I hate cliches- really, I hate them. But listen to me when I say that no one, not a single person on this planet, will ever look at you the way that I do. Because I look at you with anger and wonderment and appreciation and fear. I look at you like you are the reason for every problem in my life, though you are the reason that I forget all my life problems. I look at you and I see everything that I have to lose, but it’s only because you have given me so much to look forward to. I look at you in terror because I wasn’t supposed to let myself feel this way for anyone, but then I feel comfort looking at you because I know that I made the right choice by letting you break those walls I built. So don’t ever tell me that I don’t see you- the only person, the only THING I ever see- is you.
—  See Me
See Me

Summary: Modern AU Professor Tom creates a worry-free evening for his elementary school teacher wife after a long week at work.

Genre: Romance/Fluff

Rating/Warning: M - Possibly me being overly cautious.  Perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea.  Contains use of “Daddy” and things of that nature.  Non-explicit shenanigans.  You have been warned.  

Author’s Notes:  This is for @i-wanna-be-toms-body-pillow so blame her.  <3

He met her at the door.

It had been such a difficult week.

A week of assessments and stress and suits in state offices deciding what “standards” meant.

A week of runny noses and tears and little hands that always needed something.

A week of never ending reports and meetings and late nights.

But now she was home.

Now she was in his arms.

Now she could rest.

Now she could cry.

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–Buenos días –susurró él.
–Buenos días –contestó ella–. ¿Hace mucho rato que estás despierto?
–Una hora, más o menos.
–¿Por qué no te has vuelto a dormir?
–No estaba cansado. Además, me gusta mirarte.
–Eso que acabas de decir tiene el peligro de provocar que me asuste, ¿lo sabías?
María sonrió.
—  Tal como somos (Nicholas Sparks)

So fam, I’ve been working on something that I think is pretty cool (and possibly even helpful), and I want to get your input on what happens with it! Over the weekend, my internet was being a little wacky, so I couldn’t get as much writing done as I wanted to. Instead, I decided to do a kind of “characterization” exercise by creating Tori, Wesley, Carter, Adriana, and Jackie in The Sims 4, and I aimed to make them look as accurate as possible. After some time, I think that I finally have them right, and I’m working on building Tori’s house too! For now, I want to show you guys the Sim versions of them to hopefully give you a better visual of what my OCs look like, whether that helps you with imagining them in the story, or if you want some kind of reference for art since I know that some of you have asked me about references ;) Now… I may have gone a little overboard with the Sims, because I made them a LOT of different outfits and stuff (for different events, seasons, etc.) so I’m planning on showing the pictures one OC at a time to show you everything. That’s where you guys come in! Either comment or send an ask to my inbox telling me who you want to see a Sim of first! For the time being, I’m leaving Adriana and Jackie out of the poll until they show up in Chapter 17, so that means that for now, you can vote to see Tori, Wesley, or Carter. I’ll keep this poll going until the end of the week on Saturday so that more people have a chance to vote. Everyone can vote up to three times, and those votes can be spread out any way that you want. So, for instance, if you REALLY want to see Wesley’s Sim, but you also kind of want to see Tori’s first too, you can vote for Wesley twice and Tori once. I’ll keep a tally of everything and then post the pictures at the end of the week before the next chapter (hopefully) goes up! Get hyped, fam! I’m excited to show you my OCs come to live! As always, thanks for the support! Love ya, fam and I look forward to seeing your votes soon!