one face to bring them all

Vamp!Gaston AU where he finally reveals himself to LeFou. Among all of the other glaring questions, LeFou finally manages to ask, “Is this what this was? Have you been manipulating me the entire time?” 

It would make for a wonderful catch-all explanation. All of those new, novel feelings that he could never quite bring himself to address were suddenly disentangled from personal anxieties, from the abstract sense of guilt they instilled. It wasn’t his fault. These weren’t his feelings. It was something supernatural, something evil worming its way into his mind and plugging away at his neural wiring. 

And yet LeFou couldn’t help but dread the answer. Despite everything, despite how bizarre and illegible it had all seemed, he couldn’t bear to look at his affections–– he face them for what they were now, there was nothing to lose when one had never had anything to begin with––for Gaston under the new reality that they’d been planted on him. He didn’t want to see the tells of inauthenticity–– the cracks, the bumps, the defects. He didn’t want to retrace the past years of his life, unravelling quite possibly the realest thing he’s ever felt, only to find a frayed end when the spool ran out. 

He found he was holding his breath. 

Gaston smirked, as self-appraising as ever. 

“I never needed to.”

Mom Adopts a “Dog”

So y’all keep blowing up my notes with the various Family Lore stories I’ve been telling, so I guess I should tell one on my parents now.

My Mother’s Father was part of the United Auto Worker’s Union, and during the 50′s and 60′s, was on strike a lot. My point is, grandpa got himself an entirely deserved reputation for being a sucker who loved animals, so people would dump thier pets on him. Hence, my mother grew up in a house with pets such as Picket the one-eyed tomcat, Tweety the Bald canary, Dummy the cat, Stupid Son of Dummy, Spooky Garbage Dog and Chiquita the Tarantula.  Eventually Grandma put her foot down when Grandpa brought home Gerta the Saint Bernard.

I say all this because it provides some context for how the following occured.

Mom and Dad had just moved in together (my parents dated for six years and were engaged for 13 days, driving everyone on both sides insane), and unfortunately, My mother’s German Shepherd, Cops, has just passed away due to bone cancer.  After mourning for a bit, Mom and Dad decided to get a dog together, as a couple.  

For context, my father had never owned a dog in his life.  His mother had ‘Pretty Bird” the budgie as a child but parrots are alien life forms, not pets.

So they go to the Palo Alto Animal shelter to adopt.  The year was 1987, and at the time, Palo Alto was… not a great place.  Lots of drugs, gangs and poor civic managment.  Mom told me that she learned to identify different types of gunfire while living there. They get there, and mom explains that she’s always had a preference for Big Dogs, and the guy’s face lights up.  Oh Yes, he says, We have a Big Dog.  For expirienced owners, yep, adoptable today, here we’ll give you a discount even-

Somehow my parents were not suspicious about this.

They were shown to the Animal in question, a Gorgeous blue-sable beastie with pretty golden eyes who immediately pressed herself against the fence and gave them the best PUH-LEEEEEEASE TAKE ME HOME puppy eyes 100lbs of canine can do.  Mom and Dad fall in love instantly.  They sign all the paperwork and take her home for $10, and name her “Mazel” as in “Mazel Tov.”

Within the hour, it becomes clear that something is amiss.

Cops had lived with his kibble stored in a plastic garbage can in the garage for six years without incident.  Mazel figured out how to open doors and got the locking lid off the can in six minutes, horking down about four pounds of the stuff before my mother notices that it’s been weirdly quiet.  Most dogs bark at or chase squirrels.  Mazel stalked and caught one the second day, presenting it to my mother like an offering.  Mazel knew all her commands but would clearly stop to consider before obeying, and trained my dad to give her good treats within a week.  The locks on the side-yard gate were undone, and she took a stroll around the neighborhood, but always retuned home for dinner.

After a week of gradually realizing that Mazel was smarter than most of the professors my mom worked with, they took her to the Vet for a routine checkup.

Dr. Hamada walked into the exam room, dropped the clip-board and said “Where the HELL did you get a Wolf?”

After a bit of prodding and a very-angry-dr.hamada-calling-the-pound, they determined Mazel was a high-content hybrid, probably with a husky, but was going to be a lil shit her entire life.  OK, said Hamada, I don’t like destroying animals and you’ve got a lot of expirience with dogs, so I’m okay with letting you keep her, but you should keep her away from small children because her Prey Drive could kick in.

Two years later, mom got pregnant with me.

Mazel noticed instantly, and reacted by digging a large hole in the yard and catching even more squirrels for mom, because she needed the protein or something.  That what you do when the Alpha Bitch is preggers, right?  Dig a den and ply her with food?  On the advice of my grandmother, my mom stayed overnight at the hospital once I was delivered, and dad went home with a shirt that had moms and my scent on it.  Mazel spent the whole night puzzling over it.

The next morning, when mom came home with me, there was the sudden and instantaneous recognition of PUPPY!!!!!! :D:D:D!!!!! PUUUUUUUPPY!!!!!!  and Mazel turned into the most aggressively maternal being I’ve ever met.  Playing with me on the blanket, sitting under my chair at meals (I was a messy eater), sleeping under my crib, teaching me to walk by letting me hang onto her fur and shuffle around.

Dr. Hamada thought mom was a madwoman, until he saw me holding Mazel’s mouth open and sticking my face in so i could look at her teeth.  He gave up when my mom announced she was pregnant with my sister.

I’m making living with a Wolfdog sound awesome, but it did come with some drawbacks:

  • Mazel did have to be muzzled at the vets, because she had Opinions about having things stuck up her butt.
  • HAIR.  One of my chores growing up was to brush her out every week and I’d frequently end up with more hair than animal.
  • the only way we could reliably get her to stay in the yard was with an overhead tether with a STEEL cable, which she chewed through anyway.
  • Do you like waking up by being hit in the face with half a dead animal? No? Wolfdogs may not be for you.
  • More than capable of opening the fridge and eating everything if you’re not watching
  • Will get into everything if not otherwise occupied.  Including eating your tax forms.
  • Howls along with sirens at 4 AM.

PROS of growing up with a wolfdog, as a small child in the 90′s

  • I was afforded a degree of freedom normally associated with a pokemon trianer. It was no big deal for me and my sister to walk three miles through my not-really-good neighborhood to the Froyo if I took Mazel with us. People tended to leave us alone when we had 100lbs of overprotective Apex Predator following us around.
  • WINNING at Pet Day at school.  There wasn’t actually a compettion but Billy’s hamster sucks in comparison to an animal that is perfectly willing to demonstrate how she can snap an oak branch in half on command.
  • PTA moms losing their shit because Mazel would walk down the block by herself to come pick ups up from school.
  • Grew up associating the word “Bitch” with teeth and the willingness to rip an asshole’s face off for being rude.  Never changed the definition.
  • Learned the I-Own-This Strut and Murder-Stare from the absolute best.

When she was 17, Mom and Dad decided to add another room on to the house.  They rigged up the overhead tether so she could be outside but not underfoot for the contruction guys.  One morning, mom came out to notice them all milling in the side yard entrance, muttering worriedly.  When mom asked what was wrong, one of them explained that Carlos forgot to bring the Hamburger.  What do you need a hamburger for?  Asked mom, and they pointed down the side yard to where Mazel was sitting, doing her best Viscious Alpha Bitch Stare.

Apparently they’d never realized that she was on the VERY end of her tether there and couldn’t actually get to them, and had been scamming them for a big mac a day for a month.  Mom had my six-year-old sister pull her away to show she wasn’t dangerous and tired her best not to laugh but kind of failed.

Mazel ended up living to be 19 and a half, and except for some minor arthritis, remarkably hale until the day she passed away in her hole in the back yard while taking a nap.  I maintain that Death had to wait until she was sleeping to get a crack at her, or she would’ve taken his scythe for a chew toy.

100 Prompts That Will Make You Cry: Part 1

Unfortunately, my amigos, we managed to come up with 100 prompts. Here’s part 1:

  1. You’re a ghost haunting your own funeral. You see that nobody showed up.
  2. What are these strangers doing in your house? You’re confused and angry, it’s been a week and it seems like they’re not leaving, they’re not even paying attention to you. You’re the ghost haunting your house without knowing it.
  3. A single man and dog run the Iditarod only to show up with the medicine for his daughter too late. This is his story.
  4. You fight for a noble cause. You complete all the necessary steps. You reach the top of the world doing good deeds to improve peoples lives. It’s your first day of retirement and you watch your hard work comes undone before your eyes.
  5. “You can’t understand how it is to feel this worthless. I just want it all to go away! I want it all to STOP!”
  6. Despite everything they did, everything they went through. It was made clear that their attempts were pointless, as they were too late to save them.
  7. The only thing left for you to do was to leave forever
  8. You didn’t visit your parent figure in hospital the day before they passed away because you wanted to finish your homework. Less than 24 hours later, you get a message from your sibling. “They passed away this morning.”
  9. No matter how hard you try, they just laugh at you. You are a joke, a game, you don’t matter. You’ve had enough.
  10. “Robert, you can’t just leave! There are fifty kids waiting for you! You promised you’d get us out alive. You told them so!” “No, darling, I promised I’d get us out alive. Us, being me and my 500 grand. Thanks for your help, by the way. Sorry about the boiled alive thing. Chao!”
  11. Why did you leave me? It’s been 15 years. Why did you leave? I can’t just accept the fact that you showed up on my doorstep expecting an apology. I have a family now. And I can’t let you pull me into your problems.
  12. Your school, company, or organisation has required you to go to therapy for a potentially traumatic incident. This is the session when you decide to tell the story of becoming estranged from your last living relative.
  13. You can only watch the live news helplessly as, thousands of miles away, an tsunami happens in the country your best friend happens to be visiting
  14. “My head is full of you but my arms are empty.”
  15. Best Friends Forever", we used to say. But now we aren’t even talking anymore. When I see them anywhere, another person is by their side, a new best friend. And I, I am all alone.
  16. Person A shares something that no one knew about them and it is very personal and then they get outcasted by their family and person B is the only one to support them as they cry.
  17. The fire was pretty, swirling in shades of blue and green and purple, if you could ignore the fact it was destroying the planet.
  18. A crying child in the hospital bed looks to you for answers. She wants to know where her mommy is. You have no answer.
  19. “I cannot take it anymore, Sam. You don’t tell me anything, you’ve been disappearing for hours, you have phone calls you don’t want me to hear, and now you forgot our anniversary. I’m done being patient. I have packed my things, you can keep the car and the house. Goodbye.” A small box fell out of his fingers, and a ring with a diamond shining merrily on the band rolled away, as the phone stopped playing out the voicemail.
  20. You unlock your phone, and, ignoring the shaking of your hand, answer the call. “Hey” you say, not even trying to compress the wound, too far gone as you already are, “no, i’m fine. I’ll be with you in a minute or two…”
  21. I knew it would be there, I saved for this special occasion. It was my deserved reward after a shitty day and it was gone. The cupcake was gone.
  22. it was finally summer, his favorite season. He sat up in his bed and told you all about what he did last year. He rode his bike everywhere, he played so many games with his friends, he swam in the town park pool… you were the doctor, and you had come in to bring his parents out of the room to talk to them about how the cancer had spread unexpectedly.
  23. You’ve just had an unpleasant lunch with your family and one of your siblings has just told you that you’ve been horrible the entire meal. What now?
  24. Your mom starts crying
  25. you walk down the street and you see a familiar face. Your heart starts beating faster and you speed up, because Gosh, you haven’t seen them in the longest time, but then as you are about to reach them and scream their name, you suddenly stop because remember that it can’t be them because you’re now on the other side of the world, and you left the person you love far away….
  26. It’s your grandfather’ funeral. The place is packed, he was loved by so many. Then, a small child puts a cup of coffee by his ashes.. (“Have this grandpa, it’s time to wake up”)
  27. The person you love has to be killed in order to save other people. Their death guarantees the others’ safety and it is the right thing to do, and they want to do it, but you have to kill them. So you do.
  28. you have the power to bring back the dead. You quickly realize that this comes with draw-backs since certain parts of them stay dead. someone close to you had an accident and this is the most difficult decision of your life.
  29. the smallest coffins are the heaviest.
  30. Her answer is to gently cup your face with trembling hands. Her smile is gentle and so, so sad. Her breathy whisper reaches your ears, “because love is watching someone die,” and shatters your world.
  31. It had always been her. From the first day you saw her, you knew that she was the one, the one you wanted to spend your entire life with. Day by day, that future became a little more solid, a little more opaque. Until you watched it shrivel, collapse and die when strangers pulled a frail, familiar body out of the wreck.
  32. you wake up to silence, except for the sound of quiet sobbing and a set of packed suitcases in the hall.
  33. “I’m going to… take a nap… just for a minute. I’ll be… right back.” He lies down just where he sat. “Could you… hold my hand?”, he asks of her. She moves carefully around the table, as not to disrupt the game that they will certainly continue. He rests his head on her knees. “Are you there?”, he asks. “Yes, I’m here.” He holds her hand tighter. “Are you there?”, he asks, slowly his voice getting quieter and weaker….
  34. You and your family were in a car crash. You think you’ve survived but in the hospital you found you’ve died and you watch your parents, your SO, your children and your friends mourn. You don’t leave earth. You remain there watching over your loved ones, but when they die, they don’t join you. You are by yourself forever.
  35. Driving home, you hit something. Getting out, you realize it’s your pet who went missing a few months ago
  36. Using the word ‘almost’ is the most melancholic way to describe an upsetting moment. She almost got there in time. He almost caught her. She almost told her. They almost made it.
  37. You realise animals no longer acknowledge your existence. They can’t seem to see or hear you. Your best friend is your dog.
  38. “I’ll never be perfect in my parents’ eyes no matter what I do.”
  39. When you were 7, you were kidnapped when for 15 years. At the age of 22, you are finally rescued. Write about your time held in captivity and what it was like when you were saved.
  40. Time and time again, the prompt guy refuses my Danny DeVito suggestions
  41. “You’re the worst teacher I ever had, but I don’t want you to leave, because you were also the best, in a way.”
  42. after always feeling like you were never wanted around, someone decided to tell you how you felt is exactly right. and now you have a fire in your heart you’ve decided to do something about it.
  43. He was supposed to protect me. Instead he became the one I needed protection from.
  44. “We’ll be finally be able to be together. Just one more year. Then we can finally be happy.” That was the last thing you said to your lover before going back off to war. Now you find yourself in an empty house, holding one last letter addressed to you and the memories of a lifetime of unfulfilled promises.
  45. I’m not sure which was worse: keeping it a secret for so many years, or the look on my mom’s face when I told her.
  46. you moved in a new town a few months ago. One of your friend tells you that he heard your best friend say “There’s no point staying in touch, we won’t see each other ever again.”
  47. “I’m sorry sir, but we’re all out of chicken nuggets.”
  48. You are a stray dog. Your master lost you 3 years ago. You go on an epic and heart-filled journey to find your master, not knowing that they are already dead.
  49. It was the first time your parents said the word proud in relation to you, but you could just feel that was nothing more than a backhanded compliment. It only made you feel terrible.
  50. After five years, they were finally back together. But time had torn them apart and as much as they tried, they were unable to love each other again.
  51. The dark and dreary realisation finally hit you: You’re the one in the coffin. This is your funeral. All these people are upset and crying over you.
  52. The war had been ravaging the country for years. You fought for your country, you shed your blood, you did your part. And yet a mistake is going to be your undoing. Write your last letter before your execution to a daughter you will never come back to.
  53. Your siblings played a game with you, it was called “Who can ignore you the most”. But it’s okay, you knew they love you, because there was still food on the table, and bedtime was still shared in the same room. It’s been years, you’re in the worst time of your life now, and you feel the need to reach out for help. You hope the game is over by now.
  54. You’ve been messaging someone online for years now, chatting with them about this and that every so often. They stopped logging on a month ago. You have no way of knowing if they’re okay, and can only watch and wait for a reply.
  55. You read a late familiar’s diary from decades ago. You knew nothing about them before this moment.Their insight in life is what you need to solve your problems, and your insight could have helped save their life.
  56. “I am so tired.” She whispered to him, inches away from jumping of that bridge.
  57. Every time your father leaves for work, you wonder if he’s going to die. You make sure to say “i love you” every day before he goes, but one day you forget…
  58. you’re the last member of your species, your culture, your language. Scientists are around you, waiting for every bit that you can share, for them to document. They don’t care about you. Although you’re surrounded by people, you’re alone.
  59. your idol, a vegetarian, was forcefully fed a hotdog
  60. Write about the small and big sacrifices mothers make for their children.
  61. You are trapped in a “coma” can hear everything around you, including friends and family coming to say goodbye before your life-support is taken away due to lack of insurance. They can’t prove you aren’t brain dead. You can’t say goodbye back.
  62. “The monsters won’t come and hurt me will they daddy?” “As long as I’m around,” he said, giving you a goodnight kiss. “No one will ever hurt you.” “You’ll come home right? Promise?” “I Promise.” But he failed to keep his promise. He never came home and the monsters got you after all.
  63. Tell the story of someone who goes about daily life, well, tries to anyway. It’s hard for them because they had severe depression. Tell of their struggles and trials. But also tell of their successes.
  64. For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never worn.
  65. you’re the last person in the world and you just lost hope for finding anyone else
  66. You went on a great quest with your friends. You slayed monsters together, fended off enemies, and overcame all challenges that came your way. However, your friends perished at the final boss. You’ve just defeated him, and the reality is sinking in.
  67. You are the new Death. The torch has been passed down to you for reasons you don’t know. It is now your job to take the lives of those whose time is up, old or young. Are you prepared to do it? And why were you chosen?
  68. You have become immortal through a game that destroyed your universe. You and and your friends recreated the universe. You remember, they do not. The big bad from the game haunts your dreams.
  69. You wake up and smell something burning. You think someone is making breakfast. You get up to see your house is on fire and you’re the only survivor.
  70. As the crowd around you cheers for your brother’s assassin, you hold him in your arms as you watch his life fade. He was the most hated man in the world, a brutal dictator, a tyrant worse than your father ever was. He was the very kind of man who you hated yourself. Yet you’re crying, looking down upon his smiling face as he watches the crowd and his killer in his final moments, because in the end this was what he promised you. He promised to make a world where no one would have to fight anymore, where there can be peace. And now that the most hated man is dead, there can be.
  71. After a long fulfilling life, you find yourself in the past, at the lowest point of your life. Your family is gone, your friends don’t know who you are, and you’re left with nothing. What do you do?
  72. there’s no pizza in the fridge
  73. You love children and plan to have some one day, until you find out at a doctors appointment that you are infertile…
  74. It’s the effort that counts but it’s the result that’s remembered. Write a story about someone who spent years devoted to their passion but their efforts remain unrecognised, unappreciated because they were ultimately unsuccessful, even after death.
  75. “…you never really loved me, did you.” and the silence said it all
  76. you are a dog going into the vet. You have no idea why your owner is crying. You have no idea that it’s your last visit.
  77. Your parents just told you that they’re getting a divorce.
  78. Your best friend/SO has wronged the gods and has 24 hours to live. You can trade your life for theirs by putting your essence by the mercy of the gods. What do you do?
  79. he spat angrily as he raised what remained of his son “I NEVER LOVED YOU”
  80. write a story where you build up to one character’s death. In the end, that character survives, but another character dies instead.
  81. You are a time traveler, but you never knew it. The only time you successfully did it was when you were a baby, and you’ve grown up a long time away from your original life. One day, you find a shrine… Dedicated to you, by your original family.
  82. You sat across from them at the table, and realized that you had both run out of things to say to each other.
  83. Write a story about an adventurous character who somehow survives all the trouble they get into. These are the memories of an old person, as they remember what they did, with a week of less left before their last breath.
  84. Everyone else had moved on further. You have missed your opportunity to move along with them, and you are the only one left behind in the gray lands. All because of your most annoying habit
  85. “But I rescued you from-” “You killed the dragon! You killed my best friend!”
  86. When you were little, you lost your parents in a house fire. Now, you’ve found out that you have the power to control fire, and are starting to suspect that the fire that killed your parents wasn’t a cooking accident after all..
  87. You spent the past 10 minutes walking back and forth from the lobby to the dance floor in search of them, worrying your ass off. They finally decide to come out and they curse at you for ruining their night.
  88. It was horrible, a pain unbearable to you, the feeling of your soulmate breaking down. The person you once loved, now shattered and scarred from trauma. The worst of part of it, you were helpless. All you could do was sit and watch, but you’d get your revenge. On Death himself.
  89. Your maths teacher gives you a school detention despite the fact that you are 110% innocent of everything you’ve been accused of.   You are forced to stare at a wall for half an hour in silence to think about ‘what you’ve done.’  What happens now?
  90. You confess to your parents about your depression and suicidal thoughts, but they just shrug it off as you being over dramatic. Months later and the sight of your parents still hurts you deep inside, because they never understood you.
  91. You’re in love with your coworker, who’s married and has two kids. He’s quitting job today. He tells you that he loves you.
  92. You’re in a room full of onions.
  93. You’re just about to start your period and you’ve been craving Chinese food all week. You finally get said Chinese food, get home, pull it out of the bag and drop it. You start scream-crying, and your family runs into the room to check on you. What happens next?
  94. Your daughter has been bullied ever since she’s started school due to the fact that you aren’t the richest of families in a pretty nice neighborhood. When she begs you to buy her a doll everybody likes, you know you won’t be able to afford it.
  95. You hide in your room and clutch a pillow, listening to the abusive language your family members through at each other. You hear your youngest sibling being physically abused again, and his screams echo throughout the house.
  96. “We found cancerous tissue. I’m sorry.” “What a way to start my first day of college.” (comment: this actually happened to me, I was diagnosed with cancer my first day of college)
  97. An old man is on his death bed, riddled with dementia.  Volunteering for the elderly with no family left, you visit, but he mistakes you for son or daughter.
  98. I looked in the mirror and realized who was staring back. It was someone I wasn’t content with.
  99. Write a story through the perspective of an abused cat on their 9th life.
  100. Tell a story about a person who never appears in photographs because they were always behind the camera, looking wistfully at everyone’s smiling faces. It is only after they’re long gone that someone finally notices. Old memories are brought up.
Hogwarts House Aesthetics

Gryffindor - thunderstorms, dancing in a rain storm, really close flashes of lightning, midnight conversations where you share secrets you never thought you’d share because you know they’ll never tell anyone, confrontation, the uncontrolled feeling of anger where you see red and your blood is hot in your veins, whispering during movies, loud bursts of laughter, voices gradually growing louder and louder in arguments, being a sore loser, adrenaline rushes, taking risks, goofing around, dancing like no one is watching, loud music and loud singing/yelling along, playfully insulting friends, over the top poses for photographs, being unable to keep a poker face, the sparks that fly off of fires, unbuttoned plaid shirts, talking back, everlasting incredibly fierce loyalty and love for their friends, the satisfaction that overrides all exhaustion after exercise, scraped knees, constantly covered in plasters, climbing trees, loud celebrations, giant hugs

Slytherin - tiny hidden tattoos, the cold but refreshing feeling of freezing wind hitting your face, resting bitch face, ripped jeans, being brutally honest with their friends when it’s needed without guilt, hoodies, the determination to prove themselves different to people’s ideas of them, an old teddy bear or knitted gift from their grandma they hide away but treasure, wary of too much affection, having only one or two really close friends and liking it that way, not wanting to share the things that bring them the most happiness because their favourite things belong to them, being able to find loopholes in everything and using it to their advantage, smug smiles when they know they’re right, the satisfaction of knowing someone is wrong and knowing they’re about to prove it, confidence, only ever respecting people if they prove they deserve it no matter how old the person may be, doing things just because people say they can’t, fierce protectors, swimming way underwater and pretending to be a mermaid, constantly cold hands

Ravenclaw - always getting the perfect present because they remember the smallest thing about you, messy smudges of paint on desks and skin, biting lips and tugging hair in concentration, the mixture of exhaustion and relief when they finally perfect their work, the sound of pencil against paper, saying they’re fine when they’re not because other things need to be focused on, always being ready to listen, giving great advice, elegance, the light shining through stained glass windows in churches, travelling to historic places, unfinished notebooks, unable to resist starting that new project even when they said they would take a break, knowing random bits of information that other people may find useless, classical music, listening to film soundtracks to concentrate, crumbling castles half hidden in fog, forgetting simple things but knowing everything about complicated stuff, realising the answer half way through a question and yelling it out, watching people pass by and trying to deduce their life

Hufflepuff - dungarees, flowers tucked into pockets, fairy lights, the feeling of warmth when you’re inside all cuddled up and there’s bad weather outside, blanket forts, decorating the walls with pictures of good memories, birthday cards filled with stick men and scribbles of inside jokes, oversized sweaters, decorating bags with badges, nicknames, not wanting to leave bed, wearing a blanket as a cape, laziness, swing sets and slides, the lovely feeling when a stranger is nice to you, the rush of happiness when you meet someone and just know they’re going to be a good friend, stickers all over their belongings, wind chimes, cottages in the country side, disney fairy tale movies, scented candles, singing christmas songs all year around and planning decorations in September, cheeks hurting from smiling so much, dressing up for halloween every year even if they’re just staying at home, lying on their friends laps, surprise presents even when there’s no occasion, collecting acorns, candy shops

some lessons I learned from the Foxes

Andrew: know yourself. enforce your boundaries because you have the right to. ask for help when you need it. 

Neil: you are not the people who hurt you. you do belong somewhere. 

Aaron: facing the world alone will only bring you pain. forgive. 

Renee: you can always change. you are not irredeemable. 

Dan: your dreams aren’t stupid or impossible. you can achieve them. 

Allison: no one can tell you who to be. you decide. 

Matt: never forget what made you the person you are today. it may not be pretty, but you’re here, and that counts for so much. 

Nicky: you are nothing to be ashamed of. anybody who makes you feel different isn’t worth your time or energy. 

Kevin: you are stronger than you think. you are capable of greatness. 

our little family pt.1 | park jimin

Pairing: Father! Jimin + Reader 

Genre: Fluff/Angst + parent au 

Word Count: 2.8k

Summary: You were just a pre-school teacher, a simple dream that came true as you always adored children. But what you didn’t know, was how one child and her very special father would change you dream forever. 

Parts: 1 2

“Jieun-ah, please.” Jimin sighed, as he tried putting her arms through the sleeves of her baby pink coat, which she shrugged back off again for the nth time making Jimin let out a soft groan in exasperation.

“Jieun-ah…” Jimin pleaded.

“I don’t want to go to school daddy.” Jieun said softly, pouting as she looked at her dad with round eyes, the corners watering slightly as Jimin felt his resolve weaken at the sight of his daughter before him.

Sighing, he grabbed her hands and put on a large grin, “Jieun-ah, It’ll be fun!” he tried cheering, “Daddy had loved going to school all his life (what a lie) and really wished he could go again.”

“Then why don’t you come with me?” Jieun asked, tugging at the ends of her little pale blue sundress, the color contrasting strongly against her raven blank hair that tumbled around her shoulders in soft curls.

Cradling her face in his hands, her cheeks squishing up together making Jimin chuckle slightly, he said, “Daddy’s too old now, but if anything happens I’ll be there for you, alright? Do you wanna go now? I promise it’ll be great.”

“Pinky promise?” Jieun asked, holding out her pinky to Jimin’s face as he laughed a little, hooking her tiny pinky within his and bringing them together before pressing a small kiss to her hands, “I promise baby.”

“Hi guys!! Welcome! Hello!” you smiled happily as the kids walked one by one into your class, all their faces with expressions that varied, some happy, some mad, some scared and some with tears and snot dripping from their little noses.

Oh children. 

“There you go Jieun-ah, I’ll pick you up in a couple hours okay?”

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Reasons to be happy today (for anon!):

  • Stephanie ranks her favorite Waynes openly and to their faces. She straight-up assigns them numbers. It’s not real, of course– if it was, Cass would always be number one– but Steph knows it drives them crazy, so she rearranges her rankings a couple times every day. It should be noted that some of them take it better than others.
  • Damian: [hands Stephanie her textbook]
  • Steph: Aw thanks, number one
  • Tim: ???? ? ??????? ??? ?? ??????
  • They’re all aware that the numbers are meaningless, but they’re a competitive bunch, and their efforts to one-up each other work out well for Steph. They’re nicer to her, and they bring her free food. It’s good stuff.
  • The phrase “don’t have a cow” is a common idiom that Damian, a cow owner, may or may not know.
  • “Yeah yeah don’t have a cow about it” “I already have a cow” “That’s not… what I meant” “I would like another cow? But we really don’t have the pasture space” “You know what, never mind”

Consider that it’s canon that Saitama and Genos live together in a small one room apartment. That they go shopping together, eat together, go to the bath house together, brush their teeth together.

Consider that Genos cooks, cleans, does the dishes and laundry not because he’s asked to, but because he wants to help Saitama. That he buys all his merch, wears a shirt with his face on it and has a photo of Saitama as his phone’s background. That he makes food with Saitama’s face on it, which they bring to a HA picnic as a smiling Genos pours them drinks.

Consider that Fubuki recognizes Genos not because he’s the one blond cyborg hero, but because he starts going on about his “sensei”. That he tells Don Pacino that he’d do anything for Saitama. That he tells Saitama, to his face, that he is the most amazing person he’s ever met, that he will always follow him no matter what others think of him. That when Saitama tells him how he feels lonely, Genos cries and asks him to wait until he can stand by his side.

Consider the lyrics of the ED, which includes lines like “when I close my eyes, you’re all I think about, “feeling the need to see you, feeling like crying, feeling romantic” and “the one I love is so strong they make me worry”. That a magazine pointed out that it takes a lot to not imagine that these are Genos’ thoughts. That the singer and Genos’ VA have expressed similar opinions.

Consider that the VAs on both sides of the pond joke about how much of a couple they are. That there’s a clip of them making hand puppet versions of them kiss. That they filled the OPM festival with double meanings, like making it sound like Genos was asking Saitama to go out with him. That magazines have described Genos as ignoring his fangirls because he’s “only attracted to Saitama’s power” or that he’s “infatuated” with him”. That the English VAs have tweeted that “Genos loves his master”, that maybe next time they will go on an actual date. That Saitama’s VA signed a fan’s print with “I ship it too”.

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Ethan hit 300,000 subscribers!!

Ethan hit 300,000 subscribers! That’s a whole lot of amazing people in this amaizng community!

I am so incredibly proud of him, and I know everyone in this tag are too! I subscribed when the channel was around 40,000 (I just changed it because I went back and found the 50,000 video and it was posted after I subscribed oops). Which isn’t that long but still crazy because he’s already at 300,000.

Not only have I found an incredible inspiration, I also found more friends than I expected through this community. I met 2 from Nova Scotia, one from Minnesota, and a few others. Everyone in the community is so nice and sweet.

Ethan is one of the most helpful “escape routes” I have. He’s such an amazing person, and he always brings my mood up.

If Ethan happens to see this than I should say some stuff to him aha.

So, Ethan, congratulations on 300,000 subscribers, you definitely deserve it! You bring joy to so many people (me being one of them) and you should definitely keep doing what you’re doing. When you’re happy, it makes us happy. As long as you enjoy what you’re doing and you’re happy with it, don’t stop. Keep that beautiful smile on your face. Keep that adorable laughter flowing. Keep doing what you love.(I suck at being original but) like that painting I painted in that picture, you are my sunshine (and the reason I made butterscotch-cinnamon pie)I love you, we all love you. Thank you for everything you’ve done.

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@crankgameplays

A short list of things I Love about this Defenders promo: 

  • matt 
  • daredevil 
  • matthew michael murdock 
  • the??? stupid mask??? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN this looks like something he improvised which brings up more questions 
  • matt honey this is the stupidest disguise you’ve ever had and i will be crying forever 
  • luke and his bullet-torn jacket just kinda chillin in the corner 
  • jessica punching things i don’t know what i expected 
  • JESSICA MY SWEET SUMMER CHILD 
  • why is danny Fancy. why is he wearing a nice suit and everyone else looks like trash. why is my homeless son actually decent for once in his life and it’s presumably before he Throws Down 
  • DANNY STAND STILL I NEED TO SEE YOUR FACE 
  • all of them in one elevator 
  • that’s it that’s all awkward elevator scenes are my aesthetic

There is this boy at my school who I think is the most attractive boy in the whole universe. He has tan skin that just seems to maintain its color no matter what time of year it is. His hair is a chocolate curly brown, that he runs his hands through at least 200 times a day. His eyes are a caramel-brownish shade that I truly melt into and am lost for words when ever I look into them. But he also has this laugh that is literally one of a kind, and not in a cute way, its high pitched and almost girly but its still music to my ears and always brings a smile to my face. When he talks to his friends, he always makes the funniest jokes and, when he needs to be, nice/helpful to them.

All my friends say that he isn’t attractive and has no like able qualities, and they just cant understand why I like him. I can never seem to figure out why they don’t think he is attractive or funny, it literally blows my mind.

But to be completely honest, I’ve never even had a conversation with him. Im not even friends with the people he’s friends with. I dont think I will ever be able to work up the courage to talk to him and tell him all the things I love about him.

So he will never know that while his friends are mocking his laugh, I’m falling for it. Or when he is smiling, I want nothing more than to be the one making him smile. Never will he know that when he runs his hands through his hair, its my dream to run mine through it too .

But, he will never know any of these things.

So if you are ever thinking that nobody will ever love you because you haven’t been asked out on a date or a stupid boy in high school hasn’t confessed his undying love for you, don’t think that someone doesn’t think of you as an amazing attractive person.

While you’re sitting in class laughing with your friends, someone may be falling in love with the sound of your laugh(even if its a funny one), or the way your eyes light up when your truly happy, or even the way you run your hands through your hair.

Don’t ever think your not good enough just because some boy/girl hasn’t told you how amazing you are.

Unpretty

Pairing: Jensen x reader

Word count: 2475

Warnings: body insecurities, verbally abusive relationship, smut, severely fluffy Jensen, cussing, i think that’s it. let me know if there is more please!

Request: Unpretty by TLC with Jensen x Reader from @mysteriouslyme81

A/N: I thoroughly enjoyed writing this, it’s hands down the quickest I have ever written anything because I was so into it. I don’t care who you are, we all have had some sort of insecurity at some point in our life. I hope this is a way for whoever may be struggling with this to learn to accept themselves and if you are in a toxic relationship, you can do so much better. You are all beautiful!! Thanks yall! As always thank you to my forever beta @avasmommy224

It was your second week working as an extra on the show Supernatural. Your boyfriend was beyond unsupportive, he always told you that you were never good enough to be an actress. You weren’t skinny enough for this role or too skinny for that role. You would get an offer for a part and as excited as you were to get his opinion, he always had something negative to say. This time it was for a love interest of Dean Winchester’s. You were a vamp that he’d met in a bar a few episodes behind but you slipped out of the bar when you found out that he was a hunter.

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“stuck spending the evening with Terrible Relatives. send me cute…”

Jack and terrible flirting. He doesn’t know the effect it has on poor Bits

a/n: this took an unexpected turn, but i hope you like!

Bitty should have known better than to investigate the strangled shouts coming from the kitchen, but he was procrastinating on a paper and had run out of excuses not to start working. It was probably just Ransom and Holster, who’d then beg Bitty to make them bagel bites — “You’re the only one who can make them without burning them. You’re an oven whisperer!” — and then at that point he’d feel obligated to stick around and listen to their antics while the bagel bites cooked. It was foolproof.

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The Marauders looking after you when you get sick would include…

- Them demanding for you to lay in one of their beds, because they aren’t allowed in the girls’ dorm

- James trying to cheer you up by making silly faces and telling you the worst jokes you’ve ever heard

- “What bone would a dog never eat?”
Looks at Sirius
“A tromBONE”

- Sirius being practically forced to slap him for this one (which actually made you laugh a bit)

- Remus bringing all the blankets and chocolate he can find

- Them forcing you to drink your tea

- Making a whole tea party out of it, after you refused to drink at first because your throat hurt

- Remus reading your favourite book to you when you can’t properly sleep

- Sirius and James falling asleep before you though

- Waking up the next morning to realize that all of you are sick now, since you probably infected them after all the time you spent together

- The boys complaining how their cold is much worse than yours (which it isn’t)

- Curling in a mountain of blankets together

- They boys drawing on each other’s faces while the others are asleep, which soon causes some kind of war between them

- Madam Pomfrey eventually picking up on your group being sick, and forcing you to finally come to the infirmary

Jordan Vogt-Roberts:

The local Vietnamese that we worked with in the Ninh Binh area were all so amazing and so much fun to work with. The scene the shot with brie is one of my favorite things in the film. Most of the crew went to lunch and I stayed back with Brie and we very freely shot this montage with all the local Vietnamese. It took them hours to go through make up and normally people would be exhausted but their enthusiasm was infectious. Brie and I fed off of their energy. I love what they bring to the film and the stories their faces tell.

im so proud this is an emotional moment for me i remember being super excited that got7 was announcing a comeback and seeing all the teasers and spoilers for just right and how we recognized the girl from one of jinyoung’s films and how that was the moment when bambam hit puberty like a bus and mark’s unforgettable hoodies for the m/v and also jaebum’s hairstyle for that era (bless his forehead) and let’s not forget everyone freaking out about the scene where jackson was licking his fingers and when their m/v got featured on the fine bros yt channel for ppl to react to and also when yugbam were obsessed with the whip/naenae and not to mention real got7 season 3 with the pool/summer vibes and i remember them being so thankful that their video hit 3, 4, and 5 million views and that was also the time when they made the most iconic dance practice video ever and.

im just so happy. the boys never asked to get 100 million views on their m/v and yet they did, which is probably bringing big smiles to their beautiful faces. just right era was literally just right and it was also the moment i knew got7 was the one group for me. im so proud of them and the recognition that they are getting bc it’s beyond deserved. got7 and ahgases are honestly the best. let’s continue to support and love our boys for all their hard work ♡

Bucky’s distasteful house guests (Bucky X Reader)

Title: Bucky’s distasteful house guests

Pairing: Bucky X Reader

Genre: Fluff

Summary: Bucky didn’t want anyone disturbing him and (Y/N) little home but their teammates seems to have failed to get the memo.

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It was Bucky and (Y/N)’s second year anniversary when they decided to officially move out of the Stark compound and into their own little apartment.

Bucky’s gift for (Y/N) was a shiny new key that opens the doors to the coziest apartment that Bucky has picked out.

It wasn’t too far away from the compound making it easy for the two to travel to work with their Avengers family. It wasn’t too big either, Bucky’s reason being he doesn’t want to be too far away from his love.

The move was kind of their small little step forward in the relationship. Both wanted more privacy with each other and the team, Tony,  was more than happy for the two to move out, even buying the couple a complete home entertainment set.

Tony just wanted the happy to be a happy couple, privately. If he had to wake up to one more sight of the two cuddling through breakfast or hear their nightly activity again, he’d probably implode.

The couple was well into the 3rd month of being in their own home and the Avengers seem to have taken a liking to joining them in the apartment.

Steve comes by after his morning run with Sam in tow and has their breakfast with the couple. Pietro pops by whenever he feels like it. Nat and Wanda join (Y/N) some evenings for red wine and movie night.

A couple of months in, (Y/N) started to take note of Bucky’s slight annoyance when people came strolling into their home from time to time. His brows would furrow slightly, lips twitched into a downturn.

(Y/N) thought it was probably better to not ask Bucky upfront in case she was just being overly sensitive and overthought things. She’ll stick to this plan and change it only if she continuously spotted Bucky’s negative reactions to guests.


(Y/N) was wrapped up in Bucky’s arms, the two bundled up in a throw as the lounged on the wide Italian made sofa that Pepper gifted them.

On the TV screen was a random movie, (Y/N) has picked and they were probably more engrossed in each other than they were of the movie in front of them.

(Y/N) rested her head on Bucky’s chest, her hand intertwined with his metal one. His other hand was running through (Y/N)’s hair as he twirled the locks around his finger.

The loud sound of the doorbell broke their reverie, giving the two a shock as they were not expecting visitors.

(Y/N) scrambled off of Bucky much to his dismay. Slipping her feet into the matching house slippers she had with Bucky, (Y/N) made her way to the door to check who their unannounced visitor was.

As his girlfriend stood up, Bucky’s eyes wandered to the sight of her and took in the view. She was dressed in an oversized t-shirt that Bucky owned, the shirt falling to right on her thigh, covering the lounge shorts she was wearing.

Bucky’s eyes widened in shock when he noticed how (Y/N) was dressed and was about to pull her back towards him when she was just a few steps too far from the man.

He hastily attempted to stand up to stop her when he got himself tangled in the throw that was on him and fell back on the couch.

Just then, the sound of people filing into his home caught his attention. He turned his head only to be greeted by his teammates giving hugs to his girlfriend. In the outfit, he didn’t want anyone to see her in.

“Hey Buckaroo! Long time no see!” came Sam’s boisterous greeting.

Bucky discreetly rolled his eyes in annoyance and murmured a half-hearted greeting.

“We just saw each other 2 days ago, for goodness sakes,” Bucky said under his breath which his guests missed as they settled themselves in the counter in the kitchen.

(Y/N) nudged Bucky, picking up on what he’s said when she moved to stand next to her boyfriend.

“Behave!” (Y/N) whispered to Bucky, giving him a light shove.

“So, to what do we owe the pleasure?” Bucky asked, wrapping his arm around (Y/N) waist, tugging her close and attempted to hide her body from the prying eyes of his teammates.

“Sorry for barging in (Y/N), I tried to stop them but they were already out the door and I came along for damage control.” Steve huffed out with an apologetic smile.

(Y/N) shook her head and smiled brightly and said, “Not a problem, Stevie.”

“Course it’s a problem.” Bucky murmured again, under his breath and (Y/N) nudged him harder when she heard him.

“Well, we’re here for (Y/N) special homemade cookies.” the alarmingly quiet Pietro said, eyes bright with mischief, humor lacing his words.

“COOKIES?!” Bucky exclaimed, unable to contain his annoyance.

“Now, I’m going to say this once and for all. So everyone listen up, especially you two.” Bucky started, pointing at Sam and Pietro who were sitting next to each other, his eye narrowing at the two.

No more barging into our house unannounced, no more attempting to hang out with (Y/N) every other day when it’s our day off and its date night for us! No more coming over as and when for cookies just because my girlfriend makes the best ones. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY! Stop ogling at my girlfriend like I’m not here! Steve you included! Don’t think I haven’t spotted all of your eyes fluttering down her legs!” Bucky yelled out, emotions bursting.

Silence followed Bucky’s outburst and Steve’s whole face was flushed till the tip of his ears. The man stuttered and attempted to find an excuse and settled with an embarrassed apology as he ushered his other two friends out of the apartment.

“So sorry guys! I’ll bake the cookies and bring them over to the compound alright?” (Y/N) said, giving them awkward smiles.

“It’s okay (Y/N). We should be sorry for disturbing you two all the time. See you soon, alright?” the captain replied, giving her a small wave, the two other superheroes stunned into silence following suit.

(Y/N) closed the door behind her guests and turned to Bucky, her arms crossed in front of her, mouth furrowed into a frown.

It was as if Bucky could tell (Y/N) was going to get made. He was settled back on the couch, looking at his girlfriend with the saddest puppy-dog eyes he could muster.

The girl trudged over to him and stood in front of his figure.

“Whats with that Sergeant?” she questioned, cocking her brow up.

“Well… uh.. I just didn’t want people to constantly hound us. I mean didn’t we move out to have alone time?!” Bucky stammered out his reply, desperately attempting to pacify his girlfriend.

“…. Are you jealous, Sergeant Barnes?” (Y/N) asked, a small smirk forming on her face, as she settled herself on the soldier’s lap and wrapped her arms around his neck.

… Maybe.” came his reply as he averted his gaze.

(Y/N) cupped Bucky’s face with her tiny hands and shifted his face to meet hers. She had a soft smile settled on her lips, her eyes shining bright with happiness.

“No need for jealousy, Bucks. I’m all yours and only yours,” she whispered.

Hearing that, Bucky perked up and couldn’t help the smirk growing on his face.

“Yeah? All mine? So I guess I could have my way with you then?” he asked cheekily and pushed the girl down on the couch, his lips meeting her in a searing kiss.


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Warmth

(A/N): I love this so much *sobbing* 

Request: Ur writing is so nice omg; never second guess it! I was wondering if you could possibly write a Bucky x reader? When I’m sleeping, if I wake up cold, i start crying and shivering and usually cry myself back to sleep? In the fic, could this happen and Bucky is really confused at first but then the reader curls up to him for warmth and fluff yeah sorry that’s so confusing but yeah thanks for reading this! You’re amazing!

Warnings: fllufffffff

Tags: @mcuimxgine, @ifoundlove-x0vanessa0x, @saradi1018, @holland-toms, @superwholockian309, @fly-f0rever, @capbuckthor


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   Bucky the blanket hog, That’s what his name should have been because right now the supersoldier was hogging all the blanket and you were shivering like a freaking mess. It didn’t help you were still groggy from your last mission and now you were sleeping on an uncomfortable motel bed with dingy unwashed blankets in the middle of fucking winter. 

   “Buck,” You whisper, nudging the man with your toes, hoping the freezing nature of them would jolt him awake. “Buck, I’m cold,” But the man doesn’t respond, instead he keeps on snoring away, his face press up against the old motel pillows. With a sigh you turn your back to him, instead looking out into the white scenery of whatever godforsaken country you were in. 

   The snow fell heavily to the ground, it clung to the window and trees, it made the black sky look even darker. Usually you loved the snow, that was when you had a blanket and something to warm you up but right now you had nothing, you were freezing and tired and all you wanted was to warm up and get some sleep. You were already frustrated with the mission and how it was turning out, you were tired and sore, you wanted to go home and eat food and drink coffee, and most of all you wanted sleep. 

   The frustrations of the last few days bubble within you and suddenly you find your cheeks wet with tears, very cold tears. You groan softly, attempting to rub them away but the action only seems to spur them on and now there are tears pooling from your eyes as you whimper and sniffle. Perhaps you could cry yourself to sleep? You continue to sniffle, freezing tears cascading down your cheeks as you attempt to sleep. The chill of the room had settled into your bones and you were shivering so violently you felt as though may throw up from the force of it. 

   “(Y/N)?” Bucky’s voice is muffled and groggy, hoarse from sleep and lack of use. “That you?” You don’t reply, to focused on keeping your teeth from chattering to answer. “Shit,” Bucky mutters as he sits up, all trace of exhaustion wiped from him. “God- you’re freezing doll,” Bucky whispers, nearly frantically looking down at you in the dark room. 

   “Y-Yeah,” You manage as you rub your arms, attempting to bring some life back to them. Immediately Bucky pulls you to his chest with one arm while the other quickly pulls the blankets back around you. It was a stark contrast between the two of you- you were literally freezing, your tears most likely freezing on your face, whereas Bucky was a literal human furnace, even his metal arm was scalding hot. 

   “I’m so sorry (Y/N),” He whispers as he nuzzles his scruffy but warm face into your neck. “I didn’t realized I was hogging the blankets,” You sigh against him finally starting to feel the tips of your fingers once again. 

   “I-It’s o-okay,” You manage through still chattering teeth. “I w-would’ve gone b-back t-to sleep a-anyways,” 

   “You’d have froze to death,” Bucky chastises softly, his arms slowly massaging at different parts of your body, working the feeling back into them. First it was your back, then your neck, and then to your fingers, and eventually down to your freezing stomach and legs. Your feet were intertwined with his and his arms had once again rewrapped around your waist, keeping you locked against his body. “You’re still cold,” He notes, the worry evident in his voice. 

   “Just a bit,” You manage, giving Bucky an almost pained smile. Bucky frowns as he looks you over, trying to decide how to warm you up. His hands creep up your shirt, his palms slowly working warmth back into your body. 

   “Skin contact can help,” Bucky notes softly, looking at you only a bit hesitantly. 

   “Are you saying you want me naked Barnes?” You smirk, despite the chill that still lingered in your bones. Bucky nods, biting his lip just a bit. 

   “There’s another blanket in the closet too, I’ll grab that while you do your thing,” Bucky smiles at you before sliding out of bed, leaving you freezing once more. Immediately you begin to strip, taking off your shirt, sweats, and socks, leaving you even colder than before but before you could cry this time Bucky walked back to the bed, a thick albeit old blanket in his hand. He’s stripped of his clothing too and as soon as he lays next to you you’re hit with his full body warmth. 

   You whimper softly as he lays the blanket atop the motel sheets, you’re limbs already melting at his warmth. He smelled heavenly, like fresh sheets with just the tiniest bit of sugar, and god he was so warm. He settles back down against the bed once he situates the blanket perfectly, his warm face presses against yours, your noses brushing against each others, the warmth of his breath fanning across your lips as he breathes. 

   “Still cold?” He asks in a soft tone, his voice holding it’s own kind of warmth. 

   “Just the tiniest bit,” You smile at him, feeling your eyelids droop as you do. You were so tired, so unbelievably tired but now you had this warmth and it was leaving you feeling pleasantly tired and- 

   Your train of thought cut shorts when suddenly Bucky’s soft lips are pressed to yours, his warm mouth invading your own. His hands slide up and down your bare back, pulling you even closer to his body as he does. His kiss is soft and lazy, nearly lethargic if you think about it, but you loved it more than words could describe. His warmth slowly mingles with your freezing body and when he finally pulls away to breathe you realize you’re feeling so much warmer now than you were. You smile breathlessly, staring up at Bucky with a sleepy but no less than adoring gaze. 

   “Still cold?” He asks, his voice holding nothing more than a sleepy tone at this point. You shake your head this time, smiling as you tuck your head under his chin. 

  “Not at all,” 

gross+cute klance hc’s

bc they’re teenage boys so you know how that goes

  • so when they start dating they and they get comfortable with each other, they’re not trying so hard to keep the gross shit away from the other as much as before (altho they didn’t really try that hard before they started dating anyway)
  • lance doesn’t really like it when keith picks at his own face because it always looks like keith’s in pain whenever he does (acne + dry skin= bad combo for keith)
    • he will however pop pimples for keith’s bacne, bc he’s a good boyfriend
    • he also makes a lil soothing lotion for him for keith’s dry face and hands
  • lance burps in his face sometimes, or he burps and blows it at keith just to fuck with him
    • keith: i swear if you burp one more time i’m kicking you out
      lance: you’re just mad because you weren’t fast enough to outrun it, babe ;)
  • he also gives keith dutch ovens, rip keith
    • they both laugh about it after tho 
    • keith gets him back for it later in a sneak attack dutch oven
      • lance died
  • they play wrestle all cute and shit, but when they get a little more into it keith sometimes has an arm around lance’s neck and lance’s face is pretty much up in his armpit
    • keith’s really sweaty 
    • you probably know how it goes
      • lance, shrieking: UNCLE, UNCLE, YOU WIN GET YOUR STINKY ARMPIT AWAY FROM ME
  • they hug each other all sweaty post a mission and honestly it doesn’t even matter to either of them, they’re just happy to see the other in one piece
  • when keith throws up occasionally bc of his lactose intolerance, lance will stay with him in the bathroom to comfort him
    • he rubs his back and ties keith’s hair up in a little bun for him so it’s out of his face
    • he also brings keith lots of water 
    • they cuddle afterwards when keith is still kinda shaky but starting to feel a little better
      • (keith’s the little spoon here and lance is the big spoon)
  • morning breath kisses :/
    • lance: keith wait, i haven’t brushed my teeth yet 
      keith: so?
      lance: my breath stinks, dude
      keith: it’s okay, mine does too. i just wanted to kiss you good morning
      lance: :’) okay

For all the people who seem to be in dire need of a reminder or two (or more) because, while I agree that Mashima has shown some homophobic streaks with Bob or Sugarboy for example (who/what has also something to do with why I believe Freed to be bi or pansexual rather than gay but that’s a whole different story) I personally wonder how people can honestly say that Fraxus is just a joke or that Freed has turned into one whenever it comes to Laxus. No actually I don’t wonder, it’s the anime’s faut and that people seem to like focusing on comedy relief majorly, what a pity.

Why not start with the current ARC?


Freed is genuinely worrying about him and this panel also shows how well he knows Laxus, already guessing (but for once hoping that this is not the case) that Laxus will do everything in his power to win and help even if he must sacrifice himself/his health.

Here we have Laxus worrying genuinely. Plus, for all those people who still go ‘Freed would never deny Laxus/he blindly does everything what he says’. HERE. One of MULTIPLE evidences that this is bullcrap lmfao goodbye.

Dammit, Freed is a leader. The leader of the Raijinshuu. Self-proclaimed Captain with great confidence. Self-proclaimed 'bodyguards’. If he’d blindly do everything Laxus says then he’d a) be a hella bad bodyguard and b) a hella BAD FRIEND which he is soooooooo not.

PROUD LAXUS FACE BECAUSE BADASS FREED SLAYED.

Some people have joked here that Freed dumped Sting so he can go search for Laxus but that’s not true either. Sting has STATED that Freed helped him to find his way and then, when they both thought it’d be safe to part ways, Freed probably left to go and search for Laxus. Because he hasn’t seen him since he left and of course he wants to make sure that he is safe.

Turned out he still hasn’t met Laxus by now and is fighting opponents instead right now alongside with Bixlow.

Oh yea, can’t you see Freed’s just a joke for Laxus? So much joke that he swear to revenge him?

And Freed friggin saved Laxus’ ass. Which Laxus is hella grateful for. You don’t hear such a compliment out of Laxus’ mouth very often and, once again, it shows the trust and support they have for each other. This was fucking great even though it would have been even better if Freed had been there in person.

S-Class Trial. And the moment he said this he already knew that it’s not true because he decided to throw the fight and lose on purpose. Bc he felt like he and Bixlow owed Cana and Lucy for what happened during the Battle of Fairy Tail. If this doesn’t fucking say a lot about Freed.

This is one of TWO slightly comical scenes. And even here it’s honestly just pure happiness that Laxus is finally back. Unfortunately I don’t have the second one of this nature saved but this missing panel was on Tenrou too so- yep, these TWO panels (wow, sooo many! in a 400+ chapter manga!) are the only panels that border on this comedy relief that’s picked up more often in the anime for the sake of the amusement factor, NOT for being in character or representing the character correctly.

And these friggin pages man.

Freed talking against Laxus again. Yea this has happened very early in the series already guys.

And look how this saddens him, look how much it affects him. To see Laxus this desperate. Now that he himself has woken up from this blindess and this bad plan he had probably hoped that he could convince Laxus somehow but Laxus is so desperate and deep into this that it just doesn’t work this way. It HURTS Freed to see Laxus like this.

Some funny drunk and protective Freed and Gajevy shippers get satisfied too. Also adorable confused Laxus.

Here is, again cough, Freed talking against Laxus. And again he’s so damn worried, he doesn’t want Laxus to endanger himself so much. But… well.

Freed’s scream just makes my heart ache…

And even though he’s sick as hell he has to make sure that everyone knows that Laxus saved the town. I’m glad that Makarov thanked Freed for bringing the five of them back home safely because Freed probs wouldn’t have given it any importance himself since he puts his loved ones’ safety before his own. But yea- he brought them all back while suffering mental and phyiscal pain, on the verge of death. Yet he needs to make sure that Laxus gets the credit he deserves, that he did something good, that he saved people (or so Freed thought at this moment).

'This guy is hopeless’. I think this speaks for itself.

Look at his face. Look at his face when he realizes Laxus is back from his exile.

THEY ALL ARE SO FRIGGIN HAPPY.

He’s so sad when Laxus leaves… but Laxus smiles…

… but no he keeps his hope up knowing that they will meet again. And he smiles. He will wait for him but keep on living his own life, strengthening the bonds he has at Fairy Tail while knowing Laxus will be back one day.

DANGEROUSLY PROTECTIVE BAE.

I don’t think just anyone would have dared to casually tell Laxus something along the lines of 'Don’t get cold feet now’ aka don’t wimp out now in this time, and not today either.


And this hug was so important for all four of them, honestly. Coincidence that Freed gets an extra panel? Who knows.

Stargazing.

So much faith and support.

One of many evidences how much respect Laxus has for Freed, even back then in his bad phase and that says a lot.

Freed supporting Laxus.

Cheering on his bae.

And he’s so

super worried as he sees Laxus struggle.

Like he knows something is up, this can’t be. He still believes in him.

But he’s still worried.

Again protective bae.

Another casual reminder that Freed is the team’s leader and they choose to support Laxus whenever they can.

No, I have not skipped any of those ridiculous and unfitting comedy moments the anime has. There’s the TWO I have mentioned above and by now I am really disliking those anime additions that give people distorted views of how Fraxus and/or Freed are and work.

There’s more panels PLUS great spin off ones but I think this post is long enough already. Fraxus and Freed especially need some more damn respect from the fandom. Laxus and Freed are two complex and great characters who trust each other with their lives and understand and respect each other. Love each other. Be it platonic or romantic.