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“Mad Dog and Puppy” English Translation

Here it is. I apologize for the delay, but various circumstances got in the way. Anyway, I hope you enjoy!

From Haikyuu!! Light Novel 6, Chapter “Mad Dog and Puppy” written by Kiyoko Hoshi with illustrations by Haruichi Furudate.

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Mad Dog and Puppy

One fine holiday in fall, there was a man standing in a convenience store nearby Aoba Jousai High School. The guy, wearing a volleyball jersey, walked out as the opening and closing door made an electronic sound. The man’s name is Kyoutani Kentarou, a second-year member in Aoba Jousai High’s volleyball club.

Kyoutani tore the wrapping of the chicken—chicken is his favorite food—that he took out of the convenience store bag before sinking his teeth into it, making an audible noise; this was how he walked toward school. The volleyball club took Mondays off. Practice starts morning today, which is a Sunday.

Kyoutani had not attended the club for quite a while since the middle of his first year due to various circumstances, though he has been recently thrown into the spotlight for coming back after being recalled by Oikawa, the team captain.

At the preliminary round of the Inter-High Miyagi Finals in June, Aoba Jousai suffered defeat at the hands of Shiratorizawa Academy, the invincible champions. It was necessary to regroup and reorganize the currently completed team in order to clear themselves of the disgrace come the next Spring High School competition, move on from second place and aim for the Nationals. What they wanted to strengthen in particular was their offense. The fighting strength that served to be the trigger of that was Kyoutani, whom Oikawa jokingly called “Mad Dog.”

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Cherik Regency AU - Undisclosed Desires

Here we have part of the first chapter of Undisclosed Desires. Why just part of it? This is a little gift for @bambimarri who is celebrating her birthday today. Happy birthday my lovely friend!!! I had hoped to have the entire chapter done for you (and I got so damned close!) but, alas, life got in the way.

If anyone out there would rather wait to read the first chapter in its entirety, I completely understand.

If, on the other hand, you pine as desperately as I do for Regency Cherik, then consider this a sneak preview of more to come!

I give you Mr. Lehnsherr and Lord Xavier, at a ball.



The first thing he noted about Lord Xavier was his eyes.

Erik hardly considered himself a romantic and was certainly not prone to noticing the eye colour of anyone he met. However, Xavier’s were a difficult thing to miss. Even across the crowded ballroom, they shone impossibly blue. He suddenly, fully, understood that these were the sort of eyes that might cause poets to pen preposterous phrases using words such as “azure” or “cerulean.” They shone all the brighter as it was clear Xavier was in decidedly good spirits.

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anonymous asked:

Can I request a fluffy mini fic with Saeran X MC where Saeyoung wont let him outside even though he just wants to look at the sky so MC decides to buy him a star projector so they can watch the stars together

Admin Ri loves Saeran <3 Gosh, I hope this is good enough…?

And to all you readers, thank you for your continued support~!


Artificial Stars, Real Feelings [Saeran x MC]

Note: I thought that it would be more fitting here if MC and Saeran were not dating yet!!

Saeran was sulking quietly on the living room couch, hugging his knees to his chest. You’d just come home from a coffee shop, and you were surprised to see a ball of gloom upon entering your shared apartment with Saeyoung and Saeran.

“Saeran~? What’s wrong?” you cheerily greet him, hoping to spread some positive feelings to him.

Instead, he only dully directed his gaze towards you, his furrowed eyebrows indicating his irritation. “Saeyoung’s being an asshole,” he mumbled, diverting his gaze towards the floor. “He doesn’t trust me to go outside.”

From inside his computer room, Saeyoung shouted out, “I do trust you, I’m just worried!”

Well. Saeyoung had every reason to be paranoid. The last time he’d let his twin brother out of his sight, Saeran ended up bleaching his hair, getting tattoos and joining a freaky cult organization.

It sure sounds funny now, but Saeyoung had believed his brother was living a safe, normal, let me say it again for emphasis, NORMAL life. He’d sacrificed his own youth in hopes that his brother would be protected, and his sacrifice had been for naught. Now, he just felt constantly worried about Saeran, and refused to let him go out of the apartment. Saeyoung installed a new security system where the doors would automatically lock if Saeran attempted to go outside, and it would require a passcode (which changed at random) to unlock and disable the system even temporarily.

Saeran was already used to being restricted of his liberty. By his mother. By Mint Eye. And now, by Saeyoung. That’s why he hadn’t expected to mind it too much– everything he could possibly need was inside the apartment. Ice cream, Honey Buddha Chips, wi-fi, MC… but he really, really wanted to see the stars.

He wanted to be free—and even if he couldn’t, he wanted to feel free. Looking at the vast sky, full of glittering stars that were millions of lightyears away made him feel free. He desperately wanted to see them, twinkling in the night sky with all their might, no matter how weak their light was, still holding onto their radiance.

To Saeran, the stars were beautiful. Looking at them from the inside of a window wasn’t enough for him to see their true beauty. He’d begged and begged Saeyoung to go outside for hours prior to your return home, and now he was left to sulk because he’d been rejected.

After listening to his reasoning, you came up with an idea. “Wait here, okay?!” you told him, a spark of excitement in your eyes.

Saeran cast a curious glance at you as you left the apartment… even though she just came back? He wondered. What is she up to…?

In less than 10 minutes, the door swung open again, with you panting heavily as you held up something in your hands, a wide smile on your face.

“This! This is a realistic star projector that V introduced to me before! The quality is amazing…” you explained as you started setting it up. Pausing, you turned to look at him, “I know that these aren’t real stars either… but I hope you won’t mind watching with me?”

Your sweet actions made him blush lightly, and he used the sleeve of his sweater to cover part of his face so you couldn’t see it. His cheeks were tinted red, and his entire expression had softened into a happy look as he nodded, afraid that his voice would come out weird if he spoke now. His heart was racing, and his chest felt like it was being squeezed, but in a pleasant way.

She’s adorable, he thought to himself as he watched you gather pillows and blankets into the center of the living room. God… What did I ever do to deserve her? She’s so thoughtful and considerate of me… I really… really love her.

Almost as if you could hear his thoughts, you suddenly beamed at him as you beckoned him to lay down beside you in your newly constructed pillow fort. “Saeran~! Come here!! We’ll be safe from the evil 707 here!” you exclaimed, grinning childishly.

Saeran laughed, covering his mouth to muffle the sound. He sat beside you, and lay his head on one of the stacked pillows to his comfort.

“I’m gonna turn off the lights now, okay?” you called out as you switched off the lights.

The artificial stars suddenly illuminated the room, twinkling everywhere. It was more like a hologram than a projector—the stars were 3D, and they didn’t just illuminate the walls and ceilings! They were in the middle of the room, and Saeran could reach out to touch them.

His breath was held as he took in the awe-inspiring display. You were right, the quality IS amazing… He could feel tears well up in his eyes. He’d been so disappointed by Saeyoung’s rejections to let him outside earlier, and you’d just turned his entire day around, just like that.

“MC…” he murmured, turning onto his side as he stared at you, his eyes gentle. “Thank you so much,” he whispered, resting his forehead on your shoulder.

“Anything for you…” you whispered in reply, smiling in delight that he appreciated your efforts.

“In that case… can I hug you?” He sounded so vulnerable asking this, almost desperate, as if he thought you would deny his request.

“Oh… o-okay,” you agreed, cheeks burning up in a rosy pink. Luckily, it was dark in the room, and he couldn’t see how his words had affected you.

He wrapped his arms around you, holding you securely. God, it felt so… natural. You subconsciously leaned in, savouring the sensation of his affectionate touch.

Wasn’t this bordering the lines of friendship…? Did Saeran possibly… like you?

You had no idea, but for now, you just savoured the sweet moment you two were sharing.

She’s the one bro ~ Vol.5

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“When is this little one going to pop out.” You groaned head falling onto Conor’s shoulder.

“When he or she feels like it Y/N.” Conor laughed handing you some chocolate, “Plus it’s a Maynard baby, we are always late.”

It had been eight months since you found out you were pregnant, you had gone to the doctors the next morning and they relived you had already been pregnant for a month. Of course Jack was enthusiastic and practically jumped onto to Conor when he was telling him, you remember the look of horror on Conor’s face when he realised he had indeed walked in when you having sex and had got pregnant from it.

Right now though, you were a week past your due date and everyone was getting impatient; especially Jack. All he wanted was for a little Maynard to be running around the house, and finally have the family he wanted.

However, being a week past your due date meant that Jack still had to go and catch up on all those meetings he had been missing on. So that left you, Anna and Conor in the Maynard household by yourselves as Jack was in London and his parents were at work.

And it turns out lucky was not your side today.

You were sat on the sofa in between the oldest and youngest Maynard when you suddenly felt the need to go to the toilet, groaning and mumbling a ‘not again’ causing the two siblings to laugh you got and it only took you four steps out the living room when you felt it.

“Conor!” You screamed in panic, you heard both siblings jump up and run to the hall way where you stood with pure horror on your face. “The fucking water balloon popped.”

It went in the slow motion, Conor ran back into the living room to grab you phone so he can call the midwife and Anna, well Anna panicked. Badly. “Oh my fucking God, what do I d-”

“Anna.” You snapped softly, Anna looked up at you panic clear in her eyes. “Call Jack.”

You watched as she nodded and ran into the living room to get her phone, just as she left a pain surged within your body causing you to let a yelp. Conor ran back out with your phone pressed up to his ear, “You okay?”

“It hurts.” You moaned out and Conor quickly rushed that you were in pain to your midwife.

“Okay, um, Y/N. How much does it hurt?” Conor asked, throwing one of your arms over his shoulder.

You said two words that soon turned everyone in a mode of panic, “A lot.”

“Anna!” Conor shouted, “Hey Y/N, look we are going to take you to the hospital okay? It’s going to be okay.”

You nodded feeling the pain get worse, Anna had come out of the living room, shoes on her feet and her phone on speaker. “Jack won’t pick up.”

Conor muttered curse words at your boyfriend as he thought of a plan, “Okay, right, Anna hold Y/N as I get some shoes and my keys, call mum and dad. Y/N use your phone to call you parents and see if Jack will answer the phone to you okay? Okay? Good plan.”

Anna put your arm around your shoulder as Conor jumped over your water leak, Anna passed you your phone as your quickly called your mum telling her it was time and Anna did the same thing with her parents.

Just as you hung up, Conor came spirting down the hallway totally forgetting that there was a pulled of water because he went flying through it and slipped in the air. You had burst into laughter at the sight of a horrified Conor sat in the puddle of you water, “That’s fucking disgusting.” Conor spoke and shouted the last word.

It wasn’t till you had stopped laugh and moaned in pain everyone got back to their senses and the next thing you know you were rushed out into the car.

Picking your phone, you rang your boyfriend, “Heyyyyyyy, this is Jack I can-”

“I swear to shit I am going to fucking kill him.” You muttered untill an idea struck you, scrolling through your contacts you clicked on Lexi’s name and handed the phone to Anna as she was sat in the back seat with you.

“Y/N is ever-”

“Lexi its happening.” Anna panicked voice ran down the phone with Conor shouted curse words at over cars.

Lexi sat on the other side of the phone pale as a ghost, she jumped up from her seat and burst through the doors that held the live meeting Jack was doing. Jack was smiling towards the interviewer when Lexi burst into the room and he knew, he knew just then you were going to be having the baby.

She didn’t have to utter anything before Jack had jumped up from his chair and grabbed her phone out of her hands and started running down the corridors. “Baby?” He asked down the phone hearing Lexi run after him.

“Jack?” Anna asked wincing in pain when you squeezed her hand.

“Is she okay? What’s happening? I’m on my way.” Jack rushed pushing people out the way, one of those people having being Caspar who frowned watching one of his best friend spirt through people with Lexi spirting right behind him.

It took Caspar three seconds before he was running after them screaming at his manager who was gaping at him, “I’M NOT MISSING MY BEST FRIENDS BIRTH.”

Jack had managed to reach Lexis car, where Lexi had thrown him the keys and he was already in the car starting up the car with Lexi he quickly put the phone on speaker and threw it into her lap. He was about to ask Anna to pass the phone to you when he heard the back doors of the car being thrown open and someone jumping in the back seat.

He turned around and saw Caspar sat there putting his belt on, not even questioning how Caspar had found them he pulled out the parking space. “Pass the phone to Y/N.”

“Jack.” He heard your voice and he instantly frowned at the pain leaking within your voice.

“Baby listen, I am going to make this okay?” He spoke speeding through the streets of London.

You yelped in pain and Jack sped faster, “It’s going to take you at least two hours with traffic.”

Jack opened his mouth to speak but Caspar voice cut through “There’s no traffic it will take you an hour and a half.”

“Caspar?” You questioned confusingly.

“Hey shorty, anyway with the way Jack’s speeding it will probably take us an hour maybe less.”

“I don’t care how long it takes, if your ass does not get here by the time I’m squeezing this baby out I am going to murder you.” And with that you hung up leaving Jack to speed to Brighton.

“Listen very carefully Y/N, approximately twenty minutes you are going to have to start pushing. We need you to choose one person to stay in the room with you as well.” The doctor told you wearily knowing that Jack still hadn’t arrived.

Nodding your head, the doctor left you and the Maynard family, “If Jack doesn’t make it, Conor you better be fucking ready.”

“Me?” Conor asked surprised.

“No Connor Ball, yes fucking you.”

Conor nodded, holding your hand for every time you need to squeeze. The doctor came in a few minutes after holding some scrubs, “Have you chosen who will be staying in the time with you?”

Conor stood up holding his hand out ready to take them when a loud bang echoed the room and an out of breath sweaty Jack Maynard entered the room, “Am I late?”

“Oh thank the lord, I don’t know if I could have done that.” Conor sighed pushing the scrubs in Jack’s hands walking out the room, “This baby better be the best damn baby in the world, causing me heart attacks all day.”

“Jack.” You gritted out seeing him just staring you with a face of awe, “Put the damn scrubs on.”

Nodding his head Jack quickly went into the room bathroom and put them on as the rest of his family left the room wishing you a good luck or in Helen’s words “If it’s anything like my boys, you’re going to be in hell.”

The doctor started talking to you about how you were going to need to start pushing but from the corner of your eye you saw Jack hand the midwife something before he walked over to you.

“Mr. Maynard ready?” The doctor asked.

Jack nodded, bending down whispering sweet nothings into your ear as you screamed. “Come on princess, you can do it.”

Jack looked up towards the doctor who nodded at the boy, “One more push baby, one more.”

Jack watched as you screamed one last time before he heard the small cries of your baby, he kissed your forehead laughing softly as you cried in happiness. He lifted his he heads and watch as the midwife came towards him, “Congratulations, it’s a baby girl.”

You watched the midwife show Jack your baby girl before turning towards you and handing her over to you. You choked back a sob staring down at the little girl in front of you, “She’s so beautiful.” You whispered running a finger down her face.

“She’s perfect.” Jack whispered crying, you both stared at the little human before the midwife came over asking if she can check everything again. She handed your little girl to another nurse before she came back with a smile on her face.

“Have you decided on a name?” She smiled.

Jack looked down at you, you nodded with a smile. “Alexa Maynard.”

“Oh what a lovely name, let me go get Alexa for you now.” She smiled walking away.

Jack put his hand in his pocket and messed around with the small black box, he watched the nurse hand his daughter over to you.

It’s time…

The nurse handed Alexa to you before speeding walking away, looking down at your daughter you gasped, tears filling up in your eyes when you read what was on the baby grow.

Looking to your left you found your boyfriend with his left knee on the floor with a beautiful diamond ring.

“When I first talked to you at that bar, I thought god damn I want this girl, not just for the night but I want this girl in my life. I don’t care if she’s my best friend or the girl I wake up to every morning. I want her. The time you fought with my crazy ex-girlfriend with just sass, then laughed like nothing with the boys was the time I knew we were going to be together for the rest of our life’s. I love your smile, I love the way your eyes twinkle, I love your laugh, and God I love you. Will you Marry me?

“Yes, Yes, Oh my god yes!” Jack smiled getting up the floor and very carefully slipped the ring on your finger, as you were still holding Alexa.

Jack whipped your tears pressing a small but still full of love kiss, Jack took Alexa out of your arms and started mumbling promises to his new girl. You stared the two of them in awe before looking down at the beautiful ring in front of you.

From that very moment you knew your life was going to only get better and better from now.

Drunk History, LMM/Reader

Prompt: Drunk! Lin confesses something to the reader.

Words: 1293

Author’s Note: Welp. Drunk History was pretty iconic. I had to write something about it! I stopped before smut, so none of that today!

Warnings: Drinking, maybe curing? I don’t remember.

Askbox | Masterlist

Superbowl Sunday was a day you usually spent with your family. This year found you in a brand new city with a brand new group of people.

Your sudden and unexpected boom to what some people told you was ‘stardom’ had only happened a few years ago. Movies, music, television, you had your toes in every pond. Based in New York, it didn’t take long to cozy up to the Hamilton cast, who welcomed you with open arms.

Chris had invited you to a viewing party at some dive bar - where most of the cast would be anxiously watching the game.

You had a casual interest in the game - picking up a few tidbits of info from your years being forced to watch as a child. You knew when to yell, you knew when to curse, you knew a few of the players’ names.

The game was spent surrounded by some of your favorite people, a lot of them quite tipsy. Your eyes kept glancing at the door - as if you were waiting for someone. Chris noticed immediately.

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October 12, 1977

“Aw, come on, Prongs!” Sirius teased his friend, arm hanging around Remus’s shoulders. “Just ask her out already! She’s not dumb enough to turn you down.”

“No, she’s smart enough,” Remus muttered, and Peter giggled.

“Oh, shut up, Moony. Just because you already have a boyfriend.”

Remus blushed and shifted a bit closer to Sirius.

“Come on, Prongs, I can even help you with your makeup!” Sirius teased. “I know the girls usually flock around your messed up hair, but Evans is one of those stick-up-the-butt girls who like proper boys.”

“My hair is fine!”

Sirius laughed and ruffled James’s perpetually messed up hair. “Oh, come on, Prongs, your hair couldn’t get any worse!”

James laughed along with the others but still groaned at Sirius. “Ah, stooooop.”

“Okay, ickle Prongsy, but when she turns you down and you ask her why, you know it’ll be because of your hair.”

Remus shook his head, still smiling. “No, I think it will most probably because when you ask her out you’ll turn into a jumbled mess of nerves and barf your feelings out rather than say them.”

“Way to have faith in my nonchalance, Moony,” James rolled his eyes.

Remus grinned. “No problem!”

“Speak of the devil,” Peter said, nodding in the direction of a particularly fiery ginger. “Here she comes.”

Lily was walking towards them, head lowered in a book, when she looked up and locked eyes with James. She closed her book and nodded her head towards him.

“Potter, come. We have to go stir the brew for Potions.”

“Oooooooh,” Sirius waggled his eyebrows at the two while they walked away, and James turned to flash him a glare just as Remus thumped Sirius’s chest, signaling for him to stop. He knew the awkwardness that James was experiencing, and he would not be part of adding to it, even indirectly.

“Right. So,” Lily tucked her book into her bag and began reciting the instructions that they were to complete once they got to the dungeons. James didn’t listen, he was too busy examining every strand of her golden-red hair.

“Potter!” Lily snapped in his face. “Are you listening to me?”


Lily threw up her hands. “Honestly, why I agreed to be your partner in the first place it beyond me.”

“It’s because you looooooove me,” James grinned.

Lily’s face reddened. “Shut up, Potter.” She crossed her arms. “Anyway, I was saying that we have to add the powdered root of asphodel and stir at a steady pace eight times counterclockwise while adding in, very slowly, mind you, the essence of comfrey. I can’t just do everything for you, Potter, though I’m sure you’d be perfectly fine with that. We have OWLs coming up this year, and I can’t do everything for you then!”

James nodded seriously. “I’ll have to cheat off you, then.”

Lily hit the back of James’s head. “You can’t to that either! Unless you plan on staying next to me your whole life-”

“That’s exactly what I want to do.”

Lily reddened even more. “-You have to learn some things yourself!”

“Not if I can avoid it.”

“You can’t!”

“Just watch,” James winked at Lily as they walked into the Potions classroom.

James did everything Lily told him to do, and soon their potion was the expected bright violet color, bubbling joyfully.

“See, I can do things!”

“That potion would have exploded in your face eight times if I hadn’t been here.”

“Oh, come on,” James scoffed. “Ten times. At least.”

“You’re right. How long should we leave this for until we stir it again?”


“Thought so. Lord, I really do have to do everything for you. We leave it for twelve hours and then we have to add the blowflies, and wave a wand in a cross-like pattern over the cauldron. Then, you’ll section the newt’s eyes, and I’ll-”

“Is it necessary to go through this right now?”

“If you want to learn anything from it, yes!”

“What if I don’t?”

“Then you’re an idiot.”

“But I’m an attractive idiot, right?”

“You’re certainly a humble idiot,” Lily rolled her eyes.

“Why thank you!”

“You really are infuriating, you know that?”

James nodded. “It’s a talent of mine. Seems only to work on you, though.” he bopped her nose with his index finger. “I can always annoy you.”

Lily’s entire face was the shade of a tomato now. They were close, closer than they’d ever been before. Well, other than that time Sirius had hid a jack-in-the-box behind the Fat Lady and Lily had jumped so far back that she landed on top of James. But that didn’t really count.

“You’re making me annoyed right now,” Lily said quietly. “Really, really annoyed.”

“And why’s that?”

“Because you’re making me want to do this.”

And then Lily Evans got onto her tiptoes (though she would never admit it, she was self-conscious about her height) and kissed James Potter. It was an unceremonious kiss, the first of many, and later both James and Lily would come to forget it, or reimagine some grand romantic gesture other than an awkward kiss in the Potions classroom.

James returned to his friends flushed and stammering. When he managed to get something other than gibberish out of his mouth, he told the other marauders all about it. Sirius was offended that Lily hadn’t so much as made a comment about his hair. Remus was genuinely surprised she had the balls to kiss him in the first place. James could barely concentrate on his friend’s reactions, his mind muddled with euphoria.

Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happy Hour- Pt. 3

Originally posted by jeffreydeanmorgantrash

Originally posted by thefangirllanguage

Words: 3,418

Summary: Pierce has her first medical emergency, Simon and Negan are still battling to win her affections.

Warnings: Mention of childbirth, Angsty, fluffy, tiny bit smutty at the end but so tiny you won’t even notice, and of course swearing.

Author’s Note: This is kinda long, and it’s pretty much a filler chapter, but please stick with it, it’s a slow burn I’m sorry! As always thanks for the notes and comments. The two GIFs are in reference to the last part of this chapter.

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