A spa with two pools has been completed adjacent to a 1796 mansion in south Sweden. The spa has one indoor pool for wintertime and one outdoor for summer. The outdoor pool sits on a podium, which levels the slope on which the mansion sits. It thus creates a platform from which you have an elevated view over the estate towards the back. Yet, it sits discrete as seen from the approach to the main entrance.
Lending inspiration from the Gustavian (Neoclassical) mansion in general and parquet floor patterns from the time in particular, the concept is built on the chevron (French parquet). The oversized (in comparison with normal parquets) tiles are white which allows them to be coloured turquoise by the depth of the water. Each step down into the pool thus is a deeper hue of turquoise. The water itself is not treated as a transparent ”nothing” but as a visible element and one of the materials on the palette. A material with the added function of beautifully lifting the tile pattern from the bottom of the pool to the surface, refracted and distorted by ripples.
Follow the Source Link for images sources and more information.
Have any advice for accessorizing outfit designs? I feel like i either go too elaborate or too dull and cant seem to find that middle ground
I’m not a huge expert on this and am guilty of oversaturating my characters with unnecessary stuff, but when I actually try to design properly I usually go with first making the silhouette, then adding finer details (like jewelry or filigree or other deets) in places where I want to lead the eyes- like, let’s say the facial or neck area!
I usually make sure the other parts aren’t as detailed as the part I want to emphasize~
e.g. for this illustration (again thank you @aomaoe for lending your spicy boi) I poured My Soul into detailing and using more contrasts/darker shadows on the hair, faces, floral hairclip, lace glove and coat because that’s where I want you to look (if you look again everything else was intentionally left chunky and two-toned).
the ribbons and general flow of the composition lead towards the subjects as well, while the red blooms make sure to nail your eyes towards that part once you’ve locked on!
this one was intentionally made to be a clusterfuck of stuff for that UTAU Aesthetic ™ but I tried to keep the general silhouette and main color blocks intact, so your eyes have places to settle on once it gets sick of all the other details~
same general rule for this one despite the saturation of patterns- mostly black and simpler patterns on the bottom, more light colors and details on top (an exception would probably be @magebomb‘s Tyr, whose tie leads the eyes towards the pattern on his skirt, and it better did because I Poured My Tears Into That Pattern)
ok but what if bones might have traveled to other planets before starfleet since he’s one of the best doctors, and spock might have visited earth several times with his family, but neither of them have actually experienced snow yet and of course jim’s gotta fix that
spock doesn’t like to wear gloves since he wants to feel the snow and bones just has to be bundled up (he loves snow but gets cold easily) and jim is just patting himself on the back because he’s def a++ boyfriend material (x)
Vogue released its March 2017 cover on Wednesday, and it’s gorgeous. The photo features seven top models: Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah, and Vittoria Ceretti (from left to right). Although the women are all very different looking, they are styled nearly identically with black turtlenecks, patterned bikini bottoms, and simple, fresh faces.
“Don’t look at me like that. You know you like it.” You snorted, rolling your eyes as Harry let out another huff of frustration. You were in the middle of a skin care/hair care/overall care products phase, and although testing them out on yourself was fun, testing them out with a friend (or in this case, your boyfriend) was a whole lot better!
“Why don’t you have to do this one?” Harry whined, reaching up to adjust the towel that was definitely weighing his head down.
“I washed my hair yesterday! This hair mask is for after you wash your hair, which you conveniently did today.” You couldn’t help but smile at the sight of a pouty Harry with his hair bundled up like an ice cream swirl, his face set in a little frown as he continued scrolling through his phone.
“Wha’ if my hair gets greasy?”
“I’m sure there’s a hair mask for greasiness, don’t you worry.” You hummed, Harry digging his finger underneath the towel to scratch at his scalp. Harry loved you with all his heart, and he’d do anything for you, you knew that! Naturally, when you asked him if he wanted to try some cool products with you he said yes! Two hours into the process and he was starting to regret that decision. It was just… You’d pull this adorable pouty face at him if he refused to do something and he’d fall in your trap immediately.
“How long am I supposed to leave this shit in for?” Harry grumbled, watching as you plopped yourself down on the bed with a cheesy grin on your face.
“About a minute more.” You shrugged, leaning in and planting a kiss on his cheek. “Thanks for doing this with me.” You fought back a smile seeing Harry roll his eyes playfully before you were leaning in to plant a little thank you kiss on his cheek.
“I think I deserve more than a cheek kiss for doin’ this!” Harry immediately pulled you back closer to him, tucking his face into the crook of your neck before he was sponging kisses to your skin. You giggled upon feeling one of his hands slide underneath your shirt, fingertips tracing random patterns by the bottom of your spine. He moved his hand to squeeze at your hip gently, nipping the skin of your neck while his hand slid down to cup the underside of your thigh in an attempt to pull you on top of- You pulled away your alarm suddenly went off, signalling it was time to wash the mask out of Harry’s hair. “What the-”
“Time’s up! Let’s go wash your hair!”
“But I- We were just- I-” Harry immediately slumped against the frame of the bed, blowing a raspberry before letting out a small laugh. “You are… Un-bloody-believable.”
Hey my loves, so.. my first ever recolor was this amazing bathing suit by @strange-girl-simsand well, it came out okay, but it was literally the first thing I ever did - so I revisited it and kept some of my favorite patterns and added some new ones. So anyway there are two files: one has 15 ombres and the other has 24 patters. 12 pattern tops with solid bottoms and 12 pattern bottoms with solid tops. I plan to do this suit in solids as well as in anchors (because I can and I love anchors stop judging me!!) I am probably also going to do some in all patterns. I don’t know I am obsessed with this bathing suit.. or recoloring bathing suits in general but I am….
Again this is a very Tony centered chapter but hold tight Bucky will be making a reappearance soon!
The title for this chapter comes from this song and it especially suits the part where Tony and reader are on the balcony, I highly suggest listening to it when you get to that part.
Summary: Bucky broke your heart completely, and though you never thought you could love someone like that ever again, after Tony confesses he has carried feelings for you for a long time, could you find it in you to take another chance on love? Will Bucky let you?
Warnings: Tony is a little bit down in this part and it made me quite sad to write but push through, it’s worth it.
Words: c. 2,959
You woke up rather dejectedly to an
empty bed, and when you stretched your arms you were relieved to find that you
were not in the skin-tight dress you had been in last night but a loose fitting
Pulling the covers back revealed that
you were wearing one of Tony’s Black Sabbath t-shirts and a pair of his cotton
red and blue tartan patterned pyjama bottoms, this made you smile fondly as you
climbed out from under the sheets and padded across the soft carpet of Tony’s
room until and out into his open planned apartment.
He was sitting on a breakfast stool
with a half filled glass of orange juice in front of him resting his head in
his hand, propped up on the counter.
As soon as he spotted you he smiled
“I’m sorry I wasn’t there when you
woke up,” he sighed “I couldn’t sleep and if I kept tossing and turning I was
going to wake you up, and you looked so peaceful.”
“I wouldn’t have minded,” you told
him honestly, moving gently towards him and gratefully into his arms as soon as
he gestured for you to do so.
He placed a kiss to your forehead and
mumbled into your hair “Will you stay for breakfast?” and you nodded in his
As you tucked into the stack of
pancakes he had made you were silently glad that Tony had known you for as long
as he did because you had eaten in front of him more times than you could
remember so you didn’t have to feel self-conscious about wolfing them down in
front of him.
“So last night was fun right? You had
fun?” he asked breaking the easy silence that had settled between you.
“I had the most fun I’ve had in
ages,” you told him honestly and you didn’t miss the way that made him smile.
“We should maybe do it again soon?”
he asked still unsure of himself, and you reached tentatively for his hand
across the table, brushing the soft skin of the back of his hand with the pad
of your thumb.
“I’d love to!”
“You really do look incredible in my
clothes,” he mused as you loaded dishes into the dishwasher and you wiggled
your butt at him in response as you leaned over to close up the door.
You smiled as he snaked his arm
around your waist, and turned in his arms as he gently swayed with you like you
were dancing but with no music.
“I wish you didn’t have to go,” he
sighed resting his forehead against yours.
You sighed too, not wanting to leave
the sanctuary of his apartment either.
“Nat will be suspicious, if not
borderline anxious that I haven’t returned yet, and you have work with Bruce
scheduled, which you are going to be late for if I don’t get moving.”
He groaned as you broke apart and
headed back into his room to locate your dress and shoes from his room.
“Keep the clothes,” he motioned to
what you were wearing “they look better on you.”
After a long kiss goodbye, you made
the walk to the elevator alone, dress and shoes grasped unceremoniously in your
arms as you hit the down button, hoping against hope that you would make it to
your room without being spotted, and thanking your lucky stars to find your
floor empty with neither a sign of Natasha, Steve or Wanda you sighed in relief
until you opened your door to find Natasha pacing up and down your floor.
You guiltily stepped into your room
and pressed yourself up against the door.
“I called your phone at least twenty
times,” she sighed refusing to look at you.
“It was on silent,” you offered
“I had no idea who you were with or
if something had happened,” she argued finally turning to look at you, eyeing
your attire up before a look of realisation crossed her face.
“Tony?” she asked with a quirk of her
head and moved towards you rapidly, you suddenly wished you hadn’t closed the
door behind you. “You slept with Tony?” she accused.
“I didn’t!” you huffed “I mean yes
he’s the guy I went on the date with and ok I stayed over but we didn’t sleep
She continued to look at you like you
were crazy for a second before she plopped down on your bed, “You didn’t sleep
“No,” you sighed dropping the clothes
in your arms, “I wanted to do, but he suggested that we take things slow, you
know because of…” you trailed off for a second and then decided that you were
going to have to get used to saying his name out loud without feeling pain if
you truly were going to be with Tony, “because of Bucky,” you finished and she
“He said that?”
You nodded gently and she eyed you
suspiciously again, “How long has this been going on?”
“About a week ago he told me he had
feelings for me, but last night was really the first time we acted on it. I
wanted to tell you but I was afraid you would try to talk me out of it.”
“He makes you happy I can already
tell that,” she deducted and you couldn’t help the smile that crossed your lips
as you nodded.
“He does,” you conceded and she rose
from the bed to give you a hug.
“I’ve watched you cry, and be
miserable for months, if Tony makes you happy then you’ll find no objections
here, just promise me one thing. Don’t latch on to him just because he makes
you feel this way now, if you’re with him please make sure it’s for the right
You nodded wholeheartedly agreeing
with her, he was a good man who deserved much better than to simply be your
rebound, if you had genuinely thought that for even one second you would never
have gone there with him, but it was so much more than that for you.
Nat left promising to keep her newly
learned information to herself, she wanted to give you guys a chance without
the scrutiny of the rest of the team and for that you were thankful.
“Tony, have you heard a word I just
said?” Bruce laughed, snapping his fingers in front of his face and Tony
“Yeah of course I have, something
about using thermonuclear fusion to… to… do the thing,”
“I knew you weren’t listening to me,”
Bruce laughed in mock disbelief and Tony couldn’t help but smile guiltily,
“what’s got you so distracted today?” he questioned watching the smile on
Tony’s face grow “So it’s not a what, it’s a who?” he grinned and Tony nodded.
“You are too good big guy, but my
lips are officially sealed! Now run that thermonuclear fusion theory by me
again!” he changed the subject while Bruce stared after him fondly.
“You’ll find I was talking about
kinetic energy Mr. Stark.”
“I absolutely knew that,” he smirked
outstretching a packet of blueberries to Bruce and winking as he accepted one.
“I feel like a teenager sneaking up
here tonight,” you smiled when Tony kissed your neck, as he held you from
It had been four weeks since your
date with Tony and amongst missions and Tony telling you that Bruce was
suspicious you had been stealing moments and dates wherever you could usually
away from the tower but tonight’s destination was the balcony Tony had first
confessed his feelings for you on.
It wasn’t sordid stolen moments,
sometimes you would just hold hands or talk, or simply eat a meal, or go see a
movie and you found yourself silently living for your moments with him.
Lately he had become almost quiet and
reserved and you had been extra gentle with him, trying to tell him with every tender
kiss and touch that you were there for him. That he could talk to you about
anything, and tonight you had practically begged him to leave his work and to
come up here with you.
“Will you stay with me tonight?” he
asked gently, “I’d feel happier if you were in my arms.”
You turned in his arms to look him in
the eyes and you noticed just how tired he looked, and under the moonlight his
eyes were glistening, as he began to sway you in the silence again. You had
quickly learned this was comforting for him and whenever he had you in his arms
he would sway you gently this way.
“You’re not sleeping again?” you
asked him carding your fingers through the hair at the nape of his neck.
“I’m fine,” he tried weakly, but he
couldn’t even convince himself, let alone you.
“Tony,” you tried and it came out in
a whisper “tears are in your eyes. You’re not fine. Please let me in, are you
having those dreams again, remembering everything?”
“Yes,” he rushed “And if it’s not the
dreams, it’s the anxiety of having those dreams. I haven’t slept in days. And
when I do sleep I wake up feeling more tired than ever.”
“My poor man,” you sighed as you continued
brushing your fingers through his hair.
“And I’ve got you here, I know I
shouldn’t be feeling like this but I keep worrying I’m going to lose you.
Sooner or later I always lose the ones I love.”
You paused briefly, because this was
the first time he had admitted being in love with you again since that first
outburst over a month ago.
“There’s nowhere else I’d rather be
than right here with you. Tony, I’m not going anywhere.” you told him honestly
and you felt his weight sag against you as he stopped swaying you and let his
head drop against you.
“I’m just so tired.” He confessed
against your collar bone.
“Come on,” you whispered taking him
by the hand and leading him up to his apartment.
You filled up the master tub in his
bathroom, and you persuaded him to get in, as you moved behind him you gently
pulled him back so he was relaxing against the cool porcelain of the tub, as
you began to massage soothing patterns on his bare shoulders and neck.
At first the tension he was carrying
made your heart ache, but you worked steadily until you felt it slowly melt
away and with every appreciative groan you heard you pressed a kiss to his bare
Before he fell asleep completely you
helped him step out and into fresh pyjamas, as soon as you climbed under the
sheets he pulled you sleepily to him and nestled his head on your chest before
his slow and steady breaths evened out to small gentle snores, and you released
the breath you were holding as a few stray tears rolled down your cheeks for
the pain this man had to endure in his short life.
When you woke up the next morning,
you were still gathered in his strong arms, and even if you felt like you were
slightly overheating you didn’t want to move a muscle in case you disturbed the
first decent night’s sleep this man had had in weeks.
“How can I ever thank you?” he
whispered sadly before you had to leave for a mission that evening “I don’t
have enough words to thank you.”
“You gently stroked the sides of his
mouth with your hands and placed a quick kiss to his lips.
“You don’t have to thank me at all.”
“Come back, okay,” he rushed out,
“Come back. Come back to me?” you weren’t quite sure why the last part sounded
so much like a question, but it made you a little sad.
“I’ll come back to you, I promise.”
But the heaviness of his statement
followed you throughout the whole flight and mission because it always sounded
like he never expected you to come back, but where else would you want to go.
It was on the flight home you fully
admitted that you were in love with him, and with a small smile you pictured
yourself telling him because you knew that if he knew you felt the same way he
did it would bring him some comfort.
You walked into what felt like World
War III, Sam was struggling to hold Steve back and Tony was stood red-faced and
huffing across from him, Nat in front of him with her hands outstretched trying
to act as a human peace wall.
“What’s going on?” you demanded
causing all eyes to land on you, and looking between Steve and Tony.
“How could you y/n?” Steve spat in
such an accusatory tone it made you want to take a step backwards, “how could
you do this to Bucky?”
You looked panicked at Tony and
Natasha who looked terrified of your reaction but you were forcing yourself to
“I’m not doing anything to Bucky.
Steve he walked out on me, you do remember that don’t you?”
“But y/n he loves you. He really,
really loves you surely you must know that. This will destroy him. He,” he
directed at Tony, “he doesn’t love you, he’s doing this to get back at Buck.”
“Steve!” Nat warned and you felt such
a fury rise in your chest that for the first time in all your life you felt
like you could have went for Steve.
“Bucky broke my heart into a thousand
pieces, he upped and left in the middle of the night without a proper
explanation like he could just walk away that easily, and somehow I would get
over it. Tony has been there for me, more than anyone so don’t you dare speak
about him like that to me, because it was Bucky who hurt me more than I’d ever
been hurt in my life”
“Y/n,” Steve pleaded “I’m begging
you, I’ve already lost him once, this will finish him and I can’t lose him
again. I won’t lose him again because of you! Tell me honestly, that you don’t
love him, that you feel nothing for him.”
You felt the tears rise and the heat
in your cheeks made it feel as though your blood was boiling.
You should have said no, but now you
had hesitated and you watched as Tony looked like his heart was breaking, as
you shook your head and tried to formulate words, it was supposed to be
special, it was something you had been looking forward to telling him, and only
him, but now as you stood with a kitchen full of people looking at you, you had
to find your voice.
“I’m in love with Tony,” you turned
to face him and he looked so pained “I’m in love with you, and I wanted to save
it, to tell you when I was ready but it’s true I love you. Part of me will
always love Bucky, but I am in love
with you. Only you.”
Steve shrugged out of Sam’s arms and
stomped away, you vaguely registered the sound of a slamming door but all you
could see was Tony, he looked so small before you as Natasha and Sam made their
exits and then you were moving towards him in a pace that felt too slow until
he threw his arms around you and pulled you flush against him, you heard him
gasp in breath like he was a fish out of water and you held him steady
repeating the words in his ear.
You loved him and only him.
That night you slept together for the
first time and as he came undone, your name rolled off his lips, you knew in
your heart that there was not an ounce of doubt about your love for this man.
“I love you,” you told him and his
weight shifted from off you to beside you and when he caught his breath he
repeated the words, and you pulled him to you, hoping he would sleep the whole
night through without a nightmare plaguing his rest.
Steve was gone the next morning when
you woke up and it made you horribly sad as your stomach twisted into knots.
You refused to be the reason Steve and Tony fell out again and as you sought
Sam out he pulled you into the biggest hug.
“You listen to me, Bucky was an idiot
for walking away from you, I told him, even Steve told him but there was no
getting through to him. Steve may have been too much last night but it was
coming from a place of pure frustration. He knows Bucky still loves you. He
knows this is going to break his heart, but even more than that he’s going to
know it was all his own doing and he’s not sure how Bucky will handle all of
“It’s not my fault, or Tony’s for
that matter. I loved Bucky, really loved him and I would have gone to the ends
of the world with him if he’d asked me too but he left me. He left without me.”
“And I regretted it every single day
since,” a voice from behind interrupted, a voice you would have recognised in a
single heartbeat, anywhere in the world and you turned to see an exhausted
looking Steve with the last man on earth you wanted to see today, and your
heart seemed to speed up just from the sight of him, James Buchanan Barnes.
“Please y/n,” he pleaded dropping his
bag on the floor and attempting to take a step towards you, “Please tell me
it’s not too late.”
Author’s Note; Sorry it seems like this took forever, I couldn’t find it in my inbox until now so yay! Thank you so much for the compliment omg! I have a section for reviews so please feel free to leave some feedback and some opinions. I need some !! Seriously I had a dream just like this request so this should be extremely interesting. I tried to make it a little bit shorter than the rest because I know I can get carried away so I hope this is ok! Thanks for the request.
A gentle hand slid over the outside of your dress as you patted down the delicate places that deserved the most attention. It never really took you too long to get ready for anything, but this in particular was a big deal for you. In dating the infamous Jared Leto for more than 6 months you felt the need to always look your best when leaving the house to do simple errands such as going to the store, going on small dates with him, and just going out with your friends in general. However, this particular event required a bit more preparation, an award show designed to recognize actors, actresses, and amazing talents of the entertainment world, was the most important thing you’d ever really gone to.
Previously, Jared went to these things alone or with some form of eye candy that he could strut around for photos and appearances, but no such event happened in your time together yet until now. This would be the first time you two actually attended a public appearance this big together, and you couldn’t stop the nerves from ripping through your entire body. Your hands were shaking, your palms were sweating, and you continued to fiddled with pieces of your dress that were already perfect.
Delicate thoughts of judgement clouded the forefront of your mind as you truly wondered if you were good enough to really stand at his side on the red carpet tonight. Perhaps you should change your mind, there was still time. You could easily just watch him tonight on the tv, waltz the carpet alone like he usually did, but you knew deep down that if you backed out now he would be hurt. Although he usually did have a good time at these events, he often dreaded the boredom behind most of them especially when his friends were not around.
A gentle knock pulled you from your thoughts and a small jump rippled through you as you turned towards the door. A glance down to your watch revealed that it was indeed time for you two to make your departure, but were you ready?
“Come in….” you trailed off, turning towards the door frame and slipping your hands behind the dress to watch the ends of it flare around the back of your knee caps. It was spring, and the gentle breeze of tonight’s air would make it absolutely perfect, at least, that’s what the designer told you.
his smile was contagious and spread across his face like the plague and you couldn’t stop the blush that took over your features at his reaction. He hadn’t actually seen the dress that you had picked out for the event, and the overall construction of it surprised even you. You had never really been a dress person, blue jeans or tights with a nice shirt was always your go to unless you were working and it was slacks and a decorative blouse, but dresses were completely foreign to you. The original gown you had picked out was the very definition of plain jane which was the direct opposite of what you were going for. You were never the type to value the attention of other people, in fact, you did everything in your power to avoid it; too many eyes on you usually made you uncomfortable. Even now, you felt yourself coming a part at the seams with just his crystal blue orbs scanning you over, but the devastatingly enamored smile he flashed in your direction destroyed every thought you had in that moment. With the help of the store’s designer you had truly picked out a dress that was unforgettable.
the delicate ombre of the dress was slightly overshadowed by silver glittered texture that formed small patterns around the flared bottom and slimmed bosom decorating your chest. It was absolutely perfect. Short enough to give awareness to your slightly long but beautiful legs, flared at the bottom like you like, and no long train for you to accidently fall over. It was the impeccable combination of elegant, flirty and fun.
“Are you just going to stand there, gawking?” You questioned shifting your weight slightly in discomfort. His lips pressed together as he looked off to the side in an expression that mocked deep thought. A slight nod rippled through his frame and he smiled.
“Yeah.” he answered simply before slipping one of his hands into his pocket and leaning against the wall comfortably.
“Are you sure I shouldn’t just…..stay here?” you question slipping your hands up to your ears in an attempt to remove your earrings. Turning to face the mirror you could see his reflection in the background. It radiated unease and disappointment and that was the last thing you wanted to do to him.
“I mean, if you don’t really wanna go….” he trailed off and the poorly hidden disappointment in his voice sent a sharp pain through the left side of your breast. He was hurt.
“I just….I don’t want to ruin it for you……” you started before holding your earring in your hand and glancing down at the floor. He was aware of your low levels of confidence, and he respected you enough not to force you to do things you didn’t want to do. You were stubborn in that regard, but he shrugged.
“It’s just another award show, there will be more…….I just….would hate to let all this pretty go to waste.” the shuffling sound of his feet growing closer to you made you smile, and before you were aware of it, his fingers were on your skin.
“You really think it looks good enough?” you question finally looking up at him and his eyebrow quirked. Blue orbs slid from your eyes down to your shoes before returning back to your face, and you had half a mind to check if you were still clothed because it felt as if he had just visually undressed you.
“Good enough?” he was genuinely confused. You didn’t want to explain, you felt as if it were a petty insecurity that he wouldn’t understand, but you couldn’t hide from those eyes.
“Somebody like me ….” his hand raised and landed on your lips before you could continue and he sighed.
“Stop.” he said simply before slowly letting his hand run down the delicate confines of your lips to your hands.
“Where you come from, and who you are, are two completely different things. You’re just as good if not better than half those people that will be out there tonight. You’re important to me, and I want you there. You are the most interesting thing about tonight.” he admitted, and the confidence behind his words fueled you. his face grew closer to yours and you prepared yourself for his kiss only to feel the absence of his lips.
There was a gentle air against your face as his frame moved away from yours, and his fingers were around the small clutch in your hands.
“I mean, but if you don’t wanna go I mean…” he went on walking away and turning his back to you playfully. You chased after him slightly, wrapping your hands around the back of his shoulders and resting them on his chest.
“I’m going, I’m going!” you laughed before watching him turn to you.
“Good, because you’re beautiful and people deserve to see you.”
“You just say that because you want my goods.” You joked wrapping your arms around the back of his neck and pulling him closer.
“What? Did you hear that line I just laid on you? Oh I’m gettin’ your goods. I could have em’ now if I wanted them.” he urged.
“Oh you think so?” You questioned.
“Mhm.” He nodded planting a small kiss on your lips before pulling you closer. His eyes flickered towards his watch before slipping his hand in yours. You followed along excitedly while practicing deep breathing in an effort to calm you raging anxiety.
The ride was nearly excruciating as you stared out of the window in awe of the illuminating buildings that took up most of the night life. The distant sound of Jared having side conversations with the driver and a few of his band mates in the backseat went unnoticed to you. You had originally joined in on the conversation previously, but the realization of you growing closer and closer to the red carpet sent a tingle of discomfort through your spine. Were you sure this was a good idea. The tabloids hinted at Jared having a significant other, but you had done a good job of concealing yourself from them, but tonight was the night that you exposed the rumors for what they were and you didn’t know if you were ready. Would you be what they expected?
The distant feeling of Jared’s fingers colliding against yours sent your eyes in his direction and he smiled. He was always a master at sensing your moods even when you didn’t let on what you were actually feeling, and the sensation of his concern forced you to smile.
“You look hot by the way.” Shannon’s voice slid through the forefront of your mind, but you couldn’t help the laugh that fell through your lips at his eyes on your skin. The playful look on his face made it hard for you to take him seriously.
“Says the guy with the impossibly perfectly tied bow tie.” you spoke.
“Hey….I didn’t say you looked as good as me, but close.” He joked pulling at the bow tie attached to his dress shirt before everyone broke out in laughter.
You two were on the red carpet before you knew it and the cascade of blinding flashes from the camera’s of the reporters nearly gave you a seizers. You stood there frozen as they threw questions in your direction.
“Jared this way! Over here Jared! Flash a smile here Jared! Jared! Jared! Who’s your date!?” The questions fell from so many directions that you didn’t really know where to look and the tightening grip of Jared’s hand on yours wasn’t helping. In fact, it just made you more nervous. His voice was low in your ear as he directed you to smile at the camera’s on your left and to simply not stop smiling. He didn’t brief you on the expectations in the car, but it became simple after a while. Just don’t stop smiling. If they catch a picture of you without it, you’ll be misconstrued as the stuck up date with a bad attitude, or the weird mousey girl next to him that he probably didn’t even know. Your lips were on fire, and your cheeks felt as though they would fall from your face at any moment.
“Maybe they’ll think i’m some sick person from the make a wish foundation and this is a one time thing.” you joked and his laugh radiated in your ear before he leaned down to whisper.
“You don’t fuck like a sick person.” he teased. Your eyes flashed toward him with a look of pure shock and the smirk plastered on his lips nearly sent your lower half into a pooling mess of arousal. You imagined that the picture associated with the current reaction would be legendary. Your wildfire of a blush spread across your face, while his devilish smirk nearly overtook his features. You could see it now.
“JARED LETO WHISPERS SWEET NOTHINGS TO HIS RED CARPET DATE ;; WHAT DID HE SAY?”
Your laugh turned into a small giggle as you tried to hide your reaction and suddenly his hand was gone from yours. An interviewer caught his attentions and began her questions with him, but instead of interrupting you attempting to continue smiling in the background. You assumed that with his absence you wouldn’t be the center of anyone’s attention anymore, but the camera’s continued to flash in your direction without warning.
You could feel the growing anxiety in your abdomen reach its peak and the sudden panic attack you wanted to avoid began rippling through your spine. Your smile started to fade and you swallowed hard, only to find Shannon at your side. His frame stood in front of yours as his hand rested on your hip. His voice was low in your ear as he questioned you.
“You alright?” He was concerned and you had never heard his voice like that before.
“I….I think so I just….I need a second?” You spoke and he smiled.
“Totally normal. I don’t think we could’ve warned ya about this enough.” He admitted.
“Just breathe….” he trailed before his eyes connected with yours. It was easy and once you gained your breath, you smiled.
“Just like that.” He instructed before moving aside and posed for some pictures with you. Jared’s eyes connected with yours as you were photographed and he stopped mid sentence. There was a look on his face that you couldn’t quite decipher; it mirrored awe and slight arousal. He had lost his train of thought and you were sure that the interviewer was probably confused.
His hand slid against yours and before you knew it you were at his side with his arm around the back of your waist.
“I can’t leave her alone too long.” He joked into the microphone as the interviewer laughed whole heartedly amused. You couldn’t help the smile that slid over your features as he continued to speak with her.
“Have you looked into her eyes, I mean it’s insane. They’re like little gifts from the Gods.” He answered looking into your eyes and making her blush worse.
“This man, knows how to speak to ladies.” You admitted before looking back towards the interviewer. Her blush nearly out weighed yours as you directed his attention back to her.
He was finally attentive to her as she questioned him about tonight’s festivities as well as previous projects he’s worked on. As she finished up he leaned closer to you
Synopsis: Your best friend drags you into attending a masquerade ball with her, only to abandon you in the middle of the strange dance. Standing alone in the midst of a flurry of people, the events that play out here change the course of your life; only to leave you wondering; who is under the mask?
(A/N: Ah, I’m much more satisfied with this part than Part 1 :) Read until the end for a cliffhanger *evil laugh*)
He gestured his arm out to you, the smirk never leaving his face, as he asked, “May I have this dance, princess?”
You let the stranger lead you by the hand into a large, open area, where couples were slow dancing, gazing into each others’ eyes, seeming almost enamoured with each other. Glancing around at the huge hall, you observed the eerie beauty of everyone there, from how they held themselves, to the way they elegantly glided across, to their strangely pale, almost translucent skin.
Reaching the centre of the open area, you stopped, your attention focused back onto the silver-haired stranger, who was still holding onto your hand. He too, was strangely pale, yet also eerily beautiful from the sparkle that danced around in his chocolate brown eyes, to the way his fringe fell into his eyes every now and then. “Shall we dance?” He asked, one hand moving to rest on your waist, while the other hand guided your own to his shoulder. Taking his hand in yours, the two of you began to move your feet to the soft piano playing in the background, your eyes studying the mask covering his face. It was embroidered with the same intricate silver patterns on his tuxedo, and like yours, it covered everything but his eyes, lips and chin.
“You’re new. I’ve never seen you around before,” he mused, with a curious tone in his voice. “You’re not from around here, are you?”
“No…” You replied, doubtfully. “I just came along with my friend to this… ball. She didn’t want to go alone, and I was the only one who she really thought of taking along with her, seeing as she doesn’t exactly have a boyfriend…” you rambled, the stranger’s eyes lighting up with amusement and curiosity.
“Interesting…” One corner of his plump lips curled upwards in a mischievous smirk, as he tucked your hair behind your ear, leaning in and whispering, “You’re a pretty one. This should be interesting.” His voice dripped with seduction, causing you to shiver slightly. “Ah, but I didn’t introduce myself, did I? How rude of me. You can call me Jimin.”
You opened your mouth to respond, but as you stared into his eyes, the words almost seemed to get stuck in your throat.
“Didn’t your mother ever teach you not to play with your food?” An alluring voice came from behind the two of you, causing Jimin to sigh, almost in disappointment and annoyance at being interrupted. He rolled his eyes in dismay, his hand dropping from your waist, as he turned around to face the owner of the voice, one eyebrow raised in a perfect arch. Standing in front of you in an almost protective stance, he blocked your view of this new person, and you craned your neck in an attempt to see. Realising you weren’t going to be able to see anything this way, you gently pushed Jimin to the side, stepping forward to face the new person in front of you.
The stranger stood there, a devilish smile on his face. His hair was blonde, with a fringe that constantly fell into his eyes. Similar to Jimin, he was wearing a tuxedo with golden patterns swirling around the bottom of the jacket, paired with a black shirt. His piercing eyes shone through his gold embroidered mask, as he looked you up and down, the smirk never leaving his face. Jimin seemed to shoot daggers at the blonde stranger with his eyes, clearly annoyed by his sudden appearance.
“What?” The blonde one inquired. “Do you mean to tell me you wanted to keep her all to yourself? Oh, Jimin.” He shook his head, a wry smile on his face. “Haven’t you ever heard of the phrase, sharing is caring?” The stranger held his hand out, palm facing upwards, beckoning to you. Jimin continued to silently stare at the stranger, his fists clenched in frustration. The blonde stranger chuckled darkly. “I’ll return her to you afterwards, I’m not exactly going to kidnap her… yet.” He said with a playful tone, winking as Jimin sighed, brushing his hair out of his eyes before finally replying, with a warning tone, “Okay fine. Just don’t get too carried away…"
You simply stood there during the whole exchange between the two, your head spinning as you tried to comprehend what was going on. You weren’t usually the passive type, but something about their eyes, maybe it was that sparkle, caused to become frozen in place, your mind focused only on them. A shiver ran down your spine, as you wondered what exactly you had gotten yourself into.
You stood by a long table which seemed to stretch out for miles. It was piled with foods of every kind, every single type of fruit you could think of, along with many, many types of dishes from starters to main courses to desserts. You sipped at a cup of tea, cringing slightly at the bitter, metallic taste. The mysterious, seductive front that the blonde stranger, who you learned was named Taehyung, had up beforehand, was long replaced by his actual childish personality, grinning away as you casually talked. In the short time that you had spent with Taehyung, you had since relaxed, no longer feeling as tense and anxious as you had before. All thought about finding Mina had since left your mind, as you felt yourself drawn to Taehyung, not once taking your eyes off him.
“You know, I like you.” Taehyung sipped at his tea, grinning when he looked back up at you. “You’re much more fun than the… others.” You giggled, feeling almost like you were in a sort of trance, and so you didn’t question what he meant by the word others, simply assuming he was referring to the other women elegantly gliding past the two of you.
You were so enamoured by this man you had just met, that you didn’t notice the table beside you being cleared, instead a large coffin-like case being placed on top. You didn’t notice as people began to gather around the table, their eyes lighting up in pure hunger and thirst as they sat down by the table.
It wasn’t until Taehyung himself turned around to glance at the case, his smile turning downwards in a worried frown, as almost as if he realised what was happening, that you followed his gaze and finally realised.
You clamped your hand to your mouth in an attempt to stop yourself from screaming, as you saw your best friend sprawled across, the blood seemingly drained from her face, her lifeless eyes wide open, staring up into nothingness. Blood was dripping from a deep bite wound in her neck, her cream coloured dress stained with red. Tears began to spill from your eyes, rolling down your face in quick succession, as it dawned on you; your best friend, your only friend, was well and truly dead.
A/N: hope you guys like this! any and all feedback is appreciated :-)
word count: 1k+
“Jack, come sit down!” you holler, adjusting your chair so that you fit in frame. “I have to have this edited and posted tomorrow!”
“Don’t yell at me,” your boyfriend smirks, stepping into your bedroom. “It’s not my fault that you just remembered that you don’t have a video ready.” He plops down in the designated chair and pulls his phone out of his back pocket, unlocking it and opening whatever app he’s used to store his questions for the video you’re about to film. You hope they’re better than the standard ‘what’s my favorite color’ material, although you’ve only given him as much time as it’s taken you to set up to craft ten thought-out inquiries.
“Ready whenever you are,” he says, dropping his phone into his lap and using the viewfinder to fix his hair. “I’m tired, though, so can we make this quick?” “You made me sit through filming a video for three hours last week and you didn’t even use it!” you retort, raising a brow. “This’ll take however long it takes.” “Alright, alright,” Jack sighs, raising his hands in surrender. “Let’s just get started. The more time we take to film this, the less time we have to cuddle.”
You turn to face the camera and begin recording, almost flying through your intro. Even though Jack’s comment was unneeded, you have to agree; it’s almost one in the morning and you’d much rather be in bed with your boyfriend snuggled up next to you than filming at this time of night.
“I’ll ask first, and then we’ll switch,” you explain to Jack. “Ready?” At your boyfriend’s nod, you start, “How old I was when I got my first tattoo?” “Sixteen, right?” Jack guesses hesitantly, looking to you for some sort of positive or negative reaction. “Is that your final answer?” you ask, keeping your face emotionless. Jack can read you like a book, and although the results of this video don’t necessarily mean anything, you still want to give him a bit of a challenge. When he nods, you confirm, “Yep, I was sixteen. What did I want to be when I was in high school?” “A politician,” Jack answers right away, smirking confidently as he leans back in his chair. “Good!” you grin, crossing your legs. “I wasn’t sure if you’d remember that one.” “Have a little faith in me,” he teases, laughing at the face you make in response.
“Ready for the next question?” you ask, expecting him to struggle a bit with this one. “What’s my favorite makeup brand?” A few seconds pass before Jack groans, “God’s sake, love,” and rubs his eyes tiredly. “Like I know this.” “You come makeup shopping with me all the time,” you point out, giving your camera a sly smile. “Think about what display I spend most of my time in front of.” “The one with the peaches,” Jack starts, and you nod; he’s on the right track. But then he goes, “The breakfast collection,” and you can’t hold back your giggles. “Do you think that’s the brand name?” you ask, laughing harder when he gives you a look that says yes, that’s exactly what he thinks it is. “My favorite brand did release a Sweet Peach collection,” you tell him. “You got that part right. Think, babe. I took you with me to meet one of the co-founders last year.” At Jack’s clueless look, you press, “In L.A.? A launch party at his house?” “Oh!” your boyfriend gasps, sitting up straight. “Oh, I remember that! Too Faced! That’s my answer.” “Good job!” you praise him, patting his thigh with a laugh. “I’m impressed.”
From there the video moves quickly; you finish asking your questions in a matter of minutes and start answering Jack’s. His are considerably harder and more specific than yours and leave you confused; he asks you things like “When I was eight, I played what position in football?” (the answer, which you get wrong, is left midfielder - you didn’t even know that was a thing) and “How many times have I broken a finger?” (trick question - he hasn’t broken any fingers).
By the time he’s gotten to his last question, you don’t know what to expect and are preparing for the worst. So when he asks, “How much do I love you?” you beam as well, relieved to have a question whose answer you know like the back of your hand. “To the moon and back,” you reply, finishing the phrase he’s told you so many times that it’s engrained in your mind. “Correct,” Jack murmurs, and leans forward to plant a gentle kiss on your lips.
When you pull apart, you tell your camera, “Looks like Jack won,” - and he has, due to the fact that you didn’t ask him questions about your childhood he had no way of knowing the answers to like he did you- and give a dramatic pout.
“Eh, I don’t think so,” he pipes up, and you glance at him to find that he’s staring at you, a look on his face that you could only describe as pure love. “I should’ve told you - my last question determined who won. You got it right, so you’re the winner.” “You’re changing the rules of my video?” you clarify, frowning at Jack. He kisses the side of your head in response and tells your camera, “Well, guys, that’s it for today’s video!”
After running through your usual outro spiel, you turn off your camera and flop straight onto the bed behind it. “That was sweet of you to let me win,” you tell Jack. “What was that all about?” “I gave you hard questions,” your boyfriend shrugs, coming to sit on the bed beside you. “It seemed fair. Plus, you looked really cute in those God-awful pajama pants.” “Hey, now,” you warn, glancing down at your duck-patterned fuzzy purple bottoms. “These are my favorite!” “I know, love, but they’re ugly,” he chuckles, laying down next to you. “Anyways, you did a good job.” “You did, too,” you smile, nestling your head against his chest. “We know each other pretty well.”
Hi! First off, I LOVE your writing, It makes my heart so happy!! (o^^o)!! Second, if you have time (absolutely no worries if you don't!!) I was wondering about a headcannon for if the chocobros' S/O was spending the night with them and they're sleeping in comfies but they happen to shift and reveal some skin (maybe a shirt rides up a little or something) and what the bros' reaction would be! Sorry if that's confusing! I just need some chocobro fluff in my life!! :D :3 can be a little nsfw!
Being able to make your heart happy is all we could ever hope hope for and more. We’re sending endless virtual hugs to you 👯💕
I’m not gonna lie, I was really excited to tackle this prompt. I love the combo of innocent sleepover fluff and slightly more naughty escapades implied.
Sweet dreams, anon🌙 Note: the s/o is implied to be fem
“Accidentally” forgetting to bring a suitable pair of pajamas to sleep in (sly as a fox, that girl), Ignis’ s/o asked if he had anything she could wear to bed
Shedding her clothes to slip into an oversized, off grey button up shirt, she wore a devilishly cheeky smirk that told the breathless man that yes, her legs looked damn good, and oh yes, she knew that she looked dangerously alluring in his clothes
Ignis, being the incredible gentleman he is, brushed it off by fake coughing or offering to make her a cup of tea before they slept, but let’s be honest, he was on the edge of a breakdown