strawberry&lime

Zelda Fruit Cake


Yields two 8-inch cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, oranges, limes, and honeydew melon for decoration
Equipment
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Two 8-inch cake pans, sprayed and lined
  • Two 8-inch cake boards
  • Offset spatula
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Sweetened whipped cream in a decorating bag with tip cut off
  • Sweetened whipped cream in a decorating bag fitted with #824 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg yolks, 1 cup sugar, water, oil, vanilla extract, and almond extract.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. In another large bowl, beat egg whites until frothy and then slowly add ¼ cup sugar while beating. Once combined, turn beater to high and beat until stiff peaks form.
  5. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then fold in egg whites in three parts.
  6. Pour the batter into cake pans and bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Once cool, level cakes to 1-inch thick.

Let’s get started!

  1. Cut strawberries into 4 equal slices and shingle them onto the top of the cut cake in circles. Pipe whipped cream between the strawberries.
  2. Place the second cake on top, cut side down, and then frost the entire cake in whipped cream. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Cut cakes into 6 slices and decorate cake with 3 rosettes on the edge of the slice. Decorate the top with fruit.
  4. Dah-na-na-na-naaaah! You received the Fruit Cake from Breath of the Wild!
🍓 Energy strawberries! 🍓

This is an energy spell for people who are on low spoons or who can’t have caffeine for any reason (or who don’t like tea or coffee). You can either eat this before bed with the intent of it giving you energy in the morning, or you can eat it in the morning when you wake up!

🍓 Ingredients 🍓
- Fresh mint (just 1 or 2 leaves chopped) (energy)
- Fresh lime juice (energy)
- Strawberries (happiness)
- Sugar (happiness)
- Fruit juice (energy and happiness)

🍓 Method 🍓

Combine the strawberries, mint, lime and sugar in a bowl and mix it together

Get a glass of any juice you want too!

Focus on your intent while you eat and drink, think of happiness and the energy you need for the day

🍓 Optional 🍓
- Listen to music while you eat
- Watch something that makes you happy
- Sit with your favourite crystals

She Who Turns to Love

I’ve been fairly neglectful towards both tumblr and my website in the last few months due to personal misevents. I got a divorce, ran through two different jobs, but now I find myself again with a purpose. I got accepted and re-enrolled in school (which I start in a few days), and I have a new lover who appreciates me for who I am—mental illnesses and all. About four months ago I formally devoted myself to the Goddess, Aphrodite. I had felt a pull towards her in the last year and finally decided to do something about it. And boy, am I glad I did. I can’t begin to describe what a wonderful experience it is to know and be known by such a divine being.

Anyway, to the real point of this post. I wanted to share all the information I’ve gleaned thus far in my adventure with the Mistress of Honey. I hope this can be of use to fellow devotees and love priestesses alike.

The Names of ΑΦΡΟΔΙΤΗ / Aphrodite:

  • Αντηεια (ANTHEIA): the blooming, or the friend of flowers
  • Αποτροπηια (APOTRO′PHIA): “the expeller,” the goddess who expelled from the hearts of men the desire after sinful pleasure and lust.
  • Γενετψλλισ (GENETYLLIS): the protectress of births
  • Πειτηο (PEITHO): The personification of Persuasion
  • Ουρανια (Urania): Heavenly, Divine
  • Πανδημος (Pandemos): Common to All People
  • Μαχανιτις (Machanitis): Skilled at Inventing, Deviser, Contriver
  • Επιστροφια (Epistrophia) She who Turns to Love
  • Αποστροφια (Apostrophia): Averter of Unlawful Desires
  • Νικηφορος (Nicephorus): Bringer of Victory
  • Αρεια (Areia): Warelike, Of Ares
  • Μορφω (Morpho) Of Shapely Form, the fair shaped
  • Πυρηναια (Acraea): Of the Heights
  • Ακραια (Cepois): Of the Gardens
  • Ποντια (Pontia): Of the Sea
  • Λιμενια (Limenia) Of the Harbour
  • Κηποις (Anadyomene): Risen from the Sea, Goddess Rising from the Sea
  • Φιλομμειδης (Philommides): Laughter-Loving
  • Αφρογενεια (Aphrogeneia): Foam Born
  • Χρυσεη (Chrysea): Golden
  • Ποθων Μητηρ (Pothon Mater): Mother of Desire

My Personal Titles for Aphrodite:

  • Η κυρία των περιστεριών (I kyria ton peristerion): The Lady of Doves
  • Χρυσή Θεά (Chrysi Thea): Golden Goddess
  • Φύλακας των γυναικών (Fylakas ton gynaikon): Guardian of Women
  • Βασίλισσα της ευχαρίστησης (Vasilissa tis efcharistisis): Queen of Pleasure
  • Φύλακας των μελισσών (Fylakas ton melisson): Keeper of Bees
  • Αυτή που είναι επενδυμένη με τριαντάφυλλα (Afti pou einai ependymeni me triantafylla): She that is clad in roses
  • Αυτή που ηρεμεί τις παλίρροιες (afti pou iremei tis palirroies): She who calms the tides

The Symbols of Aphrodite:

  • Eros/Cupids
  • Doves
  • Mirrors
  • Girdle/Belt
  • Apples
  • Scallop Shells
  • Myrtle Wreath
  • Flowers

Aphrodite, Patron of:

  • Attraction
  • Sexual Desire
  • Sex
  • Procreation
  • Romantic Love
  • Seduction
  • Sweet Talk
  • Flirtation
  • Love Poetry
  • Grace
  • Beauty
  • Lovers
  • Relationships
  • Joy
  • Peace
  • Happiness
  • Laughter
  • Pleasure
  • Women
  • Sailors
  • Sexuality
  • Lesbians
  • LGBT People

That Which is Holy to Aphrodite:

  • Holiest Shrine: Paphos, Island of Kypros (Cyprus)
  • Holy Number: 5
  • Holy Days: Friday, 4th Day of the Month
  • Holy Celestial Body: The Planet Venus
  • Holy Festivals: Valentine’s Day (2/14), Aphrodisia (7/20), Adonia (8/4)
  • Sacred Animals: Doves, Bees, Hares, Sparrows, Geese
  • Sacred Plants: Red Rose, Apple, Pomegranate, Narcissus, Myrtle, Myrrh, Lettuce, Cherries, Strawberries, Lime, Anemone, Seaweed, Kelp
  • Sacred Stones: Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Kunzite, Rhodonite, Rhodochrosite, Ruby, Lepidolite, Pink Opal, Amazonite, Aquamarine, Sunstone, Blue Lace Agate, Sodalite, Lapis Lazuli, Opalite
  • Sacred Metals: Gold, Bronze
  • Sacred Shells: Abalone, Conch, Scallop, Clam
  • Sacred Magics: Sea, Storm, Love, Curses, Sex, Feminine, Glamours, Green

The 12 Virtues of Aphrodite (from @ginandjack)

  • Beauty
  • Flirtation
  • Brazenness
  • Timing
  • Grace
  • Charm
  • Gaiety
  • Sensuality
  • Seduction
  • Rapture
  • Discernment
  • Brilliance

The Favours of Aphrodite:

  • Sexual Attraction
  • Love Reciprocated
  • Beauty
  • Pleasure
  • Happiness
  • Luck in both Love and War

The Curses of Aphrodite:

  • Sexual Repulsion
  • Unnatural Desires (Incest, Bestiality)
  • Unrequited Love
  • Ugliness
  • Loneliness
  • Misery

Offerings to Aphrodite:

(My personal ideas)

  • Learn a musical instrument to play in her honor
  • Paint or draw portraits of her
  • Write Love Poetry
  • Self Love and Self Care
  • Makeup/ Beauty Routine
  • Buy New Clothing
  • Bathing / Spa Treatments
  • Erect an Altar for Her
  • Love Others
  • Sexual Pleasure
  • Masturbation
  • Traveling
  • Photography
  • Make a Monthly Donation to Planned Parenthood or RAINN
  • Practice Love Magic
  • Make a Pilgrimage to Paphos, Cyprus (a pretty far out suggestion, I know. But its something I personally would love to do someday)
  • Support Cruelty free beauty products like LUSH
  • Support Ocean Charities, like the Adopt an Orca program through the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, WA
  • Plan dates for people
  • Give gifts to loved ones

Sappho’s Hymn to Aphrodite

(In the original Greek and translated into Modern English)

Ποικιλόθρον᾽ ὰθάνατ᾽ ᾽Αφροδιτα,
παῖ Δίοσ, δολόπλοκε, λίσσομαί σε
μή μ᾽ ἄσαισι μήτ᾽ ὀνίαισι δάμνα,
πότνια, θῦμον.

ἀλλά τυίδ᾽ ἔλθ᾽, αἴποτα κἀτέρωτα
τᾶσ ἔμασ αύδωσ αἴοισα πήλγι
ἔκλυεσ πάτροσ δὲ δόμον λίποισα
χρύσιον ἦλθεσ

ἄρμ᾽ ὐποζεύξαια, κάλοι δέ σ᾽ ἆγον
ὤκεεσ στροῦθοι περὶ γᾶσ μελαίνασ
πύκνα δινεῦντεσ πτέῤ ἀπ᾽ ὠράνω
αἴθεροσ διὰ μέσσω.

αῖψα δ᾽ ἐχίκοντο, σὺ δ᾽, ὦ μάσαιρα
μειδιάσαισ᾽ ἀθάνατῳ προσώπῳ,
ἤρἐ ὄττι δηὖτε πέπονθα κὤττι
δἦγτε κάλημι

κὤττι μοι μάλιστα θέλω γένεσθαι
μαινόλᾳ θύμῳ, τίνα δηὖτε πείθω
μαῖσ ἄγην ἐσ σὰν φιλότατα τίσ τ, ὦ
Πσάπφ᾽, ἀδίκηει;

καὶ γάρ αἰ φεύγει, ταχέωσ διώξει,
αἰ δὲ δῶρα μὴ δέκετ ἀλλά δώσει,
αἰ δὲ μὴ φίλει ταχέωσ φιλήσει,
κωὐκ ἐθέλοισα.

ἔλθε μοι καὶ νῦν, χαλεπᾶν δὲ λῦσον
ἐκ μερίμναν ὄσσα δέ μοι τέλεσσαι
θῦμοσ ἰμμέρρει τέλεσον, σὐ δ᾽ αὔτα
σύμμαχοσ ἔσσο.

Shimmering-throned immortal Aphrodite,
Daughter of Zeus, Enchantress, I implore thee,
Spare me, O queen, this agony and anguish,
Crush not my spirit

Whenever before thou has hearkened to me–
To my voice calling to thee in the distance,
And heeding, thou hast come, leaving thy father’s
Golden dominions,

With chariot yoked to thy fleet-winged coursers,
Fluttering swift pinions over earth’s darkness,
And bringing thee through the infinite, gliding
Downwards from heaven,

Then, soon they arrived and thou, blessed goddess,
With divine contenance smiling, didst ask me
What new woe had befallen me now and why,
Thus I had called the.

What in my mad heart was my greatest desire,
Who was it now that must feel my allurements,
Who was the fair one that must be persuaded,
Who wronged thee Sappho?

For if now she flees, quickly she shall follow
And if she spurns gifts, soon shall she offer them
Yea, if she knows not love, soon shall she feel it
Even reluctant.

Come then, I pray, grant me surcease from sorrow,
Drive away care, I beseech thee, O goddess
Fulfil for me what I yearn to accomplish,
Be thou my ally.

“I’m rather surprised how calmly you’re taking this.”

As this was the Grandmaster’s ship, there was no home-brewed mead or nostalgic wine made available in his stocks. Such brews were too metallic and rather plain for his tastes, and didn’t guarantee much excitement afterward. Thor, Bruce, Valkyrie, and yes, Loki, thus had to make do with strawberry daiquiris.

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Salt Water Taffy Vacation Homes (Replica Challenge #3)

I’ve been enjoying seeing all the homes that simmers have built for @redhotchilisimblr‘s replica build challenge and I actually had a little time this week to try it myself.  

  • It’s a work in progress but will be available for download soon.
  • There are four vacation homes, each named after a salt water taffy flavor: strawberry, key lime, banana, and blue raspberry.  
  • All the homes are decorated identically and have a main floor with a living room, bathroom, kitchen, and mini office and a second floor loft with a bedroom and lounge area.  
  • The roof varies from the reference photo because I really wanted an upstairs loft.  
  • Was well under budget until I decided to add a resort area with a pool, hot tub, outdoor movie lounge, massage tent, entertainment stage, bar/snack bar, beach area, recreation room and gym.  What can I say… I’m a maximalist!

My new favourite breakfast thing - fresh homemade strawberry and orange juice with added lime. It’s so simple, refreshing and yummy. I’ve been having this a lot along with breakfast and tbh I think I could drink this every morning (if only strawberries were cheaper!).

Ingredients:

. 4-5 large strawberries

. 2 large oranges

. 2 Tbsp lime juice

. 1 Tbsp sugar

. 2 cups water

Salad-in-a-jar

Here’s a neat idea: packing your salad in a jar for a quick meal.

It’s easy enough, but keep these tips in mind:

  • Most important rule: dressing at the bottom, greens at the top. Keep them as far away from one another as possible. If you do that, your greens will stay crispy and fresh, no problem.
  • Use the resting time to your advantage. Place items that’ll soak up and marinade in the dressing as the next layer for the best salad flavor. Cooked grains, tofu, meats, mushrooms—anything that is spongy and will suck up that yumminess as the jar sits in the fridge.
  • To make the salads a little more hearty and filling, try adding a protein like chicken, quinoa, beans or cubed tofu.
  • We’ve had these salads last as long as 10 days in the fridge without getting soggy, yucky or anything but delicious.
  • I try to keep the ratio of each jar about half-and-half—half toppings, dressing, grains, proteins and half greens.
  • For a few more tips, see the source: http://backtoherroots.com/2013/04/09/salad-in-a-jar-101/

Here are some nice combinations:

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry-Lime Vinaigrette

  • Strawberry-Lime Vinaigrette (I use about two tablespoons of dressing per pint-sized jar)
  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Sliced Green Onions
  • Crumbled Feta
  • Baby Spinach

Mexican Chickpea Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing

  • Chile-Lime Dressing (I use about two tablespoons of dressing per pint-sized jar)
  • Cooked Brown Rice
  • Cooked Chickpeas
  • Salsa
  • Red Onions
  • Halved Grape Tomatoes
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Romaine

Tofu Living Salad with Sesame-Lemon Dressing

  • Sesame-Lemon Dressing (I use about two tablespoons of dressing per pint-sized jar)
  • Drained, Pressed and Cubed Extra Firm Tofu
  • Sliced Red Bell Pepper
  • Chopped Cucumbers
  • Sprouted Lentils
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Chopped Romaine

Sunshine Salad with Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette

  • Orange Marmalade Vinaigrette (I use about two tablespoons of dressing per pint-sized jar)
  • Cooked Quinoa
  • Clementine Wedges
  • Sliced Red Onions
  • Sprouted Lentils
  • Pine Nuts
  • Chopped Romaine
  • Baby Spinach
Strawberry ice cream day

Ice Cream Maker Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream Cake

Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream

Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Neapolitan ice cream

Peanut Butter Cookie and Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich

THE BEST STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM RECIPE

KEY LIME STRAWBERRY COCONUT ICE CREAM CAKE

2-Ingredient Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM WITH BERRY SWIRL | VEGAN, NO-CHURN

The Best Strawberry Ice Cream


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bang goes the heart  -  jaebum (M)

Originally posted by got7europe

request; Hi! Its my first time requesting here and l’m kinda nervous but can I ask for a jb mafia au when he meets up with a rival leader (the reader) and fall hard for her, after marrying her for better man power if that makes sense. :-) much love!!!!!!!

summary;

genre; mafia AU, romance, suggested material (sorry no smut tho)

a/n; Thank you to @queen-dria-love for requesting!! ok so i’m sorry to say this but i’m not that comfortable with writing about marriage so i missed that part out im so sorry!! but i hope you enjoy it!!




Friday night. Streets packed with people doing their shopping for whatever occasion, whether it was birthdays, holidays or anything else that comes under the heading ‘I’m going to buy my girlfriend/boyfriend/gender neutral partner a gift that they won’t forget’. You…had other plans. Sitting in the corner of a dim bar, your finger skimmed the rim of the mouth of your cider bottle, glancing around at every little detail of the bar. The pinned cushions…no…more like tombstones. Why the hell did he pick this place, out of every bar in the city? Yeah. The seats weren’t the comfiest things in the world, but it did beat having to stand for hours waiting for him; be lucky that you got a seat.

“You still waiting, lil’ lady?”

You heard the bartender ask, his arms folded and placed on the bar, glancing to the door. You gazed over to him, a small but apologetic smile coming out; you kind of stayed longer than you were welcome for. 

“Unfortunately I am…I should be gone…I’m giving him 5 minutes then I’m gone.”

“Who is this guy anyways?”

“JB.”

“JB…? Really….? I thought you two hated each other…what gives?”

“That’s what I want to ask…if he ever turns up–”

And there he was. Turning up fashionably late? Or just being a dick? Maybe both. Standing in the doorway, wearing his signature style; that bomber jacket he always wears, a white t-shirt, black leather-like jeans, and those…wait…he’s not wearing those leather lace up shoes he wears…it converse. Weird. Whenever you saw JB…he would always be looking smart, with his signature style of classic mafia gangster meets homegrown street fashionista. It was…a change up. A casual look today? You turned around to the bartender, giving him a nod. Just before you got your drink you told the bartender that things could get messy and that you needed an escape route outta there. 

“You know the signal, right?”

“Yeah. But it’s gonna cost ya…if anything happens. It doesn’t look like he’s with anyone else.”

“Right…”

The bartender went on with his job, while your soft gaze followed JB as he walked up to you. Sitting down on the seat next to you, you could tell that he found the seat uncomfortable too. You know what else was uncomfortable? The silence that was emitted from the both of you. You couldn’t help it- what else were you supposed to say to someone you didn’t exactly enjoy being around, whether it was on the giving or the receiving end of a gun? The bartender could also feel the uncomfortable silence, gliding back over to you two.

“What can I get for you?”

“I’ll have what she’s got. Keep the change.”

“Got it.”

You scoffed a little at that statement, he turned his head to look at you. He also had a gander…at what you were wearing. A simple grey t-shirt, under a black satin dress, with sneakers. Again, you weren’t trying to impress him- unfortunately…he was impressed. Wait…he was? Yeah…he was. Again. Weird.

“Is there a problem with that?”

“No…it’s just you got all the money in the world and I’m just barely getting by.”

“Well you chose to do the assassinations, we chose to do the robberies. Simple as.”

“Anyways, JB, what did you call me out here for–”

“Hey…call me Jaebum.”

“Jaebum? Oh so that’s what it stands for…what do you need anyways? Planning to rob one of my guys again?”

“First of all, that wasn’t us, secondly, me and my gang want a ceasefire.”

You stopped- a ceasefire? A ceasefire? A word that can stop world wars, or in this case, turf wars. That word, was just spat out of JB’s mouth. JB, who is notorious for starting fights with other gangs, just asked you, a rival gang leader, for a ceasefire. If there was a day when pigs could fly, it would be this day. 

“Ceasefire?”

“Yeah. Ceasefire, We don’t fight you, and you don’t start fights with us, on the terms that we agree on. I got mine…we start to work together so that you guys get a little share of the money we get. You got any terms?”

Hold on….JB you want terms already? Heck…you didn’t even agree on this yet. How the hell can he ask for terms? Your head started to get dizzy, but that wasn’t because of the Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime cider that you just happened to down on the spot to possibly impress– never mind. You were dizzy because…was this the real JB? 

“…Ok so where’s the real JB?…You’re a pretty good impersonator, aren’t you?”

“It’s me, Y/n, trust me.”

You thought about this for a while. Maybe you did want a ceasefire with JB. Wait, what were you thinking?! Your group and his group were always fighting over land that you guys claimed, but while you guys are gone, they steal it back and your group have to chase them off and…it’s probably the biggest game of cat and mouse ever. It’s tiring and makes you get off topic with the jobs you need to do. Maybe…a ceasefire isn’t such a bad idea. Yeah, a ceasefire with JB…I mean his group. A ceasefire between your group and his. 

“…Alright. But if anyone steps out of line, they’re dead.”

Somehow that night…went weirdly. You and JB stayed for longer than you both thought, just talking about stuff. Like…you never did that. At all. And he was absolutely the last person you wanted to talk about stuff to. You never thought you would be sat in a bar with him in the first place.You couldn’t help but to wonder though…why was JB doing this? What was the reason? Did he have some sort of motive for doing this? Was there a secret plan he had? Did he….want to get rid of your group? And…would he live up to his end of the bargain? Did did he start to work with you? And did he send over the money?Well…there’s a lot of questions…but two can be answered simply. The last two- No and yes. No, because it wasn’t him working with you directly. He stayed up in his little base with a couple other members, while he sent the two youngest to work with you for a couple days. It was actually, quite a good experience, except for the two fights that you had to break up in the first 5 minutes. Only cause you told your boys to stay alert and apprehensive of his boys. And…yes, you started to get the money from him, by meeting up with him at the same bar. And you would be lying…if you didn’t say that you…..actually enjoyed his company. Over the last couple times you two met up…it kind of…felt more like two friends meeting up for a drink. Of course, you couldn’t turn down a bottle or two, especially when he’s paying after all. When JB payed you and handed over the money, it always was a fixed amount of maybe $400-£500, $600 if you guys were lucky that time. But…over those last couple of times that you met up with him, he managed to…slip in another hundred or two, along with a note. And these notes would change..

“Hey, buy yourself something…like a hot pack idk >:)”

“Make sure you eat”

“Get a jacket or something…it’s cold”

These little notes….actually made you happy. It uh….kind of made you feel like you had someone looking out for you. But being you, you took that with a pinch of salt. You still didn’t know what his motives were, and what he was planning to do. You’ve heard the stories about him doing this, and how they didn’t end well for the latter team. But this was a willing risk you were ready to take, and any consequence that comes to your group; you’ll be the first to grin and bear it. One time he asked you to come in particular…he told you to dress nice. Well….it wasn’t him that told you that. You had an…unexpected visitor come round. 

“Well…that’s it for the–”

You stopped. Your whole team was out, except for you, who stayed behind to train in the training room-there shouldn’t be anyone else down there except for you. But alas, you heard footsteps. Big, clunky footsteps. You popped out of the door to the training room, to see who it was. And there he was. Just standing in your hallway, one of Jaebum’s…minions? Yeah…thats a nice thing to call them.

“Oi.”

“What?”

You observed the young man walking about, only turning about when he noticed you standing there in your training gear- a simple t-shirt, training shorts and trainers. Simple, not anything too over the top. The young man started to walk over, a smug look on his smug face. A smug bastard, he was, that Jackson kid.

“Jackson. How did you get in here?”

“Uh….that’s classified information.”

“Classified?! Jackson,  how the hell did you get in here?”

“I jumped the fence and went in the back way.”

You really shouldn’t leave that back gate to be so accessible like that, with all the boxes and everything. But….you really didn’t take into account that Jackson was going to jump it now, did you? 

“Right….”

“But…I’m not here to explain how I got in, I’ve got a message.”

“For who? My boys won’t be back until late, so I can pass–”

“It’s for you, just you and nobody else.”

Your face was now kind of scrunched up into a confused look, watching the young man lean up against the wall, folding his arms. You stopped to think of all possible scenarios about this ‘message’ but…since Jackson was giving off a laid-back aura, there really shouldn’t be anything to worry about. 

“Who is it from? Is it from BamBam telling me that he’s hungover again? Or is it Yugyeom saying that–”

“It’s not from those two, it’s actually from Jaebum.”

“Oh here we– wait.”

You stopped for a second, letting your confusion take a better look on your face. You shook your head, before taking a gander at Jackson again. Really? He sent Jackson to tell you something? God…dammit.

“What…did he say?”

Oh? So now you’re interested.

“Dress nice.”

Dress nice? For what? For who? For him? If you had to dress nice for him you might as well give him a big fuck you and dress in your pjs. But that satin nightdress might impress him as well. Horndog. If you really didn’t get it by now, Im Jaebum has a whole new definition of ‘Impressed’. And it’s not innocent. It makes him go ‘wee-woo’…especially in the dick department. But he’s good at hiding things like that- aka using his jacket. God damn it…Im Jaebum keep it in your mind and not in your dick. Your brain isn’t in your dick. So…you decided to bite the bullet and ‘impress’ the big dog, and you dressed nice. A simple black tied cami dress with roses on the side, and brand new sneakers because you wanted to impress him but you weren’t going to put your feet through 4-5 hours of hell in heels. Either take the dress or leave it, Jaebum. Heck, you even did your hair and your makeup. You even put that really expensive perfume on, the one that you really liked a lot and cherished because it was the one that the boys got you for your birthday. They may be cold-hearted killers but real gentle softies at heart, your boys are. 

“8:30PM….and he’s not here…”

You arrived at the same bar at the time he asked you to, but…again, you were left there to wait, with the same drink you had before- the Kopparberg Strawberry and Lime. Your finger dragged itself up the neck of the bottle, picking up any small droplets of condensation it could. Wiping your finger on your seat, you took in a sigh, before feeling someone…touch your hips. You couldn’t tell who it was, or what they wanted, but you were just about ready to elbow them in the gut. But…then you stopped, as soon as you heard the velvet sound hit your ears- Jaebum.

“Wow, you did as I asked…not bad, not bad at all…”

“Oh…it’s you…you scared me…”

“I shouldn’t really, you’re a tough girl…you can handle a guy like me.”

He purred, sitting down on the stool next to you. You sighed as you took another swig from the bottle– wait. What the fuck did he mean by ‘handle a guy like me’? Was he…thinking of…having sex with you? Im Jaebum. The man you thought you hated….but is now a quiet acquaintance, wants to fuck you, an enemy-turned-consort-turned-possible-…love interest? You shook your head a little, watching him hand over the money to the bartender. He…got you a drink, though you had one…and it looked strong. You…sighed again, and just downed it. Whatever you had…was nice. Really good. 

“You know…it’s crazy to think that over half a year ago, we hated each other…but now…we’re civil.”

“Yeah…”

“You know what would be even crazier?”

“What?”

“If we became closer. But…I guess that it would be difficult…”

“Why can’t we?”

“It’s…it’s just that it would be difficult. What if we start to fight again because of some random reason…?”

“As long as we have this ceasefire, shit won’t happen…at all. My boys know that they can’t mess with you or your boys.”

“That’s the same for my boys as well.”

4 minutes awkward silence = 4 minutes of Jaebum trying to find the best way to ask you this.

“Wanna…head back to mine?”

His hand was now placed gently on your thigh, with that lustful glint in his eyes. Now, Y/n, don’t go making any bad–

“S-Sure…”

Decisions. Decisions that could risk your life. Decisions that could possibly…make your life better too? Maybe. Hopefully– wait…you were…leaving with him? Out the door of that old bar? Leaving the scent of lust and sexual desire on every corner that Jaebum took you down? Obviously, you left your common sense at the bar. Or…maybe you had it with you? But maybe he didn’t have it with him. Jaebum…really couldn’t keep his hands off you– and you let him do it. All that needs answering…is why? There was a secret lust for Jaebum, stuck at the back of your mind, and heart too. You questioned if he accidentally fell for you during the times that you two met up, went to go get drinks, and do anything else that you had planned to do, but just with Jaebum by your side. And the answer to that is…yes, Jaebum fell for you. Of course, like every boss, he had to keep it under-wraps, or he wouldn’t hear the end of it from his group, and neither would you. Maybe, a secret romance would work? But what if…this…ceasefire…was a way to get to you? To…get you? Not in a good way, the ‘i’ll get you and make you fall in love with me’ kind of thing. The ‘i’m going to get you and wreck your whole life too’ kind of thing. Either way, you let your guard down that night- your guard being the sleek, black underwear that you wore even though you didn’t plan to be hopping on his dick like you did. 

“Yeah….I just woke up…she’s fine…she’s asleep at the moment…I’ll be nice and let her sleep today….”

The morning rays hit your face, your whole being becoming awake in those 3 seconds of hearing Jaebum’s voice. Those husky tones filled your ears, as soon as you became alert, your eyes fluttering open in the process. You could of sworn…that it was a lot warmer though…the covers seemed to be pretty cold. Wait…where…were you? Your body rolled over, the covers engulfing you into them, your hands being brought up to your face, rubbing your eyes slightly. Jaebum heard the rustling of the covers, glancing down to you and giving that playful smirk that he always gave you. His hands made a b-line straight to your face, whisking away any hairs that were covering your eyes, nose and lips.

“Morning, you ok?”

“Hmm…? Oh…I’m fine–”

You stopped. Oh my god. You did. You did go and screw him! You thought that his voice was just the leftover voice your could hear from your dream! Not that…you dreamt of waking up next to Jaebum, of course– you totally did one time though. You sat up, with Jaebum gazing at you with…I was going to say lust, but this time, his eyes were filled with love. Maybe? Yeah, love. Pure love, for the person sitting on his bed, AKA you. The covers that were hugging you tight soon became loose, draping down. It was only until then that you realised…you were naked. One half of your chest exposed, you quickly covered up, glancing to the side with a substantial amount of blush covering your ears and cheeks. His smile…was quite soothing actually. The one glance you took at him, that smile showed..and it was…believe it or not…very beautiful to see. You also noticed that he was fully clothed…he must of been up for some time.

“So…did we…actually do it?”

“Yeah…you wanted to be close, right? And…I thought that this was a good way to get close…”

“I-I guess…but taking me out to dinner first…or at least to go get some coffee or something…”

“Who says we can’t do that later?”

Another blush suddenly appeared on your cheeks, your hand being raised up to question the burning sensation. Man, he had you good. But…you still wondered about him. He was…acting way too much like a…well…boyfriend, more than a close affiliate. It was…confusing. Does he…like you? Y/n, what did you do to him last night? Honestly, you were asking the same thing. You couldn’t help but to lie down again- your thighs were numb and your head was still pounding slightly. You just wanted to sleep. Laying back down, you bunched the covers up by your face, hiding it slightly. Jaebum just smiled at you again, moving up to be closer to you, his hands sliding the covers away from your face. 

“I’m not joking, we can actually go out…just as us…as a couple, and not the leaders we are…”

“Couple…? You’re serious, right?”

“I’m as serious as I’ve ever been. This could…work.”

You sighed, hiding your face a little more, much to the annoyance of Jaebum. He really did want to see your pretty face, but you kept on hiding it. You…also realised something…that…you didn’t exactly notice before, 

“Why did you call on the ceasefire? Did you do it…to…get close to me?”

“No– it’s sort of…looks like that…doesn’t it?”

He asked, lying back down next to you, his body shifting towards you again. Just being near enough, his arm snaked around your shoulders, keeping you close to him. 

“Yeah…”

“That wasn’t my intention at first…but…after meeting you a couple times, I realised that…you’re just…great. You’re a great person to be around…and…it’s hard to explain…but you make me happy.”

“I do?”

“Yeah…it sounds weird when I say it out loud…but that’s what I really feel…”

“I never thought I would say this, but…Jaebum that was really sweet.”

“Yeah, yeah don’t rub it in, alright?”

You laughed a little, giggling under the covers, with your laugh making Jaebum smile like a school kid as he got up. You sat up too, watching him get off the bed to check his phone. Peering back over to you, you scanned the room, trying to locate your clothing, only to find them neatly folded and placed on a chair at the end of the bed, So…he’s sweet? I guess so.

“I have to go…sleep for as long as you want, just get up when I come in so you can eat, alright?”

“Sure…”

Kneeling down on the bed, one hand was placed on your shoulder, the other cupping your cheek lightly, leaning in slowly. You couldn’t remember if you kissed Jaebum before that moment, but you got some butterflies in your stomach, feeling the heat from his face reach yours. Just a light press, your lips met his, some sort of fireworks display going off in your head. His nature made you amazed, at how this rugged gang leader, could give you so much comfort and warmth, from just a single kiss. Leaning back, that same smile appeared on his face, ruffling your hair, making…you smile in the end. Just…maybe…you changed this guy, from being an enemy…to a lover. How do you do it? You didn’t know, so hell knows who else does. But one thing was clear…you made his heart explode, just by being you. And who’s to say that he didn’t make your heart go bang too?

Making Time [REQUEST]

The Han River was buzzing with activity despite the sun beginning to set along the western horizon, filling the sky up with streaks of orange and red across the sky. All around you, people were passing by enjoying their evening, riding their bikes or jogging along the river bank or just simply taking a leisurely stroll. No one paid much attention to you sat by yourself on a bench, nor did they flicker a glance at the man dressed in a black suit just behind you.

You had found that people often seemed to just ignore dealings with the mafia, blissfully ignorant to the darker world going on around them. You probably would be the same if you hadn’t grown up with the mafia. Growing up with a mafia boss for a father meant you were pretty used to living a dangerous life, especially since your father died and your fiancé was named his successor. Now instead of being the daughter to a mafia boss, you were about to marry one.

Despite all the crazy, dangerous and possibly illegal things going on in your life, you and Jongin still managed to make time for each other. It may not sound like a normal relationship but you tried to be as much as possible - date nights to the cinema or dining out in fancy restaurants. For tonight’s date night, he was treating you to ice cream by the river.

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But as far as we’re concerned, you need to just throw out that standard menu here. Did you know the Cove Bar has a SECRET MENU of amazing drinks? Head’s up, ‘cuz here it comes…

The Black Pearl: It starts out like a classic Long Island with vodka, gin, rum and sweet & sour. However, Chambord and Sprite are added in the mix to give it a new spin.  The raspberry flavor of the Chambord lends this one an unexpected fruity flavor, despite its appearance (prepared in a layered style to give it that cool ombre effect).

Earthquake: Vodka, gin, rum, and sweet & sour: check! But this time, blue curaçao and Sprite join the mix, and it’s all topped off with a 151 Rum floater.


Neverland Tea: While the vodka, gin, and rum are all still very much present, the sweet & sour is replaced here with peach schnapps, pineapple juice and Sprite, while midori lends it that terrific hue of Peter Pan green.

Fun Wheel: named, of course, for the great view of Mickey’s Fun Wheel from Cove bar. Just looking at it puts me in a good mood!

The Zombie:  rum drinkers will want to take note: it’s made up of light rum, dark rum, coconut rum, spiced rum, 151 Rum, orange and pineapple juices, blue curaçao, midori and grenadine. Yo, Ho, Ho!!! 

Midway Martini features Absolute Orient Apple Vodka, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur, cranberry juice, organic agave nectar, and fresh lime juice.

Melrose: strawberry puree and Rose Regale are what make this beauty stand out from the other Long Island variations.

Sideshow Novel Tea : is a combination of Absolut Wild Tea Vodka, iced tea, strawberry puree, and fresh lemon juice.