one down 14 more to go

The Republican health care plan would save Washington $337 billion over the next decade but result in 14 million fewer people with insurance by next year and 24 million by 2026, according to a new report by the Congressional Budget Office.

While the CBO projects the GOP’s American Health Care Act would eventually fulfill one of its key goals of bringing down premiums, it paints an ugly picture for Republicans of heading into the 2020 election with higher premiums and millions more uninsured Americans.

A projected 14 million people would go uninsured in 2018, mostly because of the repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate penalties. Some would choose not to buy insurance given that freedom, while others will forgo insurance because of higher premiums, the CBO report says.

Premiums for individuals are projected to rise by 15-20% in 2018 and 2019 compared to what would happen if Obamacare is left in place. After 2020, premiums are expected to fall relative to Obamacare as they are offset by grants to the states and the elimination of requirements on insurance companies.

By 2026, premiums for individuals are projected to be 10% lower than under Obamacare, but that year the CBO projects there will be 52 million uninsured people, compared with 28 million under Obamacare.

The AHCA would bring down costs by $1.2 trillion between 2017-2026, but also cut taxes by 900 billion. The net savings for government would be $337 billion.


Prompt list!

Here is the prompt list! Please make some requests the queue is widddeeeee open right now. Feel free to request any character, not just the ones I have already written! Alright let’s have some fun!

1.     “I love you, you idiot.”

2.     “That’s never going to happen.”

3.     “I can’t believe you don’t like Disney movies.”

4.     “Damn, when did y/n get hot?”

5.     “Only if you give me a piggy back ride!”

6.     “Who doesn’t like waffles?”

7.      “Just shut up and kiss me.”

8.     “Is there a reason your crawling through my window?”

9.     “You’re everything to me.”

10.  “I had the weirdest dream about you and now I can’t stop thinking about you naked.”

11.  “just tAKE THE JACKET”

12.  “I can’t stop blushing… You’re not helping!”

13.  “I’ll always be here.”

14.  “You’re my nerd.”

15.  “We could just make a fort…”

16.  “Hey! Don’t do that! You can’t do that to me!”

17.  “I don’t regret it, not even for a second!”

18.  “They’re right behind me aren’t they?”

19.  “Then come here and make me.”

20.  “Sometimes I wish the sun wouldn’t go down.”

21.  “Were you ever going to tell me?”

22.  “I’ve never said that to any one before.”

23.  “In your dreams!”

24.  “Oh bite me!”

25.  “I’ve never been more in love with you.”

26.  “Can you just hold me?”

27.  “Nothing would make me happier.”

28.  “Dance with me?” “But there’s no music!”

29.  “Where’s your shirt?”

30.  “The least you could do is not hog the blanket.”

31.  “You should stay hydrated.” “What?” “You should-“ “I heard you…”

32.  “Have you seen my… oh”

33.  “You’re not always right you know!

34.  “I can fix that.”

35.  “For the last time I AM NOT JEALOUS!”

36.  “Is this you trying to seduce me?”

37.  “Wait… is this a date?”

38.  “If I did anything right in my life, it was falling in love with you.”

39.  “ I just can’t stop thinking about you.”

40.  “I just miss you every second of every day.”

Uri's 100 Secret Game Tidbits

A while ago, Uri tweeted with a tag to the effect of “1 like = 1 secret detail about your game(s).” To the surprise of maybe no one but her, she woke up to 100 likes and said she’d cut it off there and post them later. And now she has.

A bunch of these were already mentioned in bonus rooms and the like, but there is new info as well, particularly for The Hanged Man. The last 30 or so are for The Hanged Man and will spoil it, so to avoid THM spoilers, don’t scroll past the warning!

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I Can Make You Scream (M) // J-Hope (AU!)

Originally posted by sugashu

Pairing: Hoseok x Reader

Genre: Smut

Summary//Request: kia-winningx said: A J-Hope smut? I’ve been searching and searching and I cannot , for the life of me, find one where he is like the school dick. No matter how much I try to deny it I can’t help but think of him as dominant but I’m the kind that would like talk-back and be really cheeky. 

Please note that this scenario contains smut - dom/sub, begging, dirty talking, light bdsm.

I got kind of carried away with this so here is 3.6k words of absolute sin whOOps

You were an average student. You received semi-good grades and your attendance was adequate. You weren’t usually the type of person to intentionally get yourself into trouble for shits and giggles, but there was one person in particular who did – and they knew the exact buttons to press to frustrate you while simultaneously making you want them even more.

Jung Hoseok was in the same year as you, in almost all of the same classes. You met him when you were 12, and now being 18 and in your last year of high school – you could confidently say that you knew Hoseok pretty well.

Back then, Hoseok was a shy and timid child that could barely string together a proper sentence. But now, he had since gained more than enough confidence – acting a little too big for his boots while still being extremely wet behind the ears. To put it simply, Hoseok was the school dick. It’s not that he bullied other students – he was just incredibly rude to them unnecessarily. He roamed the school with his group of friends, casually making students and teachers lives just that little bit more difficult. Whether it was ‘accidently’ tripping someone in the hallway who may have gave him a funny look or causing one of the teachers grief by verbally abusing any authority they tried to have over him – Hoseok knew how to manipulate and control everyone around him.

Everyone except you.

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Dear freshmen who are going to an art school...

Here are some survival tips….
1. Art school is fucking hard, if you are going because its “easy” your gonna have a hard time.

2. Dont take 8 am classes your next quarter/semester. They are fucking hard.

3. Time management is key. Don’t do what you did in high school. Your project should be started the day of and not put down until youre dead.

4. If you have reading disabilities get student comp. you will need it for your art history and english classes. You will fail if you dont.

5. Stay away from boys for as long as you can. Or what ever else you’re attracted to. Limit your distractions.


7.wakeup an hour before you need to leave for class. So you are not late.

8. If your professor wants you to get expensive supplies try to get them. Theres a reason why they want you to have them.

9. Make friends in every class and outside the class. Connections will help your future.

10. Join clubs- will help with social anxiety. Alot of students who stay in he awk phase dont do as well as other students. Joining clubs will help you become more outgoing.

11. Befriend your professors. They could be rad, and have a foot in the industry. They could choose you for a special project for a client and you could make some money while gaining experience!

12. Cheap supplies suck and can ruin art work at blick if you can

14. Have a car or befriend those with cars.

15. If you’re a girl check the toilet seat some girls pee all over the seat because they don’t wanna sit down and its hella gross.

16. Take advantage of every opportunity the school throws at you.

17. Not every one at art school is going to be like you. There will be preppy people, goths, grunge, skaters, jocks, lolitas, furries, etc. so you need to branch out more. Not every one there is going to be a wholockian.

18. Be aware of your surroundings, learn the city before venturing out by your self.

19. Dont bike unless you are already an avid biker. It sucks.

20. Dont give up, its not going to be easy but itll be worth it!

When We Collide (Part 14)

Pairing: Assistant!Y/N/CEO!Luke

Rating: NC-17

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13

Summary: He is the definition of high class smart ass, swimming in Dom Pierre Pérignon champagne and has never seen the shadow of poverty. She is underprivileged, lives in a messy dorm room on sale and struggles working as an assistant after being thrown out of college. But how will they collide when Luke makes Y/N pregnant after a drunkenly one night stand?

When We Collide on Wattpad

“Cutest couple in Hollywood? My ass!” You commented loudly and looked down at the magazine in your hands, you wondered why you had even decided to invest money in it in the first place.

Your feet were resting on top of your desk while the icon of Tetris was still on your computer screen, but it was paused and your full attention was on the large front page in front of you.

“It’s all just a freaking joke.” You leaned over to grab your mug to take a sip of your almost cold tea, it had been standing there for too long and definitely not helping on your angry mood.

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Lazytown 30 Day Creative Challenge!!

Hello everyone! I wanted to host a 30 day challenge for my current special interest, Lazytown!
Anyone is allowed to participate, and if you prefer writing over drawing, you can also choose to do writing prompts of this!
So that I can keep track of them, please tag your drawings/writings with #30daylazytown so that I can see everyone’s stuff and reblog it <3
there’s no set times for doing it, it’s just start whenever you want and continue for 30 days until you’re done!

Here’s the prompts!

1: Welcome To Lazytown!
-Draw anything to do with lazytown that you please!

2: Slightly Above Average
-Draw Sportacus!

3: New Kid In Town
-Draw Stephanie!

4: Master Of Disguise
-Draw Robbie (For something creative: draw Robbie in a new disguise!)

5: Hacker Voice: I’m In
-Draw Pixel!

6: It’s Mine!
-Draw Stingy!

7: Candy Kid
-Draw Ziggy!

8: Eyeroll
-Draw Trixie!

9: Love Is In The Air
-Draw your favorite ship!

10: Sad Face
-Draw something angsty!

11: The Originals
-Draw Glanni, Íþróttaálfurinn, and/or Jives!

12: MultiVerse!
-Draw a Lazytown AU of any kind!

13: Who’s Body Is This?
-Draw a bodyswap between two characters!

14: We Are Number One But It’s The 14th Day Of The Challenge
-Draw Robbie and his clones!

15: Well, She Can’t Lose!
-Draw Rottenella

16: All Grown Up
- Draw one or more of the kids, now an adult!

17: All Grown…Down?
- Draw Sportacus and/or Robbie as children!

18: The Mayor’s Chair
-Draw Mayor Meanswell!

19: The BIGGER Chair
-Draw Miss Busybody!

20: Master Of Disguise: The Sequel
-Draw Robbie in your favorite CANON disguise he’s worn!

21: Even A Bad Guy Cries
- Draw Robbie going through some rough times

22: The Blue Elf Is Blue
- Draw Sportacus going through some rough times

23: Pretty in Pink
- Draw Stephanie in a new, cute outfit!

24: Redemption Arc
-Draw Robbie getting along with Sportacus and/or the children

25: Good Guy Gone Bad
- Draw Sportacus as if he was a villain instead of a hero!

26: Hey, Who’s The New Guy??
- Create a Lazytown OC!

27: Now You’ve Made The Cut!
- Draw Jives interacting with the Lazytown Show characters!

28: Wind At Your Back, Lass.
-Draw Sportacus and/or Robbie saying goodbye to a much older Steph as she leaves for college.

29: Nobody’s Lazy In Lazytown!
-Draw anything that’s happy or upbeat!!

-Draw whatever lazytown thing you want!

If you are unsure about any of these, just contact me here and I will answer your questions!

Baby Project (Pt. I)

Tyler Joseph Series

Summary: Two long life enemies, who supposedly hate each other with a burning passion are forced to spend more time than preferred together.

(A/N): Hello party people, I wrote this because I fancy the thought of Tyler being a jock. I‘m quite positive that someone requested this as well. Enjoy x 

Words: 1,131

“Lastly, I‘d like to announce the big homework!“ the teacher calls out within the last three minutes of his lesson, making the whole class to let out a long groan and some muttered complains. “You‘re all thrilled to find out I see“ he adds wryly while bending down to take out a big cardboard box from under his desk, which seems to be quiet heavy, and drops it on the table, causing dust to fly everywhere. 

“I‘m pretty sure every one of you has seen one of these“ the professor says, as he pulls out a baby doll from the mystery box and holds it upside down by one of its leg. 

“What does that have to do with our homework, Sir?“ a guy asks, starting up a discussion among the other students. 

“Listen up!“, Mr Danforth exclaims quieting the class, “This is not just a simple task. It‘s what I like to call it, the Baby Project!“ he finishes enthusiastically and throws his arms in the air, letting go of the baby‘s leg at the same time, causing it to start crying the second it fits the wooden surface. Before any comments could be made, he continues speaking while trying to get the doll in his arms to simmer down. “Each one of you will be assigned a partner. Together, you‘ll have to take care of your very own baby for 14 days! Doesn‘t that sound exciting?“

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Don’t Deserve You [Michael Gray]

Originally posted by hvproductions


REQUEST: Hi could i have 7 & 14 with Michael of the prompt list please, love your writing keep up the good work.

[Thank you so much for submitting your request it means the world to me.]

7. “I don’t think I deserve you.”

14. “I’ve committed many crimes. You’re going to have to be clear about which one you’re talking about.”

WARNINGS: Argument. 

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Old Habits Die Hard

A (super super late i’m the worst) prompt from @killbunnyqueen

Thank you so much for your patience! I wrote this halfway through once and then my draft didn’t save, and I’ve never written something like this before, so I took my sweet time trying to get it right.

Summary: At the Space Mall, Lance eats something that doesn’t quite agree with him. Later on, the team realizes that Space Allergies are a thing.

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Breathe ~ An Avengers Story (15/15)

Originally posted by superherofeed

AU Summary: The Avengers go on a mission to save Y/N and destroy the oncoming HYDRA resistance.

Notes: im making this the last one of the first book because the chapter after this one will take place AFTER cap:civil war so yea bucky will be on the next chapter but yeah i hope you guys like this one and would keep on reading more. this means a lot and yea. here goes. “)

Part 14 | Part 15 



“All engines running. Departing from Stark Tower in 5 minutes.”

“Control motors fully operational, weapons system engaged and ready. We are a go, Captain.”

Steve nodded back at Barton and Romanoff at the pilot seats. Then he turned around and saw Dr. Banner recalibrating the device to track down Y/N’s location. Or at least the coordinates of the last known vantage point

“FRIDAY, run a search for any weird gravitational occurrence, unusual magnetic pulls, and gamma ray signals on a 20 mile radius.” Stark commanded the AI as he himself got into one of his suits.

“Yes, sir.” The voice responded.

“Gamma ray signals?” Steve asked. Bruce looked up and explained it to him.

“Since the other guy responded to Y/N’s powers before, we figured there must be at least a hint of gamma radiation on her since it’s somehow connected. There’s a chance but it’s a small one and we’re taking every resources we have right now.” He said. “We’re gonna find her, Cap.”

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Fall Out Boy inspired Sentence Starters
  • 1: "I'm gonna make it bend and break."
  • 2: "And I want these words to make things right."
  • 3: "Who does he think he is?"
  • 4: "Thanks for the memories even though they weren't so great."
  • 5: "Been looking forward to the future."
  • 6: "They say I only think in the form of crunching numbers."
  • 7: "I'm a liner away from getting you into the mood."
  • 8: "But you will remember me."
  • 9: "And just one mistake is all it will take."
  • 10: "We'll go down in history."
  • 11: "No, it's nothing wrong with me."
  • 12: "I never meant for you to fix yourself."
  • 13: "I can't stop 'til the whole world knows my name."
  • 14: "We've been here forever."
  • 15: "I could scream forever."
  • 16: "Am I more than you bargained for yet?"
  • 17: "Isn't it messed up how I'm just dying to be him/her/them?"
  • 18: "I'm just a notch in your bedpost."
  • 19: "Be careful making wishes in the dark."
  • 20: "I'm just dreaming of tearing you apart."
  • 21: "You’re the antidote to everything except for me."
  • 22: "Burn everything you love, then burn the ashes."
  • 23: "In the end everything collides."
  • 24: "They say we are what we are, but we don't have to be."
  • 25: "I'm bad behavior but I do it in the best way."

We received some non-spoilery questions so here are some non-spoilery answers!

Mod Ellipsis came up with the idea months ago. You can read her original short story that started it all here. 

When we have time, yes! It will be after Asriel has a bit more screentime.

Ellipsis and Minty are from different parts of the USA. Nacho is from Ireland.

Asriel’s height was based on this piece of sepia art here.

We estimated that Asgore is probably around 9 feet tall, not including the horns. Interestingly enough, @bananeurysms did a more precise calculation and came up with the same result!

Since Asriel’s battle sprite appears a little shorter than Asgore (if they were both standing straight), his height is scaled down from there. Then, since Asriel seems to have an association with the number eight, 8’ 8" seemed like a clever measurement.

Toriel is a bit shorter and Asgore is taller.

In this story, Chara fell into the Underground at age 13. “Rewrite” takes place one year later. Chara is 14 and Asriel is 16. Despite being two years older, Asriel certainly is sensitive, isn’t he?

She’s going to build one!

Nope. Chara only shaves their face. Chara isn’t hairy enough for the leg hair to be visible from these distances or this level of illustration detail. I based Chara’s hair thickness/appearance off of some real people I know. :)

Nacho: REALLY big gauntlets that make her hands look like giant claws

Minty: An impractically huge greatsword

Ellipsis: Some sort of long range magic

It’s only a LITTLE bit longer than in canon, haha~ The style is a reference to a very old doodle.

(shit @kazliin‘s gonna think I’m a stalker any day now, which I am)

From chapter 14 of Until my feet bleed and my heart aches, Yuuri returned to Detroit, to skating, heartbroken, finally took down Viktor’s signed poster. It’s a bittersweet moment that can be read in more than one way. Is Yuuri letting go of Viktor, is Yuuri letting go of the image of Viktor he imagined for all these years, the one that is not real, that he desperately want to replace with the man he met and loved in reality. Anyway, @kazliin had me tearing up more than once in chapter 14 alone.

anonymous asked:

Can you talk about the developmental stages of how novels go from a concept through to a finished book? I'm trying to make a project take FOREVER for my character.

Hi Anon!

The different production stages can differ from publisher to publisher, depending on parameters like size, workforce, internal workflows, the actual project (i.e. the type of book being published), potential publishing cycles (are books published at any time throughout the year, or only at specific times, like ahead of book fairs or Christmas?), whether it’s a run of the mill print production or other mediums are considered like eBooks, websites, apps, etc.

For brevity’s sake, the following will focus on a printed fiction novel and point out some variations along the way.

From Concept to Manuscript:

The first question in your case would be: does the concept come from the writer or the publisher? You did not specify whether your character is the writer themselves or someone working at a publisher. I will assume your character is an editor and work from that point of view.

If the author brings in the concept, it would either be unsolicited, a reply to a contest (unlikely, since most contests by publishers I’m aware of request finished stories, not concepts), or the writer is established at the publisher and encouraged/under contract to bring in new ideas on a regular basis. It’s uncommon to have a debut novelist bring ideas to a publisher, as editors don’t really have the time to read proposals. If you want to go that route anyway, I’d suggest looking into literary agents.

On the other hand, an editor would most likely try to find an established author to go to with whatever concept they have conjured up. If we are talking academic publishers that’s a different matter since in that case, an editor would be more likely to search for a renown voice in the field who may so far be unrelated to the publisher, or the concept would come from an academic writer trying to find a publisher for his work in the first place.

For pure fiction writing, the concept would likely be an up and coming trend, i.e. a genre that’s doing very well or is just getting traction, or because an agent told the publisher it’s going to be the next best thing. This means that, ideally, the editor would want the manuscript to come along fairly quickly. But “fairly” can mean a lot of things depending on genre.

For lack of a better example let’s take a thriller by an author à la Dan Brown: If the concept is, let’s say, based on the Enigma machine, coming up with a compelling plot would take a lot of research on the subject, travels, interviews, Youtube videos. It can take literally years just to sift through all the information and decide what should be put into the book and what can be left out.

And even if the plot of a book has been established: some authors write faster than others (point in case: Stephen King vs George RR Martin), some authors need more hand holding than others, and let’s not get started on the attitude some authors might bring to the table.

Bottom line: if you want to take your time, do it here.

Manuscript to Print ready Files:

So the author finally produced a text. If this whole thing started at conception stage, you may have already wasted a year or two, if the author brings in a “finished” manuscript, the work only starts here. I will not go too much into the actual editing process as this is a topic for another time, but in terms of development, let’s point out that the term “editor” can mean quite a lot of things depending on the publisher. Copy-editing can encompass anything from checking the text for grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors to consistency, plot, logic – basically, if the text makes sense. Some publishers may put more work and money into that process than others, and there’s also different philosophies when it comes to author involvement. While some authors may be such hot shots no editor would ever dare touch a single word they’ve written, other authors will welcome the constructive input and work very closely with that editor (Harper Lee is said to have worked closely with her editor on To Kill A Mockingbird).

Ideally, all the editing work is out of the way by the time the manuscript is deemed ready for the typesetting stage. This is where the text is formatted for print and/or ebook production, which usually should not take more than a couple weeks. Unless you also involve an illustrator.

There may be more editing stages throughout the process to check for certain formatting errors. If you want to drag it out even longer, the publisher may give the author permission for one last look at the text before files are finalised. (This can be quite fatal. From experience, authors from the academic field love to rewrite whole paragraphs at this stage, just to make the typesetter’s life more miserable. I am being told by mod @byericacameron that a fiction author would rather not go down this rabbit hole, however.) The sensible thing would be to restrict the author in how much they can edit, and then enjoy the fallout when editor and writer start fighting about word choice and whether or not that plot point needs another 14 paragraphs to make sense.

A quick side note on illustrations and cover art: all that would usually run parallel to the editing process, and the author’s influence can once again differ greatly from publisher to publisher. Especially when it comes to the cover image/illustration, and the title of the book, the publisher may reserve the last word on account of their marketing team usually being more informed about target group and current trends.

Printing, Delivery and Distribution:

I won’t go into too much detail here. At this point, the editor is usually handing responsibilities over to the production team and focuses on a new project. Small publishers may force their editors to see the project through to the end, though.

The production lead time from delivery of the print ready files to the finishing of the bulk can take anything from 2 to 8 weeks depending on quantity, the extent of the book, and how complicated the product is. Going with the run of the mill novel, the average would be 3 to 4 weeks plus shipping, which, in turn, can take anything from 1 to 4 weeks (depending on where the books are actually printed and where they need to be delivered to).

Absolutely anything can go wrong during that time, but none of that would necessarily concern an editor unless they have to continue communications with the author.

The same is true when it comes to distribution. All of that runs independently of the editor and author, so neither would be necessarily involved in the process.

The author will receive a couple personal copies free of charge, quite possibly even a discount when buying more copies, and books will be provided for signings.

If you want to build up a sense of urgency in your story you can have your characters work towards a deadline, i.e. a book signing or maybe a special event for which the book is being written for, and then have everything that can go wrong go wrong, because that’s just how it works.

And there you have it: your finished book.
From proposal to publication, this would take anything from a year to maybe even two years, and if that isn’t long enough for you, please refer to the various points given above that would delay the production in whichever way.

(Please note the above does not include anything about sales, co-editions, product development or licensing rights, so if you’d like to know more about either or all, or the actual production of a book, please feel free to submit a follow-up question!)

- mod @onequoteperday


because i’ve been itching to do a writing meme, and i really like the prompts over at lj (for all those cool kids who remember doing theme tables there!), so here’s 30 wounds.

1. “It’s just a flesh wound.”

2. sharp tongue

3. killing blow

4. take it like a man

5. catscratches

6. die for you

7. sadomasochism

8. whipped

9. black and blue

10. hospital

11. bandages

12. “This hurts me more than it hurts you.”

13. if looks could kill

14. last one standing

15. worth dying for

16. “You’re bleeding.”

17. “I fell down some stairs.”

18. kiss it better

19. go down in flames

20. infection

21. accept defeat

22. let me see your scars

23. bloodstains

24. stabbed in the back

25. will to live

26. die by your hand

27. battle fatigue

28. paper cut

29. drunken brawl

30. heal

Temptations (M)

Originally posted by jinyoung-ahh

Nothing lasts forever. Forever is a lie. All that we have, is what’s between hello and goodbye.”

Summary: Sometimes when you have everything you asked for…. it’s never enough. You have a fiance you are about to get married with soon and life is good, until that one guy changes it all… He’s that something that you need to have a bit excitement in your life… He was full of surprises and brought you feelings you haven’t felt in a long time… But was he just a temptation or someone worth the trouble to get involved with?

Previous Parts:

Part 1 // Part 2 // Part 3 // Part 4 // Part 5 // Part 6 // Part 7 // Part 8 // Part 9 // Part 10 // Part 11 // Part 12 // Part 13 // Part 14 // Part 15 // Part 16 // Part 17 //

Part 18 is here~

More Parts:

Part 19 // Part 20 // Part 21 //



Your Point of View.

At last you had the last of your things and you continued to let tears stream down your face and pushed your suitcase to the front door to your old apartment.

Before you opened the front door, you looked at the apartment one last time and you sighed..

It was good while it lasted..

But you had to let Youngjae go before you could hurt him anymore..

You turned around and faced the front door. It was time to remove yourself from Youngjae’s life and act as if you two never met each other in the first place…

As you opened the door you eyes widen when you noticed Jinyoung standing right then and there..


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anonymous asked:

Don't know if you're still taking prompts, and I've never seen you write for them although I know you've watched the show, but - 14 and/or 15 for Merlin and Arthur? Or alternatively, if you feel like being particularly sadistic, 38 and/or 43? Please? <3

14. smile

Arthur doesn’t smile much.

He laughs, sometimes. And he grins, occasionally. But a smile, an honest pleased happy smile…

That’s rare.

And that’s what makes this all the more special, the sunlight on Arthur’s golden hair and his body loose-limbed and relaxed and his eyes closed and his mouth curved upwards.

“I can feel you staring.” Arthur opens one bright blue eye and glares at Merlin. “What?”

Merlin blushes, caught-out, ears going hot, and Arthur’s smile widens. Eyes glittering.


“Oh, shut up,” Merlin says, then leans down and kisses the prat before he can think of a clever comeback.

15. silence

Arthur doesn’t say anything.

Gwen dithers at his side, eyes going between him and Merlin.

Merlin stays on his knee, head bowed. “If you’ll have me,” he adds, suddenly scared.

Maybe he misjudged. Maybe he came back too early.

Maybe Arthur still considers him a traitor.

Merlin peeks up, cautiously.

Arthur’s eyes are shards of ice.

“Arthur, please – “ but Arthur cuts Gwen of with a raised hand.

He looks down at Merlin, expression unreadable, mouth a hard thin line.

Then he grabs Merlin’s hand, palm still as warm and rough as it used to be, and pulls him up.

38. abandoned

Servants aren’t supposed to run away in a huff.

Then again, servants also aren’t supposed to call their master prat, or offer advice – actual, serious, helpful advice – and they’re certainly not to supposed to make their masters feel like –

But Merlin isn’t just any servant.

Arthur kicks against a stray helmet in frustration.

Servants aren’t supposed to have fights with their masters and when they do, they certainly can’t piss off just because they feel like it.

Arthur whirls. “Merlin!”


What if, this time, he doesn’t come back?

What if –

“I’m here, you big idiot, calm down.”

Arthur smiles.

43. dying

“I’m scared,” Arthur croaks, and the face is different and the voice is different but the eyes are still the same.

The eyes are always the same.

Merlin tightens his grip on Arthur’s hand, fingers slick with blood. “It’s okay,” he lies. “It’ll be okay.”

Arthur laughs, pained, blood-stained. “No, it’s not. Honestly, Merlin, you’re still the worst liar I – “ He breaks off, coughing, then convulsing.

Then nothing.

Merlin clenches his teeth together, squeezes his eyes shut. Just temporary. Arthur will be back, he’s always back, Merlin just has to wait.

But why does it always hurt so much?

Loki vs Moriarty

Part one of ‘Loki vs Moriarty’

Was it requested: Kinda but not really? Idk, it’s yes and no. 
Fandom: Marvel/Sherlock
Pairing: Loki/reader, Moriarty/reader
Rating: Your gran’s gonna beat the shit out of me with a bloody used tea bag, and I don’t think that’s my cup of tea, so don’t show her. 
Warnings: *vague shrug*, smut, angst, swearing, smoking, drinking, ANGST, more angst, love triangles, all that jazz. 
Rock song prompts:
System Of A Down + 14, “You free your life”

Biffy Clyro + 5 + 10, “Wouldn’t go there without you”, “Nothing lasts forever, except you and me”

Good Charlotte + 4 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14, “I could never live the way they’d want” “I will wait for you”  “I will stay” “Motivate me” “That’s what I’m told”

Five Finger Death Punch + 6 + 8, “She was a princess” “This is my time to shine”

Steel Panther + 5 + 12, “You’ll be screaming my name” “My love is pure and true”

Of Mice & Men + 7 + 8 + 14, “It’s always been you and me” “You know what I’ve been through” “Thank you for this”

Alestorm + 7 + 10 + 13, “We’re hoisting the flag to be free” “All we can be” “What I need”

A Day To Remember + 1 + 8 + 10 + 11, “Not afraid of anything”, “None of that ever seems to matter when I’m holding you”, “You had me at hello”, “Get me through another day”
Aerosmith + 1 + 3 + 4 + 10 + 11 12, “It started with a little kiss”
“Never judge a book by its cover”
“Dude looks like a lady”
“Without your love I’m just a beggar”
“The light at the end of the tunnel may be you”
“You’ll be alright”
Shakespeare prompts:

Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love

Forty thousand brothers could not, with all their quantity of love, make up my sum.

Person A: You are a villain!
Person B: You are a senator!

Oh, I am slain!

Tagging: @damnbuvky, @tinaruthbelcher, @jemin-guay, @ichimaruai, @littlesnorlaxx (because you insulted my cucumbers!) 

Originally posted by lokitty

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