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GUYS I'M SCREAMING

So I’ve been reading Ron Chernow’s book on Hamilton, and I’ve found some facts that I would love to be made into fanfics.

1. Washington called Hamilton ‘my boy,’ and the other aides called him 'Ham’ or 'Hammie.’

2. Alexander made many rides across the Hudson River, riding 60 miles a day, for five days, riding like a man possessed. He eventually had to stay in a town he was delivering a letter to, telling Washington in a letter the reason he was so late; “I have been struck with a slight fever, and severe rhumuthic (however you spell that) pains.” After he recovered, he was struck ill by a severe chill, and doctors thought he wouldn’t make the night. He did, and left, collapsing outside of Morristown. (Ham needs to take care of himself smh)

3. Washington brought out his anger on Hamilton.

4. Alexander’s relationship With John is called the most intimate relationship he had in his entire life.

5. Lafayette referred to himself as Alexander’s brother, but he may have had a small crush on Alex.

6. Hercules Mulligan was Alex’s first friend fuck off Burr

7. Alexander’s horse was shot out from under him in the Battle of Monnmuth (however you spell that), was badly injured, and had to retreat.

Peru’s Boiling River

In the rainforest of Amazonian Peru, lies a boiling river that kills everything that is unfortunate enough to fall in. It is the world’s largest thermal river, running for four miles and reaching 80 feet at its widest point and 16 feet at its deepest. What makes it so unique is that it is non-volcanic.

The border is many things to different people across America. For some, it is a place of opportunity, where goods flow in and out of the country, adding to the economies of both Mexico and the United States. Others see it as a gateway for drugs and illegal immigration.

We wanted to know how the people who live and work on the border feel.

So we are travelling this week to Texas’s Rio Grande Valley.

This part of the border has been getting a lot of attention from politicians in Washington lately.  It’s one of the most active places now for apprehensions of illegal immigrants and drug traffickers. But it is also an economic pump for Southern Texas, because of its role as a huge shopping destination for Mexicans hitting the malls of McAllen.

The Rio Grande Valley in Texas abuts 320 miles of river, the iconic Rio Grande, which acts as the natural barrier and the de-facto border between Mexico and the United States. But in many parts of the area there is no man-made barrier between the two countries. In one tiny community, a hand cranked ferry takes people and cars across to the other side. It’s a sign of how intertwined the communities on both sides of the river are.

A decade ago, there were plans to build a border fence here but they never came to fruition because of lack of money, among other reasons. Today, President Donald Trump has promised to build a wall across the entire Southern border and this part of Texas may be included in that.  

Join us—Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of Weekend Edition, and producers Ravenna Koenig and Samantha Balaban– as we explore this area over the next four days.

(Photo: NPR/ Ravenna Koenig)

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Can You Identify This Man?

Police investigators in the town of Delphi, Indiana, are pleading for any information or identification on the man pictured in the bottom photograph. He is believed to be a suspect or potential witness in the murders of two local girls, Abby Williams (13), and Liberty (Libby) German (14).

The two girls were reported missing on February 13, 2017, after taking a hike in a popular beauty spot. The last time the girls were seen was on the Monon High Bridge, where Abby took a photograph of Liberty and uploaded it to social media. The next day, their bodies were discovered close to a near-by river, about a quarter-mile away from the bridge. Police have since informed the media that DNA evidence has been recovered from the scene, though they are refusing to comment on the nature of the evidence.

Police have also obtained the above picture of the unknown suspect, and are asking for help in identifying the man. If you were in or around the Delphi region between February 13-14, you might have seen him. Here are some identifying features:

- Blue jeans
- Blue windbreaker jacket, with a possible scarf
- Brown cap
- Stockily built
- May have been hitchhiking on the day the girls disappeared
- Might be a keen outdoorsman/ have intimate knowledge of the area

Please, if you can help in any way, call the Delphi tip line at 844-459-5786. Your tip will be handled anonymously. Please help bring the killer(s) of Abby and Liberty to justice!

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There is no such thing as a meat, cheese, milk, egg-eating environmentalist.
Excerpt from Adaptt.org

Meat-eating environmentalist = Oxymoron

Animal Agriculture and Environmental Destruction

Many people who fancy themselves to be environmentalists are fond of demonizing the automobile industry, calling it the number one agent of global pollution. (Just look at some of the literature emanating from such “mainstream” organizations as Environment California and the Sierra Club.) However, when it comes to environmental destruction, animal agriculture is the elephant in the room that no one wants to acknowledge, confront, or talk about. Animal-based agriculture is the number one cause of deforestation, air pollution, and water pollution. Therefore, those people who still incorporate meat, eggs, or dairy products in their diet cannot claim to be environmentalists.

Here is a summary of how the production of meat, eggs, and dairy products takes a staggering toll on the ecosystem:

Water Pollution

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the runoff from factory farms pollutes our rivers and lakes more than all other industries combined. In the U.S. alone, animals raised for food produce 130 times more excrement than the entire human population—86,000 pounds per second. A typical pig factory farm generates as much raw waste as a city of 50,000 people. Chicken, pig, and cow excrement have polluted over 35,000 miles of rivers in at least 22 states and contaminated groundwater in at least 17 states.

What’s more, chicken, pig, turkey and cow excrement comprise the sole source of all the recent E. Coli, salmonella and listeria outbreaks in which spinach, tomatoes, peanuts, jalapeño peppers, cantaloupe and other plant products have been implicated. E. Coli, salmonella and listeria have only one source: SHIT (human or animal)! Since spinach, peanuts, jalapeños, cantaloupe and tomatoes don’t shit, spinach, peanuts, jalapeños, cantaloupe and tomatoes cannot be blamed for this problem. E. Coli, salmonella and listeria found their way to the plants because people who enslave animals for meat, dairy or eggs contaminate the waterways by dumping nearly 2.7 trillion pounds of manure into America’s lakes, rivers and streams annually. Contaminated water eventually ends up on some of the crops as run-off, passing E. Coli, salmonella and listeria to the consumer. Also, more frighteningly, there are many times when farmers literally spray tons of RAW animal shit directly on the crops. Make no mistake: ALL E. Coli, salmonella and listeria incidents occur because of animal agriculture. Meat, dairy and egg-eaters want to eat billions of land animals. So ConAgra, Smithfield, Tyson, Perdue, etc. MASS PRODUCE billions of land animals far in excess of the numbers that would occur if these animals were left to their own reproductive devices and inclinations. Billions of land animals produce trillions of pounds of excrement.

Chemical Pollution

The majority of pesticide intake comes from animal products because the meat, dairy and egg industries douse billions of animals with chemicals to kill flies and mosquitoes that spread diseases from animal to animal. These chemicals seep through the pores, where they’re permanently stored in the animals’ flesh. Only a small percentage of pesticide intake comes from plant-based foods. But the majority of that residue can be washed away pretty easily. You also have the option of purchasing organic plant foods, which solves the chemical problem altogether. While you might be able to buy some chemical-free animal products (which is pretty hard to do because animal feed is rarely organic), there are still four issues that can never be overcome: slaughterhouse cruelty; the commodification and enslavement of animals; the deleterious effects of consuming animal protein, casein, cholesterol, saturated fats and trans fatty acids; and the environmental destruction and world hunger caused by animal-based agriculture. The government also allows crops set aside as animal feed to be sprayed with 2 to 20 times the amount of chemicals used on crops set aside for human consumption!

Water Use

Raising animals for food consumes nearly half the water used in the United States. Since no one needs to eat an animal in order to survive (except those living in icy and desert settings—see the ETHICS, LAWS and TRADITIONS section), that means fifty percent of all the water in America is wasted on animal-based agriculture. It takes an estimated 800 to 2,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef, but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat. Maintaining a carnivorous diet for a single person requires 4,200 gallons of water per day. A vegan diet for a single person requires only 300 gallons of water per day.

Land Use

Of all agricultural land in the U.S., nearly 80 percent is used to raise animals for food. More than 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared to create cropland to grow grain for animal feed, and about 85 percent of the seven billion tons of topsoil lost in the U.S. each year has been directly attributed to the enslavement of cows. It takes twenty times more land to sate the appetites of meat, dairy and egg-eaters than vegans: those who eat animal products require roughly 3.25 acres of land per person per year to feed themselves, whereas vegans require only 1/6 of an acre per person per year.

Rainforest Depletion

About 214,000 acres of rainforest, comprising an area greater than that of New York City, are destroyed every day. Some of this is for cows to graze, while some of it is to grow crops for animal feed. More than 2.9 million acres of rainforest were destroyed in the 2004-2005 crop season in order to grow crops that feed chickens and other animals in factory farms.

For every pound of hamburger produced in rainforest countries, approximately 220 square feet of rainforest are cleared to grow the required feed. Through this clearing approximately 2,600 pounds of living matter will in the best of circumstances be displaced, or destroyed altogether. This living matter includes roughly 20 to 30 different plant species, over 100 insect species, and dozens of birds, mammals and reptiles. What is more, along with the biomass found in coral reefs, rainforest vegetation is said to be one of the most promising sources of heretofore-undiscovered chemical compounds for treating many diseases that were once thought to be intractable. These resources are simply laid to waste when rainforest is cleared. Even worse, unlike coniferous forest land, tropical rainforest can never be replaced once it has been cleared.

Energy Use

The meat, egg, and dairy industries are heavy consumers of fossil-fuel resources. Raising animals for food requires more than one-third of all the raw materials and fossil fuels used in the United States. The best flesh-food enterprise returns a paltry 34.5 percent of the invested fossil-fuel energy as food energy, measured in terms of caloric expenditure. In contrast, the poorest crop enterprise returns a whopping 328 percent. In other words, the least-efficient plant-based food is nearly ten times as energy-efficient as the most-efficient flesh food!

Air Pollution

Whether you’re a hardcore liberal who believes that humans are responsible for global warming, or a staunch conservative who believes that the warming of the earth is a natural cycle, I think we can all agree that intentionally emitting nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere can be classified as pollution. And pollution has the potential to sicken the earth and its inhabitants. Liberals and conservatives alike must understand that the feces of all animals in the meat, dairy and egg industries emit nitrous oxide and methane, two highly noxious pollutants. Plus, when it comes to carbon dioxide, few people recognize the devastating impact that destroying rainforest to grow crops for animal feed can have on the environment. For example, it’s becoming increasingly well-known that burning one gallon of gasoline in an internal-combustion engine releases about 19 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. But clearing and burning enough rainforest to produce just one hamburger releases 165 pounds of carbon dioxide. Veganism, as always, is the best, most efficient way to help the environment. After all, there is no such thing as a meat, cheese, milk, egg-eating environmentalist.

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Ted Bundy’s last confessions to the warden of Florida State Penitentiary:

Ted : January 24, 1989 (around 6:40 a.m.). For the Utah detective named ‘Couch’, there’s one more we didn’t have time for. It’s going to be hard. Between Price and Green River, about ten miles south of Price, a road going south out of Price, maybe five or ten miles, there is a side road to the left going toward the mountains, going east. A quarter mile in there’s a dirt road to the left. This is not going to work too well, (mentioning the map he was working with,) but I’ll try to do something with it. A hundred to two hundred yards in, there’s the remains of a young woman who disappeared from Brigham Young University, June of 1975. That’s as close as I can get it from the map that we have here.

The Warden : Do you know her name?

Ted : No, I don’t.

The Warden : Is that it ?

Ted : To Mike Fisher and the Colorado detectives, the last woman they wanted to talk about, Denise Oliverson, I believe. Referring again to Denise Oliverson, or whoever it was out of Grand Junction that Mike Fisher wanted to discuss, I believe the date was in April 1975. The young woman’s body would have been placed in the Colorado River about five miles west of Grand Junction. It was not buried. That’s all the ones that I can help you with. That’s all the ones that I know about. There are no missing ones outstanding that we haven’t talked about.

The Warden : That’s all of ‘em, Ted?

Ted : Yeah, can I get a smoke off somebody?

The Warden : Ted, I have some inquiries from Illinois and New Jersey.

Ted : Okay. Well, let’s just deal with whatever is outstanding like that. I can say without any question that there is nothing that I was involved in in Illinois or New Jersey.

The Warden : How about Burlington, Vermont? Nothing there? Texas?

Ted : No.

The Warden : Miami?

Ted : No.

The Warden : Okay. That’s all we’ve got. Okay, Ted, thank you.

Ted : You’re welcome.

overwatch characters as the worlds produced by minecraft when their name is put into the seed generator

“mercy” - a seaside meadow surrounded by dark oak forests, featuring black & white horses and scattered ponds/lakes.

“symmetra” - five tiny isles in the middle of the ocean surrounding an undersea temple, with very few scattered trees & animals. there is no mainland in sight.

“reaper” - a savannah with floating mountains, dotted by acacia trees. behind is a lush birch forest, forward is a desert lasting for miles. a river winds through the whole area.

“soldier 76” - a towering spruce forest with stone ruins scattered throughout. it is surrounded by a massive dark oak forest going in all directions, with mushroom trees scattered about. the forest floor is covered with podzol.

“hanzo” - a meadow filled with red flowers, split up by multiple rivers. far in the distance there is spruce forest, and a village. the meadow is large but empty.

“mccree” - a village on the edge of a mixed oak and birch forest. there is a dirt path leading up to it, and a large meadow filled with sheep nearby.

“zarya” - a river valley, with birch-covered hills on all sides. there’s a herd of cows in the valley, and yellow flowers lining ground where the treeline begins.

“amelie” - flat plains of snow and ice as far as the eye can see. there are several completely iced-over lagoons.

“mei” - an island in the middle of the ocean, covered in thick forest. the closest landmass are large, forbidding mountains with jagged cliffs and few trees.

“tracer” - the patch of land between three lakes. facing north, there is a mixed birch and dark oak forest. south, there are mountains, with scattered spruce trees within. east, there is already a forest fire occurring, where the mountains and forests meet.

“pharah” - a savannah in all directions as far as the eye can see. there is a multitude of wildlife, including llamas and horses of all colors. there is a village nearby, with a massive crevasse underneath.

“ana” - a large lake, mistaken for an ocean at first, surrounded by hills and mountains covered in spruce and oak trees. snow covers the sand lining the shore.

“lucio” - endless fields of sunflowers. scattered lakes and ponds throughout.

“zenyatta” - forest valley surrounded by mountains. the mountains are snowy, the forest is not.

“torbjorn” - a birch forest on flatlands surrounded by tall, jagged mountains. the birch trees are bizarrely short. peony flowers line the forest floor.

“sombra” - a massive jungle, going on in all directions. there is a ruined temple nearby, filled with traps and a huge amount of gold.

“reinhardt” - a small patch of grasslands, surrounded by dark oak trees and massive mushrooms. there is a swamp directly beyond the dark oaks, featuring a lava pit and a witch hut.

“roadhog” - at the foot of a single mountain in a massive desert. a river winds through it, and on the other side is a savannah.

“junkrat” - a jungle that bumps right up against a birch forest. both are filled with pigs.

“genji” - a snowy taiga with a frozen river running through it. there are hardly any trees but many, many flowers, and many rabbits.

“winston” - there are several small biomes fighting for space here; in one direction, oak forests with a lake and mountains, in another, savannahas and deserts. in another, swamps.

“bastion” - grasslands with multiple broken up mountains. a village is nearby. there is no forest.

“dva” - a spruce forest by the ocean lined with a wide coast. in the water is a sea temple, seen clearly from the shoreline. just within the bounds of the forest there are two villages.

Moon River // Lee Taeyong

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the prompt: can you do song based scenario with Taeyong (Moon River-Audrey Hepburn)

words: 1551

category: song fic + fluff

author note: i know this song is about a nice mellow river but i made this scenario about a big, roaring river that keeps two bffs apart from each other. enjoy!
also the ending is cheesy as always don’t say i didn’t warn you.

- destinee

Originally posted by dimplesjae

he’s such a baby i can’t

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Weekly Report

Summary

It was a pretty good week overall. Not perfect, but it was 80/20 and something I know I can maintain for life. 

Weight

I was down 3 lbs this week for a total 103 since surgery and 135 off my highest weight. I am currently 5 lbs ahead of the pace my Dr. set for me. 

I have a couple of cool milestones coming up soon. In 5.5 lbs, I will be ½ to my goal weight and in 15 lbs, I will be at my lowest adult weight!

Supplements

I was 96% on schedule with my supplements this week.  As long as I don’t fall behind early in the day I do fine. I did miss my last multivitamin twice. I will do better this week. 

Exercise

I have been fighting a minor cold this week which impacted my effort / distance.

  • Weekly  16.4 / 15
  • Monthly 39.5 / 60 Goal
  • Annual 116 / 1,000

I decided to start my formal ½ marathon training plan next week. This is actually going to result in a little less exercise for me for the next month or two, though the effort will be higher. Here is my plan for next week. 

  • Saturday - 4 mile run
  • Sunday - Rest
  • Monday - 3 mile run
  • Tuesday -  River walk / Swim 
  • Wednesday -  3 mile run
  • Thursday - Rest
  • Friday - Kickboxing

I also am going to shoot for 56,000 steps for the week. With 2 rest days and 2 cross training days and a sedentary job, the only way I will meet this is if I do some walking over and beyond my normal scheduled exercise. 

Food / Hydration

I met my hydration goals 7 out of 7 days. 

My food was OK. I did not log my food like I should I will work on improving this, this week. 

Sleep

I hit my sleep goals 5 out of 7 days. I need to keep going to bed by 9:30 this week .

My little brother put on The Girl in the Fireplace, and I realized that Madame de Pompadour is 1000% a dry run for Amy Pond. Which reminded me of the “Moffat math” from Lawrence Miles’ blog!

1.
“Monsieur… what are you doing in my fireplace?” (The Girl in the Fireplace)
+ “Look, I’m in the television!” (Blink)
= “Monsieur… what are you doing in my television?” (Silence in the Library)

2.
“Today… nobody dies!” (The Doctor Dances)
+ “Oh, you wonderful, impossible man.” (The Girl in the Fireplace)
= “Today… nobody dies! Thanks to that wonderful, impossible man.” (Forest of the Dead)

3.
Contrived love interest (The Girl in the Fireplace)
+ “You don’t know me, but I’m going to be important in your future.” (Blink)
= “You don’t know me, but I’m going to be a contrived love interest in your future.” (Silence in the Library)

4.
Inevitable love-interest death (The Girl in the Fireplace)
+ Timey-wimey paradoxical non-explanation (Blink)
= Inevitable love-interest death, averted by timey-wimey paradoxical non-explanation. (Forest of the Dead)

5.
“Are you my mummy…? Are you my mummy…? Are you my mummy…?” (The Empty Child)
+ Real-world thing likely to make children pretend to be scared (Blink)
= “Hey, I’ve been eaten by shadows…! Hey, I’ve been eaten by shadows…! Hey, I’ve been eaten by shadows…!” (Silence in the Library)

6.
Unexpected super-powers (The Doctor Dances)
+ Absurd fetishisation of the Doctor (The Girl in the Fireplace)
= Imminent godhood. (Forest of the Dead)

7.
Sitcom characterisation (Blink)
+ Squee (The Girl in the Fireplace)
= The Beast. (Steven Moffat)

Moon River,
Wider than a mile:
I’m crossin’ you in style
Some day.
Old dream maker,
You heart breaker,
Wherever your goin’,
I’m goin’ your way:
Two drifters,
Off to see the world,
There’s such a lot of world
To see.
We’re after the same
Rainbow’s end
Waitin’ round the bend,
My huckleberry friend,
Moon River
and me.
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Henry Mancini - Breakfast At Tiffany’s ‘Moon River’ Lyrics |

Sounds like she’s serenading him

1681 map of the Mississippi valley, based on the travels of Marquette and Joliet. The pair traveled in canoes from Lake Michigan near modern Wisconsin down to the Arkansas River, less than 500 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The map connects the northern areas the explorers traveled through to the Gulf. 

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To cross into Mexico from the United States at Los Ebanos in south-eastern Texas, you have to take a ride back in time. The only way to get across is a hand-cranked ferry. We met our colleague, NPR’s John Burnett there. He covers immigration, and has been coming to this spot for decades: “This is the last muscle-powered ferry on the 1,200 mile river border…. But it’s kind of disappearing. The border has become this… place packed with men with guns, with walls, with spy blimps, and with drug crimes, and so this is kind of the disappearing border where we are now.”

- Lulu & Ravenna

(Photo: NPR/ Samantha Balaban)

anonymous asked:

Date gone wrong

Everything turns to fluff in my hands. Unbeta’d, so all mistakes are mine.

Betty and Jughead had been dating for three months by the time they actually got to go on their first date. Everything had been crazy, with Jason Blossom’s murder, Betty’s sister having a baby, Jughead being homeless, amongst a plethora of other things going on; they hadn’t had time to go on a date. He hadn’t even noticed until she mentioned it one day. So he decided he was going to make it the best date he could. After all it was Betty Cooper and the best girl in Riverdale deserved the best date he had to offer.

Everything was almost ready, he had set up a picnic, sandwiches, potato salad, pasta salad, and Betty was bringing her signature cookies. His mouth watered at the thought of her cookies. The only thing he had left to do was chop up some more green onions to garnish the potato salad. He put a couple onions on the thick wooden cutting board and began to chop, his mind wandering to the beautiful girl he was picking up soon. Over the past three months, his mind had been wandering a lot, to the smooth sound of her voice, to the strawberry taste of her kiss. The wandering was quickly cut short by a sharp pain.

“OW FUCK!” Jughead shouted, realizing that the pain was because he had chopped off a bit of the tip of his middle finger. Blood poured across the cutting board and the onions. The onions weren’t green anymore. He put his finger in his mouth and grabbed paper towel, trying to sop up the blood that was soaking into the porous wood.

“Are you ok?” Archie ran into the kitchen after hearing his friend shout. His face blanched at the scene in front of him, before racing to go find his father.

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“Next time pay a little more attention when you’re chopping things, ok kid?” Fred taped the last bit of gauze to the boy’s finger. Jughead nodded before racing down the stairs, grabbing the picnic basket and the keys to the truck on the way out the door. He was already fifteen minutes late. Shit.

Betty was leaning against Fred’s truck when Jughead exited the Andrew’s house.

He couldn’t help but admire how beautiful she was, her honey blonde locks flowing free to her shoulders, a soft green dress hugging her figure, the sparkle in her eyes, and the broad smile, reserved only for him.

“Took you long en- what happened to your finger Juggie!?” the blonde dropped the cookies she had made into the bed of the truck and ran to his side, grabbing his hand.

“Well there won’t be any green onions on top of the potato salad this time. I don’t think the possibility of blood borne diseases makes for a good first date.” He joked, smirking and raising an eyebrow at his girlfriend.

“Is it bad? Should we go get you stitches? We can cancel if you’re hurt.” Worry clouded her eyes as she looked at his injured hand.

“Love, it’s fine. I’m fine. We’re going to go and have an amazing time. It’s just a cut.” He put his other hand on her cheek, she looked up to meet his eyes, the pain didn’t seem too bad, his face showing no contortion of pain. She bit her bottom lip in consideration, before finally nodding. They hopped into the truck and with his one hand on the wheel, and the other on her knee, they were off.

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They had finally backed up off the road into a clearing of the woods near Sweetwater River, only a mile from the treehouse that they had spent so much time in as kids. Betty took in the sights, fall was so beautiful in Riverdale, the leaves turning shades of orange and red, before falling to the ground. She remembered how her, Jughead, and Archie used to make piles of the colourful leaves and jump in them, and how Jughead would pick the leaves out of her hair before she got home, so her mom wouldn’t be mad.

 Jughead hopped out of the truck, grabbing a white sheet out of the bed and securing all four corners to two trees a few feet away.

“What are you doing?” Betty asked, lips pursed in confusion.

“You’ll see.” He smiled at her as he walked over to the little makeshift shelter where he had put the projector from the Twilight Drive-in. He messed around for a second, before the reel started to turn, shining Rebel Without a Cause onto the white sheet. He hopped up into the bed of the truck to join Betty. She lifted the red plaid blanket she had wrapped around herself to allow him to cuddle in closer, opening the picnic basket to eat some dinner.

About half an hour in, they had finished their dinner and were snuggled comfortably, Betty leaning into Jughead’s chest, with his arm behind her back, occasionally dropping kisses on the top of her head. Jughead suddenly felt something small and cold hit his shoulder. A few moments later, it was followed by more and more until it was full blown hailing.  Jughead tossed the keys to Betty so she could get in the truck, before leaping off the truck, sprinting to shut off the projector and close the shelter so that it wouldn’t get damaged.

They began to drive home, Jughead having decided that Fred wouldn’t care if they finished their movie in the Andrew’s living room. Fred was just happy they had finally officially started dating, Jughead knew he had gotten sick of them dancing around each other, they were both good with words, but neither had been able to find the words to describe how they felt for several months.

 It was difficult to see through the profuse hail, so Jughead drove incredibly slowly, he wasn’t about to risk having Betty injured on their first date. They were a few blocks from the Andrew’s house when they heard a CRACK. Betty jumped in shock, before turning to her boyfriend to ensure he was ok. Jughead pulled off the road and jumped out of the car, braving the hail to inspect the damage. It was the windshield. The hail had become so large that it had cracked Fred’s windshield. Shit, he thought for the second time that night. He would use the little money he had saved from the drive-in to get it repaired later.

He hopped back in the truck and turned over the ignition. Nothing happened. He tried three more times, frustration bringing tears to his eyes. Still nothing.

He put his elbows on the wheel and his head in his hands.

“I’m sorry Betts.”

“What are you sorry for Juggie?” she asked, genuine confusion colouring her voice.

“This date was supposed to be perfect, but it turned into a disaster. You deserve better than this.” He bit his bottom lip to keep the tears from falling.

“Juggie look at me.” When he didn’t look up, Betty reached and grabbed his chin in her hand, gently turning his face to hers with her soft hand. Their eyes met, she didn’t seem upset at all. In fact, she smiled, her whole face lighting up.

“It was perfect, because it was with you.” Jughead exhaled the breathe he didn’t know he had been holding before she continued, 

“I love you, Forsythe Pendleton Jones the Third.”

“I love you too, Elizabeth Cooper.”