or that he missed his mark

Thanks for the lovely reviews everyone! I was feeling inspired (plus I’m impatient) so I updated again. FYI this is the last chapter that will feature a flashback. Everything is present day from after this onwards : )

Thanks Nicole @romanoffsbite for the cover. Big spoiler the family secret is out!!!

Family Ties: Act 15: I Shall Believe

Oxford, England UK, June 23 2016

His eyes fluttered open slowly, the light was streaming in through a crack in the blinds and it took Klaus a while to adjust to his surroundings. He didn’t need his eyesight though to feel her warm body curled up against his. It felt like old times, especially since the today’s date marked five years since he left her without any explanation.

His betrayal was still so fresh after all these years even though Klaus was doing what he thought was right. The fact he had to tell himself that repeatedly didn’t make Klaus feel any better and he realised just how much he’d missed those times and just how much he’d missed her. He turned his head slowly, trying not to wake her but also wanting to watch her sleep peacefully. It was something Klaus used to do when they’d spend nights together all those years ago.

Mystic Falls, June 23, 2011

Klaus awakened with a start, they’d fallen fast asleep the previous night. Caroline had arrived earlier the day before as Klaus was setting up their tent by the lake. It was the only place they could really be together without the prying eyes of Mystic Falls on them.

“So, what’s the occasion?” She’d asked curiously as her hands stroked the locket he’d given her four months earlier. The fact she wore it when she was around him was something that pleased him but given the current situation and what he needed to do it also killed him. She’d obviously grown to love it just as much as Klaus. He looked at her, those blue eyes bright with excitement.

“Do I need an occasion to spend time with my girl?”

“You realise I own your ass just as much as you own mine, right?” Klaus grinned loving just how feisty she was.

“Totally, love.”

“You’ve gone to so much trouble, I’m feeling kind of spoiled but not quite sure why?”

“Well, if you cast your mind back we did kiss for the very first time just over seven months ago at the Highway after I gave you a much needed tutorial session in pool. If I’d been able to see you three days ago I would’ve planned this surprise date then.”

“Seven months?” She asked choosing to ignore his remark about her billiard talents. No doubt on purpose.

“What can I say? I’m more partial to odd numbers,” he grinned. “Plus, I know you’re still a little shaken from that car accident a few weeks ago so figured you deserved to be spoiled.”

“I’ll forgive you just this once,” she smiled moving in closer and squeezing him tightly. It took all of his willpower not to break down right there especially mentioning the accident he knew wasn’t so accidental now.

It had to be their last night together otherwise Mikael would go through with his threats and given what he’d done to her car, Klaus knew he wasn’t lying. Her safety was of the upmost importance and although he wanted to rebel, Klaus needed to cooperate. That’s what had compromised her safety in the first place after all. If he told her he was leaving and why, Klaus knew Caroline would fight against it and given the immediate threat looming that couldn’t happen.

“So, what do you want to do now that you’ve got me here, Mikaelson?” She smirked, kinking her left eyebrow. “Go fishing? Read one of your favourite novels to me? Or maybe something else?”

“How about all three?” He murmured, gently caressing her lower back and placing a lingering kiss on her lips, his arousal rubbing against her leg giving away his less than innocent intentions.

“As much as I’d love to see you fish in this particular state,” she joked, looking down at his growing erection. “How about we take this inside the tent?” Before he could reply her lips were on his again devouring him greedily as they shed their clothing at a rapid rate. As Klaus unhooked her bra and her creamy breasts spilled free he inhaled sharply knowing he wouldn’t be this close to her ever again. That was why he needed to savour every moment tonight. He may have been losing her but at least he would still have the memories they shared.

Klaus pulled her closer, his skin tingling as her nipples rubbed teasingly against his bare chest. “God I love you, Caroline,” he moaned into her hot mouth.

“I love you too,” she murmured against his skin, her face nestled in the crook of his neck as he caressed her tenderly. It wasn’t the first time she’d said it but Klaus never thought he’d heard anything more beautiful in his life. Klaus couldn’t wait any longer, laying her softly on the ground and wishing that they didn’t have to sneak around like this. She deserved so much more than a tent in the woods. The one thing he could do was make it special and given it was their last night together Klaus knew that much was true.

Morning had broken, Klaus could hear the birds in the surrounding trees chirping, so too the water as it rushed downstream past their favourite spot. She was nuzzled against him, the blanket barely covering her naked body. The only thing she still wore was the locket he’d given her and Klaus didn’t think she’d ever looked so beautiful with it clasped around her neck.

As Klaus watched her contented face as she slept next to him, Klaus knew he had to leave soon but the thought of being away from her for a prolonged period weighed on his mind heavily. How could he leave his beautiful angel without a proper goodbye? The thought was ripping him to shreds and Klaus knew he had to leave before the second thoughts began to creep in. He slowly moved away, glad she was such a deep sleeper. One last glance at her beautiful face as he threw on his clothes haphazardly and Klaus disappeared into the woods, knowing that it would probably be the last time he’d ever see her again.

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The Final Problem: The Message from Miss Hudson to Mycroft Holmes, 1996

Twenty years ago, Sherlock Holmes spent the summer in America. While he was there a grisly double-murder caused the local law enforcement great trouble. They couldn’t convict the man – he was about to walk free.  This was, of course, until Sherlock Holmes offered his deductions and testified in court. Frank Hudson, ruthless criminal, philanderer, and drug dealer, was sentenced to death.  His wife, Martha Hudson, with whom he had no children, was relieved to finally spring free from his dangerous web. However, there was one person Sherlock did not mean to cross – Frank Hudson’s daughter from another woman. This woman vowed from that day on, if ever Sherlock Holmes were to fall in love, that she would be there to take that all away from him, to take what he took from her. She, from wealth and power funded from that cartel until Sherlock left her “penniless and abandoned” (TAB), sent a message to Mycroft Holmes. The message read as follows:

“From this moment on, Sherlock Holmes has made an enemy of me. I will be in your orbit for the rest of my life. I will take from him what he took from me. You will alert me as soon as he falls in love. The code word is "Love”. Once I hear the word, I will abandon my work to start anew. If you do not do exactly as I say, millions of British citizens will die. I have consulted James Moriarty, to keep an eye on your brother until I am notified. He is a fan of his work and will be watching every online blog, every news outlet for information on his well-being. If I find out Sherlock has fallen in love from him and not from you, millions of people will die.”

I present to you Miss Morstan, who suffered greatly at the loss of her father in The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. In this version, she is Miss Hudson.

There is a letter game running through BBC Sherlock. Thank you @teaandforeshadowing for pointing me to this official Sherlock Youtube channel clue.

Miss Hudson, who has reached out to various people in her attempt to take down Sherlock Holmes, has her minions coded in vowels. AEIOUY – These represent four people in her web. Let’s start with “A”:

This is Janine Hawkins. Her last name changed to “Donlevy” in The Abominable Bride. Keep in mind she is one of the monstrous regiment Mary leads Sherlock to in the crypt. 

“Donlevy” is a callback to Laurie King’s Novel “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” where Sherlock Holmes solves a mystery at Sussex Downs involving Patricia Donleavy, Moriarty’s relation. 

It is important to note that Janine’s last name is missing the “A” – just like the newspaper clipping Sherlock saw floating past his head in The Abominable Bride. The clip read “Body of Sea Captin Found in Chapel”. Again, missing the “A”. Arwel Jones, the television show’s production designer sent cryptic tweets with the letter “A” mysteriously capitalized in the middle of a word. This is because they’re playing a letter game. 

This is “E”:

Mary Morstan found out about her and “Redbeard” when she threatened Magnussen at CAM Tower. She wasn’t there just to kill him. She wanted more. 

This is I, O, and U:

Here you can hear Sherlock saying “IOU” to himself and Molly enters the shot. She asks him about it. He doesn’t answer. Keep in mind Molly – along with Janine – was one of the women who haunted Sir Eustace in The Abominable Bride. She was the one who killed him, actually. I think she’ll be used more against her will in episode 3, but it’s important to note she will be manipulated in the grand, villainous scheme. 

And, last but not least, we have “Y”:

See the “Y” in blood on his lips? Yep. He’s the consulting criminal that’s helped make this all a reality. He’ll be back in The Final Problem to ask Sherlock “Is this silly enough for you yet? Gothic enough?” – but these questions will be to the audience, as well, seeing series four has been very, very wonky so far. Too dramatic. That’s because we’re rewatching “The Abominable Bride”. He’ll tell Sherlock “It’s not real”. This should be the moment we become grounded in reality – or at least right after. At this moment we’ll be told just why this whole series has been so hard to follow. Patience, patience, everyone. We’re not even to the good part yet. 

Do you know why “Staying Alive” was always a problem for Moriarty? Because it was in his contract to not kill Sherlock even though it would be fun. Miss Hudson never allowed for that. 

Why do you think Mrs. Hudson gave Sherlock a “special deal”? Mycroft, who’s been aware of this impending problem for years, asked her to “look after him…. please”. She has always been a mirror for John – knowing this it’s easy to see Mycroft went to her, too. Mycroft has been playing chess, putting his pieces in position without anyone knowing.

He tried everything he could to make sure Sherlock never fell in love. It was for everyone’s good. Caring is not an advantage. 

Mycroft upgrades their surveillance status immediately as this happens:

And then he gave the codeword “Love” to Miss Hudson to let her know the game is on, so she dropped everything, betrayed her group, and left. 

In The Final Problem we’ll see “Mary” still alive, Moriarty back from the “dead”, our wonky perception disappear, and a monstrous regiment of women (AEIOU) wait to take Sherlock down. Remember, we’re watching The Abominable Bride again. Mary will jump out of the shadows at the last moment, alarming John and tipping off Sherlock of the long game. 

But you’re wondering about Mycroft, about the government? No, those players don’t matter. Moriarty had to distract Mycroft and Sherlock in order for Miss Hudson’s pieces to better close in. Too busy solving the bomb under parliament? Mary inched closer. Too busy solving the Mayfly Man? Mary inched closer. Too busy getting to Magnussen? Mary inched closer. 

You want this to be some epic Moriarty/Government showdown? It won’t be. This is about love and revenge. Simple. Pedestrian. Tedious. 

But this is a love story, after all. 

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Dark keeps doing this, throughout the time he’s on screen. 

We see him cracking his neck, rolling his shoulders, adjusting his posture. I think that that’s him, getting comfortable in Mark’s skin.

We know that he just regained control. We can hear him gasp when we look back at the stage and our vision gets distorted. That’s him, learning how to breathe in this body that he hasn’t had control over for a while.

The thing is, that’s all he’s doing. He’s learning and readjusting to this body. He isn’t struggling for control at all. 

Even here, we see Mark fighting and screaming, because he knows Dark is in control, but Dark just keeps talking to us. He doesn’t even bat an eye. Mark is no more than an inconvenience. Dark is strong and experienced, and he’s waited a long, long time.

He’s been waiting for Mark to let him in again, but he’s tired of waiting. And it’s been long enough since he last fought Mark for control that he’s at full strength. He doesn’t have to fight for control, not anymore. He got it.

So even though Dark constantly shifts and moves, he’s not fighting. He’s just getting comfortable, because he’s not worried about Mark at all.

Maybe this means we’ll be seeing a lot more of Dark soon.

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R e n d !! 🔪 🔪

Yatogami and his Yukine ♡♡ 
I wanted to draw some meaningful/Japanesey things for the backgrounds aha. I hope it is fun figuring out what they mean ^^

 Watercolours on 200gsm

He was always just a friend wasn’t he? The kind of guy you’ve know your whole life.

She knew everything about him. The colour of his hair, the shade of dark his eyes went once the sun had set, his habit of scratching the table when he was stressed. His mum was her second one, smothering her in hugs and kisses every time she went round for dinner or to let him copy her homework. His house was her second home, marked with her initials on his wallpaper and her scent left on his pillow. He was the brother she never had, and the kind of best friend you always wish for.

It never occurred to her that maybe he meant more. She missed his lingering stare and the hesitation behind every hug. She didn’t notice that their hands brushed a little too often to be a coincidence or that he didn’t need to copy her homework because he had already done it. She never remembered drawing the feint heart around her initials on the wallpaper or ever seeing him use a different pillow.

But then one day it was just different. She woke up and she was breathing and blood was running through her veins but it was different. And although she’d never seen it before, suddenly she was aware of the way she fit right under his chin when they hugged, and the deep breath she took as his hand touched hers, and the feeling she got when he laughed.

He became her fascination. She couldn’t help but wonder how she had missed it all this time. The way his eyes lit up at the mention of his favourite band that reminded her of Saturn. The way he bit back a smile when she told a terrible joke. The way his voice changed when he spoke about her that made her blood pulse with electricity. And she came to realise that he might have been her fascination all along.

Because he was never just a friend was he? The kind of guy you’ve actually always loved.

—  gentle-falling 
  • What she says: i'm fine
  • What she really wants to say: Is Youngjae ok? Is he eating his meals regularly? Is he really getting enough rest? Is he allowed to play all the videogames he wants to play? Is he allowed to see and play with Coco? Is Jaebum cuddling him at night? Is Mark missing seeing him smile and hearing his loud voice that surrounds the whole room? Is Jackson letting Youngjae hit his chest because YJ said 'express'? Is Yugyeom bringing him home coffee from their favorite coffee shop? Is Bambam dabbing and acting like a fool in purpose to make Youngjae smile? Is Jinyoung reading a book to help YJ sleep at night? IS YOUNGJAE OK?!?!

first off, jaemin’s health is absolutely the most important thing, and i’m so glad sm isn’t putting him at risk of further injury. but i’m just……my heart is so sad for this poor boy and how he must be feeling. since his injury, he’s missed:

1) the first major awards show of his career
2) the first year-end shows of his career
3) all the v lives/videos from the end of november til now
4) the fan interactions the rest of the group has had (christmas fanboard, new years greetings, etc)
5) HIS GROUP RECEIVING THEIR FIRST AWARD

and now his group is making their first comeback without him…….i can’t even imagine how overwhelmingly disappointing and frustrating and painful this has been for jaemin, watching his group do all these things without him, i am so crushed for my child i just

Tomorrow marks the 2 year anniversary of RWBY creator and former lead animator, Monty Oum. 

On this day, please do not mourn. Celebrate his life, his legacy, and above all else, create something beautiful.

Monty was a man of creativity. He wouldn’t want you to sit around and mope, he’d tell you to pick yourself up and keep moving forward. 

“The effort you put forth towards anything transcends yourself. For there is no futility, even in death.”
                                                                                        - Monty Oum

Dylan's Sixteenth Birthday
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Sixteenth Birthday: 

“Guys, I don’t want to make a big deal out of this.”

Dylan turned sixteen in September. When Tom and I suggested a party, he demurred: “Guys, I don’t want to make a big deal out of this.” But a sixteenth birthday is a milestone, and Tom and I wanted to mark it for Dylan.

Our family tradition was to go to a restaurant of the celebrant’s choice. That year, Dylan chose a barbecue restaurant with a 1940s classic movie theme. Byron couldn’t get anyone to cover him at work. While we hated for him to miss his brother’s birthday celebration, we were pleased to see evidence of his work ethic and supported his decision not to attend. Plus, Tom and I had a surprise planned: although Dylan’s friend Zack also had to work that night, we’d arranged for Eric and Nate to meet us at the restaurant.

Dylan was genuinely surprised to see his friends. So surprised, it took him half the evening to loosen up and start enjoying himself. I was sympathetic. He was attuned to the slightest of social discomforts, though Nate and Eric found us much less embarrassing than he did. Dylan knew of our intolerance for rudeness and picky eaters as well, and was probably worried about how his friends would behave. Over the course of the night, though, he relaxed, and with good humor he thanked us for overriding his protests and surprising him. But the roller-coaster ride was about to begin.

Later that month, he woke up in the middle of the night with terrible stomach pains. We were concerned enough to take him to the emergency room, where they ruled out appendicitis and everything else. Puzzled, the doctors released him, and he appeared to recover completely. I would later learn that unexplained somatic symptoms, particularly abdominal pain, may be a
marker for depression.

Dating Jimin

Rated-R

Daytime Jimin

Dating Jimin would include:

  • Lots of cuddling
  • Jimin singing to you 
  • Hugging
  • cute dates 
  • Lots of compliments how he’s so lucky to have you 
  • Him giving you his hoodies so you could smell his cologne 
  • Protective over you 
  • Cute jealously over a stuffed animal you wouldn’t stop cuddling because he wants you to only cuddle him

Night-time Jimin

Fucking Jimin would include:

  • Dry humping 
  • Getting spanked when you’re a bad girl
  • Him fingering you behind 
  • When he’s away he’ll send you provocative snaps saying “ I miss your pretty little mouth on my dick” 
  • When he’s seriously jealous he doesn’t go gentle 
  • A lot of hickeys and bite marks 
  • He likes it when you ride him 
  • A lot of teasing to get you wet and begging 
Am I the only one who noticed

1. Anti is back

2. Mark is working on a “special project”

3. In Sara is missing Mark had one word at the end of his glitchy video “Jackseptceye”

So what am I saying you might ask?

Well several people are making theories on what Mark’s “special video” so I decided to make my own.

Did anyone even stop to think that MAYBE Anti and Dark are going to work together?

Mark is wearing a suit and ends up in jail in his pictures, he also is wearing eyeliner.

These are all things from the fan base of Darkiplier.

Pictures of him in a suit are the most edited to look like Dark, in most edits and drawings he’s wearing eyeliner, and if he is Darkiplier, of course he would end up in jail.

Anti has also come back as seen in most of Jack’s “Detention” videos.

Maybe these two are working together on Marks big “secret project”?

We’ll have to wait until Valentines day.

NCT 127 While Packing For A Trip
  • Jaehyun: Would write 'Jung Jefferey' on the label of his suitcase and tell everyone that he's actually called jefferey.
  • Taeyong: has to make sure all of his clothes are cleaned, ironed and folded properly into the case. But ofc making sure everyone is getting ready first.. fabreeze is suddenly missing from his case
  • WinWin: *sits in the corner eating ice cream and watches as his suitcase gets filled by the other members somehow???*
  • Haechan: the bitch who takes shit out of other people's suitcases and fling their shit everywhere just so he could be the 'first one to finish'
  • Yuta: has probably 60% clothes, 7% toiletries, 3% clean underwear, 20% mangas and the last 10% games for his Nintendo packed
  • Johnny: probably packed like 5 books, 3 suddenly disappeared (probably removed from haechan)
  • Mark: Running around like a crazy person because his stuff keeps disappearing, he knew he put his favorite hoodie in the suitcase but it's ???gone
  • Taeil: actually packed everyone small lunch bags for the trip to the airport; "where did my neck massager go?"
  • Doyoung: The hoe that catches haechan doing all mixing up and hiding shit, so close to whooping his ass bc hc forgot where he put Doy's instant coffee

You know what’s currently missing from Supernatural? A character that sees Crowley as a friend. Someone who thanks him when he helps out. Someone who’s happy to see him. Someone who wonders if he’s ok, who worries. Someone who accepts him, flaws and all. Someone who plays along with his innuendos and laughs at his jokes. Someone who loves him.

Because I’m getting tired of this whole, Crowley volunteering to help and getting the shit beat out of him and no one ends up caring, routine.

He deserves so much better.

Aelin’s court, fav moments.

“ A gold coin says he misses,” Fenrys rasped. 

“ Save your breath for healing,” Aelin snapped.

“ Make it two,” Aedion said behind him. “ I say he hits.”

“ You can all go to hell,” Aelin snarled. But then added, “ Make it five. ten says he downs it with the first shot.” 

“ Deal.” Fenrys groaned, his voice thick with pain. Rowan gritted his teeth. “Remind me why i bother with any of you.” Then he fired. the arrow was nearly invisible as it sailed through the night. And with his Fae sight Rowan saw with perfect clarity as that arrow found its mark. Right through the thing’s head. Aelin laughed quietly as it hit the water, its splash visible even from the distance. Rowan turned and scowled down at her. Light shimmered at her fingertips as she held them over Fenrys’ ravaged chest. But he turned his glare on the male, then on Aedion, and said, “ Pay up pricks.”

Who would you rather

Darkiplier 

He’s cool and calculating. He’s waited long enough to regain control that he has no problems keeping Mark down. He makes you feel at ease to an extent. “If dinner is what you want, I can provide/ I can take you anywhere you want to go.” And if you chose Left, he even comforted you until you. He makes deals and gathers promises, and he never gets his hands dirty. He makes it seem like he’s giving you a choice, but he has everything planned already.

Antisepticeye

He is erratic. You could see him fighting in so many videos leading up to his total takeover in Say Goodbye. He’s not patient in the least, and he is clearly not afraid to get his hands dirty. He’s kill for his own personal benefit. He’s not charming, or calculating. He’s a wildcard. The thing is, you wouldn’t see him coming, either. While Dark would make you trust him before attacking, you would quite literally never see Anti. Anti would attack and kill with no warning, no remorse, and no witnesses.



So who would you rather meet? The calculating mastermind, or the madman?

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Summerween! 

I wanted to make more people for this set but I got lazy cause it took so damn long- but I am happy with what I managed to finish!

First is Mark and Jack, who have no money for costumes so they make ones with things they find in the shack and what junk Ken gave them that the costume store was gonna throw out.
After a while though, as the night goes on, Mark stays in character a little too well, Jack realizing that its linked to the pink gem he gave Mark as a necklace, with approval from Bill Cipher (Its a crystal that causes insanity and chaos-)

The rest are just other kids in costumes- I really like them all- Here’s little junk to go with the pics just for you guys who like any kinda story-

  • Jack added to his costume by putting a plastic green fang in the spot of his missing tooth
  • Mark’s knife turned out to be a real one and Jack only found out when Mark started to stab Jack-o-melons.
  • Cry doesn’t join civilization after he gets found and stays in the cave with the Sup Guys by choice, and keeping on his mask by choice. Felix is one of the few people who is his friend and is chill with him keeping on the mask and living in a cave- So, with a marker he finds a way to incorporate Cry’s mask into his costume-
  • It was definitely Phil’s idea to put whiskers on Dan too, even if it didn’t match.
  • Vanoss and his friends constantly fight and roughhouse for fun, hence why he straight up punched Delirious.
  • Not sure how well those could be considered costumes since everyone except Nogla dresses like that the rest of the year anyways- atleast the masks-
  • Vanoss was almost given a cape and hat in that picture to be “Hoo-dini”
  • Alternately, Vanoss was also almost BatOwl, but I went against it cause then I wanted to make regular masked Delirious instead of Batcoon.
  • All the photos except the first one seem to be taken from shots inside the Shack (and I’m just realizing this now) so I’m dubbing it that before they all went trick-or-treating, they met up there.

Imagine: Mark and chica sending you a Birthday message. “Hi babe, we wish you a realy happy birthday and may you have a wonderfull day. I’m sorry i’m not there at the moment, but i’ll make it up to you i promise.” Your boyfriend winks at the end of his sentence, promissing you a good time when he returns. “Anyway, chica is way to inocent to hear this kind of dirty talk, so i'l leave it at that. See you soon, i miss you and i love you. Bye honey.”

Okay yeah Bitty is an unreliable narrator and Coach seems to be trying (though missing the mark frequently) to connect BUT I think it would be a massive mistake to take “unreliable narrator” to mean that Bitty’s perception of the complex issues with his parents is off. That’s not how he is. He glosses over unpleasantness. THATS how he’s unreliable.

Unreliable narrator doesn’t ALWAYS mean that the character has flawed perception.

I’m going to talk about this more later, but I’d like to stress that it’s really important that we not dismiss Bitty’s fears about coming out by saying that his perception is flawed. That’s not what we’ve been shown. We’ve been shown a man who wants, above all, to focus on the positives. If he admits to feeling fear or other unpleasant emotions surrounding talking to his parents, then clearly he’s admitting to some deep seated issues that shouldn’t be quickly dismissed.