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13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of Your Bed
A Silver Mt. Zion
13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of Your Bed

13 Angels Standing Guard ‘Round the Side of Your Bed
A Silver Mt. Zion
He Has Left Us Alone, But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms (2000)

Uzo Aduba (CFA’05) was one of BU’s top sprinters long before she became famous for her Emmy-winning turn as Crazy Eyes on Netflix’s hit show Orange Is the New Black. Aduba, here in 2002, ran 55 meters in 7.07 seconds against a long-standing record of 7.03. Photo courtesy of BU Athletics

I would like to meet you all in Heaven. But there’s a litany of dreams that happens somewhere in the middle. Moonlight spilling on the bathroom floor. A page of the book where we transcend the story of our lives, past the taco stands and record stores. Moonlight making crosses on your body, and me putting my mouth on every one.
—  Richard Siken, “Snow and Dirty Rain,” from Crush
Keep on Living (chapter 3) Lin Manuel x Reader

Part 3 is finally here and features a Very Angry Lin as requested, thanks to everyone for reading my very first Lin fic.  Part 4 will be up super soon!

Part 1 | Part 2| Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5

Summary: Your boyfriend is an abusive asshole and you’ve been trying to hide it from Lin and everyone else. After turning up to the Richard Rogers where you work with a black eye and bruised wrists you tell Pippa that you’ve been mugged, but you get the feeling that Lin seems to know what really happened. Lin gets over-protective and you end up feeling really confused. On a night out with with the girls you drunkenly admit to Pippa that you think Lin is cute, and Jasmine records a video messaged standing up to your unknown attacker.

(I’m an abuse survivor myself. Not all abuse is the same, and so this fic is not meant to be a universal experience.

To anyone that may be experiencing abuse then my inbox is always open and I will always believe you. Tell a friend or a relative if you are able to. And there are many support lines depending on your town/state/country, talking to someone helps. Stay safe.)

Warnings - I’m adding a trigger warning for some mentions of emotional and physical abuse.

Word count - 2226

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When you turn your phone on that morning it practically explodes in a flurry of messages.

Jasmine: Hey girl, I heard you called in sick today. Are you still really hungover?

Pippa: Are you ok? I heard you’re sick. Don’t worry, nobody has mentioned the video. Hope you feel better soon xxx

Lin: Apparently you aren’t coming in today so I don’t get to see you? AWFUL! Feel better, we all miss you. I hope you’re ok X

Lin: Dr Miranda prescribes hot sweet tea, a blanket fort, and The Little Mermaid. Take care of yourself please xxx

Lin: If you need anything let me know. I’m gonna be near your apartment today and I can bring round supplies.

Lin: Hey I’m on your block, do you need anything?

Lin: Are you ok? I don’t think you’re ok.

You throw your phone down on the bed. It’s the first time you’ve switched it on in 48 hours since you called Alex and told him you weren’t well enough to come to work. You’re honestly amazed that you still have friends with how anti-social you are being at the moment, but you haven’t been able to face anyone.

You’re surprised that none of Lin’s messages comment on the video Jasmine put on twitter a few nights ago. A video of you drunkenly admitting he was cute, but you’re thankful that he’s choosing to ignore that. Or maybe he never even saw the full video since Pippa took it down straight away.

You head into the theater that morning, grateful that the bruising on your face from last week is now fading. You draw less attention as you walk down the halls now. Lying about a fake mugging had made you feel so uneasy and you were relieved that you could make it to the office you shared with Alex without having to stop and talk about it.

“Hey Y/N , we didn’t expect to see you today!” Alex called cheerfully as you headed into the office. Lin was sitting on the beat up sofa, his laptop in front of him. He jumped up from the sofa, seeming surprised by your presence.

“You’re alive!” He grinned coming over to meet you. He hesitated for second, and there was a moment of awkwardness before he smiled and pulled you into a hug. “We missed you” He said, giving you a squeeze and you held your breath.

“Yeah, I can see!” You said dumping your bag down on the desk and eyeing the pile of paperwork awaiting your attention. “Aww Alex, you shouldn’t have!”

“Oops, yeah sorry about that.” Alex said as he quickly cleared another pile of papers from your chair for you to sit on. “We’ve got 8 new chorus members starting rehearsals on Monday and so the paperwork is sorta piling up.”

“Nah it’s fine” You shrugged, “I’m honestly just so happy to be back, I was getting cabin fever cooped up at home, it was driving me crazy.”

“Oh so that’s why you were ignoring my messages then?” Lin teased.

“Oh, god I’m sorry, I had my phone switched off, I was too sick to focus on a screen.” You were so used to lying now, you were surprised at how naturally it came to you.

“I dropped round a couple of times to see you. Mark said you didn’t want any visitors but I thought I’d keep trying.” Lin’s eyes darkened slightly and he looked at you as though he was trying to figure something out.

“Oh sorry, um yeah, I guess I must have been really out of it. I’m sorry” You once again found yourself unable to make eye contact with him as you deflected his concern. “You didn’t miss much much tho, just a sweatier sicklier me drowning in a sea of tissues and cough syrup, you dodged a bullet there.” You grinned weakly.

Lin’s eyes softened as he accepted your lie and he clapped his hands, snapping you out of the awkwardness.

“Well! Since you’ve been ignoring me, Me and Lac have been hatching a plan for Ham 4 Ham today. You in?”

Alex chuckled to himself “Don’t say yes to anything until he’s told you his plans.” He gathered his folders from his desk and headed out, leaving you alone with an over excited Lin.

“Ignore him.” Lin grinned, “You’re gonna love this. Or maybe you’ll hate this, I don’t know.”

You rolled your eyes and prepared for the worst. Your afternoons were often filled with vetting Lin’s ideas for new Ham4Ham shows. Some of which were brilliant, some of which were not, and thankfully between you and Alex, you could try and steer Lin in the right direction.

“Ok, so how well do you know Backstreet Boys?”

You laughed so hard you actually snorted. You held your hand up to your mouth, still laughing. “I’m sorry, that was NOT what I was expecting you to say at all”

Lin raised his eyebrows in mock indignation. “ I would NEVER joke about the Backstreet Boys” he exclaimed.

Lin went on to explain his idea for staging a performance of Backstreet’s Back complete with choreography for this afternoon’s Ham4Ham.

“Look, if you need me to show you the moves then all you had to do is ask” you laughed

“Ha! You know I love the fact that you spent all of senior year practicing Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation in your bedroom, I’m not doubting your skills, but we had a run through yesterday and I think we’re gonna be ok.” He chided while biting his lip.

The fact that he’d remembered your high school Janet Jackson obsession made you beam. It was something you’d geekily admitted on your very first day in rehearsals with him. Why? Because being around Lin brought out embarrassing admissions of your geeky obsessions, and he never mocked. His eyes had grown big and his face lit up in excitement and and he’d waved his arms in the air exclaiming “Me too!”. And from that moment onwards you knew you were in the right place. The fact that he’d remembered this little detail strangely gave you butterflies and you smiled to yourself.

You held your hands up “Ok ok, so you don’t need my dancing skills then.”

“No but we do need some accompaniment” Lin smiled.

“Fine!” You said, secretly happy to have something more fun to work on than the piles of paperwork Alex had left for you.

“I’ll get the melodica, hey give me a hand will you?”

You gestured up to a crate on the top of the bookshelves in your office marked ‘Ham4Ham gear.’ The crate was full of toy musical instruments, a set of megaphones, props, and some bits of costumes. It had become more of a lost and found box of novelty items which Lin and Alex added to weekly, as each Ham4Ham got more adventurous and silly.

You pulled over a chair to stand on which wobbled. Lin grabbed the chair to hold it in place as you climbed up.

“Shit!”

The chair immediately swayed and Lin put his other hand out holding your waist to stop you falling off. You gasped, not expecting his hands, you flinched slightly and wondered if Lin had noticed.

“You ok?”

“Yeah,thanks. Sorry this chair is a piece of shit” you laughed nervously. You noticed his hand remained on your waist. Your skin tingled and you swallowed nervously.

You stretched out your arm trying to grab the crate which was just out of reach when Lin yelled “Fuck!”.

Lin’s hands had disappeared from your waist and you looked down at him, his eyes were wild, and he stepped back from the chair. He was staring at you. Staring at your waist. You looked down and noticed your shirt had ridden up above your stomach as you’d reached up. You quickly pulled down your shirt and stepped down from the chair. It was too late. He’d seen it.

“Fuck!” Lin said, this time in a whisper.

You looked at the floor. You couldn’t look at him. No, no, no. Not now. 

“Show me.” Lin said, breathlessly. He was still staring at your waist.

“Lin, please, I can’t.” You shook your head in a panic.

He looked up at you, his eyebrows furrowed and his mouth tensed. “Show me” He commanded.

You gulped, it’s like you had forgotten how to breathe. His eyes never left yours and there was nothing left for you to do but show him.

Slowly you reached down, grabbing the corner of your shirt, nervously pulling it up to reveal your stomach and looking away. Lin gasped, closing his eyes and shaking his head.

Your stomach was blue and purple. An enormous bruise covered your belly, your waist and stretched round to your back. The bruise on your face from the previous week had faded, this was brand new, shiny, and dark.

You forced yourself to look at Lin who was still studying your skin in shock, you felt naked and exposed and you pulled your shirt down. Lin still stared at your waist through your clothes, unable to look away. Wispy strands of hair had fallen loose from his pontytail and hung in his eyes, you noticed his arms were locked by his side, his hands gripped tightly into fists.

“It wasn’t a mugging was it?” He said quietly

You shook your head, tears in your eyes and you tried to hold yourself together. You’d been trying not to fall apart all week, but you could feel yourself on the verge of unravelling.

“Who did this?” Lin asked, his mouth open in shock, his eyes set in anger, He already knew.

“I can’t.. Please I can’t do this now.”

“Who did this?” He asked again, his face darkened like thunder.

You couldn’t speak. You could barely breathe. You reached out to hold the chair to steady yourself.

“It was Mark wasn’t it?” Lin’s voice cracked.

You swallowed hard and closed your eyes. You nodded your head and a tear slipped down your cheek.

“Fuck.” Lin whispered.

“Lin I’m sorry, I couldn’t.. I didn’t know how to tell anyone. I’m sorry…”

Lin cut you off, he started shaking his head, pushing back his hair into his messy ponytail with both hands. His eyes were wild and he began muttering under his breath, violently spitting out a rapid mixture of English and Spanish, the hatred and anger flashing across his face.

“Fuck. Fucking motherfucker! No I’m gonna kill him…Hijo de puta…Mark es un maldito cabron…I fucking knew it!…Voy a matarlo… Hijo de la gran puta… Es una mierda!”

“Lin, please!” You begged, biting back tears and trying not to lose it.

Your voice brought him back and he stopped to look at you. He saw the panic in your face and the tears you’d tried so hard to keep in now falling freely down your cheeks and he took a breath.

“I’m sorry” He said shaking his head, his eyes softened realizing how scared you looked. “I’m sorry.”

He wrapped his arms around you, placing his hand gently on the back of your head and you finally allowed yourself to fall apart. Your face pressed into his shoulder and you sobbed, and you felt like you wouldn’t stop. He stroked your hair, holding you together.

“It’s ok, it’s ok, que sepas que estoy aquí “ he said in a soft soothing voice. It was a while before you could breathe. You steadied yourself and pulled away, embarrassed by the damp patch you’d left on his hoodie. You reached out for the chair to sit down while Lin grabbed you a box of tissues from the desk.

“You knew didn’t you?” You asked after a deep breath.

Lin puffed his cheeks and sighed while shaking his head.

“I don’t know… I thought I knew. I mean, I didn’t want to believe it. I just knew something was wrong. I knew there was more to the mugging but I didn’t know what, and I couldn’t quite shake the feeling that something wasn’t right.”

“He told me nobody would believe me if I tried to tell anyone what he’d done. He said I deserved it. He said…” Your voice broke, you weren’t ready to go into detail yet.

Lin knelt down in front of you, placing one hand over yours, and tucking a stray strand of hair behind your ears as he spoke.

“You did not deserve this. I believe you.” He spoke slowly and gently. There was still a rage behind his eyes, but his voice was calm and soothing. You stared blankly at him. You didn’t have words. You smiled faintly and nodded.

“All this because of that stupid video” You muttered.

Lin looked at you puzzled.

“Jasmine uploaded this dumb video of us from the other night. We were drunk. In the video she basically recorded this big fuck you message to whoever attacked me. Mark said we were laughing at him, that we humiliated him and…”

You trailed off, leaving out the part where Mark had also seen you drunkenly admit on camera that you thought Lin was cute. How he’d called you a slut and a whore that evening, how he’d told you this was your punishment.

Lin begain muttering under his breath in Spanish again “…Hijo de puta” His face hardened and he shook his head, clutching your hand tighter.

“You did not deserve this.” He repeated, his voice firm and his eyes darkened.

You nodded silently and he gently traced small circles with his thumb across your hands.

You sniffed and wiped your eyes, breathing deep and trying to focus.

“Alex is gonna be back soon, I’ve got to get it together.”

You stood up and flattened down your hair. You needed to slip back into the role of someone who has their shit together. Even if it was just for a day.

“Y/N I don’t think you should be at work, this is too much.”

“No this is exactly what I need right now, I need to keep busy, I need to work, I need to not think about this for a day.”

Lin sighed, scraping back more strands of hair from his face. “Ok. But we haven’t finished talking about this yet, and you aren’t going home tonight.”

Panic flashed in your eyes. “If I don’t go home tonight he’ll know something is wrong. He’ll kill me! I think he’ll actually kill me.” Your voice sounded small, you barely recognized yourself.

“No.” He said with a resigned look in his eyes. “You’re coming home with me tonight. You are safe. He’s not coming near you again. I promise.”

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Part 4 is coming soon here! and then I’m gonna write some smut, I swear!

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Robin Williams - Reality… What a Concept 12″

First off, RIP. Second, Robin’s stand up is flawless. The speed at which he goes through his jokes is amazing. Yes its due to the amount of coke her was on, but he doesn’t hide it. His recovery from heckles is great. He even had a line to use as a recovery when he stumbled on his words on a joke at once point “sorry, rented lips.” I know all you 90′s kids love him for being the Genie, but seriously look up his early drug fueled work, its hilarious.

Imagine next season

Victor is gonna pull some CRAZY shit I swear. He needs to surprise the audience more than ever. There’s now two TOP NOTCH skaters who have each beat one of his long standing world records. He needs to go above and beyond to win against the two Yuris. He’s gonna do something like attempt a quad axel or put 5 quads in his FP. He’s so EXTRA I LOVE HIM

[…] Soon, however, momentum for the stage musical took off, and the mixtape plan took a back seat. Mr. Morales reached out to members of the Roots, the “Tonight Show” house band and a pillar of hip-hop themselves, to help produce the original cast recording as well as the mixtape. They were reluctant. Roots co-founder and rapper Tariq Trotter, also known as Black Thought, says he steeled himself for awkwardness when he was dragged to an off-Broadway performance of “Hamilton.” “I did not want to be stuck in a room where people were going to be rapping conversations,” Mr. Trotter recalls.


Instead, the result was a “total fanning out” with Mr. Miranda after the show. Roots drummer Ahmir Thompson, known as Questlove, joined Mr. Trotter and the other executive producers. They applied hip-hop studio techniques to the original cast recording to help it stand out from other theater soundtracks. The cast album earned a Grammy, has sold 873,000 copies and received 883 million streams, according to Nielsen Music.


When the producers turned their attention back to the mixtape, they found their list of star contributors growing in step with the musical’s popularity. John Legend reimagined “History Has Its Eyes On You,” a showtune delivered by George Washington, as a gospel anthem. Kelly Clarkson was pregnant with her son when she first heard the song that she recorded, “It’s Quiet Uptown,” a ballad about Hamilton’s deceased son that left her in a “puddle of tears,” as she told Mr. Kallman via email.


The mixtape also features rough demos recorded by Mr. Miranda when he was writing the show, plus new songs such as “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done).” Inspired by a now-famous line in the musical, the song features a closing verse in Spanish by the Puerto Rican rapper Residente.


Mr. Trotter says he initially struggled to add his own words to “My Shot,” the Hamilton character’s signature song. The rapper scrapped multiple versions and literal references to duels and muskets. “It didn’t roll off the tongue until I took a step back and dealt with different kinds of life-changing shots,” he says. He launches his verse with “mug shot, gun shot, dope shot, jump shot.”


For certain tunes, the producers received verses from a half-dozen different artists recorded at different times and places. As they mixed and matched these contributions, they realized they had enough surplus material to consider a “Hamilton Mixtape” volume two.


The new album is aimed at “Hamilton” fans who have worn out the Broadway soundtrack, but the show’s creator also sees it as another Trojan horse for hip-hop. “In a way you’re an ambassador for the genre,” Mr. Miranda says, recalling guidelines he offered to mixtape contributors. “Make your verses about whatever you want, but come with bars and serious lyrics to get people even more hooked on this incredible style of music.”

even though i’ve said this about one million times, apink is one of the most hard working loving girl groups out there who have achieved so much for a girl group from a junior company and even though people keep calling them ‘flops’ or ‘boring’ the record still stands that as ‘flops’ they:

  • came back from the brink of disbandment and began their reign of bubblegum pop with no no no
  • continue to chart well on music charts (mnet, melon, olleh) despite not winning music shows super often
  • still have good musical standing
  • are still regarded as fairy idols even after almost six years 
  • still have 17 consecutive music show wins, more than any girl group including major groups like snsd
  • sold out their first concert in south korea in two minutes
  • sold out their concerts in singapore and shanghai 
  • have a successful career in japan and continually releases albums there simultaneously with album releases in korea
  • went on their first north american tour, the first girl group to do so since 2012, also the first girl group to do so without being from sm, yg or jyp
  • made their small company so much money they were able to break away from cube, change their company name, buy a new building, and fund a new boy group (support victon!)

so you can call them flops all you want but the record shows otherwise, stan apink, stan talent, stan success, friendship and bubblegum pop

“Adam Driver, for instance, I have to give credit to Greg Silverman, who’s the head studio for Warner Brothers. They had worked with Adam…and they said, ‘So what about this Adam Driver?’ and usually, no offense to studio executives, but you get their notes and you’re like, ‘Yeah, ok…’ But this was an amazing note, and so I flew to Brooklyn and I met him and I still didn’t really know about him to be honest. I just didn’t know how he fit in this part, but we gave it a shot and he immediately showed up and started making interesting choices. We took a character that could’ve been the most clichéd in the whole movie, and maybe still is, but I think it was Adam who started to ask the right questions about that character. Why does he have this ridiculous tape recorder when people are standing behind him with camcorders and computers, typing all this stuff up? Why does he write on yellow legal pad and use post-it notes and dry-erase boards? And it’s because that’s the way his brain works. He’s an analog guy in this digital world. He’s so damn smart that he’s working the math out in this tactile way. And he started to bring all this stuff to life. I remember in one of the first scenes we did, he sat down at this desk and banged his leg on the table and dropped his bookbag. And I remember thinking, ‘Oh, that’s terrible, should I call cut?’ And I realized, ‘Oh no, he’s being Paul Sevier. That’s how Paul Sevier enters a room.’ And it just made it better and I’m quite impressed with Adam Driver. I think he’s probably gonna be one of the most important actors of our generation.”Jeff Nichols

“Adam Driver was the idea of Kathy Kennedy. Not that Adam Driver was the idea of Kathy Kennedy. For this movie, it was her idea. I mean, he existed prior. But she brought him up, and we immediately thought, ‘Oh my God, this guy would be amazing’.[…] And Adam would just go into these fantastic rages. Not at anyone, just sort of… It’s his process. But I loved the guy, and working with Adam was one of the highlights of my professional career. […]  And now we go to this scene, where we actually get a very different side of Kylo Ren. Where we see how unlike Vader he is. How tempestuous he is. How uncontrolled he is. […] We were really throwing sparks his way. I think the moment I actually just fell in love with Adam Driver was in his timing of this line. ‘Anything else?’”J.J. Abrams

“I’ve seen him in Girls and like the rest of the world I was like - ‘What is that guy?!’. The way he looked, the way he acted.. it was so unusual, it was so completely unique and new. […] So I offered him the part, but the deal died […] because his schedule was just too busy. […] Then I literally saw like 60 guys, some of them were really famous, but all it did was cement my certainty that there is no second choice to Driver. There is a lot of great of actors, but no one is even close to like him. So I called him up and said – ‘Look, I think it needs to be you and I going to find a way to contour the shooting schedule to make it possible’. […] So then I checked with Jason and Tina […] and I said -‘Look, we going to shoot on weekends and we are going to have this really wonky schedule, but it is the only to get Driver’ - and they both said – ‘Do it’. They knew. They knew there is no one like that.“ - Shawn Levy

"It’s not important to me Adam’s personal past in terms of role because he is just a wonderful actor. But I was very struck by the idea that he understands both sides. He is an artist, he has experience in the military and he went to Julliard. These two things were very impressive to me because it’s breaking any kind of cliche of either thing. […] So I loved that he is very balanced and understands different sides of the world and of people. And he doesn’t broadcast any of that, it’s just something that he knows and he brings. He’s very reactive and doesn’t over analyze everything. And what a pleasure was to work with him.”  - Jim Jarmusch

Coulter’s Punishment Part two…..kind..of…sort of…..Part one here.


A rare smile displayed on Eric’s lips as he watched you from across the cafeteria. He could tell you were suffering. He had edged you out before he threw you out of his office. He wondered to himself how long he will let you suffer and not achieve climax. You completely disobeyed an order and you needed to be punished. He watched you as you slowly sat down to eat. A frown displayed on your beautiful face as you sat down. You maneuvered in your seat a little and he knew sitting down was extremely uncomfortable for you. He could just imagine how swollen your clit was and how bad you ached for him. He started to get hard at the thought of your clit in his mouth again. Eric let out a low moan as his cock jumped at the image of your legs wrapped around his waist.

“Fuck this.” He snarled. He needed you now. In record speed, he was standing behind you at the table.

“Solider!” He barked.

You were stuffing your face trying not to think of him or your aching core. You had no idea he was behind you. You jumped when you felt his hand squeeze your waist.

“You need to come with me solider.” He whispered.

Thank God! You almost moaned aloud.

“Can you walk?” Eric asked his eyes trained between your legs as you stood up.

“Yes.” You answered hoarsely. Eric leaned into your ear.

“You won’t be able to for long.”

fic: get your workout on

But, Phil thinks that maybe this all happens in his head because the man’s girlfriend is right next to him, and she doesn’t look as genuinely worked up about her boyfriend making orgasm noises, here, against the gym floor, as much as Phil Lester is.

(Or, the story of reluctant fitness trainer Phil Lester and the hilarity of imagining Dan Howell voluntarily exercising for him.)

Word count: 2k

Tags: First meeting, ridiculous amounts of flirting (only rivalled by their recent baking vid tbh), Dan Howell exercising, light smut, fluff, humor 

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