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The 11-Year-Old Suing Trump Over Climate Change
When Avery McRae decided to take on the government’s environmental policies, she had no idea who she’d be up against.
By Ciara O'Rourke

Unlike most tweens, Avery is suing the federal government.

She’s the second-youngest of 21 plaintiffs, ages 9 to 20, in Juliana v. United States, a case filed in Eugene in 2015 on the grounds that the federal government has knowingly endangered them by promoting the burning of fossil fuels. If climate change threatens their future, they reason, the government has violated their constitutional right to due process.

Ball Chain & Satin

Bucky Barnes x Reader

Summary: “Can you write a one shot where Bucky and Reader are getting married, but Bucky is scared. Angst or fluff, it’s up to you. Thanks!” Requested by Anonymous.

Word Count:1,391

Warnings: Language (probably)

A/N: I’m working on my requests, yay me! Oh boii, the fluff is strong :) Hope you’ll like it!

Originally posted by heartsandwheels

You were in front of the mirror, admiring your sleeveless satin wedding gown when someone knocked on the door.

“Who is it?”

“It’s me.”

Grabbing a fistful of satin, you gathered up the skirt of your gown and moved closer to the door. You pressed your ear against the wood and heard him shuffling around on the other side of the door.

“Buck, what are you doing here? We’re not supposed to see each other before the ceremony.”

“I wanted to see you.”

“You’ll see me in an hour. Now, hush!”

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Protect queer kids. There is so much stacked against them, so much expectation, responsibility, and danger. Protect them fiercely and never fall into the trap of thinking that they will figure things out themselves. They deserve mentors, they deserve people who look after them, they deserve so much better then they get so do your best to protect them. They are our future and their happiness and safety is not guaranteed. Protect queer kids.

And if you are a queer kid. We have your back. We will do our very best to make the world better by the time you have to face it alone. And in all other times we will be supporting you the best we can. All the activism and fighting we do today is so things will be easier on you tomorrow.   

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Marcus Scribner of ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ is taking action to protect the environment

I’m sometimes asked why I’m so passionate about environmentalism, and my answer is always pretty straightforward. As a Los Angeles native, clean air to breathe and water to drink are two things I don’t take for granted. I’m 17, but I grew up hearing the horror stories about what the city used to be like: Downtown Los Angeles smothered in a cloud of smog so toxic that students had to wear masks outdoors and drink water from wells contaminated with industrial pollution.

We still have a long way to go before everyone gets the clean water and air we deserve. But I’m proud of the progress my city has made. And that progress didn’t magically happen — it came, in part, because of the Environmental Protection Agency.

A lot of people, and young people in particular, might not know much about the EPA, so here’s quick history lesson: In 1970, President Richard Nixon – a Republican — signed into law legislation that established the EPA. Back then, there was overwhelming support to protect our environment (and considering just how awful environmental pollution was back then, it’s easy to see why.) Republicans and Democrats came together to pass some of the most ambitious environmental legislation ever. The Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, for example, are just two of the many important laws that EPA enforces to protect human health and the environment.

Today, many people my age might assume it was always like this: that clean air and water have always been seen as a right, essential for everyone. We never saw rivers literally on fire, because they were so full of highly flammable pollution. We never saw smog so thick it billowed over cities like a fog. That is what the United States was like when my mom and dad were kids.

Continuing the progress EPA is making to clean up our country is common sense. But you may have heard not everyone in Washington feels the same way. There are some elected representatives who claim that protecting the environment must come at the expense of prosperity.

But this could not be further from the truth. There are now more Americans employed in the solar industry than there are in the coal, oil and natural gas industries combined — and in 41 states plus Washington, D.C., clean jobs outnumber those in the fossil fuel industry. The clean energy revolution will continue and its benefits will be felt beyond those who are securing jobs.

But President Donald Trump is following through on his pledge to reverse much of the progress made under President Barack Obama. Through executive orders, the Trump administration has started to dismantle many protections that are designed to cut dangerous emissions from power plants, cars and trucks and the oil and gas sector.

To make matters worse, Trump also proposed to eliminate the EPA office responsible for coordinating environmental justice programs in its entirety. Vulnerable communities from Flint, Michigan, to Spartanburg, South Carolina, have much to lose if these unconscionable cuts become reality. Mustafa Ali, who recently resigned as head of EPA’s Environmental Justice office, said it best: that to protect public health and the environment is to “make the American dream a reality for all.”

I know many young people question whether they can have an impact on the direction of our country. Believe me, I understand as well. But I know that even in these uncertain times, we can rise up and make our voices heard to our elected leaders. With the March on Science and the People’s Climate March happening on consecutive Saturdays, young people around the world are letting us know that they want to be heard.

It’s a personal mission of mine to make sure the old days never come back — it’s why I work with Defend Our Future, a campaign empowering millennials to take action to protect the environment. Defend Our Future is making it as easy as possible for you to get in touch with your elected representatives. Please take a few minutes to send your senators and representatives a message. Let them know that you want them to protect EPA and our health. Even though I can’t vote yet, I have already reached out to my local representatives, and encourage you to do so as well, because together, we can and must defend our future.

— Marcus Scribner. Marcus Scribner plays Andre Jr. on ABC’s “blackish.” He is an honor student and has been honored with the Peabody Award, multiple NAACP Image Awards and several Emmy nominations.

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“Why doesn’t he care?” 11.0

Kim Taehyung x Reader

Genre: Angst

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How time flies - I am now officially four months into my pregnancy, my tummy getting bigger each day and I was no longer an emotional wreck. I loved Taehyung, I still do. I think about him everyday but what’s the use, BTS were travelling the world right now. Did Taehyung even have the time to think about me? Did he spare a second to think about how I was doing? I’ll never know I guess. Today I’m going to the clinic to have a scan to check up on the baby. I was nervous because I wanted to find out the sex of the baby and I finally can today. 

I was lying on the chair bed thingy, something I still have yet to find out the name for. The cold gel squeezed over my stomach area, she started to do my regular check up.

“The baby is growing very well and looks really healthy, would you like to find out the sex of the baby?” I nodded with the biggest smile on my face. 

“You’re having a little baby boy, congratulations.” I couldn’t be happier right now, I can finally figure out a name for him, I can start to buy baby clothes, baby shoes, paint the walls and decorate the baby room. But at the same time it reminded me of Taehyung and how he said that he’s always wanted our first child to be a boy so when we have a baby girl in our unforeseeable future our little boy could protect our little girl. Unforeseeable future was something I could definitely use to describe how our relationship went down, I never saw our breakup coming. 

I was home in no time and decided to change into comfy clothes and just watch movies for the rest of the day whilst online shop baby clothes. My thoughts were crowded by baby names, wondering what I should name him. A thought came to mind, I questioned it but then I was sure. I wanted my baby to take the family name Kim, after all that’s what he is, a Kim. I was getting comfortable on the sofa when my doorbell sounded throughout the apartment. I groaned not wanting to get up, holding my stomach I walked over to the door and opened it. Only to be greeted by six familiar faces wearing a shocked expressions. I swallowed hard realising my secret was out.

“Y/N you’re pregnant?!”


Sooooooo I wasn’t originally going to post but your requests made me motivated to finish writing this part ~ Request for 12.0! Enjoy 💜

My top 25 NaLu moments! (Part 2)

Okay, let’s continue this! Here’s part two for my favorite NaLu moments. Part 1 can be found here, if you’re interested in seeing the numbers 25 through 16. Now let’s move on to 15 through 6 (yes, I decided to extend it, it’d just get too big). Thanks a lot to everyone who read this, I love y’all. Also, once again, there are spoilers here for the current arc. If you haven’t caught up to it yet, it’s best if you don’t read this. Also, sorry for any grammar mistakes.

Part 3 is here.

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World reaction to Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate accord

Cities across the world protested President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Agreement, illuminating buildings in green in solidarity with the 194 nations that remain committed to the climate change accord. (Trump Tower, on New York’s Fifth Avenue, was its usual color.)

In addition to lighting buildings green, several American cities, including New York and Chicago, have pledged to uphold the Paris Agreement on their own. When the U.S. officially leaves the Paris Agreement in 2020, it will join Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations that are not part of the deal.

Several other cities around the world also lit buildings and monuments in green to show their support of the agreement.

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Angel of Independence monument, lit up in green in Mexico City

Cars drive past the Angel of Independence monument, lit up in green in Mexico City, Thursday, June 1, 2017. Mexico City’s Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera announced on his Twitter account that the city would light up in green to reaffirm Mexico’s support for the Paris climate agreement after President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the accord. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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Greenpeace protesters stand outside the U.S. embassy in Madrid

Greenpeace protesters stand in silence with banners outside the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain, Friday, June 2, 2017. The protesters gathered at the gates of the United States embassy in the Spanish capital to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the world’s second-largest carbon dioxide emitter out of the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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The City Hall of Paris, France, was illuminated in gree

The City Hall of Paris, France, was illuminated in green on June 1, 2017, following the announcement by President Donald Trump that the United States will withdraw from the 2015 Paris accord and try to negotiate a new global deal on climate change. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)

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Greenpeace activists protest in Bern, Switzerland

Activists of Greenpeace dressed up as penguins hold a sign “Homeless penguins looking for some ice” as they protest against the decision of the US government to exit the Paris climate deal in front of the US Embassy in Bern, Switzerland, Friday, June 2 2017. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP)

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A Greenpeace banner is projected onto the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany

A Greenpeace banner showing President Donald Trump and the slogan ‘#TotalLoser, so sad!’ is projected onto the facade of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany, Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

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Environmental activists protest in Chicago

Demonstrators protest President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change accord on June 2, 2017 in Chicago, Ill. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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French President Emmanuel Macron, seen on TV, speaks from the Elysee Palace

French President Emmanuel Macron, seen on all news channel LCI, speaks from the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after President Donald Trump announced his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement at a news conference, June 1, 2017. (John Schults/Reuters)

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Greenpeace protesters stand in silence with banners outside the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain, Friday, June 2, 2017. The protesters gathered at the gates of the United States embassy in the Spanish capital to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the world’s second-largest carbon dioxide emitter out of the Paris climate agreement. Small banners read ‘Climate SOS’ and ‘We’ll go ahead without you’ (AP Photo/Paul White)

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New York City Hall shines green

Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, tweeted, “City Hall shines green tonight because New York City will honor the goals of the #ParisAgreement.” (Bill de Blasio‏ via Twitter)

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A woman walks past a discarded ‘Stop Trump’ banner in Madrid

A woman walks past a discarded ‘Stop Trump’ banner as Greenpeace protesters stood in silence outside the U.S. embassy in Madrid, Spain, Friday, June 2, 2017. The protesters gathered at the gates of the United States embassy in the Spanish capital to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the world’s second-largest carbon dioxide emitter out of the Paris climate agreement. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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German Greens Party members protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin

Members of the German Greens Party (Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen), including party co-heads Katrin Goering-Eckardt and Cem Oezdemir ©, protest outside the U.S. Embassy against the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump the day before that he will pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement on June 2, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Boston City Hall is lit green

Photo posted by Boston Mayor, Marty Walsh. He tweet “City Hall is green tonight. Boston stands with the environment. We must protect our future. #ParisAccord.” (Mayor Marty Walsh‏ via Twitter)

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German Green Party protest signs outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin

Members of the German Green Party (Buendnis 90/Die Gruenen) protest outside the U.S. Embassy against the announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump the day before that he will pull the USA out of the Paris Agreement on June 2, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Politicians and governments across Europe have reacted with dismay and frustration over Trump’s decision to pull the world’s second biggest emitter of greenhouse gases out of the Paris Agreement. Nearly all the world’s acountries signed the agreement in 2015 with the goal of setting a limit to global warming in an effort to counter climate change. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a statement in response.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a statement about Trump’s global climate deal announcement at the Chancellory in Berlin, Germany, June 2, 2017. (Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters)

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Wilson Building is lit up green in Washington, D.C.

Photo posted by the Council of D.C. The council tweeted “Exiting the Paris climate accord may make us see red & feel blue, but the Wilson Building’s lit up green tonight to prove the fight endures.” (Council of DC via Twitter)

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Climate Protesters

Protesters gather outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 1, 2017, to protest President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Tord: Finally some serious asks.

Tord: I cannot give explicit details. What I can tell you is that I’m doing it for everyone. To protect our future. 

Tord: I can tell you that I started the Red Army. It wasn’t easy but things got there in the end. Now I have Army’s all over the world. And now we’re ready… A-almost.

Tord: Y-you have to understand I’m doing this for them.. 

Tord: There’s a stronger enemy out there and he’ll destroy our planet.

???: Heh. 

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Our Future

NaLu Week Bonus Day 2: Cold

Setting: Eclipse Arc

Pairings: NaLu, NaLu family

Summary: What if Nashi came through the Eclipse gates instead of future Lucy?

“I’m sorry,” Lucy said in utter disbelief of what the stranger in front of her had just said. “Y-You’re who?”

The mysterious woman, clad in a black cloak with silver lining on the edges of the fabric contrasted well with her odd rose colored hair. Her hazel eyes went back and forth between the utterly shocked man and woman. “M-My name is Nashi Dragneel.” The sobs threatening to escape her throat did not help the confidence she tried to keep in her voice. “I am the daughter of Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia. I came from the future, seeking my past guilds help.”

“Y-You’re…” Natsu couldn’t even get the words to pass through his throat. Daughter? Him, Lucy? Him and Lucy had a daughter in the future together? So many unanswered questions, but seeing his supposed daughter’s eyes shine with the tears threatening to fall, he put all his questions to the side for a later purpose. “You said you needed our help? With what?”

Natsu and Lucy stared at the pink haired female who seemed to have trouble finding the words to say. She was staring at her feet, a sign that she was thinking. When she slowly brought her head to look at the mages, the tears finally streamed down her cheeks like a faucet.

“The future… dragons… death… Fairy Tail-” Her murmured words went to waste as she collapsed to the ground, making Natsu and Lucy jump into action.

“H-Hey! Are you okay?” Lucy ran over to inspect the poor girl who was out like a light. She placed a hand on her forehead, her temperature felt fine. The pigment of her skin was fine.

“Shes fine Lucy, she’s just low on magic is all.” Hearing Natsu’s words sent relief through her body.At least they determined why she had suddenly collapsed. She was too worried about physical anomalies rather than the possibility of depleted magic, which was just as serious if not more.

Lucy seen the dragon slayer pick the younger female up, placing her unconscious body over his shoulder.  “Whenever she wakes up, she’ll answer the question we both want to know.” Natsu said to the blonde, knowing she wanted to know what the whole ‘parent’ story as well. The two began to walk, finally seeing a stairway in the distance, hoping it would lead to another floor of the palace.

It stayed silent for a bit until Lucy decided to speak. “Hey, Natsu?” He grunted, his way of showing the stellar mage that he was indeed listening. “What if… she’s telling the truth… what if, we actually are her parents?”

Natsu considered her for a moment, her expression was one of pure disbelief and concern. He felt the same way though, unbelieving that the girl draped over his shoulder was truly his daughter along with concern for the future that was so horrible she apparently traveled to the past to escape it.

“Even if it is true Luce, not much we can do right?” He flashed her a smile. “We just have to let destiny take its course.”

“You guys!” The two heard someone call out their names, their attention dragged over to the voice. There they saw Wendy, Carla, Loke, Pantherlily and Happy all waiting by the staircase. They seen the take over mage cup her hands over her mouth to amplify her words, “We’ve been waiting here for ages! Are you two-” Her words stopped when they seen the limp body on Natsu’s shoulder.

“W-Whos that?” Wendy asked, rushing over to see if they needed medical attention. When the young dragon slayer see Natsu shake his head, she looked at him confused. Using his free hand, he started to scratch the back of his head.

“We don’t know honestly. Luce and I we’re investigating something, I fell, stumbled upon a gate and there she was.”

“…She claims to be Natsu and I’s daughter.” Lucy repeated for the umpteenth time, but this time out loud. Maybe then it will start sinking in her head that there was a possibility of her and Natsu having a family in the near future.

“Y-Your WHAT!?” Loke screeched out, face matching everyone else’s. The group of five eye’s widened to saucers, mouths slightly hanging open.

“You’re kidding right?” Happy’s tiny voice asked the celestial mage. Seeing her shake her head no made the blue exceeds imagination run rapid. “Woah! So you and Natsu actually-”

“Look guys, lets not get ahead of ourselves here.” Everyone’s attention turned to the fire dragon slayer. “We don’t have any confirmation yet. Lets just wait until she wakes up and tells us whats really going on.” Without another word, he began to walk up the flight of stairs. Everyone wordlessly following behind.


Nashi groaned, her head suffering with a splitting pain. She felt the floor beneath her, it was hard and uncomfortable; but more bearable than the dirt and gravel she’s had to rest of for the past few wakes. Slowly, she opened her eyes, leaving them squinted to get use to the sudden brightness. She blinked, now fully able to see.

She looked all around her, seeing old but new faces. Just seeing all of her old friends again made the tears begin to resurface. She heard a squeak, turning in the direction of the noise she looked to see it was none other than her father.

“Hey, are you ready to talk yet?” His voice was soft and gentle, just like her father in the future. She wasn’t ready, no where near ready to talk about the events that were to come if the past wasn’t altered…

But she had too if she wanted to change the future, to fulfill her parents dying wish.

“The future… isn’t a good place.” The stranger looked up at the group, looking as confident as she could. “Ten thousand dragons attacked Earthland, leaving only ten percent of the population alive at the end of it all.”

She watched as everyone’s eyes grew wide, not fully comprehending the words being said. Dragons attacking? The only dragon known to be alive is Acnologia. Was there another dragons just hiding waiting for the right moment to come and attack?

“W-What? Ten thousand dragons?!?!” Natsu shouted, not wanting to believe the spoken words. “How is that even possible?!”

“It’s all thanks to Eclipse, the gate you and Mom seen me come out of.” Lucy had to bite her tongue to hold the question she desperately wanted to ask the young wizard, needing to know more about the time traveling gate she came out of.  “Eclipse was designed for time travel purposes, the main goal to go back in the future and defeat Acnologia before his ungodly slaughter on the dragons.”

The tears she tried so hard to hide fell from her eyes as she continued with her explanation. “Only a Celestial Wizard was able to open the gate with the the twelve zodiac keys. Mom… sacrificed her life trying to get me here.”

Lucy’s hands clasped over her mouth, breaths uneven at the new information. The rest of the group stayed silent. What felt like hours of silence in reality was only a minute before Natsu decided to break the silence.

“So… its true Lucy and I are your parents?”

Nashi looked up at the past versions of her parents, noticing the disbelief they held in their eyes. She didn’t blame them. A strange girl you met by chance telling them she was your daughter? That was a lot to take in.

Wordlessly, Nashi reached into her black cloak with her left arm, pulling out a picture. She flashed it to the two teams, their eyes widening as they inspected it.

It was a picture of Natsu and Lucy, looking much older than they were now. In Lucy’s arms was a small child around the age of four, hugging the blonde. Natsu had his one arm around Lucy’s shoulders and his other around the small pink haired child. The three were all smiles, looking as if they were laughing with one another.

“I… can’t believe it.” Lucy said in a whisper, eyes sneaking over to Natsu who just stared at the picture with wide eyes.

“You two were the greatest parents ever. I… had to watch you two-” Her sobs started to take over again before she could finished. Everyone put two and two together, knowing that Nashi meant she had to watch her own parents die.

“Hey.” Natsu’s voice was so soft if everyone wasn’t in such a close proximity they wouldn’t have heard it. “It’ll be okay.”

Nashi looked up with tear stained eyes, watching as her father walked over to her kneeling on the ground. She felt his large hand palm the back of her head, bringing it closer to his until their foreheads touched.

“Thank you. For protecting our future.”

Nashi’s eyes widened at her father’s words, unable to speak. She just nodded against his forehead, letting the tears come out rapidly.

Lucy smiled at the scene of Natsu being so loving to their future daughter. The sight itself brought tears to her own eyes. On impulse, she began to walk over to her future family, wraping her arms around them.

Natsu took his forehead off his daughters to look at Lucy. The corner of his lips turned into a smile as he wrapped his arms around the two females for a family hug.

The rest of the group just admired from afar at the loving family. The more they looked at the scene, the more they believed the mysterious girls words.

She was Natsu and Lucy’s daughter.

After a few moments of silence, tears, and heartwarming moments, a voice decided to interrupt them.

“My, my. Isn’t this a scene to behold?”

Everyones heads snapped around to the source of the voice, seeing another unknown figure standing before them. Natsu stood up in front of Lucy and his daughter protectively. “Who the hell are you?”

The man laughed at Natsu’s words. “You don’t recognize me? My, I’m hurt Natsu Dragneel.”

The dragon slayer squinted his eyes. He looked familiar, but different at the same time. He sniffed the air, smelling the familiar scent. “R-Rogue?”

“I guess your dragon senses are still top notch Dragneel.” He praised the pink hair man. “Do you happen to smell anyone else?”

Natsu took another whiff, eyes closed in concentration. When he understood what he meant, his eyes snapped open, iris’s turning green with anger. “Why is your scent mixed with Sting’s!?”

“I know you’re not that naive Dragneel.”

“You bastard.” Natsu spoke in a harsh tone, making Lucy stand up a worried look on her face.

“Natsu what does he-”

“That bastard killed Sting.”

Gasps sounded throughout the room.

“H-He what?” Wendy shakily said. Her body shaking when Rogues intense stare met her eyes.

“I am Rogue Cheney from the future. I killed Sting to gain his power.” He said rather proudly of himself.

“You monster…” Lucy spoke loud enough so he could hear her. She watched at he turned his head eyes darted over to her, digust in them.

“The only monster here is you.”

Lucy looked in disbelief, not noticing the way Nashi was shaking in fear of future Rogue. “As I recall, I didn’t do a damn thing. I’m not the one who killed my partner!”

“That may be true.” Rogue gathered his shadow magic into his hand. “But you were the one who opened the gates and ruined everyones future, Lucy Heartfilia!” He shot out his magic, directly at the blonde.

“Lucy!” Natsu shouted and jumped at the fast approaching magic in hopes to stop it before he reached his beloved blonde. He reached his hand out in a desperate attempt to make the dark magic hit him instead. His efforts were futile.

He couldn’t stop the attack.

The magic was rapidly approaching and Lucy knew there was no way she could dodge or counter the attack in time…

She knew she was going to die.

From the corner of her eye, she seen something clothed in black coming at her. Before she could say anything, Nashi jumped in front of her mother taking the force of the attack straight in her stomach.

Everyone stared in a trembling silence as they watched Nashi fall to the floor unmoving. A pool of blood surrounding her writhing form.

Lucy was the first to speak. “NASHI!” She sprinted to her daughter’s side, instantly getting on her knees and propping the teen up. “Nashi. Nashi baby please speak to me!”

“M-Mom…” Nashi whimpered as Lucy held her closer. “Y-You didn’t-”

“I know baby I know.” Lucy tried her best not to let the impending sobs take over just yet. “I w-would never do that.”

Nashi twisted her head to look at her father’s trembling body, his olive green eyes fill with unshed tears. She smiled through the pain at both of her parents. “I’m… so happy I got to see the two of you one more time.”

“Nashi!” Lucy shouted in a desperate attempt to keep her daughter’s attention focused on her.

“I l-love you mommy, daddy….” Before going limp in Lucy’s arms, she whispered on final request.

“Please… protect the future.”

“Hmmph. No matter.” Rogue nonchalantly spoke as if he just didn’t kill somebody. “I won’t miss this time Lucy Heartfilia.”

“You… BASTARD!” Natsu shouted in pure agony, deflecting Rogue’s attack this time. “Y-You killed my daughter.” Natsu’s heads snapped up, showing the tears rushing down his tanned cheeks.

“Now I’m going to kill you.” He let out another fire attack towards his enemy.

“I will protect and change the future.” He brought his hands up to his scarf, clutching it tightly showing he meant what he was promising.

“For my daughter.”


Nashi laid on the ground in an open field, recognizing the scenery was different than the castle she was in before. She made an attempt to get up, thinking she would only feel pain, relieved to feel that she had felt none.

“Where am I?” She questioned herself as she inspected the land around her. She only seen miles upon miles of blue skies and golden grass.

“Nashi!” She froze as she heard her name. Not her name… but the sound of the person who had said her name.

It sounded exactly like her father.

She slowly turned around to the source of where she heard her voice. Eyes widening as she seen two figures smiling at her.

“Get over here already honey, we’re all waiting.” She heard her mother’s sweet voice say this time.

Nashi felt as if she couldn’t move, but she could feel the tears surfacing in her brown eyes. She watched as her parents ran over to her, each one taking one of her hands in their own.

“Lets go Nashi!” Natsu shouted.

“Our adventure continues.” Lucy said softly before they all started to run towards the other members in the guild.

Nashi ran between her two parents, their hands locked together. Her tears falling in streams down her face seeing her present parents alive and well again.

The coldness in Nashi’s heart began to fade, knowing her sacrifice was worth this never ending adventure. 

turtle1983  asked:

So I was wondering which Naruto character inspired you the most? For me it was Asuma Sarutobi because now I want to work with and protect the "kings" of our future.🙂

Hmm, that’s a really tough question because I had never really looked at the characters in terms of inspiration before. I’m kind of a hard person to inspire, lol. There were several instances where I thought about how it was really cool that this character did this, or that character achieved that, but I never really then tried to apply it to y own life. 

Maybe I should, lol, But Asuma was a good choice ^_^

Okay but I have this BIG craving for a certain thing in the upcomng angst but since I dont have the time to turn it into a drabble I’ll just leave the idea here:

FOREHEAD TOUCH PARALLEL

THINK. ABOUT IT! ahhh ok wait like this

“Natsu,” Lucy whispered, carefully reaching out a hand to place it on his shoulder. “It’s not an illusion. I’m really alive. I’m alive because you saved me.”

Natsu wasn’t looking at her, not really. He was staring right through her, his eyes clouded and looking at something far away. 

“I was never strong enough to save you,” he finally said, voice a low mumble, “I thought now… But I still wasn’t able to protect you! It still wasn’t enough!” He scowled as anger and rage clouded his face, and Lucy began to realize that there was something standing between them, like thick, unpenetrable fog. “Zeref took away my future… If I kill Zeref…”

He could see her, Lucy knew he knew she was there with him, on some level, but it didn’t quite reach him. It wasn’t quite enough. And it hurt her to be so close and yet so far from him. It hurt her to see him like this. 

SO IN THIS SAD AND DESPAIRING SITUATION WHAT DOES SHE THINK OF? SHE THINKS OF HOW HE COMFORTED HER, FUTURE HER, WHEN SHE WAS AT HER LOWEST; HOW HE INSPIRED COURAGE AND HOPE WITH A SIMPLE TOUCH. SHE REMEMBERS HIS WORDS, HOW HE SWORE TO ‘PROTECT OUR FUTURE’: SHE KNOWS SHE WANTS TO PROTECT THEIR FUTURE TOO, TO SHOW NATSU THAT THERE IS A FUTURE TO PROTECT. WOW LAY ME DOWN

Taking a deep breath, Lucy closed her yes and gently, carefully touched her forehead against his. She felt him freeze, heard his breath hitch, but there was a smile on her face as she felt for his hand. 

“Zeref didn’t take your future,” she said quietly, careful not to startle him or make him pull away, “You’re far too stubborn to let anyone take it.” She laughed, then, a short and soft sound, and felt him relax against her the tiniest bit. “I’m still here with you. Happy, too. We all are. And I will fight for our future.”

“Our future…” he repeated, hos voice hoarse, and Lucy slowly opened her eyes. There were tears in his, and she forgot to breathe. Seeing Natsu on the verge of tears felt so otherworldly that it took her a moment to process what she was seeing. 

But he saw her now, really saw her, and she breathed a sigh of relief.

“Lucy,” he said, blinking at her in wonder, ”Lucy, I’m…”

But she squeezed his cheeks, preventing him from speaking, and he blinked at her dumbly. The familiar sight in such a sad place finally tipped the scales, and Lucy felt her tears spill over. Bu they were tears of relief, and she was not afraid to show them.

She watched as Natsu, understanding, closed his eyes, and she let her hand drop back to her side. His fingers squeezed the hand she had laced with his, and an odd feeling spread through her as his nose gently brushed against hers.

But then his body shifted, and her eyes flew open as his weight became heavy on her. With a strained sigh and a low moan he dropped to his knees, his arms closing around her middle. There was a slight tremble to his body, but his breathing came even and somehow… he seemed content. Lucy thought she could feel him smile against her skin.

And so he stayed, with his face pressed against her belly, and all she could think to do was to carefully comb her hands through his dirty hair.

Lucy suddenly felt a weird sense of calm in the middle of this crazy war.

OOPS MY HAND SLIPPED OK AND THEN PROBABLY THE OTHERS WILL COME AND FIND THEM (AND GRAY AND JUVIA SOMEWHERE HAHA) AND PORLUSCIA WILL INSPECT HIM AND IDEK WHAT WILL HAPPEN BUT AAAA I HAVE A MIGHTY NEED FOR SOME CALMING NALU DO U FEEL ME

HONESTLY A FOREHEAD TOUCH PARALLEL WOULD BE SO N I C E

Fruit

Mathew 12

Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. “

Healthcare

Obama

Wanted all Americans to have health insurance and helped those who couldn’t afford it by reducing their premiums with subsidies

Trump

Wants to replace the Affordable Healthcare Act with programs that will cost more money and have higher deductibles

Protecting the environment

Obama

He signed treaty with the rest of the world to reduce emissions and to help protect our planet for future generations

Trump

He withdrew from the treaty to reduce emissions. The US, Syria, and Nicaragua are the only countries that have not signed the treaty.

Immigration and Human Rights

Obama opened doors for gay marriage, immigration, and transgender restrooms. He did not judge others, he showed love and compassion to others.

Trump is planning sending than 100 Iraqis in Michigan back to Iraq where they face death for being Christians.

I think I see a trend here