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Seismitoad Family Headcanons

(For @fangirltrash​! Apologies for the long wait!)

  • Trainers who allow their seismitoads to roam the house rarely invest in actual drinking glasses, and those who do keep them safely secured when they’re not in use. An irritable or overjoyed seismitoad may express its emotions by sending tremors through the earth and inadvertently (or purposefully, as the case may be) shattering some fragile objects. Plastic is safer. 
  • Palpitoad saliva used to be a key ingredient in many ancient glue mixtures. Even today, trainers that own palpitoads may sometimes tempt them to lick broken shelves or shoe soles to temporarily fix them.  
  • Tympoles were once used by old, riverside communities as part of an alarm system. These communities, understanding how the pokémon emitted sound waves at the sight of danger, would put metal forks outside their houses which were capable of resounding a tympole’s cries, reverberating them at a level the human ear could detect. This system would alert the communities as to any signs of unrest near the river.
  • Palpitoads and seismitoads gain speed when swimming by invoking tremors in the water around them, making it sway and rock and propel them forward. Without their ability to create vibrations, they would be as sluggish underwater as they are on land. 
  • Although seismitoads are supposed to be fed on insects, they have remarkable appetites and will eat almost anything. They have been known to snaffle burgers, swallow apples whole, and eat entire sacks of raw potatoes that they find long-abandoned at the backs of cupboards.
  • The tympole line does not croak. For the most part, they interact completely silently.
  • By gripping a person’s arm and sending vibrations through it, seismitoads are easily capable of breaking bones. Their superior abilities in shattering debris make them common to rescue teams, particularly those dedicated to the recovery of earthquake victims, trapped cavers, people affected by avalanches, etc. - anything that involves vast piles of scree.  
Retail (Bucky x Reader) (Part 2)

Based on true events…

[Retail AU]

(Part one)

word count: 1170

Originally posted by suicidessquad

As Bucky witnessed his boss fling herself into the restroom he also watched as Maria sadly shuffled onto the floor out front to greet the dreaded four and a half lady. Frantically, he didn’t know whether to hang around towards the back or follow the poor old lady out front. He chose the latter, tailing Maria quietly to see just how scary the small footed lady was that made his boss jump a mile into the toilet. “Hello, how are you doing?” Maria greeted with a forced smile on her face, muttering under her breath to Bucky, but he couldn’t hear a single word she breathed out.

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Retail Sneak Peek/Drabble Request

98. “Hold me back!’ - 3 anons and @namay 

Originally posted by skylerlockerbie

As Bucky witnessed his boss fling herself into the restroom he also watched as Maria sadly shuffled onto the floor out front to greet the dreaded four and a half lady. Frantically, he didn’t know whether to hang around towards the back or follow the poor old lady out front. He chose the latter, tailing Maria quietly to see just how scary the small footed lady was that made his boss jump a mile into the toilet. “Hello, how are you doing?” Maria greeted with a forced smile on her face, muttering under her breath to Bucky, but he couldn’t hear a single word she breathed out.

“Uh huh,” the lady acknowledged as she looked among the shelves of shoes. “Do you have these in a four and a half?” she held up a taupe colored strappy sandal to Maria.

“I’ll check,” Maria replied, turning her back towards the floor as she moved back into the shelves. “This woman never buys and she always asks us to pull out a million different shoes.”

“Do you even have anything in a four and a half?” Bucky leaned against the wall as he stared at the small woman looking into the shelves.

“Nope,” she answered, walking back out to where the lady stood. She let out a heavy sigh as soon as she saw her, a sigh that only Bucky heard as he followed her again. In the customer’s arms were about eight shoes, waiting to ask poor Maria for more sizes. “No, smallest is a seven.”

“Well, let me try it on, just so I can get the feel of it.”

“Oh my God,” a quiet voice sounded behind Bucky, making him jump slightly in reaction. He turned to see (Y/N) standing behind him with her arms crossed. “Why am I not surprised?”

“How was your escape to the restroom?” Bucky joked, chuckling at her reaction towards the customer as he observed Maria getting more agitated by the second.

“How kind of you to ask, Bucky,” you laughed.

“Do you have any of these in a four and a half?”

“I’ll check,” Maria said robotically. Before she could turn around, a small smile shined on her face as she greeted the FedEx delivery brightly. “Steven, good morning!”

The tall, blonde haired man, parking his shipment cart right outside the store window before walking in with a smile on his face. “Hello, ladies. How many do we have today?”

“Just ten, not that bad,” (Y/N) replied in a high pitched voice as she gestured towards the pile of bagged shoes, making Bucky crinkle his eyebrows in curiosity at her reaction towards the FedEx guy.

“New guy?” the man by the name of Steven questioned (Y/N) with a nod.

“Yeah, Bucky meet Steve. Steve, Bucky,” she introduced them to each other as Maria squeezed past them to the back to grab the customer her shoes.

Before Bucky or Steve could utter a word in greeting to each other, the lady sitting on the couch annoyingly complained. “Are you the manager? Because what you’re doing is very rude and you can expect me to never come back here again,” she said as she threw her purse over her shoulder and stormed out of the store.

(Y/N) scoffed as soon as she left, yelling at Maria to stop looking. “I was about to ask you boys to hold me back because I was going to rip that bitch apart,” she joked, whispering out a quiet “shit” as she realized that she had cursed.

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