splash class

Waking up early is a struggle for many students, me included. As someone who wakes up at 6am every school day I know this all too well. So I decided to create this post to give you some tips on how to make it a bit more manageable to wake up early. 

It can be really difficult to force yourself out of bed but I think that there are more advantages than disadvantages to it in the end.

So here we go!


The night before

Start your night routine 1 hour before you want to close your eyes for the night. For me that time is 9pm since I want to go to bed at 10pm. So I try to stop studying around that time and start making my bag and such. That usually takes 30 min which means that I have 30 minutes for myself before bed. 

Put out clothes for the next day. This is a classic but it works really well. Check the weather for the next day and choose appropriate clothes. This way you will save time in the morning and won’t have to stress about what to wear. 

Make your bag. This is very effective and saves loads of time in the morning. Put all your school books in your bag for the next day and add any snacks or drinks that you’ll bring. 

Put your alarm somewhere you can’t reach it. Put it away from your bed so that you have to get up to turn it off. This way you are less likely to get back to bed. Also it prevents you from using your phone into the endless hours of the night. 

Put your alarm so that your have more time than you need in the morning. I personally don’t like being stressed in the morning so I’d rather put my alarm for a bit to early. 

Have a glass of water by your bed. In case you get thirsty in the middle of the night. 

You will have to go to bed on time. This is unavoidable if you want to feel alive the next day. I personally like to go to bed at 10pm. I’ve never been much of a night person. I would recommend getting at least 7 hours of sleep. 


In the morning

Let all that light in. Don’t dwell in the darkness because you’ll just make it more difficult to get up.

Don’t snooze! I know that it is tempting but don’t do it! You’ll just go back to bed and be more tired and get up an hour later and then be late for class. 

Splash your face with cold water. A kinder version of the cold shower. I personally don’t like to shower in the morning and this works just as well. 

Get dressed ASAP. Then you feel more awake and you’re less likely to go back to bed. 

Do something that you like. I like to watch a tv show episode in the morning because I really like my tv shows and it also gives me a reason to get up on time. If I don’t get up on time I won’t be able to watch my episode. But you could do anything that you enjoy like sudoku or drawing. It becomes a good start of the day. 

Food! I am personally not a big fan of breakfast to early in the morning so I eat really slowly which is another reason for why I like to have a lot of time in the morning. Make something that you know you like, and if that an is avocado sandwich then great but simpler stuff like a cheese sandwich works just as well. 

Decide on a time that you will leave the house. This will make it easier for you not to lounge around at home for too long.


Benefits of an early start

You have time to exercise in the morning! I know that this isn’t something that people like but it is a very good way of waking up. You don’t have to do a full out work out routine, it can just be a 20 min yoga session or a light jog. 

You add like 3 hours to your day. This is what enjoy the most when it comes to waking up early. It really feels like your day becomes twice as long. 

You can distribute your studying time. I personally like to study in the morning if my classes start after 9am. That way I don’t have to do all of my schoolwork in the afternoon. 

You get some me time. Wether this will be in the afternoon or in the morning is up to you. But in the end you will have more time for yourself. You can also be completely by yourself in the mornings since you’ll be the only one awake. I quite like that. 

You get to enjoy the sunrise! 


This advise is based on what I like to do in the morning so everything might not work for everyone but I hope that you might find some of it useful. And be patient, because it will not be easy to wake up early on the first day. But if you do it for a while it will become easier :)

cause your favorite color is me

pairing: riley matthews & lucas friar 
word count: 2,006 
prompt: “day one: canon verse - something that takes place in the canon universe as we know it”
written for: rucas fanfic week 2017
summary: because riley’s always loved the color purple, but she’s fairly certain the color green might be the most beautiful color she’s ever seen in her life. 
notes: here’s my day one fic!! i’m not really sure exactly what prompted this idea, but i’m pretty pleased with the overall outcome. it doesn’t necessarily take place within a certain time frame, it’s post ski lodge, set sometime within freshman year of high school. it’s fluffy, and hopefully brings you feelings. enjoy! 

For the first fourteen years of her life, Riley is absolutely, one hundred percent positive that her favorite color is purple. Ever since she was a little girl, it had always been the color she had felt the most love for. On Halloween, she wanted to wear the purple princess dress, not the pink one, on her birthday she asked that all her presents be wrapped in purple wrapping paper.

On top of all of that, almost every creation she’s crafted in art class is splashed completely in purple and her stuffed purple cat, Violet, is one of her most prized possessions. It’s very easy to tell that her favorite color is purple.

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Ice Cream and Fist Fights

Summary: BadBoy!AU / HighSchool!AU
Genre: Drama? Fluff? Definitely fluff
Pairing: Reader x Sehun
Words: 5k

This started out as a simple idea and turned into the longest scenario I have every written. This is the first time I’ve posted anything this long and I’m kind of nervous about if you guys like it so please send feedback or if you have question or anything! Thank you, I love you -(Admin) Amanda ♡

Originally posted by damnitsehun

You know you are the most unconventional couple, but no one dares to question it when you walk down the hallways in his leather jacket. No one could figure out how the two of you even got together but won’t say anything when they see him wait for you in the hallway after class, greet you with a kiss on the check, and lead you outside with an arm snaked around your waist.


The first time you see him, he is leaning against the warm brick of one of the school buildings. His eyes are closed and his face relaxed, as if he had fallen asleep against the wall. The first thing that catches your eye is the black leather jacket he dons despite the fact that it is the beginning of May and you would have to be crazy to wear anything other than short sleeves and shorts. You give one last glance towards the probably way overheated boy before trudging into the administration offices, totally unaware of his eyes lazily opening, watching you climb up the cement steps with the ghost of a smirk gracing his lips.


“I’d like everyone to welcome Y/N to our class.”

You stand at the front of the classroom with a smile on your face, determined to make a good first impression, and give a small wave at the mention of your name.

“She just transferred here so be nice and if she looks lost, maybe point her in the right direction, ok?” The class nods in agreement, a few students returning your smile.

“The desk next to Sehun seems to be the only empty seat…” the teacher trails off, and a look of worry and concern flashes across her face, but it quickly dissolves into a slightly forced smile. “Yes, why don’t you sit right there.”

You notice the slightly strange behavior but simply nod to obey the teacher and quickly walk to your new seat. The teacher immediately launches into her lesson on a subject you had already covered at your old school, but you pull out your notebook anyway and start jotting down notes. You manage to concentrate until halfway through the class when you feel someone’s eyes boring into your head from your left.

You glance over and swallow down a gasp. It was the boy from earlier with his leather jacket still around his shoulders and eyes cold as ice. Everything from his hard expression to his black outfit to his aura screams ‘intimidating’, but you refused to succumb to this image. You briefly meet his eyes and flash a small smile before turning back to the board, missing the brief flicker of surprise across Sehun’s face at your response to his well practiced glare.

His eyes stay fixed on you the entire lesson, leaving your neck feeling prickly and a sense of discomfort coursing through your body. When the bell finally rings you couldn’t be more relieved to jump up from your desk and quickly pack your bag. You leave the classroom without looking back at the boy, though you can still feel his eyes following your movements as you smile at some of your other classmates and introduce yourself.

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Dea’s 2016 Haikyuu!! ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE FIC REC LIST

So… 2016 is over and I have to say I read less Haikyuu!! fic than I did last year. Most importantly I mostly stopped going through the tag by newest and simply read what was written by my friends or linked by them.

Consequently I’m less confident in my reccing this year (compared to last year’s list), but nonetheless this was an amazing year for fic readers and I am eternally grateful to all the writers providing us with gorgeous fanfic, no matter if you made it on a list like mine or not.

All the love to fic authors, and may your new year be better than the last!


Jaywalkers series by @sturlsons
Kuroo Tetsurou/Tsukishima Kei and many others, G-M

A collection of stories the morals of which all amount to: if something can go wrong, it will. Also, if something can go right, it also will.

Alternatively, that one college AU where everyone fucks all the shit up.

Starting with the obvious stuffs today. Funny enough I also put this series on last year’s list and it has since only gotten better. Not only is it hilarious as all hell, it also manages to rip your heart out and then heal it at once with the most beautiful romance.

breaking pattern, breaking ground by @pommetree
Akaashi Keiji/Ennoshita Chikara, T

“He thought of progress, of going further, over a silent breakfast with Kazu and Hisashi. This is, technically, already a greater distance than he’s ever been. But as Chikara took the final bite of his tuna onigiri and waits now as one face in a milling crowd, he knows he wants more.”

The king of all music AUs. I doubt I’ll ever see and orchestra fic this perfect.

Character Development by @silvercistern
Akaashi Keiji/Bokuto Koutarou, E

“That’s some kinda gratitude. I get the ideal guy to take you to prom, and you act like he’s not even here? What happened to my painfully polite little brother?”
“I doubt I’d let him take me to the hospital if I were bleeding to death.”
Keiji needs a date. Bokuto needs dating lessons. Nothing could possibly go wrong.

This frickin fic, dude. Blew me away. The characterisation is absolutely incredible and the PLOT! Every character has their own point, every happenstance a reason, every sentence a beauty to it. I wish books were written like this.

feel love run through my blood by @katzuyas
Hinata Shouyou/Kuroo Tetsurou, E

A tiny kiss was pressed to the side of his head and Shouyou snickered.
“You’re a sap,” he said, amused, but his heart was trembling at the gentleness of the gesture.
“Of course,” Kuroo replied as if it was the most obvious of things. “You wouldn’t have me any other way.”
Shouyou chuckled, pulling back to look at him. Kuroo had a small smile on his face, just a quirk of his lips, really, but it made Shouyou melt, like it always did. Maybe he was the real sap in this relationship…

So this was a gift for me and let me tell you. Getting something as perfect as this is the best fucking feeling ever. It is romantic and smart and hot and all in all so so lovely, please do yourself a favour and read it!

Silica Sand by @lilienpasse
Azumane Asahi/Nishinoya Yuu, G

Overworked, over-stressed programmer Azumane Asahi works on the top floor of a Shinjuku skyscraper. Nervous around his coworkers and terrified of the long drop on the other side of the window, Asahi falls into a miserable routine, only to have it broken one day by a simple message on the outside of the glass.

I admit, this was published a year ago, but I’ll be damned if I overlook it now!It is a beautiful story of two very peculiar people coming together and influencing each other, with such delicate characterisations and the language!! A dream.

I built you a home in my heart by @newamsterdame
Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou, M

Five years after high school— what changes, what doesn’t, and what really matters, in the end.

I don’t even have the words to describe my joy over this fic. It is an incredible story, about learning yourself and learning others through love and devotion and I have read it so many times. And cried every time again.

to the beat of my heart by kittebasu
Kuroo Tetsurou/Tsukishima Kei, E

Former boyband member and acting idol Tsukishima Kei’s continued entanglement with Nekoma’s lead singer Kuroo Tetsurou is just a series of missed steps in choreography he can’t quite master. (It doesn’t help at all that Kuroo Tetsurou makes a habit of constantly changing the music.)

I just… ugh LOVE this fic from the bottom of my heart. Boybands aren’t usually my thing but I absolutely can’t get enough of this, dammit. This is such well written romance, grown up but not, with so much passion and I just can’t get over it!

Kooks by @crollalanzaa
Sawamura Daichi/Sugawara Koushi, T

As a volleyball player, Sugawara Koushi was used to competition, but it was nothing compared to the competitive mums at his local Baby!Splash swimming class. He can stand his ground and even laugh, until a vile insinuation stops him in his tracks.
He knows he must fight, but sometimes it’s hard when the whole world and even your mother thinks you’re odd.

This fic has a very special place in my heart, what made the decision which of Carole’s fics to put here surprisingly easy. It’s incredibly well written, as always, but I get caught up in the emotions it conveys if I even so much as think about it, and that’s quite a feat. It tells such a strong message!

Chase the Horizon with Me by boxofwonder
Akaashi Keiji/Ennoshita Chikara, G

Their meeting is not fate, per se, that would be too tacky, too grand for the way they met.
If Akaashi had to put any name to it, some kind of descriptor, looking back, it’s … a stroke of luck. Pure, wayward, stupidly fortunate coincidence.

Maybe I’m biased because this fic takes place in Germany, my home, but to be honest I don’t think you can go wrong with this author. This has so much emotion, so much genuine love for the characters and their struggles and their story, it makes my heart bloom every time I read it.

shut up and dance by @mysecretfanmoments
Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou, E

AU where Kuroo and Kenma have never met before… but then, sometimes all it takes is one glance. (And some encouragement from friends… and a few games of Smash… and half an inexpertly prepared drink from Lev.)

Man, I am so glad this story exists and you two thought of it. It’s such an interesting take on the character’s relationship and behaviours. Val is probably the only one to manage to make it work so beautifully and elegantly!

Pieces of Peace by @franeridan
Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou, G

The apartment was situated in a nice part of Tokyo – the bus stop was only a block away, five minutes of walk were enough to reach the metro station, there was a conbini just around the corner, it was that kind of place.
It was also on the highest floor of a mostly new building, with tall windows and spacious rooms, and was big enough to easily accommodate Kuroo, Kenma and both their ridiculously-wide-winged Animae. It was so good, he had had troubles believing he’d lucked out to that point.
Which had made it to be expected, really, when Kenma had avoided eye contact and mumbled a barely audible “I can’t move in with you anymore”.
Of course it had happened.

I have read this fic so many frickin times. Probably the most out of all the ones in this list. It surprises me a bit because I usually don’t deal well with soulmate AUs, but this just has the most DELICIOUS mutual pining I can imagine on top of being excellently and lovingly characterised. It absolutely kills.

Being Human by @shions-heart
Kozume Kenma/Kuroo Tetsurou, M

Kuroo Tetsurou is a witch’s apprentice living above The Black Cat, a magic supply store where he also works. When his master leaves him for an assignment in China, and his best friends Oikawa Tooru and Iwaizumi Hajime abandon him for a working vacation on the beach, Kuroo commits the taboo and summons a demon to help him in the shop and help drive back the loneliness that lingers in the shadows.
Only the demon he summons isn’t the type of demon he expects, and he finds himself stuck with it with no idea of how to return it to where it belongs.

There is absolutely NO WAY one can go wrong with Sy’s fics. She is the queen of kuroken and I am so thankful that she blesses us with gems like this. Incredibly plotted, characterised, worded, this is an all around masterpiece!

The Boy and a Lopsided Moon by porridgemilk
Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou, T

Kuroo learns, one day, that there is a thing known as relationship therapists.

Fuck this sounds like a dream. Such incredible visuals, it’s practically poetry. But then again so real! I can’t get enough of it.

laugh at my expense by @fyolette
Akaashi Keiji/Kuroo Tetsurou, T

Outsmarting yourself and other assorted misfortunes, a comedy in two acts.

This fic made me laugh, tear up, clutch at my sides and my heart. For a good time go here, you will NOT regret it. Goddamnit.

deus ex by @downmoonwrites
Akaashi Keiji/Kuroo Tetsurou, T

The first time he saw the sky was the night Kuroo dragged him out of the City.
Staggering along with Kuroo’s arm around his waist, his brain still too fuzzy to quite comprehend what was going on, he had looked up. He saw tiny, innumerable pinpricks of light, shining clear and beautiful, free from the cover of the Dome.
“What are those?” he said. His voice sounded like rust, the slow grinding of a machine that’s never been used screeching into utility once again.
“The stars,” Kuroo had answered.

Ah yes. The fic that wil remind you that you can under no circumstances forget that ficwriters are untrustworthy. BROKE MY FUCKING HEART
AND I LOVE IT. Seriously. It’s soo good.

Wide Eyes Don’t Bother Staring by @xwynn
Bokuto Koutarou/Kuroo Tetsurou, T

And you feel dumb, downright idiotic that it takes you all this time to realize it as Kuroo laughs and grins, eyes alight when he nudges your hand with his under the table, that the feelings you harbor for your friend isn’t just platonic.

A little bit to relish for the end. This is exactly my jam, and one of THE most atmospheric pieces I’ve ever read. Almost too much to comprehend.


I WISH YOU ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR AND PARTY HARD!!

If you wish for more recs, I have them (and a little talking about my writing) in my rambles tag!

How to make a Custom Splash Screen in Unity 5 Personal Edition - Pix Lab - Tutorial Tuesday

First  off let me just say thanks for taking the time to take a look at this tutorial. In this tutorial I am going to show you how to create a custom splash screen with your own logo in Unity 5 Personal Edition. Now even though I am using Unity 5, I have been using this technique since Unity 3.5f, So I think its safe to say that this technique is applicable on all versions of Unity.


Okay so check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSmT6J6PVr8


Okay so lets get Started. First I want you to create a new scene in Unity, Simply click on File > New Scene:

Now you are going to want to select the default light in the scene ‘Directional Light’ and zero out the rotation in the transform component, which is found in the inspector panel:

And make sure your camera is at 0 in the Y axis.

Next I want you to open up the lighting tab (Windows>Lighting) and set the skybox to 'none’ after that change the Ambient Light Intensity to 0 - This will basically remove the skybox from our background, and remove any ambient lighting that our world might have.


Now Select your Camera and in the Inspector panel change the background color to pure black:

Then your scene should now show a black background:

Alright, Let’s create the plane, simply click GameObject>3DObject>Plane. you should have  plane in the world. Now, Let’s Setup the rotation and position (Position to zero on all axis, Rotation on X:90 Y: 90 Z: -90)

The reason for those rotation values is so that our texture renders the right way up and not upside down.

Now your Plane is Setup to be the right way around for once we apply our material:

Alright, Now let’s import our splash logo and set it up to pick up transparency and render properly. Simply right-click in your project view and select Import New Asset… and select the Image. Now change the import settings in the inspector as follows:

Great, now lets set up our Material, in the project view right click and select Create>Material
Make the Render mode 'Cutout’ set the Alpha Cutoff to 0.2 and under Metalic, set the Smoothness Value to 0 - And thats it, your material is done:

Now simply drag it to onto your plane and you should have the following:

Well you have made it this far, so hang in there, we are almost done.
Now Right click in the Project View and select,  Create>C# Script and call it “Splash”

Okay, now Open Up that script and enter the Following:

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

public class Splash : MonoBehaviour {

public int level = 1;    //Level to open after splash
public float setTime = 3.0f;    //Duration before loading next level
public float dimTime = 2.0f;  //Duration Before Staring to Fade or Dim Lights
public Light dimLight;   //Main Light Source to Dim
public float zoomSpeed = 0.2f;   //Speed at which camera zooms in

Camera c;
float timer;     // Use this for initialization
void Start () {
      c = GetComponent<Camera> ();    //Find attached Camera Component
      timer = 0.0f; //Initializes Timer to 0
}

// Update is called once per frame
void Update () {
      timer += Time.deltaTime; //Adds Time.deltaTime to timer each update
      c.fieldOfView -= zoomSpeed; //Zooms in Camera
      if (timer > dimTime && timer < setTime) {
            dimLight.intensity -= zoomSpeed; //Dims Lights
      } else if (timer > setTime) {
             Application.LoadLevel (level); //Loads Level at index
      }
}

}

Okay so next up, we need to save the script, and then drag it on to our Camera in the Scene:


After that you will notice in the bottom of the Inspector you will notice the script has been added and you can change the settings of the public variables. So change the Dim Light to the Main Light in the Scene (“Directional Light”)

That’s Basically it, Simply add the Splash screen Scene to your build list, along with you first level, and make sure the Index Values are 0 for the splash and 1 for the first level:

Great Now Hit Play:

And the Level:

Thanks For Reading this post, hopefully you found it helpful, and keep watching our page for more tutorials.


Once again this was our tutorial on How to create a custom Splash Screen in Unity Personal Edition, brought to you by PixLab Tutorials Tuedays

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Cat ears - diokoxkristof - 僕のヒーローアカデミア | Boku no Hero Academia | My Hero Academia [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Summary:

It was a normal morning at UA, as normal as they could get at least, the third years had just finished their internships the day before and were now facing the prospect of their final exams.
The last day of the internship was quite interesting for Todoroki and Yagi, they both worked with Gran Torino and ended up fighting a bunch of fourth class robbers, saving the day once more.
Returning to their dorms nothing seemed out of place to any of them.
The morning after however, when Enji woke up, he felt a bit… strange.
Ignoring the feeling he sat up on his bed and lazily stretched his body, yawning tiredly, getting up of bed he automatically went to the bathroom to wash before training a bit before class, splashing cold water on his face he took a towel and looked up to the mirror, that’s when he noticed.
Two simple and elegant red cat ears on top of his head.
He stood there for a few seconds, silently looking at himself before the panic really started to set in.

Words: 1207     Chapters:1/1

Rating: Explicit    

Archive Warning: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings

One Thousand Years

Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Chapter 12. Home

On a February night as the crystals fell onto the face of the Earth and the sheets of cotton melted into a puddle beneath your feet, the tall young man showed up at your doorsteps to invite you to a small party at EXO’s dorm.  In his hands was a bouquet of red roses.

His big feet shuffled back and forth, creating long indentations on the snowy path.

“Actually, I still have some work to finish…I haven’t drawn out your schedules for the month of May,” you began but your voice faded out when the sparkle in his eyes diminished.

“Oh…kay…” Chanyeol spoke and then forced on a grin that felt like metal against your heart.

You bit your lip and held onto the doorframe.

“Um…these are for you though,” he informed, holding out the flowers, “H-happy Valentine’s Day!”

Without the courage to peer into his eyes, you reached out and took them.  Bringing them to your nose, you sniffed in the sweet fragrance that reminded you of your home.

“What’s Valentine’s Day?” you questioned innocently.

“Huh?” the handsome young man asked, taken aback by your naivety.  You rubbed your neck nervously, wondering if you asked a silly question.

“Oh..oh right…you used to live in the rural areas…so they probably didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day…” he assumed while chuckling.  His pupils dilated even larger than normal under the moonlight.

“Do…do you want to come in for a few minutes?” you inquired, realizing that he was shivering a bit from the intense icy wind.  Puffs of white smoke formed from his mouth.

His head snapped up as he nodded like a little boy at your offer.  With a demure curl along your lips, you held the door open for him to enter.  The grown up kid bounced in, shedding his soggy boots like shedding his skin.  You giggled when he shook the water out of his hair like a puppy.  Small droplets splashed onto your cheeks, down your cupids bow and to the tips of your tongue.  Instead of tasting salty, they were sweet.

“Oh woops,” Chanyeol twittered.  Stepping forward, he surprised you by cupping your face in his hands.  They were still so, so soft and warm.  With his thumb, he wiped away the stray streams of melted snow and whispered, “Sorry”.

“D-do…do you want some coffee?” you stuttered.

“Sure,” he smiled but didn’t let go of you until you gestured with your eyes.

When you returned with two cups of newly brewed coffee, you witness Chanyeol sitting on the floor while observing a glass decoration of a wolf and a bunny together.  You took a seat beside him and ran your hands along your pants nervously for this was the first time that your lover had stepped foot into your apartment.

“You must really like bunnies and wolves,” he observed as he traced his finger along the silhouette of the glass statue.

“Mmhm…” you hummed.

Spinning his body around, Chanyeol asked, “So, have you decided on the ending of the story?”  His feet lightly stomped the floor with anticipation.

With the shake of the head, you sipped on the edge of the coffee mug, and curiously questioned back, “How does Chanyeol-ssi think the story should end?”

The former wolf spirit scooted closer to you and tapped his chin.

“Hmm…I think the wolf and the bunny definitely should get another chance.  I think they should meet again.  They can raise their baby together!  Happy Ending!  It should definitely be a happy ending,” he concluded.

“Happy ending?” you whispered, looking out to the distance.

“Mhmm…especially since they went through so much.  It definitely needs to be a happy ending or your readers will riot,” he laughed.

Happy ending…I want a happy ending too…

Seeing your mused expression, Chanyeol awkwardly picked up his cup of coffee but due to his jumpiness, he downed a third of the steaming drink down.  As soon as the burning sensation reached his tongue and down his throat, a look of immediate regret replaced the usual happy-go-lucky demeanor.  Coughing and choking, he pounding his chest multiple times to subdue the heartburn.  Befuddled, you shifted around, patting his back, and offering your finger for him to bite on.

“Do you want ice?!  I’ll go get some from outside!” you offered, already sprinting to the door but the laughing male pulled you back down.

Recollecting his composure, he gazed at your anxious look amusingly, “Did you just offer your finger for me to bite on earlier?”

Slyly, he curled his hand around you index finger and brought it up to his lip.  You closed your eyes and withdrew a little, preparing for his sharp wolf teeth to impale through your skin.  Instead, he placed his lips onto it, rubbing the back of your hand with his thumb.  You blinked.

“And did you also offer to get ice from outside?” he teased, chuckling loudly.

“I-is…that not right?” you whispered, shyly stealing peeps at the young man’s grin that took up the entirety of the lower half of his face.

“Dal-nim-ah…” he called.  His deep voice rung in your ears, causing your insides to drum.

“Hmm?” you whispered as your lover continued to stroke your hand.

“I don’t know why from the moment I met you, I felt this sense of familiarity…as if we met before…” Chanyeol softly admitted.

You turned away to blink away the tears.

“And ever since, I haven’t been able to sleep at night without checking multiple times to see if you messaged me or not…” he continued, his cowering physique so foreign to you.

Momentarily, he lifted his head to steal a glimpse of your reaction.  When you don’t reply to his confession, he cleared his throat, and bravely continued, “Valentine’s Day…”

“Hmm?”

“Valentine’s Day is the day where lovers celebrate their love together,” he defined.

“Lovers?” you whispered as he slowly advanced toward you.  Instead of backing away you stayed still.  His breath was hot against your already scorching cheeks.  You remembered this feeling.  Naturally, you tilted your head and closed your eyes in response.

If we cannot be together forever, can we at least have this moment?

But his phone rang.  Chanyeol groaned at the mood ruiner.

“Whut!?” he barked into the phone.

From the static noise, you could hear Baekhyun’s nasal voice ramble on and on.  With a smile, you excused yourself to the kitchen to rinse the coffee mugs.

Thump.

Thump.

Thump.

Belated pacings of your heart caused you to almost double over in shock.  The tray of mugs whirled in circles, creating ‘ting’ and ‘tong’ noises before they situated themselves back onto the flat surface.  You strode over to the sink, squirted some soap onto a sponge and began to clean the mugs.  But no matter how hard you tried, a stain on the edge of Chanyeol’s mug would not budge.

“Dal-nim-ah,” he spoke at the doorway.

You spun around.

“The boys are calling me back for the party.  Are you sure you don’t want to join me?” his normally low voice rose several notches as he fidgeted with a tassel dangling off the curtain.

“Hmm…okay…” you shyly responded.

His eyes flickered.

“Really?” he asked, already skipping over to stand behind you.

With a goofy smile, he rocked back and forth on the heels of his feet.

“Mhmm…” you hummed, tossing the dishrag back into the cabinets and drying your hands on the towel.

~

“Oh my God, Chanyeol, what took you so long?” Chen whined, taking the pack of beer from his hands.

“Oh Noona, you came?” the bronze skinned dancing machine greeted.

The rest of the group turned from what they were doing to look at you as if you were some tourist attraction.

“Y-yeah…am I not welcomed?” you joked.

“Oh no!  Of course, you are,” they all said in unison.

Chanyeol playfully shoved Chen aside and pulled you in from the cold.  Like a diverging sea, the pack of wolf boys spread out into two groups, leaving two empty spots perfect for Chanyeol and you to settle down.  Bowing, you squeezed in.  Despite your insistence, the other lead dancer rushed into the kitchen to make you a cup of tea.  A warm and fuzzy sensation prodded in your heart.

“Happy Single Awareness Day!” Chen toasted.

“Happy Single Awareness Day!” a few of the other boys clunked classes.  Beer splashed out.  On instincts, Chanyeol bent his body to protectively cover you.  Though, none of it landed on either of you.  Silently observing the occurrence, his leader hyung raised his brow and held his interlaced hands up to his mouth as if deep in thought.

In an instant, you nudged Chanyeol.

“Um…Single Awareness?  Chanyeol told me is was Valentine’s Day,” you laughed to lighten the mood.

“Oh, that’s only if you have a lover, Noona,” Sehun chirped, clunking his glass against the already half-drunken Tao.

“I…I have a lo…lover…she’s the ruler of Panda Island!” Tao slurred.  ( ´ิ(ꈊ) ´ิ)

Baekhyun smacked his dongsaeng with a pillow.

“Oh…” you whispered, keeping your eye on the mug to avoid Chanyeol’s hopeful stare that pierced through your skull.

“Wait, Noona, are you single?” the maknae questioned curiously.

“U-Um…” you mouthed and stuttered.

Chanyeol secretly squeezed your arm before changing the topic, “Baekhyun, you’re not single!”

The older ’92 liner groaned and downed another glass of alcohol.

“Oh yeah, aren’t you with Taeyeon-ssi?” you innocently questioned, sipping your tea.

Another groan sounded.

“Taeyeon-noona is in Japan for a concert.  Baekhyun has been moping since this morning,” Chen spoke while messing with the other beagle’s hair.  They began to wrestle each other.

“Sttttop!  Kids!  We don’t have any more pillows!” the leader disciplined but a pillow landed on his head and plopped right onto your lap.  Suho glared at the direction it came from.  Avoiding his gaze, Kris pursed his lips and whistled.

“Dal-nim-ssi…” a semi-sober Baekhyun called.

“Hmm?”

“Want a drink?” he offered the bottle of wine.

“NO!” your lover immediately grabbed it from his friend and slammed it against the table.  The shattering noise alerted the other wolves.  Even the ones playfully fighting stopped to see the commotion.  Biting your lip, you awkwardly sipped on your tea.

“Wait…” Baekhyun slurred, narrowing his eyes over your chest area.

His tall friend snapped your fingers and cleared his throat.

“Is that an EXO necklace?” Baekhyun finished.

Your fingers laced around the talisman Chanyeol had given you long time ago.  The radiating light had long faded out but the engraving of Chanyeol’s name remained.  Curiously, your lover squinted to admire it as well.

“Noona, you’re a fan of Chanyeolie-oppa?” Tao laughed while drawing shapes midair with his finger.

Sehun smacked him in the head with a cushion, “It’s ‘hyung’, Pabo!”

Shyly, you stuffed the necklace back into your shirt while fidgeting with a loose strand of hair.

“No wonder!  Noona is bias toward Chanyeol-hyung,” Kai added.

“Yeah, favoritism,” Baekhyun whined.

Laughing nervously, you rubbed your neck and stared at the lace on your socks.  Beside you, Chanyeol broadened his shoulders and sweetly smiled.

In less than an hour, the majority of the boys were drunk or asleep, sprawled out across the sofa.  Chanyeol and Kyungsoo were busy cleaning up the leftover food so you patiently waited at the sofa.

“Hey,” the angelic voice of Suho greeted as he picked up Tao’s head and placed it onto his lap when he took the seat next to you, like a mother would to her child.

You smiled to acknowledge him.

“So…I know that it’s not my place to judge something like this but I just wanted to warn you to be careful when you’re around Chanyeol,” he began as he stroked the sleeping panda’s golden locks.

You almost spilled your cup of tea.

“It’s okay if you two are seeing each other but we’re celebrities after all so just try to be careful and be subtle about it or else the paparazzi will make up reports and it will damage Chanyeol and EXO’s reputation,” the leader explained.

Lowering your head, you nodded.

“Aigoo, Tao-yah, let’s get you to bed,” the older male baby talked-before throwing the grown kid’s arm over his shoulder to drag him back to his room.

Alone in the living room, you shuffled around, wondering whether it was the wrong decision to show up today.  For some reason, no matter if it was a thousand years before or now, your love with Chanyeol always had the power to hurt others.  So after one last glimpse at the laughing boy in the kitchen, you mouthed a ‘bye’ to the back of his head and quietly exited the dorm.

Halfway to the parking lot, his deep voice hollered out to you, “Dal-nim-ah!”

You stopped dead in your tracks as those long legs dashed across the snow filled concrete.  A few steps in front of you, he slipped on a sheet of ice and lost his footing.  Instead of the present multi-talented artists, you saw the wounded soldier from a thousand years ago.  Immediately, you rushed forward, catching him into your embrace.  Even when his weight threatened to topple you over, you latched onto him like a magnet.  

“Seobang-nim!” you shouted, wrapping your arms tightly around him, fearing that if you let go he’d collapse and blood would sputter out from his injury.

“Dal-nim-ah…” Chanyeol whispered into your ears as you unknowingly began to sob into his chest.

You tightened your grip as he stroked your long hair.

“Did hyung say something to you earlier?” he softly asked, bringing your tiny face into the palms of his hands so that he could stare into those pleasantly fairy-like eyes of yours.

Violently, you shook your head in denial.

“Hmm…I’ll take you home,” he offered, taking your hand and tugging you toward the car.

But you stood rooted against the ground.

“Suho hyung said something to you, didn’t he?” Chanyeol concluded as he gritted his teeth.

“No!” you denied.

“Then why are you crying?” your lover questioned, brushing your cold cheeks with the back of his hand.

“B-because…because of the happy ending.  Because Dal-nim now understands that as long as Chanyeol is happy and safe, it is already enough for her…” you admitted as tears continuously streamed down your face.

From your psychedelic vision, you could only see the golden glow of your lover’s eyes as he leaned closer, placing his moist lips against yours.  You held your breath in your throat as electricity kindled along your fingertips that touched against his torso.

Even…even if…Dal-nim can no longer be by your side…

Curling your arms around his hip, you pressed your lips onto his until the cracks and crevices binded into one.  His hands left your face to drape around your waist so that he could bring you closer against him.

But Dal-nim doesn’t know how to repay Savior for his favor…

“I love you,” the past and present Chanyeol spoke in unison, creating two harmonies of the same voice in your ears.                

His eyes were as gold as the sun and as warm as a summer night, perched against sand.  Closing his eyes, he pulled you in by the nape of you neck to kiss you on the center of your forehead.  As he departed, a soft smile clung onto both your lips.

“Let’s go…you’re getting super cold and pale,” he detected while tugging you forward to the parked car.  This time, you submissively followed.

In the car, Chanyeol instantly took off his fur coat to cover over your body.

“You used to do that too…” you whispered, biting back tears.

“Hmm?” he hummed, centering his focus on making sure that each and every inch of you was covered up so that you’d stop shivering.

“Savior…” you called.

Stroking your hair, he leaned in and planted another kiss on the top of your head before instructing, “Take a nap first, I’ll wake you up when we are home…”

Home…

As you obediently closed your eyes, your lips trembled.  The familiar burning sensation travelled up your throat but you swallow the metallic liquid back down.

Home…our home…

a/n: I was planning to update earlier today but I got dragged to prepare food for Chinese New Year!  Ahhh BUT YAY VALENTINE’S DAY CHAPTER!!  Hope you guys enjoyed!  I purposely timed it so that this chapter would be on February 14th MWAHAHAHA

Also, are you a little confused by the story?  Well here’s a brief explanation of what has happened: Pieces of a Puzzle Given Every Chapter. 

here’s another college AU idea

character a is in the science building where they shouldn’t be and smashes into character b, who splashes the beaker they’re holding all down their front

character b promptly throws them into the chemical shower and tells them to start taking their clothes off