rich caramels


Dandelion root is a favorite root. Not only does it bring abundance and heighten intuitive powers, it also makes a delicious rich-tasting coffee substitute.

1) Harvest dandelion roots from areas that have not been treated with pesticides.

2) Wash and scrub the roots.

3) Chop the roots into uniform pieces. Place in one layer in a foil pie plate or cookie sheet.

4) Roast the roots in an oven at 150 deg F for several hours. I do mine for about 5-6 hours. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP. DO NOT RUSH THIS STEP. The slow roasting is what imparts the cooking of the starches and sugars of the root, giving it a rich, caramel-chocolatey flavor. Higher heats will result in a scorched root that tastes flat and bitter.

5) Increase oven temperature to 200 deg F. Roast until the roots are an even black-brown color.

6) Grind roasted roots in a coffee grinder. NOTE: Best results are with an espresso grind, which is like a powder.

7) Brew. In my experience, espresso machines make the most flavorful roasted dandelion root “coffee”. Other coffee machines give a beverage that is more like a tea than a coffee.

8) Drink black, or add sweetener and/or cream. Enjoy!

lots pisces people have very soothing and caramel rich voices. they could work on one of those crisis hotlines and instantly anesthetize someone with their hypnotic vocalisation. they could hear the cries of someone a thousand miles away and feel it in their stomach. pisces could help someone in severe distress find safety


klance || truth or dare || 6.5k || nsfw

The paladins introduce Allura to the age-old Earthling game of truth or dare. Keith shares unwelcome knowledge about his sex habits. Hunk may or may not eat a sock. Somehow, sexual tension and relief ensues. Also, there are jokes.

i apologize for the memes, but be aware, it’s about 80% jokes, 20% smut

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“It upsets me to think this is our last day together for months.” I confessed to Shawn, who was currently laying on the couch with his head in my lap, engrossed in a movie. My words made him turn his head to look at me. He looked up at me through beautiful brown eyes.

“Then just don’t think about it and you won’t be upset.” he said with a shrug. Oh what a wonderful solution you have there, Shawn. I wish it were that easy.

“It’s just not that easy. You’re going on a world tour, I’m going to college. You have other friends, Shawn, I don’t. All I have is you.”

“You have friends other than me. There’s no way I’m your only friend.” he teased.

“I have acquaintances, not friends.” I informed. “These acquaintances also won’t be going to the same school as me.”

“Nobody else could get into the school you’re going to because not everyone can be a fucking mega genius like you.” Shawn said, sounded irritated.

“Is that any way to talk to your best friend who made sure you passed physics and graduated?” I asked, wiggling my eyebrows at him. His facial expression softened at my tone and he no longer seemed angry. We sat in silence for another hour or so, long enough for the movie to be over. Shawn’s friend had suggested the movie and it sucked, if I’m being honest. We decided on watching The Notebook after that, one we both always loved.

We sat next to each other, my head on Shawn’s shoulder but in a platonic, nothing-more-than-friends way. It had gotten to the scene where Allie was kissing ice cream off of Noah’s lips and I felt Shawn laughing. I pulled away from his shoulder to look at him.

“What is it?” I queried, not being able to avoid the smile spreading across my lips from hearing his laugh.

“Wouldn’t it be amazing to be that in love with somebody?” he said. It made my heart sink because, until just now, I had managed to put away my thoughts about how in love I am with Shawn. I had hoped that just this one time we could be together without my thoughts interrupting what should only be friendship with Shawn. My throat felt dry and my eyes stung after he said the words. It was just a simple question, but to me it showed that he wasn’t in love with anyone, including me.

I managed to nod my head then scoot a few inches away from Shawn. I continued watching the movie, not being able to help but imagine Shawn and I being that in love with each other. Sadly, the love was only one sided. We definitely loved each other, but he only loved me as a best friend and I loved him with all I had in me. I realized in this moment I should have told him a long time ago. I should have confessed my feelings because now, we won’t see each other for months so it’s too late.

Shawn and I had planned to spend the whole day together but once the movie was over I felt too lost in my thoughts to stick around.

“I guess I should head home now.” I said softly, starting to stand up.

“What? Why?” Shawn asked, sounding concerned. I looked back at him and he looked hurt that I wanted to leave so early. “I thought you were staying all day?” I wanted to stay, I wanted it more than anything but I couldn’t focus on being his best friend when I was too busy thinking about being his girlfriend. My face felt hot and my eyes stung again, I could feel that they were tearing up. “Hey, what’s wrong?”

Shawn grabbed my hand and rubbed his thumb over mine. I desperately tried to keep the tears in but I couldn’t help one from falling. A single tear ran down my left cheek and I wiped it away quickly.

“Y/N, please tell me what’s wrong? Did I do something or say something? Come here.” Shawn begged. He lead me to the couch and I sat across from him with my legs crossed.

This was it, this is when I have to tell him. I thought to myself.

I was a horrible liar and Shawn knew better than anyone when I was lying. My voice went higher than usual and my cheeks always turned pink after I realized how ridiculous the lie was. If I lied, he would know. I should just save myself the trouble of making up a lie and tell him.

“I just really don’t want us to have to leave each other because-”

“Because why?” He interrupted.

“Because I hate not being able to see you.” I said, stalling as long as I could.

“Why are you so upset though? I have to leave all the time and you don’t cry, do you?”

“No, but it’s different this time. I’m leaving for college so when you come home, I won’t be here. When I come home, you won’t be here, Shawn. It’s so different this time.”

“It’s not that much diff-”

“Yes, it is, Shawn! You don’t understand!” I said, raising my voice at him without meaning to.

“Then make me understand, Y/N. What is different about leaving this time?”

“Because I’m fucking in love with you and I have to leave you! You’re the reason why I’m going to college in Toronto, so I can be close to you when you come home.” I gasped when I realized that I told him. I actually told Shawn how I felt instead of keeping it to myself like I had for the past half of a year.

“Do you honestly think that I’m not in love with? Why do you think I’ve stayed here and haven’t gotten an apartment in New York or Los Angeles or wherever I want?” He paused. I only stared, waiting for him to continue. He ran his fingers through his thick hair out of frustration. “It kills me every time I have to leave you. You don’t even understand. I should have told you sooner, but I love you. I love you so damn much that it hurts. I’ve seen you get your heart broken multiple times and I have done absolutely nothing about it. I should have told you a long time ago, I’m sorry that we had to tell each other like this.”

“Shawn, don’t apologize. I should have told you a long time ago as well.” I cooed. I rubbed his arm in an attempt to calm him. “What does this mean for us?”

“What do you want it to mean?” He asked, looking up at me with his rich, caramel colored eyes. My own eyes stared into his for a moment, as if I was searching for the answer in his eyes. I exhaled sharply but slowly before giving him an answer.

“I want to make this work if you want to. I want to be with you. That’s all I’ve ever wanted.” I spoke. His eyes lit up at my words.

He moved closer to me and I didn’t move, I let him inch closer. I watched his every move and then he took my hand in his. Shawn’s fingers laced with mine and I waited for him to do something more. I knew I wouldn’t be able to force myself to initiate a kiss, so I waited for Shawn.

I stared into Shawn’s eyes and his face came closer to mine. A few small tears still lingered on my cheeks and Shawn kissed them away. The feeling of his lips on my skin felt phenomenal, I couldn’t describe the feeling. I breathed hard and sporadically. Shawn’s lips hovered over mine, our lips barely grazing against each other. I surprised myself when I closed the gap. I pressed my lips against his soft, smooth lips. We both smiled, causing us to bump our teeth together. We both laughed because it wasn’t awkward, it felt right. We knew each other so well already that this just felt right. This was how it was supposed to be all along.

Our lips moved together while Shawn’s hands rested on my waist. His soft skin lingered on my lips and he began to pull away. I grabbed the material of his shirt, pulling him back into me.

“Please. Don’t stop.” I breathed out against his lips. My breath was hot and short, I needed his lips on mine so badly that I couldn’t breathe properly. He smiled then kissed me once more. His tongue now traced over my bottom lip and I whimpered lightly at the feeling. Just simple touches from him were driving me insane. I had been craving kisses like these for so long now that this moment felt like pure bliss. His tongue moved against mine slowly and gently, but the kiss grew heated. Shawn’s teeth sunk into my bottom lip and I gasped at the feeling.

His lips now pressed against my neck and it felt delightful. My eyelids closed slowly at the feeling. I didn’t want to focus on anything but Shawn’s lips on my skin right now, but Shawn made that an easy task. His soft lips fluttering on my skin lightly made me shiver. His long fingers traced circles on my hips under my shirt. I now laid underneath him, he hovered over me but pressed his lower half into me. I could feel a slight bulge growing in his jeans and couldn’t help the smirk that grew on my lips.

We kept kissing for a while longer, until both our lips were raw and we had both kissed what little bit of skin that was exposed with all our clothing still on. Shawn’s fingers fidgeted with the hem of my shirt, obviously wanting to take it off.

“Bedroom?” He asked quickly in between sweet pecks on each other’s lips. I nodded and he grabbed my hand, I then followed to his room. Once in his room with the door closed, his fingers moved under my shirt again. He looked into my eyes to make sure it was okay and I gave him a look of approval. He peeled my shirt off and tossed it to the floor. Shawn moved over me on his bed. He kissed my still bra-clad chest delicately. My whole body erupted with a feeling I had never felt with any other guy before Shawn. He slipped his fingers under my bra straps and slid them down my shoulders. His hands were soon at my back to unclasp my bra.

Suddenly, I felt insecure. I felt like I wouldn’t be enough for him. I inhaled deeply while he removed my bra, hoping he wouldn’t be disappointed. Before I could process what was happening, Shawn’s mouth was on my breasts. His lips first kissed lightly, then sucked on my sensitive skin. His tongue teased my nipples and I ran my fingers through his hair. I moaned and whimpered from his touch and he hummed, his throat vibrating against me in response.

“God, you’re so beautiful.” Shawn kissed my stomach right above the button of my pants. I grew nervous because up until this point, I knew what I was doing and I knew what to expect. I’d had sex a couple times before, sure, but Shawn was much more experienced than I was. Even through the nerves, though, my centre throbbed for Shawn.

“Are you sure you want to do this?” Shawn asked me. My nerves wanted me to say no, but I did want this. I had wanted it, needed it for so long. I told him yes and he continued. His kissed my hips while unbuttoning my pants. They slid down my legs and dropped to the floor with the rest of my clothing. I realized then that Shawn was still fully clothed. He hovered over me again to kiss me. His tongue played with mine and I pushed his shirt up while kissing him, hinting that I wanted it off. He pulled the fabric over his toned abdomen and chest and I nearly felt my heart stop in that moment.

I had seen Shawn shirtless many times but I never really could admire him like I wanted. This time, my eyes scanned over him slowly, taking in every detail of all the ridges and valleys of his body. Shawn asked again if I was sure that I wanted this, I told him again that I did. His long fingers rubbed my core through the damp cloth of my underwear. I squirmed under his touch, even though it was barely anything compared to what would come next. His hands hooked around my panties and removed them. I was now completely nude in front of Shawn for the very first time, something I thought would never happen.

He slipped his middle finger into me, causing me to gasp. His finger worked slowly inside me, trying not to build up the pressure too quickly. Shawn’s mouth made its way to my pussy, licking enthusiastically over my clit. I moaned for him over and over. I soon lost all control over holding off my orgasm. Shawn’s tongue flicked up and down my clit and his finger curled inside me. I arched my back and Shawn now had to hold my legs apart. I came so blissfully and Shawn drug out my orgasm until it was almost painful.

He moved from between my legs with a smile on his face. He wiped his mouth dry with his hand after licking my juices off his finger. A thought occurred to me, I wondered how many times he had done that to be so amazing at it. I also wondered how many times he had done what we were about to do. It was a stupid thing to think, but the experience I lacked in this area made me think this way.

I started to remove Shawn’s jeans. I unbuttoned them eagerly because I wanted to please him like he had just pleased me. Taking his jeans off revealed a prominent bulge in his underwear, which made me even wetter, if that was possible at this point. I inched the waistband of his boxers down until they were off him completely. I took his length in my hand, unsure of what to do but he seemed to enjoy it. I jerked my hand upwards on his cock and he moaned quietly. Shawn’s much larger hand pushed mine away, I thought that maybe it was because he didn’t like it as much as I had presumed.

“You’re going to have to stop. I want to last for you, Y/N.” he spoke. I felt my cheeks heat up at the thought of making him feel so good that he may cum. He searched in his nightstand drawer for a condom. He rolled it onto his hard length after tearing open the wrapper.

“Y/N, I’m only going to ask you one more time and please be honest, are you sure, absolutely sure you want to do this with me?” He said sweetly, lovingly. I started to second guess this whole thing. It was too soon, we just confessed our feelings for each other barely an hour ago. However, if we didn’t do this now, it would be months before we ever got to. I didn’t think I could wait that long.

“I’m completely sure, Shawn. I want this, I need this with you. I wouldn’t want to do this with anyone else.” I assured him. He lined himself up at my entrance and kissed my forehead before pushing into me. I winced at the slight discomfort but was no longer hurting after four very slow and steady thrusts.

“Are you okay?” Shawn said, sounding concerned. I nodded and he kept thrusting at a slow pace. I could tell his thrusts were shallow and I was no longer hurting, therefore I wrapped my legs around him. This pushed his length deeper inside me than it had previously been.

“Oh, Shawn.” I gasped. I looked up at Shawn to see him biting his lip while watching himself thrust in and out of me. He looked as if he was struggling with keeping it at such a slow pace from the way his chest was rising so rapidly. He slid into me with ease now and finally, finally bottomed out. We both moaned at the feeling.

“Faster,” I begged, once the feeling of pain and discomfort was completely gone. Shawn looked into my eyes first, just to be sure, then sped up the pace of his thrusts. I could tell this speed pleasured him much more than the previous one and it was a pleasurable feeling for me as well. Shawn’s moans were more frequent and drawn out now. I moaned just as often, maybe even more than Shawn did. He knew how to make this feel so wonderful and different than it had ever felt for me before.

One hand was in Shawn’s hair and the other gripped onto his bicep, my nails digging into his skin. With each thrust I came closer to my climax and Shawn made it hard to not come undone so soon. I tensed around him after a deep thrust. I became short of breath and Shawn could sense I was close. He thrusted faster and I could barely take it. I clenched around his dick, because I wanted to feel every inch of him and also because I couldn’t control it.

Shawn’s hands were placed on my waist in an attempt to get a better grip while he thrusted. Just one more hard, deep thrust pushed me over into euphoric bliss all because of Shawn. I couldn’t believe he could make me feel this way, make me feel like no one else ever had. I grew more sensitive with every second that passed while Shawn brought himself to his orgasm. He pushed in and out of me sloppily and by the time I felt warm liquid fill the condom, I was more sensitive than ever before. Shawn hissed profanities through his teeth.

Shawn threw the condom away then left to clean up. He returned some minutes later and gave me a shirt of his to throw on. I slipped into it and took in his scent. Shawn lay beside me and we just looked at each other with our arms wrapped around one another. We took in the beautiful sight of each other with that post-orgasm glow we now both had. Inevitably, I thought of how we were both leaving tomorrow. It made my heart break into tiny pieces.

“I wish you didn’t have to leave me tomorrow.” I whispered.

“I wish I didn’t either. But when we both come home, I’m yours and you’re mine, yeah?” He spoke. A smile spread across my lips and I nodded to agree. I pecked his lips softly. The feeling of being his was overwhelming.

S.Coups barista!au

I’m back! Here’s that barista au, thanks for requesting!


- He’s the manager, but he definitely comes out and works making drinks and taking orders as much as he can because lbr this man likes to pull his weight

- He wears some light blue jeans and a nice white t-shirt (not those undershirt t-shirts, like a nice material, better neckline, etc…) under the black apron, and he’s got the hat on with his hair fluffing out underneath

- Always does the heavy lifting whenever there’s a need to refill something big or move things around, because he is Hercules incarnate

- He personally has a taste for good old fashioned americano

- but he also likes a little chocolate on occasion so he’ll do a mocha if he’s feelin’ it, it all just depends, but he never goes for lattes or anything like that

- He takes good care of his employees, working out any issues reasonably, and everyone looks up to him as a boss, but he’s also fun to have around, he’s really sweet and he just has that sort of ‘I take care of everyone’ vibe

- He’s always smiling when he’s working out front but he’s not goofing off, he’s working really hard

- So, it’s the heart of autumn, and you find a shortcut to work that’s easier than the way you’ve been taking every morning, and this coffee shop is on the way and it looks great so one day you leave early so you can go there and grab a drink and a scone

- You walk in and there are about three other people in line, and seungcheol is the name on the nametag of the guy who’s taking orders *winkwink

- You get up to the front of the line pretty fast becaue he’s very personable with the customers but he’s also still working really fast

- and when you get to the front, he gives you a smile and asks you what you’d like

- and you have no idea, so you ask him what’s good here

- so he leans on the counter with his head propped and his elbows leaning on the marble and looks at you intently for a moment, smirking playfully

- and you chuckle a little which he thinks is cute BUT ANYWAY

- “Well if you’re going for straight coffee, our Brazilian roast is pretty good, but if you’re looking for something a little more fun, I think I know just the thing”

- “and what’s that?”

- “a surprise” he wiggles his eyebrows at you, and you laugh. “go for it”

- he smiles and turns around to whip something up, and when he’s done he turns back to you and slides the cup across the counter to you and then leans back to cross his arms across his chest as he waits for your reaction

- you pick up the cup and take a small sip, and then make a face as if you’re trying to decide what you think of the drink

- in reality it’s delicious, it’s got rich coffee, vanilla, and caramel flavors all swirling around together having a hot lil autumn party in your mouth and its fantastic

- but no way are you going to just out and tell him how amazing a barista he is, oh no, he seems like way too much fun for that

- so you look at him and hum “ehh, it’s alright” as you smirk a little

- “alright? Alright? It’s the most delicious thing you’ve probably had all fall, admit it.”

- you laugh “how much is it gonna cost me?”

- “It’s on the house.”

- You look up at him with your eyebrows raised in surprise. “are you sure that’s okay? Won’t your manager be mad at you?” He laughs (because the manager is HIM which you clearly didn’t notice when you read his name off of his name tag mwahahaha)

- “I don’t think he’ll mind too much. Think of it as an investment in a future regular customer.”

- “ooh, so confident, are ya?”

- “I am”

- Soooooooo he was right

- That was a Friday, so you went back the next Monday, and he gave you a smile as soon as you walked in. When you got to the counter, he asks “what can I get for you this time?”

- “surprise me again” He smiles again and whips up another delicious drink, this one different from the last, it was a pumpkin spice with caramel sort of thing, just as good as the last.

- He tried to put it on the house, but you were like Seungcheol, NOOOO there are other customers behind me, are you going to make all their drinks free? Lemme pay

- … so he charged you the price of a small black coffee (basically nothing)

- and it kept going like this, and every time he had a new drink for you, sometimes it was from the menu, sometimes not.  This went on for two more weeks, and secretly, he’d started cooking up new drink ideas just for you in the last week or so

- On the third day, it was particularly busy so he got your name to put on the cup, and every day after that, he greeted you by name when you walked in and you did the same to him

- after those two weeks of that, you wound up going in after work again because you’d had a busy day at work and had more work to do for tomorrow and you needed caffeine, and much to your surprise, he was there working

- the shop was close to empty, so he took his time and chatted with you

- When he started cleaning machines and such, you took a short break and the two of you chatted while he did some cleaning of machines and stuff. He asked you about work, and you asked him about his drinks and stuff, you found out his favorite was this rich pumpkin spice mocha thing he came up with a year or so back, and once you were both done with your work, he stopped you before you left and made one for you

- “my number’s on the side so if you ever need any more late night caffeine buzzes just call me and I’ll hook you up.  Or we could go on a real date sometime.” He handed the cup to you and he was smiling and being super chill

- so you were all like “I might just take you up on that.” You smiled back at him

- “which part, the caffeine or the date?”

- “You’ll see” (it was the date, btw. You meant the date part. But, hey, it’s fun to mess with him a little)

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Crosswires: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Coral Crush, $6.63; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Rich Girl Red, $7.99

Cyber: Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, She Devil, $6.49; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Transylvania, $5.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Dahlia, $5.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Vamp It Up,$2.29; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Nevermind, $5.00; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Goal Digger, $5.99

Damn Glamorous: Revlon ColorBust Lacquer Balm, Flirtatious, $8.99; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Pretty Please, $6.99

Dare You: Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain, Romantic, $7.19; City Color City Chic Lipstick, Midnight Kiss, $4.99

Dark Side: Wet ‘n’ Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, Dark Wine, $.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, Blissful Berry, $6.23; Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, Aphrodisiac, $6.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Creature, $5.00

Del Rio: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Spiked With Rum, $2.29

Desire: Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Pitch, $5.00

Diva: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick, 107, $5.29; Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Color, Raisin Rage, $7.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Licorice, $5.99;  Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Black Cherry, $5.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Dalia, $5.00

Diva-ish: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Hot Pink Rage, $5.49; New York Colors Expert Last Lip Color, Air Kiss, $1.99

Double Shot: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Frappuccino, $4.00

Dubonnet: Maybelline Super Stay 14 Hour Lipstick, Timeless Crimson, $8.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Snow White, $3.99; City Color City Chic Lipstick, Midnight Kiss, $5.00

Fabby: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Golden Splendor, $7.16

Fanfare: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Rose Blush, $5.99; Nyx Rund Case Lipstick, Tea Rose, $3.99

Fast Play: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Rose Velvet, $6.39

Faux: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Whipped Caviar, $5.99; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Naked, $4.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Thalia, $3.99; CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick, Sultry, $5.99

Fetish: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Bronzine, $7.16

Film Noir:  Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Sweet Nothings, $6.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Dirty Talk, $5.99; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Coco-liscious, $7.99; Jordana Lipstick, Brownie, $2.49

5 Alarm: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Hot Coral, $7.19

Fixed on Drama: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Chilled Brandy, $5.49; Maybelline Color Sensation Lipcolor, Esperesso Exposed, $4.40

Flamingo: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Blushing Bud, $7.49; ELF Jumbo Lip Gloss Stick, Pink Umbrellas, $2.00; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Pretty Natural, $5.49; Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Elusive, $8.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Fiesta, $5.00

Flat Out Fabulous: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Sweet Pink, $5.99; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Jasmin, $4.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Hot Plum, $7.49; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Heart On, $5.00; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Mad Love, $2.99

Fleshpot: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Circe, $3.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Bare All, $7.49; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 113, $5.39

Fluid: Nyx Wicked Lippie, Power, $5.99

Forbidden Sunrise: Wet ‘N’Wild MegaLast Lip Color, 24 Carrot Gold, $2.29; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Free Spirit, $5.99 

Freckletone: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Creme Brulée, $7.49; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Nude Delight, $6.99

French Twist: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Honey Bare, $6.39

Fresh Brew: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Honey, $4.00

Fresh Moroccan: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Cinnamon Spice, $5.49

Frou: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Champagne on Ice, $6.39; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Fortune Cookie, $4.00

Full Fuchsia: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Raspberry Rush, $5.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, I Heart This, $5.00

Fusion Pink: Cover Girl Colorlicious Lipstick, Garnet Flame, $7.99

Gel: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Caramel Latte, $7.16

Giddy: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Chic, $4.00; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Ballerina Shoes, $7.16; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Peach Poppy, $7.49

Girl About Town: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Spellbound, $7.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Don’t Blink Pink, $2.29; Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick, Fuchsia Fusion, $7.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Heart On, $5.00

Gunner: Nyx Wicked Lippie, Betrayal, $5.99; Impulse Cosmetics Metaluxe Lipstick, Forget Me Not, $6.99;  Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Bruised, $4.00; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Bangles, $9.50

Half ‘N’ Half: City Color City Chic Lipstick, One of a Kind, $5.00; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Perfect, $4.00; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Abu Dhabi, $5.99;

Hang Up: Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Wine & Dine, $5.99; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 107, $5.29; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Licorice, $5.99

Heaux: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Cherry Picking, $2.29; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 107, $4.23; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Merlot, $5.99; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Cherries in the Snow, $6.39

Heroine: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Shameless, $8.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Grind, $5.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Gamble, $6.99; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Purple Iris, $9.50; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Glam, $4.99; LA Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick, Love Triangle, $4.00; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Entice, $2.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Seoul, $5.99

Highlights: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Apricot Fantasy, $6.39

High Strung: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor, Mica, $7.16

High Tea: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Iris, $4.00

Honeylove: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss, #14, $4.92; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick Fairest Nude, $7.16; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Latte, $4.99

Hot Gossip: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Tea Rose, $5.99

Hot Tahiti: Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick, Red-Light/Medium, $5.59

Hue: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Summer Love, $3.99

Hug Me: Wet ‘N’ Wild Fergie Creme Lipstick, Bebot Love, $3.49; Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick, Beige For Good, $8.99

Impassioned: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Spell Bound, $4.00; Revlon Color Burst Matte Balm, Unapologetic, $8.99; Nyx Simply Pink Lip Cream, XOXO, $6.49; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lip Cream, Bombshell, $6.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Sweet Tart, $5.99

Japanese Maple: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Creme, $6.99

Jist: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Topaz, $4.00

Jubilee: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Snow Cap, $5.99; CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Tempting Toffee, $6.99; L.A. Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color, Fling, $4.00

Kinda Sexy: Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Crème, $5.49; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Bare It All, $2.29; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stockholm, $5.99

Ladybug: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Candy Apple, $7.49; Almay Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick, Red-Light, $5.59

Lady Danger: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Indie Flick; $5.99; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Passion, $4.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Purty Persimmon, $2.29; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Neon Red, $5.99; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, In Love With Ginger, $5.99; LA Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color, Infatuated, $4.00; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Eros, $3.99; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Tango, $6.99; Jordana Matte Lipstick, Tangerine Tango, $1.49; Nyx Simply Red Lip Cream, Seduction, $6.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Morocco, $5.99

La Vie en Rouge: Cover Girl Colorlicious Lipstick, Garnet Flame, $6.99

Lickable: Revlon ColorBurt Lacquer Balm, Whimsical, $9.49; 

Lilac Jade: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Lilac Flush, $7.49; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Playdate, $5.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Brills, $5.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Storque, $6.99

Lipblossum: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Everbloom, $7.16

Lovelorn: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Strawberry Shortcake, $5.99

Lustering: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Sorbet, $7.19

MAC Red: City Color City Chic Lipstick, Red Wine, $5.00; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Bossy, $5.00; LA Girl Luxury Creme Lip Color, Soul Mate, $4.00; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Ruby Valentine, $5.49

Maria Moretti: Nyx Simply Red Lip Cream, Leading Lady, $6.49

Make Me Gorgeous:  Nyx Butter Lipstick, Little Susie, $5.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Topanga, $5.00

Media: Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Burlesque, $5.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Cabaret Blend, $4.39; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Bewitched, $2.99

Mehr: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick, 104, $5.39; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Party Pink, $6.63; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Blush, $4.00; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Lumiere, $5.00

Meltdown: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Orange-Gina, $5.49; Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, 24k Orange, $7.19

Midimauve: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Smokey Rose, $7.99

Milan Mode: Revlon Just Bitten Balm Stain, Sweetheart, $9.49

Modesty: CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Sultry Sienna, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Thalia, $3.99

Mocha: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Maple Kiss, $4.40; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Sandalwood Beige, $7.99

Morange: City Color City Chic Lipstick, I Dare You, $4.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Hot Tamale, $5.99; Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Orange Flip, $7.19

Myth: Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Barely Bloomed, $7.49; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Mirage, $5.99; Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain, Charm, $8.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Cairo, $5.99

Neon Orange: Maybelline Color Statement Lipcolor, Electric Orange, $7.49; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Siren, $7.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Sweet Nectar, $5.49; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Tangerine Tango, $9.50; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Chi Chi, $5.00

New York Apple: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Softsilver Red, $7.99; Impulse Cosmetics Metaluxe Lipstick, Tough Love, $6.99

Notice Me: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Cotton Candy, $5.99

“O”: Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Copperglaze Sienna, $7.19

Odyssey: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Plum Paradise, $7.49

On Hold: Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Coral Garden, $5.59

Pander Me: City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Cappuccino, $4.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipcolor, Touch of Spice, $7.99

Paramount: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Chocolate Berries, $5.49; Jordana Matte Lipstick, Chocolate, $1.49; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Hot Choco, $9.50

Party Line: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Hope, $4.00

Party Parrot: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Flamingo Pose, $5.49; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Love That Pink, $7.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick, Shocking Coral, $7.49; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Sweet Tart, $5.99

Patisserie: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Totally Toffee, $6.63

Peachstock: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Orange Soda, $4.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Pink Suga, $2.29

Pervette: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Baby Pink, $3.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Pink Quartz, $7.49

Photo: Nyx Wicked Lippie, Wrath, $5.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Bronze Beauty, $5.49; Impulse Cosmetics MetaLuxe Lipstick, Texas Tea, $6.99

Pink Nouveau: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Summer Breeze, $5.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Dollhouse Pink, $2.29; Revlon Matte Lipstick, Stormy Pink, $7.99; Maybelline Color Statement Lipcolor, Power Peony, $7.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Gossip, $5.00

Pink Pearl Pop: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Taffy, $5.99

Pink Pigeon: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Showy, $8.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Orchid Ecstasy, $7.49; Milani Color StatementLipstick, Rose Amour, $5.49; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Ecstasy, $6.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Privileged, $5.99

Pink Plaid: Revlon Matte Lipstick, Pink Pout, $7.99

Plastique: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Caramel Glace, $6.39

Please Me: City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Valerie, $4.99; Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Elusive, $8.99; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Istanbul, $5.99; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Westie, $5.00; Jordana Matte Lipstick, Pink Passion, $1.49

Plink!: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Sash, $4.00

Plum Dandy: Wet ‘N’ Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, Dark Pink Frost, $1.49; Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick, Heather Shimmer, $3.49

Plumful: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Plumrose, $5.49; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Phoebe, $4.80

Politely Pink: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Luminous Pink, $7.99

Pretty Please: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Skyline Pink, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Harmonica, $4.00

Pure Vanity: Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Disrobed, $6.49

Pure Zen: Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Peaches, $6.49

Ramblin’ Rose: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Ceto, $4.00

Ravishing: Revlon Matte Lipstick Smoked Peach, $7.99; ELF Essential Lip Balm Tint, Peach, $2.00; Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Stockholm, $5.99; Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Ingenue, $9.49; Wet ‘N’Wild MegaShield SPF 15 Lip Color, Within These Adobe Walls, $2.99

Razzledazzler: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Indian Pink, $3.99

Rebel: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Plum Velour, $7.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Sugar Plum Fairy, $2.29; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Aria, $5.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, LBB , $5.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Dementia, $6.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Sangria, $5.49

Real Doll: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Hibiscus Pop, $8.29

Real Redhead: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Nude Lust, $4.40

Reel Sexy: ColourPop Lippie Stix, Button, $5.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Just Peachy, $2.29

Relentlessly Red: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Vivid Rose, $5.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Fire, $4.00; Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Vivacious, $9.49; NYC Expert Last Lip Color, Traffic Jam, $1.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Toucan, $5.00

Retro: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Rum Riche, $6.23; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Frida, $5.00

Ruby Woo: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Certainly Red, $7.99; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Stoplight Red, $2.29; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Very Cherry, $7.79; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Chic Red, $3.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Red Label, $4.39; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick True Red, $7.16; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Mayfair Red Lady, $5.59; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Perfect Red, $5.99; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Two Timer, $6.99; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Mary Janes, $5.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Trust Me… $5.00

Russian Red: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Monte Carlo, $5.99; Revlon Matte Lipstick, Really Red, $7.99; ELF Studio Matte Lip Color, Rich Red, $3.00; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Red Revival, $6.63; L’Oreal Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolor, Refined Ruby, $7.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Best Red, $5.49; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Arcadia, $6.99; Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick, Confident, $4.99

Saigon Summer: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Tangerine, $4.00; Revlon ColorBurst Just Bitten Balm Stain, Rendezvous, $7.19; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Luau, $5.00

Saint Germain: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Catwalk Pink, $5.49; CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Enchantress Blush, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Narcissus, $3.99; Nyx Macaron Lippies, Rose, $5.99; Fierce Magenta Nourishing Lipstick, Cotton Candy,$9.50; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Pepper, $5.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Dollhouse Pink, $2.29

Sandy B: Maybelline Color Sensation Lipcolor, Peachy Scene, $6.63

See Sheer: Flower Lip Service Lip Butter, Sheer Snapdragon, $6.98

Sequin: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Goldpearl Plum, $7.99

Shanghai Spice: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Pink Truffle, $7.49

Show Orchid: Revlon Super Lustrous Pearl Lipstick, Wild Orchid, $7.99; NYC Expert UltraLast Lip Color, Blue Rose, $1.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Shiva, $3.99

Shy Girl: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, $3.99; Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm, Demure, $9.49; Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, Nude Delight, $6.99

Shy Shine: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Pink Cognito, $6.39

Silly: Nyx Butter Lipstick, Taffy, $5.99; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, Pink Flamingo, $7.16; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Fuchsia Fever, $6.63; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Girl Crush, $5.99; LA Colors Matte Lipstick, Charmed, $2.99

Sin:  Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Black Cherry, $7.99; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Feline, $5.99; Color Sensational Lipcolor, Espresso Exposed, $4.40; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Cherry Bomb, $2.29; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Creature, $5.00; Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, Aphrodisiac, $6.49; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Siren, $5.99 ColourPop Lippie Stix, Chateau, $5.00

Siss: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Echo, $4.00; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Polliwog, $5.00

Smoked Purple: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Va Va Violet, $7.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Medusa, $4.00; Nyx Simply Vamp Lip Cream, Temptress, $6.49 Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lisptick, Melancholy, $6.99; Fierce Magenta Lipstick, Purple Ink, $9.50; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Feminist, $5.00; SheaMoisture Shea butter Luscious Lipstick, Black Plum, $9.99

Snob: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Power, $4.00; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Think Pink, $2.29; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Pony, $5.00; Maybelline Super Stay 14hr Lipstick, Perpetual Peony, $8.99

So Chaud: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Ravish Me Red, $7.99; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Indie Flick, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Vibrant Mandarin, $5.99

Sophisto: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Dulce Caramelo, $5.49

Speak Louder: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 05, $4.39; Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick, Persian Melon, $7.19; Nyx Butter Lipstick, Fizzies, $5.99

Speed Dial: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Paris, $4.00

Spice It Up!: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Cinnamon Spice, $2.29

Spirit: ELF Studio Matte Lip Color, Praline, $3.00

Strength: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Apollo, $4.00

Styled in Sable: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Maison, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Touchable Taupe, $4.40

Sunny Seoul: L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick, I Pink You’re Cute, $7.99

Sushi Kiss: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Mischievous, $9.49

Sweet & Sour: Colourpop Lippie Stix, Tipsy, $5.00; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Just Enough Buff, $7.99

Sweetie: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Blushing Mauve, $7.99

Syrup: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Sassy Mauve, $7.99; L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipcolor, Saucy Mauve, $7.99

Tabla: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Coffee Bean, $6.39

Tanarama: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Celene, $4.00

Tangerine Dream: Nyx Macaron Lippie, Orange Blossom, $6.00; Impulse Cosmetics Opaque Matte Lipstick, Manic, $6.99

Taupe: City Colors City Chic Lipstick, Head Over Heels, $5.00; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Mink, $7.99

Touch: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Heredes, $4.00; L.A. Girl Luxury Creme Lipstick, Amour, $4.00

Toxic Tale: Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Femme, $3.99; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 110, $5.29; City Color Be Matte Lipstick, Bright Red, $4.99

Twig: Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip Color, A Touch of Spice, $7.99; Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, 104, $5.39; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, B52, $3.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Rose Femme, $5.49; Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm, Sultry, $9.49

Up The Amp: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Berry Haute, $7.99; CoverGirl Colorlicious Lipstick, Divine Wine, $7.99; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Fern, $5.00; Nyx High Voltage Lipstick, Twisted, $5.99; Maybelline Color Sentational Lipcolor, Brazen Berry, $7.49

Vegas Volt: Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, Antwerp, $5.99; Nyx Round Case Lipstick, Haute Melon, $3.99; Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, Coralberry, $7.99; ELF Studio Moisturizing Lipstick, Coral Cutie, $3.00

Velvet Teddy: City Colors Be Matte Lipstick, Taupe, $4.80; Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Bare It All, $2.29; Nyx Matte Lipstick, Eurotrash, $5.99; Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Sable,$6.49; Colour Pop Lippie Stix, Cookie, $5.00

Verve: Wet ‘N’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color, Mocha-licious, $2.29; Maybelline Color Sensation Lipcolor, Untainted Spice, $4.40; ColourPop Lippie Stix, Grunge, $5.00

Violetta: Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Violet Volt, $5.49

Viva Glam I: Nyx Matte Lipstick, Alabama, $5.99; Milani Color Statement Lipstick, Cherry Crave, $5.49

Viva Glam V: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter, Peach Parfait, $7.49 Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Nearly There, $6.63

Watch Me Simmer: Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, Coral Burst, $7.49; ColorPop Lippie Stix, Rocket, $5.00

Yash: Nyx Simply Nude Lip Cream, Exposed, $6.49; Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color, Truffle Tease, $7.49


Part 1 of the drunk!Jason series

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Alfred stood in front of the doorstep of the unsavoury-looking bar for longer than was necessary, his coat wrapped tightly around him in an attempt to ward off the nippy late-night Gotham air. Neon lights flashed in a blinding red across his vision, rubbish and broken bottles scattered about the entrance, the sound of drunken revelries floating by him as a large group stumbled outside. Alfred followed them with his eyes as they passed, frowning.

Not in a judgemental way. Merely… disapproving.

Turning back to the door, he sighed, as if even having to look at the place was a burden. One would think he was lamenting the very existence of venues that served alcoholic drinks, but in reality he was simply lamenting the existence of this particular one.

In fact, to Alfred Pennyworth, the existence of most of the bars in Gotham City was an abomination, as his mind would too often wander to the cosy countryside pubs he remembered from his younger days in England. Roaring fires, hearty, intellectual conversation over pints of beer, quiet, enigmatic strangers reading a book in the corner, the bartender smiling as a rather tipsy chat carried on about this year’s harvest or local politics.

But there was nothing to it. He had to go in.

Alfred grimaced as he took a hold of the sticky door handle, and immediately regretted not bringing his gloves. But he had left in a rush as this was a semi-emergency. Truthfully, he didn’t actually know what this was. But he was about to find out.

Warily, he pulled the door open and stepped into the dim, musty bar.

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The Dregs + Waffles 

(as requested but sort of crack/modern?? i wanted to do something fun) 
cw: in detail food mentions under the cut

  • A diner in the city is having an all day special on waffles. They decide to go late at night, as some of them (Kaz) complained about crowds. 
    • He prefers silence. And although The Dregs are anything but quiet when they’re all together, especially with Nina in company, their voices have become the type of noise he can find comfort in.
  • Also, he’s lucky Nina had a busy day because she would’ve had no problem getting everyone else to go without him in secret.
  • When they arrive, they are not disappointed.
  • It’s a buffet set up, an all you can eat waffle bar!!
  • Every topping you could ever imagine are laid on display. The waiters bring out freshly baked, hot waffles in ten minute intervals. And fortunately for Kaz, only a few other people are present.
  • There’s a soft murmur in the diner; chatter amongst anxious staff as they near closing, laughter between the gathering of girls in the corner, and a whisper of an indie singer from the stereo. It’s not too intolerable; there are no bodies to weave through to get to and from the waffle buffet.
  • ….anyway
  • The Dregs arrange themselves into a booth with lime green vinyl covers.
    • (The only person who doesn’t think this color is an eyesore is Jesper. He wants to come back all the time because it’s his aesthetic)
  • Matthias sits near the window, Nina’s adjacent to him, Inej on her other side. Across from them sits Wylan and Jesper. Kaz has a chair aligned at the end of the table rather than squeezing into a booth with them.
  • Inej sits near the edge of her seat to be in closer proximity to him. She’s on the side of his good leg and when he stretches it out she brushes hers against it. He doesn’t pull away; they sit with their legs touching the whole time.
  • Who would’ve thought you could learn so much about people through their topping selections, though?

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ltleflrt  asked:

Prompt: Jimmy and Castiel doing something mundane together, and Dean watching fondly and being so in love.

So, this wasn’t actually my next prompt, but it’s your BIRTHDAY!! SO HERE! HAVE FIC! <3


“Cassie, there’s flour on your nose,” said Jimmy, point a batter-coated hand toward Cas’ face.

“I’m sure there is,” Cas replied dryly. “And there’ll likely be a lot more on my face before we finish. It’s no big deal.”

“No big deal?” Jimmy managed ‘mock scandalized’ like a pro, drawing back, putting a hand to his mouth and pantomiming being utterly, completely aghast. “You heathen, who are you and what you done with my brother?”

“You know these cookies won’t bake themselves,” grumbled Cas.

“That’s true,” said Jimmy. “Dean!”

Standing in the kitchen doorway, Dean jumped. He’d only stuck his head into let them know he was back with their sandwiches for lunch - the twins had earned a break from Christmas baking - but they’d been so endearing that he hadn’t been able to…but now they were both staring at him. Fucking hell. Coughing to clear his throat and definitely not to clear away his embarrassment, Dean turned in on a heel back toward the living room.

“The cookies’ll wait,” he grimaced. “Soups on, boys!”

He stalked across the room.

Dammit, how did Jimmy and Cas always make him feel so…feel so…

How did they always make him feel?

The Panera bag sat where he’d left it on the low coffee table. Dropping to a squat to leave the couch open for Jimmy and Cas to sit on, Dean unpacked it. Only one of them actually had soup - Dean had gotten tomato soup with grilled cheese for his meal - and the twins had each gotten sandwiches. Laying them out, Dean berated himself, for being caught staring, for being a fool, for being such a sap and being head over heels in love with his roommates, with both his roommates, when one person was enough for, like, every other person on the damn planet.

No, that’s not true, I know it’s not, polyamory is a thing…

…but it’s not that simple. 

Of course it wasn’t that simple. Nothing was ever that simple.

“Sometime this year guys…” Dean trailed off mid-shout, turning toward the doorway leading to the kitchen.

Both twins stood, framed in the door way, entwined together in order to fit in the narrow space.

Dean startled so hard he lost his balance and fell flat on his ass.

Real smooth, Dean. Slay ‘um in the aisles. Way to be a heart breaker.

“Oh, there you are,” said Dean gruffly, grabbing the paper container of soup and putting it in his lap in a vain effort to pretend he’d sat down on purpose. “Well, dig in.”

“What’s going on, Dean?” asked Jimmy, wrapping an arm around Cas’ waist.

“Is this because I nixed making rum balls?” Cas added.

“What?” Dean squawked. “No! No, just…just forget about the damn rum balls, and the cookies, and eat your damn sandwiches, will you.”

There was still flour on Cas’ nose.

Fucking hell that was adorable.

Come to notice, there was cookie dough smeared on Jimmy’s cheek.

The desire to lick the confection away was near-overwhelming.

Neither budged.

Dean pointedly jammed the corner of his sandwich into his soup, slopping tomato over the side.


Dean flinched.

They’d talked to him about communication.

They’d talked to him about trust.

They’d talked to him about openness and understanding.

They’d talked to him about relationships.

That Dean still couldn’t give them what they deserved from him simply went to prove how unworthy he was.

Jimmy sighed, but neither twin spoke and the silence stretched out. Dean took a big bite of his sandwich, chewed, and stared at the edge of the coffee table. Looking at them, seeing their disappointment, was agony.

Finally, after an awful lifetime, Jimmy crossed the room, picked up his and Castiel’s sandwiches, and the two went to eat elsewhere in the apartment.

I had that coming.

Repeat that to himself as he might, Dean could think of little more forlorn than sitting alone in the living room on Christmas Eve, the tree lights winking warmth and cheer, as he ate his sandwich and dreamed of being the man that the twin loves of his life were entitled to.

The next bite of sandwich tasted like ash in his mouth.

With a sigh, Dean rose and carried the debris to the kitchen, poured the soup down the disposer and chucked the sandwich in the trash. Half-creamed butter made a misshapen lump in the Kitchenaid. Dough chilled in the fridge. Several ingredient-smeared flashcards were scattered across the counters. Taking stock of the situation, Dean washed his hands, rolled up his sleeves, and got to work.


“He said he’d do better,” said Jimmy with a sigh.

“I know, but…” Castiel trailed off, shaking his head. There was no need to make excuses for Dean. They both knew why he had issues, knew how through the first two decades of his life, an admission of need, an attempt at clear communication, had been an invitation to abuse instead of an open door to understanding. 

But they’d been through this exact same sequence time and time again. Dean would do something weird, the twins would ask him what was the matter, and he’d clam up. At first, they’d tried to accept that he’d talk when he was ready, because that had been the hallmark of their childhoods, but no. Dean didn’t talk about his problems. Dean bottled them out, filled the bottle and filled the bottle and filled the bottle until it was so far past overflowing that it exploded, and next thing they knew they’d get home to find him smashed, shouting that they should get out because he wasn’t worthy, or furious that they’d forgotten to transfer the laundry, or any of a hundred surface issues overlying the primary issue, that Dean Winchester didn’t know how to use his goddamn words.

“We agreed that if he didn’t…” The regret thick in Jimmy’s voice mirrored that clenching Cas’ chest. 

They couldn’t keep doing this with Dean.

No matter how much they loved in, there was never any progress, never any correction. Nothing they said got through. Dean had said he’d do better, promised to talk to a therapist, sworn to trust them not to hurt him.

He still didn’t trust them.

God that hurt.

“I hate to do this on Christmas Eve,” muttered Cas.

“We can’t keep making excuses for his emotional constipation,” Jimmy replied firmly.

“I know…I know, but…”

Tears pooled in his eyes.

The last thing he wanted to do was break Dean’s heart.

Maybe, if we spend some time apart…

Cas knew that wasn’t true. If they sent Dean around now, he’d never trust them. This would be the end.

Something niggled at his senses as he tried to process this momentous decision. It seemed unnecessarily cruel to dump him now, when they lived together, when their families were travelling the next day…

…but there was no such thing as the right time. Castiel’s nose tickled and he rubbed it, rubbed tears from his eyes. There’d never be a good time to shatter all their lives.

Better to get it over with.

“Do you smell cookies?” Jimmy asked abruptly. Castiel frowned and sniffed. The rich smell of caramelizing sugar and heated vanilla filled his nose.

“Yes,” he said. “What…?”

The twins rose simultaneously, hurried down the hall one after the other, stepped into the kitchen. Dean leaned over the oven, hands big with oven mitts as he pulled out a tray of decorated sugar cookies. Flour streaked his brown hair and made white stains on his dark t-shirt. He straightened, set the cookie tray on the counter, and the started with a gasp.

“Shit, I didn’t see you there,” he said. “Uh…get out? Come back in five?”

“No,” said Castiel.

We’d been about to…we were going to…

“This can’t wait, Dean.” Jimmy’s voice was over-harsh, a tone Cas recognized as evidence that Jimmy was steeling himself for the worst. If Dean saw the coming danger, he gave no sign, and Cas’ chest ached for him.

“Oh…uh…okay…just…stand there one minute, okay?” Dean implored, expression open and vulnerable. No, he knows what Jimmy’s tone portends. Oh, Dean. “Please?”

Jimmy couldn’t bring himself to answer, but he met Dean’s eyes and nodded. Smiling, eyes swimming, Dean pulled out a second tray of cookies and carried both to the small in-kitchen table. Hastily, he tugged his mitts off and pulled the cookies free from the parchment paper, blowing on them and his fingers as he did.

Dean had used cookie cutters to make letters.

Words formed as Dean’s hands flew.

Sorry I suck at speaking words.

I love you.

When he was done, he beamed a hopeful expression at the twins.

“It’s not enough, Dean,” said Castiel, words breaking as Dean’s expression wavered.

“I know it’s not,” Dean replied softly. “How could it…how could I…ever be enough?”

“Dammit, Dean,” Jimmy found his courage, found his strength, raised his voice angrily. “We’ve talked about how manipulative it is when you say things like that, and–” 

“But…” Dean interrupted, met each of their eyes desperately, and said in a rush, “But you asked what was up with me. That’s what was up with me. Nothing is bad. Everything is good. Dammit I was standing in the doorway just thinking about how much I love you two bas– …two…two men and I can’t even fucking handle it. I’m trying, okay?” Fumbling at his pocket, Dean pulled out his wallet and chucked it at them. “I’m trying. But…but you do what you gotta do. I’ll be…not here.”

Dean pushed past them out of the room and stalked down the hall, slamming the door to his bedroom behind him.

“Why’d he give me his wallet?” asked Jimmy blankly, shoving it at Castiel.

Absently, Castiel opened it. In the slot where Dean usually kept his license, complete with the ridiculous picture of himself that he hated, was a new card.

Dr. Pamela Barnes, LPC

Appointment Date: 12/27 Time: 11:00 AM

“Jimmy…” Castiel breathed, turning the card toward his brother.

“No, Cas, it’s too - I can’t keep…” Jimmy forced a hoarse breath into his lungs, smeared tears across his face. “We have to–”

“He promised to try, and he is,” Castiel interrupted. He’d nearly let Jimmy talk him into an injustice. He’d not let it slide. “He told us what he’d been thinking that caused us to worry. He showed us this card. He made an appointment. Yes, it was manipulative, but he left so we could talk it over alone instead of keeping at us and begging. We told him what he had to do to fix things, and he’s doing it. You do what you want, but I’m staying.”

“I don’t want to go,” admitted Jimmy, deflating. “But this hurts, every time it hurts.”

“I know,” Castiel said, running a soothing hand down Jimmy’s back. “It’s hurts me too. It hurts him too. We’ve all been hurt, but you wanted a show of trust, and you got one. Come on, he’s probably flipping out right now. He needs us.”

“And I need him.”

“So do I.”

Grabbing a plate, Castiel heaped the cookies on it, still hot and soft from the oven, and dragged Jimmy down the hall.

He knocked on Dean’s door.

“Yeah?” Dean’s voice, muffled and hoarse, replied. A moment later he pulled the door open. A suitcase sat open on his bed, half-filled with disorganized clothes. Considering how careful Dean usually was about folding his laundry and caring for his belongings, the disheveled mess was telling.

Castiel held the plate out.


For a stunned moment, Dean looked at the words Castiel had made on the plate.

We love you.

Then he did something Castiel had never seen Dean do in all the years they’d known him, all the months they’d been together.

Dean broke down and sobbed, collapsed in on himself with a full-bodied tremble that drove him to the ground. Jimmy and Cas were beside him instantly, cookies shattering into pieces as Cas dropped the plate. Dean was more important than cookies, more important than Christmas. Holding him, comforting him, whispering endearments in his ears, Cas hoped he’d have a lifetime more opportunities to demonstrate to Dean how much they cared for and trusted him.

They still had a long way to go.

But this - this was progress.


Thank God.

“We’re gonna be alright,” he whispered. “Dean, you’re going to be alright.”

“Thank you,” Dean gasped through his tears. “Thank you for believing in me. Without you guys, I wouldn’t…I’d never…”

“We know,” Cas promised, petting through his ears. “We–”

“I know you know,” Dean interrupted, surprisingly harshly. “But I’m going to tell you anyway. That’s what I promised, and it’s what you deserve, and it’s what I deserve, and it’s what I’m going to do. Okay?”

“Yeah, Dean, that’s okay.”

“Dean…that’s great.”

They didn’t get any more baking done that day.

There was no way Castiel was letting go of Jimmy, no way he was letting go of Dean.

We can make this work. Together, we can.

I love them both so much I can’t stand it.

I’m so glad Dean is trying to get better. 

I’m so glad we’re all trying to get better.


This weekend we’ve got a huge Stoner Snack Box Special. It’s got chocolate it’s got bars it’s got bark

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This weekend everyone can enjoy medibles all you’ve got to do is come on over to the dashboard because no qualification is required this weekend. its our celebration launch of our new brand HoeLeeShit

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We’ve got gold digger bars, spicy Mexican hot chocolate hearts, and our ever-popular white chocolate hearts. For those of you who like something a little bit less substantial pardon us gluten-free we’ve got FLOAT-US bars

The Float-us bars are a rich Medicated Peanut butter Caramel marshmallow cream mouse enrobed crispy bar slathered with extra Rich Medicated semisweet European chocolate. This Bar may never be made again so if you get it count yourself lucky. Like those of us who are waiting to see her show up in DC.

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The Ivanka Bark is exactly what you would expect Medicated brown and white chocolate bark with all sorts of stuff and sea salt. Yes it too is Vanishing after this batch thank God actually thank grab your wallet

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Let’s just say we secretly call this one Bannon bark because you cannot really be sure of what its hidden motive is. It is totally double medicated and the gold chocolate will never be made again.

Our Mexican Hot Chocolate Hearts are sure to give you a taste of what it will be like if that border wall goes up. Rich, Dark, Robust, and Spicy.. A delicious and totally unexpected taste from medicated chocolate. It is topped off with traditional Mexican peanuts to add a delicious crispy twist.

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Sticky Sweet (Part 6 of Faking It)

And the kinks continue. Enjoy.

Read Faking It, Just Breathe, Sex Hair and Blindfolds, Cold as Ice, and Rough Around the Edges.

Warning: SMUTTY SMUT, use of dessert toppings during sex

Word Count: 3000ish

Pulling one of Dean’s t-shirts over your head and sliding on your softest flannel sleep pants, you flopped onto the couch and started a movie. It didn’t take very long for your eyes to droop. All the sex you’d had over the last twenty-four hours- had you really only been here that long?- had worn you out, despite the good night’s sleep you had gotten. It seemed like the movie had barely started before the sound of Dean carrying in groceries woke you up, and a different movie had begun.

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It’s time for Trilobite Tuesday! Located near the town of Clarita, Oklahoma, the fossil-rich Devonian sediments of the Haragan formation have, over the last three decades, produced a magnificent array of three-dimensional trilobite specimens. Their rich caramel color, incredible preservation, and spinose ornamentation, most notably on the species Dicranurus hamatus (pictured) and Ceratenurus sp., have made these 417 million-year-old trilobites particular favorites of both museum curators and amateur collectors worldwide. Indeed, some 20 species, including Huntoniatonia lingulifer, Ketternaspis williamsi and Acanthopyge consanguinea, are known from the Haragan and its sister formation, the Bois d'arc, making this mountainous, semi-arid region of Oklahoma one of the most prolific trilobite locations in North America.

Learn about other top trilobite localities. 

Wildest Dreams; Taeyong

Genre: Highschool! BadBoy! AU

Descrption: He’s so bad, but he does it so well.

Word Count: 3,488

Originally posted by takemyapologies


I squirmed under the gaze of the guy in front of me, me and my friends had come to the nearby club to celebrate my friend’s eighteenth birthday, no one had prepared me to be hit on by sleazy drunk guys.

Even though, the music was blaring, he was still approaching me, I could feel myself backing away into a corner.

“Stop, no.” I shouted, either he didn’t hear or he simply just didn’t care.  His eyes glistened with excitement; I squared my shoulders as a wave of adrenaline rushed through me, if I could catch him in surprise I could hit him in the balls and get the hell out of this club.

“There you are,” a new voice said, it was deep and the source of many nightmares at my school. His arms wrapped around me and pulled me closer to him, I tried my best not swat his hands away. “I’ve been looking for you,” he whispered, into my ear.

I joined the facade and forced a smile, whilst I tilted my head to look at him. His eyes the same dark rich caramel that I had known so well, and the tiny scar by his right eye that he had gotten during one his many school fights.  He caught my gaze giving me his signature smirk, and when I rolled my eyes, I felt the laughter rumbling through his body.  

He turned towards the guy who had nearly corned me, and with a low snarl he said, “Didn’t your mother ever tell you, Jay, that when a girl says no she means no.” The guy- Jay- averted his gaze and tried his best to escape the situation. “Apologise,” Taeyong continued.  “Or she will throw a mean punch and it won’t be pretty.” I tried to contain my laughter; Taeyong must have sensed this and gave me a wink from the corner of his eye.

“I’m sorry,” Jay scrambled out, and he left the scene in an instant.  

I pushed myself out of the embrace from Taeyong, and he held his arms up in surrender but even in the dim light I didn’t miss the devilish gleam in his eyes. He wore a dark bomber jacket, with a plain grey t-shirt and his infamous skinny jeans.

“I didn’t need your help,” I let out; I crossed my arms around myself.

“Really?” he retorted. “It didn’t look like that to me.”

“If you must know, I was planning to sucker punch him in the balls,” I huffed.

“Well aren’t you a sly little vixen,” he purred. His eyes roamed my body and stayed too long on the way my black dress clung to my body.

“You’re such a man whore,” I retorted as I turned away from him and walked towards my friends, who were most likely occupied on the dance floor.

“Well, see you in Chemistry, Lab partner,” he hollered after me.

“You don’t even show up to chemistry,” I replied, stopping in my tracks.

“Maybe I will from now on,” he replied, the same devilish smirk powering his gaze and before I could reply he had vanished into the crowd.


Taeyong didn’t keep his word. For the next two weeks he didn’t even show up to school let alone chemistry. The word on the street was that he had joined a new gang but with our history of rumours, I didn’t believe it.

It was only when Dr Taylor was telling the class about the new chemistry assignment did he stroll in, thirty minutes late.

“Mr Lee, you’re late. Why do even bother showing up to this lesson?” Dr Taylor scolded; annoyed at the fact that he was interrupting her rambling on bond enthalpy.

“I heard sparks fly in chemistry,” he began, making eye contact with me. “I’m here to test it out.”

I buried my face in my hands, when the whole class turned their attention to me.

“Take a seat.”

As he strolled over to his chair with ease, I noticed his tattoo peeking out from his white t shirt; I couldn’t help but wonder what he had written on his collar bone.  He pulled out the stool next to me with ease. “Long time no see___.”

I tried to ignore him and concentrate on the assignment that the teacher was giving in great depth.  I could feel the amusement radiating from his body and I didn’t miss the way he scooted closer to me. “Are you ignoring me?”

I turned to look at him, succumbing into his games, just as I had expected he had that playful was plastered on his face. He put his head on one hand and continued to smile at me; I rolled my eyes.

“You are so infuriating Lee Taeyong,” I whispered, and continued on listening to the lecture.

I could still feel his gaze on me; he didn’t strike me as the type to pay attention to chemistry lessons. “I get that quite a lot.”

“So are you actually going to help me with this project?” I couldn’t help but ask him.

“Sure more excuse to spend time with you, Lab Partner.”

He began playing with my foot throughout the entire lesson; he would kick me under the table. Sometimes he would nudge me with his shoulder and when I couldn’t hold in the frustration in anymore I raised my voice. “STOP IT TAEYONG”

The whole class turned to me, the blood drained from my face and Taeyong roared with laughter and I didn’t know why but it was something that I had craved to hear. It was loud and gentle like a spring breeze; it was wholesome and light like a feather drifting down from the heavens above. When I turned to face him, he raised an eyebrow at me and I quickly sat down on my seat.

“Would you like so share something with the class,” Dr Taylor asked me.

“No ma’am,” I replied.

I scowled at Taeyong, but he shrugged at me and somehow started taking notes on the assignment. His side profile was jarring, his jawline was sharp and prominent, the cheekbones high and defined. But when he wrinkled his nose when a piece of hair fell into his eyes, I couldn’t help but smile to myself.


Taeyong had kept his promise; he had helped me for the past week on the chemistry project. In fact, he took full control and honestly I was impressed. The time had come to present in front of the class and although I was a bundle of nervous he held my hand and told it was okay.

“Just use the confidence you use to call me out on my bullshit,” he told me, with a smile.  And when i couldn’t hold in my laughter he squeezed my hand tighter.

“Okay,” I replied, amusement still lacing my voice.

Although I had stuttered many times, he let me go on in my voice he never tried to save the day. Instead he gave me reassuring nods, which I caught from the corner of my eye.  When we had finally finished our presentation our teacher was in awe.

“Thank you,” I mouthed to Taeyong.

“It’s okay,” he replied, and headed back to his seat.

/ / /

My friends and I sat in cafeteria during lunch, it was too small for the sheer amount of students and since we sat next to the lunch counter I was constantly the being hit by students who clamoured for space.

“Taeyong and Seulgi totally have something going on,” my friend, Wendy, announced at lunch.

I don’t know why but my stomach lurched.

I looked down at my plate and played with my soggy chips. “W-where did you hear that?”

Wendy looked me with her eyebrows raised, her red hair falling in front of her eyes. “People have been noticing that he spends most of his evenings at her house.”

I didn’t have any time to reply because I could feel something freezing being poured down my head, and then something fizzy. Everyone went silent and I followed their eyes to look at Ten and behind him, Taeyong.

“What the hell?” I screeched, I could feel the yogurt dripping down my legs.

Ten, who was Taeyong’s best friend, came to my side.

“I am so sorry. We were having a food fight,” he turned to look at Taeyong with pleading eyes that said help me, Taeyong just shrugged,

Now all eyes were on me, “its fine.”

I turned to look at my friends, who were trying their best not to laugh, “I’m going to get changed.” With that I ran out of the cafeteria.

The Girl’s toilet was surprisingly vacant, I looked at my reflection, my hair was sticky and clung to my neck. The strawberry yogurt and coke spilled down my body completely running my jeans and my shirt. I huffed with annoyance because I had no idea to clean this mess. Just then Taeyong strolled in, one  hand in his pocket but the other held towels; he was wearing the bomber jacket that fitted him perfectly and his usual skinny jeans.

“Get out,” I mumbled, trying to get the yogurt out of my hair.

Not listening to my demands, he came up behind me and he placed the towels by the sink, I could feel the breath hitching in my throat, all my senses were on high alert.

His touch was light on my waist, as he twisted me so that we are chest to chest, his arms tensed as he lifted me and placed me on top of the counter. “What are you doing?”

“Helping you,” he replied, nonchalantly.

He knelt before me, his hands grip my calves and he takes the towel and slowly dabs the yogurt coke mixture, so it leaves a smear of my claves.

“You aren’t doing a very job,” I said, I don’t even know I manage it.

He looked up at me, his caramel eyes twinkling with so amusement that I think they belong in the night sky.

“I don’t think Seulgi will appreciate you helping another girl,” I couldn’t help but add.

I expect him to get tense, to fumble for his words but I should have known that with Lee Taeyong that is never the case. He oozes charisma even when he’s sleeping.

He takes off my shoes and the socks and arranges it neatly on the titled floors, he moves to other calf and just like before he dabs away the yoghurt leaving a nothing but smear. It feels like all the oxygen is running is out and each touch is rejuvenating. “Why, are you jealous?”

“No,” I screeched, but it sounds like a lie.

When he’s finished, he sits on the tiles and crosses his legs and when his eyes connects with mine the earlier amusement has finished and instead it’s replaced with seriousness. “She’s not my girlfriend.”

“But you’re always around her house?” The question pops out before I can stop myself, his lips tug just slightly.

“I babysit,” he mumbled. “Her baby sister loves me.”

My laughter rumbles through the desolated toilet, no matter how hard I try I can’t stop myself even when my stomach aches and tears flood my eyes. I only stop when I notice the way his gaze his solely focused on me. “Why are you looking at me like that?”

Like he’d been broken from a trance he replied, “Nothing go and change.”

He stood up and handed me the towels and underneath are a pair of baggy trousers and a maroon sweatshirt. He left just as quickly as he came in, the only trace that he had ever been in here in the first place is the scent of honey that he leaft behind.


The winter days transform into summer ones, the leaves return to their youthful green and everyone is stressed as prom season approaches.

After our little escapade in the toilet, it felt like Taeyong was everywhere, his presence was overwhelming. In Chemistry, he sat a little closer, initiated more skin contact that lingered for more than necessary. He’d joke and fool around and I convinced myself that nothing had changed by hiding my feelings under the stress of finals.

But there would be days where he wouldn’t come to school at all, I tried to feign ignorance and not let his presence- or lack of- effect me. Yet I found my eyes wandering in the crowded cafeteria, hoping to find the familiar jet black hair or the caramel eyes, but they are nowhere to be found.

It was on one of these days, where I was sitting in the cafeteria minding my own business when Wendy started dragging me out of my seat.

“Where are you dragging me?” I asked.

“Taeyong is in a fight,” she replied, I could feel the adrenaline fuelling her.

I wrenched myself out of her grasp and walk as fast my legs could carry me. “With who?”

“This guy named Jay,” she said. “He’s in the year above us.”

It didn’t strike me at first, who she was talking about, and when realisation dawned on me, I was sprinting to the courtyard.

Everyone was gathered around in a circle; I try and weasel my way in.

“Don’t say shit like that again?” Taeyong growled, as he held Jay by the collar. Taeyong had a cut lip and his forehead was bleeding, but Jay had a black eye and what looked like a broken nose.

Taeyong released the grip on his shoulder and shoved him onto the floor; that’s when Jay spotted me his eyes wrinkle at the sight of me. “Look your whore is here to watch you Taeyong.”

As everyone turned to me with horror, Taeyong lunged onto Jay. He lands punch after punch beating Jay to a pulp, he doesn’t look he will stop anytime soon.

“I told you scumbag, what the consequences would be if you took her name in your mouth again,” Taeyonh seethed, a chill runs through the air.

I ran to Taeyong and grabbed his hand before he could land another punch, “Stop.”

He did. He looked at me, his face softening and then when he looked at the crowd again ice cold wrath washes over him again. He shook off  my grip and the circle cleared as he stalked off.


I found him in the boy’s toilet; I tried  to balance the first aid kit in my hand as I tried to push open the door. Taeyong stood by the mirror, inspecting his cut lip with one hand, and putting his right hand under cold water.

He turned to look at me; there were blood stains on his plain white t-shirt, “what are you doing here?”

“Tending to your wounds,” I retorted. I placed the first aid kit on the counter.

“You didn’t have to,” he replied, his voice sombre.

“I wanted to,” I whispered. “And plus I am a qualified first aider.”

Taeyong jumped onto the counter and I stood in between his legs. I took the ice pack from the first aid kit and placed it on his swelling right hand. “You landed quite a few punches.”

I could feel him regarding me silently, as I inspected his cut on the forehead. “He deserved it.”

“Hmmm.” Is all I say, I cleaned the wound with antiseptic liquid and he hissed.

“Why?” he raised his eyebrow. “You don’t think so?”

I held his gaze, “Not if it involves you getting hurt.”

His lips quirked up again; the way it does when he’s smiling genuinly and his cheeks flushed pink. I can feel my cheeks mirror his.

“Take your shirt off,” I said, breaking away from the moment.

“You’re very direct,” he wiggled his eyebrows. “I love a confident woman.”

I hit him on the shoulders, he lets out another loud laugh but he obliged..

He discards the white t-shirt, I inspect the tattoo on his collarbone, and it’s French written in calligraphy.  Vivre sans regret.

“French,” I regard, I hand him another T-shirt.

“Live without regrets,” he replies.

“I know,” I took the messy t- shirt. “I took French”

We stood like that for moment, neither of us sure what to do, but he walked up to me each step slow and painful. I was backing up until my back hit the stall, his hands held onto my forearms steadying me in his grasp.  He breathed in deeply, and moved so that his lips are by my ears. “I wish I could kiss you right now”

I let out a gasp, or a sigh, as he bites my ears.

“But I have a cut on my lip and I would want our first kiss to be hygienic,” he joked. I don’t miss the smirk in his tone.

Without meaning to, my hands fly to his cheeks and I pull him towards me so that we are only inches apart. I don’t thinkeither of us are breathing, my thumbs draw circles on his cheeks. We maintain eye contact as my hands fly his hair stroking each strand, he closes his eyes.

“You should really stop doing that,” he growls. “I have very limited self control.”

I’m scared that he can hear the rapid beating of my heart. His hands snake around my waist, but he doesn’t have to pull me closer to him, I do that on my own. I stand on my tiptoes so that I can inspect every detail of his face.

“Your eyes aren’t really brown,” I whisper.

“What are they then?” he asks, genuinely interested.

“They’re like really light black. I bet it looks different in all kinds of lighting.”

“I’ve never been told that,” he laughs, and it sounds like a melody waiting to be written.

His grip on me tightens, “You’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever met, inside and out.”

When I wrap my arms around his neck, and I rest my head on his chest where I can hear the irregular beats of his heart, he doesn’t argue.

“So are you,” I whispered.


I never thought my prom would be like this, sitting on the steps of the hall, freezing my ass off. My friends had ditched me for the alcohol and I didn’t feel like getting drunk. I hadn’t seen Taeyong after that, he had been suspended for one month, but he would send me texts almost every day asking me if I was okay.

I chose a black dress with a mesh neck, there was a split in the back which I didn’t approve of at first but I warmed up to it. I was so focused on my thoughts that I didn’t notice Taeyong walking up the steps. When I finally did, he looked absolutely break taking, he wore a black fitted suit. His blackhair somehow disappeared into the cold night sky; I shivered when I noticed the sly grin taking control f his lips.

“Can I offer you dance,” he asked, stretching his arms towards to me.

“I don’t really want go back in,” I shrugged.

“I meant out here,” he gestured to the empty car park, partially lit by the moon.

“There’s no music,” I countered, my palms getting sweaty by the second.

“It’s okay,” he smiled, and I believe him.

I take his hands, he leads me down the stairs, and we stand next to each other, our chests rising and fall in a rhythm.

He wraps his around my waist so that I bump into his chest, my hands find their own place behind his neck.  He leads, and we sway to our beat, to the rhythm of our hearts. His eyes never leave mine, he takes in all of me, and he when he finds the slit in the back of my dress, his eyes dance with mischief.  There’s a scar on his forehead where the cut used to be, willing up all my strength, I ask him. “Has your lip healed?”

He nods, not really seeing the significance of it, only when I press my lips to his does he understand.

He doesn’t kiss back at first, but he moves in synch with me; his tongue teases me, asking me for entrance. My hand ravishes his hair, his hands move up and down my back and when we break apart both of us are out of breath.

“Make a wise decision and don’t get tangled up with me,” he whispered, as he closes his eyes.

“I want to be get tangled up with you.” He catches the mischief in my tone and his grip on me tightens.

“You can’t say that,” he says, his voice deep and husky against my cheeks. “Specially not wearing this dress.”

I kiss the bridge of his nose, “I’m all in.”

He smiles again, exposing his teeth. “Good, because I kind of like you.”

I blush, “I kind of like you too.”


Dedicated to @beau-tytrack. I hope you like this!

aries/mars emphasised people can think rapidly on their feet and resist becoming internally static or reactive to high pressure environments. accident & emergency, or emergency response could work well for them. there is a flightiness about aries people, but there is also tremendous determination, they really can gain mastery over topics
most of my favorite teachers/lecturers ever have been geminis. they open the lecture with a laugh, communicate clearly, make friends with students, and teach using insightful anecdotes. geminis don’t do, they teach. 
libras exude a warmth and welcome in environments that need a human face. like reception or PR. being that first face that you see, libras can generate instant rapport and trust.
virgos are awesome nurses! they are so efficient, calculative, concerned, and genuine. they may be anxious inside but they can hold the floor with prestige. they are cautious and treat their patients with dignity.
the first astrology book i ever read said that many psychiatrists were sagittarius. i thought this was odd, but over the years i have worked with an over representation of sagittarian psychiatrists. the mind generates tremendous curiosity. i do wonder if the sagittarius person does this out of a benefic altruism or more to satisfy their own inquisitiveness
i know many capricorn teachers that see it their responsibility to educate and inspire a new generation. they really see each of their students as their own special mission.
lots pisces people have very soothing and caramel rich voices. they could work on one of those crisis hotlines and instantly anesthetize someone with their hypnotic vocalisation. they could hear the cries of someone a thousand miles away and feel it in their stomach. pisces could help someone in severe distress find safety


A Witch by the Sea

Summary: Summer of 1692. With Port Royal leveled and Salem caught in witch hysteria, a pirate meets a healer that’s more than meets the eye. 

Rating: T

Words: 7,200ish (one shot)



She knew him for what he was the moment she saw him, ambling along the dusty, rutted road that led up from Town. It didn’t matter that he’d clad himself in the proper attire of the settlement, nary a stitch out of place – the rich tan of his skin gave him away in an instant. No proper gentleman of Salem would reveal himself to the sun with enough regularity to attain such a rich, caramel coloring to his skin. There was also his manner of walking, as though he expected the dirt to shift below his feet with each step he took.

What he was doing in Salem village, so far from Town and the harbor, was anyone’s guess.

Emma kept her head down as she hurried back to her cottage, dust kicking up over her boots and skirts. Dangerous times were afoot, and for a woman like her, widowed but still young and pretty, being seen alone was an invitation for trouble. The gaol already held a half-dozen or more women who would swing before the month was out, and Emma was not keen on joining them.

Especially since if anyone was a witch, it was her.

Not the sort of witch being whispered about with fearful glances at the neighbours – Emma could no sooner induce a fit in the herbs drying from her rafters than those poor young girls that the whole mess had started with. And while they were certainly afflicted with something, she sincerely doubted they had been cursed.

After all, she’d never met another of her kind, and if there were such a creature in Salem, she would know. And if Emma herself were powerful enough to do such a thing, well, she’d be more interested in bringing mothers through childbirth alive and whole than causing a bunch of silly teenagers to foam at the mouth.

It was a relief to reach her cottage and close the door behind herself, the hot summer sun left outside. She set down her basket, now empty after delivering the various remedies and medicines she supplied to the village. Not everyone could afford to be attended by the doctor in Town – Emma couldn’t – so they came to her instead.

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