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Echo Lakes (pt. ii)

SUMMARY: With a new planet near the USS Enterprise and the possibilities of new discoveries, who wouldn’t want to travel to the unknown world? If only someone would’ve have told you and Bones what you were getting into before, then maybe you wouldn’t be stuck with hard decisions away from the Enterprise and with the fate of a whole community in your hands.

WORD COUNT: 1,481 words

AUTHOR: Lydia

NOTES: Here you go guys, part two! Alice and I are trying desperately to find time to write, but school has started and JROTC/Yearbook comes with high demands of time and effort. We have quite a few requests we are working on, so stick with us guys! Enjoy :)

part i/teaser


She couldn’t believe she was actually doing this. With her large backpack across her shoulder and a scowl on her face, she was beginning to regret accepting this mission. But a part of her was excited; she now has three days to discover a new planet and its flourishing life.

She just couldn’t believe it was with Bones.

“Ready, doll?” he asks as he steps onto the warp pad. She rolls her eyes, pulling her hair back into a ponytail as she follows suit.

“Dr. McCoy, I have a name,” she argues, and he smiles.

“Alright, Dr. (y/l/n), ready?”

She shoots him a hard look as James walks in, and she has to rip her eyes away from the doctor’s childish grin and flirtatious eyes.

“Doctors, set and prepped?” he asks, standing next to Scotty at the monitor. They nod, and he nods back. “You’ve been equipped with the needed tools to conduct your field studies, along with clothing, food packs, hydration pills, and one tent.” Both Bones’ and (y/n)’s eyes seem to go wide, and James smiles.

“Wait, one tent?” they say at the same time.

“Energize!” James shouts as he walks out, and (y/n) groans in frustration as she squeezes her eyes shut. After a small feeling of sickness in her gut and a moment of weightlessness, she feels humidity on her skin and inhales fresh oxygen and the smell of a new world.

She opens her eyes slowly, holding in a gasp as she scans the environment. It’s gorgeous, like from old pictures of the rainforests back on Earth that have long since been depleted. The trees are bright with dew and the wildflowers under her feet are as colourful as anything she had ever seen. She looks up, a bright sun shining on her face as a cool breeze brushes her skin, and she finds herself falling in love with the unexplored planet.

“Doctor McCoy, have you ever seen anything like this?” she marvels as she turns to him. As he looks to her, he can’t help but smile at the look of curiosity in her eyes and the upturn of her lips.

With a chuckle and a quick glance around, he says, “No, I don’t think I have.” His eyes set on the lowered sun, and he sighs deeply as he adjusts his bag. “Come on, doll, we gotta go set up camp.” She nods, and he has to grab her arm slightly to drag her from the beauty of the land.

They walk through the woods quietly, and (y/n) stumbles many times as she looks around. She smiles at the unknown ferns and the small critters, and she recognizes the feeling in her heart as the same excitement a child has on Christmas.

After only hearing his own footsteps for a bit, Bones turns around only to find that (y/n) isn’t near him. His eyes go wide and he spins in all directions, hissing her full name under his breath as he looks behind tall trees and overgrown shrubs.

After searching frantically for a few good minutes, he finds her kneeling in front of a three stump. He walks to her with a scowl on his face, standing behind her to see what has her bright mind so focused. It’s a small colony of bugs that have made a settlement on the stump. They look like ants, but with large head and a blue shimmer to their legs and a yellow on their bodies.

Bones kneels next to her, watching her face as she lets on crawl onto a leaf she holds. It runs up and down, crawls across the back and back onto the stump. She smiles, and Bones can’t help but chuckle softly.

“It’s getting dark,” he says quietly, and she just nods. He stands and sticks out a hand to help her up. She takes it, letting him lead her carefully over the stump and back north in search of a place to settle down for the night.

After a good half hour of walking, they stumble across a clearing amongst the tall trees. The opening overhead in the canopy shows a pink and orange sky, not too much daylight left for them to set up their one shared tent. (Y/n) begins to curse at James in her head at the reminder.

“Good?” Bones asks, and she nods as she sets her bag down next to his.

“Good.” She leans down and takes her jacket off, unstrapping the tent from his bag. She tosses it to him, a small rectangular box, and he sets it down in the center of the clearing. With a simple press of a button on top, the tent unfolds and sets itself up. It’s pretty large, a zipped-up door on the front of the dark green tent.

“Boy, I love technology,” Bones mutters as he picks up his bag. (Y/n) grabs hers and they walk inside, setting them back down. By now, the sun has lowered far enough to where there’s barely any light in the tent. So (y/n) grabs a small lantern from her bag and turns on the sterile white light, and she sets it down in the corner.

Bones begins to set up his sleeping bag on the right side, and (y/n) unrolls hers on the left. She takes her hair out of its ponytail and runs her fingers through it, sighing as she opens her bag. She finds a blue tank top and pair of shorts, with a small note at the top.

“Hey, James left something,” she says, and Bones leans over her as she reads it. “‘Gets cold at night, bundle up.’” There’s a little winky face in the corner and (y/n) rolls her eyes, setting the note back into her bag.

“How helpful,” Bones groans, walking back to his bag.

(Y/n) stands, looking over her shoulder and assuming now is the best time to change as Bones rummages through his bag. She slides her shirt over her head and throws it down, quickly putting the tank top on over her sports bra. She slides her pants off and sets them next to her bag, and she can feel a set of eyes on her.

“Turn around,” she snaps, and she can hear him laugh as she slides her shorts on. She turns around to find him shirtless, a pair of grey Starfleet Academy sweats on and his hair messed up from taking his shirt off. She shifts at the sight, trying to look away.

“Turn around,” he mocks, and she scoffs as she crawls into her sleeping bag. Already she can feel the temperature dropping, her feet becoming cold and her breath sharp. She lies her head on the built-in pillow and Bones turns the lamp off, climbing into his and sighing deeply.

It’s quiet, besides their breaths and (y/n)’s heartbeat in her ears. There’s a slight breeze that freezes their tent, and a soft hum of a cricket-like species in the distant. It’s nothing like the Enterprise with the constant hum of the machines, or Earth with the hustle of life. The silence here is pure, pristine in its way and unadulterated altogether.

But as the night goes on, (y/n) and Bones find it becoming unbearably cold. (Y/n) shivers, unable to sleep, and Bones buries his face into his pillow as he tries to tire himself somehow.

“He couldn’t have given us any warmer clothes?” (y/n) growls into bared teeth, and Bones laughs once to himself.

“Enough room in here for two, Doctor (y/l/n),” he mumbles, and she bites her lip.

Without another word, and sick of the bitter cold, she stands and walks to Bones. He looks up at her with raised eyebrows and she crawls into his sleeping bag as he scoots over to give her room. Automatically, it’s warmer for both of them, the body heat building up in the bag.

Bones wraps an arm around her, pulling her to his chest. She relaxes, finally feeling her fingers and toes, and rests her head on the doctor’s chest as their legs intertwine with each other. Never did she think she’d have to be in this position with anyone, but she’s glad it’s him. Because as much as she hates to admit it, her feeling towards Bones have grown stronger through their expedition of deep space. And what she doesn’t know is he shares the same feelings.

So as the night goes on, and the air gets cooler on this Earth-like planet, Bones and (y/n) drift to sleep in each other’s arms with visions of the new world beyond their tent.

Closer ( Stiles Stilinski x Reader )

Hey, I was doing just fine
Before I met you
I drink too much and that’s an issue
But I’m okay

Stiles P.O.V

“Dude, come on you have to get up, it’s been a week since you’re got of from the bed” Scott called out to me. But how could I? The girl that I love just left me and I’m broken as hell, but i’m slowly recovering tho i mean that is what a batman does right? right.

“Just leave me alone Scott! Just leave me alone…”

All I wanted to be is alone. I’m broken hearted I haven’t even got of my bed for a week. I haven’t showered, and haven’t gone to school. My hair’s all floppy and I probably look like shit

Scott came barging in my room and pulled me of the bed pushed me in the shower and when I was done he gave me some curly fries, my favorite

“Thanks man” I forced a smile on my face and he smiled back at me but I could easily see the sympathy in his eyes. And I don’t like it one bit

Hey, you tell your friends
It was nice to meet them
But I hope I never see them again

“…so… what’s up?”
I turned my head to look at him and answered, “The sky. Seriously? I haven’t gone out of that room for like a week now and all you’re gonna do is ask me that?”

He chuckled and shook his head. “Same old Stiles huh?” I smiled and shook my head.

flashback
“Hey there guys. This is my boyfriend Stiles. Stiles these are my friends; Megan, Crysial, Aby, Saffron, and Abigail”

“Hey”

There came several replies from them
“Hi!”
“Whats up?”
“Nice to meet ya!”

I tried to act cool and I don’t think is was going well. They all looked … nice? Different from (Y/N), they aren’t as pretty or radiant as she is. They’re… how do i say this nicely? um… i don’t know i guess..

“Come on! Lets go in!”

We were currently at a club and they were all dancing and grinding against strangers. Me and (Y/N) are just standing there. Until she looked at me, she smiled and asked, “You wanna get a drink?”

The memory them faded into the back of my mind, along with other amazing memories i got with her.

“I never liked her friends”, I whispered.

Scott turned to me with eyebrows raised and asked, “What did you just say?”

I raised my eyebrow, “don’t you have supernatural hearing or something?”

“I do but wasn’t using it”

I sighed and repeated, “I said I didn’t like her friends”. He slowly nodded as a sign of saying that he got the memo.

I know it breaks your heart
Moved to the city in a broke-down car
And four years, no calls
Now you’re looking pretty in a hotel bar
And I can’t stop

“I saw her”

Scott turned to me, “Huh?”

“I saw her, she was in this sort of hotel bar? With longer hair, those same shining eyes and… I don’t know… She’s still as pretty as before, and maybe even prettier.. I can’t stop loving her Scott… I just can’t”

“Then don’t, and i thought she was in new york?”
“I meant through a picture”
“Ooh..”
“Yeah..”

So, baby, pull me closer
In the back seat of your Rover
That I know you can’t afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of that mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain’t ever getting older

“I miss her Scott… I miss the way we cuddled in her rover, I miss the way she used to pull me closer when we slept together, I miss the wolf tattoo on her shoulder that she got because of us, I miss how she used to hog all the covers, I miss the ‘xxx’ she sends in the end of her texts, I miss everything about her”

You look as good as the day I met you
I forget just why I left you,
I was insane

(Y/N) P.O.V

“Hey (Y/N)! Look at this!”

My friend, Megan showed me a picture on her phone. I tilled my head and scanned the picture right from the old and rusty jeep to the dirt bike, the green trees, and lastly to the two boys standing in the middle smiling at the camera.
One with dark colored hair with a slightly crooked jaw, and then there was a boy with slightly disheveled hair, with those creamy brown  chocolaty eyes. Stiles. He looked as good as before even better I suppose.

I raised an eyebrow at her, “what about it?”

She gasped, “what about it? the thing about is that your ex boyfriend and best friend is now tall, dark, and handsome!”

Stay and play that Blink-182 song
That we beat to death in Tucson,
Okay

I hummed as a response and i looked out of the window of the apartment in New York we were staying in. I gotta admit that I missed him, I left him. Without a single good bye. Not even a single letter!

flashback
“Stiles! Just stay and listen to blink 182 with me please!”
“But we gotta go to school?”
“Please?”

He thought about it and then smirked, “fine. But only if you kiss me”
I smiled, “I get to skip school and kiss you? that’s a win-win baby!”

So, baby, pull me closer
In the back seat of your Rover
That I know you can’t afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of that mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
We ain’t ever getting older

I shook my head, the memory just passed through my head so suddenly. I thought back to the time we were together, to all memories we made. All weeks that I said to myself that I don’t want it anymore. I was lying. Well I’m not gonna lie to myself anymore.

“Hey, Megan?”
“Yeah?”

I smiled my first sincere smile I have smiled for weeks, “I miss him. I miss stiles. I wanna go back to beacon hills and be with them again. Scott and stiles”

She smirked, “but especially stiles right?”

I chuckled, “… yes, especially stiles”

She smiled that little knowing smile of hers, “I know. I’ve already got us tickets. I was planning to surprise you but i guess thats a bust and you wanted to go back on your own, anyway… we’re leaving in a few days”

I grinned, I’m gonna see my first love again.

To : Stiles
Sent : 8.08 pm

Hey stiles, I miss you and scott. But especially you. I know it has been weeks. And I know you probably don’t wanna see me, but I’m coming back to beacon hills. See ya in a few days xxx

Ding.

Stiles looked at his phone, and saw the blinking light that meant a message. He was confused as to who would message him at this time. He opened the message and slowly a smile came to his face because of what he saw. You were coming back. He was gonna see you again and this time, he’s not gonna let you slip away from him again.

Little Takahiro Moriuchi at Kindergarten

Wasn’t he lovely? (*^_^*)

I’m not sure how old he was in this photo. Probably 3-4 years old.

Photo credit: This is my own scan from an old NEWS magazine and the picture was tiny. So, it’s grainy. The original photo surely must have belonged to the Moriuchi family.

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Leader, with Lemon-flavored Shaved Ice

Don’t our fans give off the impression of a colorful dessert, like a fruit parfait? Because - and we feel this way in concerts, too - we get excited when we see them. So then, V6 would be a 6-colored shaved ice. Not the kind that has six different colors of syrup poured into one glass, but more like six different colors of shaved ice piled onto one plate. Surprisingly enough, they work better together when you eat them one by one, rather than mixing them all up.

-Hanako No.1093

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The Tudors Exhibition at the Musée de Luxembourg - PART I

OFFICIAL PAINTINGS & PIECES / COINS

Pictures from the Exhibition and the book sold by the museum.

  • Henry VII
  • silver coin (Henry VII)
  • Henry VIII
  • silver coins (Henry VIII)
  • Edward VI
  • gold coin (Edward VI)
  • Mary I
  • bronze coin (Mary I)
  • Elizabeth I
  • gold coin (Elizabeth I)

Part 1 : OFFICIAL PAINTINGS, PIECES & COINS (x)

Part 2 : ART & TREATIES : MARRIAGES / COUPLES (X)

Part 3 : THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII (X