remember the deleted scene about when the right one comes along

Daily Texts (ALiL Deleted Scene)

Summary: (College!AU): In which you try to adjust to daily texts from Bucky.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 1,418

A/N: @poe-also-bucky requested: I was wondering if you had any deleted scene over the first time reader realized Bucky’s daily texts were going to be daily texts? She mentions that even after a week, she’s still trying to get used to it, and I would love to know how she felt maybe when she realized he would be texting her goodnight, for instance. <3 This takes place between “The Unintentional Run-In” and “The Little Things (Part One)”

“A Lesson in Love” Masterlist + Soundtrack

Originally posted by itsmaleficentbitch

Checking your phone first thing in the morning isn’t something you’re in the habit of doing. With a clock hanging on your wall, all you need to do is check that to see what time it is instead of your phone. It also helps that the only people you want to talk to in the morning are the same two people that you live with.

It’s for those reasons that you end up don’t check your phone until your first class ends. When you do, you come across a couple of messages from Nat and Wanda, as well as one from Bucky. Or, as he insisted you call him, James.

It’s been quite an interesting quest to stop seeing Bucky as the friend you’ve had since freshman year and start seeing him as James, someone you’re just getting to know. The shift has made you realize just how used to his presence you had become over the past few years.

After responding to your roommates’ messages, you turn to Bucky’s. When you do, what you see stops you in place. The two of you have been texting more regularly, but this is new.

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Got It Bad

Characters/pairing: Sam x Reader

Word Count: 5150 (god I’m sorry, I just really like words)

Contains: Fluff, smut, angst, language

A/N: I wrote this for @melbelle45‘s Dirty Pop Challenge. My song prompt was U Got it Bad by Usher. I used some lines and ideas from the song and I went for the hardcore pining, hope you feel it. Assume the reader is familiar of the hunting life, and it’s sometime after S8. All my love to @impala-dreamer for her encouragement and time when I struggled with this one.

Feedback and constructive criticism are both welcomed and encouraged. xoxo

Originally posted by zest-wincest



The email sat in your inbox for a month before you noticed it; buried in the spam from mailing lists and unsolicited porn. Then, it sat there for another week before you could decide what to do with it - delete it, ignore it, reply. You had a decent enough reason for each option. Your stomach did flips every time you held the cursor over the email. You’d been ready to flip your life upside down and take the leap, but then he was gone, before you had a chance to be anything.

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Here are the fics that I have either been tagged in, or I caught up on this week.  I love each of these writers so much and I just want to say thank you to all of them for writing such wonderful stories for us all to enjoy! This list is so long because most of these are fics that I missed while I was on hiatus.  Give me about another week to catch up and then this list will only have fics that were released between Sunday and Saturday. These are listed in alphabetical order to make my life and your life easier! 

Fics that are NSFW are marked.

@4theluvofall - I Just Wanna Love YouThe other day I heard Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it to Me)” and I got the idea for this. It’s really my first attempt at smut and… truth is, I’m not sure how it is. Your feedback is appreciated! Bucky x Reader NSFW

@annadierSame Patterns Part 4 -  You and your broken heart now live separated from the Avengers. It hurts, and they all try the same thing to make you come back - but when will it work? Bucky x Reader

@asseret-sarimThe past, the present… The future.  -Part 8 -  In SHIELD you are known for your charisma and your irrational optimism. Specially taking in count the irreversible curse HYDRA condemned you with. Because of that, Director Fury has determinate that you are the best person to take care of Bucky’s mental state. Bucky x Reader

@aubzylynn - Control [Part 2 of 2]@blazeshira’s request - “Hi! I saw that you had your requests open and I was wondering if you could do a Bucky fic where the reader was also given the serum & trained with him along with the other winter soldiers but they developed something before she was frozen along with the others & he forgot her until he went to Siberia w/ Steve & he sees her chamber & realizes she escaped before Zemo could kill her so he tries to find her? Fluffy fluff & some angst, please & thank you!” Bucky x Reader

@aubzylynnRoad to Schkeuditz Masterlist -  So much has changed with the Sokovian Accords. The team is divided in half, and you’re not sure where you stand. You know you should sign the Accords, but it doesn’t feel right. After a conversation with Sharon, Steve, and Sam at the prison, you realize that you don’t want to sign them. Now you, Steve, Sam, and Bucky are on a mission to get to the Leipzig airport…in the tiniest car imaginable…so you can clear Bucky’s name. Bucky x Reader

@avengerofyourheart  - Cheap Thrills -  A bet within the Avengers becomes a battle of the sexes, with you at the center of it. Who will be victorious and could it somehow help you snag the man of your dreams? Bucky x Reader

@avengerofyourheart - Mini Matchmaker Series Masterlist -  Your awful temporary holiday job takes a turn for the better when a handsome stranger enters your life, along with his adorable, matchmaking daughter. Steve Rogers AU. (fluff)

@avengerofyourheart - You are My Heaven Pt 2 [End] -  Falling for a good man, who happened to be her training partner, was unavoidable. What if you can’t stay away, even after heartbreak? Is it possible to be friends with some one you’ve fallen for? Life rarely unfolds the way we hope it would. (Events take place after CATWS) Steve x Reader

@bionic-buckyb - Remember Me: Part 1 -  This is something that just came into my brain literally today, and I got inspired so I decided to write the first part. Bucky is not in this (yet) so I don’t want to trick anyone, but he will be. You’ll see! Let me know if you like it, and if you want me to continue. I love hearing from you all! ♥ Bucky x Reader

@bovaria - By Royal Decree - Masterlist -  Royal AU; you are engaged to be married to the Crown Prince James Barnes. That’s the last thing you want, especially when you meet him and find out he’s the opposite of everything you had pictured. How will you get through it all? Bucky x Reader

@bovaria - Hallelujah -  Through Bucky’s eyes, he falls in and out of love with you. Bucky x Reader

@brighterlights - For Your Convenience Masterlist - To help you finally make a move on your long-time crush, you get assistance from your newly hired co-worker. (Retail/Department Store AU) Steve x Reader, Bucky x Reader

@brighterlights - Roommates (New Beginnings) -  When your friend moves out to pursue a career overseas, you find yourself sharing your apartment with a handsome stranger [Modern AU]. Bucky x Reader

@buckyywiththegoodhair - A Lesson in Love Masterlist -  (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance. Bucky x Reader

@buckyywiththegoodhairMinor Details (ALiL Deleted Scene) -  (College!AU) In which a walk with T’Challa makes you aware of some minor details that you missed. Bucky x Reader

@cnoppswrites - Arranged (V) -  You and Bucky Barnes are arranged to be married. The only issue there seems to be is that you two despise each other. What could go wrong? Bucky x Reader

@dabblinginmarvel - Picture Imagine #23 - After the Avengers’ Civil War, you find Steve one day and rip him a new one about how much pain your dad Tony is in because of how Steve took the Accords. Steve Rogers Imagine

@dabblinginmarvel - Picture Imagine #24 -  You go march for science on Earth Day with Tony and Bruce. Tony Stark Imagine, Bruce Banner Imagine

@hellomissmabelLittle Monster part 1 - Little Monster part 2 -  You’re an arts student on the verge of graduating when you get the verdict: either you do an extra year or you take one extra, mandatory course to salvage your reputation. You hold a grudge against history and would rather be fooling around with your boyfriend than sitting in a bleak auditorium listening to some old fart’s war stories. Turns out that fossil isn’t as old as you thought he’d be and soon you’re begging for taste of Professor Rogers, taking advantage of the high life. Steve x Reader NSFW

@hellomissmabelLumen (part 13/ ): Mad intentions -  Iona Cole is a perky, gifted and ambitious assistant to a critically acclaimed professor at a renowned university. That is, until she snaps in the middle of class, the auditorium packed with students on introduction day. Having a long family history of psychiatric diseases, her mother sends her to a private clinic to receive the best treatment. In reality, this institute for people with “special needs” is a smokescreen for the underground operation Hydra is running there.  Bucky x Reader

@imaginingbucky - Prompt 41 -  “I came to this city to mend my broken heart. Never imagined I would find you to help me piece it back together.“ Bucky x Reader

@imhereforbvcky - Mirror for the Sun - Masterlist -  (Bucky POV) Nat tricks you into leading a road trip with Bucky, Sam and Steve. Her plot is partly to get the boys to travel for fun for once but mostly to get you and Bucky together. You and Bucky, who seemingly despise each other. Bucky x Reader

@imhereforbvckyWhen Quiet Is Violent - Part 3 (End) -  You’re retired, living a quiet and secure life when your ex, Steve Rogers, turns up on your doorstep with his best friend, seeking refuge.   Bucky x Reader, enhanced reader   

@iwillbeinmynest - A House Divided -  When the team split up again only one will survive…Who will it be?  Avengers x Reader(f)

@iwillbeinmynest​ -  An Owed Debt -  Chapter 16 - When Steve brings Bucky a new assignment, things get a little heated. But he’ll do it to repay an old friend. May might not know the full extent of her powers but she doesn’t think having a babysitter is going to help. Can these two put aside their differences and help each other out? Or is this just an accident waiting to happen?  Bucky x May(oc)

@iwillbeinmynestCool Down - Chapter 6 -  Steve slips up and makes a confession. How will you react? And will it last?  Steve x Reader(f)

@knittingknerdy - Knitworthy -  A little something for all of my knitters out there (and crocheters) Bucky x Reader

@marvel-lucy - Cosplay Confusion -  52 words too long but shh.  I dunno what the point of this is, and it’s the fastest I’ve ever written anything, about 15 minutes, so it’s crap, but have a nice picture of Sam’s biceps anyway.  Sam x Reader

@marvel-lucyROOM MATES AND DOUBLE DATES - CHAPTER 1 -  I started this (and abandoned it) last autumn. Resurrecting it now in the vain hope I can resolve the plot hole I worked myself into!  For info, May looks like Lupita Nyong’o, because oh god she’s beautiful! Bucky x Reader

@sebseyesandbuckysthighs - All My Friends are Heathens (Part 7) - In an alternate universe where monsters roam freely among humans, eight of these creatures group together under one roof. Their newest member, a dark vampire, comes to meet their reoccurring house guest who may be more than what she seems. Bucky x Reader

@serzhantjamesbuchananbarnes - Worth Fighting For Masterlist -  When your brother is drafted into WWII, you do the unthinkable to save him and your family: you take his place, in secret. 40s!Bucky x Reader, based on Disney’s Mulan.  Seventy years has passed and the world has changed. You thought you were moving on until Steve Rogers asks you for a favor which leads to a discovery that will change everything. So much for retirement.   You’ve just begun to settle into life as an Avenger when a mission gone awry divides the team in half, and a familiar face shows up just in time to make you second guess your every choice.  Bucky x Reader

@softcorehipposMasterlist → Chamber of Secrets -  After the Avenger’s falling out, you were put in charge of putting Bucky together. Under King T’Challa’s orders, you were given a month’s time to create a new arm while simultaneously figure out how to get the triggering memories of his past out of his mind. As the time goes by, you found yourself confiding in him, despite his frozen state. Bucky x Reader

@tatortot2701 - The Nanny Part 4 -  Hey guys! So here is chapter four. It’s a bit of a filler kinda? Idk it will make more sense next chapter. Anyways, I hope you guys like it. Bucky x Reader

@you-and-buckyHold Me?Wanda is a very important member of the Avengers, and I haven’t written much for her yet, so this one is for her. I hope you like it, and if you have any feedback, please let me know!!! Bucky x Reader

@you-and-bucky - (Y/N) Barnes Series Masterlist -  You are a woman out of time. You fought in WWII with your husband Bucky and best friend Steve. Your empathic powers and strategic brain were an asset. Until Bucky died, and you and Steve sacrificed your lives, waking up in the 21st Century. Bucky x Reader

Some of you might have noticed something kind of funny about people.

Almost none of them like Treasure Planet.

And, considering I joined this fandom well over three years ago by now, this comes as absolutely no surprise to me – and chances are, if you’ve known about this film for longer than, say, a day, it fails to surprise you, too. I mean, we’ve all heard the reasons, haven’t we – valid though they are, it’s depressing to hear them, the millions upon millions upon millions of them. 

  • “Sorry, the sci-fi just wasn’t my thing.”
  •  “I liked it okay, but I can’t see myself ever watching it again.”
  •  “The animation was good, but I didn’t really like the rest of it.”
  •  “It was…sort of weird to me.”
  •  “It doesn’t measure up to Treasure Island.”
  •  “It just wasn’t my cup of tea.”

Or - and here’s the one that gets to me: 

  • “I just really didn’t like the main kid.” 

The words come across as pretty innocent - it’s just a matter of preference, it’s just their opinion, live and let live, nothing wrong with disagreeing…and there’s not. There’s really, really not. You can hate Jim Hawkins as much as you want. But you can look me in the eye and can you tell me why you hate him? Can you tell me why, exactly, that’s the argument I’ve heard the most out of any of them? Can you tell me why, in my 3+ years in this wonderful fandom, in the thousands of days I’ve now spent promoting the shit out of this film every chance I get, can you tell me why that argument is the one I find myself dealing with the most? Can you look at me and can you tell me why you hate Jim Hawkins? Can you do that? 

Because here’s the thing - I can tell you why I love him. And I got shit to back up me up. 

Let’s get down to business. Let me tell you why I love Jim Hawkins - every habit, every quirk, every mannerism, every virtue, and every flaw. Let’s plunge right in.

  • He’s kind.

Sure, you can roll your eyes if you want to, but honestly? Being really, truly, simply, genuinely nice is such a rare quality in the world, and Jim has - and displays - this quality in abundance. I mean, for one thing, bringing Billy Bones to the Benbow when he seems ninety percent sure the guy’s just crazy? Yet he takes a chance anyway, because the sailor’s sick, the sailor’s injured, it’s raining really hard, he shouldn’t be out in this in his state, here, give me your arm, let me help you, you can come in out of the rain and stay in my house for a bit.

And what about the time he met that half-mad robot on Treasure Planet and, despite the fact that BEN blatantly oversteps his boundaries a good ten times (”Will you let go of me?/Stop touching me!”/Will you quit hugging me?”) or so within the first five minutes of their introduction, despite the fact that he is very obviously unhinged from all that time alone, despite the fact that BEN is loud and attention-drawing and the word stealthy isn’t in his vocabulary, despite the fact that he’s putting the captain and the doctor and himself in peril by doing so, Jim allows BEN to come with him - all he needs is to hear about the robot’s century of solitude, his loneliness, his desolation, and he just drops everything and says, “If you’re gonna come along…”  

And don’t even get me started on the deleted scenes - such as the one where he offers to fix this child’s scooter, even though he and this kid have never met before, never even spoken to one another, and yet he offers to fix this scooter because aww the kid’s sad let me fix it for you.

 Because, beneath that black jacket and that dark scowl of his, Jim has a huge, huge heart and it’s there and it’s evident for anyone willing to look. Because Jim just legitimately cares about other people, and there’s no ulterior motive, he doesn’t ask for compensation, he doesn’t expect anything in return, he just genuinely likes helping others. 

(And as I don’t happen to have an image on hand for the child’s scooter bit mentioned above, have a few bonus pictures of times when Jim was nice) 

Comforting a frightened Morph despite the fact that his life is in the most immediate and intense danger

And how about the time he lets a pirate - the leader of a mutiny in which he was supposed to be killed - walk the fuck away from him because he believes there’s good in Silver

Don’t get me started on this kid and his kindness. Don’t. Get me started.

  • And he’s smart.

I don’t mean passing-his-finals-with-flying-colors oh-haha-that-was-a-total-seat-of-my-pants-test can’t-believe-I-pulled-through-with-a-B I-was-pulling-answers-out-of-my-ass kind of smart.

I mean completely, incredibly, off-the-charts, blow-your-mind brilliant. He might be failing his high school classes, but it’s certainly not due to the challenge; he doesn’t put any effort into his work because he just doesn’t care. I mean, we even hear Sarah state that he built his first solar surfer when he was eight. So let’s let that sink in for a second.

This kid 

was no older than that when he built one of these

Just let that sit a minute. He built one of those gizmos 

when he was eight fucking years old. Hell, I’m not one hundred percent sure I understand them now, and he was eight and he understood them so well he could make them. (Sure, he ultimately uses it to cause trouble and ride straight into restricted areas, but it still makes him pretty brainy.) 

And not to mention, when Silver tries to teach him how to steer a skiff, he doesn’t even let the guy finish his sentence before he starts powering it up. Despite the other’s best attempts to stop him, Jim ignites the engine and sends them whirling straight into a comet. He fucking steers a boat - with limited knowledge, considering Silver didn’t get a chance to teach him everything - he steers a boat into a comet, and rides that comet to its end and does it without ever missing a beat, without ever throwing himself or his companion out of the boat, without ever messing up or getting hurt or hurting Silver or anything, just gets the hang of it right off the bat.

And at the end of it, all Silver says is, “If I could maneuver a skiff like that when I was your age, they’d be bowing in the streets when I walked by today!” 

Oh, and did I mention he powers up a century-old crashed boat in sixty seconds? No? Well, he did that, too.

Oh, and he also made another solar surfer, this time at fifteen, out of the useless parts of their failing ship while the planet explodes around them.

And, when said surfer begins failing, threatening to send him plummeting to his death in a raging river of lava bubbling and frothing beneath him, he keeps it going - literally rams it into the wall, striking it against the metal surface until enough friction occurs to power the thrusters again, and he does this all in the space of thirty seconds.

Oh, and he figured out where Flint’s trove was hidden before anyone else, just based on the fragmented bits and pieces he’d picked up from other people

And did I mention yet that he was the only one who could open the map leading to the planet? 

There were people thirty and forty years his senior trying to figure it out

and he figures it out in seconds

  • And he’s brave

Remember when he casually faced down a whole crew of pirates three and four times over, all in the space of twenty-four hours? 

And how about the fact that he refuses, at great risk to himself, to open the map for the pirates - until Silver threatens the captain and the doctor? 

Or when he’s fixing that hundred-year-old boat we discussed earlier, and tells BEN to leave without him if he can’t get away in the next five minutes? 

Oh, and when the star Pellucid goes supernova on their voyage and the hands are sent to secure the solar sails, not only does Jim immediately ascend, no hesitation

he also spots Silver, who followed him there, fall from his perch, and literally fucking throws himself down onto the wood and hauls the cook - who, to be honest, has a good hundred pounds on Jim and probably almost took the kid down with him, and definitely dragged the kid closer to the edge than would be advised - back up to safety. 

And later in the film, he receives an order from the captain to scout ahead and find them a better place to hide - and even though the pirates were spotted seconds earlier, circling the skies in a longboat, Jim expresses no hesitation, simply obeys.

And, oh, uh, you remember that solar surfer we talked about earlier, the one he constructed as the planet bursts into flames and burns down around him? 

Yeah, here he is riding it through the fires and eruptions and random debris, here he is casually risking his life to save everyone else, most of them being pirates who would have loved to see him dead.

Yep, don’t mind him, he’s just saving everyone else. He might die doing it, but damn, he’s doing it anyway.

But wait. I did promise to discuss his flaws as well, and, so far, I haven’t been making good on that promise, have I? 

Fear not, for Jim Hawkins is far from perfect and it’s time for us to explore the reasons why.

  • He’s impulsive

While most readily refer to this as a “Mary Sue trait” and “not really a flaw” , I can’t help but disagree; if we consider it an undesirable trait in a real person, why on earth would we think it little more than a cute quirk in a fictional character? Believe me when I say, Jim’s consistent failure to think before he acts is not a charming little thing - it’s a flaw, plain and simple. 

For all Jim’s kindness, for all his bravery and unfailing ability to think fast on his feet, he is impulsive as all hell.

Like when he, in his first meeting with Silver, throws out several thinly-veiled accusations - showing his cards, playing his whole hand right off the bat on the off chance that his opponent might show his, too. 

Unsurprisingly, of course, Silver does not rise to the bait - meaning Jim revealed everything to the man who will later become his enemy, in a sense losing the only advantage he really held, whereas Silver lost nothing and now has additional information to help him on his way. And all this could have been avoided had Jim just kept his mouth shut. 

And that time when he attempted to eavesdrop on a couple of the other hands cause he thought they were acting suspicious 

But it’s not long before they notice him and immediately shut up - meaning Jim has now given his suspicions away to four different people, four people whom he suspects. (Five, if you count Oxy and Moron as two.)

Or how about when they find that map we talked about earlier, and when he opens it up and realizes it leads to Treasure Planet, his first thought is to follow it? Like, this could be anything. A trap, a red herring, a fool’s errand, and Jim just throws himself headlong into it because look there’s a slim chance it could be treasure let’s go right now! 

I mean, there’s just no room for doubt: Jim is super impulsive, and that’s not a good quality to have. Sure, it gets shit done, but cautious people get shit done too, and they probably get it done better because they’re not making snap decisions every 2.5 seconds.

  • And Jim is selfish

Sure, we all love him. Well, some of you hate him, and some of you love to hate him, but the sentiment stands; we all love Jim, but you can’t love somebody for too long without noticing his flaws. And Jim has his flaws. 

And it’s especially obvious in scenes like this 

where we see that Jim was just out on a joyride while his mother visibly struggles to run the inn by herself. 

It’s obvious he uses that solar surfing hobby to escape, to distract him from his problems after a tough day, but this, in turn, suggests that he feels his problems at the moment are more important than Sarah’s, and so puts himself before his mother.

And he makes things harder on her than probably anyone else in her life, going out and getting in trouble all the time and bringing the police to her door 

Not only is this probably really bad for business, it’s also likely embarrassing and obviously upsetting for poor Sarah - yet Jim offers no apology, offers almost nothing beyond the words, “Mom, it’s no big deal!”  

And when they open the map and realize where it leads, Jim jumps on the chance to leave Sarah

Not just their lonely little planet, but Sarah, he wants to leave her. And though his intentions here are honorable (”We could rebuild the Benbow a hundred times over!” / “I’ll make you proud!”) it still fails to completely sugarcoat the fact that he left her there, lured away by the promise of adventure. 

Because Jim is selfish. 

  • He’s touchy, and defiant as all hell.

Sure, this is a flaw. Sure, it’s not a great quality to have. Sure, it holds him back more than anything, and it probably gets him in more trouble than it’s worth - but I still tip my hat to Disney for introducing this flaw at all. It has been proven in the past that children with absentee parents - particularly boys with neglectful fathers -  tend to become obstinate teens with no regard for authority, and I’m just so proud of them for doing their research on that one. 

Admittedly, however, this quality does cause him more trouble than it’s worth. I mean, he makes himself an enemy out of the scariest alien aboard in the first five minutes, all because he has to have the last word.

As a matter of fact, when I think about it, Jim has single-handedly gotten on the bad side of every one of these pirates on board this ship, with the obvious exception of Silver, and he does it all because he is just that feisty.

On the other hand, however, his pluck is the first thing Silver notices - and likes - about him. It’s obvious that while the pirate captain plans to work the spunk out of him, he can’t help but respect it, too.

Like, for instance, on Treasure Planet, when Jim refuses to allow Silver to leave without him 

there’s an instant where Silver looks like he’s about to argue 

and he could, he could just hold the captain, the doctor, or even BEN at gunpoint, and chances are, Jim would likely obey just to spare those he cares for. Despite the fact that Silver is clearly the one in power here, he gives into Jim’s demands - because, even if he doesn’t like it, Jim’s defiance is something he can respect. They may be enemies now, but Silver recognizes and respects that Jim makes a worthy enemy.

  • And let’s not forget that he’s stubborn.

Seriously, once he’s found something to fight for, he’ll fight for that, and he’ll get it, no matter what it takes, and there’s nobody in the world that can change his mind. If he gets it in his head that he wants to do something, if he gets it in his head that he should do something, he’ll do it, no matter what. 

And in some cases, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It means he has a strong sense of right and wrong and knows the difference between the two, and will do what he believes to be right, regardless of what other people say. He has a moral code, and a strong one, at that, and he rarely deviates from it. And this is actually a good thing when, say, there’s a treasure-hunting pirate captain attempting to bribe him into betraying the captain and the doctor and handing over the map. 

And, when this fails and Silver resorts to trying to frighten him into submission, the kid doesn’t even blink. He can’t be bought, and he sure as hell can’t be intimidated. 

Of course, this isn’t always a good quality to have; while it does make him more resistant to tactics such as temptation, it also makes him inflexible and, in some cases, extremely resistant to change, even when that change would be for the better. 

But that iron will has another advantage. 

  • It makes him hardworking.

Whether it’s as trivial as swabbing the deck, or as enormous as seeking out a legendary treasure trove, if Jim sees the point in a task - if he sees, for himself, why it’s worthy of his time - he will put his all into it, no questions asked. So though most would call him a delinquent, and while the robo-cops on Montressor outright tell him that he is a loser

Jim is actually extremely industrious and capable - he just doesn’t always show it. But it’s there, if you know how to look.

Like when Silver leaves him with this huge pile of dishes in the galley

and he just picks up his brush and keeps right on going 

and in fact, is so determined to finish up that damn stack that he ends up falling asleep in the galley, head resting on the pot in his hand

but the dishes around him are gleaming.

Or how about when he was failing at school at the beginning of the film, and by the end, he has graduated from the prestigious Interstellar Academy? 

Can you imagine how much work it must have taken to get himself into that Academy? I mean, how long did it take for him to pull those grades up, to convince others he was really serious about this, and can you imagine how much work it took to get through the Academy once he got there? But Jim got there anyway, and he did graduate, and he did do all that amazing stuff, and he did it because he works hard. 

Oh and remember

  • He was lost

Though by the end of the film Jim is high-spirited and confident, we know from the beginning that it wasn’t always so. His father’s absence left a hole in him, a hole he felt it was too big to fill - a hole that left him feeling worthless and rejected, it left him feeling angry and defeated, and it left him thinking he wasn’t good enough. It left him with a strong, deep-seated fear of abandonment, and more than that, it left him searching - searching and searching and never quite finding the missing piece he so desperately needed. 

Jim felt he had no future; Jim felt he wasn’t worth a future; Jim didn’t really know where he was going, and that’s the kind of relatability I’ve come to expect from Dreamworks. I don’t go into a Disney film expecting to find real characters, so this came as a pleasant surprise.

And something else I’ll probably never get over

  • Jim is sensitive 

So, this one actually sounds funny. I mean, I just said earlier how selfish Jim is, right? How he’s always putting himself before Sarah? Yeah. That whole argument still stands. It’s just that Jim isn’t all selfish, all the time. Can he be selfish? Yes. Extremely. Is he selfish? Sometimes. But he’s also, as mentioned before, a genuinely nice person. A person with honest empathy. His instances of self-absorption don’t cancel that out.

Now, while most define a sensitive person as “one who understands and feels for others” - and while Jim certainly does that, too - we’ve already tackled that. We’ve talked about Jim as a compassionate and thoughtful individual, and I’m not here to talk about it again, though I could.

No, there are drawbacks to feeling for others, and I’m here to talk about them.

I mean, Jim cares about other people - Jim feels deeply for people, deeply enough to welcome complete strangers into his house and offer lonely individuals a place at his side, Jim just feels for people even if he’s never experienced their hardships for himself. And if he can feel so strongly for strangers, if he can look upon a person he hardly knows and want to help ease their pain, if his heart squeezes upon seeing others’ suffering, how much do you think it hurts when he experiences his own? 

His father, for example. An indifferent, neglectful parent, the heartache they cause, it would sting even the most impervious - but for somebody as thin-skinned and tender-hearted as Jim, it absolutely devastates him. And when the man finally gives up on his family, leaving behind his wife and their eight-year-old, it just tears the kid apart.

As a matter of fact, it hurts Jim so deeply that it takes him seven years just to realize that it wasn’t his fault, or anyone’s; his father’s rejection caused him so much pain that he is well into his adolescence before he can even begin to accept that he’s gone.

But this isn’t just one instance; it’s not merely a festering childhood wound, no. Jim takes the slightest slip-up straight to heart - and upon believing he caused Mr. Arrow’s death, he spends what appears to be hours beating himself up for this perceived failure. 

And ultimately, he might have continued indefinitely had Silver not intervened and comforted him.

And of course, less than twenty-four hours later, Silver tells his bloodthirsty crew - and, unwittingly, an eavesdropping Jim - that his attentions were all for show, that he had to be nice to the kid to keep him from suspecting the crew of anything shady, he had to win the lad’s trust or risk his suspicion…and Jim really believes it, and, in fact, is so hurt, that he appears to take a moment to swallow back tears. 

Jim is just so easy to hurt. 

And to be honest, it’s great; it makes his empathy for others more believable - after all, if his own wounds have left such obvious marks, who’s to say another’s tribulations won’t win over his sensitive heart? 

And, hey, hey, don’t forget

  • He’s just a kid

I mean, he’s doing all this awesome shit, he’s building solar surfers

 and saving lives

and working his ass off and being super kind and impulsive and defiant and selfish and everything, he’s doing all this, and he’s only fifteen years old. Like. He’s fifteen. He’s not even an adult yet. He’s not even of legal age. He’s just casually amazing at fifteen, but what do you think he’ll be like in five years, ten years, twenty?

As Silver says, he really is going to rattle the stars.

Now let’s review before we go: 

  • Jim is kind.
  • Jim is smart.
  • Jim is brave.
  • Jim is impulsive
  • Jim is selfish
  • Jim is touchy and defiant as all hell.
  • Jim is stubborn
  • Jim is hardworking.
  • Jim was lost.
  • Jim is sensitive
  • Jim is just a kid

Just please, for the love of all that is good and holy, don’t ever forget Jim Hawkins.

Movie Night [Jordan Fisher x Reader]

Summary: Jordan and reader have a movie night after she finds out he has never watched ‘Titanic’.

Word count: 1,336

Warnings: none, i guess…….

A/N: my first jordan fic! i’m so happy with how this turned out. i was inspired by this video of him and @gwash4prez‘s idea on the hamwriters chat! i dedicate this to them, mostly because they are the people that share this crazy obsession over jordan with me! i hope y’all like it

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“What?” The desbelief in your face made Jordan laugh out loud. “You have never seen Titanic? How are you even allowed as a member of our society?”

“I never found time to watch it!” He came closer to you and wrapped his arms around your hips, locking you between him and his dressing room vanity. “What do you say we have a movie night tonight and we cross that off my list of things to do before I die?”

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Fluffy Fridays—Chapter 94: Adventures of a Deckhand

Fluffy Fridays—Chapter 94: Adventures of a Deckhand

Pairing:  Captain Swan

Rating: T

Summary:  A series of unrelated, fluffy one shots featuring  Killian Jones and Emma Swan and the relationship that makes us all  swoon. Will contain both canon and AU stories. My contribution to  Operation Rainbow Kisses and Unicorn Stickers (aka, my attempt to drown  out the season 4 finale angst with ridiculous levels of fluff.)

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CS Genre: Deleted scene (4x22)

Hook returned to the wheel of Blackbeard’s ship—his ship, he supposed, as the lad had handily commandeered it for him—his heart gradually slowing to a normal speed as the golden-haired beauty disappeared below decks.

What a day this had been! He’d never been one for adventure; he was far too timid for that, but somehow on this day alone he’d found himself stealing his captain’s vessel, rescuing a beautiful woman from captivity and fighting a dragon.  What strange spirit had taken over him?  He quaked in his boots simply thinking of the ramifications of his actions.  When Blackbeard found him, as he inevitably would, there would be bloody hell to pay.  He’d be lucky if the fierce pirate captain merely skinned him alive.

And yet…despite the fear, despite the part of him that wished nothing more than to curl up into a ball and hide, despite all of it, he couldn’t find it in himself to dread what had befallen him this day.  From the moment the lad—Henry, was it?—had stepped aboard the Jolly Roger, Killian had felt a kinship with him, almost a sense of déjà vu.  He had no bloody clue why, but he trusted the boy, believed in him, felt compelled to help him in any way possible.

And so, after he’d helped Henry stow Captain Blackbeard’s unconscious body behind crates along the docks, they’d sailed away toward the fathomless sea to rescue the woman trapped in the tower.

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It’s not finished, but all of the roughs are done!  So I’m gonna go ahead and tag @stanuary before I miss week one entirely.

So YEAH here’s my unfinished submission for Week One’s prompt: Home

I got a comment about the panels going by a bit quickly and being hard to read, so I posted the original script I wrote for this under the cut!  I hope it helps!

( also: @korino21 because )

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A quick analysis of Ian's scenes in 7x06, or also: why Ian and Trev won’t have my blessing. Trenever.

I wanna focus on their exchange of lines, their reactions to eachother, and the effects they have on one another. Oh, I said quick? I meant sit down son, let me fill you in.

In the first scene, Trevor brings Ian some music and invites him to part-ay. And I don’t think it’s because of Ian’s sleepiness, but because of Trevor’s sad choice of words that Ian doesn’t seem that much enthusiastic about it. In fact, Trevor says:

“There’s a rager tonight. No cover if you bring in a twink.” 

Ian raises his eyebrows, loses his smile and swallows. He’s visibly upset. Why is he upset? It could be because of the familiarity of feeling objectified and sexualised, it could be because he told Trevor he’d rather stay friends just a couple of days before, it could also be because he can’t go out all night to drink and dance because of his pills and sleep schedule, and he doesn’t want to explain it to Trevor because he’s afraid of losing him. 

“They’re taking over one of the old slaughterhouses. Calling the party Meat Market.”

Uhmmm Emmy Rossum, shall you explain me a little what drove you to define Ian and Trevor’s relationship as ‘love’ in contrast to Ian and Mickey’s relationship of ‘war and sex’ again?? Because as soon as Trevor called Ian a twink, my internal Mickey stood up and burst out with “Who do you think he is? Some twink?” and then proceded to give Trevor an imaginary kick in the balls. 

So Ian hides the fact that he’s upset, and says “Cool, I’ll see if I can go”. And then it’s hell rising. 

“So, if I come by your place unannounced to give you music, it freaks you out?”

Well, Trevor, since you don’t know why he freaked out, and you see him upset, why not just ask him, instead of assuming you know why he reacted in a certain way? Ian was fine when he saw you at the door and was fine when you gave him music - he wasn’t fine when you made him understand you’re still hung up on the idea of fucking him, and he wasn’t fine when you made an undelicate comment - remember? Like when Ian said that transphobic shit to you a couple of episodes ago. The only difference is, Ian doesn’t know how to express his feelings, doesn’t know how to explain himself, because he is emotionally unaware. Result? Trevor doesn’t understand him, and worse, doesn’t realize he doesn’t understand him. 

“Listen, you wanna tell yourself you don’t want me, that’s fine… I’ll play along.”

Woaaaah a bit in over our heads, aren’t we? The fuck, Trevor? Have you even stopped to think for a second about what could be the possible reasons of Ian not wanting to have sex with you right away? Don’t you see how wrong the phrasing ‘you wanna tell yourself this but I know you really want something else’ is? Jeez, you seemed like a sensitive guy, what’s up with the manipulative attitude? Besides, it doesn’t look like you’re playing along, to me. Like, you’re doing the exact opposite of playing along. 

“But I have plenty of friends, so if you’re gonna make things weird, I’m out.”

Okay, just stop. Guys. Do I really have to list all of the problems condensed in this line right here? Because firstly oh, good for you, Trevor, you have a lot of friends. Like Ian- or maybe not, because Ian’s only got you right now, and Ian needs human contact right now, and Ian is so desperate that he’s very willing to be influenced by your words and your feelings, if it means he’ll be accepted and loved by someone. And what’s ‘making things weird’ supposed to mean, apart from Trevor blaming Ian for the awkwardness that ensued? Is refusing Trevor sexually “making things weird”? Because let me tell you, Trevor, if you wanna stick around, you’re in for a big surprise: because nothing makes things weirder than a mental fucking illness, so maybe it’s not such a bad idea to take off right now. 

BUT, since Ian can’t hear my voice (obviously the voice of reason, pfft) in his head, and can’t explain shit to Trevor, he only tries to make him back off with an “All I said is I’ll see”, which is the truth, after all. Trevor replies with a passive aggressive “Keep the music”, and storms off.

My question is: is it so hard to respect Ian, and respect his feelings, and try to understand them? Like, it’s obviously the hardest fucking task in the world, because apparently only the cutest cinnamon-eyebrow roll ever existed has succeeded in the mission so far.

So, moving on. Actually, I’m gonna continue under the cut because I don’t want to completely clog the tags, although I do want people to see me because I like to be watched (get the reference).

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lucas looking @ riley pt. 2

so, as promised, i’m continuing to post every file that i have of lucas looking at riley because apparently you guys all want to suffer and i want to suffer right along side you !!! it’s been like three weeks but i kind of forgot that this one was in my drafts but i hope that you all enjoy it!!!!! this post covers the rest of s2 (cory & topanga - legacy) and then the next (and last) post will be covering s3. so enjoy this one fam!!!!!!!! it’s painful but it’s worth it i promise!!!!! 

here’s part one. 

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bhyekyungsoo  asked:

Hello! I stumbled upon your blog after reading the couple ring post! Regarding that, I think the chrome heart ring that similar to yeol's isnt the same as the one that polar light gave, because PL gave the one with black background, and the similar with yeol's is just the black version of it? And do you mind giving out the 'chanbaek timeline' you mentioned before? Keep loving baekyeol <3333 this lovely couple is unstoppable. Have a nice daay!

Hi ^_^ 

about that ring.. yes.. the chrome heart ring given by polar light are not matching with yeol.. before polar light gave baekhyun the ring, baekhyun already have another ring he wore.. he also wore it during their recent Nature Republic Fansign (where his ring went missing).. 

the one polar light gave baekhyun have black background and silvery white chrome heart design one it (the top ring on his finger) .. meanwhile the one on chanyeol’s pinky finger has all white/silvery background and greyish chrome heart design on it.. this design matched baekhyun’s ring (the one not given by polar light) which are also silver background but with black/darker chrome heart design on it ( the bottom ring on his finger).. 

about chanbaek time line.. lol.. this thing i  just come out with my fellow chanbaek shipper who closely monitor chanbaek (we’re not sasseng don’t worry..lol) we are just ninja.. hahah..

p/s : this is what I THINK.. it can be false.. it can be true.. no one knows for sure besides chanbaek themselves.. its gonna be long, so brace yourself with my delulu writing..

this is purely chanbaek.. don’t like chanbaek..? don’t read.. i don’t want my inbox blown with hate.. thank you ^_^ ..

lets begin..

if you realized, when chanbaek first meet, they got close in just one night.. kai confirms this..

Kai said during 120605 EXO-K joynews24 interview : At first I was a bit surprised, Baekhyun joined us very late but he became close with Chanyeol in just one night..

i think chanyeol and baekhyun love each other as soon as they see each other..lol.. but seriously look at them..

The fans who attendedBaekhyun’s birthday party said Chanyeol first opened the party by making aspeech indicating  ; “This is Baekhyun, my roommate and we are in a loving relationship.”

121126 Chanyeol’s birthday party Baekhyun said that when he just entered SM, Chanyeol was the first person to walk towards him, and after having eye contact for 10 seconds, they had the feeling of “That’s him!”. Anyway, the two could really get along very well. The other members told them to get married. Baekhyun said “Umma! I’m going to get married” 

the picture below was during MAMA Era.. and these two are surely chanyeol and baekhyun.. only baekhyun have that hair colour during MAMA and that guy, thats chanyeol.. look at the ear..! i think they are together since the first time they meet but they are in the state of secrecy.. 

you can see that baekhyun actually feels uncomfortable when chanyeol holds him and chanyeol kinda hesitant(?) with his hold.. so i think by this time they are scared people gonna know about them..

during MAMA and History, they are in good term.. just being careful.. not going overboard with their fanservices.. the still in good term when they record Happy Camp on 130604 recording.. 


however they had a fight during Wolf promotion fansign event on 14th June 2013.. 

https://www.facebook.com/EXOglobal12/posts/551690534873581

in this link there are parts where chanyeol and baekhyun refuses to reply to any request from fans relate to chanbaek..lets face it.. isn’t chanbaek started as just a fanservice made by the company..? so why are they suddenly refused to do anything with it..? aren’t they afraid of the company..? this is during Wolf Era.. they are promoting Wolf at that time..

 what happened between them until the choose to ignore the fan’s requests..?? and just 10 days difference with their lovey dovey recording of Happy Camp.. i think during that time, something happened.. maybe that time Baekhyun already set to have a girlfriend.. or their company already asked them to stop.. 

i think chanbaek already have feelings for each other when they first meet but they are restricted by people ( their company maybe.?).. they even wrote songs together, practice duet together (the things about their duets is, it never went on-air..except the Love Song on 130808 Youngstreet„,)

Can you imagine, practicing this song, with just the two of them.. while looking at each other..? and why Baekhyun have that look on his face..?? maybe throughout the practice and spending time together make them closer again and they started to ignore what people said.. 

Do you know who is the first person that posted Baekhyun a Happy Birthday on Instagram..? nope.. its not Sehun.. its Chanyeol.. but why he deleted that cake post..? Baekhyun’s birthday cake was chanyeol’s FIRST ever post in his IG.. 

in my opinion, Baekyeon already set up long before February.. why..? because, out of nowhere suddenly Chanyeol said Chen as his new soulmates.. i emphasizes “NEW”… he didn’t say “my soulmates” he said “new soulmates”.. that means he still remember that he has a soulmates before..and it is Baekhyun.. the guy sitting infront of him.. 

Chanyeol called Baekhyun as his “number 1 soulmate” in [MISC] 130814 - STAR CAST : “Trend’s Core ‘EXO Life of Research’..

look at Baekhyun.. he didn’t smile at all.. thats Baekhyun’s jealous face.. when Baekhyun is jealous he will stare at distance and his lips gonna be thinner as he curl his lips.. and i think one of the earliest member who knows about chanbaek is Kyungsoo.. and kyungsoo just look at at chanyeol with straight face too.. 

after this interview, they shoot for EXO Showtime.. didn’t anyone realizes that chanyeol didn’t have much skinship with Baekhyun unlike with the other members..?? in showtime, if you look clooosseeeely you will noticed that chanbaek have many scene where they are together being cut off.. during the sunrise episode, actually Chanyeol and Baekhyun stand next to each other but it never shows in the show.. 

(sorry i got into EXOST..but i always wanna talk about this just no one asked.. haha..lol)

there are only two person wearing that white jacket at the time.. its suho and chanyeol..the editing of exo showtime is very weird.. why..? chanyeol stands next to baekhyun but not one shot where they are standing next to each other..

see..? the most left is baekhyun and who is taller than baekhyun and wearing that white jacket..? its chanyeol.. but exo showtime’s crew make sure the shot are not clear.. why..? i think some inside connections are influential here.. 

and this one.. did you noticed that in the real show, (at least from what i watched) the leg part are completely covered but big ass words at the bottom..

Chanbaek are being very fearless when Baekhyun suddenly come to Roommate.. 

when baekhyun come to Roommate house, many of their moments and interactions got cut out by SBS.. i have another theory about Roommate (here)..

ok i’m gonna talk a bit about Baekyeon.. they said Baekyeon starts dating in February right..? Anyone who knows me know that i don’t believe in Baekyeon.. i believe that Baekyeon are not dating and are a stage up thing by SM.. idk.. i can be wrong.. but thats what i believe (because there are just too many things that are shady about them..idk).. don’t you think its weird, that SM revealed Baekyeon EXACTLY one day after baekhyun came to Roommate..?? read my chanbaek in Roommate post and you’ll know why i said its very weird..

when Baekyeon revealed, Baekhyun looks like a wreck.. have you seen the picture of him go out from music show..? hurmm.. i dont remember what broadcast..

after Baekyeon revealed, we Chanabek shippers are kinda depress and thought that Chanbaek are really broken.. but Chanbaek proof us wrong.. Chanyeol still with Baekhyun in the airport like he always did.. 

they lost the laugh on their faces but they still together.. thats enough for me.. because after that they are normal again.. it took time but they are ok again tho.. after this, chanyeol starts being very obviously close with kyungsoo.. he starts making moments with kyungsoo, he choose kyungsoo.. (i don’t hate kyungsoo, no no.. i love him.. i just say that chanyeol become obviously close with kyungsoo..)..

i can see Baek look so hurt.. i think i have the gifs but maybe in my phone sorry.. 

there is one event that happened and the timeline are perfect.. its 1140719 TLP Shanghai.. 

first Chanyeol posted “Love is a losing games” lyrics in his IG.. a song about the pain in love (at least thats what in the lyrics chanyeol posted)..

Few hours after that (when they are in china) Baekhyun, who keep silent about the Baekyeon thing suddenly posted an “apology” letter in his IG..

after this letter was posted in 4 in the morning few hours after that he deleted it.. i dont know why he delete it, maybe he got a lot of hate because of it, but in my thought that letter actually just for EXO-L and also Chanyeol.. he talk about misunderstanding.. what misunderstanding..? that he dating tae..? thats not a misunderstanding , right..? about he didn’t love his fans and betrayed them..? we all know how much baekhyun loves his fans.. he used to be no.1 in fanservice @ fanlove.. so what is the misunderstanding..? if he really wanna make his fans forgive him why he didn’t posted on the fancafe..? or somewhere many other people gonna read it..? and why deleted it..???? only baekhyun knows.. i think he just want chanyeol and people who believe in them read that and after making sure chanyeol read it, he delete it.. who knows.. it might be true.. 

after that chanyeol posted another thing.. exactly few hours after baekhyun deleted his letter.. heart shaped leaf.. hurmmmmm… 

feeling better chanyeollie..??

after the apology letter incident you know what happened..? TLP Shanghai.. what so special about TLP Shanghai..? well.. after few other TLP conducted, chanbaek had been very distance.. they are there, but there are no actual moments between them.. until Shanghai..

in TLP Shanghai, this happened.. they finally have real moments.. real contact.. and chanyeol seems happy again.. 

few month after that, they are very happy on stage.. off stage.. everywhere.. Chanyeol who stops being nice to Baekhyun after the scandal, suddenly being a prince charming again..

chanyeol again being the charming boyfriend material him with baek (baek only) by taking baekhyun’s bag and push it for him.. awww.. so sweet.. ^_^..

and they still do their little “love sign” just between them.. isn’t baek already have a girlfriend at this moment..???? look at their smiling faces.. 

they still love each other even after so many rough obstacle come their way.. and i hope they can always love each other forever and people just stop disturbing them..  


Here are the clearer timeline of all this..

  • 4 June 2013 - Happy Camp recording ( they do the lovesign)
  • 14 June 2013 - Wolf Fansign (fight?)
  • August 2013 - Growl
  • 8 August 2013 - EXO Youngstreet (duet with weird expression)
  • October 2013 - EXO Showtime
  • ** Feb 2014 - BY said to start dating (EXOST still in recording)
  • 17 June 2014 - Baek come to Roommate
  • 18 June 2014 - Baekyeon revealed
  • 17 July 2014 - TLP Shanghai
  • 15 August 2014 - SM Town 2014 (another lovesign)


at the end.. no matter what we think, only chanyeol, baekhyun and SM knows what actually is between them.. me and my friend can spend hours talking about chanbaek..lol.. we come out with many theories, and look from many perspectives.. hehe..

that’s the thing about me and my friend.. we love chanbaek but we don’t blindly loving them.. we have our reasons (plausible reasons) why we think chanbaek is real.. we look from many perspectives.. we don’t look in one sole reason and one sole perspective only.. 

Again i will say this.. THIS IS JUST MY OPINION.. I USE “MY OPINION” IN THIS ENTRY.. you can believe it or not i don’t care.. 

anonymous asked:

Hi!So I finished Kings Rising and I still don't get the sudden change of Laurent's attitude towards Damen in the first 8 chapters or something. Acting all cold,like he doesn't give a damn about Damen. Also he knew who Damen was all along, so why now?

Hey Anon I think this is a common query people have cause I had a very similar question off anon a while ago (which I answered privately).

So let’s see if I can explain my interpretation of those painful chapters (I was suffering so much you have no idea).

I believe that after the battle of Charcy Laurent knew he couldn’t pretend anymore to be oblivious about Damen’s identity. And he knew the consequences to that. Edit: I deleted the cut cause people using the app couldn’t see the rest, sorry if it’s too long.

First of all there would be repercussions amongst the Veritians. Laurent has been consistently defamed by his uncle for years having convinced the court and the council Laurent’s a spoiled, unseasoned, temperamental, disobedient prince unfit to rule, who had inappropriate feelings for his own brother, who has been colluding with the enemy, who’s now taken the Akielon prince to his bed and fights beside him. So Laurent couldn’t give margin to his uncle’s accusations, he had to stay away from Damen in order not to prove his uncle right, he had to make clear he was making a political alliance in order to secure his rightful claim to the throne, not a lovers pact.

Then there’re repercussions regarding the Akielons Damen is trying to win to his cause. As we all know Veritians hate the Akielons and vice versa, they are enemies for decades maybe centuries, so an alliance between both cast out princes is unheard of, before that the best both countries could manage was truce. And Laurent knew the fact that Damen was his slave would be a huge issue, an insult, a crime to the Akielon warriors. So he had to maintain appearances, he couldn’t show they had feelings for each other, he couldn’t let be of public knowledge they had been lovers. 

He had to earn the respect of the Akielons almost as much as he had to earn the respect of his own people, so he couldn’t appear weak, and he couldn’t let Damen to appear weak either. Neither of them could afford for their allies to believe they were coming together because they were being influenced, or because they were blinded by love and their feelings for one another, they couldn’t afford doubt about their intentions to secure their places as kings. And Laurent knew if he didn’t keep his distance Damen could jeopardize everything (picture Damen giving a speech, like the one he did on the trial, but to Nikandros and Makedon and their army, it’d be a disaster).

Imagine what would’ve happened if it had come to light from the beginning Laurent had slept with not only his enemy, but most of all the man who killed his brother. What people would think of him. And what would people think of Damen.

We have a little glimpse of how that would go, remember how difficult it was to get the Akielon allies because of the mere presence of Laurent and the rumor that the princes were lovers? Remember this scene (that I like to call, Laurent the swerve master)?

‘Bannermen of Delpha. By now, you have seen the evidence that Kastor killed the King, our father. You know of his alliance with the usurper, the Regent of Vere. Even now, the Regent has troops stationed in Ios, ready to take Akielos. Tonight, we call for your pledge to fight them alongside us, and alongside our ally, Laurent of Vere.’

 There was an uneasy pause. Makedon and Straton had pledged to him in Ravenel, but that was before his alliance with Laurent. These men were being asked to accept Laurent and Vere at first sight, less than a generation out from the war.

 Barieus stepped forward. ‘I want assurances that Vere does not hold undue influence over Akielos.’

 Undue influence. ‘Speak plainly.’

 ‘They say the Prince of Vere is your lover.’

 ‘Who we take to our bed is not your concern.’

 ‘If our King takes Vere to his bed, it is our concern,’ said Barieus.

 ‘Shall I tell them what really happened between us? They want to know,’ Laurent said.

 ‘Do I have the question clear?’ said Laurent, speaking in Akielon. ‘You are asking if I lay with the man who killed my own brother?’

Laurent wore the slave cuff with utter disregard. He had no owner, the aristocratic arrogance of his posture said that. Laurent had always possessed an essential quality of the untouchable. He cultivated a faultless grace on the reclining couch, his chiselled profile and marble-chip eyes those of a statue. The idea that he would let anyone fuck him was impossible.

 Barieus said, ‘A man would have to be ice-cold to sleep with his brother’s killer.’

‘Then you have your answer,’ said Laurent.

And finally there are repercussions for Damen and Laurent’s relationship. That conversation they had at the tent right after the battle of Charcy is very powerful and encompasses a lot of what Laurent feels. The way he said it was meant to hurt Damen but deep down the content of his words were close to what he felt, especially the doubt and the hurt of being lied to. Also, before then Laurent was the only one, to his knowledge, who knew who Damen really was, so I guess it was easier for him to process his feelings when he was the only one who knew he was sleeping with the man who killed his brother. He probably didn’t understand it either, how he could fall for Damen of all people. It was very confusing and very difficult for him to accept his feelings before, let alone now that everyone would know Damen’s real identity.

Besides, Laurent needs to be in control, he must have the upper hand on every aspect of his life, so he had to have control over this too. He couldn’t let himself get hurt, he couldn’t let Damen dictate the tone of their first real encounter as Laurent and Damianos, he had to let Damen know he knew all along, he had to see Damen’s reaction to the truth, he had to see what would be Damen’s actions from that moment on. Would this change his feelings about Laurent? Would Damen fight for them even with everything that was at stake, even when Laurent himself was pushing him away? Laurent was giving Damen a chance to take a step back and to give up on them.

So I believe at the same time that Laurent was trying to assess his own feelings and Damen’s too, he was also trying to make an alliance between two enemy people to work out. Imagine how confusing that must be, the rollercoaster of emotions he was going through. So his incongruent behavior at the beginning of Kings Rising is very understandable.

I think that once he started to gain everyone’s trust specially Makedon’s, the alliance was secured, Nikandros was almost tolerating him, and he saw Damen’s feelings were true he started to slowly let himself show his feelings too.

Besides, after their encounter with Jokaste when they learned Damen probably had a child that was in danger and being sent to The Regent, Damen needed Laurent, he was hurting so Laurent couldn’t keep his cold stance towards Damen anymore. Laurent realized Damen needed him to be by his side as much as Damen had been beside him this whole time. Which was not an easy thing for Laurent to do, because no matter how many times Damen proved his value and his feelings, their past wouldn’t go away, their history of mutual hate was difficult to leave behind, he had to overcome so much to allow himself to love Damen as Damianos.

So I believe the fact that Damen probably for the first time needed him and he knew he was the only person who could comfort Damen, he was the only person who could help Damen was a huge turning point for Laurent’s behavior.  Because after everything they went through Laurent believed against all logic that Damen loved him and that he loved Damen too, so Laurent would do everything in his power not to let his uncle and Damen’s family hurt him anymore.

Phew, this was long. It’s just that Laurent is so complex and Laurent’s feelings are even more complex and difficult to explain, I felt it was important to have a full perspective of what he was probably feeling throughout that first half of Kings Rising to understand why he was first hostile, than cold, than loving towards Damen. This seemingly contradictory behavior is one of the things I like the most about Laurent, because it shows how complex of a character he is <3

What do you think Anon, my interpretation makes sense to you? If you had a different perception feel free to tell me, I love hearing different opinions.

Exo Scenario: Cheating Chanyeol and Idol! You ~

Hey, I’ve been reading you scenarios and I love them!! Could you do Cheating Chanyeol and Idol? I’m not sure if that’s the title ahah sorry I stay up late reading scenarios, thanks 💕💕

It’s quite alright, that is the title that I’ve used in the past for the both the Kai and Sehun version of this request. Hope that you like this one just as much as those, and please be sure to let me know what you think :) Thank you for requesting! 

Side note: Not really sure why all of my Cheating! Chanyeol scenarios are so angsty and sad :(

The other cheating scenarios can be found here (I have a Kyungsoo one coming up relatively soon as well): Sehun, Kai ~

You were out in the cold with your brother one day, trying to enjoy the time off from being an idol - if only for a little while - when you saw someone you thought you recognized. It really couldn’t be…

He was supposed to be in rehearsals right now.

You didn’t want to cause a scene, and certainly didn’t want to make a big deal over the fact that your boyfriend - who no one really knew you were dating in the first place - was out in public with another girl. He was covered up, wearing sunglasses and a face mask, his hat dangerously low on his head to cover the remainder of his face, but you still recognized him.

You didn’t recognize the girl next to him, though. And it didn’t make you feel any better about possibly approaching him when she proceeded to wrap her hands around his arm and settle her head on his shoulder, leading them away from you. 

The chill air bit your skin as you pulled your phone out of your pocket, your brother looking over at you strangely as if you had lost your mind.

“What are you doing?” he asked as you typed away furiously at your phone, then deleting half of what you had just typed before going back over it again. 

“Nothing, keep walking.” so he did.

When you finally came to a spot where the two of you could eat, you settled down into the seat and tried hard not to ignore the waitress that gave you the menus, even if your mind was elsewhere.

“What’s so important that you’re on your phone now?” your brother asked. He didn’t seem too perturbed by your attitude right now, not when he understood the idol life you lived. Even when you were on vacation, the agency still messaged you, asking you to keep up your body and all of that junk. They had told you not to drink during your two week vacation, to keep your voice in line. Sometimes you really hated being the vocal of the group.

“Just…” and you glanced outside the window, remembering the way that girl had touched Chanyeol and the way that he had just let her. You knew what his noona looked liked, and you had seen pictures of some of his female cousins as well. That girl did not look like any of them. There was really only one explanation and you didn’t want to admit it, so you started forming your message.

“Just what?” your brother prompted as the waitress came over to take your drink order.

When she left, you peaked down at your phone again, sighing at the message you had typed up, “Just…something I need to ask about.” and your brother looked confused, but nodded and pulled out his own phone. 

“I thought I saw you in the park today. I must be wrong though, because the guy I saw was with some other girl, and you’re supposed to be at rehearsal. I hope you’re not overworking yourself. But really, that guy I saw looked too much like you. Do you have a secret twin I don’t know about?” 

You hit send on the message and waited.

About halfway through the meal, you received a response and you felt like breaking down right there. But you knew that there could be fans or cameras anywhere in the vicinity, so you kept a straight face, food halfway to your lips.

“We need to talk.” it read. Short and simple. 

You assumed the worse and were hesitant to respond back. Chanyeol was cheating on you?

“Call me later? I’m out to lunch with my brother.” 

Chanyeol didn’t respond to that message until you were already on your way back home, your brother looking over at you as he drove the car. You could see his worried expression adorning his face, but ignored it.

“Is there anything you need help with, noona?” he asked you, your younger brother acting protective towards you for a small moment of time. Even though the two of you had never gotten along well as kids, ever since you had become an idol, he treated you like a younger brother should. Still made fun of you sometimes, but he was sweet too. You wished every boy was like him.

You shook your head and for some reason, felt tears sting your eyes. You and Chanyeol hadn’t even really been dating that long. And to think that despite his first words, of him not having enough time to date, he was now dating two people? You, and that other girl…whoever she was. 

When you received his reply, you read it over three times.

“I didn’t want to have to say this over the phone, but I really don’t want to tell you in person, either.” It started, “I’ve been seeing someone else. And please don’t be upset. It’s nothing that you did. Nothing at all. It’s just that…she isn’t an idol. Our schedules don’t clash and whenever I’m free, so is she. I wanted to tell you sooner. And I’m sorry that you had to see us before I told you. I’m so sorry (Y/N).” 

Your brother stopped the car in front of your house and nudged your thigh, asking if you were going to just sit there.

“C-can you give me a minute?” and your voice was shaky when you replied. He nodded, looking worried, but tossed you the keys to keep the car running, in case you got cold and were sitting there for a while.

You read his message over again, and again, and again, before it finally sank in. You were right. He was cheating on you. And he was being completely blunt about it as well. Sending you a text message about it when he could have told you face-to-face. Though, you were sure, like him that you didn’t want to have to face him with news like that. Despite the cameras you knew must be stalking around your house, you couldn’t help but break down a little there in the car.

When you had regained some of your composure, your fingers hovered over the keys, wondering what the hell you were going to reply with.

You didn’t have the heart to say anything but, “Okay.” 

And then you were stuffing your phone in your pocket, grabbing the car keys and hurrying to hide yourself away in your family’s house, hoping that your mother’s home cooking settled some of the pain in your stomach.

Reverse Endangered (Outline)

This got kinda long, and it’s dark in some spots (character death, violence, etc.), but for anyone wondering what happens in the reverse-Endangered storyline, I made up a full (and very rough draft of a) plot in one day. :y The below picks up from chapter ”negative zero-point-five,” because I am the best at naming things.

Keep reading

mm headcanons - aspiring author mc

//hey dudes, have just feeling a bit of writer’s block lately. I’ve still got some requests to work through, so i apologize for that.

Yoosung:

  • he loves it when you read him something you’ve just written, whether it’s a blurb or a short story, because your voice is so nice and just hearing you speak your beautiful words out
  • when you get the call saying that you’re book is being published, he hears a squeal and runs to where you are, only to see that you’re hand is covering your mouth and you’re nearly crying out of happiness
  • he’s alarmed?
  • “I got it! Yoosung, I got it! It’s being published!”
  • he scoops you up and spins you around because OH MY GOD
  • “MC!”
  • “YOU’RE GOING TO BE KNOWN! OH MY GOD!”
  • it’s such a sweet hug because you’re both just so happy, because all of that work finally payed off and he knows how much you’ve worked for this 
  • “I knew it would happen, there was never a doubt in my mind”
  • he gets the whole RFA to come over and celebrate because it’s just such a wonderful time
  • Yoosung is so supportive of you and he’s always going to be there, whether you’re blocked and upset or are continuously writing day and night

Zen:

  • he doesn’t mind putting up with all of your odd quirks
  • he’ll snuggle you when you’re upset with writer’s block and he’ll pet your hair and kiss you and rub your back and try to make you feel better when you think that all of this is for nothing, because you’re never going to get anywhere
  • “MC. You are the most talented person I know. Please, have more confidence. I’ve read your writing, and it’s beautiful. It’s art. It’s one of a kind. It’ll pay off, I promise you. I’ll be with you every step of the way.”
  • he’s always willing to give feedback
  • he definitely wants you to write a script for him, because he knows that you could come up with such a great plot and resolution that would just be so good in every aspect
  • when you do, he goes to the director (or whoever runs the thing or puts play into action, i’m not really a theater person) and they fall in love with it
  • it’s by far his most popular piece that he’s ever acted in
  • when the word gets out about you two, the shipping is insane
  • but he’s so excited when you get your first piece published, and he celebrates by going out and indulging in the best liquor and food

Jaehee:

  • She’s always bringing you a sweet hazelnut coffee, because she knows that you have so many ideas that you want to write out when you’re feeling inspired, and if you were to just leave them as one word scenarios, you wouldn’t be able to go to sleep and remember the feeling the next day
  • she secretly loves it when you ask her to edit your writing, because she loves to see your ideas stitched together into one piece
  • she also secretly loves it when you write about her, because she loves being apart of your life
  • she always blushes though because you seem to put her on such a high pedestal, and she feels that you might be giving her too much credit
  • “Jaehee, I wouldn’t have been able to do this without you. You’re more important than any of my words. If I had to choose between writing and you, I’d choose you, any day.”
  • She’s surprised because she knows how much words mean to you and what impact they’ve had to your life

Jumin:

  • he definitely admires your dedication to your readers and how you treat them, because he knows that they’re few and far between but how dearly you appreciate them
  • he offers to get your book published for you, but you tell him that no, you want it to be published by a company because it’s good, not because of money
  • he has trouble understanding, because he knows it’s beautiful work, as he’s read the piece without you knowing
  • he doesn’t like it when you’re upset, because he know how hard you’ve struggled along, trying to find the right words to describe the emotions bouncing around your skull
  • he’s always had a hard times expressing his feelings, and you and you’re writing has surely had an impact on his life
  • he smiles whenever he reads something about himself, because he knows the words are genuine and they actually make him flush a light pink

Seven:

  • sometimes, he sneaks into your laptop and looks at some of your more recent writings or ideas or whatever mess is in your docs
  • he’s surprised when he’s reading a story, and his name is in there once? it’s these two different characters, and they have their own names, but then “Saeyoung” replaces on, so he thinks that it may have been a typo, because you based the character off of him and were thinking about him, and he couldn’t help feeling so giddy
  • he helps you out with organizing your documents, because you’ve just made so many with a multitude of ideas on each one, and he knows there’s valuable words on each one, so he puts them into one doc and promises you that he’s transferring everything into one place, and he’s not leaving anything out
  • sometimes when your typing, he’ll hack into your doc and watch the words you type appear and disappear and he can actually see your thought process and he then ends up taking a longer break than he was supposed to
  • “Hey, MC! Don’t delete that, it’s a nice line. Keep it in!”
  • “Seven! Get off my doc!”
  • “But how would you know what to not delete then? You doubt yourself too much”

V:

  • he definitely takes photos of you when you’re in deep thought, either just staring off into space or laying out the plot of a new story
  • you’re such a power couple! the photographer and the author
  • you’ve definitely written stories because of him and how he makes you feel
  • you hate it when you have to change his name to something else, because you feel like someone named Joey or Theodore couldn’t do what V does.
  • more often than not, his pictures and the moments you spend with him influence or inspire your writing and he’s always so flattered by it
  • he’s got a lot of ideas, too, so he’ll help you with designing a plot and finding a way to conclude it, because he’s your biggest fan and he thinks like a reader, so he is able to tell you what he wants, you can can use that and manipulate it into a way to tie up loose ends beautifully

Saeran:

  • he’s never really had a way with words, so it doesn’t really interest him at first, but you are just so good, he can always tell what you’re talking about and the meaning behind the words you put onto paper
  • he’s amazed how your mind can create such beautiful worsd
  • you just spit ball ideas to him all the time, and he gets intrigued by how fast your mind moves at times, like he can look into your eyes and see the gears turning at a million miles a minute
  • you lose your train of thought fairly quickly, so he’s always listening to remind you when you get off track
  • he finds slips of paper all of the house scribbled on with scenes and ideas and symbols, so he just gathers them all in a pile and puts them on your bedside table so you always have access to them 
  • you’ll be writing out a short story or continuing something you were working on, and he’ll be reading or doing whatever in the same room, and he looks over at you, and he can’t help but to stare, because he loves how your eyebrows furrow and how he can see the ideas flash across your eyes and how your typing speeds up instantly

A Thomas/Edward fic masterpost

Dedicated to our little niche fandom. Special thanks to afewreelthoughts for her encouragement.

Part 1: Authors with multiple fics, series & longer works (part 2)

HowCleverOfYou (aka yesmrspatmore/sadperfonholdingafork)

Thomas is working a dead-end job as a photo tech at Isis, one of London’s finest pharmacies, with little hope of a promotion. Amidst his bills piling up and his roommate Ethel getting herself into trouble, he finds himself attracted to a boy in customer Gwen Dawson’s photographs.

There’s a radio show on channel 62 that runs from midnight ‘til five, where the host plays whatever the hell he wants, whenever the hell he wants.

This is the story of a mattress in the living room, dusty old love letters, and a ghost lost in his own memories.

Thomas is dating one of London’s most notorious drug lords - he’s not supposed to take blind guys to the hospital and then accidentally fall in love with them.

In which Edward and Thomas help each other heal after Dr. Clarkson allows him to stay, and Thomas falls deeply, deeply in love. Fifteen snippets.

The first thing he’s aware of is pain. Incredible, debilitating pain that has him crying out, fingers scrabbling across the bandages over his eyes. It hurts everywhere; the dull ache in his bones that he’s had since the moment he left home is the least of his worries. He’s in a bed somewhere, blindfolded, hurting, and his first thought is, ‘they’ve got me. The Germans have got me.’

thomas is a vlogger-ish and he meets a group of other vloggers that includes edward

lechatnoir:

Keep your head up and watch the days flicker on by.

(a series of drabbles and ficlets about Edward and Thomas and their little up and downs in life)

A small drabble between Thomas and Lieutenant Edward. Sometimes it got bad, sometimes he remembered blue blue eyes and told himself that maybe he’s not that damned after all.

letsgogetlost:

When Thomas Barrow gives into a weakness, a need to say goodbye, a great deal changes, starting with the saving of a life.

Thomas, Edward, and Remembrance Sunday.

Tito11 (titomblr11)

Though Often I’ve Called You Sweet 

Edward is soft, deceptively so, with his thin mouth and his thin shoulders that hide a gentleman’s soul. He’s sweet, and like a fly to honey, Thomas orbits him, waiting, waiting, taking every chance he can to touch him and losing pieces of himself with every pass. For the first time in Thomas’s silly life, he falls for someone’s personality before their looks.

The Invasion of Mastering Love

With the miracle that Sarah O’Brien manages to pull out of her hat, it’s like all of Thomas’s vaguest daydreams come true. He’s not so eager to her face, of course, because they might be friends, but he knows what she’s like, and he’s not about to give her the satisfaction of seeing him grateful. He’ll not owe her, not even for this, not even for the promotion to Sergeant and the chance to be near Edward again.

“Right, then,” he says again, wiping his sweaty palms down his thighs. “I’m Thomas, Dr. Clarkson’s graduate assistant. Er. Daisy said you needed a field placement?”

This is for the Take Your Fandom to Work meme.

afewreelthoughts:

Thomas’s plans leave the Front are interrupted by a young lieutenant with a beautiful face.

Taken from the prompt on dakinkmeme’s tumblr: “Edward Courtenay and Thomas Barrow meet on the battlefield before Edward goes blind. Thomas saves Edward from blindness but he is the one who loses his sight instead.”

Thomas Barrow wrinkled his nose and felt sick remembering all the sweet, sweet things Lieutenant Edward Courtenay had said of the youngest Crawley daughter.

This fic was inspired by Edward Courtenay and Sybil Crawley’s deleted scenes printed in the series 2 scriptbook. x

gigitrek

Lieutenant Edward Courtenay is having difficulty adjusting after being blinded by an IED in Iraq. Psychiatrist Dr. Sybil Crawley and hospital volunteer Thomas Barrow-serving a community sentence for assault-help him to understand his life isn’t over, but just beginning.

 the-girl-with-the-mousey-hair

Descent,

A little prequel that focuses on Edward and the disaster in which he loses his eyesight.

Boundaries,

This was just what he didn’t need – to develop some stupid infatuation with a man he could never be with, could, in fact, lose his job over. But he knew himself. He knew how stupid he always got with the wrecks of men that he was attracted to.

Friendship,

Vignette and a slice of life in Thomas and 'Ted’ Courtenay’s developing relationship.

Kiss.

More slice of life moments for modern AU Doctor Thomas Barrow and Edward 'Ted’ Courtenay.

“I can remember standing by the wall, and the guns shot above our heads, and we kissed as though nothing could fall, and the shame, it was on the other side…”

Edward survives, but his brother Jack is called up and killed near the end of the war. With Thomas’ help he’s adjusting to managing the estate.

Written for Tito11’s Bring Your Fandom to Work (or school) meme. This fic does both.

Thomas Barrow is the Slytherin prefect - but is rather too distracted by various male schoolmates of his.

Thomas Barrow fell in love with Edward Courtenay while serving as a medic at the Downton Cottage Hospital during the Great War. Years later, Lieutenant Courtenay falls in love with Thomas when Thomas is back in that same hospital. But Lieutenant Courtenay killed himself in 1917, which complicates matters, as does the rival he finds in Jimmy Kent…

ficlets

alittlewhos-this

“Only the sacred things are worth touching”.

“Do you suppose I would try it again with you sitting watch?” 
"Wouldn’t have thought you’d try it at all,” Barrow said quickly, voice stretched taut. “Sir.”

IconofSelfIndulgence

Thomas and Edward run off to Ireland with Sybil and Tom. After a shooting star passes, Thomas finds that his wish has come true.

Thomas and Edward Courtney run off after the war. But Edward isn’t exactly happy with this new life of his… Warning: homophobia, character death.

mentalillusions

Edward Courtenay has been at the Downton village hospital for a few weeks, and is struggling to adjust and accept his new life. Will Thomas be able to make him see that he has a life worth living and adapting to?

After being discharged from Downton Abbey’s convalescent home, Edward Courtenay is sent back to his family’s house in Oxford. He takes his mother by surprise, when he does not in fact arrive there alone, but with Thomas along side him. But when he gets there, he finds that he has not only been discharged from the army and the hospital, but also what seems like his life all together.

ask me all time low songs!!

The Three Words to Remember in Dealing with the End

Hit the Lights (Tribute to a Night, I’ll Never Forget) - do you remember the best night of your life? what happened?

The Next Best Thing - what have you always wanted? did you ever get it?

Last Flight Home - have you ever been in an airplane before?

Memories That Fade Like Photographs - best memory from when you were a kid?

The Party Scene

The Party Scene (tps) - what is your blood type?

Lullabies (tps) - longest you’ve slept at one time?

Hometown Heroes; National Nobodies - what do you want to be remembered for?

Circles - what is your perfect pizza?

We Say Summer - what’s your favorite season of the year?

Break Out! Break Out! (tps) - have you ever called 911?

Running from Lions (tps) - do you get along with your family?

I Can’t Do the One-Two Step - can you dance well?

The Girl’s a Straight-Up Hustler (tps) - have you ever been in love?

Sticks, Stones, and Techno - what’s your favorite song?

Put Up or Shut Up

Coffee Shop Soundtrack - if you could be any age for a week, what age would it be?

Break Out! Break Out! - have you ever been pulled over by a cop?

The Girl’s a Straight-Up Hustler - how long did your most recent relationship last?

Jasey Rae - what type of music do you listen to?

The Party Scene - what did you do for your latest birthday?

Running from Lions - what’s your favorite movie?

Lullabies - how many pillows do you sleep with?

So Wrong, It’s Right

This Is How We Do - where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Let It Roll - do you like surprises?

Six Feet Under the Stars - are you interested in space?

Holly (Would You Turn Me On?) - what are your hobbies?

The Beach - what is your ideal vacation?

Dear Maria, Count Me In - ever had a secret admirer?

Remembering Sunday - are you religious?

Vegas - are you an introvert or extrovert?

Stay Awake (Dreams Only Last for a Night) - do you daydream often?

Come One, Come All - do you like having attention drawn to you?

Poppin’ Champagne - best New Years Eve memory?

Nothing Personal

Weightless - how would your friends describe you?

Break Your Little Heart - have you ever broken up with someone?

Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t) - have you ever had sex?

Lost In Stereo - do you listen to your music quietly or full volume?

Stella - do you have a nickname? what is it?

Sick Little Games - 

Hello Brooklyn - have you ever been out of your state/country?

Walls -

Too Much - who are your OTP?

Keep the Change, You Filthy Animal - what do you do to stay in shape?

A Party Song (The Walk of Shame) - have you ever been hungover?

Therapy - have you ever had a therapy session?

Poison - have you ever had food poisoning?

Dirty Work

Do You Want Me (Dead?) - how many languages can you speak?

I Feel Like Dancin’ - ever danced with someone?

Forget About It - do you have memories you wish you could delete?

Guts - have you ever had surgery?

Time-Bomb - who knows you the best?

Just the Way I’m Not - have you ever pretended to be someone else?

Under A Paper Moon - do you have good drawing skills?

Return the Favor - what song sums you up?

No Idea - make up a question.

That Girl - if you could go back in time & change one thing, what would it be?

Heroes - who is your biggest role model?

Get Down On Your Knees and Tell Me You Love Me - list two pet peeves.

My Only One - do you plan on getting married?

Merry Christmas, Kiss My Ass - what do you want for christmas?

Bad Enough For You - what do you do for a living?

Don’t Panic: It’s Longer Now

The Reckless and The Brave - have you ever broken the law?

Backseat Serenade - do you have your driver’s license?

If These Sheets Were States - do you miss someone?

Somewhere In Neverland - would you run away with the person you love?

So Long Soldier - have one of your family members ever been in the military?

The Irony of Choking on a Lifesaver - have you ever had a near death experience?

To Live and Let Go - have you ever lost someone close to you?

Outlines - can you write stories well?

Thanks to You - what’s the last movie you watched?

For Baltimore - what city do you want to live in?

Paint You Wings - do you want the ability to fly?

So Long, and Thanks for All the Booze - have you ever had alcohol?

A Love Like War - have you ever fought with a significant other?

Me Without You (All I Ever Wanted) - have you ever been in a one sided relationship?

Canals - can you swim?

Oh Calamity! - would you take back one of your exes if you could?

Future Hearts

Satellite - what’s your worst habit?

Kicking and Screaming - have you ever been so angry that you physically harmed someone?

Something’s Gotta Give - what TV character are you most like?

Kids In The Dark - what book changed your life?

Runaways - have you ever run away from home?

Missing You - do you wish you were with someone right now?

Cinderblock Garden - what’s instruments do you play?

Tidal Waves - have you ever been to the beach?

Don’t You Go - have you ever dyed your hair an unnatural color?

Bail Me Out - have you ever been arrested?

Dancing With A Wolf - what kind of pets have you owned?

The Edge of Tonight - have you ever stayed up all night?

Old Scars / Future Hearts - who’s your favorite celebrity?

Bottle and a Beat - what’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Your Bed - what’s your idea of a perfect first date?

How The Story Ends - if you could be one thing from history, what would it be?

Other

Actors - what’s your dream job?

Alejandro - how many people have you dated?

Art of the State - who is your favorite artist?

Elastic Heart - which one book do you wish they taught in schools?

Fool’s Holiday - favorite holiday?

Light the Way - who would play you in a movie about your life?

Living the Dream - what do you want your future to be like?

My Paradise - what’s the coolest story about yourself?

Painting Flowers - can you paint well?

The Worst Kind of Lullaby - can you sing?

Time to Break Up - what was your worst relationship like?

Toxic Valentine - have you ever had a valentine?

True Colors - what’s your favorite color?

Umbrella - day or night?

We All Fall Down - have you ever broken a bone before?

Experimentation: The Deleted Scene Edition

So, I felt bad not having anything super shiny and special for you guys on mine and my…. severely out of control fic’s anniversary. Then I remembered that I had this, which I think I’ve shared part of before, when I was still thinking I’d use it, but now there’s really no place for it anymore. It was supposed to slot in somewhere around… chapter 16 or 18, I think. But then I let myself get about 3 chapters behind where I wanted to be because of a back rub…. 

I know that doesn’t really…. sell it? It’s kind of like I’m saying “Here! Have the left overs that I don’t know what to do with!” But… I mean, yeah. 

Thanks again to everyone still following the fic!!


Beca had opted to hang around and shower at her old halls rather than fight the girls for first in line, something which Chloe had also decided was a good idea, because she’d brought a change of clothes along.



Wanna duet for old time’s sake?”



I still have my whistle, dude. Don’t get any ideas.”



Too late.”

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Aboard a Shakarian Ship

Kasumi’s the first to notice it, though that’s hardly a surprise. People see the thief and think all she’s interested in is their credit chits and bank accounts, but Kasumi’s been in this business long enough to know that 10 out of 10 times it’s the secrets that are the most valuable thing, worth far more than any painting or pretty bauble. “Word on the ship is Garrus really likes you,” she whispers to Shepard one day. She never says she’s the one who put it there.

Miranda ferrets it out next. The ship’s business is her business, after all, and so when the ship’s captain begins fraternizing with one of the crew members it’s not long before Miranda’s got every single side-long glance or late night ‘strategy session’ between the two catalogued and compiled into one neat report – a report she deletes soon after the Omega Relay, along with whatever loyalty to Cerberus she had left.

Turians are goddamn hard to read, but Zaeed’s killed enough of them to know the basics by now. Love’s not all that different from terror, really, and seeing the way that kid stares at Shepard makes him miss Jessie all over again. Goddamn fine girl, that gun, he thinks as he watches the two of them trade looks more loaded than any rifle.

Thane recognizes it through the barrel of a sniper rifle, unsure at first if the siha between the target and the gun is real or memory. But no, this is a new warrior-angel standing tall in the eye of the scope, and a new disconnected soul being awoken from his battlesleep by the fire in her eyes. Thane smiles, watching as history replays itself before him in an all new way.

The unit referred to as “Legion” acknowledges but does not fully comprehend the development between Shepard-Commander and Garrus Vakarian. Data available on such behavior between opposing species is limited, and a consensus regarding approval or disapproval cannot be attained. However, knowledge of historical organic mating inclinations in general suggests that relationships with similar parameters have high probabilities of resulting in emotional and physical well-being for both participants. 

Grunt may be fresh out of the tank, but he’s not stupid. He doesn’t know what his Battlemaster sees in the turian – a damn turian of all things– but he doesn’t really care either. Vakarian’s a part of her clan, and Grunt knows that the turian can carry his weight in battle. That’s all that matters as far as the krogan’s concerned.

Samara has had many lovers, and though centuries have passed since the last she still remembers the words of passion almost as well as she does those of the Code. They are subtle, heard in the corner of a shy smile or in the movements of nervous hands, and so easily missed, but they are there, and Samara smiles for the two who have found joy amidst so much darkness.

Mordin, of course, deduces it almost before it happens. Intense physical attraction always a logical explanation for such symptoms: mutually elevated heart-rates when in close proximity, increased blood flow to facial regions, resulting in a flush-like tinting for humans and sporadic mandible twitches for turians – all basic chemical reactions, really. Still, nice to see. Helps remind him what they’re fighting for, that there’s more to life than the big pictures.

Jack doesn’t give two fucks about who Shepard fucks, so when that person turns out to be some spikey ass alien all Jack does is roll her eyes. Figures someone as weird as the commander would have a fucking kink like that. Probably into biting and shit too.

Tali’s seen Fleet & Flotilla more times than anyone she knows, and that’s at least twenty more times than what she’d have needed to in order to see what’s going on right in front of her helmet. The two of them are as giddy as a quarian child with a new suit when they’re around one another, though she admits that the analogy isn’t completely fair – after all, even the youngest quarian could come up with better pick-up lines than the ones Shepard and Garrus are throwing around. In the end, all Tali can do is shake her head and mutter bosht’ets under her breath and be glad her helmet’s dark enough to hide her smile.

Jacob’s one of the last to know, never guessing that there’s more between the two old friends than just their kill counts and inside jokes. But then he catches the way their hands brush close when they think no one’s looking, and Jacob grins. It figures, he thinks to himself. Only the Commander would go for an alien on Cerberus ship.

Jay Park - Mess.

*This is a super  long one so it’s going under a read more. 

“Jay, stand up!” You tried your best to pull up a completely drunk Jay from the floor but it was no use, he was twice your weight and you looked like an idiot. You’d only had a couple of drinks at his after party but he’d clearly had a more than a couple, along with some shots; no one else was willing to take him back home and he insisted on coming with you. You left him in the corridor and opened up your front door, calling his name until he got up and dragged himself inside. 

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