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  • their writing: the dawn breaks and you are anew. the person you once were vanished. the rising sun offers a fire to burn her to ashes.
  • me: hey there- i just wanted to you to know your work is amazing. i love reading your writing. please continue! it is so eloquent. your wording and command of the english language are just incredible. you show such a deep emotional intelligence.
  • them: lol ya i do a write sometimes thnx bb [gif of the rock]
Everything You Need to Know About the Aug. 21 Eclipse

On Aug. 21, all of North America will experience a solar eclipse.

If skies are clear, eclipse-watchers will be able to see a partial solar eclipse over several hours, and some people – within the narrow path of totality – will see a total solar eclipse for a few moments.

How to Watch

It’s never safe to look at the Sun, and an eclipse is no exception. During a partial eclipse (or on any regular day) you must use special solar filters or an indirect viewing method to watch the Sun.

If you have solar viewing glasses, check to make sure they’re safe and undamaged before using them to look at the Sun. Make sure you put them on before looking up at the Sun, and look away before removing them. Eclipse glasses can be used over your regular eyeglasses, but they should never be used when looking through telescopes, binoculars, camera viewfinders, or any other optical device.

If you don’t have eclipse glasses, you can still watch the eclipse indirectly! You can make a pinhole projector out of a box, or use any other object with tiny holes – like a piece of cardstock with a hole, or your outstretched, interlaced fingers – to project an image of the partially eclipsed Sun onto the ground.

Of course, if it’s cloudy (or you’d just rather stay inside), you can watch the whole thing online with us at nasa.gov/eclipselive. Tune in starting at noon ET.

If you’re in the path of totality, there will be a few brief moments when it is safe to look directly at the eclipse. Only once the Moon has completely covered the Sun and there is no light shining through is it safe to look at the eclipse. Make sure you put your eclipse glasses back on or return to indirect viewing before the first flash of sunlight appears around the Moon’s edge.

Why do eclipses happen?

A solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes directly between the Sun and Earth, casting its shadow down on Earth’s surface. The path of totality – where the Moon completely covers the Sun – is traced out by the Moon’s inner shadow, the umbra. People within the Moon’s outer shadow, the penumbra, can see a partial eclipse.

The Moon’s orbit around Earth is tilted by about five degrees, meaning that its shadow usually doesn’t fall on Earth. Only when the Moon lines up exactly between the Sun and Earth do we see an eclipse.

Though the Sun is about 400 times wider than the Moon, it is also about 400 times farther away, making their apparent sizes match up almost exactly. This is what allows the Moon to block out the Sun’s bright face, while revealing the comparatively faint, pearly-white corona.

The Science of Eclipses

Eclipses are a beautiful sight to see, and they’re also helpful for our scientists, so we’re funding eleven ground-based science investigations to learn more about the Sun and Earth.

Total solar eclipses reveal the innermost regions of the Sun’s atmosphere, the corona. Though it’s thought to house the processes that kick-start much of the space weather that can influence Earth, as well as heating the whole corona to extraordinarily high temperatures, we can’t study this region at any other time. This is because coronagraphs – the instruments we use to study the Sun’s atmosphere by creating artificial eclipses – must cover up much of the corona, as well as the Sun’s face in order to produce clear images.

Eclipses also give us the chance to study Earth’s atmosphere under uncommon conditions: the sudden loss of solar radiation from within the Moon’s shadow. We’ll be studying the responses of both Earth’s ionosphere – the region of charged particles in the upper atmosphere – and the lower atmosphere.

Learn all about the Aug. 21 eclipse at eclipse2017.nasa.gov, and follow @NASASun on Twitter and NASA Sun Science on Facebook for more. Watch the eclipse through the eyes of NASA at nasa.gov/eclipselive starting at 12 PM ET on Aug. 21. 

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THE SUN - SOLAIRE OF ASTORA

Upright: Fun, warmth, success, positivity, vitality

Reversed: Temporary depression, lack of success

The Sun represents success, radiance and abundance. The Sun gives you strength and tells you that no matter where you go or what you do, your positive and radiant energy will follow you and will bring you happiness and joy. People are drawn to you because you can always see the bright side and you bring such warmth into other people’s lives. This beautiful, warm energy is what will get you through the tough times and will help you succeed. You are also in a position where you can share your highest qualities and achievements with others. Radiate who you are and what you stand for. Shine love on those you care about.

The Sun is a ‘yes’ to life! It brings with it luck, wellness, positive consciousness, enthusiasm, attainment and success. It is about embracing your destiny and giving it everything you have got. If you have been having a difficult time, the Sun brings you the message you have been waiting for – that things are going to get better – a lot better! You know that the rain clouds will soon give way to the rays of the sun and you will feel warmed to the soul once again.

The Sun card is the card I was most looking forward to paint, not because I’d get a chance to paint our boy Solaire, but also ‘cause of what it represents. It represents joy, happiness, and having hopes and dreams. I wanted to share the positivity of this card with everyone, and maybe bring a smile to your face, as a reminder for all of us to try and stay optimistic. Of course things won’t always go smoothly, at some point we’ll need a Solaire to carry us through dark times, or we may even be a Solaire to a friend or family member. After all, what would our journey be like without jolly cooperation?

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FIVE minutes and 40 seconds.

That’s how long it takes former ONE DIRECTION heart-throb HARRY STYLES to establish himself as the world’s most exciting new music star.

His debut single Sign of the Times is a soaring, epic rock ballad that sounds like a cross between DAVID BOWIE and LANA DEL REY (as weird as that sounds).

It goes against the current trend of non-distinguishable dance tracks — the length alone would make it commercial suicide for any other artist.

Its main instrument is the piano, which Harry has been studiously playing in private for years.

For large portions of the track he sings in falsetto, showing off a quality voice with much more range than we ever saw during his five years in 1D. This song has the potential to become a timeless classic.

Harry co-wrote it with the brilliant, highly regarded Grammy-winning producer JEFF BHASKER, best known for his work with KANYE WEST and JAY Z.

Whether anyone in the industry will take young Harry seriously as the “next Bowie” remains to be seen, but the 23-year-old is certainly putting his best foot forward.

The lyrics are “deeply personal”, sources close to Harry tell me, but they’re also open to any form of interpretation.

Sign of the Times begins with him singing over the piano: “Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times. Welcome to the final show, hope you’re wearing your best clothes.”

Could it be about a break-up? Possibly. Or maybe about death? More likely.

The refrain throughout the song is his need to “gotta get away from here”. From what exactly isn’t clear.

We could meet again somewhere, somewhere far away from here,” he sings, poignantly.

Many people think Harry has disappeared up his own backside with an arty promotional campaign designed to distance himself as far as possible from the 1D heritage that has given him this opportunity.

That said, I give him huge credit for releasing the most daring and well-delivered debut single of the decade.

And you won’t get it out of your head once you’ve heard it . . .  - THE SUN

How to Safely Watch the Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse


On Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in North America. Throughout the continent, the Moon will cover part – or all – of the Sun’s super-bright face for part of the day.

Since it’s never safe to look at the partially eclipsed or uneclipsed Sun, everyone who plans to watch the eclipse needs a plan to watch it safely. One of the easiest ways to watch an eclipse is solar viewing glasses – but there are a few things to check to make sure your glasses are safe:

  •  Glasses should have an ISO 12312-2 certification
  • They should also have the manufacturer’s name and address, and you can check if the manufacturer has been verified by the American Astronomical Society
  • Make sure they have no scratches or damage

To use solar viewing glasses, make sure you put them on before looking up at the Sun, and look away before you remove them. Proper solar viewing glasses are extremely dark, and the landscape around you will be totally black when you put them on – all you should see is the Sun (and maybe some types of extremely bright lights if you have them nearby).

Never use solar viewing glasses while looking through a telescope, binoculars, camera viewfinder, or any other optical device. The concentrated solar rays will damage the filter and enter your eyes, causing serious injury. But you can use solar viewing glasses on top of your regular eyeglasses, if you use them!

If you don’t have solar viewing glasses, there are still ways to watch, like making your own pinhole projector. You can make a handheld box projector with just a few simple supplies – or simply hold any object with a small hole (like a piece of cardstock with a pinhole, or even a colander) above a piece of paper on the ground to project tiny images of the Sun.

Of course, you can also watch the entire eclipse online with us. Tune into nasa.gov/eclipselive starting at noon ET on Aug. 21! 

For people in the path of totality, there will be a few brief moments when it is safe to look directly at the eclipse. Only once the Moon has completely covered the Sun and there is no light shining through is it safe to look at the eclipse. Make sure you put your eclipse glasses back on or return to indirect viewing before the first flash of sunlight appears around the Moon’s edge.

You can look up the length of the total eclipse in your area to help you set a time for the appropriate length of time. Remember – this only applies to people within the path of totality.

Everyone else will need to use eclipse glasses or indirect viewing throughout the entire eclipse!

Photographing the Eclipse

Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a selfie master, try out these tips for photographing the eclipse.  

#1 — Safety first: Make sure you have the required solar filter to protect your camera.

#2 — Any camera is a good camera, whether it’s a high-end DSLR or a camera phone – a good eye and vision for the image you want to create is most important.

#3 — Look up, down, and all around. As the Moon slips in front of the Sun, the landscape will be bathed in long shadows, creating eerie lighting across the landscape. Light filtering through the overlapping leaves of trees, which creates natural pinholes, will also project mini eclipse replicas on the ground. Everywhere you can point your camera can yield exceptional imagery, so be sure to compose some wide-angle photos that can capture your eclipse experience.

#4 — Practice: Be sure you know the capabilities of your camera before Eclipse Day. Most cameras, and even many camera phones, have adjustable exposures, which can help you darken or lighten your image during the tricky eclipse lighting. Make sure you know how to manually focus the camera for crisp shots.

#5 —Upload your eclipse images to NASA’s Eclipse Flickr Gallery and relive the eclipse through other peoples’ images.

Learn all about the Aug. 21 eclipse at eclipse2017.nasa.gov, and follow @NASASun on Twitter and NASA Sun Science on Facebook for more. Watch the eclipse through the eyes of NASA at nasa.gov/eclipselive starting at 12 PM ET on Aug. 21.

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Songs for sun+moon combos

Aries

Aries sun, Aries moon: Greek Tragedy-The Wombats
Aries sun, Taurus moon: Lisztomania- Phoenix
Aries sun, Gemini moon: I Can Talk- Two Door Cinema Club
Aries sun, Cancer moon: Mountain At My Gates- Foals
Aries sun, Leo moon: Waste a Moment-Kings Of Leon
Aries sun, Virgo moon: You’ve Got Something- The Jungle Giants
Aries sun, Libra moon: Indigo Puff- Sundara Karma
Aries sun, Scorpio moon: Seven Nation Army- The White Stripes
Aries sun, Sagittarius moon: The Fire- Bishop Briggs
Aries sun, Capricorn moon: XXX 88- MØ
Aries sun, Aquarius moon: Time To Pretend- MGMT
Aries sun, Pisces moon: A Dustland Fairytale- The Killers

Taurus

Taurus sun, Aries moon: Gold- Sir Sly
Taurus sun, Taurus moon: Anchor- Novo Amor
Taurus sun, Gemini moon: Unbelievers- Vampire Weekend
Taurus sun, Cancer moon: The Love Club- Lorde
Taurus sun, Leo moon: Electric Love-BØRNS
Taurus sun, Virgo moon: Tessellate- alt-J
Taurus sun, Libra moon: Strong- London Grammar
Taurus sun, Scorpio moon: Grave Digger- Matt Maeson
Taurus sun, Sagittarius moon: Live For The Moment-The Sherlocks
Taurus sun, Capricorn moon: The Funeral-Band of Horses
Taurus sun, Aquarius moon: What You Know- Two Door Cinema Club
Taurus sun, Pisces moon: Dark Matter-Andrew Belle

Gemini

Gemini sun, Aries moon: Tyrants- Catfish and the Bottlemen
Gemini sun, Taurus moon: Spirits- The Strumbellas
Gemini sun, Gemini moon: Diet Soda Society- The Maine
Gemini sun, Cancer moon: Round and Round-Imagine Dragons
Gemini sun, Leo moon: Gold- Marina and the Diamonds
Gemini sun, Virgo moon: How Do You Feel?-The Maine
Gemini sun, Libra moon: Rose-Colored Boy- Paramore
Gemini sun, Scorpio moon: Young & Unafraid- The Moth & The Flame
Gemini sun, Sagittarius moon: Broken vow- The Kooks
Gemini sun, Capricorn moon: Something Good Can Work- Two Door Cinema Club
Gemini sun, Aquarius moon: Junk of the Heart (Happy)-The Kooks
Gemini sun, Pisces moon: Kids- MGMT

Cancer

Cancer sun, Aries moon: If U Love Me Now- MUNA
Cancer sun, Taurus moon: True Care- James Vincent McMorrow
Cancer sun, Gemini moon: It Works Itself Out- Half Moon Run
Cancer sun, Cancer moon: Cherry Wine- Overcoats
Cancer sun, Leo moon: Into The Black- Chromatics
Cancer sun, Virgo moon: Mother & Father- Broods
Cancer sun, Libra moon: Empty hands- Mother Mother
Cancer sun, Scorpio moon: Nothing to No One- Gin Wigmore
Cancer sun, Sagittarius moon: Young Blood- Noah Kahan
Cancer sun, Capricorn moon: The Wreck- Delta Spirit
Cancer sun, Aquarius moon: Life on Mars- AURORA
Cancer sun, Pisces moon: Matilda- Alt-J

Leo

Leo sun, Aries moon: Fire rides- MØ
Leo sun, Taurus moon: Ready- Kodaline
Leo sun, Gemini moon: Greetings from Califournia- The Neighbourhood
Leo sun, Cancer moon: Pink+White- Frank Ocean
Leo sun, Leo moon: Lets Dance To Joy Division- The Wombats
Leo sun, Virgo moon: Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene- Hozier
Leo sun, Libra moon: Piledriver waltz- Alex Turner
Leo sun, Scorpio moon: Feeling Good- Muse
Leo sun, Sagittarius moon: Always Where I Need To Be-The Kooks
Leo sun, Capricorn moon: Chelsea Dagger- The Fratellis
Leo sun, Aquarius moon:  Jungle- Tash Sultana
Leo sun, Pisces moon: Learn To Let Go- Kesha

Virgo

Virgo sun, Aries moon: Sensible Heart- City and Colour
Virgo sun, Taurus moon: Chasin’-Cub Sport
Virgo sun, Gemini moon: The Draw- Bastille
Virgo sun, Cancer moon: Unbearable Light- DAUNT
Virgo sun, Leo moon: 17-Youth Lagoon
Virgo sun, Virgo moon: Towers- Bon Iver
Virgo sun, Libra moon: Opera House- Cigarettes After Sex
Virgo sun, Scorpio moon: Small things-Ben Howard
Virgo sun, Sagittarius moon: Dreamer- Adna
Virgo sun, Capricorn moon: Smile Like You Mean It-The Killers
Virgo sun, Aquarius moon: Sleepyhead- Passion Pit
Virgo sun, Pisces moon: Buzzcut Season- Lorde

Libra

Libra sun, Aries moon: I Dare You- the xx
Libra sun, Taurus moon: Soul to Squeeze- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Libra sun, Gemini moon: Jilted Lovers & Broken Hearts- Brandon Flowers
Libra sun, Cancer moon: A Dream of You and Me- Future Islands
Libra sun, Leo moon: Someday- The Strokes
Libra sun, Virgo moon: It’s Alright- Fractures
Libra sun, Libra moon: Whistle For The Choir- The Fratellis
Libra sun, Scorpio moon: Misunderstood- Youth Club
Libra sun Sagittarius moon: Little Wanderer- Death Cab for Cutie
Libra sun Capricorn moon: Four Walls- Broods
Libra sun, Aquarius moon: For What It’s Worth- Liam Gallagher
Libra sun, Pisces moon: R.I.P 2 My Youth- The Neighbourhood

Scorpio

Scorpio sun, Aries moon: Aint No Rest for the Wicked- Cage The Elephant
Scorpio sun, Taurus moon: Suck It and See-Arctic Monkeys
Scorpio sun, Gemini moon: A Little Death- The Neighbourhood
Scorpio sun, Cancer moon: I Follow Rivers- Lykke Li
Scorpio sun, Leo moon: What Am I Becoming?-POP etc
Scorpio sun, Virgo moon: Black Mambo- Glass Animals
Scorpio sun, Libra moon: There Is A Light That Never Goes Out- The Smiths
Scorpio sun, Scorpio moon: Dark Necessities- Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Scorpio sun, Sagittarius moon: Arsonist’s Lullabye- Hozier
Scorpio sun, Capricorn moon: Off She Goes- Bad Suns
Scorpio sun, Aquarius moon: Graveyard Whistling- Nothing But Thieves
Scorpio sun, Pisces moon: Sleep Forever-Portugal. The Man

Sagittarius

Sagittarius sun, Aries moon: Leather Jacket- Arkells
Sagittarius sun, Taurus moon: Habits Of My Heart- Jaymes Young
Sagittarius sun, Gemini moon: Dug My Heart- BØRNS
Sagittarius sun, Cancer moon: Mt. Washington- Local Natives
Sagittarius sun, Leo moon: You Only Live Once-The Strokes
Sagittarius sun, Virgo moon: Entropy- Grimes, Bleachers
Sagittarius sun, Libra moon: Cigarette Daydreams-Cage the Elephant
Sagittarius sun, Scorpio moon: Reptilla- The Strokes
Sagittarius sun, Sagittarius moon: Edge of Town- Middle Kids
Sagittarius sun, Capricorn moon: Houdini- Foster The People
Sagittarius sun, Aquarius moon: Magnetised-Tom Odell
Sagittarius sun, Pisces moon: Midnight City-M83

Capricorn

Capricorn sun, Aries moon: UGH!- The 1975
Capricorn sun, Taurus moon: Feel Something- Jaymes Young
Capricorn sun, Gemini moon: Fake Happy- Paramore
Capricorn sun, Cancer moon: To Be Alone-Ben Howard
Capricorn sun, Leo moon: Life Itself- Glass Animals
Capricorn sun, Virgo moon: $ting- the neighbourhood
Capricorn sun, Libra moon: Winter- Pvris
Capricorn sun, Scorpio moon: Cruel World- Phantogram
Capricorn sun, Sagittarius moon: Train- Brick+Mortar 
Capricorn sun, Capricorn moon: Shattered & Hollow- First Aid Kit
Capricorn sun,Aquarius moon: Oh No!-Marina and the diamonds
Capricorn sun, Pisces moon: Bloom-The Paper Kites

Aquarius

Aquarius sun, Aries moon: Black Butterflies and Deja Vu- The Maine
Aquarius sun, Taurus moon: California Numb- Cloves
Aquarius sun, Gemini moon: Driving- Wanderer
Aquarius sun, Cancer moon: Your Life Your Call- Junip
Aquarius sun, Leo moon: Second Guessing Games-Colony House
Aquarius sun, Virgo moon: Made Of Stone- Daughter
Aquarius sun, Libra moon: Sing of the Moon-The Collection
Aquarius sun, Scorpio moon: Narrow Margins-Half Moon Run
Aquarius sun, Sagittarius moon: Beautifully Unconventional- Wolf Alice
Aquarius sun, Capricorn moon: She Moves In Her Own Way- The Kooks
Aquarius sun, Aquarius moon: 10,000 Emerald Pools- BØRNS
Aquarius sun, Pisces moon: Simple Song- The Shins

Pisces 

Pisces sun, Aries moon: Deadcrush- alt-J
Pisces sun, Taurus moon: Overthinking- Adna
Pisces sun, Gemini moon: Set Me Free- Charli XCX
Pisces sun, Cancer moon: Naive-The Kooks
Pisces sun, Leo moon: Sedona- Houndmouth
Pisces sun, Virgo moon: Blush- Wolf Alice
Pisces sun, Libra moon: Loveless- Lo Moon
Pisces sun, Scorpio moon: Empty- Pvris
Pisces sun, Sagittarius moon: Be Who You Are-The Kooks
Pisces sun, Capricorn moon: Half- Pvris
Pisces sun, Aquarius moon: Nitesky- Robert Koch
Pisces sun, Pisces moon: The Forgotten- Greenday

anonymous asked:

What can college kids with limited resources do to help the environment?

The fact that you are asking this question makes me feel very hopeful as it shows you care. Helping the environment is not about the amount resources you have. I could give you a shopping list of behaviours you can change to decrease your impact on the planet, but what I want to tell you is find the environmental cause you are passionate about and get the best education you can so you can have voice and make a difference. Invest in your future through education. You will be able to make a difference.

There are lots of little ways we can all help the environment in our everyday lives. One of the easiest ways is becoming an informed consumer. Every time we spend a dollar we are casting a vote, from the products we buy, to the food we consume, and the transportation we use. The choices we make as a consumer can have far reaching influences, from across the globe to your friends and family. This became clear to me during my first trip to Borneo. I was confronted by vast, seemingly endless acres of oil palm plantations that were once dense primary forest. Those forests were once home to orangutans, elephants, and sun bears. It made me realized just how much palm oil I was consuming in the products I used every day. I began to eliminate those products from my home, and started writing letters to manufactures, urging them to find sustainable alternatives. Becoming an informed consumer really opens the door to understanding the influence, and impact we are having across the globe. Although it may sound cliché, it really does translate to acting locally and thinking globally.

“This is Truth-Teller,” Azriel told Elain.
Elain’s eyes widened at the obsidian-hilted blade in his scarred hand. The runes on the dark scabbard. 
“It has never failed me once,” the shadowsinger said, the midday sun seeming to be devoured by the dark blade. “Some people say it is magic and will always strike true.” He gently took her hand and pressed the hilt of the legendary blade into it. “It will serve you well.

songs that need to be covered by ladies
  • tenerife sea - ed sheeran
  • falling slowly - once the musical
  • treat you better - shawn mendes
  • anna sun - walk the moon (i feel like i’ve heard this one but idk)

add to this list pls

Date the cryptid that breaks into your house late at night. Find them on your counter tops, eating all your chips, their clawed, three fingered hand stroking your pet. They gaze at you with their glowing mauve eyes, their hand never stops petting, never stops moving from bag to mouth. Say hi to them, and offer them some juice, they will be glad, and will not steal your pet. The chips are quite dry, and they are thirsty. They leave once the sun rises, but don’t worry, you were kind to them, they will return. Keep apple juice and thin tortilla chips handy, it’s their favorites.

You can never see too many sunsets on the Blue Ridge Parkway. After the first snow in Virginia this winter, photographer Brandon Dewey drove out to capture the sights. “The sky normally lights up once the sun dips behind the mountain ridges, but this night, there wasn’t that much color. About 20 minutes after sunset, I was just about to pack up my gear when the sky finally caught on fire for less than two minutes.” Photo courtesy of Brandon Dewey.

🌺 Rapunzel Healing Spell 🌺

🌺 gather: a lily, sun water, gold glitter, white and purple thread, vanilla

🌺 sprinkle the inside of the lilly with the glitty and vanilla

🌺 close and wrap the lily up with the white and purple thread.

🌺 lay the lily in the sun water,, and sing/chant

“Flower, gleam and glow, let your power shine
Heal what has been hurt, change the fate's design
Make the clock reverse, bring back what once was mine
What once was mine…” 

🌺 drink the sun water. take precaution not to consume glitter. 

🌺 brush you hair, comb it with the remaining sun water. 

Azriel, still limping, merely nudged Cassian and extended another option.
“This is Truth-Teller,” he told her softly. “I won’t be using it today - so I want you to.”
[…]
Elian’s eyes widened at the obsidian-hilted blade in Azriel’s scarred hand. The runes on the black scabbard.
“It has never failed me once,” the shadowsinger said, the midday sun devoured by the black blade. “Some people say it is magic and will always strike true.” He gently took her hand and pressed the hilt of the legendary blade into it. “It will serve you well.”
“I-I don’t know how to use it–”
[…]
Cassian gawked at Azriel, and I wondered how often Azriel had lent out that blade -
Never, Rhys said […]. I have never once seen Azriel let another person touch that knife.

Elain looked up at Azriel, their eyes meeting, his hand still lingering on the hilt of the blade.

—  WHEN ELRIEL SHIP SETS SAIL and ELUCIEN SHIP REMAINS AT THE DOCK.
August of another summer, and once again
I am drinking the sun
and the lilies again are spread across the water
[…]
Each of us wears a shadow.
But just now it is summer again
and I am watching the lilies bow to each other,
then slide on the wind and the tug of desire,
close, close to one another.
Soon now, I’ll turn and start for home.
And who knows, maybe I’ll be singing.
—  Mary Oliver, from “The Pond,” Felicity: Poems (Penguin Press, 2015)
Haunting Me: Chapter 1

A/N; Eeeeek! Here it is guys, chapter 1! This story has me so pumped and i’m so happy you guys liked the intro. I hope you guys like this chappie, cuz it’s a bit of a giant relief haha. ENJOY! - Delilah ❤️

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x POC Reader

Haunting Me: Y/N is a normal young adult living in New York, but little does she know that she’s a reincarnation of the long lost Bucky Barnes’ fiance from the 1940′s. What happens when she runs into Steve in 2012? Most importantly, what happens when she runs into The Winter Soldier?

Warnings: Swearing. Slight angst. Mild violence. Hella feels. 





2012

You focused on the pencil in your hand, shading the paper as carefully as possible.

New York was beautiful in the summer time, especially once the sun hit the right spot in the sky. It wasn’t a cloudy day by any chance; in fact, there wasn’t a single cloud in sight. You sat in the metal chair, your legs crossed beneath you as you focused on the sketch in front of you. You reached for the pastry on the plate next to it and took a small bite out of it, chewing slowly.

You enjoyed your time alone, as you always did, especially when you got to sketch the totally gorgeous Calvin Klein model sitting two seats down from you.

Okay, he probably wasn’t a model, but he sure as hell looked like one.  He was built like a brick house and those eyes. Jesus –you could get lost in those ocean blue orbs of his. From what it looked like, he was drawing as well. He could draw and look super-hot while doing it? He was a rare gem. However, as you cocked your head to the side, curiously studying his features, you couldn’t help but notice how sad he looked. It made your chest ache just seeing him brood like that.

“Another brownie ma’am?” the waitress asked with a smile. And by the grace of god, the total hottie looked over at you. You blushed, looking up at the waitress with a timid smile.

“Um. No thank you.” She gave you a quick nod before walking away.

When you looked back over at the mysterious blond, you expected him to give you a small smile and continue throughout his day, but boy were you wrong. You looked back over and to your surprise, he was openly staring at you, his blue eyes widened with an odd mixture of fear and shock. He blinked rapidly, his eyes focusing on your face shamelessly.

Immediately you felt so self-conscious. Was there something on your face? Did you creep him out?  Oh god, did your eyeliner smudge. You had a habit of rubbing your face whilst drawing and you did forget you were wearing makeup sometimes.

After a few minutes of being stared down by the man, you had quite enough. You hastily packed your sketch book into your bag and placed a few dollar bills onto the table before standing. You swore you could feel the burning of eyes on your back as you stealthy maneuvered around the sea of people.

Before you could take another step, you felt a tight grip on your arm stop you.

“What are you doing?” you exclaimed, turning around with a scowl. You reached in your pocket for your pepper spray.

“I-I’m sorry!” The man sputtered, his eyes softened once he peered around at the many people watching the two of you. There was a small crowd surrounding you now and you felt so embarrassed, yet relieved. He wouldn’t dare try anything in public.  

You yanked your arm back, holding it in your wrist. “Why are you following me? Do I know you or something?” your last question caused him to frown. You could practically see the wheels turning in the man’s head as he chose his words carefully. He sighed heavily, before his eyes travelled down to the bag in your hand.  

“I uh…noticed you drawing earlier and I wanted to say how nice your shading technique was. That’s all.”

You blinked, your eyes widening. He did all that for a damn compliment? Who was this guy?

“Thank you,” you replied, which came out more as a question. Soon, the people around you began going about their day once they realized there was no harm being done to you. Leaving the two of you standing in the middle of the busy sidewalk.

“My name is Steve,” he smiled, holding out his hand for you. “Steve Rogers.” You raised your eyebrows. That was a bit of an older fashioned name, but you weren’t complaining. Your mom tried to name you Jane once before your birth.

“I’m Y/N,” you replied, gently taking his hand and shaking it.  

“Y/N Y/L/N.”


As the next couple years went by, you and Steve became two peas in a pod.  

Wherever you went, he went. At first, you found it sort of creepy that your best friend was following you around town all the time, showing up at your apartment in the middle of the night when the Stark tower got too much for him and he needed a place to sleep properly. After a while, you just assumed the man was a bit lonely, which was fine by you considering you were, too.

There were times where you two would just stay up all night watching old movies from his time. His favorite was My Darling Clementine, which you had seen so many times that you now knew the entire film’s script by memory. 

Soon, Steve began accompanying you on your trips to art galleries for school. It was a win/win for you as he always attracted so much attention being the hot shot Captain America he was, also, he eased the storm of anxiety that you struggled with your entire life. Steve was your wing man.  

But there were some times when you felt that maybe Steve wanted to be more than friends. 

You always thought of him as a brother figure, but the way he would look at you whenever he thought you weren’t noticing, it had you a bit confused. It happened when you were watching the old movies. He would look at you from out the corner of his eye, watching your reactions closely. You figured it was because he had a thing for you, which you didn’t return. 

You had a couple boyfriends here and there, but nothing special. And Steve, bless his heart, had completely unapproved of them all. 

But whenever you would sing along to your favorite song, Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland, you would see the look even more. You couldn’t put your finger on it, but something about that song probably caused unpleasant memories for him. You wondered why. 

Another time you got The Look, was when you smoked. It was a habit, yeah, one that you’ve had for far too long. Every time you would be out and about with him -which was always- and you lit up a cigarette, he would immediately scold you until you put it out. You loved Stevie, but you were a big girl. You could make your own decisions. 


You were lounging on your couch, watching old reruns of Seinfeld, when a loud banging on your front door causing you to nearly jump out of your skin. You looked over at your phone. 

Five O’clock. 

Steve was currently on a mission, or so you thought. Who on earth could it be? 

You sighed, standing up from the couch and made your way towards the front door. You flung the door open, expecting to see Steve standing there with a box of pizza like always, but instead you got something way, way more complicated. 

“W-What is going on?” you asked, eyeing the two other Avengers beside your best friend. 

Steve let out a sigh, giving you a guilty smile. “These are my uh…coworkers.” 

You blinked, staring at him with wide eyes. Coworkers? Really?

“May we come inside?” Natasha asked as she clutched her shoulder tightly. Her face was twisted into a grimace as she tried to cover the obvious gunshot wound in her shoulder. Your eyes widened. 

“Of course!” you jumped, reaching forward and gently placing your hand on her back, and guiding her into your apartment. She let out a groan when you touched her shoulder. 

“I think I’m gonna need a new shoulder.” she said. 


You placed the cotton swab on Natasha’s shoulder, gently dabbing the fresh stitches you had applied. She was lucky to be alive, the bullet barely missed a major artery. A couple more centimeters and she would’ve bled out in seconds. 

“So are you guys gonna tell me what the hell happened?” you asked, turning around in your chair to face Steve, who was seated on your couch, his body bruised and battered from the obvious fight. 

Whoever they ran into managed to put up on hell of a fight. 

“His name is The Winter Soldier,” Natasha chimed from behind you. She avoided your eyes as she spoke “He’s Hydra’s top assassin. He’s killed over a dozen elected officials and other people as well. We ran into him earlier.” 

Steve continued to stare down at the floor, his face in a distant frown. 

“What does that have to do with Steve? What happened?” you asked eagerly. 

“We just found out that this so called Winter Soldier is actually Steve’s best friend, Bucky Barnes.” 

Your eyes widened. You were so confused. Steve never mentioned anyone else in his life except for his mother and father. He always told you he was on the lonely side, but…he had a best friend apparently. An old best friend from over seventy years ago. 

“Who the hell is Bucky?” you chided, furrowing your brows at Steve. How could he have not told you? You and he told each other everything. 

“Bucky Barnes was considered KIA in 1942 when he fell off a locomotive during a mission to capture the evil scientist Arnim Zola.” Sam informed as he reloaded his pistol. 

“And now, he’s alive. And brainwashed, completely wiped of his memories of Steve.” Natasha finished, taking a sip of the glass of orange juice you poured her a few minutes ago. 

You felt your chest ache. 

Why couldn’t Steve feel like he could tell you about Barnes? You guys were so much closer than the average friends. 

You turned back to Steve, only to find him on the couch with his face buried in his hands. His breaths coming out in short huffs. 

You made your way over to the blond, bending down until you were eye level with him. He looked so broken, yet you had no idea what he was going through. You’ve never lost anyone before. You had no idea who this Winter Soldier was, but if it meant reconnecting two old friends, you were more than wiling to help Steve. 

You gently pulled Steve’s hands from his hair and brought them down, revealing his tear stained face. You smiled up at him, hope shining in your eyes. 

“Whoever this Bucky guy is,” you began, looking down at your entwined hands. “He must be a special kind of man for you to go these lengths. We’ll get your friend back, Steve. If it’s the last thing we do.” 

Steve felt his heart shattering even more as you spoke. Nevertheless, he offered you a false smile, hoping to distract you from the internal pain he was facing. To his relief, you bought it. 

He watched as you went back to Natasha and began placing the bandages onto her wound, your face set in a concerned frown. 

‘Oh, Y/N’ he thought to himself. 

‘If you only knew the truth.’ 


- Fin!  ❤️

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Intro

LAZY DAY WITH EXO

Minseok:

★stays in bed until late afternoon

★likes sleeping on your chest 

★enjoys having his hair played with

★tells you everything about the comeback

★loves hearing about everything you’ve done since the last time you got time alone

★your lazy days in bed makes him feel normal

★so he cherishes every one he gets with you

★’want some food?’

★’order some’

★’i was going to make something’

★’that means you need to get out of bed’

★’true’

★you order food

★and lounge around

★making meaningless chit chat 


Junmyeon:

★the two of you would lounge around on the sofa 

★watching all the dramas you love

★once the sun sets, he’ll go and collect a backpack from the bedroom

★’what’s in that?’

★’nothing’ 

★when you pout, he’ll sigh 

★’you’ll see later’ 

★he’ll tell you to put on warm clothing

★he’ll hold your hand until you get to your favourite spot

★the beach you first met on

★you finally get to see what’s in the bag

★sparklers

★and picnic foods

★you play with the sparklers 

★dance

★and eat

★until one of you falls asleep


Yixing:

★poor bub forgot that he had a free day 

★when you wake to see him dress you call him and open your arms 

★’you’re going to leave me on your first day off in months?’ 

★’that’s today?’

★’yeah’

★’i’m sorry!’

★he’d strip off in the speed of light

★and join you back in bed

★he’d hold you in his arms 

★and sing the song he was currently working on

★if you don’t fall back to sleep he’ll run the bath for you

★the cuddling will move there

★and you’re given a treat of him singing to you


Baekhyun:

★blanket fort 

★snacks

★movie 

★comfy pyjamas 

★and baekhyun wrapped around you

★sometimes he’ll sing for you 

★sometimes you’ll just lay listening to the sound from the streets outside

★’do you want to go get food’

★’no’

★’you’ve not eaten all day’

★’i’ve not cuddled you all month’

★softest boyf  


Jongdae:

★lazy days with jongdae aren’t that lazy 

★you go get ice cream 

★and wander around the city 

★you’ll take a load of pictures  

★you’ll keep some 

★and he’ll take some for when he’s on tour

★after a few hours of exploring and taking pictures

★you’ll head to your favourite place to eat and have lunch

★he’ll tell you about everything he’s done while you’ve been apart

★he also loves hearing about what you’ve been doing

★after eating

★it’s to the park to sit on your bench and look at clouds


Chanyeol:

★he will scream if you  out of bed 

★baby just wants to sleep wrapped in your arms 

★bc he’s been worked so hard lately  

★being with you in bed is the only time he gets to fully relax 

★when he’s finally rested enough he’ll swap so you were in his arms

★’missed you’

★kisses for hours

★he likes resting his hands under your shirt

★you could talk to him about anything and he’d listen

★and enjoy it

★bc it’s you

★probably gonna end up having really slow sex

★you don’t know the next time you get to see each other

★might as well make the most of it


Kyungsoo:

★by the time you wake up he’ll have breakfast ready for you 

★’aren’t i supposed to be the one pampering you?’ 

★’you’re dangerous in the kitchen’ 

★’liar’ 

★’you rubbed your eyes when you had chili flakes on your fingers’

★’that was once’

★’shut up and eat’

★you’ll gush over him 

★which turns him into a tomato bless

★’you can stop now, Y/N’

★’never’

★after eating it’s off to the sofa

★to watch tv and cuddle

★but whatever’s playing gets ignored

★you’re more interested in eachother

★it’ll get turned off so you can talk without other noice

★you’ll napping with his head on your chest



Jongin:

★when you finally wake up in the late afternoon

★he’ll let you raid his wardrobe for something comfy  

★and then go change the sting room into a mess of blankets and pillows 

★you’ll nestle in the mess  

★order food

★then watch a movie

★he’ll lock your fingers together

★and occasionally press kisses to your knuckles

★when the food comes he’ll sit you in his lap and feed you

★then back to cuddling and kissing


Sehun:

★sehun will wrap himself around you 

★whines if you try moving 

★’why are you being cruel to your boyfriend?’ 

★’i just wanna brush my teeth’

★’you want to leave him in bed on his own to get cold’

★’you’re ridiculous’

★’but you love it’

★kisses over every bit of you he can

★enjoys your fingers in his hair

★bc he’s an actual cat

★will ditch you if vivi gets on the bed with you tho