teaching tip

ten easy steps to formulate a strong scholarship essay

as i enter into my first year of graduate school, i figured it was finally time to tap into all this free internet money folks kept saying exists. writing essays is easy, right? we do it all the time in academic settings, why not try to get paid for it…??


before you get to writing it’s important to actually find some scholarships. here’s an excellently organized post by @jesussbabymomma that covers multiple databases. got some? great. let’s get to work.


     >> the way i organize a scholarship essay is breaking it down to individual tasks [makes the whole situation far less daunting]; i top each task list with the scholarship name and the due date  <<

1. the easiest way to start is to specify the requirements of your scholarship essay. go straight to the source, copy-paste the directions, write them down, put em somewhere you can continually look back on. is it a personal statement? are they expecting you to present knowledge on a certain subject? do they just want you to talk about how worthy you are of free money? asking your educated opinion on a topical issue? whatever it is, know it in and out. the actual worst thing is putting hella time into a scholarship essay only to realize you misunderstood the directions.

2. if this essay requires you to write expertly on something you know nothing about, gather your sources. tap into those databases you’ve used for research papers in academia [or google scholar is always a great free resource]. hone in on that subject and get to searching.

3. as you find usable sources, begin to create an essay outline. mine tend to be pretty lengthy and detailed.. by all means use an outline style that fits your needs. there’s a few different components to this step; i handle this pretty much the same way i would a regular research paper..

  • solidify your argument; (if there is an argument you need to make); i’ve found delving into my new-found sources helps me sort of figure out my stance along the way. look at all sides of the issue, bring them up in your essay, impress them with your ability to think critically. you got it, superstar.
  • consolidate sources; i will often paste links right in my outline. i then copy the specific quotes from the source and place them exactly where i want to use them in my argument. this helps so i don’t have to go fishing later.
  • gain understanding of the content; it’s.. it’s pretty important to know what it is you’re writing about.

4. after your outline is created, take a detour and write the works cited [bibliography, reference page, get-out-of-plagiarism-free card]; you certainly don’t have to do this step here.. i know some people like to wait until the end. i just think it’s good to get out of my head a little bit… put the critical-argument-creating/ stream-of-consciousness-writing on hold and do some good old-fashioned citing.

5. at this point you’re likely ready to begin the first draft. which in my case is essentially is taking the bullet points out of my outline and changing the font to something that may even look like it’s work the thousands of dollars i’m hoping to receive.

6. if you’re anything like me, this next step is the hardest.. proofread && DEDUCE. we’ve developed this amazing skill of cranking out ten-page papers… but now we’re being asked to operate within a 500-1000 word parameter. (sometimes less?!? like some have 140 characters yeah uhm okay). here i take out any extraneous adjectives and run-on sentences. i blame the lack of brevity on my degree in the humanities sector.

7. once you get sick of reading your own work, find friends to edit. peer reviewing is certainly worth the shot at deduced tuition. when i’m crunched for time, this is the step i skip.. but i always feel more comfortable submitting something i wrote that a few others have looked over as well.

8. next, take the time to research the scholarship organization. for schmoozing purposes. this can happen earlier in the process too.. don’t ask me why i decide to see where the organization’s principles lie until after i’ve written the paper.. i take this time to learn a bit about who i’m asking money from, and make a few tweaks to the essay if i need to.

9. almost done!! final proofread aloud. this really helps with cutting down on word count, and just ensuring the whole thing moves smoothly. i’m always pleasantly surprised how much better my essay flows after i read it out loud.

10. once you feel confident in your paper, send it off! my final step is submit & schedule a time to check back.  sometimes organizations will post on the scholarship site which day they make their decision. make a note to come back that particular day to see the results! hopefully, you’ll get an exciting congratulatory email beforehand.. but it doesn’t hurt to be sure.

try these out, let me know if they work for you! now get out there and make that moneyyyy :}

Expecting?

Expecting?
[Christian. When were you ready to expect?]

“Which one am I supposed to buy?” Christian grumbled into his phone in English, taking salvation in hoping that the old ahjussi working couldn’t understand him. There was nothing more embarrassing than standing in a convenient store in the middle of the night looking at the various pregnancy test.

“I don’t fucking know Christian” you groaned pacing back and forth in your living room. “I haven’t done this before-just get all of them.”

“All? There’s like thirty different brands. Have you lost your mind?”

“Yes Christian. Yes I have because SOMEBODY may have gotten me pregnant.”

“Chill. I got this” he sighed looking at the shelves “…Hmmm this should be fine right?” He shrugged, grabbing the more inexpensive of the brands and shoving it in the bottom of his basket. There was no way in hell he was going to leave this convenient store with only a pregnancy test in his basket. He grabbed chips, cookies, and drinks. Anything that’ll prolong the clerk from getting to the pregnancy test. “Babe, you want anythin?”

“Yes I want to not be pregnant”

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I just wanted to take a second and say thank you so much from the bottom of my heart! ❤ You guys and gals are seriously the best supporters a girl could ask for! 🙇💕 I’m always thinking of you all and I really want to do more to help artists develop their own style! 😊💜✏ I get a lot of questions about how I developed my own style and for drawing advice that I want to be able to offer more of my tips and tricks to everyone! 😀So now I have a question for you! 🤗 If I made a follow up how to draw book, what would you want me to teach you? 📚✨ I’m open to all of your suggestions! 😘💖

I’ve realized I don’t actually believe it’s possible to “teach” someone a language.

You can provide resources, but the student needs to use them.

You can answer questions, but the student needs to ask them first.

You can point at a word and say “This means that.” And then the same again for the next word. And then again, and again, and again. But a dictionary can do this too.

You can give a long awkward explanation of all the grammatical exceptions to the rules, but you’ll probably leave them even more confused than when they started.

What you can do is inspire them, give them passion – the longest-lasting and most useful gift you can give someone who wants to learn a language. If you ignite the flame of excitement within them to pursue the language on their own, they will continue to learn for the rest of their lives, even without you.

How does one neurotypical? Can anyone teach me tips on how to neurotypical because I don’t think I’m doing it right…

Guide to Becoming an Au Pair: The Basics

What’s An Au Pair

An Au Pair is a young adult who lives with a host family in a foreign country and is considered a family member, providing childcare and light household tasks in exchange for free room & board and a weekly allowance. Being an Au Pair is rooted in culture exchange, for that reason Au Pairs usually work minimal hours (15 - 25 per week). It gives you enough time to take language classes, explore the city, and take weekend trips to Ibiza, Munich, Amsterdam or wherever you want to go!


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Some general rules for teaching:

1. If a student doesn’t understand, the teacher should change the way they are presenting the info.

2. If a student doesn’t want to learn, the teacher should try harder to grab their interest and build motivation.

3. If a student is misbehaving, the teacher should remember that the students are just kids and try to understand them from a kid’s perspective not an angry adult’s perspective.

4. If a student is failing their standardized assessments…the government should stop requiring standardized assessments as proof of knowledge because every teacher knows that’s the most inauthentic, inaccurate method out there.

Yes, I do teach creative writing: FIND YOUR MUSE

You cannot make up an interesting story by sitting in a chair. Sitting in a chair makes your brain cells grow sluggish. Where do you do your fantasizing? (If you don’t fantasize, that’s a bigger problem and I might not be able to help you.) When you’re washing the dishes, taking a shower, folding laundry? Anything where the body is busy but the mind is free. I walk in the woods almost every day (luckily, my backyard). I dedicate those walks. “In this walk, I shall think about Caleb and his need to turn into a troll and bite Sybele’s head off.” The faster I walk, the more imagination I have. Sometimes, I stop and just ponder. How mad is Caleb? How scared is Sybele? Does she run for her car, or threaten him? Or both? When I get back from my walk, THAT’S WHEN I SIT DOWN. Stop sitting. Start walking … or doing something.

Students and inexperienced writers are constantly asking me where to get good ideas. You get them out of your own fertile imagination, not from video games, not from fanfic, not from your favorite TV shows. Those may not be bad ideas, but they aren’t YOUR ideas. You have to start with a grain of an image, something your body experiences. For me, it always starts with a threat or a moment of captivity, and it always leads to freedom or courage. But that moment starts in the body. It’s the feeling of being tied up, or starved, or locked up, or blindfolded. No, I’m not fetishist; it’s the body moment that leads out to character development and a plot. Maybe for you it’s running through the woods, or pulling out a knife, or reaching out to touch someone’s neck, or locking a door. Find that potent body image and build on it.

WARNING: your body image is NEVER GOING TO BE sitting in a chair. Cuz nobody wants to read a story about that. Unless you’re tied up in it.  That might be a good story … .

I raise you: Nicky and Allison as BFF’s.


  • like, we all know Neil dresses like shit
  • (still love you, baby)
  • so ofc Nicky and Allison have to do sth against that walking disaster of fashion
  • soon they begin to pick outfits together
  • then they proceed to take Neil with them, letting (forcing) him to try on their clothes of choice and then give thumbs up/down
  • one day Nicky comes up with the clever idea of rating his outfits with signs from 1 to 5
  • one time they take Andrew with them and as Nicky offers him the signs, he just breaks them
  • Andrew never goes shopping with them again
  • but also
  • Allison giving him make-up tips?
  • teaching him how to perfect wing an eyeliner
  • they paint each other’s nails all the time tbh
  • and after some time Allison even trusts him with her hair
  • (which is a BIG thing, trust me)
  • every time Nicky opens his mouth, she senses when he’s about to say sth stupid and puts her hand on his mouth
  • or hits him on the back of his head
  • seriously
  • she can sense that shit from miles away
  • Nicky is pouting 25/8 about it
  • and he helps her (tries to help her) to be more sensitive
  • doesn’t work, tho, but she appreciates his efforts
  • one day he rips a hole in his favourite jeans and is so Sad™
  • luckily, Allison can sew
  • secretely she steals the jeans and brings them back whole after the weekend
  • Nicky is crying and hugs her
  • she just rolls her eyes, but pats his back
  • but then, he is Nicky, right?
  • he begins to tell her what she could design
  • “How about a jeans with a “gay” on the ass?”
  •  “Nicky -”
  •  “In fat pink glitter letters!”
  •  “NICKY!”
  •  “Oh, and it blinks whenever I wiggle my ass!”
  • Nicky is not allowed to design sth again
  • rip
  • but also
  • Allison becomes fiercely protective of him bc he’s just,,, such an idiot?
  • one time they are out in a bar and Nicky wears a “Pride to not be straight” shirt
  • as the foxes go outside, some guy begins to insult him
  • before one of them can even blink, Allison stands right before that guy
  • and smiles at him and asks: “Hey, who are you?”
  • the guy smiles back while the foxes stare in horror/confusion
  • is she really flirting with him???
  • “Jake”
  • she kicks him in the balls and bows down to his ear before saying: “Well, you’re an asshole, Jake. Fuck you.”
  • before walking back to the foxes with head held high, hooking her arm with Nicky’s and going away
  • seriously
  • just
  • Nicky and Allison being buddies

kaylaminor  asked:

Hi. I'm only a Sophomore in High school but I already know what I want to do when I get older. I want to be a English teacher in foreign countries where English is not the first language. I take Italian now and I want to minor in it. What schools offer the best resources for me to fulfill this?

Best Schools forForeign Language Include:

·        Middlebury College

·         University of Wisconsin-Madison

·         University of California- Los Angeles

·         Stanford University

·         Yale University

·         Indiana University, Bloomington

·         Washington State University

·         Cornell University

·         Valparaiso University

·         Columbia University

·         Georgetown University

·         University of Pennsylvania

·         Harvard University

Best Schools for Teaching/Education Include:

·         Princeton University

·         College of William and Mary

·         Miami University- Oxford

·         Dartmouth College

·         University of Maryland- Baltimore County

·         Brown University

·         Stanford University

·         Vanderbilt University

·         Yale University

·         University of North Texas

·         Johns Hopkins University

·         Harvard University

·         University of Pennsylvania

·         University of Wisconsin- Madison

·         University of Washington

·         University of Texas- at Austin

·         Teachers College- Columbia University

·         University of Michigan- Ann Arbor

Most programs require you to have a teaching certification, some don’t. However, if you are certified, it will make finding and doing your job way easier (and you’ll probably get paid more, too). So you should probably major in education. Also, speaking the native tongue of the country in which you teach will open up more opportunities to you. That is where the foreign language minor comes in.

The most important thing is that you are educated in teaching and language. You can get certified and work through programs offered by the Peace Corps, TEFL, or ESL.

Here are some other great resources for you:

·         Get Paid to Teach English Abroad with a TEFL Certification

·         Peace Corp Education Assignments

·         Teaching English Abroad

·         How to Get the Best Paid Jobs Teaching English Overseas

·         How to Get a Job Teaching English Abroad

·         The Top 12 Places for Teaching English Abroad

anonymous asked:

do you have any advice on how to politely approach a teacher who you feel is incompetent/not doing very well at their job? education is very important to me and i sort of feel like i'm getting ripped off, but my fear of confrontation combined with the fact that teachers can label anything as "disrespectful" and get you in trouble make me scared and unsure how to deal with it properly.

honestly, i wouldn’t confront them about it and focus my energy on self-studying / finding other resources to use instead. a quick google search can yield a lot of resources, and youtube / khan academy has a lot of video lessons / tutorials and stuff like that.

Things I imagine married Hiccstrid to do...

- Cook together (Hiccup teaches Astrid a few tips)
- Have personal dragon races with each other
- Go swimming at the cove in their underwear or naked
- Braid each other’s hair
- Take baths together
- Wash each other in the bath (usually just hair and back, but sometimes more if they’re in the mood)
- Play in the snow together (dragon sledding races?)
- Astrid wears Hiccup’s tunic around the house
- Hiccup sometimes walks around shirtless in the house if it’s hot (and Astrid definitely doesn’t mind)
- Stay up late talking in bed until one of them finally falls asleep
- Have piggyback races with their kids (whoever can carry the kid to a certain point first wins)
- Hiccup teaches Astrid to draw
- Astrid teaches Hiccup to throw an axe
- Astrid helps Hiccup in the forge
- Plan chiefing stuff together (Chief and General?)
- Give each other piggyback rides (yes, Astrid can lift Hiccup)
- Massage each other (especially when they get older and are extra sore)
- Go on spontaneous adventures (provided someone can watch the kids)
- Cuddle…a lot
- Hiccup kisses all Astrid’s scars (and later, the stretch marks on her tummy from having kids)
- Ride each other’s dragons
- Make love in creative places (like the dragon stables)
- Astrid takes care of Hiccup’s wounds (she won’t let him touch hers, she’s too stubborn)
- Watch sunsets/sunrises
- Go to tribe meetings together
- Surprise each other with things
- And basically just be dorks together

STUDY TIPS: how to get A’s

Hey everyone! What’s up? (still have no idea how you should answer this question >o< awkward..)

I’ve wanted to do something useful for you for quite a long time and finally I came up with the idea of sharing my study tips. Besides, finals are soon so we need that boost of inspiration to achieve great results, right? Btw, i had my IELTS exam 2 weeks ago and i actually scored 8.0 overall which is INSANE! Seriously, no one could expect that! But i was very happy because that’d mean I can choose a good uni and all those hours/days/weeks/months i spent preparing did help me.

Without further ado let’s get to the actual tips.

                                         MY STUDY TIPS

1. Be consistent

if you want to achieve results in anything then you should dedicate yourself to what you want to do. Don’t think that you can study for a few hours today and then do nothing until the next week. Nope, that’s not how it works. You will benefit even from 15-20 minutes a day

2. Plan your time

That really does help you! If you have a planner. Write down the time you should spend studying science or maths, for example. Like 20 mins- science//15 mins-maths. And just do it. Simple as that. Or you can print the schedule and pin it on your wall/put on your desk. That will be helpful too. Just search for “weekly planner printable” on Pinterest. I’m sure you’ll find the ones you may like.

3. Make it fun

Everything is better when it’s fun, rught? So make your study place colourful (if you like that, obviously), get some stationery, DIY some stuff and just enjoy the process. I can also suggest playing some relaxing music but it should not distract you. There are lots of good mixes on 8tracks.

4. Take breaks

You’re a human, not a zombie! Studying might be cool and that process when you feel you brain enriching with information is also fantastic (i’m not kidding) but when it gets too much you need to take a rest! You can take breaks every 20/30 mins if you feel comfortable with that. 

5. Have a snack

I’m all for vegan treats and they are waaay bettern than saturated fatty sweets so….I’d say make yourself a nana icecream or a smoothie bowl. You can also have a fruit plate and nuts, whatever you prefer.

6. Discover new ways of studying

Do you actually know that studying dies not only exist within your books? You can find sth useful everywhere-even on tumblr! Tumblr is an endless source of information and inspiration. Find quotes for your essays, opinions of different people on various problems. I track the tags “politics”, “economy”, etc. and they do give a great spectrum of information. Watch documentaries, read books, blogs, anything! There are tons of things to do. You can even take a course on Coursera which offers free lectures/material/tasks/assignments. After completing the course you’ll get a certificate which may be very handy one day.

7. Play cards

nope, I don’t mean playing actual cards. I suggest making your own! Take a sheet of paper, cut it into 8/10/15 parts and write 1 question on one side and the answer on the other. lay down the cards and make the fun start. It’s a lot better when you can play with someone so call your squad and study together!

8. Keep notebooks and journals

They will show your progress. Write down what you’ve done, new words (if you’re studying a new language), sth which was important to you, sth that surprised you…

9. Don’t get distracted

Switch off your phone. Yes, I know how sometimes it’s much more interesting to spend time on social media or just surfng the internet. But remember your goals! Visualize them! You can achieve academic success and that’s not that difficult!

10. Revise

Our memmory is constructed in a certain way that if we learn new information we need to revise it in 5 minutes,  in 30 mins, in 1 hour, in 5 hours, in 1 day, etc… and also having a look at your notes before going to bed may help you too. Engage all types of memmory and draw, read aloud, write down all the stuff you need! I promise you’ll succeed.

11. Question everything 

No matter what subject it is you should be critical. Learn to question everything you see. If it’s a picture/cycle find out who is the sender of the message, are you the one that should get this message, what did the creator of the pic want to say? If it’s a text then get the basic idea and be sceptic about what you read, Question yourself and try to find the answers.

And the last, most important thing is to see your goals. If you don’t have any, you won’t progress. It’s important to know why you’re studying this, be interested in what you’re studying and be willing to develop and learn more every day!

Hope this helps!

Bisous, Eli xx

anonymous asked:

Can I pls pls request anything with seven as a dad ? Like oml this is a fantasy of mine. I want seven with baby tomatoes pls HAVE AN AMAZING DAY U AMAZING PPL

Why, yes love, you can~!

~Nao

707 / Luciel / Saeyoung as a Dad

  • He wanted kids with MC, but he was a little afraid of turning into his mother at first.
  • You encourage him with “You’re going to be a better parent than your mother was“ speeches
  • Would stay up bugging you about what ifs and planning for the kids’ futures
  • The first time he holds his firstborns, he legit ugly cried
  • He would be peeking at the nursery everyday before he goes and visits you
  • Very protective : he would make sure that none of his enemies ever touch a single hair on his kids’ heads
  • Hands-on dad; he doesn’t mind changing diapers and getting puked on at all
  • Just look at him, he looks so happy and content with his mini tomatoes
  • Brags about his kids A LOT
  • You’re just a little scared when you’re out grocery shopping and ask for updates though
  • Because he sends you photoshopped pictures of the kids in different backgrounds and matching adventures
  • Saeyoung wtf are you actually doing with the kids asdfghjkl IS IT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR AN UPDATE
  • When the twins are a little older, you’d find him playing with them when he’s not busy
  • You always find him passed out on the floor with the kids sprawled over him
  • TOMATO PILE
  • Well okay, he admittedly spoils them a lot, but he’s also good at disciplining them
  • You’d think it was bad enough with the twins, but wait until he gets a daughter
  • Expect lots of princess outfits (both for him and your daughter)
  • They’re so inseparable that you’re beginning to get jealous
  • All your kids’ first words would be “papa“ (nyaha too bad, MC)
  • Takes them on camping trips when they’re older
  • Never misses a school performance even when he’s busy (he asks Saeran to proxy for him lmao Saeyoung you cheat)
  • Teaches his kids survival tips and more (bullies are afraid of his kids)
  • He can finally upgrade from pranking Yoosung to cracking DAD JOKES
  • Needless to say, he wouldn’t be a perfect dad per se, but he’d be one of the best dads there ever were.

Teaching Martial Arts as a Professional

Class Plans!

This is a look into a section of my e-book that I think people will find really useful, especially new and aspiring coaches!

Alongside my thoughts and advice on class planning, my e-book will also have plenty of examples that you can just copy and tweak to make your own.

Is this kind of thing helpful to you?

anonymous asked:

But like listen my dude , in this Percy Jackson AU, think about mutual pining shance! Shiro pining for Lance in the post-Zarkon. Loving how Lance is more carefree, Shiro definitely not minding the death aura he releases. Shiro hesitant to tell Lance his feelings because of the Journal incident. Shiro giving Lance longing glances and lingering touches, having long meaningful talks by the lake. Lance having a bashful smile. People just wonder when will they just start dating. That mutual pining.

So this is like ten times longer than i inteneded it to be and also not super great but enjoy some pinning Shance with a sprinkle of miscommunication!

Everyone at camp was getting sick of it. Sick of the ‘innocent’ brushes and ‘accidental’ touches.  Sick of fluttering eyelashes and the longing sighs.  Of Shiro teaching make up tips and sword techiques to Lance because he was a ‘friend’ and for no other reason, the demi-god swore!

It was enough to make a lesser camper puke.  The time the hunters visited they certainly weren’t shy about gagging at the obvious displays of affection. 

And they were obvious, very obvious.  Even Shiro’s fanclub of admirers and (again, not very) secret admirers had to admit the two were head over heels.  And yet neither Lance nor Shiro seemed to have picked up on the mutualness of their pinning.

Lance everyone could understand, Hade’s son had little experience in platonic relationships and none in romantic relationships (no one counted Nyma, and no one wanted to think about why Lance lacked such experience).  So maybe it could be excused that he was clueless.

But Shiro had no excuses.  Takashi Shirogane was literally the son of romantic love, so how in the Hades was he missing Lance’s romantic feelings towards him?  No one knew but everyone was determined to get them to just date already.


“Hey uh, Shiro.”  Lance said, breaking Keith and Shiro’s practice.  “I know you’re doing swords and stuff but would you mind giving me some tips?”  He asked, rubbing the back of his neck with a bright blush.  “In um, in archery.”

“Sure Lance.”  Shiro smiled, giving Keith an apology before leaving the arena.

“Are you kidding me?”  Keith groaned, joined by the others training in his eyerolling.  

“What I’d miss?”  Pidge asked, appearing from no where as she often did (many were convinced she had Athena’s invisability cap).

“Lance just asked Shiro for help with Archery.”  Keith stated.  “Lance.  The only person at camp who can out bow and arrow the fucking huntresses just asked for help!”  He groaned and went to grab a drink, frown still on his face.  

“And Shiro said nothing?”  Pidge frowned.  “Seriously?” 

“Seriously.”  Keith huffed.  “And now I’m down a sparring partner.  Come on.”  He decided, ignoring Pidge’s protests.


“Your eyeliners on point Lance.”  Shiro complimented as he walked past to get his breakfast.  Lance choked on his spoonful, blushing fully red.  

“T-thanks Shiro.”  He stuttered.  “Yours is still better though.”  Shiro gave him another dazzling smile before joining his siblings at their table.  Lance sighed softly, watching Shiro sit down, face still red.

“You should just ask him out already.”  Pidge complimented, watching the son of Hades jump as the sound of her voice.

“Why are you sitting at my dad’s table?”  Lance asked, wanting to avoid the topic.  

“Because we both know I’m the favourite.”  Pidge rolled her eyes.  “Hunk agrees with me that you should ask Shiro to the fireworks.”  Lance looked back to find Hunk’s eyes, giving him a glare that the other pointedly ignored.

“I’m not going to ask Shiro out.  He doesn’t like me back.”  Lance huffed.

“Of course he doesn’t.  That’s why Shiro, son of the godess as vain as she is known to be pretty, complimented you on your make up.”  The younger rolled her eyes.  Lance would never dare say that (as much as he believed it) but Pidge was mortal, the goddess probably hadn’t even noticed.

“He’s just being nice.”  Lance mumbled.  “He’d say it to you, or Hunk or Keith, if you guys wore make up.”

“Uh-huh Lance, keep telling yourself that.”  Pidge rolled her eyes and rose to give her offering to the gods (Lance still wasn’t sure who she prayed to anymore, it had been Athena before Matt had been found but Matt was happily chatting with his siblings just a few tables over).


“Stop.”  Keith sat the moment Shiro walked into his cabin.  “I don’t want to hear it.”  

“You don’t even know what I was going to say.”  The elder commented, walking further into the cabin to sit with Keith.

“You’re going to talk about Lance.”  The younger stated.  “About something he did or said or some bullshit about how smitten you are and I’m going to tell you to suck it up and kiss him and you’ll dismiss my advice like always.”

“I only dismiss your bad advice.”  Shiro stated.

“It’s not bad advice.”  Keith agrued.  “What’s the worse that could happen?”

“He could freak out.”  Shiro stated.  “Or only date me because he doesn’t want to ruin our friendship.  Again, might I add considering the journal thing was at least partly my fault.”

“Both of those are bullshit and you know it.  And you can’t keep blaming yourself about the journal.  We all made a bad call, Lance already forgave us all.”  Keith groaned.  “Just ask him out.”

“We were practicing in the arena today, sword fighting.”  Shiro decided, ignoring Keith as he started talking.  The younger groaned but sat down and listened anyway.


“You’re gonna come to the fireworks this year right?”  Hunk asked Lance as they worked Cerberus 1 through the woods.  “I worked really hard on them.”

“’Course I’m coming big guy.”  Lance assured, grinning.  He knew why Hunk was asking though, he rarely went to the event, never wanting to face the other campers.  Now though, things were different.

“Okay, good, and stuff.”  Hunk didn’t seem to relax and Lance was already dreading what was coming next.  “Are you…asking anyone to go with you?”

“Gross man, I love you but not like that.”  Lance instantly joked rather than aknowledging the question.

“Ew.” Hunk agreed, making a face.  “I meant Shiro dude, you know that.”

“I’m not asking Shiro, I’ll just get humilated.”  Lance mumbled after a moment.

“No way, Shiro’s way too nice for that.”  Hunk assured.

“Then I’ll just make everything awkward.”  The son of Hades huffed.  

“That’s not what I meant!”  Hunk stressed.  “Look, how about you ask him as a friend?”  He tried after a moment.  “’Cause like I’m going to be hanging out with Shay so like…”  Hunk trailed off.  Lance sighed.  Camp had gotten really loose with mortals lately.  Zarkon had displaced a good number of them and amoung those were people like Shay, who’d grown up in Zarkon’s camp and knew more about the immortal world than the mortal.  Coran was in the process of finding a way to help them (Lance had heard talk of Pidge’s family maybe starting another camp since they needed mortal lessons but also training, apperently they’d been around demi-gods so much they recked of them) but until then they were staying at camp halfblood. Hunk was probably the only demi-blood thrilled about that.

“Maybe.”  Lance relented, he certainly didn’t want to be a third wheel on their date.


“I’m flattered, really, but I’m sorry.”  Shiro said carefully to the demi-god before him, a daughter of Ares.  She looked up at him with a frown.

“Is it because you’re waiting for Lance?”  She demanded, forceful as all her siblings.  Shiro stuttered a moment.  “He’s got no guts, he’s not going to ask you, so why not?”  

“That’s, uh…”  Shiro stuttered a moment longer before clearly his throat and standing a little straighter.  “I don’t appricate what you’re saying about Lance but it’s, it’s not certainly not because I want him to ask me to go with him.  I just don’t feel the same.”  The girl huffed and stormed off (Shiro got the feeling he’d pay for that in Capture the flag).

From his hiding spot behind a tree Lance was trying not to cry.  For a moment he’d been almost… hopeful.  He was taking Hunk’s advice, to ask Shiro to the fireworks as a friend, when he’d heard the two talking.  Hearing her accuse Shiro of waiting for Lance to ask, well Lance’s heart had soared.  It’d plummeted right back down to Earth (like it was shot be Zeus) when he’d heard Shiro’s response.

Of course Shiro wouldn’t want to go with him, romantically or otherwise.  He was probably only being Lance’s friend because everyone expected him to be.  At the end of the day Lance had still betrayed his trust alot, still hurt him.  He was so stupid to think, for even that second, that Shiro might want him.


“Shiro what the fuck?!”  It was one of the strangest experiences, seeing Hunk angry and swearing, and Shiro had no idea why he it was directed at him.  He frowned lightly, his confusion obvious.

“What’s wrong?”  He asked, turning away from the younger campers whom he’d been intending to teach sword techiques to.

“Why’d you tell Lance you didn’t want to go to the fireworks with him?!”  Hunk demanded.  Shiro’s frown deepened.

“Lance never, Lance never asked me to the fireworks.”  He explained.

“Uh, yeah he did!  He’s currently in his cabin like super upset because he said you said you didn’t want to go with him!”  Hunk agrued.

“But he didn’t ask me?  I wouldn’t’ve said that.”  Shiro frowned.  

“Well Lance heard you say it!”  The shorter huffed.  Shiro thought back before cursing under his breath.

“He must’ve, shit.”  He sighed and ran a hand through his truft.  “Can you handle these guys?  I’ll do talk to him.”

“You better!”  Hunk annouced, watching Shiro rush off before realizing what he’d agreed to.  He turned to the campers.  “Uh… how about we make swords instead of use them?”


“Lance.”  Shiro entered the cabin with a call of it’s only resisdents name.  He watched as the buddle of blankets on one of the bunks got tighter.  Walking over with a sigh.  “Hunk told me what you heard.”

“You don’t have to be here.”  Lance sniffled, voice muffled by the blankets.  “I get it, everyone like expects you to pretend to like me now, as-as a friend, because no one else hates me anymore but like i won’t be mad if you hate me.  I fucked up so bad, I did so many things wrong.”  

“No, nonono Lace that’s not true.”  Shiro assured, sitting on the bed next to Lance’s huddled form and running his hand down the others back (or where assumed Lance’s back to be by the origin of his voice).  “You made some mistakes but you more than made up for those.  You were with us when it mattered.”

“I kept things from you, you had a right to know.”  Lance mumbled.  Shiro bit his lip lightly.

“You had a right to keep those things from me Lance.  You were stuck between a rock and a hard place.”  He sighed.  “I had no right to read your journal like that.”  They were silent a while, Lance wanting to argue but honestly agreeing with that last statement.  it was Shiro that eventually spoke up again.  “Lance, will you watch the fireworks with me?”  He breathed, nervous even now.  He could hear Lance’s breath catch.

“I thought, I thought you didn’t want me to ask you.”  Lance mumbled. 

“Of course I wanted you to ask me.”  Shiro replied.  “I just, didn’t think you would.  So, will you go with me?”


They walked hand in hand to watch the fireworks and when they sat Lance nuzzled his head into Shiro’s shoulder. 

“Fucking finally.”  They heard Keith huff when he walked past.  From where they sat Lance could see Hunk.  He turned back to give them Lance a thumbs up and Lance returned it happily.  Shiro have Hunk a nervous smile at the pointed look he recieved.

Their first kiss was in synch with the biggest of the fireworks, Shiro was the son of romance after all.  Such gestures had to be grand.

And apperently caught on film, according to the flash that caused them both to look towards the Holt siblings, grinning wickedly with two phones directed at them.

“I’m telling Hades~.”  Pidge sang.  Lance’s face went bright red.

“Don’t you dare!”  He shrieked.  Shiro could help by laugh as he watched the demi-god chase his mortal tormentor.  It wasn’t half as funny for him when Matt promised to show Sam.

And thats how i imagine post-zarkon pinning Shance.  Hope you enjoyed man (sorry if you expected a rant i just really wanted to write a Shance fic)