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All the lies she has seen
All the meaner side of me
They took away the profits dream for a profit on the street
Now she’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

Ada banyak sekali luka sebelum bahagia yang dirasakan
Ada banyak sekali bahagia yang pernah dirasa sebelum luka menyapa
Sedih dan bahagia itu berdampingan, hadir silih berganti
Bahkan terkadang bersamaan

All his lies he’s been told
He’ll be nothing when he’s old
All the kicks and all the blows
He won’t ever let it show
Cause he’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

Bukan hanya bagaimana kita sanggup menerima segala yang hadir
Tapi juga bagaimana kita bisa menyikapinya
Bukan tentang sudah sejauh mana melangkah maka harus bertahan
Tapi tentang bagaimana kita menghargai apa yang ada
Membaginya untuk sesama dan lalu menjadikannya tujuan untuk hidup sendiri

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been struggling to make things right
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power

Berat? Memang
Siapa pernah bilang segalanya mudah
Mungkin iya bersyukur itu kewajiban
Tapi lelah ataupun keluh kesah tetap saja selalu ada
Tak munafik, namanya juga manusia

When you’re fighting for it all your life
You’ve been working every day and night
That’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day, every hour
Turn the pain into power

Selain bersyukur aku selalu menganggap senyum itu kewajiban
Karena setelahnya bahagia sudah pasti bisa dirasa
Bahagia bagiku mutlak bisa dirasa ketika aku menuntaskan kedua kewajiban itu
Ya, bersyukur dan tersenyum
Atas hidup atas segala yang tengah dirasa

All the hurt, all the lies
All the tears that they cry
When the moment tears just right
You see fire in their eyes
Cause he’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

Mungkin kemarin aku terlihat lemah
Siapa sangka setelahnya aku jauh lebih kuat
Bila tak ada orang bisa mengira
Sesungguhnya aku juga tak pernah menduga
Hanya saja, beberapa kejadian membuatku terdiam
Memikirkan segala dan akhirnya tahu apa yang selama ini lupa untuk kutahu

She’s got lion in her heart
A fire in her soul
He’s a got a beast in his belly
That’s so hard to control
Cause they’ve taken too much hits
Taking blow by blow
Now light a match, stand back, watch them explode

Akan selalu ada yang mengingatkan
Apa pun, siapa pun, kapan pun dan dimana pun
Hanya saja yang diperlukan
Kita mau untuk tahu, untuk tidak tahu, atau bahkan berpura-pura untuk tidak tahu

Karaoke//A Stuart Twombly Imagine

Anon said: One where instead of the strip club, they go to a karaoke bar and Neha signs you up thinking that it’ll be hilarious, but you’re actually hella good and you manage to get Stuart to look up from his phone

Yeah I can do that

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“All right, that’s it,” Billy said. “Everybody up, breath of fresh air time.”

“Why? We have work to do,” Yo-Yo said with a nervous expression on his face.

“Nuh-uh. Time to get our heads right. We’re taking it to the street because we need to come together as a team and that’s not happening.”

“What about the app?” Lyle protested.

“This is bigger than an app,” Nick said.

“Nick, if we loose this challenge, I swear to god, I will squash your nuts into oblivion,” you snapped.

Neha grinned. “Ferris Bueller, I like it.”

Stuart rolled his eyes for what was probably the billionth time that day. Scratch that. That hour.

“By the way, we do have something pretty great in our back pocket with that exchange-a-gram idea. Just let it marinate.”

“We have nothing. We are so screwed,” you groaned. Neha nodded in agreement.

Nick and Billy herded us onto the bus and we drove to a Chinese restaurant.

As it turns out, Billy was weirdly fluent in Mandarin and he said that the owner told him that there was a dance club nearby.

“There’s also a pretty great karaoke bar,” you piped up.

“Ooh, let’s do that,” Neha squealed.

“I’m in,” Lyle said, raising his hand.

“Me, too,” Yo-Yo said quietly.

“We need a tie-breaker,” you announced.

Everyone stared at Stuart, who sighed and rolled his eyes. “His eyes are gonna fall out of his head,” you whispered to Neha, who giggled.

“Karaoke,” he decided. 

“Majority rules,” you said. Nick and Billy groaned, but eventually gave in. Nick paid for dinner and we got back on the bus and headed for the karaoke bar.

You got there and Nick ordered a round of shots, while Neha went off to sign up to sing.

You sat and laughed at the drunk singers on the stage. It was pretty fun, watching people get up there and make complete asses out of themselves. Neha put on quite a performance when she sang So What by P!nk.

She sat down next to you and took a swig of whatever she was drinking.

You high-fived her and went back to your own drink.

“And next up, we have (Y/N), singing Superheroes by The Script,” the announcer called.

You whipped around to glare at Neha. “What the hell man?” you asked accusingly. She shrugged.

“I thought it would be funny.”

“Come on up, (Y/N)!” the announcer said. Neha gave you a gentle shove towards the stage and you went up, shoulders sagging in resignation. At least she picked a song you knew.

You heard the first few opening bars and prepared yourself.

All her life, she has seen
All the meaner side of me
They took away the prophet’s dream
For a profit on the street
Now she’s stronger than you know
A heart of steel starts to grow

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been struggling to make things right
It’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day, every hour
Turn that pain into power

When you’ve been fighting for it all your life
You’ve been working every day and night
It’s how a superhero learns to fly
Every day every hour
Turn that pain into power

Stuart

“And next up, we have (Y/N) singing Superheroes by The Script!” the announcer called.

She trudged up to the stage and took her place in front of the microphone. He snorted, keeping his eyes on his phone, expecting her to be terrible.

What he did not expect was for her to be really fucking incredible. He looked up and saw that she was smiling a real genuine smile, not the usual sarcastic bitter one. She was having fun. And holy damn, she looked gorgeous doing it.

Neha sat with her mouth open, and judging by her expression, she had expected (Y/N) to be terrible as well.

When she finished, she handed the mike back to a very stunned looking DJ and walked back to our table wearing the smuggest grin on her face. “That backfired, didn’t it?” she asked Neha.

Neha just nodded, still unable to say anything. Nick, Billy, Lyle, and Yo-Yo were all staring at her with the same dumbstruck expression. She rolled her eyes and flagged down the bartender and ordered a pint of Guinness. “Comin’ right up,” he said.

“Hey (Y/N)?” he asked.

“Yeah?”

“I thought you were really great.”

She blushed and looked at the countertop, tracing the wood grain pattern with her finger. “Thanks,” she mumbled. “I usually don’t sing in front of people.”

“Why not?” he asked, shocked. “You were so good!”

“I don’t know. I feel like if people knew I could sing, they would pressure me into getting a career in music instead of programming. I’ve met a couple programmers who wouldn’t listen to a word I said because A) they were sexist pigs, and B) they thought I was more into music and didn’t actually care that much about programming.”

He sighed. “Not for nothing, but I think you’re really great at programming. To be honest, I think you’re just really great in general.” He blushed, not quite sure what her reaction was going to be. But that small moment of embarrassment for him was worth it as her face lit up and a small smile appeared on her face.

“Thank you,” she said, hugging him and then turning around to talk to Neha.

He just kind of sat there for a second before going back to his phone. But this time, he couldn’t keep a smile off his face.