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Nathanael stole a quick, fleeting kiss atop her golden hair—ignoring her scoff as she waved him away—before gently placing one of the cups on the table in front of her.

She grimaced her signature sneer as she looked down, she crossed her arms, “That is not my non-fat, no foam, extra hot latte with—”

“You’re right,” Nathanael replied, nodding to the cup—which was mostly empty except for a small puddle of honey and he smiled at the soft sound of happy buzzing emanating from Chloe’s purse, “But it’s also not for you so…”


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A Cat, a Fox, and a Bee walk into a Bakery 28

“It’s alright, Chloe. You’ve got this,” Pollen whispered in her Chosen’s ear, pressing a tiny kiss to her cheek before zooming up to hide in her ponytail.

Chloe huffed and turned her nose up.  “Of course I do, Pollen.  It will work out just fine.”

Pollen wasn’t convinced. Chloe was constantly fidgeting with her purse, her shirt, and her hair.  She wasn’t saying it in so many words, but the girl was freaked.

Pollen gently tugged at a lock of hair in reassurance.  While Chloe would have to do this on her own, that didn’t mean she couldn’t offer moral support.

“… Thanks, Pollen,” Chloe whispered.  The girl took a deep breath, schooled her expression, and pushed open the door.

Her father and her future stepmother looked up from where they were bent over something on her father’s desk, heads close in discussion.

“Daddy, I need to tell you something.” By now Chloe was doing everything she could to channel her inner Queen Bee, the same part of herself who stared down dangerous akuma and whose first thought was ‘I’m going to kick their ass.’ “I’m now officially dating.”

“That’s wonderful, baby girl!  Do I know him?”

Chloe wasn’t able to completely repress a wince.  “… Yes?  Sort of?” She took a deep breath to brace herself. “I’m dating four people.  They’re all classmates of mine.”

To be fair, there were few things that could strike the mayor of a city that regularly dealt with the results of a supervillain targeting someone’s bad day speechless. Chloe’s announcement was one of those things, it seemed.

Why was this so much scarier than fighting akuma?  Oh, right, because it was generally considered a bad thing to beat up all of your problems outside of supervillains.

Akuma were a lot easier to deal with in that regard.

“You’ve met Adrien, of course.  The other three are Nino Lahiffe, Alya Cesaire, and Marinette Dupain-Cheng.  We have already been on a few dates-“ Honestly, mostly movie nights and cuddles, but Chloe was learning that they certainly had their place in a relationship.  Still, it was very nice to be able to show off all of her loves to the world. “-and I felt that you deserved to know, Daddy.”

Her father finally found his voice.  “Absolutely not, Chloe!  It would be one thing if you were just dating another girl, that’s fairly accepted these days, but several people?!  Did you ever think about what this would do to your reputation?  My reputation?  I’d never get re-elected if this got out!  No, you’ll simply have to break it off.”

“She will not, Andre.” Chloe started, having forgotten the presence of her future stepmother.

The woman was standing there, arms crossed and one foot tapping.  Elizabeth, or Beth as she preferred to be called, was American, and while her French was steadily improving from being immersed in it, she still wasn’t fluent yet.  The woman was tall, even slightly taller than Chloe’s father, with long blonde hair that she usually kept pulled back in a ponytail.

In truth, Chloe had no idea how the two had met, or what her father saw in a woman who regularly wore flannel shirts and jeans.  Ever since their introduction, she had been doing her best to avoid Beth.

“Chloe is you daughter, Andre.” Beth still had trouble with tenses sometimes, that Chloe knew, and apparently she hadn’t gotten past it yet. The tall woman prodded a finger into Chloe’s father’s chest.  “Is you… job? Is that the right word?”

“I think you meant ‘responsibility’,” Chloe said faintly, more than a little stunned.

“Yes, thank you Chloe.” She turned back to Andre and continued her tongue lashing.  “Is you responsibility to look after and support her!  No matter what!”

“But… Beth… sweetie…”

“No ‘sweetie’ me!  You support Chloe, or wedding is off!”

“I…” Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Andre caved.  “… Yes dear.”

“Be happy for Chloe. She found people who make her happy, let her enjoy that.” Beth’s phone dinged, and she pulled it out to glance at the time.  “Lunch break over, back to work.  We talk more later.”

“I… yes.” Still a little stunned, Andre turned and left.

Beth let out a long sigh and turned to Chloe.  “I know you do not like me.  I do not blame you, I would not either.  But know that I have you back.”

Chloe looked away, then jumped slightly as she felt a small tug on her hair from Pollen.  “I… maybe we could… spend more time together?” She said hesitantly.

Beth gave her a bright smile.  “I would like that.”

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“It went better than I thought it would,” Chloe said as she continued to run the brush through Alya’s thick hair, gathered it into one hand, then began sectioning it.  “Daddy freaked out, but then his fiancée, of all people, chewed him out for it.”

Marinette raised a brow, but carefully didn’t move from where Nino was brushing her own hair out. They had a little time before school started, so they were passing the time waiting for Adrien to join them by playing with each other’s hair on the school steps.  “Really?”

“Yes.” Chloe flushed a little, even as she began braiding Alya’s hair.  “We’re going shopping Thursday, actually.” She sniffed a bit, turning her nose up slightly.  “The woman has no fashion sense whatsoever, so obviously I’ll have to help her out. Maybe I can convince her to rethink some of the wedding plans to something less tacky.”

“I’m glad it worked out okay for you.  My parents teased me a little, but they were really supportive.” Marinette leaned back against Nino, giving a content hum at the feel of the brush running through her hair, and unable to hide a small blush as Nino ducked his head and pressed a kiss to her cheek.

“My family was betting on my love life.” Alya huffed, crossing her arms to sulk.  Chloe poked her in retaliation as she ended up pulling her half-finished braid out of her hands, forcing Chloe to restart it.  “Apparently my mom got closest, she got everyone but Chloe right.  The only one who did bet on Chloe was my grandmother, who apparently liked the 99 to 1 odds.”

“My Mama doesn’t really approve, so she’s taking a wait and see approach,” Nino chimed in.  “She just worries about me getting hurt.”

“Well, if we have anything to say about it, that won’t happen,” Marinette said, twisting a little and tilting her head up.  Nino chuckled and obligingly leaned down to kiss her.

Alya was turning to look indulgently back at her boyfriend and girlfriend, when something caught her eye. She stilled, then tapped Chloe’s ankle where it was beside her hip.  “Chloe? Is that… Adrien, walking to school?”

Chloe looked up from where she had been putting an elastic on the end of Alya’s braid, frowning in concern.  “Yes. Which is-“

“Weird, because normally his dad insists on the limo,” Alya finished, frowning as well.  “And he looks…”

“Something’s wrong.  Really wrong,” Marinette murmured, just loud enough for the rest of them to hear it.

Later, none of them could have said who moved first, but a beat later all four of them were up and running towards their boyfriend.

Adrien looked up at the sudden sound of footsteps, took one look at the four, and his face crumpled.

Marinette was the first to reach him, just as his knees gave out, and she grunted as she caught the brunt of his weight.  Nino was there a heartbeat later, helping her hold Adrien up as he started to sob into her shoulder.  Then Alya and Chloe were there, and the four pressed in around Adrien, holding him from each side as his chest heaved with his sobbing.

“Shh… shh… we’ve got you, babe,” Nino murmured into Adrien’s hair.

It seemed an eternity before Adrien’s sobs died down, and Marinette wasn’t sure exactly how damp her shirt was other than ‘very’ by the end, but finally the blond sniffled and pulled back a little, going to wipe his face on his sleeve and being intercepted by a handkerchief that Chloe shoved at him.  “S-sorry.”

“Hey, no, don’t apologize. If something had you reacting that way, it must be serious,” Alya said softly.

Adrien’s face fell, but he seemed to be all cried out for the moment.  “My father… didn’t take it well.  He told me I had to break things off.”

Chloe was just clearly winding up when Adrien held out a hand to stop her.  “I told him no.  And he… he…”

Marinette’s eyes widened as a chill settled into her chest.  “Adrien, what did he do?”

Adrien gave a bitter, choking laugh.  “He disowned me.  Said I’d still get my trust fund and the money I made from modeling, but I’m no longer his son.  He said I have to be out of the house the day I turn eighteen.”

All four of them were stunned speechless.  Chloe recovered the fastest, and in all her years Marinette had never seen the girl that angry.

He’s dead.

“Chloe no, we’re not posting your bail,” Alya said automatically.  Her expression had darkened just as much as the blonde’s, but her eyes were far more calculating.

No one will know it was me if Queen Bee drops his ass off of-“

“No.” Alya cut her off. She was squeezing her phone so hard that Marinette could almost hear it creaking.  “We’re not going to kill him.  We’re going to ruin him.”

Honestly, Marinette had been half in favor of Chloe’s plan (no one hurt her Kitty like this), but Alya’s declaration got her attention.  “What?”

Alya smirked, and there was a fox’s cruelty behind it.  “We are going to ruin him and the entire Gabriel brand.  We will beat him down until he is left with nothing, and we will leave him alive, because there is no point of beating an opponent like him unless he knows, every day for the rest of his life, that he lost.”

Slowly, a cruel grin grew on Chloe’s face.  “I like the way you think, my dear.”

“And how are we going to do that?” Nino pointed out from where he was cuddling Adrien into his chest, soothingly running his fingers through his boyfriend’s hair.  “We’re kinda still teenagers in school.”

“Oh, something like this will take a while.” Alya rubbed her hands together gleefully.  “And we beat him at his own game.  Between the five of us, we could totally build our own fashion empire and crush his.”

“… What,” Marinette said flatly.

“Look, Marinette is a good designer, and she’ll just get better with more practice.  Adrien can model and give insight to the fashion world.  Chloe knows business and politics inside and out.  And Nino and I can handle advertising, social media, and any tech issues.” Alya was now angrily tapping at her phone as she made notes.

“You guys would… seriously…” Adrien stared at Alya, at a smirking Chloe, at Marinette who had a slowly growing grin.

No one hurts you, babe.” Nino nuzzled Adrien’s ear, making him shiver.  “If we have to create an entire fashion empire to get revenge on the jerk who did, then, well…”

Adrien gave a choked laugh. “You guys are ridiculous.”

“We’re your ridiculous.” Marinette grinned at him.  “You in?”

“I… yeah.  I’m in.” Adrien sniffled a little as the three girls dragged him and Nino into another group hug, and buried his face against Alya’s shoulder.  Really, he didn’t know what he did to deserve these four, but whatever it was, he was one lucky cat.

SasuSaku Festival 2017
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Day 01- Valentine’s Day
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Title: He loves me. He loves me not
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Summary: She’s working at the Yamanaka Shop when he suddenly goes in claiming to be looking for a flower. Will the petals reveal her lovely destiny on that Valentine’s Day?
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A/N: Happy SasuSaku Festival, everyone!!! Oh boy, I’m so excited with the themes!!! Some are quite hard, but a challenge is always fun every now and then, right?! Well, you guys know me, and I’m clearly late with the themes, so be patient and enjoy the festival, even if it’s already over! I would like to thank the organizers of this AMAZING event, and say that, even if I’m not submitting my stories, and even if I’m terribly late, it was one hell of an event! Thank you, @sasusakufestival ! Thank you for a new tradition! 

About the story… It turned out quite amusing to write, and I hope you can enjoy it! I hope you have fun and participate, and please, tell me your opinion about the story (aka leave me a Review XD)!
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It was the 3rd Valentine’s Day in Konoha after the war.

Heart-shaped decorations were spread all around the village, with chocolate promotions being announced everywhere. Balloons were tied to stuffed animals, and there wasn’t a single restaurant that wasn’t already fully booked for dinner. Gifts were being bought and exchanged, and it was easy to spot the smiling faces and the blushing cheeks that decorated the lovers’ lives on such a peaceful and red day.

Love was in the air, indeed.

But thanks to the pollen inside her nostrils, Haruno Sakura could barely smell anything at all.

“ Thank you for choosing us! Happy Valentine’s Day!” She bowed her head down respectfully for the nth time that morning, as a pretty smile decorated her lips. By that time, she had certainly grown accustomed to the whole sales thing, as she already seemed to be a professional in selling flowers. She had been there for less than a day and was already showing confidence in her bouquets and kindness when treating one of the clients.

As expected from the Godaime’s perfectionist apprentice, people thought, as soon as they exited the Yamanaka Flower Shop after unexpectedly meeting pink hair behind the counter.

Yes, even if seeing her there was a surprise to everyone who entered the shop, it was impossible to deny her professional competence. The girl who was named after a flower seemed to be doing an excellent job at her friend’s family business, and even if she was smiling from one ear to another, deep inside, the pinkette was struggling to control her blood-thirst towards the one girl she calls her best friend.

Ino-Pig was definitely going to pay her when she came back.

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I know it’s not Friday, but I wanted to introduce my fact video series: Bee Fact Friday! Every other Friday, a video is going to be posted featuring a specific fact. I’ve been doing this for a few years now on my Instagram, @/thebeeblogger.

I hope you all enjoy this video series, please share if you did!

In today’s video, I showed you a few flowers you can plant to help save our honeybees, and showed the benefits of each plant. There were so many plants to choose from, and not enough room to use all of them! So, please read below for some more flowers, herbs and weeds that you can plant this year! I will also be listing the ones in our video, in case you missed it. ☺️🐝💞

We will start off with the ones listed in our video, with some more facts.

Lavender 🌱🍇: Lavender has a beautiful smell, and once you plant it, it will grow every year on its own. It also adds lovely colour to your yard.


Borage 🌱💜💙: It’s a never ending supply of hiding spots for bees. It also has a very pretty colour, and lures the bees over to help pollinate other plants.

Sunflowers 🌻: They are very tall (can grow up to 6 feet!), so if you want to help our honeybees but are allergic or do not want to risk the chance of being stung, it keeps the bees up high and out of your way.

Poppies ❤️🍀: The poppy is a very important part of history, and shows respect to all who fought in war. It also is very pretty, and bees love it.

Hollyhocks 🌺💕: These flowers add beautiful colour to your garden, and bees admire them. Although, if you have a dog, DO NOT plant these. They are extremely dangerous if consumed by a dog.

Now, for a few plants that were not mentioned in the video. 

Blueberry Bush 🍊💙: A delicious food that will attract bees and provide you with a healthy snack!

Buttercup 🌷💛: Includes a lot of pollen in the middle, and is very pretty!

Sage 🌱💞. Sage has one of the longest histories of use of any culinary or medicinal herb, and is very pretty in a garden. Bees also love the pollen! .

Thank you for reading. If you would like to know more about flowers that bees love, simply look up “bee friendly flowers” on a search engine. I hope we provided you with some useful information today!

Which flower are you going to plant?

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Single-colored floating plants.

The cool thing about the plants in this game is that they’re so tightly integrated into the gameplay. To those who haven’t played it, you jump from plant to plant trying to hit as many of the “pollen” creatures as possible. When you collect the pollen, it goes towards making new plants nearby. The new plants in turn let you access plants even higher up, until you eventually reach your goal. What’s complicating that is that the plants are swaying and moving, asking you to time your jumps to the motion of the plants and the drifting of the pollen.

Thanks to everybody who suggested that I look at this game. If you guys have more suggestions for games with notable or interesting foliage, please don’t hesitate to send me an ask or message! Bonus points if you let me know what part of the game or why you think it’s interesting.

PixelJunk Eden (2008)

Praise!!

Today is just one of those days where the Lord whispered in my ear this morning and said “Today is a great day to be happy!!” Now, I don’t feel so well today (thanks, pollen) but the Lord is giving me strength to keep pushing forward and enjoy my day! Sometimes we just need to put our faith in Him, and everything will be alright!

anonymous asked:

M!a: *sprinkles horny pollen over you* Muse will be all hot and needy now thanks to the pollen~

Ryou was waiting for Atem so they can watch there movie the suddenly she panted heavily, face flushed red with steam, my body quickly got hot, and needy.

She squirmed her thighs together making small cute sounds.