slow it down the lumineers

if you need to feel something - playlist

draw your swords - angus and julia stone
dust to dust - the civil wars
high horses - the swell season
holocene - bon iver
landfill - daughter
little lion man - mumford and sons
poison and wine - the civil wars
all the wild horses - ray lamontagne
dreams - fleetwood mac
words - gregory alan isakov
follow you down to the red oak tree - james vincent mcmorrow
slow it down - the lumineers
down in the valley - the head and the heart
colors - amos lee and norah jones
anymore - ethan thompson


Warnings: vehicle accident

Song: Slow It Down - The Lumineers

Requested“I can’t believe you didn’t even push him away.” Grayson gripped the steering wheel tightly, his biceps flexed, being strained by the tight sleeves of his white t-shirt.
“Grayson, Ethan only kissed me on the cheek! It’s not a big deal.” You crossed your arms in front of you, clearly annoyed.
“Not a big deal?” Grayson suddenly stomped on the brakes as he pulled over abruptly to the side of the road. “Get out.” He spoke deeply, unlocking the car doors. “If it’s not a big deal that you let my own drunk twin brother throw himself on you, it shouldn’t be a big deal that you have to walk home in the rain.” Grayson stared ahead, not making eye contact as you sat back in shock, watching the wiper blades collect the raindrops on the windshield.
“Grayson, I am not-” you started.
“I said, get out.” Grayson demanded, reaching over you to open your door for you.
“I can’t believe you.” You furiously unbuckled your seat belt as you shoved your phone in your pocket, pulling the hood of your jacket over your head as you stepped out onto the wet ground beneath you. You slammed the car door behind you without a word as Grayson spun the tires, speeding off onto the road. Your vision blurred as tears brimmed your eyes. The night sky was dark and full of dark clouds as you looked over in the sky, seeing a flash of lightning in the distance. Grayson left you to walk 15 minutes to your house in the piss pouring rain. Warm tears rolled down your cheeks. Your furiously wiped them with a wet hand. One thing you hated about being angry was that every time you reached a certain point, you would cry because you were so furious. It was one thing that you and your mother had in common.
“Come on.” You impatiently pressed the crosswalk button as you waited for the orange hand to turn into a person in the motion of walking. Raindrops that hit your hood drowned out the noise as you proceeded to cross the street after the sign changed. Just then, everything happened all at once. To be exact, the “everything” that had happened, was total and complete darkness.
“Look, I need to see her! She’s MY girlfriend!” You heard someone tell of anger as your head pounded. A couple nurses rushed into the room as Grayson caught your eyes from outside the door. He stood tall, his hair was disheveled, his eyes puffy from crying. He quickly jogged to your room and one of the nurses blocked the door from him coming in. You were being bombarded with a million questions but your brain couldn’t focus on one thing.
“Let him in.” You spoke weakly as you sat up slowly, your muscles weak and sore. Grayson’s eyes never left yours as he pulled a chair beside your bed, holding your cold hand tightly in his.
“Y/n, I-” Grayson began before tears started slipping from his eyes. “I’m so, so sorry.” He choked out as he kissed your hand softly. “I should have never kicked you out of the car and let you walk home. This is all my fault.” He rested his head on your hand as he cried softly.
“Gray, it’s not your fault.” You reassured him as he shook his head.
“I shouldn’t have let my anger out on you. I should trust you not to do anything with anyone.” He sniffled, wiping his tears with the backs of his hands. “I’m so sorry.” He apologized.
“Gray,” you weakly brought a hand up to his chin, making him look you in the eyes. “It was not your fault, anyone and anything can get hit by a car. Either way, we can’t go back and change what we did. What happened, happened. All we can do now is learn from this.” You croaked, your throat dry. Tears brimmed your eyes as you looked into Grayson’s swollen ones. Grayson nodded, kissing your hand once again.
“I love you so much, y/n, I thought I lost you.”
“I love you too, Gray. Don’t worry, okay? I’ll be home in no time.” You smiled weakly as you ran your hands through his hair.
“We’re actually going to keep y/n in overnight to make sure that the concussion doesn’t get bad. Other than that, you were very lucky.” The nurse looks at you, smiling weakly as well.
“Thank you.” You forced a smile back as she exited the room.
“Don’t worry, babe. I’ll spend the night with you, okay?” Grayson reassured.
“Gray, go home to your bed.” You ushered him.
“No, I’ll sleep on this chair if I have to.” Grayson protested, pointing to the wooden chair beneath him. You sighed as you pulled the railing up on your left side as you scooted over to the railing the best you could. You patted the spot next to you as Grayson quickly took his wet jacket and boots off, lightly sliding into the hospital bed beside you. You rested your head on his warm shoulder as he brought one arm around you and one to bring the other railing up to hold you both in the small bed. You breathed in Grayson’s soft cologne as he lied the bed flat with a remote. You brought your head over his chest as you listened to his heart beat softly as he rubbed your back.
“I love you so much.” He whispered into the top of your head before planting a kiss to your forehead.
“I love you too, Gray.” You smiled up at him as you shared a small kiss before returning to your previous position. Throughout the whole night, Grayson and the nurses made sure to wake you every half hour to make sure that you were okay. You both spent that night at the hospital in each other’s arms.

Rhysand’s Playlist

This playlist is just songs that reminded me of Rhysand and his journey through ACOMAF and some songs I think he could relate to. They’re either fun and silly stuff that he’d listen to if he’d get drunk with the bros or something or dark sad ones he’d listen to when he’d miss Feyre or before when she’d been betrothed to Tamlin. Hope you enjoy!

1. Highway to Hell by ACDC

This song is just fun and silly. Like one of my old posts, I could seriously imagine him, Cassian and Azriel all drunk and singing this together all off-pitch and drunk laughing and ahhhhh. So cute. 

2. Brother by Matt Corby (stripped back version)

I think this is a song Rhys would listen to whenever he was feeling sad. Not sad about Feyre specifically, but more sad just in general or if he just couldn’t stop thinking about Under the Mountain. I could see him just waking up in the middle of the night (in the three months before he called upon the bargain) 

3. Stone Cold by Demi Lovato

This song… This song just hits me right in the feels. It’s bloody perfect for Rhys. Seriously. Just so much emotion and the lyrics are so relatable and it’s just so perfect. Especially when he admits that he just wants Feyre to be happy… This is the song for that (of course, if the lyrics were changed genders and stuff). The live or original versions are both amazing. 

Stone cold
God knows I try to feel
Happy for you
Know that I am
Even if I can’t understand
I’ll take the pain
Give me the truth
Me and my heart
We’ll make it through
If happy is her him
I’m happy for you

“I heard you were going to marry him, and I told myself you were happy. I should let you be happy, even if it killed me. Even if you were my mate, you’d earned that happiness.”

4. A Drop in the Ocean by Ron Pope

Rhys would have this on loop, definitely. He’d even like know all the lyrics and sing it to himself with some hard liquor by himself, staring up at the stars and tears just silently streaming down his face. He’d worship and adore this song. Another feels crusher. 

Misplaced trust in old friends Tamlin
Never counting regrets
By the grace of God I do not rest at all
And New England as the leaves change
The last excuse that I’ll claim
I was a boy who loved a woman like a little girl
And still I can’t let you be
Most nights I hardly sleep
Don’t take what you don’t need from me
It’s just a drop in the ocean
A change in the weather
I was praying that you and me might end up together
It’s like wishing for rain as I stand in the desert
But I’m holding you closer than most ‘cause you are my…
Heaven doesn’t seem far away anymore

No, no
Heaven doesn’t seem far away

5. Resolution by Matt Corby

This is a good carefree song that I could see Rhys and Feyre dancing to, and Rhys secretly enjoying it so much because it reminds him of when he was kneeling before putting those thigh strap thingies on and he told her that she was his salvation and Feyre and Rhys dancing is literally the cutest most swoon worthy thing in my mind. Like seriously, I can’t even think about it without screeching.

You’ll be my resolution
Characters of no illusion
You’ll be my resolution

Turn around, put it down and see
That this is really the place to be

I’m not you, nor you me
But we’re both moving steady

6. Oceans by Seafret

This song is just so smooth and relaxing yet still powerful and relatable simultaneously. Rhys would like, I don’t know, listen and stare out the window thinking about how much he misses Feyre. I’ts just amazing and seafret is soooog good you should check out their other stuff!

I want you
Yeah I want you
And nothing comes close
To the way that I need you
I wish I can feel your skin
And I want you
From somewhere within

It feels like there’s oceans
Between me and you once again
We hide our emotions
Under the surface and tryin’ to pretend

7. Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine

Rhys would especially love this song because of all the references to the night! It’s truly such an amazing song (especially live! I saw her in concert like two weeks ago) and he’d really just adore it and think of Feyre. I also think that Feyre would also love this song because she would relate to it so much. 

A falling star fell from your heart and landed in my eyes
I screamed aloud, as it tore through them, and now it’s left me blind
The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart
And in the dark, I can hear your heartbeat
I tried to find the sound
But then it stopped, and I was in the darkness,
So darkness I became

 “When you spend so long trapped in the darkness, [Lucien,] you find that the darkness begins to stare back.”

8. Can’t Help Falling in Love with You

Don’t imagine Rhys singing this under his breath while they slow dance around the room

Don’t imagine Rhys humming this while playing in Feyre’s hair or tracing little doodles along her skin

Don’t imagine Rhys whispering the lyrics to her before she falls asleep

Don’t imagine Rhys actually singing the song to her on their anniversary or her birthday

Any version of this song is literally perfect. The one for the link is by Haley Reinhart, but here are some of my favorites:

-Elvis (duh)

-Fleet Foxes (LOVE IT)

-Twenty One Pilots (so adorable)

And here are some extra songs that would fill up the rest of Rhys’s l love Feyre Paylist on his phone/iPod

-Love More by Bon Iver (sad)

-Safety Dance by Sleeping at Last (sweet and cute)

-Not Today by Imagine Dragons (adorable)

-Tell Me It’s Real by Seafret (cute/sad)

-Truce by Twenty One Pilots (for when he’s sad and just hopeless)

-Creature Fear (romantic)

-Lay Me Down by Sam Smith (don’t imagine Rhys worshipping this song)

-Slow it down by the Lumineers (sad and slow and PERFECT)

-Halo cover by Ane Brun feat. Linnea Olsson (amazing and so cute)

Early Mid Life Crisis Playlist
  1. 17 - Youth Lagoon
  2. Anti-D - The Wombats
  3. The Drugs Don’t Work - The Verve
  4. Come Down - White Lies
  5. Alone Or With Friends - Tribes
  6. Long Way Down - Tom Odell
  7. Reel Around The Fountain - The Smiths
  8. Time to Pretend - MGMT
  9. Wrapped In Piano Strings - Radical Face
  10. Creature Fear - Bon Iver
  11. Someone Purer - Mystery Jets
  12. Slow It Down - The Lumineers
  13. Float Forever - Peace