ANG KONSEPTO NG CLOSURE AY HINDI PARA SA INIWAN AT NANG-IWAN
Sabi kasi nila, kelangan daw ng closure para tuluyan kang makapagmove-on. Kelangan mong malaman ang eksaktong dahilan kung bakit kayo naghiwalay para maging malinaw sa’yo ang lahat. ‘Cos not knowing can be the worst feeling of all.
Pero kapag ba nasagot lahat ng tanong mo makakamove-on ka na nun? Maniniwala ka ba sa isasagot niya o may ineexpect kang sagot para sa kanya dahil naka-plot na sa utak mo yung mga gusto mong marinig? Di ka na ba masasaktan? Kung ganon din lang eh di sana ginawa na lang tableta o capsule yang closure na yan at ipinagbili na lang sa botika.
Ang closure ay isang malaking excuse lang para paulit-ulti mong sabihin sa sarili mo na mahirap magmove-on. Na dumedepende ka pa rin sa kapirasong salitang pwede mong marinig sa kanya para masabi mong okay ka na.
When one ends a relationship, that’s it! Tapos na. Wala ng Book 2. Wala ng Part 2. The End. Hindi ka na pwedeng humirit pa ng 4-hrs finale para mai-justify ang ending niyong dalawa. Wag mong idepende ang feelings mo sa taong iniwan ka na.
No matter how it ended, kesyo bigla na lang hindi nagparamdam o nalaman mo na lang na may iba nang kinakalantari or nagkaroon kayo ng formal break-up sa harap ng 7eleven habang sinisimot ang tirang yelo ng Slurpee, yun na yon. You. Broke. Up. Ano pa bang closure ang kelangan? Hindi ka na niya mahal. Hindi pa ba sapat na closure yon?
Minsan kinakailangan mo lang ng closure dahil meron kang “ideal way” ng pakikipagbreak. May gusto kang paraan kung paano kayo maghihiwalay. Kase ang gusto natin ay yung breakup na hindi tayo masyadong masasaktan. Yung “medyo masakit na break-up” lang. Eh wala naman kasing ganun. Break-ups never happen the way we want them too. Unless may pa-eulogy pa kayo sa isa’t-isa habang kumakanta ang Madrigal Singers ng ‘Hindi Kita Malilimutan” or may pa-impromptu kayo habang lumalaklak ng beer.
Ang konsepto ng closure ay hindi para sa iniwan at sa nang-iwan. It’s between you and yourself that you have to work things out. Wag mong ipaubaya sa “konsepto ng closure" yung kahihinatnan ng damdamin mo. Tamad mo magmove-on eh no? Sariling sikap tayo hoy. Ang issue dito ay hindi na tungkol sa’yo at sa kanya. Sa’yong sa’yo na ‘to. Ito yung kung paano mo tatanggapin sa sarili mo na tapos na ang lahat ng meron sa inyo at hindi na pwedeng ibalik pa. ‘Cos a break-up alone is already a closure.
Case closed. Uwian na. Walang nanalo. Pareho kayong talo.
100 conseils donnés par un professeur de Harvard avant son départ en retraite
1. Il y a plein de manières possibles de rentrer dans une piscines. Les escaliers n'en font pas partie.
2. Dans aucune circonstance vous ne devez demander à une femme si elle est enceinte.
3. N'abandonnez pas avant d'avoir essayé.
4. Si un artiste de rue vous a fait vous arrêter de marcher, vous lui devez une pièce.
5. Toujours dire “nous” quand vous parlez de votre équipe favorite.
6. Quand on vous dit un secret, gardez-le pour vous.
7. Ne sous estimez jamais la puissance d'un fantôme utilisé au bon moment dans une partie de “Mario Kart”.
8. Ce n'est pas parce que vous pouvez faire quelque chose que vous devez le faire.
9. Ne vous faites pas plus bêtes que vous ne l'êtes.
10. Vous n'avez qu'une seule et unique opportunité de remarquer une nouvelle coupe de cheveux.
11. Si vous restez plus qu'une nuit, déballez vos affaires.
12. Ne jamais se garer devant un bar…
13. Attendez vous à ce que la personne devant vous baisse son siège. Préprez-vous en conséquence.
14. Gardez une photo de votre premier poisson rouge, de votre première voiture, et de votre premier amoureux/amoureuse.
15. Gardez vos héros en très haute estime.
16. Un bronzage ne s'achète pas, il se mérite.
17; Ne mentez jamais à votre médecin.
18. Toutes les armes à feu sont chargées.
19. Quand une personne a des coups de soleil , n'y faites pas allusion. Croyez-moi, elle est au courant.
20. Le meilleur moyen de dire merci quand on vous offre un vêtement/ bijou, c'est de le porter. Même si ce n'est que pour une seule fois.
21. Prenez congé de votre téléphone, internet et TV au moins une fois par an.
22. Ne vous bourrez pas de pain au restaurant, même s'il est très bon.
23. Une poignée de main vaut mille autographes.
24. N'encombrez pas le pas de la porte.
25. Si vous décidez de vous habiller du sexe opposé pour une soirée, faites-le à 100%.
26. Si vous voulez savoir ce qui vous rend vraiment unique, allez voir un caricaturiste et demandez-lui de faire votre portrait.
27. N'allez pas chez le coiffeur le même jour qu'un évènement spécial.
28. Faites attention aux objets qui sont entre vous et le sol. Achetez toujours des bonnes chaussures, des bons pneus, et des bons draps.
29. Ne mangez jamais votre repas à votre bureau, si vous pouvez l'éviter.
30. Quand vous êtes avec des nouveaux amis, ne parlez pas uniquement de vos amis de longue date.
31. Asseyez vous pour manger avec les nouveaux.
32. Quand vous voyagez, gardez l'esprit alerte et soyez prompts à réagir. Ou que vous soyez.
33. Il n'est jamais trop tard pour s'excuser.
34. Ne posez pas avec de l'alcool. Ça vous donne juste l'air d'être un beauf.
35. Si vous avez la priorité sur la route, prenez la.
36. On ne choisit pas son propre surnom.
37. Quand vous vous mariez à quelqu'un, souvenez-vous que vous vous mariez aussi avec leur famille entière.
38. Ne poussez jamais quelqu'un d'un ponton.
39. On n'annule pas un dîner par texto.
40. Être fier de ses ancêtres, c'est bien. Vivre en leur faisant honneur, c'est mieux.
41. Ne faites pas d'esclandre pour rien.
42. Si vous devez donner un discours de remerciement, il vaut mieux faire court et agréable.
43. Apprenez à ignorer l'objectif
44. Ne vous réjouissez jamais du malheur des autres.
45. Investissez dans un sac à dos/ valise de qualité.
46. Consacrez du temps à votre mère pour son anniversaire. C'est une journée spéciale, pour elle aussi.
47. Au moment d'ouvrir les cadeaux, il n'y a rien de pire que de deviner correctement ce qui se trouve à l'intérieur.
48. La compassion est une béquille. Ne faites jamais semblant d'avoir une entorse.
49. Donnez du mérite. Prenez le blâme.
50. Serrez les dents de temps en temps.
51. Ne soyez jamais le dernier dans la piscine
52. Il est malpoli de fixer les gens du regard
53. Soyez respectueux envers les personnes qui portent des armes à feu professionellement.
54. Rebiffez vous contre ceux qui vous emmerdent. Vous n'avez à le faire qu'une seule fois.
55. Si vous avez expliqué votre point de vue, arrêtez de parler.
56. Admettez-le quand vous avez tort.
57. Si vous offrez votre aide, continuez jusqu'à ce que le travail soit fini.
58. Regardez les gens dans les yeux quand vous vous adressez à eux.
59. Remerciez le chauffeur du bus.
60. Ne répondez jamais au téléphone à table.
61. Pardonnez vous à vous même pour vos erreurs.
62. Ayez à votre répertoire au moins une bonne blague.
63. Ne huez pas. La personne qui est en face de vous est aussi le fils de quelqu'un.
64. Sachez cuisiner au moins un bon plat.
65. Apprenez à utiliser un cran de sûreté.
66. Soyez sympa avec les plus jeunes. Une réputation se construit sur une vie entière.
67. Il n'y a rien de mal à aller au cinéma tout seul.
68. Dansez avec votre mère/père.
69. Ne perdez jamais votre calme. Encore moins au travail.
70. Remerciez toujours votre hôte.
71. Si vous ne comprenez pas, demandez qu'on vous explique avant qu'il ne soit trop tard. Mieux vaut paraître idiot pendant une minute en demandant que de le rester en se taisant.
72. Connaissez la taille des vêtements de votre amoureux/amoureuse
73. Un T-shirt de couleur unie est tout à fait acceptable.
74. Soyez à l'écoute. N'attendez pas juste votre tour pour parler.
75. Tenez vos promesses.
76. Asseyez vous dans les premiers rangs si vous faites des études. VOus ressortirez du lot, vous écouterez mieux, et cela fera la différence au moment de l'examen.
77. Aidez votre mère a porter ses sacs. Après tout, elle vous a porté dans son ventre pendant 9 mois.
78. Soyez patients avec le service de sécurité des aéroports. Il ne font que faire leur travail.
79. Ne soyez pas le type casse-couilles qui parle pendant le film.
80. Le sexe opposé aime les gens qui prennent la douche.
81. Vous êtes ce que vous faites. Pas ce que vous dites.
82. Apprenez à changer une roue.
83. Soyez gentils. Chaque personne mène un dur combat avec la vie.
84. Une heure passée avec vos grands parents est une heure qui vaut de l'or ! Demandez-leur conseil tant que vous le pouvez encore.
85. Ne jettez pas vos déchets dans la nature.
86. Si vous avez une soeur, rencontrez son petit ami. Votre opinion compte.
87. Vous ne serez pas toujours le plus fort ou le plus rapide. Mais vous pouvez être le plus endurant.
88. N’ appelez jamais quelqu'un avant 9 heures du matin ou après 9 heures du soir.
89. Achetez les propriétés orange au Monopoly.
90. Donnez de l'importance aux petites choses.
91. Portez toujours un soutien-gorge au travail.
92. Il y a une ligne très fine entre avoir l'air sensuelle et avoir l'air d'une prostituée. Trouvez la.
93. On n'est jamais trop vieux pour avoir besoin de sa maman.
94. Mesdemoiselles, si vous prenez la décision de porter des talons hauts pour un rendez-vous, gardez les jusqu'au bout et évitez de vous plaindre à propos de vos pieds qui vous font mal. Vous savez ce qui vous attend.
95. Si vous n'avez pas de débouche-évier chez vous, achetez-en un
96. Vos pas de danse ne sont peut être pas les meilleurs du monde, mais je vous promet qu'il est bien plus drôle de passer pour un idiot qui ne sait pas danser que de rester assis tout seul.
97. Souriez aux inconnus…
98. Etablissez-vous des objectifs dans votre vie.
99. Votre âge ne définit pas l'heure à laquelle vous devez vous coucher.
100. Si vous DEVEZ vous battre, en dernier recours, frappez le premier et cognez fort.
once the leaders of a vampiric dynasty that held a reign of terror over the humans of newcrest, the alabasters have recently been usurped by extraterrestrial interlopers in their old age. determined to relive the good old days, they rarely leave their mansion.
1. Through and through high energy contact gunshot wound involving the roof of the mouth associated with:
A. Extensive lacerations of the scalp and soft tissues of the face
B. Massive fracturing of the skull
C. Evacuation of the brain - cerebral cortex and brain stem
D. Extensive fraturing of the facial bones
COMMENT: The autopsy findings in this case reveal that the cause of death is due to massive head injury secondary to a high energy gunshot wound involving the roof of the mouth, consistent with a shotgun. This wound is consistent with self-infliction.
This autopsy is performed in the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office in Golden, Colorado on 04/22/99 at 2:00 pm. The autopsy is done at the request of Dr. Nancy Bodelson, the Coroner of Jefferson County. Identification is by fingerprints. The position identification for this individual is #12. Members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department attended the autopsy. I am assisted in the autopsy by Mr. Rob Kulbacki.
History: This is the case of an 18-year-old, white male who was the alleged victim of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head that occurred in the Columbine High School library on 04/20/99. No other history is available at the time of autopsy.
External Examination: The body is clothed in a blood stained white T-shirt with the inscription “Natural Selection” on the front; green plaid jockey shorts; black combat boots; white socks; and a black glove on the right hand with the fingers cut away. This is the unembalmed, well-developed, well-nourished, extensively traumatized body of a white male appearing consistent with the stated age of 18. Height is measured at 5'8-½"; weight is estimated at 135-140 pounds. Rigor is present in the lower extremities only. Faint reddish-purple livor is present over the dorsal aspects of the body with appropriate blanching of the pressure points.
Head: The scalp is covered by short, blood stained, black hair. The normal contour of the head is prominently distorted by extensive laceration of the scalp and associated massive fracturing of the cranium. Present in the mid-aspect of the lower forehead and extending downward to involve the bridge of the nose; the distal portion of the right side of the nose; and the medial aspects of both orbits; is an oblong configured blow-out type of laceration measuring 3" in length by 2" in width, associated with underlying multiple fracture fragments which extend outward from the wound. Present on the right lower forehead, extending upwards and across the lateral aspect of the right side of the head; extending up over the apex of the head; and then extending downward to involve the posterior aspect of the scalp to the level of the horizontal plane of the ears; is a large gaping laceration which measures 8" in length by 3" in width. Ears - both ears are intact. There is blood in both external auditory canals. There is blood staining of the earlobes. Present anterior to both of the ears are vertical lacerations. The one on the right measures 1-½" in length; the one on the left measures ¾" in length; and these are consistent with blow-out injuries from a gunshot wound involving the mouth. Eyes - the eyebrows are brown. The orbits are distorted by fracturing of the underlying skeleton. The sclera on the right is bluish-gray; the sclera on the left is white. The right iris is gray; the left iris is hazel. The pupils are round, measure 8 mm, and are directed antericrly. The conjunctive are minimally congested. No petechiae are observed. A reddish-purple periorbital contusion involves the left orbit. Nose - there is, as previously described, injury to the external surface of the nose with extensive underlying fractures. Present adjacent to the right lateral margin of the nose are two vertical lacerations, each measuring ¼". Present on both sides of the face are multiple linear, curvilinear, punctate lacerations and cuts, more dense on the right. Palpating the face reveals massive fracturing of the facial bones. Mouth - there are several lacerations involving the corners of both sides of the mouth, the largest of which is on the right side, measuring ½" in length. There are multiple mucosal lacerations involving the mid-aspect of the lower lip. Slightly downward from the right side of the mouth is a laterally diagonal laceration measuring ½" in length. There is extensive laceration of the buccal mucosa. The tongue is intact, reddish-purple, with some black staining consistent with powder. There are central fractures of the upper and lower alveolar ridges. The teeth are intact with the exception that the lateral lower incisor on the right side of the jaw is absent. There is dense powder (soot) staining the mucosal surface of the hard palate. There is a large cavitary defect involving the roof of the mouth, including the hard palate, the soft palate, extending upwards involving the nasal pharynx and nasal passages, communicating directly into the base of the skull. This represents a contact entrance high energy gunshot wound. Present on the lateral surface of both sides of the face are brown whiskers.
Neck: The external surface of the neck reveals no evidence of trauma. The neck organs are in the midline without palpable masses.
Chest: The chest demonstrates a mild pectus excavatum with some central decrease in the anterior-posterior diameter. Present in this area is a curvilinear, horizontally oriented scar. No external trauma involves the chest. The breasts are normal male. Palpating the chest reveals no instability. The axillae are negative to observation and palpation.
Abdomen: The abdomen is flat. No external trauma is present. There is no evidence of previous surgical exploration. There is green discoloration of the lower abdomen. On deep palpation, no organomegaly or masses are noted grossly.
Genitalia: A normal appearing male, black, genital hair pattern is present. The penis is of normal size, shape, and position; circumcised. Both testicles are bilaterally descended in their respective scrotal sacs without palpable masses. There is a pigmented nevus in the right groin.
Back: Present on the right upper back is a horizontal area of soft tissue indentation with postmortem drying artifact. There is a small pigmented nevus on the right lower quadrant of the back. The anus is intact without any unusual dilatation or trauma.
Extremities: The upper extremities are intact. The nails are intact, short and slightly dirty. The lateral surfaces of the hands are unremarkable. The forearms are unremarkable. The antecubital fossae reveal no evidence of recent needle puncture marks or scars. Present on the lateral aspect of the left upper arm is a small cluster of punctate lacerations and cuts. Present on the lateral aspect of the right upper arm is reddish-brown abrasion associated with purple contusion measuring 3/8" in size. Arm spans: the right arm from the right shoulder to the tip of the right index finger is 30-½"; the left arm from the left shoulder to the tip of the left index finger is 31". The lower extremities are intact without evidence of congenital abnormality or trauma. There is a small reddish-brown abrasion on the lateral aspect of the right foot.
Internal Examination: Through the usual Y-shaped incision, a thin layer of yellow subcutaneous adipose tissue and reddish-brown musculature are revealed. The diaphragms are intact and arch to the level of the 5th left intercostal space and the 4th right intercostal space. The peritoneal cavity contains no unusual accumulation of fluid. The lining is smooth, gray and glistening. The viscera and omentum are normally disposed.
Pleural Spaces: The pleural spaces are without any unusual accumulation of fluid. The parietal pleurae are smooth, gray and glistening. The ribs of the chest are intact and unremarkable grossly. There is a mild pectus excavatum deformity of the sternum. The clavicles are intact. The pericardial sac is intact. The lumen contains 8 cc of clear fluid. The pericardium is smooth, gray and glistening.
Thymus: Five (5) grams of pink, lobular, firm, thymic tissue is present in the anterior-superior mediastinal space.
Neck: The lumen of the upper esophagus and pharynx is patent. The mucosal surface is tan and wrinkled. The lumen of the upper respiratory tract is patent. The mucosal surface is tan and smooth. The hyoid bone and cricothyroid cartillages are intact. There are contusions involving the mucosal surface of the piriform sinus consistent with the blast impact of the contact gunshot wound to the roof of the mouth.
Thyroid: The thyroid is of normal size, shape, and position, and has a reddish-brown, lobular, firm, gross appearance. The cervical vertebrae are intact. There is no obstruction to the posterior nasopharynx or the posterior aspect of the oral cavity. I can palpate a large defect of the nasopharynx associated with multiple fracture fragments. The major vessels of the neck are intact and unremarkable grossly. There is no soft tissue hemorrhage in the neck.
Heart: The heart is intact and weighs 290 grams. The epicardial surface is reddish-brown, smooth, and glistening. Very little epicardial yellow fat is present. The myocardium is reddish-brown and firm without gross evidence of fibrosis or softening.
The ventricular walls are of normal thickness. The endocardial surface is reddish-brown, smooth, and glistening. The cardiac valves are intact. The valve leaflets are thin and fully pliable. The valve circumferences are normal for this size heart. The chordae tendineae are tan and delicate. The papillary muscles are intact. The foramen ovale is closed. The atrial septum is intact. The coronary sinus is patent. The ventricular septum is intact. The coronary ostia are in a normal anatomic position and widely patent. The coronary arteries demonstrate a normal anatomic distribution with normal gross features.
Aorta: the aorta is intact and of normal course and calibre throughout. The intimal surface is tan and smooth. The wall is thin and elastic. The main abdominal tributaries are intact.
Respiratory System: The lumen of the lower respiratory tract contains a small amount of hemorrhagic fluid on the right side. The mucosal surface is hyperemic and smooth. The lungs are moderately well aerated. The pleural surfaces are pink, smooth and glistening. The lungs together weigh 600 grams. Serial sections reveal moderately well aerated, soft, spongy, lung tissue. The pulmonary arteries are intact without evidence of thromboembolic disease. The pulmonary veins empty into the left atrium in a normal fashion.
Gastrointestinal System: The esophagus is of normal courses and calibre throughout. The lumen is patent. The mucosal surface is tan with longitudinal furrowing. The wall is thin. The stomach is in normal anatomic position. The lumen contains 250 cc of brown, liquid, gastric contents. The gastric mucosa is tan with intact rugae. No peptic ulcer disease or tumor are noted grossly. The small bowel demonstrates a normal anatomic distribution with normal gross feature. The appendix is present and unremarkable grossly. The large bowel demonstrates a normal anatomic distribution with normal gross features.
Spleen: The spleen is intact and weighs 160 grams. The external surface is purple and smooth. Serial sections reveal a firm, reddish-purple, splenic parenchyma.
Liver: The liver is intact and weighs 1250 grams. The external surface is reddish-brown, smooth, and glistening. Serial sections reveal a soft, reddish-brown, lobular, normal appearing, liver tissue.
Gallbladder: The gallbladder is intact. The lumen contains 10 cc of liquid, yellowish-brown bile. The mucosal surface is smooth and bile stained. The cystic duct and common bile duct are intact and patent throughout. The portal vein, splenic vein, and superior mesenteric vein are intact and patent.
Pancreas: The pancreas is of normal size, shape, and position, and has a tan, lobular, soft, partially autolyzed, gross appearance.
Adrenals: Both adrenals are identified. Serial sections reveal a thin yellow cortex and gray medulla.
Kidneys: Both kidneys are identified. The capsules strip easily. The left kidney weighs 120 grams; the right kidney weighs 110 grams. The cortical surfaces are reddish-brown and smooth. Bivalving of each kidney reveals a well-demarcated, reddish-brown cortex and medulla. The renal papillae are normal. There is no calyceal scarring. There is no unusual pelvic dilatation. Both ureters are present, patent, and uniform in diameter throughout.
Bladder: The bladder is intact. The lumen contains 2 cc of cloudy yellow urine. The bladder mucosa is tan and wrinkled. The prostate, seminal vesicles and testicles are intact and unremarkable grossly.
Musculoskeletal System: Other than the injuries to be described under the observation of the head, no other injuries are observed.
Lymphatics: There are reactive lower respiratory tract lymph nodes. A biopsy is taken.
Venous System: There is no evidence of hepatic vein, renal vein, or portal vein thrombosis. The superior and inferior vena cavae are intact.
Central Nervous System: As previously described, the scalp is massively lacerated. The external cranium is markedly distorted with a large area in the right lateral and posterior aspects of the head absent, having been blown away. The cranium is a mass of fracture fragments. The cerebral cortex and brain stem have been evacuated. All that remains is a small portion of medulla oblongata. Several large fragments of brain are submitted separately consisting of portions of cerebral cortex; examined and there is no evidence of any underlying disease. There is massive fracturing of the base of the skull, and there is a large cavitary defect involving the base of the skull, including the posterior aspect of the orbital plates, the temporal fossae, portion of the posterior fossae, and the sphenoid bone and clivus. This is the area that represents entry of the gunshot wound into the skull. C1 and C2 are intact. The odontoid ligament and odontoid processes are intact.
Blood: I obtained two gray-stoppered test tubes of blood from the heart.
Urine: I obtained one gray-stoppered test tube of urine.
Bile: I obtained one gray-stoppered test tube of bile.
Gastric Contents: I obtained one gray-stoppered test tube and one red-stoppered test tube of gastric contents.
Vitreous Humor: I obtained one gray-stoppered test tube of vitreous humor.
I also obtained approximately 100 grams of liver and 100 grams of kidney which will be retained and frozen.
1. Hair samples: I obtained random scalp and public hair.
2. I obtained left and right nail scrapings.
3. I obtained one yellow-stoppered test tube of blood, one purple-stoppered test tube of blood, and one red-stoppered test tube of blood.
The hair samples and nail scrapings are given to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Officers in attendance at the autopsy.
We will keep the blood samples with the toxicology specimens for a year for any possible evidentiary need.
X-ray Examination: Revealed no evidence of retained bullets.
Wound Summary: The wound of entrance is a high energy gunshot wound to the roof of the mouth consistent with shotgun. The major force of the wound extended upward, backwards, and slightly to the right, causing large cavitary defects in the base of the skull and the right lateral posterior aspect of the skull. The characteristics of the wound are consistent with self-infliction.
04/22/99 Addendum: Additional material obtained from the scene is submitted for examination includes:
A. Skull fragments with one tooth.
B. Decomposed brain tissue - 600 grams
1. Decomposing cerebral cortex and cerebellar cortex - containing bone fragments - one circular shotgun wad - one tiny piece of what appears to be metal
A. Wad and metal given to Sheriff’s Office.
2. Skull fragments demonstrating circular perforations with outward bevelling
3. Separated dried blood for any future DNA testing - frozen
4. Other specimens frozen separately - i.e. bone ffrom decomposing brain tissue
Thymus: Normal histologic features.
Adrenal: Normal histologic features.
Brain Fragments: Sections reveal early autolysis and small foci of intraparenchymal hemorrhage involving the medulla.
Park Jimin. He strode into the studio, wearing a black t-shirt tucked into black sweatpants. He stood in front of the class, eyebrows raised as they curtsied. “Good Afternoon, Sir.”
You stayed rock still.
“You didn’t tell me Park Jimin was teaching this class!” You hissed to Jiwoo.
“He’s not.” She replied. “Madame Zhang is, but he’s kind of like her apprentice. She’s always late, so he ends up taking the classes half of the time.”
“Good Afternoon.” He replied, his voice like velvet. His eyes scanned the room, taking in the class.
“Yesterday’s class was not up to standard, despite what Madame Zhang said. I will make sure as hell that you don’t go for the end of term assessment unless you are at the standards, and I have yet to see a single pair that is.” He eyed the class. “Don’t screw around. Now positions please!”
Everyone hurried to their partners. Kwangsik shyly offered Jiwoo his hand, which she took with badly concealed eagerness. On the other side of the room, Minjee and Jongsoo were eyeing each other up as they got into position. Minjee seemed to be into it a lot more than Jongsoo.
Only Kihyun and you were left without partners. He coughed, going up to Jimin who was leaning against the piano, talking to the pianist.
“Uhm, excuse me, sir, can I please go with (Name) today? Seohyun twisted her ankle in tech.”
“(Name)?” Jimin questioned, turning around.
Kihyun pointed to where you stood, trying to look small. Jimin’s authoritative gaze flicked to you.
Suddenly, your memory was thrown back to last night, when you had seen him looking so open with his emotions. Every frustration, every happiness playing out on his face. Now it wasn’t like that. Now he was all business, the Park Jimin that the world saw; confident, smart and, you had to admit it, kind of cold.
“She’s new.” Supplied Kihyun.
Oh God, please say no, please say no. You could just sit out, yes that was it, sit out!
Jimin scrutinized you and your shy expression closely before slowly nodding.
Kihyun happily beckoned you over. Hesitantly you walked across the room to him. Easily, he put his hands on your waist and was standing very close behind you. You had a sickening clunk in your stomach. Oh God…
“Alright.” Jimin spoke up. “I want nice clean échappés. Mrs. Shin.” He cued the pianist. “If you please.” She nodded and started up a nice flowing tune.
“And plie down two three four.” You shakily bent your knees out. Kihyun gripped your waist, making it harder to go down. It felt so wrong to have his hands on you…
“And to Pointe!” On reflex, you snapped up onto your platforms, but Kihyun’s hard grasp on you made sure that you couldn’t rise up, then you couldn’t stabilize and slid back down to flat.
“You can do it, (Name).” Whispered Kihyun.
“It’s just new to me.” You replied. That was true enough. You figured that having a guy’s hands gripping you like that meant you needed even more force than usual to get up…it still didn’t feel right, though.
“And again!“Jimin called. "Plie down two three four and to Pointe! Hold it there for four and down very good, and-” He and the piano cut off simultaneously as the door swung open. A rather round looking lady shuffled in.
“Good Afternoon class!” She called out with a careless wave of her hand. She pulled out a stool from the corner of the room and plopped herself down on it.
“Good afternoon Madame Zhang.” People curtsied, but the atmosphere in the room had a taste a bored disappointment in it. Next to you, a girl and her partner exchanged tired glances.
“She’s Madame Zhang.” Kihyun informed you. You bit back the snarky response of ‘no, really?’ and instead looked at your real teacher. She looked about forty, with spots and wrinkles on her kind of pudgy face. She was dressed in dark pink suit which was too small and strained round her legs. Her feet were squeezed into some gold stiletto heels.
“Ah, Jimin, will you please get the door for me, dear.” Jimin, who had been helping a girl with her footwork, grudgingly stood up and shut the door. He went to lean dully against the piano. Madame Zhang shuffled on her stool.
“Okay, so where were we up to? Echappés? Right, well we’ve done those so many times before. Let’s move on to some promenades, shall we? Gentelmen, you know the drill. We’ll begin with just holding the leg up.”
This time, you were thankful for Kihyun’s instructions. “So you just draw a circle with your toe, and then step and arabesque.” You nodded uncertainly. You really needed to see it first.
“Don’t worry.” He assured. “I’ll be holding you the entire time.”
“Right.” You said quietly.
Madame Zhang swayed on her stool in time to the piano. “And a one and a two and a three four and circle and step and one.” It was a sloppy movement which got you halfway up by the time she’d said ‘one’.
Kihyun prepared to hold you again, but you didn’t bother to move, and instead watched the couple next to you. You tried to commit her smooth transition of balance before Madame Zhang counted everyone in for another one. This time you did it, circle with the toe, then step then step to Pointe. As your leg went up, Kihyun gripped your waist harder, and you emitted a little grunt as his nails dug into your belly. Neither Kihyun nor Madame Zhang noticed, but Park Jimin heard and sharply turned to you, seeing your position, seeing you trying to conceal the look of pain in your face. He was just about to say something when Madame Zhang clapped her hands.
“Right! Now let’s get to the promenade. So circle step up and arabesque and then turn her round. Alright on one two three four and hold it! And now step and turn her step and turn her step and turn her step.” Kihyun stepped in, slightly skewing your lifted leg, before twisting your hips and stepping further in behind you. You gulped, having trouble finding breath. He wasn’t exactly rough, but you just couldn’t get used to the feeling of someone moving beside you, like the way he did…it just didn’t feel right. So this was pas de deux; no exhilaration, just uncomfortable hands and a little pain.
You hid the pain better this time, so Jimin didn’t say anything. You had to prove that you were strong enough. That you didn’t need someone to tell people to go soft on you. If this was ballet, then so be it.
You did promenades again and again, each time Kihyun awkwardly turned you around and around. Then you went on to other moves, each one you found just as difficult and uncomfortable. Kihyun helpfully explained them as you went, but you preferred to stand and watch – if not for understanding the move, then for the relief of not having Kihyun’s hands on you.
Finally, Madame Zhang decided everyone have had enough of that.
“Okay, everyone to the back of the room. We’re going to do a very simple combination.” 'We’ clearly meant 'the students’ as she hadn’t gotten off that stool for the whole lesson.
You headed to the back, and you were happy that Kihyun and you weren’t in the first group, of three couples to go up. Instead you watched intently…You had to ready yourself.
“So I want courus for eight, then step down to fourth for a pirouette then two steps and arabesque and then…” She thought for a second, then said the one thing that you were dreading above all others. “Lift. Lift from the arabesque and then promenade. Then finish in second.”
“Courus, pirouette, arabesque, lift, promenade.” Kihyun recited. Then he turned to grin at you.
“This will be fun.” You didn’t say anything, but looked to the front. You were going to be sick.
“Alright? Okay, piano.” Madame Zhang ordered. “First group up and courus courus courus courus and pirouette and arabesque and lift! Yes! And then twirl her round!” You stared in sheer terror as you watched Kwangsik put a hand on Jiwoo’s inner thigh and wrapped the other around her waist and lifted. Oh God…you couldn’t do this…you just couldn’t…
“And next group up and courus, nice flowing arms and pirouette and arabesque and twirly twirly twirly and land in second. Good!”
You couldn’t control your breathing. The groups kept going, one by one. You were in the last one, but you just couldn’t…
It was the group before you. Kihyun readied himself behind you, putting his hands back on your waist. His grasp was tight.
You couldn’t do this! You couldn’t!
“And next group up! And courus…” Suddenly you were up on Pointe, your arms shakily going up. Kihyun’s hands stayed on your waist. You stared straight at a spot on the floor, as your mind screamed no!
As you went for the pirouette, Kihyun held you even tighter. And as he spun you roughly around, you wobbled on your Pointe, no longer trying to keep the pain off your face. Then you stepped down and went up again for the arabesque. His arm slid round your waist and squeezed.
The air was practically shoved out of you. You looked up in horror, and met a sharp pair of brown eyes. His hand was about to go on your inner thigh for the lift. You couldn’t breathe…You had no air…
“STOP!” Jimin yelled, slamming his fist down on the piano. Kihyun unceremoniously dropped you, and you slipped down to the floor, gasping for breath. Jimin strode over, his eyes dark and dangerous.
“You never-” He growled to Kihyun. “Hold your partner like that.”
“Mister Park…” Began Madame Zhang, finally getting off her stool.
“Shut up!” He yelled at her, then swung back to Kihyun. “Do you know how dangerous that is? She couldn’t breathe, Mister Lee!”
Kihyun looked stunned and afraid, like a rabbit caught in the headlight. Jimin towered over him by a good few inches, his muscles were tiny in comparison to Jimin’s.
“I…I was just…” Actually, he looked like he might cry…
“You were what, Mister Lee?” Demanded Jimin. Kihyun just stood there looking terrified. Jimin sighed heavily before squatted down to you.
“Are you okay?” He asked you, his smooth velvet voice low, so only you could hear.
“I’m fine.” You told him softly. He held out a pale white hand and you took it. It was as if the warmth of his hand spread over your entire being. You suddenly felt safer…calmer. Your heart slowed for the first time since the start of this class. Actually, it may have stopped altogether of the thought that Jimin was here, holding your hand…You avoided his eyes as he gently pulled you up, not wanting him to see the trust and surprise in your expression.
He finally let go, and turned to the rest of the class, who were still standing dumbstruck of what had just happened – though you were not sure it was your suffocation or Jimin getting angry. As he were, calmer now, Jimin slowly looked around the semi-circle of students.
“When you dance with a partner, you must learn to calculate how much of your strength is needed.” His voice was quiet, quiet and almost entrancing.
“Both the lady and the gentleman must understand each other’s needs perfectly. Which is why we shouldn’t be doing lifts-” He turned briefly to glare at the bewildered Madame Zhang. It was clear who was in control now. His eyes then went to you. His voice grew softer.
“-Until we know our partners.” You had the tingling feeling that those words had a double meaning…but then you blew it off. That was ridiculous.
He flicked back to the rest of the class and became business like again. “There is no need to hold your partner any tighter than to simply steady her.” He turned to you and held out his hand again.
“May I, Miss. (Name)?” The surge in your chest as he spoke your name was so strong that you felt yourself nodding before you even had thought about it. Even when you did…you couldn’t convince yourself that you didn’t want to.
Jimin positioned himself behind you, facing the class. They backed off to give you space, amazed expressions everywhere. You guessed Jimin didn’t demonstrate in class very often…
He placed his hands gently on you waist and out she reflection you stiffened. “Relax.” He whispered from behind you. And you did. His presence was comforting.
“For courus.” He spoke louder to the class. “Your hands aren’t even needed. If, for the sake of appearances, the hands are on the lady’s waist, they only need to rest there. Mrs. Shin, some adage please.” She nodded with a soft smile and began the first chords of a beautiful, flowing tune.
“And up.” He whispered to you. You échappéd smartly up onto Pointe, you arms rising softly up and down as you made the tiny steps called courus, your shoes making hollow noises as you came forward. Jimin’s hands lay perfectly steady as he stepped forward with you. His presence made everything feel perfect as you came down into fourth.
“And pirouette.” He told you. You spun, his hands just giving you one firm and gentle twist. You kept the pirouette longer than you had ever done before. Jimin’s hands lingering around your waist. And then as you slowed, you gracefully stepped down, Jimin held you as you fluidly stepped forward and lifted your leg. You felt his warm breath on your back.
“Can you do this?” He asked softly.
“Yes.” You whispered in a heartbeat. There was no question. His arms simultaneously twined around your waist and thigh and suddenly, you were high in the air, above his head.
The gasps of your class mates were blurred as your heart grew with exhilaration. Your arms naturally came up above you, your fingertips just a metre from the high ceiling. Your front leg bent, the other stayed totally straight. You were flying! Your arms stretched out behind you as Jimin turned you gently around and you raised your chin, feeling free as you never had before. You felt beautiful.
Eventually, it was as if you both thought the same thought – that this could not go on forever, that this had to end. And Jimin began to bring you gently down, still turning you as you went.
As the last chords of the tune were played, your satin bound toes touched the floor once more. Jimin just stared at you, his hands still on your waist, his feet still in third. His god like face just gazed down at you, and you gazed back, right into the deep depths of his brown eyes.
You don’t know how long it lasted, but you knew that you could travel forever in those eyes, it was as if you two shared a thought when suddenly the both of you snapped out of it.
You returned, back into the dance studio at Amour de la Beauté.
Jimin looked at his position, at his hands resting on your waist, his body so close to yours. He suddenly wrenched his hands off you and turned his back.
“Class dismissed!” He growled, and walked out of the studio, yanking the door shut behind him. Madam Zhang wobbled angrily out after him. The pianist, Mrs. Shin just shook her head and smiled at you before collecting her music sheets and left.
You turned to face the huddle of classmates. You could feel the blush beginning to creep on your cheeks.
“Oh. My. God!” Cried one girl, breaking the eerie silence. “You just danced with Park Jimin!” She squealed.
“That looked so romantic!” Another girl said energetically.
“Oh please, Hyeun.” Drawled Minjee, regarding you snidely. “You saw the way he walked out. She clearly wasn’t good enough for him.”
“Ha! As if you’d be any better!” Exclaimed Hyeun.
“Oi!” Minjee growled. “I wasn’t the one trying to get his attention, was I?” She stepped up to you. “You think you have a chance with him? Because you really, really don’t.”
You rolled your eyes, glaring at her. “If dancing with someone means that you think you have a chance with someone then you’re deluding yourself with Jongsoo, Minjee.” She blushed an angry red.
“How fucking dare —”
“Minjee!” Jiwoo hurried in between the two of you. “Quit it, you’ve no good reason to act like this!”
She just snorted. “Oh come on, Jiwoo! You are always so damned prissy! Sucking up to the new girl like a faithful little kitten. It’s pathetic!” She said and pushed Jiwoo out of the way.
Kwangsik stepped forward at that moment, his eyes defensive. “Shut your mouth, Minjee.” He snapped. “Get away from her.”
She opened her mouth to retort, but Jongsoo and Dongwon stepped up behind him. However many plies and leg holds you ballerinas did you would never be able to take on the danseurs. She grudgingly spun on her heel and stormed out of the studio. The room was tense for a minute, before Yuna, who you had met briefly last night, came to put a hand on your shoulder.
“That was really beautiful, (Name).” She told you, a grin on her freckled face. “Minjee was talking crap – you and Jimin were so perfect.”
“That was a freaky lift, though.” Said Hyeun, as she sat down to take her shoes off. You did the same.
“It was way higher than any of our level stuff.”
“I know.” You said. “It was a bit of a surprise.”
“You looked great up there, though.” Jiwoo assured with a pat on the back.
You blushed again. “Thanks.”
“God! The way you were staring at each other…” Yuna stared off dramatically into the distance.
“Oh no!” You groaned. “How long was I staring at him for?”
“Just a couple of minutes.” Said Jiwoo, as if that was meant to be reassuring.
“Minutes?” You put a hand to your head. “I’m such an idiot.”
“No, I think Kihyun’s the idiot.” Said Yuna. “I can’t believe he did that to you! I felt so sorry for you!”
You glanced over at him. He stood in a corner by himself, pulling on track pants with a blank expression. “Poor guy.” You said quietly. “He didn’t mean to. I didn’t tell him that he was holding me too hard.”
“Yeah.” Agreed Jiwoo. “You have got to communicate with your partner, you know.”
You nodded. “I know…I’ve just never done it before. I just thought that that was how pas de deux was done.”
Jiwoo smiled and shook her head. “We’re Ballerinas, (Name), not gladiators.”
The girls and you put your shoes in your bags and headed up to the dorm.
Unfortunately, Minjee had already left and Seohyun must still have been at the physio. Half of your dorm was in your class, but the other three were all in the other first year class. They were eager to find out what had been going on after Minjee apparently had stormed in here and told them you were a bitch. Fortunately, they didn’t seem to believe her. Yuna went right ahead, telling the full story with a whole ounce of enthusiasm.
It was interesting to hear what it had looked like to everyone else. “It was so beautiful!” Yuna exclaimed. “(Name’s) pirouettes were so perfect! And ohmigod! Jimin was soooo charming he offered her his hand and everything! And then when he was doing the lift - ohmigod he looked so hot! He had his eyes closed and he looked sooooo beautiful! And he was smiling and Jesus he was hot! God you are lucky, (Name)!”
You nodded your head her way, but your thoughts were elsewhere. Jimin have had his eyes closed? Again, you had the vivid flashback to last night, his eyes shut, the happiness spreading across his face…he’d been doing that when you danced together?
You got changed quietly. It was only when you pulled down your leotard that you realized how much damage Kihyun had done to you. There were little crescent moons all over you belly. Red blotches surrounded each of them. You were going to have bruises by tomorrow, for sure. Quickly you pulled on a flannel shirt and a pair of jeans. You brushed your spray encrusted hair out and pulled it over one shoulder, then glanced at the clock. Dinnertime.
You all walked down together, you, Jiwoo, Yuna and Hyeun. You were beyond worn out, and you didn’t think you could face socializing. Hopefully Minjee would still be brooding.
You knew from the second you entered the dining hall that this wasn’t going to be a nice quiet dinner. Straightaway, a gaggle of second years girls came up to you. “Oh my God are you and Park Jimin an item?” Asked one girl.
“Uhm, no.” You replied, getting into the food line.
“But he danced with you!”
“It was just a class demonstration.” You said, and turned to get your food.
By the time you had gotten to the table, you were asked four times if you were going out with Park Jimin. “Gossip sucks.” You muttered. “News spreads fast here, doesn’t it?”
“Oh yeah.” Jiwoo agreed, sitting down. Thankfully, only Kwangsik, Jongsoo and Dongwon were sitting at the table. You spotted Minjee and Seohyun, whose ankle was bound with sports tape, sitting at another first year table. They were leaning in close and occasionally throwing malicious glances at you. You rolled your eyes and went back to eating your stirfry.
“Hey Kwangi.” Jiwoo said quietly.
“Yeah?” He asked, his eyes flashing to hers.
“Uh.” She looked down at her food. “Thanks for sticking up for me after class.”
He smiled widely. “No problem…”
“Oh and for (Name), too, of course.” She added. You pretended not to hear her, but the damage was done. What a way to ruin a romantic moment! Bring in a friend!
Fortunately, they kept talking. You tuned out, giving them some privacy, and found yourself caught right in the gaze of Jung Dawon. She regarded you for a moment and smiled. It seemed like a nice smile. She turned back to her table and leaned in. Soon Kim Seokjin and Jeon Jungkook and Jung Hoseok were all staring at you as well. Oh God…you blushed bright red. Your tables was close enough for them to see it. Hoseok broke out into loud, booming laughter, which brought a few stares. Yoongi had his eyebrow raised, scrutinizing you. Dawon just smiled apologetically and whispered something to Seokjin. Oh God, why were you letting them all study you?
You snapped back to your own table and became very focussed on the food in front of you. Dinner passed like that, with you staring fixedly on the plate in front of you. When Master Jinho finally stood up and dismissed everyone, you had to remember, that sprinting out of the room would just draw even more attention to you.
By the time Madame Hyejin came around to tell it was time for bed, you had been forced to recount the story so many times. You were tired and drained. The classes, not just the last class, but the entire day, had taking a toll on you. Your toes ached, even after you had soaked them, and you whole body felt half-dead.
As Madame Hyejin got everyone settled down, you laid on your bed, thinking. The day had started off bad, with your embarrassing wake up. It had gotten significantly better with your success in Madame Choi’s tech class, but then it had progressed downhill until you had had Pas de Deux class with Kihyun. Everything that had happened were confusing, and with Jimin? Nope, you had no idea.
Now that you had time to think about it, you realized that the dancing alone was not what had made it so exhilarating it was Jimin himself. The connection you had. You couldn’t stop yourself from thinking about it. The way that you both knew when to go down, the way that he knew your reluctance about the lift, the way he talked so softly, as if it was only him and you in the world at that moment.
'You saw the way he walked out. She clearly wasn’t good enough for him.’ Minjee’s words echoed in your head. She was right. Jimin was auditioning for the American Ballet. Jimin was a senior. Jimin was Taeyeon’s partner. Jimin was well and truly out of your league. But that connection. God, you just didn’t get it. How could you have it when you was nowhere near good enough for him? How could that be possible?
“Miss (Surname).” Madame Hyejin’s voice broke you out of your thoughts. She stood in the doorway. “May I have a word?” You nodded and nervously stood up and followed her out into the corridor. She looked at you with a worried expression.
“I’ve been informed of what happened today in you partnering class.” She said in a soft motherly voice. You looked down at your feet.
“(Name), are you alright?” She asked. You were surprised she used your first name. You hesitated, unsure on how to answer. “On both things.” She clarified.
You glanced up at her. She knew about Jimin?“ He came to my office, (Name) Jinho and I have become quite close to him in the years we’ve tutored him. He came to tell me that you were probably hurt from what Mister Kihyun did to you…” She hesitated, looking at you.
“But judging by his story, I can guess that you were probably hurt twice, not once.”
Tears came to your eyes. “I’m so confused…” You half sobbed half mumbled, before she pulled you into a hug.
“Jimin is a silly boy, (Name).” She murmured, rubbing your back. “We’ll never know what he’s really thinking, but you can always be sure that it’s not what you’re guessing.”
here is a quick tally of things mob and saiki have done.
destroyed a school, pieced it back together
fought ~10 ultra strong claw espers at once
fought toichirou while levitating an entire skyscraper, won (sort of)
just remembered that he was able to pull up a lot of buildings from the city to try and crush toichirou with them, then lobbied the buildings down toward the ground like a giant meteor
for reference, your average skyscraper is about 222,500 tons, or 2.0 x 10^8 kg. and mob lifted up like 20 of those things at once. thats a lot of energy. if they were 1000 meters in the air, that would be about 2.0 x 10^12 joules per skyscraper, which is the amount of energy contained in the fuel of two boeing 747s at max fuel capacity. lifting 20 skyscrapers would be about half the energy yielded by the nuclear bomb at hiroshima
survived the explosion of toichirou’s 20yrs’ worth of energy, at point blank range. even if he did channel it through the broccoli seeds, thats pretty impressive
wiped out mogami’s entire host of evil spirits in one go (well, it was ???%’s power, but let’s consider ???% as the extent of mob’s power here.)
has canonically “erased” a small nation with no apparent effort
destroyed a small island without even breaking a sweat
at around age 11 could lift a skyscraper with ease (specifically, could lift roppongi hills, which is 54 stories and very large). so yes: he can expend at least 2.0 x 10^12 joules without even trying. saiki’s 17 now. his powers have grown since then. so i mean. just by that standard, saiki is already more powerful than mob
with one limiter removed, he dispersed a giant typhoon in just a few minutes, and carried an entire airplane to its destination
also with one limiter removed (by accident – not on purpose): a gentle poke could launch a fully grown bear into the sky, taking a normal step literally shattered the ground under him, and leaning against a wall would make the wall crumble
his telepathy range increased from a radius of 200m to a radius of the entire earth’s diameter; therefore his effective area of telepathy increased by a factor of (
π * (6.3x10^6m)^2)/(
* (200)^2) = 1.01 x 10^9
his ability to turn back time on an object increased from 1 day to 7 years, meaning its strength increased by a factor of 2555
also: when saiki walks, he applies ~520N force to the ground just due to his weight. lets give one foot a generous area of 21cm x 11cm (roughly), which is .0231 m^2. so saiki applies a pressure of 2.25 x 10^4 Pa when he walks, approximately. it takes about 11,000,000 Pa to break a concrete pillar, so when saiki caused the ground under him to shatter, the pressure he applied would have had to increase by a factor of 489. the ground he was walking on might have been dirt though so this is just a rough estimate.
my point is, with one limiter removed, most of saiki’s powers grow by a factor between 400 and 1 billion. which is a lot, no matter how you look at it. if that’s saiki with one limiter removed, imagine how powerful he is with both limiters removed. he’s stupidly powerful.
and in addition to just sheer strength: saiki has pyrokinesis, cryokinesis, x ray vision, astral projection, psychometry, shapeshifting… he has mind control. he changed the entire human population’s dna on accident. saiki is an actual power department store, it’s unfair
i love mob but this isn’t much of a contest, i think saiki would be able to destroy humanity much more quickly and easily than mob. it was even a viable option for him when he was two, apparently!
The idea prickled in the back of Yuuri’s mind and he glanced sharply at Victor again. Was he…Could he be….? The idea was soon followed by another, one much more devious and Yuuri brought a hand to his mouth to hide a half-smile. Well, there was only one way to find out.
retrouvailles: the feeling one gets after reuniting after a long time
After he presents as an Omega, Yuuri Katsuki is sent to study abroad for ten long years. When he returns, he’s far, far different from the adorable little boy that used to follow Victor around like a puppy.
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