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Yours Unfaithfully [Chapter 7]

Originally posted by jackbumfan

Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6


It was such a simple request, with not so simple implications. On the one hand, Jaebum wasn’t here and Jackson loved you. You’d be lying if you denied that maybe you were starting to feel a little something too. One the other, there was still Jaebum. You hated that he still held you captive but to deny that you weren’t still in love with him, would also be a lie.

But… No matter what you decided… There was no way in hell you were going to be able to think about anything else tonight.


It had been almost three weeks since Jackson first kissed you and still you hadn’t given him an answer.

You were tempted to tell him the words he wanted to hear when you were with him. You were almost ready to try and move on to a new relationship but almost wasn’t enough.

Each time you saw him in that time, he pressed his luck just a little further, kissing you more, longer, giving you countless reasons to say yes.

Keep reading

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Miami Prepping…


At ‘Slay Doll’ getting ready for our vacay to Miami this weekend! I haven’t had a vacation in a while so it’ll be nice to see Omari and spend some time with my girls. @aysiiax blessed my hair and my boo Reign fleeked my nails, I don’t know how to act right now!! Leena and I are headed back to my place to finish packing, I’m sooo last minute and our flight leaves tomorrow afternoon. I just can’t wait to see my baby tho….


Pose By - @kikovanitysimmer

White Widow-Part 1

Character Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Summary: When the reader loses her fiance to Hydra, she is sent to the Avengers compound for her protection. Forced to share the guest house with the famous assasin, the Winter Soilder, she must learn to cope with her loss and her new roomate. All this, while trying to solve the mystery of why Hydra is now hunting her. 

Warnings: This chapter: Mention of death

Characters: This chapter: Tony Stark (sorry Bucky will appear next chapter)


Monday, May 22 started out as a boring, normal Monday. My fiance, Evan, rushed out the door on his way to his computer programming job. I lazily stumbled out of bed shortly after he hastily kissed me goodbye. Breakfast, coffee. I finally plopped down in front of my computer, ready to edit all the photos from the wedding I shot last weekend. 

A few hours later, I was satisfied by the amount of work I’d gotten done and was craving a snack. Just as I was about to get up, my phone rang with Evan’s name appearing on the screen.

“Hey sweetie” I cooed

“Y/N, you have to listen to me. I did something bad and I don’t have a lot of time.” He whispered, his voice in a panic

“Baby, what’s wrong?” I replied, stress appearing in my voice

“We had a client ask us to encrypt some files last week. It seemed like a standard job, but I accidently dug a little too deep. Their files were filled with terrible things. Weapons capable of more destruction than you can imagine, plans for war and torture. It all pointed to Hydra.”

“Hydra? I thought when Shield fell, they fell with them?” I said, remembering the terror a few years ago when helicariers rained down in D.C.

“Apperently not” his words were more hushed, more urgent

He continued

“I knew I had to alert someone to what I was seeing, but who could ever take them down? I put all the info on a hard drive and hid it. I was hoping I could find a way to get in touch with Tony Stark, but his office wouldn’t even hear me out.”

“Where did you hide it?” I asked

“Listen to me very carefully…”


He stopped, his voice trailed off

Then I heard bangs, screams, gun shots.

“They’re here!” Evan shouted

The line went dead.

“Evan?! EVAN!” I screamed into the phone, but I knew it was too late. 

He was gone.

I paced the room in a panic. What did I do now? Did I call the police? If Evan was right and this was Hydra, what could the Chicago Police Department possibly do now?

I paced for twenty more minutes. Crying. Screaming. The realization that Evan was gone began to stab my heart like a knife. 

A knock on the door of my apartment snapped me out of my panic.

I peered through the peep hole. If it was Hydra, here to find the hard drive and take me out too, there was no point in checking who it was. They’d break down the door anyway.

Much to my surprise, it was not Hydra.

Tony Stark, at least a dozen SWAT guys in full tactical gear, and 5 police officers stood outside my door.

I creaked it open, wiping the tears off my face.

“Ms. Y/N?” Tony asked softly

“What happened to him?” I spat back. Suddenly I was angry, very angry. Afterall, if Stark’s team had taken Evan seriously, they might have saved his life.

“May we come in?”

I glanced around my tiny apartment.

“There isn’t enough room for all of you.”

“That’s okay, we’ll leave half of them out here to stand guard.” Tony nodded his head to the team around him and they shuffled and rearanged.

I held the door open, letting them in.

Tony stared at you for a few moments, then spoke.

“Ms. Y/N, I apologize that I have to be the on to tell you this, but your fiance has died in a Hydra led assult on his office. We believe they chose to target him because he had stolen information from them.”

He tried to continue, but I cut him off.

“I don’t know where the hard drive is.” 

He let out a sigh

“We were afraid of that.”

He leaned on the counter of the kitchen.

“We believe” he continued “Hydra thinks he passed the drive on to you.”

“I just found out about it less than and hour ago. He called me right before he died. He knew they were coming for him.” I could feel the tears welling up again.

“Right” Tony‘s face got very serious “but they don’t know that. They’re coming for you. Soon. We’re here to get you out.”

“Where will I go?”

“The world security council, the secretary of state, and myself believe you will be safest staying at the Avengers compound.”

He read the panic on my face.

“Just until we get these guys, find the drive, and can insure your safety.”

“What, you don’t have some off the grid safe house in the middle of nowhere to put me?”

I wanted nothing more than to be alone right now.

“We do, but these guys will find you anyway. If you come to the compound, you’ll be surrounded by at least 3 Avengers at all times and a team of former Shield, Seal, FBI and other agents who are now working for the Avengers.” 

I pondered it for a moment.

“You’ll be protected.” He reached his hand out and put it on my shoulder

“How do I know I can trust you?” I asked. Tears now rolling down my face.

“You don’t, but I’m your only option.” He repiled

“Okay… I’ll go.”

“Great. We’ve got about a half an hour until the baddies figure out who at Evan’s firm pulled their files and when they do, they’ll be here… So, get packing.”

“How long do you think I’ll be gone?” I asked, still frozen in place

“I wish I knew.” Tony replied “Hydra is very good at staying buried. It could be months.”

Months?! My mind began to race.

“Burt and Ernie over here can help you get your stuff together” He said, gesturing to the two officers in the room.

“And I suggest you take anything you don’t want Hydra to destroy. They’ll get pretty thorough when they come looking for that drive.” He glanced around, gesturing to my bookshelf in the living room, full of books and knicknacks. 

I began scramebling around, thinking of things to take. My camera equipment was obvious. Clothes, shoes, and the trunk. THE TRUNK! My grandfather’s army trunk sat under the window in the bedroom, holding spare blankets and sheets. It was my most prized possesion and it would be perfect to throw everything into.

“What can we help you with ma’m?” One of the officers asked

“Can you help me get my trunk in here? Pull everything out of it and I’ll start running around and dumping the stuff I’m taking on the couch. Just fold everything and pack it nice for me okay?” They nodded, following me to the bedroom

I had to nudged a SWAT guy out of they way to get to the trunk, his gun pointing out the window, his eyes on alert.

The officers carried my trunk back into the living room and I raced to the closet. Pulling clothes off hangers and out of drawers, I scopped them up to carry them and dump them on the couch. Next was my camera, my favorite lenses, my laptop. I made a few more trips from the bedroom, bathroom, and closet until the trunk was almost bursting. Hydra was not gonna ruin my favorite shit. I ran back to the closet one last time, making sure I didn’t miss a thing. Hanging in the back, the white garment bag stood out, bringing back the stabbing feeling in my chest. 

It was my wedding dress. The dress I was supposed to wear when I married Evan in a few months. I stared at it for a few moments, suddenly very aware of the giant diamond ring also tightening around my finger. I couldn’t bear to wear it now. 

“Time to go.” Tony poked his head in

In a flash decision I grabbed a necklace chain from my dresser, put the ring on it, and hooked it around my neck. I pulled the garment bag off the rod. I knew that I wouldn’t be wearing it anymore, but I couldn’t bear to leave it behind for Hydra to tear apart.

I sauntered back into the living room, handing the officers the bag so they could close the trunk.

The SWAT guy in my bedroom bent his head down to the radio on his shoulder.

“All clear?”

“All clear.”

The the SWAT guys flanked my sides, while Tony and the officers with my trunk trailed behind us. No point in locking my door. 

We trooped down the stairs and into the lobby of my building. We stepped outside, where the sun hit my face. There was a helicopter in the street waiting for us. 

Tony helped me inside as the officers slid my trunk in. We rose in the air and I took one last look at the life I was leaving behind. 


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I stared out the window. I used to be so afraid of flying in airplanes. Evan had once suggested we take a helicopter tour of the city. He didn’t even get the whole sentance out before I rushed to hide under some blankets, terrifeid of the prospect. Now I felt nothing. I played with the ring tied around my neck.

“I’m very sorry.” Tony said softly “I lost my family to Hydra too.”

“Your girl?” I asked

“No, my parents.” He replied

Parents!

“My parents!” I exclaimed

“They’re fine!” He assured me “We have a tactical team watching their house, as well as Evan’s parents. Though we don’t think Hydra will go after them. We didn’t tell them they’re being watched though, or what heppend to you and Evan.”

I sighed in relief

“What did you tell them?”

“That you decided to go into the Loop to take some photos, so Evan drove the two of you down in his car, instead of taking the bus. You got into an accident. Evan didn’t make it. You’re in a coma.”

“And my parents aren’t going to come visit me?”

“Quarintine. Intensive care. High risk of infection. Don’t worry, we have a fake in a room at the hospital just in case they do try to drop by. Too mangled to be recognized as you though”

It was good story and one that would put their minds more at ease than Hydra assasins chasing me.

“So you really don’t know where the drive is?” Tony changed the subject

“No idea” I shrugged “I wish I knew, I wish I could help, but Evan was so smart. Much smarter than me and wherever he hid it, it’s gotta be somewhere really good. He was a programmer; a puzzle making and solving kind of guy. Wherever it is, it’s safe. Whatever plans Hydra had in there, they won’t be getting them back anytime soon.”

“Finding this could really give the good guys an advantage at taking Hydra down once and for all.” He implored

“I know and I’ll do everything I can to help you guys hunt it down. Any info you need about him or his life that might provide a hint, I’ll give. But right now my brain can barely function.” 

The tears started flowing again and I suddenly realized how exhausted I was. 

“I know. We’re almost there. We’ll get you settled, then get you some rest. We’ll talk more later.” He patted your knee

The rest of the trip was spent in silence.

A/N: This is my first time writing fan fiction in over 10 years (I’m old. It was Harry Potter fan fiction when I was a teenager. Don’t ask.) so I really hope you like it! Also, don’t worry Bucky will appear next chapter. I have a feeling this one will be a long one. 

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I delayed making this announcement because I miiight be shooting myself in the foot here haha, BUT if all goes well, I should have a new book ready for Wonder Con this coming weekend in Anaheim, CA.

It’s the 3rd “From Scratch” book. This time centered around Skullgirls. It’s mostly a collection of assorted commissions and a lot of stuff I did for the IGG Campaign compiled into one book. It’s a bit thick this time around!

I will be in the artist alley at booth D-16. Come by and say hello!

How I turned pro with Tarot Readings (but I still have a lot to learn!) 👌

Divination is a complex art, even though sometimes it doesn’t look like it. As you all know, I do tarot readings and I noticed how this particular method of clairvoyance gets the same reaction as a piece of contemporary art: people look at me and say I could have done it myself, or something along the lines, to which it’s hard not to reply with a Fuck off, why don’t you do it then?

I must admit that when I first got into tarot reading, doubting my abilities was somehow legit, since I kept using just a single tarot spread to answer whatever question I got and the answers didn’t always stick to what I needed to know. Luckily, in the last few years I’ve improved my technique. But how did I reach my level of expertise? 

I changed my perspective on tarots. This was really the first step. At the beginning of my practice the idea I had on tarot reading was completely different. The questions I usually asked all regarded my future, so I made readings whenever I had no idea about how things would turn. Don’t get me wrong, that is still divination, there is nothing wrong in it. But at the point tarot readings to me were just a game I’d like to play when I was bored and all alone or during sleepovers with my friends. Let’s see if he is gonna kiss me this weekend, and I was all ready to throw a tarot spread. It took a lot of years to understand that in tarots there is more than that. When you ask something to tarot cards what you are actually doing is asking for a consult, as if you were in a therapist’s office or talking with a helpline. Tarots gives advice. Which means you have to talk to them heart-to-heart and listen to their words accordingly.

I made tarot readings personal. Whenever a friend asked me for a consult, I wanted to give them the most accurate response there could possibly be. And in order to do that, I couldn’t just use that one and only tarot spread I knew, but I had to choose a spread that was specific to the case. So I decided it was time to start creating them all by myself and it turned out it wasn’t as hard as it seemed to be as long as you keep in mind these simple rules:

🔮 You need to understand where the Consultant mentally is, what they are facing in that moment, where does the question actually come from. Even when people say they just want to investigate their future, their desire probably comes out of something that buggers them.
🔮 You have to turn the Consultant’s request into a series of simple questions, that can help you get the hang of the situation. If the Consultant can’t find a job, I don’t ask the tarots the when’s and the if’s. Instead, I ask why they are blocked in the situation and what they can do to overcome the problem.
🔮 You should choose a layout that helps you get into the right mindset. Avoiding banalities (a heart-shaped layout for a spread about love can be a little too cliche), you can choose a shape that reminds you of the things you are inquiring on, like a Cupid’s bow if you’re asking about new love interests.

I turned off my rationality. As I said before divination really is an art form and, as most of the art forms, it’s easier to understand it if you don’t look at it through the eye of intellect. It might seems illogical, but that is the best way to let the meaning of the cards gets to you. No prejudice, no preconceptions. Sometimes the response could be hard to accept and that’s why I avoid to do readings about controversial or sensible matters. 

Did I really become a pro in tarot readings? There aren’t any tips or tricks to be brilliant at it. It takes time and exercise, and even after decades of practice you’ll find you still have a lot to learn. Some people have a natural inclination, other requires more effort instead. But if you’re receptive enough, tarots will disclose their secrets to you without a hitch.

☆TCAF 2017☆

Guys! I’ll be at TCAF next weekend as a featured guest and ready to sign Check, Please: Year Two!

I’ll be signing copies of Year One and Year Two, speaking on two panels, and will give a one hour talk at the TCAF Word Balloon Academy. (Check here for scheduling!)

  • 12:00 PM – Spotlight: Ngozi Ukazu – Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu has taken the comics world by storm. Its giant readership and successful crowd-funding campaigns show how the series has tapped into an audience that is hugely underserved by mainstream publishing. Come and hear Ngozi talk about her life in comics thus far, her plans for the series’ future, and what it like to have a small side project suddenly turn into a huge hit!
  • 12:15 PM – Sports! – Comics and…sports?!?! This pairing isn’t as strange as you might think! From diehard sportos to secret jocks, come and hear what these creators love about the wide world of sports!Panelists: Michael Nybrandt, Sonam Wangyal, Ngozi Ukazu, Jarrett Williams. Moderator: RJ Casey.

When I’m not signing or in panels, I’ll likely be wandering the show floor and hanging out around @mynameismad‘s table being a nuisance. But otherwise, I’m psyched! I can’t wait to see all of you guys! TCAF 2016 was an amazing convention and being welcomed back is an honor.

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China says war between North Korea and the US could break out “at any moment”

  • China urged the United States and North Korea on Friday to step back from the brink, warning that war over Pyongyang’s nuclear testing could be imminent if the countries don’t de-escalate tensions.
  • “We call on all parties to refrain from provoking and threatening each other, whether in words or actions, and not let the situation get to an irreversible and unmanageable stage,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told reporters in Beijing.
  • The dire warning comes amid fears that North Korea is readying another nuclear test, possibly as soon as this weekend. 
  • Senior U.S. officials have said the U.S. is prepared to strike North Korea if they believe the isolated country will carry out the test, and have two destroyers capable of launching a missile attack positioned in the region.
  • Trump has vowed to “properly deal” with North Korea if China does not, and his administration has warned that its “strategic patience” with the country has run out. Read more (4/14/17 11 AM)