someone needs to marry her

Catelyn, Smart

Much like her elder daughter, Catelyn Stark is a character whose intelligence is seriously underrated. There’s less of an intellectual arc apparent in her story as compared to Sansa’s, as Catelyn is a grown woman, but that doesn’t mean her thinking is static. It must be said that she is one of the series’ most staggeringly unfortunate characters, as the tragic structure of her arc demands that her decisions and risks to protect her family fail and rebound upon them.

Yet lack of success does not equal lack of intelligence. Even in her mistakes and failures, it is more than possible to see that this is not a woman who didn’t think before she acted.

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I got bored and did a step by step breakdown of why J/D isn’t a good idea by thinking of the characters and Westeros politically and personally. I touched on mythology and certain character issues’ impacted by history but didn’t go too deep because it’s really looking at the larger picture. 


People: J/D are gonna end up on the throne because Ice and Fire and they make a North and South union possible

GRRM’s writing: What if Jon wasn’t Ned’s bastard and he was Rhaegar and Lyanna’s son instead? He is both Ice and Fire and he’s no longer Ned Stark’s heir thus neither claimant to Winterfell or the North while the remaining Stark children survive?

People: YAS! This means a Targaryen restoration! The dragon has three heads (including Tyrion)! Power couple!

GRRM’s writing: But Jon’s claim will be scrutinized by Northerners if they know he has Targaryen blood. They don’t trust them an inch. By context this makes him look more Southron than before. Also, this makes him have more claim to the Iron Throne - which Dany wants - than the North. You really think this would be peaceful? 

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Awesome Female Characters in Theater: Angelica Schuyler 

Yo! Yo! Yo, y-y-yo-yo! Now, now, everyone gather ‘round, sit down, listen, I got an announcement:

THIS LADY WAS AMAZING! 

Angelica Schuyler is a modern woman, stuck in the 1700s. She is intelligent and lets it well know (especially to Alexander Hamilton when he naturally screws up). She’s a woman who has power that is not counted by how many troops she lead on the battle field or the offices she held, but by the powerful friends she made and her influence on them. But we can see that she is ready for a revolution, she’s ready for a fight. In fact she has fought her whole life, and will keep fighting until she dies, because she is never satisfied with her current situation that is filled with men preaching inalienable rights for all and only giving it to wealthy white men. 

Originally posted by nolynsdoodles

What’s awesome about this character, is that she is based on the real Angelica Schuyler! In a time where women weren’t allowed to really be heard. Angelica stood with a megaphone and called bullshit on that. She didn’t literally stand with a megaphone, but she made sure she was heard. She was rebellious, knowing she would need her father’s approval to marry someone she loved, and knew he wasn’t going to give that approval, did she simply give up and marry a man her father found suitable? Nope, she found a loophole, and ran off with her and eloped! Angelica had the ear of many of the founding fathers, presidents, princes and other wealthy and powerful men, giving them guidance and making her thoughts and opinions known. She was a social butterfly and wealthy, but what her real advantage was her intellect which is why she was able to enthrall people. Because she was so influential she has had villages and towns named after her, that are still there to this day. 

IN A TIME WHERE WOMEN WERE SIMPLY ERASED FROM HISTORY, ANGELICA WAS ABLE TO LEAVE MARK! 

Just think about how significant that is… 

-Jess

TIME (Bellamy Blake x Reader)

PART ONE | PART TWO | PART THREE

Requests:
Part two to Time
Please do a part 2 for Time Bellamy needs to learn the truth… please dont let her have a husband x 
Part2 for Time Pleeeaasseee
Please do a part 2 for Time, im dying for it
I loved time will there be a part 2? X

A/N: the people have spoken 

PART ONE // masterlist


The quiet music seems to shout into your ears but you make a note to block it out. With your two children asleep in the car, you make your way home from the shops. Your ring. It shines from it’s heavy place on your hand. 

Bellamy, now in the discomfort of his own home, sits on the kitchen bench staring himself down in the ovens reflection. Though his headache has faded, a new problem has risen. This birthday lunch.

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The One with the Dinner Party
  • *dinner at 221B*
  • Mycroft: *nonchalantly* Sherlock, do you remember when you got high in college?
  • Mummy & Daddy Holmes: *look up* What?!
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: *hisses* You little snitch! *sighs* Alright, fine...it's true. I had a...drug problem.
  • Mummy Holmes: *sighs* Oh, William...
  • Mycroft: *smug* And your stolen science magazines, Daddy. Not the postman.
  • Mummy & Daddy Holmes: *glare at Sherlock*
  • Sherlock: ...
  • Sherlock: *puts down his cutlery* And I suppose the freak storm of '84 broke the garden swing, Mycroft?
  • Mummy & Daddy Holmes: *look at Mycroft, disappointed*
  • Molly, John & Mary: *exchange glances*
  • Mycroft: *frowning* Sherlock has been sleeping with Molly for eight months.
  • Molly: *chokes on her drink*
  • Mummy & Daddy Holmes: *delighted* Oh, my God...
  • Sherlock: *wide-eyed* Mycroft is living with his PA!
  • Mummy Holmes: *grins* Anthea? Oh, I like her...
  • Mycroft: *now standing* Sherlock is planning to propose to Molly on their case trip next week!
  • Sherlock: *on his feet; quickly* Oh, God, shut up!
  • Mummy & Daddy Holmes: *exchange glances*
  • Mary: *sighs* I love James Dean.
  • John: *whispers* Isn't he dead, love?
  • Greg: *reading the recipe magazine* Uh, Mary...I don’t think lamb goes in that pudding.
  • Baby Watson: *pounding the table* I wanna gooooooo!
  • Mummy Holmes: *rubbing her temples* That’s a lot of information to get in in thirty seconds! *shakes her head* Alright you two... *gestures at Mary and Greg* of course you weren’t supposed to put lamb in the pudding. It was bloody awful.
  • Greg: *mutters* Told you.
  • Mummy Holmes: *looks to Sherlock* William, why you felt you had to hide the fact that you were in an important relationship is beyond me.
  • Daddy Holmes: *to Mycroft* And the swing was pretty obvious, son.
  • Mummy Holmes: *darkly* Don't think you've gotten away with the drugs, either.
  • Sherlock & Mycroft: *bow their heads*
  • Mummy Holmes: *smiles, holds Molly's hand* Molly, sweetheart. You’ve been sleeping with him all these months, stayed through the drug problems...
  • Sherlock: *rolls his eyes*
  • Mummy Holmes: *beaming* Well, I don’t know what to say. You’re a wonderful human being.
  • Molly: *blushes* Thank you.
  • Daddy Holmes: No! Thank you! *hugs her; turns to his sons* Sherlock, Mycroft! I don’t know what I’m going to do with the pair of you!
  • Molly: *in a parent-like tone* I’ll talk to them.
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Originally posted by wrong-kong

“PRINCE HYUK HAS BEEN REPORTEDLY MISSING FOR TWO MONTHS! IF YOU SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING PLEASE LET THE KING AND QUEEN KNOW! HE NEEDS TO RETURN TO THE CASTLE SO THAT HE MAY MARRY!”

How long has it been? I can’t wake up from this never ending dream. It’s killing me. I heard the door open and close. “…Prince Hyuk. It’s been two months. Can you wake up any faster? I don’t want to rush your healing, then again if you don’t want to be hurt even more I need you to wake up for me. Please, for me?” I wanted to answer, but I couldn’t. 

I just reached out for her hand. I felt her grab it and pull it up to her cheek. “You’re very handsome sleeping but I know you’re way better looking awake. Please wake up, Prince Hyuk. You need to marry someone.” 

How does she know about that? The tone in her voice was a little bad. It sounded as if she was heartbroken over something. Maybe she’s still upset in this dream that I can’t wake up from.

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Not Going To Let You Go (Steve Rogers x Reader)

Originally posted by bluebrooklynkid

Here’s some love for Steve ^^

Enjoy my darlings!

You were recently just been freed from your Hydra ties. It was rough but you never once broke and gave anything from Shield. You wouldn’t breathe a word about anything. You were ready for death when the Avengers came. Natasha couldn’t believe the sight of you. They had done their worst and were leaving you for dead. However, months of recovery, you were starting to be more like yourself. Sure the nightmares were bad and you weren’t going on any missions. Hell you mostly stayed in comfy pajamas and hid in your room. You wouldn’t meet eyes with any of the other Avengers. For fear they would give you that sympathetic look. Something you could not deal with right now. Instead, you only stuck towards your sister. Natasha became your protector and more. She helped you recover and eventually as it hit six months of being back home, Natasha had thrown a party. Stark was all for it, but it remained with only Avengers and Shield members. Natasha didn’t want you too overwhelmed and she had an idea in her mind.

She was going to get you set up with Steve Rogers. See the male had been constantly asking if you were okay and how you were doing. He was worried about you. Before you had been captured, you had caught the attention of the super-soldier. He had a certain shy crush on you but you were so busy with missions that you hardly noticed. Now, Natasha had perfect timing to set this in motion. Dragging you to her room, she is helping you get ready for the evening. You didn’t know about said party, because it was a surprise. Your sister was supposed to be taking you to dinner. Why so fancy? She didn’t say. But in the end you wound up in a stunning red dress. One that clung to your curves in the most perfect way.

Looking at yourself in the mirror once more you find yourself feeling slightly normal. No extreme make-up just a little eyeliner and you were back to you. Humming small you turn to hug your sister. She only chuckles and hugs you soft. She hated seeing you so sad and broken. The redhead wanted to end Hydra for what they did to you. From there she is looping her arm through yours and leading you down to the elevator. Stepping inside you feel the elevator start moving, only to stop on the main floor. Raising an eyebrow confused Natasha doesn’t say a word as she leads you forward.

   “I have to grab something and then we can be on our way.” She chuckles softly as she goes to flick the light on. However, in that moment everyone jumps out and you scream a little. Natasha laughs and pulls you into her side. All of your friends were here. They were celebrating your… holy shit. It was your birthday.. How had you forgotten? Blinking a few times you finally manage to speak.

   “T-Thank you guys.” Your voice is gentle as you glance at all of them. Tony steps forward and hugs you gentle.
   
   “You look good kid. It’s good to have you home safe. Happy Birthday.” He whispers soft and kisses the top of your head. Feeling your eyes water you hug him and then let go. From there the party began and you found your sister talking to Steve. She was smiling and happy, which you were glad. In the end your big sister deserved to be happy even if it was with Steve. But what you didn’t realize is she was up to no damn good.

   “Steve, come on, I know you have a thing for my little sister. I see it in your eyes.” Natasha states simple.

   “Natasha.” He groans small and lets his head fall back.

   “Come on Cap, what’s the worst that could happen? My sister needs someone. I’m not saying marry her. I’m saying admit to your goddamn feelings.” She scoffs and then glances over when she hears your giggle. Clint was being a goof in front of you. Of course he was. Shaking her head, Natasha makes her way over and smacks Clint upside the head. A whine coming from him before he is stealing Natasha away to dance. You shake your head, of course those two would go dancing. Sighing small, you decide to slip away to the balcony for a breath of fresh air. Natasha tosses Steve a glance but he was too busy sipping away at his drink. Rolling her eyes she watches as you go out onto the balcony and then come back ten minutes later.

The rest of the night was fun but you were tired and just wanted to sleep. You hugged Tony and thanked him for the party and then headed for the elevator. Natasha is smacking Steve upside the head when she hears the elevator doors close. Every one of his teammates were glaring.

   “You idiot! Go tell her how you feel before she goes to bed thinking you hate her! You didn’t say a word to her tonight Steve.” Natasha growls. Steve’s eyes widen with a flash of fear before he is sprinting off. He gets on the elevator and goes to your floor. When the door opens he is sprinting down the hall towards your room. Just as you are about to close your door, Steve is barging in, causing you to fall on your ass. Only to be caught before you hit the ground. Blue hues bright with a certain fear and yet safety.

   “S-Steve?” You murmur.

   “Glad i caught you.” He smiles shy and pulls you up. Only to have your body pressed close to his. Your heartbeat was frantic as you look up at him. You were sure he could feel your heartbeat. God it was loud.

   “What’s up Stevie?”

   “I have something for you.”

   “Oh?” You raise an eyebrow.

   “Come on.” He smiles and tangles your fingers together as he pulls you along with him. He wanted you to see this. As he leads you to the elevator he presses the number to his floor. From there he is leading you to his room. Covering your eyes he leads you inside and shuts the door. From there he waits a moment before uncovering your eyes. “Happy Birthday (Y/N).”

Before you was a blanket fort as well as a computer to watch Netflix and of course, truly yours, Steve Rogers. He was watching you like a little kid, waiting to see what you would say. Instead of speaking you are pulling him into a tight hug. A small sob coming from you as you clung to him. Steve’s heart breaks upon hearing you cry. He holds you close and hums a gentle tune. Eventually you calm down and are pulling away.

   “This is the best birthday gift ever.. Thank you Stevie.” You whisper and press up on your tiptoes to kiss him briefly. Steve is shocked by the kiss as you move to unzip your dress. His eyes widen as the dress falls to the floor. Revealing you in just a pair of lacey panties and a bra to match it. As you slip on one of his shirts, Steve finds himself smiling. You were beautiful and nothing would ever change that. Getting comfortable himself, he crawls into the blanket fort with you. Snuggling up to him you sigh happily. You were home and nothing would change that ever again.

   “I love you (Y/N).” Steve whispers, thinking you had fallen asleep. But you were just barely drifting into a sleep when he said that.

   “I love you Steven Grant Rogers.” You respond loud enough for him to hear. Steve only holds you closer to him. He had you and he was never letting you go again.

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17. 'Looks like we’ll be trapped for a while…' with Izuna Sakura (Maybe with council of Uchiha in the Hands like Houses AU?)

17. “Looks like we’ll be trapped for a while…”


“Looks like we’ll be trapped for a while…” muttered Sakura, eyes on the Uchiha as they filed into the room.

“Sorry about this,” Izuna replied, leaning toward her. “I know this is probably the last thing you want to do right now.”

“Are you kidding me? This is my first time seeing a clan council meeting up close and personal. I’m expecting drama, yelling, maybe even some fist fights,” Sakura said, smile wide and teasing.

Izuna snorted at the very idea of these elders using their rusty shinobi skills against each other. “Honestly, I’m not sure that they can use their Sharingan, let alone fight hand to hand.”

“You’d be surprised how spry they still are,” Sakura said, waving to one of the elders. “They were able to activate their Sharingan when I was healing their Curse.”

Izuna smiled at her warmly. “They all love you, you know? They’ve brought you up in council meetings before.”

“Really?” Sakura asked, secretly flattered. “What sort of things do they say about me?”

Izuna flushed, turning his gaze away. Most of the time, the elders insisted that Sakura needed to be married by someone in their family to bring her into the fold. Madara had already taken himself out of the running with threats and his Sharingan.

This left Izuna as the main candidate.

Izuna cleared his throat. “All good things. They talk about your kindness and compassion, your sharp shinobi skills, and your unprecedented medical abilities.” He shrugged. “Basically they praise the ground you walk upon.”

Sakura laughed, shoving him in the shoulder. “You exaggerate.”

Madara called for attention and both fell silent. Sakura’s eyes landed on the current speaker, a smile lighting her face.

Izuna kept his gaze on her, soft and open.

“Not even slightly,” he replied, face flushed.

Sakura glanced at him, surprised and flustered.

“Not even slightly.”

I have so many WIPs… like that pretty Cullen pic with his fancy sword. Or in his concept clothes… or a few Alistair pics.
Someone give me skills to color all that xD
Or motivation…

Maybe dis Alistair will be finished… one day xD

Shameless 7x06 - “Did everyone just forget Ian again?”

You don’t mind if I give the episodes their actual title do you? Thought I could count on your support!

Yays!

1) Neil might just be what Debbie needed to put her shit together.
So, I think I’m starting to see the light at the end of the Debbie-hating fandom tunnel, and this is might be thanks to her finding someone that satisfies her need to feel needed, and her need to take care of someone. Yeah, marrying at this age is stupid, but this is just the Shameles way of putting it. Besides, raising a child at Debbie’s age is stupid as well, but she’s right to search for some kind of stability, now that she has Frannie. Plus I like Neil. Everyone is so full of shit in this show, it’s refreshing to see someone who doesn’t lie or isn’t in denial all the fucking time. 

2) My son Carl. Let me tell you about my son Carl. Son. 
Okay so everyone is proud of him and we know if. What I’m specifically talking about here is when he finds Dom and her guy together, and Dom’s guy even makes fun of him - and he just takes off. Without getting in a useless fight. Because he’s that perfect. Yes he is. My son. He even confronted Frank and succeeded in ignoring him. That shit ain’t easy, let me tell you. And A+ acting for Ethan, because when he was on that couch listening to Frank’s bullshit, you could actually see the disappointment and pain in his eyes. Well done my boy. I’ll miss ya. 

3) Lip’s friend. Still hot and precious. Nice.

4) Fuck you, Frank, a poem written by New Lip
Yes, I admit. Frank had me fooled. I didn’t imagine he would go full dysfunctional with his second family as well. And I loved that little moment when the ‘new Monica’ told him ‘my name is Dolores’. Really hit home in regards to Frank’s delusions. Because this is what they are - delusions. He’s such a sick man, I often feel sorry for him.

5) Ian and Trevor’s laugh. 
And only the laughing moment, specifically. I loved it, they aced it. Probably because it was easily relatable for two straight guys like them LOL (Is Elliot straight? He has a girlfriend right? But I don’t know, maybe he’s bi or something else) like they were being honest and out of character for a second and going “Hey, just so you know, I’m not taking it up the ass!!!” it was hilarious. 

6) Fiona is winning points as well. 
I want to see her turning the laundromat around. I know she can do it. And I especially liked when she accepted to sign the papers for Debbie’s marriage, because that showed how she is able to respect Debbie’s choices, and she won’t use her authority as Guardian to control her - contrary to what Frank did. 

EEEKS!

1) Incest rape jokes. Need I say more?

2) Fiona and Lip both have a point and should probably stop fighting for the same fucking things after 7 years.
I don’t know how the whole collateral thing works in America, and yes, maybe she should have consulted the family first, but it’s obvious that Lip just can’t wait to see her fuck up, and can’t wait to call her out on it, because Lip has issues with her he hasn’t resolved and should really try and do so. Last episode, we saw Ian call Fiona out, and it was the right thing to do, and I think it got Fiona thinking, and that’s why she’s been kinder with Debbie this week. But calling people out is different than attacking them - and Lip, Lip just knows how to attack Fiona. If I were Fiona, I would feel awful. Of course, Fiona then attacks Lip as well, and he got it coming, can’t say he didn’t.

3) Let’s do a fundraise, and with that money, let’s all buy Sierra a personality.
Like, are the writers even trying to make her an interesting, indipendent-from-Lip character? No. They’re not. They have to make the episode all about her ability to squirt. Really? Reeeeally? Give me ten minutes of Ian coping with having seen someone die before him instead of ten minutes of Lip eating pussy. There. I said it. *Kev’s voice* I feel so much better now.
Because I really need interesting women characters in this series, and I want to like Sierra, I really do, but she’s got nothing to hook me with. What should I like about her? Her kid? Her squirting ability? Her nice skinny body? Give me something to work on, guys! 

4) Everyone forgot Ian again and I’m gonna flip this fucking show.
Are the writers even doing this on purpose. Or just being absent-minded like all the rest of the Gallaghers?
So, being an EMT is a high risk job. Your brother is bipolar. Your brother should have been home two hours ago and didn’t show up. Your other brother has to go to military school and has to say his goodbyes. And you’re not even gonna give him a call? Really? Not even a call? REALLY?!
Get the FUCK out of this fucking city Ian, Mexico is gonna be all your dreams and more, and bring your bro Trevor if you want to, I don’t care. Just. 

5) I’m gonna dream about a conversation between Ian and Carl that might have made all the difference.
Ian went to Basic Training. That’s like the harder version of military school. If I had a bigger brother who went through the same shit I want to go through, I would definitely ask him to explain stuff. I expected more from Carl. I know it’s not his fault and it’s the writer’s fault, because, again, having Fiona, Lip and Ian talk about squirting is more important than having Ian open up to his little brother on how was Basic Training like, and how he could survive to the stress of it. It’s all about the choices you make, writers. It’s all about the choices.

6) There are so many things I’d like to say on Ian and Trevor’s scenes, I really shouldn’t say them all here, so I’ll just summarize my thoughts.
I don’t like Trevor’s behavior. It’s manipulative, and I’m not gonna explain here why. I’m just gonna say that after witnessing the death of a patient, the last thing Ian should do is try to cope with emotional distress by having sex with someone he’s not so sure he wants to have sex with. And I’m so glad they didn’t have sex in the end. Trevor needs to back off and Ian needs time to analyze his feelings and do some self-therapy, if the official one scares the Shameless writers so much. Ian is not in the right place to start a relationship, and I’m glad I’m not the only one saying this, here on tumblr. Don’t get me wrong - I enjoy watching their scenes, I enjoy watching Shameless as a whole, but thinking they’re hot together won’t stop me from seeing the potential damage Trevor could do to Ian if this keeps up.
What torments me the most is that I don’t know if the writers are aware of this. I don’t know what they’re gonna do with Ian’s emotional insecurities. Are they really gonna pretend it’s all because Trevor has a vagina and Ian is grossed out? I mean, if they are preparing us to compare Mickey and Trevor and come up with the answer that Trevor is a better, healthier choice for Ian, they are definitely going for a MAJOR. FAIL.  

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Moana and the Disney Princesses

Disney has been teaching little girls how they should be since 1938, when Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (the movie) was released. Since then Disney has been growing, filling every corner of this world. As society has changed, so have the princesses.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves taught little girls that greed will lead to your downfall, as it was with the Evil Queen.

Cinderella taught them that no matter how other people treat you, it is always better to be kind and a dream big. 

Sleeping Beauty taught them that love is always better than hate.

The Little Mermaid taught them to follow their dreams.

Beauty and the Beast taught them that inner beauty is more important than what you look like and that you should always try to learn.

Aladdin taught them that it doesn’t matter where you come from, you can always strive for greatness.

Pocahontas taught them that prejudice has no place in love.

Mulan taught them that they can do anything, especially if it helps others.

The Princess and the Frog taught them to always work hard and follow their dreams.

Tangled taught them that dreams can be reality.

Brave taught them exactly that, to be brave.

Frozen taught them that true love isn’t always romantic love, that familial love can be just as strong.

However all of those movies, no matter who the central character was, had princes or love interests to help them on their way. Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, and Ariel all needed a prince to help them with their predicament and then Disney started to evolve in Belle, where she was needed to save Adam (the Beast). Aladdin was both princess and “prince” centric, where they needed each other’s help to defeat Jafar. Pocahontas and Mulan were the first two to fight the stereotypes that had bee put up by society and gave history lessons while telling stories of women trying to protect their families and their people. Tiana was the first to have her own personal goal, which was the center of the story, even when they were trying to return to their humans bodies. Rapunzel and Merida both wanted something which they couldn’t have, and while Merida didn’t and up with a husband, the story started with her needing someone to marry. Frozen was the first to not have a main plot line that had to do with a love interest, however Hans and Kristoff played essential roles in that plot. 

Moana had no love interest whatsoever, which was truly remarkable. Her story will teach little girls that they can be leaders and that no matter how difficult a task can be, you can overcome it with willpower and friendship. She follows Ariel in her quest to do her own thing, Tiana in her hard work, and every other princess before her, but there isn’t a mention of a love interest anywhere. She shows off the greatest aspects of every princess without needing love to change or save her. 

But I'm Only Looking At you

Fic Request: Future fic based on Taylor Swift’s ‘Speak Now’ song where Stiles is going to get married but Lydia speaks up and then they run away together.

Rating: K

Genre: Fluff, Romance

Author: stydia-xo

Author’s Note: This totally brought me back to the days of listening to this album on repeat. Even if you aren’t a Taylor Swift fan take a listen and enjoy this fic!

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Pacing Thoughts

Happy Sunday morning fellow trashcan denizens!

This story came from 2 different things:
1) my inability to use rational thoughts when it’s five am (like the thought that I’m a horrible writer)
2) my headcanon that Merida paces when she’s nervous/thinking/anxious/angry/all the time basically

Unbeta’d so all mistakes are mine. I also didn’t try to use proper dialect because it hurt my brain. Maybe I’ll edit it later to be better. Just read it with an accent in your mind. That’s what I did!

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(Also please be kind I’m incredibly nervous!)

Pacing Thoughts

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~1500 words


Pacing. Pacing is the name of the current game she’s playing. Back and forth and back and forth, across the width of the room. One, two, three…all the way to eighteen paces, pause, turn, repeat.

This has been her activity of choice for the better part of the last hour, burning a trail across her bed chambers. Maybe if she continues she’ll burn down the bloody castle and be free of this cursed crown. She takes a breath and pauses in her repetitive motion.  If she keeps this up she’s going to wear a hole in the bearskin rug that lays in front of the fireplace, which would make her infinitely more cross than she already is. So she flings herself onto the bed behind her, and takes up counting the little cracks in the ceiling.

This continues for another ten minutes or so, until Merida can finally breath again without wanting to screech in frustration and loose arrows into the nearest (likely undeserving) person she comes across. Because really the only people deserving of such treatment were those bloody fool council members.  Advisers her arse, they were just a thorn in her side.  They could spew all the nonsense they wanted, claiming they were “bein helpful” or “looking out for the good of their queen.” But the constant nagging to marry - find a consort, produce an heir - was wearing on her nerves.

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“Any time, any place, or anywhere you know that I’ll always be there*.” One choice, one decision, one wish from deep in her heart at Christmas time has led Riley to this time and place with Lucas. *This Gift, 98°

Cross Posted to FF.Net

CHAPTER ONE


Author Note: Sorry it’s been a few days since I posted the first chapter. I can’t wait to hear what you all think so far.


Chapter Two:

“Are you okay, I can’t believe the horse got spooked like that, Jasmine is normally so calm.” He caressed her face lovingly, “What else besides your head hurts?”

“Nothing, I don’t think. You know the name of the police horse?” She still couldn’t believe it was him.

Lucas looked away from her, “Calliope go and call Doc Evans, tell her your Mom got thrown from a horse and hit her head.”

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anonymous asked:

I think CS has been a sort of slow burning uphill affair with all this frustrated tension between them. I think in 3x17 the Hook centric episode is where we will get over that hill finally with something major between them, leading us closer to that TLK. And maybe marriage?? What do you think?

As I’ve posted about, now more than ever, the Walsh plot makes absolute diddly-squat sense if not to foreshadow a CS wedding. They don’t need another guy to personify Emma’s trust issues; that’s Neal (and he’s buying the farmhouse next week). They need someone else to personify her hope for getting married and settling down and being a real father to Henry and moving on from Neal once and for good. That was Walsh. That hope was thwarted. So Hook has become the fulfillment of her arcs with both Neal and Walsh, and for it NOT to be a CS wedding now would just straight not make sense. This isn’t a shipper-goggles perspective, but one asking why they have now spent SO MUCH TIME in three episodes straight reminding us that Emma wanted to marry someone, Emma had hope for a life with a man and a father for Henry, etc etc etc. For that to not pay off in thematic climax would just be bad storytelling. And it’s not a minor plot point that the writers can retcon or make go away. This is the love story of their main character and they’re splashing neon paint everywhere trying to get you to pay attention. Now you have Hook asking her if she was thinking about accepting the proposal. She says yes. He tells her that he’s glad her heart still works. And so forth.

….not subtle.

Yes, obviously, there’s more tension built than ever. I have a feeling that the dam is finally going to break after Neal’s death, and that’s going to function as a huge turning point for them. For all Emma knows, Hook could be next, and we know by now that she’s really not okay with the idea of losing him. Neal has always served as a plot point/obstacle for CS. For him to literally be removed is going to herald a giant step forward for them, and in retrospect, it does make more sense for the story as has been told for this development not to take place until Neal goes bye-bye. Well, that’s about to happen. It’ll have big consequences on everybody.

Buckle up.

“We know it’s sudden and probably a lot to take in.” Carrick continued. “If you need someone to blame, blame me. I asked her to marry me. I started this. But I don’t regret it. I never will. I love her, Cameron. More than anything.”

Raylee placed her hand on Carrick’s chest, her wedding ring catching the light. “We both decided on this. We were of sound mind and knew what we were doing. I love you, Cameron. Your opinion matters to me. It won’t change anything but … could you find it in your heart to accept Carrick into our family?”

Cameron tilted his head to the side, studying them.