rise building

signs as psat 2017 references

aries: your friend hannah’s rude second cousin once removed who owns a bookstore

taurus: the host of the risky stock competition in which you start out with $25,000

gemini: a king who was found under a parking lot, identity traced using his sister’s mitochondrial dna

cancer: a photographer who is ranged to constantly on the streets of new york, being pure and releasing burdens for 10,000 people

leo: the head of a tomato scientific study with a hobby of gently caressing tomato flowers with an electric toothbrush

virgo: the owner of a high-rise living building in portland, ohio, where there is a temperate climate that allows you to profit in 8-10 years

libra: one of the professional movers that can be rented out at a fixed rate of $15 per hour

scorpio: a judge that will determine if artists will be able to become part of your serene and creative colony

sagittarius: one of the people in the ‘messy room’ for a psychological experiment with top originality for their ping pong ball use ideas

capricorn: the shrimp of a husband that you just divorced, now with your friend hannah helping you cope from the change

aquarius: the marine ecologist that observed that the three step mutual symbiotic relationship between seagrass and clams is fascinating

pisces: one of the consumers that has complained that tomatoes have gotten blander despite an abundance of sugar within them—but lacking volatile compounds

Skyline

Warnings: None

Pairing: Peter Parker x reader

Word Count: 1.8k

A/N: Thank you to all those who followed me and read my first fic!  I’m thinking of doing a part two to this one, so if you like it, let me know!

Your fire escape had always been your favourite part of your apartment.  Situated outside your bedroom window, you had spent countless hours of your life lounging on the metal steps, reading a book or catching up on some homework.  Last summer, you had wound a string of fairy lights around the rails, which were coated in shiny dark paint.  Your landlady had protested at first but, after you proved that they weren’t endangering the use of the fire escape in any way, she had let you keep them.  The small victory had brought a smile to your face, and now your escape was even cozier than before, and was still just as cozy a year later.  This year’s summer brought scorching heat and clear nights, and you spent most of your free time out on your escape, trying to catch a breeze.

You sat on your fire escape now, wearing a lightweight hoodie and pajama shorts, doodling in a journal.  School was out for the week and tomorrow didn’t require a six am wake up call, leaving you free to stay up late and admire the Queens skyline at night.  It was nights like these that you loved the most; nights that seemed like they were pulled straight from a movie scene, with stars that glimmered like flames, a full moon bigger than you had ever seen before, and the sounds of the city mixing in with the quiet melodies that drifted out of the speakers propped up on your window sill.  You would be content for the rest of your life if you could keep moments like these forever.

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Reasons to Join your Clan

I know I have the occasionally difficulties dreaming up why a dragon would join my clan. (without the whole- I bought this dragon off the AH XD ) So some brainstorming thoughts on the topic!

-Purchased as a slave, servant, or debtor

-Hired as a mercenary, soldier, guard, servant, or skilled worker-what they can provide to your clan

-Run-away from another clan and seeking sanctuary (sanctuary from what? -disease, abuse, starvation…or maybe running away from responsibilities or demands of station like nobility)

-Left for a better life- riches, land, knowledge, training, healing, something your clan can provide 

-Given as a sacrifice or offering to a temple

-Traveler- wanderer without a purpose, a trader or mercenary looking for a profit

-Star-struck or popularity- joined your clan by word of mouth of some special someone or some thing

-Asked for by some dragon of clan- be it friendship, need for help, or for an ability

-Accident of nature or attack- e.g dragon washed ashore or was robbed by pirates and tossed into the sea

-Apprenticeship

-Found abandoned or lost 

-Captured by the clan and held hostage- or captured by another clan and rescued by your clan

- Pilgrimage to your clan (be it penance or just for due religious duty)

-Bound by oath or honor to help your clan

-To help fight a common enemy

-To study a specific flora, fauna, or oddity of your clan’s land

-Some item needed for their job, e.g. a weaver coming to live next a place that can provide thread

-Relationship of blood or from the same clan

-Vacation

-Ambassador

Feel free add more to this list! 

(because Tidelord knows I need more ideas for building my bios)

Don’t Take Up Spaces that Aren’t Meant for You

I go to use the elevator in a high rise building only to find a sign that says “Please ask security for access to this elevator”. A week ago, that sign wasn’t there. When I ask the security guard why the sudden change in policy, they said that people from other floors in the building had been abusing their access to the elevator and that they needed to lock it down. 

Let me make this perfectly clear: I could no longer independently access the only elevator available to take me to this part of the building because other people decided to use / abuse a space that was not meant for them instead of taking the stairs right next to the fucking elevator.

Here’s another example: In order to have access to an accessible room on a cruise ship, I have to submit a form stating that I do in fact  have a physical disability that prevents me from using a normal state room on the ship. I have to do this because able-bodied people have, in the past, been dishonest about the level of accessibility they require in order to have access to a larger stateroom without having to pay a premium.

How about this one: I go into the restroom of a massive convention center. Every single stall  in this restroom is empty except for the one handicapped stall in the back, which is being occupied by someone who does not need to use a handicapped stall. I now have to wait for that one person to exit the stall before I can use the restroom. Remember: This bathroom has 7+ other stalls that are built specifically to work for them, but they chose  to use the one space that is available to people like me.

Dear able-bodied people: Handicapped bathroom stalls, seating areas, staterooms, and elevators are not meant for you and you should not use them.

I do not care how big of a hurry you were in and how that elevator got you to where you needed to go faster. Because of you, I have to go find someone every time I need to use this elevator and if I can’t find them I GET NOTHING. 

To you, that cruise ship can house 2000+ people and you have an opportunity to get a massive stateroom at no extra cost if you’re wiling to fib a little. To me, that cruise ship has a capacity of around 12 (the number of accessible rooms on the ship) and if they’re all full, I GET NOTHING.

To you, that movie theater has four really great seats right in the middle that just happen to have a handicapped accessible sign on them. To me, that theater has four seats and if they’re all full, I GET NOTHING.

And let me address the bathroom thing in particular. I don’t give a flying fuck if the handicapped stall was the only one available. You should pretend like it doesn’t fucking exist and wait in line like everyone else. *

Don’t take up spaces that were not meant for you. Because everything but those few precious spaces were not meant for us. 


* Unless it’s literally the only stall in the bathroom or you’re about to absolutely shit yourself. Then it’s fine. 

away from the sun

soulmate au 

pairing: taehyung | reader
genre: fluff and soft angst
word count: 20.409
warnings: none
author’s note: this story involved a whole lot of research involving many topics (read on if you want to find out hehe). I tried to represent them in the best way I could, but there are probably a few inaccuracies, so I apologize in advance for that. anyway, this is just another long plot with a bit of cheese on the side. please enjoy :) 


Once every five years, when the June solstice arrives and graces the sky with the midnight sun, a comet dashes by.

It is more than just a blinking light that moves at an unhinged speed. According to what you’ve heard, it looks like it stills in the middle of the vastness of space, and its tail flickers and shimmies in long tendrils of vibrant colors full of meaning — a subtle force that speaks to the humans who look up to the stars and set their eyes on the glowing meteorite, unique but just as intense for every single gaze. It speaks of soulmates and fate, of heavy truths and indelible bonds.

Each person sees a different pool of colors. You’ve heard more than a thousand stories, of people who saw the colors of the fireplace and others who were seized by the soothing hues of woodland during dawn. You’ve read about colors that go from the red blush of a beach beneath the sunset to the ivory traces of a wintry hill covered in thick snow. The colors do not give them the name of their soulmates, but once they find their other half, they will see those rich tones reflected in their lover’s eyes.

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Draconic Drinks and Spirits

Lots of people love booze. Lots of people also make booze. Theres many items that we have on FR that your dragons could use to brew up something you can mix and match with other drinks. Taverns have to get their booze from somewhere so this here is a list of items we have currently (as of August 30th 2017) that could be used to create a nice brew, which unlike Baldwin, should give your dragons exactly what they want. I’m no expert on this stuff so most of this is comparing fr items to real world alcohol ingredients and a little bit of imagination. (if you’re skeptical about the gulls, feel free to look up ‘seagull wine’)

Treasure Plant: Liqueur. golden brown liquid gives drinker a happy feeling.

Crimson Rootvine: basically a potato beer or vodka that has a red tint

Lace Lantana: Fruit of plant used for wine. popular in daiquiris. flowers used to garnish.

Royal Lantana: Same as lace lantana. reserved for use for kings and queens and other nobility. growers and brewers are hand picked by the nobility themselves. This is considered a great honor.

Tradewinds Gull and Murkbottom Gull: Iceflight is horrid. Instructions are simple, put a gull in a bottle of water and let it ferment. very few dragons aquire a taste for it and is generally homebrewed. Generally considered inhumane

Potash Peach: a favourite for wines in fire flight. known for its sweet taste and firey afterkick.

Charged Duneberry: Not for the faint of heart. Lightning is famous for its Duneberry Liqueur which is cyan in colour and gives off a slight glow.

Seaberry: Used for wine in the sea of a thousand currents. Its creation is a well kept secret by many water flight clans. Most barrels are made of palm trees. One particular clan uses driftwood for the barrels. how its kept in there is another secret entirely.

Winter’s Delight: Ice Flight is known for its ice and dessert wines. Winter’s delight ice wine is said to be the finest, generally reserved for the well off and wealthy. adored by courtesans and royalty alike.

Tundra cactus: One of Ice flight’s sources of vodka.

Blackberry: Shadowflight makes a wine from blackberries, combining it with brandy and diced fruit makes for a lovely sangria.

Crisp Leaf Amaranth: Arcane, Plague, and Water clans all have varying methods of Brewing Ale from this plant.

Sandhills Amaranth: Nature uses the seeds and stems for their brew, Shadow uses the leaves and stems for theirs. Both have a different taste depending on what else the beer is brewed with.

Amaranth: Earth is the only one to brew beer from this form of the plant. Ice and Lightning prefer to consume it as grain.

Red Delicious Apple: Nature flight loves a good sweet apple cider.

Sour green Apple: Windflight is usually known for sweeter spirits, which is why its such a surprise to have such a sour liquer. Its popular to give newly adult dragons this, tricking them into believing its a sweet drink.

Honeycrisp: Iceflight uses this to make a rather strong applejack. Other clans use it for a nice cider.

Granny Smith Apple: Light Flight makes a lovely dessert wine from these apples. It has a golden colour to it and is an excellent gift to roll into any social gathering tagged “to the fairest.”

Green Plantain: Wind uses these to make a beer that is strangely served warm. Its opaque, dense, and generally made in large quantities.

Plantain: Used with Red bananas and combined with maize flower to make a beer. Its generally considered a summer beverage.

Herbal Plantain: Used moreso in herbal teas, the leaves of this plant are used to add ‘health benefits’ to the banana beers. Its yet to be proven if they actually do anything.

Broadleaf Plantain: Due to its hardy nature, beginner homebrewers tend to experiment with this plant in anything from liqueurs to gin. Some results are better than others.

Greater Plantain: Due to its great taste, its used rather in flavouring rather than in the creation of its own drink.

Sugary Prickleaf: This plant can be used as an alternative to sugarcane for making molasses. and molasses means you can make rum! Pirate dragons rejoice!

Gradish: its roots have the perfect sugars to be made into a rum like drink, vodka or even spirits with enough alcohol in them that it could kill you! endless possibilities!

Acorn: Not a common thought for a drink, but shadow and nature make a good liquor from these tiny things.

Blood Acorn: Lairs on the borders between shadow and plague make a liquer from these acorns. It has a slight red tinge to it.

Stonecorn: It takes a skilled eye to tell the difference between a pebble and a stonecorn. However it takes an even more skilled hand to brew these suckers into a fine liquer. Its said to go down really smooth if made right.

Sunkernel: It takes large quantities of these to actually make a batch of liquer. Its more golden in colour.

Hainu’s Eye: These and woodland acorns are soaked in gin or brandy to produce a flavour many nature and plant eating dragons enjoys.

Fire Flower: Not used to create its own beverage but is mixed in with cinnamon and grassland grains for Dreadram fire whiskey. generally served with a spade tail in or wrapped around the glass.

Honeycomb fragment: The honey is used in meads in every flight. Its also used to make vodkas or a strong spirit named Horilka.

Miniature Potash Peach: Used in similar ways as a full grown potash peach, Though the result is usually as sour as the mini fruit itself.

Stonewatch Flatblade: apart of the Aguave family, The Harpies of the roost have been known to create tiquila with it.

stonewatch scrub: Same use as the flatblade, though this is the more common plant to be cultivated for such a use.

Cinnamon: not used to make its own drink, however it is used to flavour things. The result is generally spicy.

Strawberry: Most commonly used in nature and wind to make liquers or wine. 


Engineered Superberry: The berry of choice for lightning flight berry related wines. the result is always blue.

Sour Strawberry: Used to make… sour berry liquers and spirits. what a surprise.


Maiden’s blush: mix with caution due to the slight toxicity. Its incredibly challenging to create a spirit out of this flower so the result is generally very rare and affordable to only the rich and thrill seeking boozewyms.

Hallowed Ivy: Often mixed with Treasure Plant to enhance the positive spirits given with this spirit.

Watermelon: Waterflight has ingeniously figured out a way to make a fine brandy with these melons.

Sugarmelon: Though its more commonly used for flavourings to infuse liqueurs with, there is a variant of the melon brandy using this melon.

Lume Daffodil: can sometimes be used in combination with peppermint to make creme de menthe.

Strangler seeds: though a nuisance to put in someone elses garden, these seed could be put to much better use in a liqueuer. generally a brandy liqueuer similar in taste to a mire chesnut brandy liqueuer, but much cheaper.

Blooming pods: Similar usage to strangler seeds, however the taste has more bite to it.

Luminous almonds: Used to make a sweet amaretto thats popular in light flight.

High-Voltage Almonds: the amaretto made with these almonds has quite the kick to it. Non lightning dragons consuming this beware.

Irridated Pear, Wasteland Pear, Prickly pear: All used to make vodka. No change in taste depending on where it originates.

Blue Honeycomb: Same usage as a normal honeycomb but due to the challenging nature of brewing anything from this quickly solidifying honey, its generally considered a drink for those of high status and or wealth. Breweries will reuse off batches honey for hard candies. Not for hatchlings.

Spearmint: used for mint schnapps. Peppermint is generally considered better.

Peppermint: Used in Peppermint Schnapps and Creme de menthe. Generally the most popular drink made from this is putting the schnappes or creme de menthe into a nice cup of hot cocoa.

Cindermint: Used in its own Cindermint Schnapps and Creme de Cindermenthe. Also used in other 'spicy’ drinks to add a little extra kick. A favourite of Fire flight.

Golden Pepper,Blacktongue Pepper: a lair in fire flight uses them to create a vodka so spicy they claim its the hottest drink in all of Sornieth. Their advertising even suggests not to buy it.

Butcher’s Fig: Used in a Fig spirit. has a red tinge to it. still stains the maw red if enough is consumed.

Fig: Used in fig liqueuers.

Sunbeam Fig: used in spirits and liqueuers. Almost entirely cultivated in light flight. due to the challenge of obtaining the fruit its considered rare and expensive. a favourite among Light flight royalty.

Patio Rose, Heart Rose, Blue Rose, Pale Pink Rose: All used for rose water that some dragons think is a good idea to mix with alcohol. It probably just waters it down.


Now go forth and have those drunkard dragons and brewers get creative!

The past few days have been spent camping in the mountaintops - catching sunrises, sunsets, a moon rise, going star gazing, building bonfires, hiking in the rain, being battered by freezing winds, meeting interesting hikers, eating dehydrated food and splurging on real food when in town, having the car surrounded by a bunch of Elk who decided to lick the car for some reason.. All in all, a great collection of moments and memories. 

Photo taken at Max Patch, North Carolina.

Photographed by: Paolo Nacpil ( tumblr | instagram )

50 FR Clan Member Asks

(Send some numbers to the ask box)

  1. Who is your clans leader(s)? What are they like?
  2. Who’s in charge of food? Do you have dragons in charge of the different factions (hunting/fishing/insect catching/harvesting)
  3. Who is in charge of your clan’s military? 
  4. Who’s incharge of healing?
  5. Do you have any dragons who garden?
  6. Is there a specific dragon who helps in the nesting grounds? Maybe they watch over hatchlings?
  7. Clan priests/priestesses? 
  8. Does your clan have any occultists?
  9. Storytellers or librarians?
  10. Does your clan have any witches/warlocks/sorcerers or mages?
  11. Monster dragons! Undead, spirits, vampires, ghouls, werewolves, or anything based on the supernatural?
  12. Do you have any dragons who are explorers/adventurers/rangers?
  13. What about musicians? 
  14. Dragons involved in other arts? (Theatre, fine art, etc.)
  15. Pirates!
  16. Who’s in charge of maintaining law and order? Any dragons that take up the mantle of policing? 
  17. Who delivers messages? Does your clan have a courier?
  18. How about engineers, tinkerers, etc.?
  19. Colliseum fighters?
  20. Which dragon has the oddest job in your lair?
  21. Do you have any dragons in charge of making clothing or weapons?
  22. Who, in your lore, is the oldest dragon in your lair? What about the youngest?
  23. Which dragon is the must untrustworthy? Likewise, which dragon would you trust with your life?
  24. Who is the laziest dragon, and the most hardworking?
  25. Animal lovers? 
  26. Which dragon is your best dressed?
  27. Current gene project?
  28. Which dragon in your lair wears the best skin/accent?
  29. Which pair of dragons in your lair is your favorite couple?
  30. Do you have siblings that live together in your lair?
  31. Any physically disabled or mentally ill dragons?
  32. Which dragon is the chattiest? Which is the quietest?
  33. Do you have a dragonsona?
  34. Which dragon in your lair is the best singer? Which is the worst?
  35. Who is your absolute favorite dragon?
  36. Flight reps?
  37. Which dragon cost you the most money?
  38. Which dragon is most likely to gossip?
  39. Do you still have the first dragon you’ve ever bought?
  40. Which dragon is the most temperamental?
  41. Who has the most tragic backstory? 
  42. Who is your edgiest dragon?
  43. Do you have any dragons that broke the clan’s rules? What was the punishment for that?
  44. Which dragon hates hatchlings? Which dragon loves them?
  45. Which dragon is most-likely elected to do the heavy lifting?
  46. Which dragon is responsible for redecorating?
  47. Professor/teacher dragons?
  48. Which dragon is the mom friend?
  49. Orphan dragons?
  50. Which dragon is most loyal to your leader? Which is most likely to lead a rebellion?

I woke up in the middle of the night with this PC headcanon but was too tired to get up and write it and almost forgot:

In Arcane territory, it’s very common for interplanar or interdimensional disturbances to occur. Spirits, magical creatures, dream creatures, higher and lower reality creatures, all type of things can be glimpsed because the physical and magical veils are just naturally thin in the Starfall Isles.

And for beings who really want to get in, Pearlcatcher pearls are like a beacon that can guide them across. It’s a little crystallization of pure memory and essence, so otherwolders latch onto it like lampreys, hoping to give themselves a way to enter Sornieth’s reality. Some even believe that they will literally hatch from the pearl as new beings on that side, with all of the host pearl’s memory, effectively replacing the original pearlcatcher as a doppelganger.

To prevent this sullying or possible damage to their pearls or themselves, Starfall Isle Pearlcatchers may frequently be seen purifying or performing rituals over their pearls to either protect them or make them invisible to outsiders.

Rarely, when a terrible infestation occurs or something powerful attempts to cross planes, hundreds of pearlcatchers will gather to secrete their own mucous onto a single sacrificial pearl. The sheer amount of memory and essence is irresistible, and can even draw spirits away from pearls they have already latched onto. However, because it mixes so many different memories and essences, the pearl itself becomes warped and misshapen and the otherworlders become overloaded and confused, unable to parse out which memories are which, or even remember themselves as separate entities from inside the pearl.

Thus the sacrificial pearl acts as a trap, and the owner of the pearl is tasked to either destroy it or guard it until their death.

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Magic

These are just a few of my personal head-canons for the ways different flights affect magic!! Of course there’s waaaaay more things than I can write down, and this is by no means a comprehensive list, so feel free to add your own!!

Neutral Magics: 

  • Necromancy: Everyone can learn how to raise the dead!!
  • Spirit Work: Everyone can learn how to talk to the dead!!
  • Fae: Faeries and other fae folk have no preference for who they teach their secrets too.
  • Divination: There are so many different types of future seeing, every flight has their own way!! Water dragons tend to learn new techniques easier.
  • Battle: Non-elemental fight spells, anything from stunning to basic pain. Elements add flair and effects to pain inflicting spells.

Flight Based Magics:

  • Earth: Terraforming. Earth dragons are able to work with the ground and soil to move and shape it in anyway they want. They can take large pieces of the earth and throw them if wanted. Earth dragons also make fantastic miners and diggers, as they can sense precious stones and metals in the earth. They can also find water wells, oil, or other things concealed in the ground very easily.

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Mobbed & Shaken

Series : Dog Mom Life

Relationship: Tom Holland x Reader

Summary: Tom is in for a surprise by the reader but after getting off a flight he gets mobbed by fans who shove posters in his face making him feel uneasy.

Word Count:1,800+

A/N:Hopefully you enjoy this new fic, I talk about the situation on the post I linked. I’m really disappointed in the fans that mobbed him though. Have common decency for a human being. Tom being mobbed wtf . This fic is in relation to what happened, and of course adding stuff.


[Tom’s POV]


“Mr. Holland we can get you out of here as quickly as we can” Yawning I nod running my fingers through my hair. Walking out of the gate we make our way towards the front. Once down to the baggage claim a man was carrying mine and Harrison’s bags. Then it hits me all at once when the volume in the building rises from fans screams and excitement.


“Tom please sign this!”


“Tom I love you!”


“TOM!”


    A poster is shoved in my face causing me to stumble backwards. Grabbing the sharpie being shoved in my hand I sign it quickly. More posters are in my face causing me to panic, I’m exhausted from the flight we just took. This was so overwhelming after the flight, I was still waking up  Sighing I sign the ones being waved in my face.


   Harrison tugs me along while the bodyguards make a pathway for us. My bag gets taken to put in the trunk. Getting into the car I close the car as a mob of fans pour out of the airport doors. Harrison gets in letting out a groan resting his head against the rest. Placing my head in my hands as my elbows rest on my knees. Harrison rubs my back causing me to look up.


“You alright mate?”


“I.. I don’t know” I mumble looking out of the window as the car starts to drive.


[Reader’s POV]


“Tom Holland is currently on his way to his hotel room, spotted at the airport just moments ago from our sources” The announcer’s voice on the radio fills the air in your car.


“Can you speed up a bit,I’m not feeling too well” you ask even though you were completely fine. Yet there was a bad feeling in your stomach about Tom getting off this flight. You don’t know if it’s this soon to be mother intuition but you just had a feeling. Placing your hand on your bump rubbing it gently. The driver changes the station to something else after they started talking about something else.


     As the car ride sped by a little quicker you pull out your phone. Smiling at the screensaver of you and Tom on your wedding day. Your screensavers always put a smile on your face when you look at them. Unlocking your phone pulling up Instagram. Clicking the search button the various posts that Instagram thinks you will like pops up. A bunch of pictures of Tom start loading up.


   Setting your phone back in your purse you decide to relax for the rest of the ride. You were bringing Tessa as a surprise to hopefully cheer up Tom. She was excited to  be going on an adventure. Unfortunately you couldn’t stay too long because of your ticket. It was all a surprise that even Harrison was involved in.



Harrison:

We just got to the hotel, see you and Tess soon. Tom’s definitely going to need this,he’s a bit upset.


You:

Is everything okay? What’s going on?


Harrison:

It’s better to talk to Tom about it when you get to the hotel okay?


You:

I’ll be there soon, Tessa is getting restless


“Tessa love, you excited to see Daddy?” you ask as the car pulls up to the hotel. Tessa walks by your feet perching her paws up at the window. Feeling your phone buzz again,you  look at it to see Harrison’s message.


Harrison:

Room 875 ,me 879


    Putting your phone back in your purse,grabbing Tessa’s leash hooking it on her. Opening the door she jumps down onto the ground, her tags jingling. Your suitcase is handed to you by your bodyguard. Tessa looks up at you waiting for you to walk. She pulls with Tom but stopped pulling since you got pregnant.


“Tessa’s here!” a voice shouts making you freeze. Looking up to see a crowd of girls that were heading over quickly.


“Fuck” I mutter walking towards the hotel doors,Tessa quickly walking beside you. Her tail wagging with a happy look on her face.


   Your guard blocking some of the girls that tried shoving their phones in your face. They were desperate heathens trying to take pictures. Feeling a tug you see a girl’s hand on Tessa’s leash. Reaching down slapping the girls hand when she tries taking Tessa’s leash from you. What in her damn mind did she think that’s okay?


Don’t touch her” You snap using a stern tone, Tessa steps in front of you letting out a little growl. The girl lets go stepping away from you and Tessa.


“What in the actual fuck” huffing out in frustration you and Tessa walk in. She lets out a bark that echoes in the hotel. Probably her own way of saying what the fuck.


“Mrs. Holland are you alright?” A man came up to you, he had a gold name tag on. He must be the manager here.


“Could be better but please get a better control of that.. one of them tried taking my husband and I’s dog” Looking back you see the group of girls that turned into a mob.


“Of course we’re terribly sorry, We hope you enjoy your stay” He gives you a small smile which you return one as well. It wasn’t his fault for what happened but knowing it will never change.


“C’mon love let’s head upstairs okay?” Giving a small tug to her leash we head over to the elevators. Clicking the button making it light up,the doors opening.Tessa’s nails click against the flooring as she walks in.The elevator dinged each time it went up a floor. Thankfully the elevators weren’t made of glass so people couldn’t see inside. Pulling out your phone opening up your messages. Sending a quick one once you reach the elevators.


You:

Heading up to the 8th floor, is Tom in his room?


Harrison:

Yeah he just got settle in, how’s Tessa?


You:

Well someone tried taking her and I slapped their hand.


Harrison:

Shit that’s going to be on the internet now lmao


    The elevator speaks saying the floor you’re on now. Looking up to see the doors opening. Tessa steps out looking from side to side. Seeing a sign having arrows underneath numbers. Finding the number range Tom’s room is you head in that direction. Tessa’s nose sniffing on the ground her head perks up. Making it to Tom’s room you knock three times. Tessa sits down in front of the door tail wagging fast. 


“shhh Tessa” You whisper as she looks up at you.


“Coming!” you hear your husband shout through the door, His footsteps are heard as he got closer to the door. A click sound signaling he unlocked the door opening it slowly. 


    The door opens fully to review you and Tessa. Tom’s smile making your heart melt. He pulls you into a massive hug as Tess wraps her leash around the both of you. Holding onto him so you don’t fall over.


“Shit, Tessa hold on love” Tom laughs trying to get us untangled. Once untangled he lets the both of you in. Tom cups your cheeks in his hands pressing his lips against yours. God you’ve missed him and it felt so good to be kissed by him.


“I can’t believe you’re here” his lips peppering kisses all over your face making you giggle. 


“Surprise babe, the three of us were missing you” 


“I’ve missed the three of you terribly… ‘ello love have you been treating you mum well?” Tom kneels down pressing a kiss to your bump. He wraps his arms around your bump resting his cheek against it. He looked so damn adorable as you looked down at him.


“Tom, are you alright though?” You ask running your fingers through his soft curls. He looks up at you then looks away quickly. 


“If you want the truth, I’m actually not” He stands pulling you towards the bed. Walking over to the other side I slip my sandals off then getting into the bed. Tom strips his shirt getting in and laying next to you. His face looking serious and pained,you hated seeing Tom like this.


“So I got mobbed at the airport today.. I normally don’t have a problem with my fans cause I adore them so much for all their support.. But today was the first time I felt overwhelmed.. God I don’t know what to do or how to process this..”


“Well first off you’re going to breathe, you’re alive cause thankfully they didn’t harm you physically.. Mentally this is a lot, you’re a celebrity and it never really ends but you have your family,Tessa and I to get you through it no matter what” you say placing your hand on his cheek he turns his face to kiss your palm. He then pulls you into his warm embrace. Being in his arms calmed you no matter what happened.


“I’m so blessed to have you in my life.. I love you so much darling”  His smile making your heart skip a beat like always.


“More than yesterday?” you ask batting your lashes up at him earning a laugh from Tom. 


“Yes darling, always loving you more and more each day” Tom presses a kiss to your forehead while he rubs your bump. His phone starts buzzing and ringing. Reaching into his pants he pulls out his phone.


“Uh,babe.. did you hit a fan?” he asks showing you a video. It replays showing your hand hitting the girls off of the leash. Oh God it was already on the internet.


“Well in my defense she grabbed onto Tessa’s leash.. No one try’s to take my fur baby away” Tessa jumps on the bed laying down by your legs. Her sweetness shining in her eyes, you loved her so much.


“They grabbed onto her leash?” Tom asks looking at you shocked his eyes going wide. 


“They can hate me all they want, I’m a dog mom first and no one tries to take Tess’s leash from me” 


“I can’t even imagine how you’re going to be when someone is rude to our daughter darling” his chuckle making his chest vibrate.Tessa rolls on her back waiting for a belly rub.


“Yes love, I will protect you with my mum honor if it’s the last thing I do..” leaning over to reach her belly to give it a rub. A happy bark escapes her making you smile.


“Definitely will make them rue the day if they upset our daughter or our dog child” 


“oh bloody hell did you just say rue?!” Tom’s laughter fills the air of the hotel room.


“Oh hush at my word choice but it works!” You push him making him fall out of the bed.


“Fuck! dammit babe” he groans laughing at what just happened.  You enjoyed moments with him like this. Acting silly and being madly in love with each other. Life was perfect because you get through the hardships together. 

Clan lore questions (crime time special edition)
  • How does your clan treat those who break the law?
  • Are they forgiving and offer second chances? Or is it straight to punishment?
  • How does the clan normally punish dragons?
  • Does your clan have a prison (or something similar)? If so, who maintains it?
  • What is the worst crime a clan member has committed?
  • Does your clan have a form of rehabilitation for imprisoned members? Or do they leave them alone?
  • Does your clan have an appointed judge, or do they judge all together?
  • Who is in charge of arresting criminals in your clan? Who is in charge of defending them? 
  • Is your clan good at maintaining order?
  • How does your clan treat repeat offenders?
  • Are dragons strictly judged, or is it more case-by-case?
  • Is your prison strictly monitored?
  • Is torture permitted against criminals?
  • Does your clan have a death penalty?
  • Does your clan punish youth the same as adults? 
  • Does your clan have detectives? 
  • Is your clan more likely to imprison, exile, or execute? Who’s in charge of execution? 
  • How strong is criminal activity within your clans? 
  • How does the clan’s general public treat criminals? 
  • What was the crime of the last dragon who was imprisoned/exiled/executed?
  •  How does your clan judge the severity of different crimes? 
  • Who ‘would have gotten away with it if it werent for you meddling dragons?’ Who were the meddling dragons? 
  • Does your clan have: 
  • Thieves/Bandits? 
  • Drug dealers? 
  • Murderers? 
  • Assassians?
  • Serial killers? 
  • Gangs? 
  • Prostitutes/pimps? 
  • Kidnappers/Dragon-Traffickers/slave sellers? 
  • Greedy extorters? 
  • Kingpins? 
  • Sex offenders?
  • Arsonists?
  • Has a dragon ever been falsely accused? 
  • How does your clan treat dragons in debt?
  • Does your clan allow hard slavery or indentured servatude? 
  • Are prisoners forced to work to benefit the clan or left alone? What jobs do they do? 
  • Has a dragon ever escaped prison?
  • Does your clan take POWs?
  • How far would your clan go to negotiate with a criminal?
  • Has a dragon in your clan ever been abducted?
  • Are there any shady law enforcers?
  • What is the strangest crime a dragon has been caught committing?
  • Are cults illegal in your clan? Are they untouchable?
  • How does your clan treat users of the ‘dark arts?’ Is dark magic permitted within the clan?
  • How does your clan treat political dissenters (or those who defy your clan leaders)? What about those who slightly disagree?
  • Do your law enforcers strictly abide by the law, or are they willing to step outside the bounds if need be?
  • How dedicated is your crime-solvers in their cases?
  • Are there any dragons dedicated to hunting supernatural creatures?
  • How does your clan treat gambling? What about cheaters?
  • Does your clan enforce health-codes? Do they prosecute violators?
  • How is your clan’s law-enforcement seen overall by the public? Are they generally praised or detested?
  • What are general jobs your law-enforcers are meant to do for the clan?

(feel free to tag me in your answers! I love reading them)

Once, and only once, Geoff made the mistake of sending Ryan and Jeremy out on a job that required stealth. A job he wanted taken care of quietly, without witness, secrecy not quite vital but ideally to be done without links back to the crew.

Honestly it was a reasonable pick; the Vagabond was a ghost when he wanted to be, and Jeremy was pretty decent at flying under the radar. Or at least he had been, before he joined the FAHC. Since joining though, where blending in isn’t a matter of life or death and Jeremy had the freedom to be whatever he wanted to be, he’d become kind of. Loud. Bright, in your face, unapologetically jarring, a goddamn eyesore more often than not. It’s not that he couldn’t be subtle, it’s just that he kind of refused to be.

He’d probably have toned it down for the job, never one to mess up serious work, but Geoff had gone an paired him with Ryan. Ryan whose thoughts on following orders were iffy on a good day, who never could resist a bit of good old fashioned wanton destruction. Theres something sort of malleable about Ryan; not innocence or naivety, not ignorance, but when a request aligns itself with his interests he’s never been all that great at turning it down. It’s what has him playing along with all Gavin’s vicious games, what get him leaning towards explosives with Michael or high speed chases with Jack.

It’s what sees him on this job with Jeremy, only moments after splitting up and already watching wisps of black smoke rising from the building they’d been sent to infiltrate. Ryan knows he should tell Jeremy to reign it in, knows Jeremy would if he asked, knows this whole covert plan of Geoff’s was still salvageable if he works quickly enough. Ryan has a sniper rifle in one hand and a rocket launcher in another, has Geoff’s disapproval on his mind and Jeremy’s laughter in his ear; with two distinct paths Ryan has to make a choice. It’s really not a difficult one.

By the time they call Geoff to check in the news choppers have long been circling, gleefully broadcasting the growing damage. Crumbled walls and leaping flames, a vicious firefight and daring escape, absolute carnage and all with the utterly unmistakable figures of the Vagabond and Rimmy Tim caught slap bang in the middle. One might argue that the whole secrecy deal was kind of a bust at that point.

Geoff was having kittens, spluttered rage restricted by the phone that could not witness his wild gestures but making up for it tenfold as he howled down the line all dickheads and assholes and biggest mistakes of my life. He’s clearly caught somewhere between temper, long suffering resignation and utter disbelief at the sheer level of their disobedience, though the anger certainly wins out when Jeremy pipes up, downright chipper without a hint of remorse, Mission accomplished boss!