to get my sister?”

“Mmm, not yet. What’s her favorite item in here?” He asked looking at the large menu on the wall then the sweets in trays behind the Plexiglas.

 “Um, she likes the Cookie and Brownie Sundae with strawberr sauce.”

“Great let me get that and,” he drug out still looking around, “A Triple Scoop Sundae, 2 chocolate scoops and a cookies and cream scoop. Chocolate sauce and nuts on top.”

Kyla smirked as she selected the items on the touchscreen in front of her. She took a second to glance back at her sister who was consumed with icing the cupcakes. “Is that all for you today?” She asked politely.

“Can you eat while you work,” he asked politely. She nodded and he told her to add whatever she wanted which was a chocolate chip cookie sandwich. “Have your sister bring it out to me, would ya?”


After he paid, Joe went to find a table away from the throng of patrons then waved to Kyla letting her know where he was seated. She gave him a thumb up then turned to get the order ready herself, since there were no other customers in line. She put her treat away then quickly went to work on both sundaes.

“You’re supposed to be on the register, Ky. What’re you doing?” Esperanza asked when she came over to put the cupcakes on display.

“A customer asked me specifically to fix their order,” she explained smiling from ear to ear. “And they asked specifically for you to bring it to them, Es.”

It wasn’t an unheard-of request, a lot of patrons wanted to meet the face behind the recipes that had them coming back. She was flattered by the over pour of support and encouragement. She never became irritated or annoyed by their requests. Whenever she could, she showed her face to them and made sure to get to know them as best she could. Kyla told her the table number then sent Esperanza on her way.

“Alright, you had a Triple Scoop Sundae and a Cookie and Brownie Sundae, which is my favorite,” she laughed setting each glass bowl on the table.

“In that case you should sit down and join me, Big Sister.”

Esperanza’s head snapped up at the voice, she recognized it but she didn’t think she would hear it again. His warm smile brought a smile to her face that she couldn’t. From her seat at the register, Kyla watched their interaction and ate her cookie sandwich, wishing she could hear what they were saying.

“Are you following me, Roman Reigns?” She asked still standing beside the table.


“Call me Joe, Doll,” he told her sliding his sundae towards him, “I heard you had a bakery and I wanted to come check it out before I head out. I hear you make everything from scratch.” She could only nod as she watched him put a big spoonful of ice cream into his mouth. A soft content groan rumbled in his throat, Esperanza couldn’t ignore the tingle it had brought on. “Little sister told me you like that. Sit down and eat with me. You deserve a break, Doll.”

Reluctantly, she sat down opposite him staring down at the frozen treat in front of her then across the table at Joe. While the bakery was buzzing with kids’ laughter and their parents’ conversations the only thing Esperanza could focus on was Joe. It had been a while since a man that was worthwhile perused her, Esperanza didn’t fall for game easily thanks to her stepfather, Walter, so any man who approached her had to do so respectfully or she became uninterested quickly.

“How did you know I had this place? You don’t even know my last name.” She scooped some of her sundae daintily into her mouth while she awaited his answer.

Joe looked around her towards the register where Kyla was giving him a thumbs up and smiled at her, “I’ve got my sources. And they never let me down.”

“Right so what do you want,” she asked. “You didn’t come here for nothing, Joe.”

“I just wanted to see you before I left. Maybe get your number so I could get to know you a little better is all. If that’s okay with you, pretty girl.” Esperanza huffed at his response. It would do for the moment, she couldn’t tell if he was being honest or not but she would continue with their conversation until she knew either way. “You don’t have a man, do you? I don’t want to step on any toes.”

“No toes to step on over here, Joe. I’ve been single for a little while.”

“A beauty like you is single,” he smiled mixing his ice cream a bit, “God is in my corner after all.”

“That’s cute. But don’t think cuteness is gonna get you my number, Joe. You gotta work for it,” she told him quietly.

“I wouldn’t have it any other way, Doll. I’m confident that in my abilities.”

<i>His abilities.</i> She thought to herself. Esperanza wondered what kinds of abilities hid behind his boyish smile and charm. There was a savage somewhere inside of him, she was sure of it. A side of him that no one knew about.


“When do you leave Atlanta,” she asked pushing her bowl away.

“I was supposed to leave this morning but I convinced my travel buddies to push the time back. It’s only a five hour drive,” he explained wiping his face with his napkin. “And we don’t have to be there until tomorrow anyways.”

“You’re already changing for me.” She assessed with a smile on her face.


“You could say that. I’m just trying to fit you into my schedule. There’s always room for a beautiful woman like yourself, Esperanza.” She blushed at his comment, looking away so he couldn’t see the Cheshire grin on her face. Joe watched her look around at the other patrons before bringing her gaze back to him. “Esperanza? That’s Hispanic I’m sure but what’s your nationality?”

“Dominican, Joe. Why? Do you think I look exotic or something, “she sassed leaning on the table.

“Any woman of color is beautiful to me, babygirl. Being exotic has nothing to do with it, I asked because I was curious.”

 “Mmhm, so what are you?”

 He laughed propping his arms up on the table, leaning on it as she was doing. “Samoan and Italian. Why do I look exotic,” he asked mocking her. Esperanza laughed as she watched his big brown eyes watching her carefully. It was taking everything for Joe not to laugh, he wanted her to think he was serious but failing miserably.

“Okay, okay,” she surrendered still laughing, “Italian huh? I knew the Samoan part but not that. Do you speak Italian?”

 Looking around once more, Joe smiled at her and motioned for her to move closer to him. She discreetly scooted her chair closer to him until she was practically beside him. Joe leaned down to her ear, putting his hand on her thigh. “Naturalmente l'amore.” His smooth baritone voice sent chills down her spine, he smiled seeing the goosebumps that appeared on her skin. “So tell me, Tesoro. Do you speak Spanish?” It was Esperanza’s turn to move in closer to him. She repeated his actions, putting her hand on the side of his face instead of his thigh bringing his face to hers. “Por supuesto que sí, papi.”

“My Spanish is rusty as hell but I understood that last word. That word will get you in trouble if you’re not careful,” he whispered pulling back to look into her eyes.  

“Quizás me gusta problemas,” she whispered pulling her hand away from his face. “Maybe I like trouble.”

Just as Joe opened his mouth to respond, his phone started to ring in his pocket. He apologized as he pulled it out, knowing exactly who was on the phone. The conversation was brief but it changed Joe’s mood. The humor and excitement had dwindle from his eyes a bit replaced with some sadness.

“My travel buddies are calling. Apparently their done with their shopping’,” he shrugged smiling over at Esperanza. “I’ve gotta get going.”

“No worries. Maybe I’ll see you around.” Esperanza stood from her seat, Joe following suit. He grabbed her hands then pulled her into a hug. “Thank you for the treat.”

“It’s nothing, Doll. I’d love to talk to you more though. Did I make a good enough impression to get your number?”

“Mmm, I dunno. You didn’t really have a lot of time. Maybe next time.” She grabbed his hands giving them a tight squeeze before letting them fall from her grasps. “If you found me once, you can find me again. See you when I see you.”

With that she walked away from him, heading back to her spot behind the counter. Joe watched helplessly as she switched her wide hips away from him. He planned on getting her if it was the last thing he did. Something about her drew him in, she was a challenge he was up for. Joe sent Kyla a wave before heading out the door to meet his travel buddies, Jon Dean Ambrose Good and Joel Samoa Joe, by their rental.