or exactly like her

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The Originals - Freelin + “…for what it’s worth”

5x23 Fix it: Of Course We Made It

So I couldn’t walk away without writing a little something after that episode. Kudos to @redpensandgreenarrows for the reminder of the bunker/ARGUS cell. Anyway, I hope you enjoy! I will be posting a follow-up reunion when i finish it too!

“Felicity!”

“Give me a minute! This is not as easy as it looks!” She doesn’t drag her eyes from the tablet, can’t if she’s being honest. She wants to glare at the voice, to tell Thea to zip it and let her work but they don’t have time for that. The whole island could blow at any moment. She doesn’t even have the minute she needs.

She doesn’t even know if she can disarm the bombs near them…they’re networked, but she can’t exactly hack a bo-

Like something out of her nightmares, Felicity watches as the far side of the island starts to activate, the tablet giving her a moment’s warning before they start to hear the explosions.

“WE DON’T HAVE TIME! GO TO THE BUNKER!” Slade shouts, propelling Sandra at the back to the group forward,  toward the concrete jail cell that’s been his home for the last three years.

His hand wraps around Felicity’s arm as she stops short, laughing excitedly.

Luck has to be on their side, because if the bombs had started off of their side of the island, they would surely be dead, but instead, Felicity has enough time to witness the electrical signal that races through the wires of the network, setting off batches of bombs at a time, residual landmines making it even riskier. It’s the electrical signal that she locks into. That, she can stop.

“Come on,  Blondie, the kid will kill me if I let you die.”

Felicity doesn’t get the chance to see if her last ditch effort works as Slade picks her up and jumps with her into the hole, slamming the hatch of the cell closed behind him. The whole island rocks with explosions, and with her tablet broken on the ground outside, Felicity is left to wonder: did she do it?

Will they survive?

Oliver can’t breathe for the pounding of his heart in his chest.

His arms clench around William as they watch the island burn from their floating safe haven. He keeps William’s face turned away from Adrian’s body. He can’t wallow in this. He can’t let it beat him. He has to trust that his team was able to save themselves. When this is all over, when he can search the island, he’ll mourn. Not now, not when they’ve beaten incredible odds before and come out unscathed.

No.

He has someone else to focus on now: William.

He pulls away from the boy and crouches to get a look at him. “Hey, how are you, buddy?”

“O-o-oliver?” William is shaking. Oliver can’t blame him. He’s been through a lot and Oliver doesn’t even know where to begin. “Where’s my mom?”

On the fireball of an island. “She’s going to be okay. She’s with some of my friends.” God, he hopes they’re okay.

“Can I talk to her?”

Oliver blinks. The comms!

His hand slaps his chest in desperation to activate the microphone in the lapel. “Felicity?”

He dares to hope in that moment, to pray just a little to a God he stopped believing in long ago,  to pray that she wasn’t taken from him just yet. “FELICITY!”

William shifts nervously, eyes darting back to the prone figure of his kidnapper as Oliver closes his eyes and takes a deep breath. “Come on,  Felicity,” he mutters into the comm, voice pitched lower. “Come on, honey, I know you got out of there, but I’m going to need you to talk to me. I’ve got a little boy here who really wants to talk to his mother. I need you to put Sandra on…”

Tears. They well, warm and suffocating,  at the corners of his eyes. He wants to punch something with every passing second.  Even during the Undertaking, she’d always made sure to let him know she was okay, or at least alive with her babbles. Now is not the time to be silent, and against his will, his mind keeps going back to that one unthinkable end: her death.

“Felicity-” Her name sounds broken, even to his own ears as the tears fall unbidden down his face. There’s a scream caught in his throat, an agonized sound that he can’t seem to let out.

Then, like a candle sparking to life, like the light she brought back into his life when he first walked into his office, Oliver hears it:

A burst of static, and then:

“Ol’ver?”

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Original pictures are not mine.

So, I’ve seen quite a few people deny that the new gem could be a moonstone because her color palette is too dark.

The reason her color palette appears dark is entirely due to the lighting of the scene. I adjusted the lighting using a photo editing program on my phone, and made so that Steven’s color palette is closer to his day palette.

So, this new gem is not as dark as some of you may think. Her true colors don’t look EXACTLY like this, but I did my best using only my phone.

How I Really Feel

(requested by anon)
Kai Parker x Reader
word count : 4 2 51
warning
: smut , bites , blood sharing ..
summary : Reader is a part of the MF gang and a which with a different kind of powers. She likes him but Kai doesn’t seem to like her but that’s not exactly true.
*not my gif


NOTE : I maay have gotten a tiny little bit carried away with this one… 😅🙈 _______________________


“Just another boring day in Mystic Falls…” she thought out loud , walking around the town square. It was summer vacation but there weren’t many summer activities to do in her small hometown , so Y/N and her friends hung out together either at Grill or the swimming hole or at the Salvatores.
Y/N stopped in the middle of the street , seeing Kai only a hundred meters away walking down the sidewalk with his phone in his hands. They had welcomed , reluctantly , Kai into their group. He acted ‘nice’ towards every single one of her friends except her. She didn’t understand why and sometimes wondered if it was because her magic was a bit different than the one most witches have. Y/N had too much of it and sometimes when she was upset things like earthquakes , hurricanes , wild fires and so not typically naturally happening events happened. When she had been a little girl and her dog had dissapeared , Mystic Falls had suffered by pouring rain for days until the cute little fella had returned safely home. Y/N actually liked Kai. He was funny , charming but also dangerous. There was something very exciting about him and she felt drawn to him more and more each day but it was useless. No matter what she did , he still seemed to dislike her.
“Hey!” she said , blocking his way. He looked up at her , surprise in his eyes for a moment before his eyes returned to his phone screen.
“Heey …” he trailed off , stepping aside continuing on his way , leaving Y/N feeling hurt yet again.
Every time it was like this - he’d utter a few words to her and then just go away to talk to someone else. That’s why she had been surprised when a few days after running into him , he had walked up to her , offering his help to control her magic from creating mayhem and destruction around town. Y/N had agreed partially because she wanted to spend time with him and maybe figure out why he doesn’t like her , the other half of her had said yes because her magic was starting to get out of hand.


Kai rang on the doorbell , shifting nervously on his feet waiting for her to answer the door. Y/N opened less than a minute later, taking his breath away yet again. She was wearing a short dark blue dress with a slight floral pattern and ankle high boots , her hair pulled behind her back in a light braid. He had offered to help her with a spell to control her magic , now he was wondering how he was going to do that when all he could do was think about her in that dress. Every time he was around her , he had hard time to focus on anything.
“Hi.” Y/N said with a shy smile. “Come on in.”
Kai stepped inside , looking around her house. He had never been inside her house before and was absolutely fascinated how well everything inside suited her. It was as if he’d recognise this was her house no matter what.
“Nice house.” he said , picking up a picture of her from her graduation. It had been 5 years since the picture had been taken and she hadn’t changed much except she was even more beautiful now. His breath got caught in his throat. Kai returned the picture back in its place , turning towards her.
Y/N was leaning against the stair railing , her hands folded on her chest watching him with curious eyes. Kai put his hands in his pockets , trying hard not to shorten the distance between them and do what he had wanted since the day they met.
“You are unusually quiet. It’s making me nervous. Then again … you never say more than 5 words to me anyways … ” she said slighly rolling her eyes , pushing herself off and heading for the kitchen , Kai following her closely behind not taking his eyes off her. “So , how do we do this ?”
Kai glanced around the kitchen , putting some popcorn in the microwave.
“How does popcorn help us ?” she asked a little confused with a hint of annoyance in her voice.
Kai sighed. “Well , you seem tense and nervous and … the spell won’t work if you are acting like that. You need to relax in order for your concentration to be perfect otherwise who knows what might happen. So , we are going to sit on the couch watching TV until you losen up a bit.” he said trying hard not to think about the fact they’d be sitting on the couch less than a meter away from each other and he wouldn’t be able to touch her.
Y/N rolled her eyes , the sounds of popcorn popping in the microwave filling the silence. She got out a bowl ready and when the ding of the microwave came , she moved the popcorn into the bowl.
“Oh-kay. You are the expert…” she said ,waking a few light steps towards the couch and tossing herself on it. Kai sat down at the opposite end and she passed him the remote. “So , I was wondering … how does this whole heretic thing work ? Doesn’t it hurt when you siphon yourself ?”
Kai reached for the popcorn taking the bowl from her hands , their hands touching for a second , trying to find an answer to her question.
“It doesn’t hurt or at least so far it hasn’t. It kind of works like a wish but not quite exactly. It just happens..” he said tossing popcorn in his mouth. He reached into his pocket pulling out a folded old looking page , handing it to her. “That’s the spell. It should keep things under control at least for a while - you will have to cast it every few years if I understood it correctly. Although I don’t see why you’d want to use it. I like your magic just fine…” he trailed off , his eyes moving onto the TV switching to another channel.
Y/N studied his face for a moment , then the page.
“Of course you do…” she muttered more to herself than to him , getting up to get things for the spell ready.
Kai’s gaze followed her around the room , but each time she met his eyes he looked away. It took her a few minutes to spread the candles across the floor as instructed , drawing the circle and everything. Y/N glanced at Kai and sighed. He had agreed to help her but clearly still didn’t like her.
“Are you going to help me with that spell or not ?” Y/N called out to Kai , who was sitting on the couch tossing popcorn in his mouth while watching some TV show about superheroes completely ignoring her. “It was your idea to help me with this and for this to work I need you here with me. I can’t do this on my own…”
Kai glanced at her , pressing pause on the show he was watching and got up walking towards her.
“Fine , fine.” he said sounding slightly annoyed. “Take my hands , concentrate….and stop being so aggitated.”
Y/N took his hands , feeling a little nervous touching him.
His hands are so soft. she thought to herself , trying hard not to think what it would feel like if he touched her… pushing the thoughts aside.
She did as Kai asked concentrating and trying to be as calm as possible. They began chanting the spell , over and over again. The candle flame raising high around them. Y/N kept waiting to feel the change , to feel her magic put in between boundaries so her moods would stop affecting her surroundings but nothing happened… except another fire. She opened her eyes seeing the flames about to encinerate the living room. Kai was faster than her , chanting the spell putting the fire out.
“That’s it! I give up ! I’ll never find a way to get this under control…” she raised her voice turning around heading out of the room. Kai grabbed her hand spinning her around towards him.
“You are not a quitter. Things like that happen. Lets try it again…” he said , his voice calm. “You can do this. I believe in you.”
Y/N scoffed. “Spare me. You spend all your time acting as if I don’t exist and now you act as if you know me … ?!You don’t know me. You don’t know anything about me.” she said freeing her hand and heading towards the door ready to kick him out , a step away Kai grabbed her hand again spinning her around towards him so fast she got smacked against him. He held her close , his blue eyes burning with fire , piercing into hers.
“Get out.” she raised her voice. “Why are you even here?! You don’t care about me or what my magic can do. You hate me… So just get out of my house and leave me alone! ”
Kai couldn’t take it anymore. It was one thing keeping his distance , acting as if he doesn’t like her but it was completely another hearing her say she thinks he hates her. There was something about her expression that broke a boundary he had created in his mind to bits. He didn’t like the thought of her thinking he doesn’t care about her.
“You want to know why I am here ?” he asked angrily , his eyes piercing into hers intensely. A long moment passed in silence before he spoke, his voice calmer than before. “You.” Kai said smashing his lips against hers backing her against the wall , scooping her up, Y/N hitching her legs around his waist , her hands cupping his face pulling him closer to her. “Let me show you how I really feel about you…” Kai trailed off , his lips smashing against hers again kissing her fiercely. “… how much I crave you and want to touch you … Kiss you … Make you scream my name as you fall apart under my touch.” he whispered in her ear , his hot breath tickling her skin a moment before he nibbled on her earlobe. “I want to make you mine … again and again.” he trailed off.
Y/N felt about a dozen butterflies flap their wings in her stomach , her cheeks flushed and her heart racing at his words. It’s not like she hadn’t thought about him that way , just never imagined it would actually happen specially considering how he was acting around her. Kai’s lips were hovering over hers , his eyes piercing into hers. She felt her breathing turn shallow , he pushed against her again his crotch grinding hard against hers , making her feel heat down her core with every movement. Y/N was at a loss for words , her head was spinning. Kai had taken her breath away completely.
“Then s-show me.” she stuttered , getting lost in his blue eyes noticing how they had turned a darker shade of blue , darkening still. A grin showed on his face , his lips smashing against hers again , drowning her in the kiss. Y/N felt his fingers gently brush her hair off her neck before his lips found their way there. He drew a few circles with his tongue in her skin before his lips pressed against her skin , sucking on a spot then another leaving splotches on her skin , marking as his. Y/N tangled her fingers in his curls , gripping on it slightly.
Kai let her feet onto the ground , a devilish smirk on his face as he pinned her wrists over her head. His hand tugging at her dress while he whispered in her ear all he wanted to do to her. Y/N felt his fingertips slowly moving up her hip , pulling her dress up. For a moment he teased her folds , never taking his eyes off hers. Kai pressed his fingers against her clit , seeing her close her eyes throwing her head back at the feeling , a soft moan tumbling off her lips.
“OH sweetheart , you’re so wet…” he said his nose brushing against hers , his voice dropping a few octaves. “…you will be dripping all over by time I’m done with you.” his hot breath intoxicating her , as his fingers kept playing with her clit.
A soft moan escaped Y/N’s lips , she felt her mind get cloudy just thinking about what everything he had planned. Kai’s fingers moved up , towards her stomach and then down grazing her clit for a second before disappearing.
“I hope you are not attached to this dress.” he whispered ripping it off her. “Oops…” he bit his lip at the sight of her semi naked body. He reached his hand behind her back unclasping her bra , letting it fall on the floor. Kai pushed himself off her taking a step away , his eyes turning black with lust. She tried to move , to free her hands with no luck. He was a vampire , there was no way she’d be able to.
“Don’t move.” he said serious , letting her hands free to her side and she tried hard not to but it was torture. Y/N felt Kai’s fingers playing with the waistband on her panties before slowly pushing them down her legs , his fingertips grazing her skin the whole way down sending shivers all over her body. She wanted him , to kiss him , touch him ..
“Kai ..” she started to say but he shushed her , kneeling down in front of her , parting her legs. His lips leaving soft kisses on her thighs , his fingertips on her thighs definitely about to leave bruises. Somehow the thought excited her even more. Kai grazed his hand on her folds , a moan escaping her lips.
Look at me princess. I want you to look at me.” his voice demaning. Kai’s eyes met her eyes as he teased her folds , spreading her arousal getting his fingers covered with it. Y/N tried hard not to close her eyes getting lost in the feeling but it was becoming harder with every passing moment. Her heart was racing as if it might leap out of her chest. Kai pushed two fingers inside her curling them around slowly before pulling out and pushing them again , each time going a little faster. She felt his light breath on her core as he pressed the flat on his tongue against her clit. Y/N’s mouth hang open , her soft moans filling the air. Every time he pushed his fingers inside and her eyelids closed or started to close , Kai demanded she opened them. Y/N moved her hips down on his mouth as he sucked her clit with swift motions. Kai hummed and moaned in response , the vibrations adding pleasure , his fingers curling inside her exploring every inch. Her hands reached for him but he used his magic to pin them back up.
“K-Kai I’m close ..” her eyes rolling in her head , her eyes fluttering closed , feeling her release getting closer. Kai’s fingers fastened their movements curling inside her , pushing in and pulling out. He used his magic to hold her still against the wall feeling how her knees were about to buckle at any moment. She screamed his name , her orgasm washing over her , her body shaking. He didn’t stop , instead his fingers curled inside her with an even bigger force , going deeper than before , his ring grazing her clit a little.
“You taste fucking amazing” he said , placing a soft kiss on her thigh feeling a different kind of hunger. Her moans were getting louder , turning into small screams as his fingers pushed in and out of her , slowing down for a few seconds before speeding up , faster than before. If it wasn’t for Kai’s magic holding her still she’d be on the floor. Her walls clenched around his fingers as another orgasm wave hit her , stronger than the first one. She couldn’t keep her eyes open as he demanded even if she tried , but this time he didn’t protest. Kai watched her body arch off the wall, her mouth semi open , loud moans escaping her lips mixed with his name.
He released his magic hold on her , catching her in time just as her knees buckled. Y/N was out of breath , feeling as if flames were licking her skin. Everywhere Kai touched her bare skin it felt as if another fire started.
“Look at you , my beautiful princess.” Kai said smiling , lifting her up bridal style. “You can’t stand on your feet because of me…” he said lovingly , his lips finding hers. “… and I have barely just started.” he whispered. For a moment he got worried he might’ve pushed it too far , except when Y/N hooked her hands around his neck she whispered in his ear. ‘Fuck me.’
Y/N had no idea how Kai was able to drive her this crazy. Even in her wildest dreams she hadn’t imagined how good it would feel being with him like that. He was a little rough , he knew what he wanted but he was also gentle.
Kai carried her upstairs in human speed giving her a little time to recover before tossing her onto the bed like a rag doll crawling over her. His lips finding hers , leaving sloppy kisses on the way down while his fingertips traced up her thighs. Y/N tried to push her thighs together not sure she could survive another massive release , but it was useless. The second Kai touched her bare skin she turned into melted all over again. He parted her legs not taking his eyes off hers as his lips kissed every inch of her thighs on their way up , his fingertips tracing patterns on her skin. He was teasing her , letting her catch her breath for a moment before he continued playing with her.
“Don’t scream.” said Kai , his fangs coming out sinking into her thigh super close to her core. A loud gasp escaped her lips at the sensation followed by a moan , not expecting it to feel this good. Kai pulled away and she could feel his tongue on her thigh not letting any drop of her blood go to waste. His fingertips played at her entrance , teasing her rubbing her clit at rough eights and slowly spreading her arousal before entering her again. Y/N arched her back , her hands grabbing for the sheets. Kai curled his fingers around her walls , moving at an agonisingly slow motion while his thumb drew light eights with her clit , pulling his fingers out and pushing them in going at a faster rhythm getting her closer to another release and just as she was about to get over the edge he pulled out his fingers , blowing at her clit for a second.
“Please Kai .. I need it.” she moaned , her fingers reaching for her clit but he swatted her hands away. Y/N felt herself dripping onto the sheets , aching for his touch more than before.
“Tsk - tsk … no , no … Did you forget ?” his tone soft at first before getting serious again. “Don’t move.” Quickly Kai took off his shirt , pushing down his jeans and boxers at once. His fingertips tracing their way up her thigh , glazing across her clit (a soft moan escaping her lips) not stopping for a second on their way up to her breasts as he crawled over her. He cupped them , the flat of his tongue pressing against her right nipple , then repeating his actions on the left one , sucking on them listening to her moans , getting lost in her. His hands massaged her breasts , squeezing her nipples between his thumb and index finger ,making her moan out a little louder.
Y/N could feel his hard length resting on her thigh and all she wanted was to touch him. Ignoring his words , she reached for his thick shaft wrapping her fingers around it , gently rubbing the tip in slow circles. A low growl came from deep in Kai’s throat , he lifted his head meeting her eyes , a small smile on her face.
“Naughty girl..” he cooed as purple / black veins showed under his eyes disappearing shortly after. Y/N’s breath got caught in her throat remember the feeling of absolute bliss she felt when he bit her. Kai pinned her hands over her head. “How much do you want it ?”
“Badly .. Please Kai … Fuck me , please ..”
Hearing her beg for him was music for his ears. Kai wanted to fuck her senseless and to taste her blood again. There had been something about it - she was delicious and seemed to enjoy the bites as much as he does. His fingers brushed her cheek before snaking around her neck , his grip getting a little stronger for a moment right before he sank his fangs into her neck.
There was no fair warning no nothing this time. Y/N let out a loud gasp , her body arching towards his. She tried to free her hands but he wouldn’t let her. He loved having complete control over her body.
“MMmm that feels amazing ..” she muttered feeling Kai drinking her blood. He didn’t bit for too long , only enough to get a taste. Somehow she freed her hands , pulling him in for a kiss , tasting her blood on his lips. Kai moaned into the kiss , his hard length entering her at once with a hard deep thrust at the same time. He was a little bigger than she had expected , stretching her out to the brim , the feeling completely taking over her.
“Fuck you are so tight..” he grunted , thrusting deep inside her slowly , feeling every inch of her around him. Y/N was holding onto him , her nails digging into his back drawing blood as he kept going , pushing in and out of her speeding up with every thrust finding their perfect rhythm. Kai rested his forehead on hers , looking into her eyes.
“F-faster Kai..” she moaned out , feeling his hot breath on her face intoxicating her. His lips touched hers barely as he started thrusting fast and deep hitting all the right spots. Every thrust leaving her wanting more.
Kai pulled himself up a little , his fingers wrapping around her neck strong enough to hold her in place as his hips met hers , the sounds of flesh on flesh filling the air. Y/N wrapped one of her hands around his wrist for support while the other reached for her clit.
“Let me.” he said pushing her hand away , rubbing it in rough eights , his thrusts never losing it’s pace. Her walls clenched around his shaft , a growl escaping his throat at the feeling and his vampirism showing again. His emotions were on overdrive blurring into one…
“Fuckk K-Kai , I’m clo- ”
Suddenly Kai leaned in sinking his teeth into her neck again , her third orgasm for the night washing over her pretty much at the same time. He flipped her onto her stomach , propping her ass up in the air , pushing her face onto the bed. Y/N could feel her liquids dripping down her thighs.
Kai placed his hands on her hips and entered her at once , the sounds of flesh on flesh mixing with their loud moans and grunts. Kai leaned in , placing a soft kiss on her shoulder.
“You won’t be able to walk straight tomorrow…” he whispered his breath tickling her skin. Kai grabbed at her hair pulling it slightly as he thrusted in particularly hard in her. Y/N’s hand reached for her clit , rubbing it. When he noticed , he pushed her hand away his fingers replacing hers.
“Fuckkk K-Kai… ” she moaned out , getting closer to another release her vision starting to get a little blurry. Kai felt her walls clench around his shaft , a loud grunt escaping his throat at the feeling.
“Fuck - ahh .. I’m close” she moaned out.
“Hold it …”
Kai’s thrusts started to get sloppier but never losing their pace , Y/N rolling her hips back at him. He wanted them to come at the same time.
“I d-don’t think I c-can..” she moaned out feeling about to tip over the edge.
“Yes you can , baby girl.. for me , just a little bit longer.”
His thrusts were getting harsher , deeper. He pressed his fingers onto her clit , rolling it between his thumb and index finger. Y/N moaned out his name louder unable to hold it anymore.
“Let yourself go baby girl” he grunted , feeling her walls clenching around his shaft as he came too. Kai held her body up , finishing her off with a few more thrusts before both of them collapsed onto the bed catching their breath. Their heavy breathing the only sounds in the room. He placed a kiss on her shoulder , rolling off her onto the bed. Kai rolled her over onto her side, a grin on his face at the large wet spot on the sheets. Y/N rolled back her hand on his neck as she leaned in to kiss him.
“Promise me we’ll do this again.”
Kai laughed pulling her closer to him.
“Just say the words … ” he bit his wrist bringing it to her lips. “Drink up.”
Y/N wrapped her fingers around his wrist , drinking his blood hearing him let out a sigh of pleasure. She looked up meeting his blue eyes , his other hand stroking her hair. Y/N let go of his wrist , blood dripping down her chin. Kai’s thumb reached for her lips , wiping off the blood before pulling her closer to him again.

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MASTERLIST March / April 2017

MASTERLIST MAY 2017

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Is this where I give a speech? Ask you to die for me? No thanks. 

I say we shove the Remnant down the Archon’s throat, and maybe that buys us a chance. All of us. We get the whole cluster to pile on. Everyone in Heleus has earned some fucking payback. 

The Suicide Orphan

by reddit user Cymoril_Melnibone

I’ve long been fascinated by internet horror stories and creepypastas.

I was young and impressionable when I stumbled across my first; Jvk1166z.esp, a story about a video game mod that went eerily wrong. That tumbled me down a dark and narrow rabbit hole into The Russian Sleep Experiment, then further lost me in the cryptid wonderland where all those other internet classics live.

Keep reading

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I keep giggling at the thought of a villain mama trying to raise her daughter to be normal and placing her in a prestigious school but often have her villain side show up, and the teacher who is used to pompous parents totally don’t bat an eye to put her in her place

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So it was a sequin dress and you can’t move in it and you can’t wear long hair, because it’s like a booby trap, the sequins all stick to each other. So I’m thinking ‘Oh my god, the winner of season 4 gave me this amazing gown’ and I wore it once and I was like in a straitjacket, all my hair is stuck to me, I’m like ‘This bitch set me up! This is why she did it!’ (x

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Bethyl Appreciation Week 2017:

↳ ‘Day 4: Favourite Underrated Moment’

I realized that even though I’d included Ventress redesigns in two different historical AUs, I’d never actually drawn her properly? So here she is in all of her terrifying glory.

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“Katie is exactly like you see her right there. You know, an amazing force of creativity and awesomeness who I hate because she’s basically just outdoing me in every aspect of my personal and professional developments, you know?” - Rory McGrath  


👫  Katie McGrath Week:    
Favourite Friendship: Katie + Rory

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Stay  ~Jeff Atkins x Reader~

There’s something beautiful about the summer- they way it creates a new version of reality where music sounds better and happiness feels sweeter. Parties can give the same kind of feeling where nothing feels real, but all of it feels great. Well, until the next morning.

This makes an end of the summer party the pinnacle of a new reality. Inhibitions run low and everything else is on overdrive. In a week they will all be students again, studying to ensure the best future possible. But for tonight they are 60% alcohol and 40% bad decisions.

“Y/N!” Jess squeals with excitement, running towards the girl who just entered the room. She had been away visiting family abroad for the majority of the summer, and while the beaches had given a whole new meaning to the word ‘paradise’, this was where she was truly happiest.

“Jess!” she returns the enthusiasm, hugging her best friend tightly. The warm breezes that blew in through her window every morning this past summer brought her comfort, but this was home.

“I want in,” Justin grins, approaching the two and enveloping them between his arms.

“God I’ve missed you guys,” she sighs contentedly.

“You have so much third wheeling to catch up on,” Jess teases light heartedly.

Her face twists up unpleasantly at the thought. She loves both Jess and Justin dearly, but she does not love the thought of third wheeling. “With all due respect, I think I’ll pass.”

“Is that Y/N Y/L/N?!” a fourth voice enters the picture, causing the trio to part and turn towards the person walking towards them.

Jeff Atkins. Baseball star and literal ray of sunshine with the face of an angel and the body of a Greek God.

“Hey, Jeff,” she laughs, walking away from Jess and Justin to meet him halfway.

“I haven’t seen you in forever,” Jeff grins warmly, brushing her arm with his hand. It’s a sweet gesture. He’s always been so sweet.

“It’s only been like two months,” she mirrors his grin. It’s impossible not to smile back at someone who radiates warmth the way he does.

“Feels like forever though. Especially since I was used to seeing you everyday at school. You look nice by the way,” he bumps her shoulder.

“I missed you, too,” she chuckles, “I look like I always do.”

“Exactly.”

She bites her lips together before looking down shyly and letting them fall apart into a smile. Jeff Atkins was so genuinely good in a way that was uniquely him.

“Jeff!” Troy yells from the outside patio, “Beer pong, now, c’mon man!”

“Coming!” Jeff yells back to Troy, but turns back to her before walking away. “Come watch us play? You can practice cheering me on for baseball season,” his mouth twists into a smirk.

“Who says I’m gonna come to your baseball games?” She challenges playfully, using quick wit to redeem herself from the shy smile.

“Don’t break my heart, Y/N,” he pouts childishly, walking backward to join the boys for a game of beer pong but not breaking eye contact with her. He finally turns away from her to exit the house and join those outside, but not before mouthing a “pleaasssseeee” and sticking out his bottom lip.

“I’ll be there in a second!” she yells so he can hear her over the music.

His pout transforms into a grin before he disappears through the threshold, indicating that he heard her.

“So how about a double date instead of third wheeling?” Justin and Jess approach her with Justin wiggling his eyebrows suggestively.

“Oh shut up,” her face heats up at the thought, “He’s a nice guy. He’s friendly with everyone.”

“Yeah, but he doesn’t flirt with everyone,” Jess interjects, crossing her arms over her chest vindictively.

“He didn’t ask me to cheer for him,” Justin fakes offense, “Honestly I’m a little hurt.”

“Fuck off, Justin,” she laughs loudly, putting her hands over her face.

“You better get out there,” Justin presses, gesturing to the sliding door, “After all, it’s mine and Jess’s two month anniversary so an intense make-out session could happen at anytime.”

“Bye!” she turns on her heels quickly, running away from her friends before they could make things awkward, or more awkward.

***
Five cups of jungle juice and two games of beer pong later she’s sitting on a folding lawn chair watching Jeff singlehandedly win a third game of beer pong since Troy had wandered off and was bothering Hannah and Clay.

After sinking another shot, Jeff notices where Troy had gone. A brief look of panic flashes across his face before he mutters a quick, “be right back!”, making a beeline for Troy. Jeff was just about as invested in Clay and Hannah as Clay was in Hannah. She wondered just how much better off the world would be if everyone had the same heart as Jeff.

“Did you save the day?” she asks upon Jeff’s return. She’s quite drunk and seeing two of everything, including two Jeffs. How wonderful would that be? A world with two Jeff Atkins. Incredible.

“I don’t know about that,” he chuckles modestly, “It’s up to Clay.”

“Meanwhile that beer run is up to you, buddy” Troy points out, his words slurring together.

“Later man,” Jeff replies, picking up a ping pong ball.

“Because you definitely need more alcohol,” she rolls her eyes at Troy, a sick feeling blossoming in her stomach.

“Don’t be a buzzkill, Y/N,” Troy retorts.

“Hey, relax,” Jeff snaps at Troy, “you’ll get your beer.”

The sick feeling in her stomach intensifies tenfold. She doesn’t want him to go, but she can’t beg him to stay. He’s not drunk, he would never jeopardize his life or anyone else’s so recklessly. But something about it still doesn’t feel right. He shouldn’t go.

She stands up, wobbling slightly. She grabs the back of her lawn chair to steady herself before heading back for the house. The twisting in her stomach is ominous in a way that refuses to be ignored.

“Where’re you going?” Jeff asks, his eyebrows knitting together.

“I need another drink,” she mumbles, brushing past him.

***
Three shots and a game of suck and blow later she’s feeling light and airy. All the anxiety from earlier has been replaced with a tingling feeling that reaches her feet. She’s quite hammered, and all the slip ups in suck and blow have her laughing and her sides aching. She’s starting to get lightheaded.

“I’m gonna go get some air,” she gasps in-between fits of laughter.

“Can you even walk?” Jess giggles.

“I’ll crawl if I have to,” she shrugs, stumbling her way out the door.

***
There’s nothing like the refreshing sensation of cool air hitting your skin after being cooped up in a house full of drunks, especially when you’re drunk yourself. The feeling of a breeze on her face is intoxicating in its own right, so she continues to walk around the outside of the house until she reaches the front.

There’s someone else at the front of the house, too. She can only see their back as they walk towards the row of cars, but she knows who it is. Suddenly she remembers why she felt the need to down three shots of vodka.

“Atkins,” she calls out, stumbling a bit as she walks forward.

He turns around at the sound of his name, smiling when he sees who it is. “Hey, you. Looks like you got that drink you wanted,” he laughs lightheartedly at her shaky balance.

“You making that beer run?” she asks, wringing her hands together nervously.

“Yeah. I’m not even a little buzzed, don’t worry,” he says soothingly.

“Stay,” she says softly.

“Huh?” he tilts his head to the side.

She continues to walk forward until she’s standing right in front of him, her weight falling to the side enough to make her falter. He reaches out to steady her, keeping a firm grasp on her side. She places her hands on his chest to steady herself before locking her eyes on his.

“Stay,” she repeats.

“Y/N, it’s okay I’m completely fine I promise. I only had two beers like two hours ago,” he assures, his voice gentle.

“I know, but it’s not like anybody needs anymore alcohol. I’m one of the more sober ones right now and that says a lot. Honestly I don’t even know how I made it out here on my own,” she sighs, “Just stay, please. ”

He looks at her softly, his eyes studying the worry etched onto her face. She feels so delicate in his grasp, like a porcelain doll that could shatter with too much pressure. He has always been enamored with her.

“Okay,” he moves his hands to hold her face, “I’ll stay.”

She lets out a heavy breath, letting her forehead rest against his chest and wrapping her arms around him. Maybe she was worrying over nothing, maybe she wasn’t, but she’s unexplainably relieved at those words.

“You gotta promise to watch me play baseball though,” he teases.

“I’ll be there every game with a sign that has your name on it,” she laughs, tilting her chin up to look at him.

“You gotta stop looking at me like that,” he shakes his head,“I might just fall in love with you.”

“Don’t get my hopes up.”

“Don’t leave for two months at a time,” he counters, grinning boyishly.

“I’d stay right here forever if I could,” she tightens her arms around him.

“I’d kiss you if you weren’t like 10 drinks deep right now,” he laughs, rubbing her back gingerly.

“Let’s go inside. I need to get sober. Right now. Immediately,” she pulls away, grabbing his hand to tow him behind her. Their laughter echoes down the empty street as they run around to the back of the house.

There’s something beautiful about the end of summer- the way things begin to feel more permanent. A simple request can change so much. All he had to do was stay. And he did.


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