remember to smile

AoS Advent 2016 - Day 2

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Written for AoS Advent 2016, organized by the lovely @theclaravoyant

@mashiarasdream, who gave it a quick beta, said “It might be the cheesiest tooth rotting fluff on the planet.”

A smile like no other

He had always loved her smile.

He remembers the first time she smiled at him when they met at the Academy. It had been polite. The kind of smile you extend to new acquaintances. And yet there was a warmth about it that immediately made him feel welcome. She may have considered them bitter rivals at first. She may have thought he hated her. But it was so far from the truth.

He remembers the faint hint of a grateful smile when he held her, half-buried beneath the rubble of the destroyed monolith, still catching her breath.

He remembers the twitching of her lips, a grimace more than a smile, after he returned from Maveth empty-handed. He couldn’t read her then, couldn’t tell if her smile was forced, if all he saw in her eyes was grief over a man she’d lost, or if maybe it was genuine, if it was relief over seeing him alive. Throughout the years he had realized that it had been the latter.

He remembers her smile, her laughter, when she told him that she was done wasting time, when she made it clear that it was him that she longed to be with. He could barely believe his eyes and ears.

He remembers the smile in her eyes and the one playing on her lips, standing in the middle of a hotel room in Bucharest. His heart had never beaten quite so fast before.

He remembers how she smiled at him in her wedding gown, how it brought him to tears to realize that he, Leopold Fitz, made her happy, made her smile; that she was ready, was longing to spend the rest of her life with him.

Her smiles had so many facets, twists, and turns. He had seen so many of them through the years, every beautiful and subtle nuance of her smile.

And yet, as he watches her holding their newborn baby, tears streaming down her face as she whispers words of love and welcome down to the tiny naked being in her arms, Fitz feels as if he sees her smile for the first time. And when she looks up and her eyes meet his, her smile—beaming, warm, loving, raw, and emotional—fills his entire body, creeps into his heart, his mind and soul, until his own lips mirror it.

He never imagined that he could love anyone the way he loves Jemma Simmons, and through their years together he had started to believe that she would never love anyone as much as him.

But now he’s smiling at his wife, holding their baby, and she’s beaming back at him, and he realizes that life after this day, life after this smile will never be the same. They’ve gone from being Fitzsimmons to being parents, being a family. And a love already beyond measure had grown exponentially with the arrival of their little holiday miracle.

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  • Smile Empty Soul
  • Lava Records
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10104
  • USA
  • ___________________________
  • Artic Monkeys
  • c/o Domino Records
  • 55 Washington Street
  • Suite 458
  • Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • A Day To Remember
  • Victory Records
  • 346 N. Justine St.
  • Suite 504
  • Chicago IL, 60607
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Blink 182
  • Macbeth, Inc.
  • 2251 Las Palmas Dr
  • Carlsbad, CA 92011-1527
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Bullet For My Valentine
  • Raw Power Management
  • Bridle House
  • 36 Bridle Lane
  • London W1F 9BZ
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Breaking Benjamin
  • Hollywood Records, Inc.
  • 500 S Buena Vista Street
  • Burbank, CA 91521-6369
  • USA
  • ___________________________
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Fueled by Ramen, Inc.
  • 1290 Avenue of the Americas
  • 28th Floor
  • New York, NY, 10104-0101
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Paramore
  • The Official Paramore Fan Club
  • 853 Broadway
  • 3rd Floor
  • New York, NY 10003
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Muse
  • Q-Prime Management
  • 729 7th Avenue
  • Suite 16
  • New York, 10019-6831
  • USA
  • Secondary Address:
  • Muse
  • BB Gun Press
  • 6769 Lexington Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Sleeping with Sirens
  • Rise Records, Inc.
  • 421 SW 6th Avenue
  • Suite 1400
  • Portland, OR 97204
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Placebo
  • Riverman Management
  • George House
  • Brecon Road
  • London
  • W6 8PY
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Fall Out Boy
  • Crush Management
  • 60-62 East 11th Street
  • 7th Floor
  • New York, NY 10003-6012
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Thousand Foot Krutch
  • Dryve Artist Management
  • 510 E Iris Dr
  • Nashville, TN 37204-3110
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Reynolds Management
  • 823 Las Vegas Blvd. South
  • Suite 280
  • Las Vegas, NV 89101
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • 12 Stones
  • Executive Music Group, LLC
  • 3930 Glade Rd.
  • Suite 108, #327
  • Colleyville, TX 76034
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Epitaph Records
  • 2798 Sunset Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, CA 90026
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • All Time Low
  • Hopeless Records
  • PO Box 7495
  • Van Nuys, CA 91409
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Papa Roach
  • Interscope Records
  • 2220 Colorado Avenue
  • 5th Floor
  • Santa Monica, CA 90404-3506
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • The xx
  • Young Turks
  • 17-19 Alma Road
  • London SW18 1AA
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Offspring
  • Rebel Waltz, Inc.
  • 31652 2nd Avenue
  • Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • My Chemical Romance
  • BB Gun Press
  • 6769 Lexington Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Linkin Park
  • The Collective
  • 8383 Wilshire Blvd.
  • Suite 1050
  • Beverly Hills, CA 90211
  • USA
  • Secondary Address:
  • Linkin Park
  • Machine Shop Recordings, Llc.
  • P.O. Box 36915
  • Los Angeles, CA 90036
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • 30 STM
  • c/o Southampton Guildhall
  • West Marlands Road
  • Civic Centre
  • Southampton
  • SO14 7LP
  • UK
  • ____________________________
  • Green Day
  • BB Gun Press
  • 6769 Lexington Avenue
  • Los Angeles, CA 90038
  • USA
  • ____________________________
  • Simple Plan
  • Fondation Simple Plan
  • 800, Place Victoria
  • Suite 4500
  • P.B. 391
  • Montreal, QC H4Z 1J2
  • Canada
HERE’S SOME REMINDERS FOR THE ELECTION

Bernie has won New Hampshire, Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Vermont, Kansas, and Nebraska.

Hillary has won Iowa, Nevada, South Carolina, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Louisiana. 

It is important to remember that the majority of Clinton’s wins are also southern, conservative states. The further we get into the primaries, the more liberal states will be voting for Sanders.

Saying this, please, please, please go out and vote. Bernie is beginning to win multiple states that Hillary was predicted to win, so do not let that discourage you. 

THE FOLLOWING STATES HAVE NOT VOTED YET:

March 6th: Maine 

March 8th: Michigan, Mississippi

March 15th: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio

March 22nd: Arizona, Idaho, Utah

March 26th: Alaska, Hawaii, Washington

April 5th: Wisconsin 

April 9th: Wyoming

April 19th: New York

April 26th: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island

May 7th: Guam

May 10th: West Virginia

May 17th: Kentucky, Oregon

June 3rd: Indiana

June 4th: US Virgin Islands 

June 5th: Puerto Rico

June 7th: California,  Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota

June 14th: District of Columbia 

 Also an important reminder: Super Delegates are not chosen officially until the end of the primaries, so do not let those numbers fool you. 

Remember, these are only the dates for the democratic primaries. If you are voting for a democrat, please make sure you are registered as a democrat if your state requires you to be so.

No matter who you are voting for, get out there and make a difference.

“Wake up and create a purpose for yourself. Don’t ask the meaning of life, ask yourself the meaning of each day given.” -Austin Robert Carlile