the healthy family and home

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These are called “Bead beans” in Greek but we call them Borlotti beans. I’ve not seen them on sale fresh like this in the uk, only in Europe. Baba was set to podding the beautiful “beads” for mama to cook.

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NORMALLY I DON’T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT PEOPLE NOT LIKING SAILOR MOON BUT THIS IS HANDS-DOWN THE STUPIDEST “CRITICISM” I’VE EVER HEARD AND NOW I HAVE TO DEBUNK IT BEFORE I DROWN IN MY OWN ANGER

1.  "This show mainly is about how Sailor Moon changes her outfit all the time.“

Really? Last I checked, the show was about the Senshi fighting against evil. Let’s see…

  • Sailor Moon: After she saves a strange black cat, an ordinary 14-year-old girl, Usagi Tsukino, discovers that she can transform into the beautiful sailor-suited warrior, Sailor Moon. Along the way, she meets new friends and teammates (Sailors Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, and Venus) and tries to locate both the Moon Princess and the legendary Ginzuishou, all while fighting against the Dark Kingdom and cultivating a crush on the mysterious Tuxedo Mask. Along the way, the relationship between Usagi and Mamoru Chiba is developed and it’s ultimately revealed that they are the reincarnations of Princess Serenity and Prince Endymion, two star-crossed lovers who lived during the Silver Millennium thousands of years ago.
  • Sailor Moon R: After the Dark Kingdom is defeated, the Senshi’s ordinary lives are thrust back into the battlefield when a young girl named Chibiusa quite literally drops down from the sky. While trying to uncover the secret of Chibiusa’s identity, Usagi and the Senshi face new foes and go on a journey that ultimately takes them a thousand years into the future.
  • Sailor Moon S: Much to the girls’ surprise, two new Senshi, Sailors Uranus and Neptune appear (and later team up with Sailor Pluto, who made her first appearance in R). However, they have no interest in teaming up with the other Senshi and their methods can be quite brutal. They’re on a mission to stop the Silence, and, according to them, a young girl named Hotaru Tomoe (a close friend of Chibiusa’s) is the one who will cause it through her alter ego, Sailor Saturn. Usagi is determined to save both the world and the innocent Hotaru, no matter what it takes.
  • Sailor Moon SuperS: Although this arc varies greatly between the anime and manga, it’s ultimately about Chibiusa maturing and becoming a Senshi in her own right and how the other girls must face what it truly means to be a Senshi, even if it requires them giving up their dreams. 
  • Sailor Stars: For the first time, the series is on a galactic stage. It’s revealed that countless Sailor Senshi populate the galaxy and fight for love and justice; that is, they did, until one of them, Sailor Galaxia, went rouge and began to destroy the galaxy in the name of Chaos. Everything Usagi believes in and stands for is put to the test after Galaxia steals and destroys everything and everyone Usagi holds dear. Ultimately, Stars culminates in a battle between good and evil, order and chaos, and lightness and darkness taking place in the center of the galaxy, where new stars are born.

BUT LOL, NO, THE SERIES IS TOTALLY JUST ABOUT SAILOR MOON AND HER FRILLY OUTFITS

2.  I mean she doesn’t get any stronger (just more weird looking under all that lace)

Haha, nope.

Sailor Moon’s first attack: Throwing her tiara as a boomerang

Sailor Moon’s final attack: DEFEATING THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL AND TRIGGERING THE REBIRTH OF LIFE IN THE GALAXY

But nah, she actually doesn’t get stronger. She just gets frillier outfits! Not.

3. And she’s not exactly smart (at all)

Sooo, what’s your point? That a heroine has to be a genius to be a good heroine? Usagi is a very smart young lady. She just isn’t book smart. She definitely has the capacity to learn (as shown when she’s able to pass her entrance exams), she’s just so lazy that the vast majority of the time she doesn’t bother to study for tests. However, she’s very street smart in that she’s able to come up with strategies to beat foes when she’s fighting as Sailor Moon. 

4. I mean look at the others out of all those seasons did they change that much? No they just got stronger.

I’m actually not really sure what OP was trying to say here, but I think they’re implying that the other Senshi don’t go through any character development, they just get stronger. Well, that’s bullshit, and here’s why.

  • Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury: Started off as an introverted and shy bookworm who had cripplingly low self esteem; became a young woman who was secure in herself and her abilities as a result of the love and support given to her by her friends.
  • Rei Hino/Sailor Mars: Started off as a harsh and standoffish girl who had trust issues as a result of being abandoned by her father; became an exceptional young lady who treasures her friends above all else and is renowned for her fierce loyalty.
  • Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter: Started off as a delinquent girl insecure in her femininity and pining after her lost senpai; became a badass lady who is secure in and proud of her masculine and feminine traits and views her friends as her family, treating them accordingly.
  • Minako Aino/Sailor Venus: Started off as a ditzy yet somewhat aloof veteran soldier; later develops into a leader of unparalleled quality while still retaining her carefree and fun-loving nature.
  • Chibiusa/Sailor Chibi Moon: Started off as a terrified young girl who fled from her war-torn home in the far future; develops into a kind, strong, and heroic young lady and a soldier in her own right. 
  • Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto: Originally a stoic and unyielding soldier who bound to the Gates of Time; later joins the Sailor Team, becomes a mother to Hotaru (along with continuing to be maternal to Chibiusa), and loosens up and starts to enjoy her human life.
  • Haruka Tenoh/Sailor Uranus: Originally a harsh yet unsure soldier who always ran from her problems and refused to see things from other points of view; later softens, becomes more understanding, and forms a loving family with the other Outers. 
  • Michiru Kaioh/Sailor Neptune: Started off as an unbelievably elegant and beautiful young lady, but could be rather cold and was dedicated to keeping up a front of serene beauty; later mellows out, shows a more playful side, and isn’t afraid to let her guard down around her friends.
  • Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn: Started off as a frail, sickly girl who was feared and rejected by everyone around her and had a very dark and traumatic past; is later reborn as a happy and healthy young girl who is given the home and family she always yearned for and is able to grow into a soldier who is a valuable ally and isn’t a threat to the world. 

5. The whole point of the show is to show off her outfits.

Refer to the rebuttals of points 1-4. Also, I’m pretty sure the point of the show is how beautiful and powerful love and friendship are, how girls can do and be anything they want to, how you should stand up for what you believe in, how you should treasure your friends and family, and how hope and love are the most powerful forces in the universe and can be used to change the world for the better.

BUT I GUESS SAILOR MOON IS JUST A FASHION SHOW LOL 

Not even sorry, this just pissed me off. It’s totally fine if Sailor Moon isn’t your cup of tea, but it’s not just a show about frilly outfits. Don’t try to pass it off as a mindless fashion show when it’s so much more than that.

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lol remember when u were little (and honestly now it still happens) and u went to ur friends house for dinner and u got to take a look at what a healthy functional family looked like… no shouting, no fights, clean home, no beating and throwing things, parents being nice, and their dad being nice and caring as well??? helping their mom even??, talking to you like a normal person, NO SHOUTING… and it left you so…. i dont know.. every single time this happened i was so happy to be there and then i became so angry and sad in a “why cant this be me why are my parents like that why does that happen to me” way

🎉🎉ITS MY BIRTHDAY 🎉🎉 I am 23 today. I used to always believe when I was a kid that every birthday you grew. Like over night you just grew cause “on your birthday you are older and bigger” 😂sadly I stopped growing at 12 years old I was a tall primary school child and a shortie from high school onwards 😅 I had a pretty hectic day at work and all I wanted to do when I got home was relax. Got a surprise visit from friends which really made my evening, that they took time out of their day to come and say happy birthday to me rather than just Facebook me❤️

anonymous asked:

Hi! When looking at relationship compatibility charts do you mainly look at your Venus / Moon sign? I've seen people say only look at your Sun sign, but wouldn't it make more sense to look at the planets 'in charge' of emotional / romantic behavior? Thanks! x

Interpreting your Astrology Chart: Love

Oh my goodness, who told you that? Your Sun Sign is actually a very small part of your Astro Chart and as such is just one of many influences. It is very important to consider your whole Chart, but like you mentioned, especially your Venus and Moon Signs, along with Mars and certain Houses.

A quick explanation of these positions and meanings:
Moon: emotions, how you express yourself, respond to situations, and basic instincts.
Lilith: this is the compliment to your Moon Sign, this is especially important in love because it represents deep desires and needs, sexuality, hidden obstructions within yourself that you may have to overcome to find love. 
Mercury: communication and awareness, important for a healthy relationship 
Venus: love, harmony, union, passion, attraction, and socialization.
Mars: lust, sexuality and sexual energy.
Jupiter: morals and values, humor.
Saturn: discipline, perseverance, and responsibility, all key in maintaining a long term relationship, may also show your fears.
Uranus: ingenuity and progress, key in understanding how one may approach a relationship.
Neptune: compassion, may cause someone to be deceitful depending on its position.
Pluto: rules sexual organs, issues with control in relationships.

Houses important to love:
One: how you start a relationship, your ego
Two: self worth, key to a healthy relationship
Three: communication
Four: basic psychology, family, home, and domestic life
Five: self expression and romance
Six: daily life, how we better ourselves, and help others
Seven: partnership and marriage
Eight: sexuality, change, and your partner’s finances
Nine: morals and beliefs
Ten: identity, responsibility
Eleven: purpose as an individual, may be a relationship or may be goals that keep you from a relationship
Twelve: private affairs, strengths and weaknesses

I hope this helps! If you don’t know your full Chart you can find it here for free along with in depth explanations and you can even compare it to your significant other’s Chart to see how compatible you are.

Thank you for the ask!

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Aslan the Lion

So glad to have Aslan healthy and home. Thanks so much. We’re all delighted!! Aslan’s family wrote back in August:

In my time, he was called Aslan, but my younger daughter has recently rediscovered him and she may rename him. We’ll see. He needs new eyes, new nose and some other rehabilitation. He had a batteryoperated piece inside him the growled when you hugged him, but it always scared me and I doubt it even works anymore. That part is not important to me.

We agreed a spa, mechanics removal, new eyes and nose were in order for Aslan.  Here he is on arrival at the hospital:

As you can see, he had some concerns….

We started, as many patients do, with a spa:

Then he was given a lionheart with a bit of his original stuffing.:-)

His eyes were brown, but his nose was a bit trickier, what size, what shape. Here are the options:

They went with the last black one.  Here’s Aslan stuffed and fluffed and ready to fly home:

And in case you’re curious, he kept his velcro pouch but lost all the mechanics:

Aslan’s family wrote:

So glad to have Aslan healthy and home. Thanks so much. We’re all delighted!!

They also included a photo of Aslan being hugged by the next generation.  That photo is up on the wall in the hospital to encourage future patients. :-)

my story

I have a pretty basic story, but here it is. I was born Feb. 6, 2004 in Clovis, CA. I was originally going to be named Hailey Denay, but my parents left it at Denay. I grew up around a beautiful family and amazing friends. I was bullied from 2-4 grade then moved schools in 5th, where I was bullied a little less in 6th grade. 7th grade is when my confidence really dropped. It felt like no one wanted me. My dad was working hard to keep my family happy and healthy while my momma stayed at home and took care of my sister, Chloe. My other sister, Ady, and I went to school and she was doing fine but I was falling apart slowly. I didn’t know it, but I was falling towards negative influences. I started cursing. A lot. I started thinking horrible thoughts about suicide and violence. I felt like I would have ended up better dead. I wanted to die. 

It was the last week of school and my mom headed to Europe with my aunt. It was bad enough that I had to stay at my grandma’s house for the first two weeks of summer break, not being able to spend time with my ‘friends’, but it gradually got worse. The only thing I had was my phone to keep me company. 

All day, every day, I would sit on my phone, not paying attention to anything else. I could have cared less about what was going on. I had Musically and decided to spend my time on there, but I started receiving negative from the people I thought were my friends. At first, I took it as a joke, then I realized they were actually teasing me. It got to the point where I was called ‘pig’, ‘ship’, and other horrible things. I didn’t have anyone to talk to about the situation, so I kept it to myself, crying myself to sleep almost every night. I fell into depression. 

One day, I was going through my phone and I went on YouTube, just for fun. I started watching Logan Paul Vlogs and saw that they were actually really funny and entertaining. As I searched deeper into his channel, I found a band he had collaborated with very recently. I had remembered them from Musically a few days earlier in one with Kristen Hancher and Logan. I started listening to their music and found it really nice. The words were soothing and helped ease my pain. The more I listened, the more I loved them. I found that there was one band member with beautiful bright blue eyes and an adorable tooth gap that I really liked. I also thought that the boy with his hair straight up and a cute smile was also fascinating. The one with the curly hair and earrings made me blush many times. I also found that the other two were extremely cute and seemed nice. I learned all their names in time and fell in love with their personalities.

The lyrics of the beautiful music would play in my head. Something told me that I needed to get rid of the people who I had been texting. So I did. I deleted Musically, the contacts of the people and I removed myself from their vicinity. 

I started listening to the music every day, non-stop. Their voices were the only thing that helped me through the horrible time. After a few days of listening to them, I realized I wanted to see the people who helped me become a happier person. I went on their website and saw that they were on tour, the Something Different tour. I looked for the ticket prices and saw that they weren’t bad at all! $20 a ticket seemed amazing! 

I texted my mom through WhatsApp and told her about the boys. She seemed to like them and agreed to take me to the concert in San Francisco, about 4 hours away from my home. I became super excited and told the only person I knew would even attempt to listen to me. She said that she had seen them before and she liked them! I started to talk to her more about them and we both fell quickly in love. They had made me a happier person, and I was forever grateful.

After my mom came back, I decided to take the love I had for the band and share it with everyone I knew. I felt happier and healthier than ever before. I felt confident. I hadn’t ever felt that fantastic. 

August rolled around and my best friend, Emely, and I were on our way to a concert in San Francisco. The entire day was full of giddiness and excitement. It was at around 2 o’clock when we reached the venue of the concert, ready to go, and there had already been a line started. My cousins, Emely and I ran out of the van while our moms found parking. We stood in line for 6 hours, waiting for the show to start. Even though we were waiting longer than the concert went on, it was absolutely amazing. I had never been happier. 

This is cliche, but Why Don’t We saved my heart from going down the wrong path in time, and I don’t know how to thank them for that. 

Now I am a crazy, positive 8th grader, turning 14 in February. I play the alto and bari saxophone in band and I love all music, especially my boys. I have a doggo named Lola and three chickens who hate my guts. 

I really don’t know what I would have done, or where I would be without the boys. Some people call them a dumb boy band, but I call them my lifesavers

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ravenra  asked:

Strength and protection Sigils? Or things similar.

You came to the right place my friend :D

STRENGTH

PROTECTION

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Zenmasters AU Week, Day 6 – Role Reversal AU: If You Jump, I Jump. Part I (part II).

As a kid, Hyde was taken by his biological father, William Barnett, from his abusive mother’s hands and raised as WB’s son and successor. He never got to keep his friendship with Eric, Kelso and Donna, and he never had to suffer Edna ever again. But growing up as white passing and the bastard son of a very rich and successful man isn’t easy at all, it only makes him as insecure, scared and angry as we knew him. This time, though, he also grow up in a healthy home with a loving family, and good education.

Jack Burkhart never married Pam, she got pregnant and had Jackie on her own, mostly to keep Jack’s affection and money near her, giving Jackie a middle class yet materialistic and shallow life, so the girl got to grow up as we knew her too but knowing the effort it takes to have something. She also got to grow up near Donna and gain the basement’s gang friendship.

Thanks to Buddy Morgan’s sudden friendship with Eric, Hyde gets to see his old friend at a party in the Morgans’ property and slowly, he gets to win his place at the basement again, always having the worst yet most fun ideas to pass the time and Jackie’s mother attention thanks to his name and money. 

When Hyde gets himself expelled from his private high school and is sent to Point Place’s High, that little attraction between him and Jackie grows until they start spending more time together, and he realizes he may have a little crush in the middle class girl who claims to hate his kind thanks to her mother’s ways.

2014 Upcoming Fiction Reads Written By Authors of Color


A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (Jan 31st, 2013) - In Tokyo, 16-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. 

Soy Sauce For Beginners by Kristin Che(Jan 7th, 2014):  Gretchen Lin, adrift at the age of thirty, leaves behind a floundering marriage in San Francisco to return to her Singapore home, where she confronts the challenges of her mother’s alcoholism and her father’s artisanal soy sauce business before being pulled into a family controversy.  In the midst of increasing pressure from her father to remain permanently in Singapore—and pressure from her mother to do just the opposite—Gretchen must decide whether she will return to her marriage and her graduate studies at the San Francisco Conservatory, or sacrifice everything and join her family’s crusade to spread artisanal soy sauce to the world.

 On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee (Jan 7th, 2014): In a dystopian American future where declining urban neighborhoods have been transformed into highwalled, self-contained labor colonies whose Chinese immigrant residents work catching fish for the surrounding elites. In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement (once known as Baltimore), when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fan’s journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Counties, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind.

 The Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah (Jan 7th, 2014): Beah’s debut novel tells the story of two friends Benjamin and Bockarie, who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. The village is in ruins, the ground covered in bones. As more villagers begin to come back, Benjamin and Bockarie try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they’re beset by obstacles: a scarcity of food; a rash of murders, thievery, rape, and retaliation; and the depredations of a foreign mining company intent on sullying the town’s water supply and blocking its paths with electric wires. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they’re forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike.

 The Secret History of Las Vegas by Chris Abani (Jan 7th, 2014):  Salazar, a detective, is determined to solve a string of recent murders before he retires. He enlists the help of an expert in psychopathy, Dr. Sunil Singh, who is haunted by a betrayal of his loved ones in apartheid South Africa. But Sunil’s own troubled past is fast on his heels in the form of a would-be assassin.

 A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri (Jan 7th, 2014) - Growing up in a small rice-farming village in 1980s Iran, 12-year-old Saba Hafezi and her twin sister, Mahtab, are captivated by America. They keep lists of English words and collect illegal Life magazines, television shows, and rock music. So when her mother and sister disappear, leaving Saba and her father alone in Iran, Saba is certain that they have moved to America without her. As she grows up in the warmth and community of her local village, falls in and out of love, and struggles with the limited possibilities in post-revolutionary Iran, Saba envisions that there is another way for her story to unfold. And where Saba’s world has all the grit and brutality of real life under the new Islamic regime, her sister’s experience gives her a freedom and control that Saba can only dream of.

 Foreign Gods, Inc by Okey Ndibe (Jan 11th, 2014) - Foreign Gods, Inc., tells the story of Ike, a New York-based Nigerian cab driver who sets out to steal the statue of an ancient war deity from his home village and sell it to a New York gallery. As Ike travels back to Nigeria to steal the statue, he must deal with old friends, family, and a mounting conflict between those in the village who worship the deity, and those who practice Christianity. 

 The Death Class by Erika Hayashi (Jan 14th, 2014) - Why does a college course on death have a three-year waiting list?  When nurse Norma Bowe decided to teach a course on death at a college in New Jersey, she never expected it to be popular. But year after year students crowd into her classroom, and the reason is clear: Norma’s “death class” is really about how to make the most of what poet Mary Oliver famously called our “one wild and precious life.” By following her over four years, award-winning journalist Erika Hayasaki shows how Norma steers four extraordinary students from their tormented families and neighborhoods toward happiness: she rescues one young woman from her suicidal mother, helps a young man manage his schizophrenic brother, and inspires another to leave his gang life behind. Through this unorthodox class on death, Norma helps kids who are barely hanging on to understand not only the value of their own lives, but also the secret of fulfillment: to throw yourself into helping others.

 Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of American Maroons by Sylviane A. Diouf (Jan 17th, 2014) - Over more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery to make the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places; they buried themselves underground or built comfortable settlements. Known as maroons, they lived on their own or set up communities in swamps or other areas where they were not likely to be discovered. To survive, the American maroons reinvented themselves, defied slave society, enforced their own definition of freedom and dared create their own alternative to what the country had delineated as being black men and women’s proper place. Audacious, self-confident, autonomous, sometimes self-sufficient, always self-governing; their very existence was a repudiation of the basic tenets of slavery. (Nonfiction)

Boy in the Twilight: Hidden Stories of China by Yu Hua (Jan 21st, 2014) -  From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: thirteen audacious stories that resonate with the beauty, grittiness, and exquisite irony of everyday life in China.

 The Secret of Magic by Deborah Johnson (Jan 21st, 2014) - In 1946, a young female attorney from New York City attempts the impossible: attaining justice for a black man in the Deep South. Regina Robichard works for Thurgood Marshall, who receives an unusual letter asking the NAACP to investigate the murder of a returning black war hero. It is signed by M. P. Calhoun, the most reclusive author in the country. As a child, Regina was captivated by Calhoun’s The Secret of Magic, a novel in which white and black children played together in a magical forest. Once down in Mississippi, Regina finds that nothing in the South is as it seems. She must navigate the muddy waters of racism, relationships, and her own tragic past.

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Babies and Unicorns

A/N: Hey fam!! Here’s a new story before we all go bananas with tonight’s episode! Anyway, I’m gonna start a Shepherd-Hunt family universe so in this story you get to meet the youngest baby(?)

Honestly I don’t think this is as good as I wanted it to be but I was too eager to write it  😂😂

PS: Sorry for any mistakes! Likes, reblogs and messages are very much appreciated! Hope you enjoy this!😊

Owen Hunt always dreamed of being a father. Throughout his life there were some moments where he thought ‘This is it, it’s gonna happen!’ but life always proved to have different plans. After Cristina left Owen had seriously lost hope of ever having the life he dreamed. No wife, no kids, no nice house in a good school district…

But then a petite brunette came into his life and restored all hope. Yes, life with Amelia Shepherd was never easy. She talked a lot, she was incredibly insecure about certain aspects of her life, but she loved with all her heart and never ever came so easily to Owen as loving her did.  The fact she had the same life goals as he did was an incredible plus. Besides, she was drop dead gorgeous!

So when the couple found out they were expecting a baby they were over the moon. Immediately they started picturing what their lives would be like with this huge shift. As the months went by they did regular check-ups with Arizona to make sure everything was going according to plan, given Amelia’s last pregnancy.

On the 15 week check-up Arizona assured them once again the baby was growing as expected, brain and everything. They found out they were having a boy. Owen was overjoyed. Amelia was assaulted with a not so distant memory of Addison telling her she was having a baby boy… That night Owen tried to talk to his wife to make sure she was enjoying this time of their lives as much as he was, and she assured him she was.

However, on the 25 week check-up they were met with a surprise.

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Daytona-

- The Lands are such a nice healthy family. None of the drama going on at home  like we have.  It’s refreshing.  Mary is such a good girl.

- I wasn’t one bit surprised to see Sandy pregnant when I came home. I’ll have to make sure and ask Hamilton if the days line up right.  That is the one thing I can’t exactly keep track of myself.  Though if I did it would be for his own good. He’s far too trusting.

- I want to be happy about another grandchild, but….  It’s just one more thing keeping him tied to that…. that…. hussy.

- Oh this is a nice restaurant. Beulah sure knows her restaurants. I’m not sure what I’ll have. I’ll just ask the server.  Everything sounds good.  I’m starving. I haven’t eaten since lunch.

sameeeeeen  asked:

Prompt: I really loved that fic with Adrian. Could you write a fic of Maggie and Alex having him over for dinner or something?

I FUCKING LOVE HOW POPULAR ADRIAN IS. HE MEANS SO MUCH TO ME, AND I’M GLAD HE MEANS A LOT TO YOU ALL TOO IT MAKES ME SO FUCKING HAPPY SHOULD WE GIVE ADRIAN HIS OWN SPINOFF SERIES YES YES YES.

Original Adrian fic here – http://archiveofourown.org/works/9122290/chapters/21448577

They’ve had people over for dinner before – Maggie’s work partner, M’gann, a defense attorney Maggie had worked a few cases with, and of course the Superfriends – but Maggie has never fussed like this before.

And Alex is beaming, because of all the people Maggie could fuss over coming to her apartment, it’s a teenage boy that sends her into a cleaning spree, that makes her wring her hands together and run through the menu four times and change even more than that.

“I’m one of the only gay adults he’s got in his life, and certainly the closest, and I just want him to get a good impression of what a happy, healthy queer family, home, looks like,” she explains off-handedly when she notices Alex’s bemused expression, and she’s so frenzied that she doesn’t notice the casual words rolling off her tongue, the casual way she’d called it their home, that she’d called them happy, healthy.

A family.

She’s so frenzied she doesn’t notice the way Alex freezes, the way Alex gasps softly, the way Alex melts. The way Alex wants to get down on one knee right then and there and propose, because Maggie is the one, the one, the one.

But all that will wait – and Alex smiles, because they have time, because Maggie is right: this is home, this is family – because there’s a musical knock on the door, and Maggie jumps up, and Maggie smooths down her flannel and checks that her fly is zipped and leans up on her tip toes to give Alex a quick kiss to the lips with a beaming smile, an excited smile, a smile full of love, a smile full of life. A smile full of all the reasons Alex loves her, is in love with her.

Maggie pads over to the door eagerly, and pulls it open without even checking who it is, because no one else would knock in that musical pattern. No one else but her little boy.

“My favorite college kid!” Maggie exclaims as she throws open the door and her arms.

“My favorite detective!” Adrian responds, pulling Maggie into a one-armed bear hug, rocking back and forth slightly as he holds her, as they laugh just at their closeness, just at finally seeing each other again after Adrian’s first four months away at school in Central City.

Alex watches them and Alex beams. Adrian catches her eye over Maggie’s shoulder and Alex didn’t think it was possible, but his smile broadens.

“Agent Danvers!” he nearly squeals, and Maggie laughs and pulls back to let him in the apartment.

Alex steps forward and opens her arms to the boy. “It’s Alex to you, kiddo,” she tells him, and he laughs as he hugs her.

He steps back and turns so he’s facing both women, and extends a bouquet of cream-colored roses toward Alex and a bouquet of dark pink roses to Maggie.

Adrian, thank you,” Maggie breathes, and draws him into another hard hug.

“First time I’ve got roses from a man that I actually appreciate,” Alex teases, and Adrian doubles over in laughter and Maggie leans up to kiss Alex on the mouth.

“Ohhh, you two are so precious.”

Maggie winks at him and Alex blushes, and Maggie nods Adrian into the kitchen to put both bouquets into water.

“So tell me everything, the texts and calls aren’t enough,” Maggie tells him, while Adrian sticks his fingers into the salad bowl to pick out some croutons and pop them into his mouth with a moan of appreciation.

Alex chuckles and follows suit, and Maggie huffs laughingly. “Adrian’s got an excuse, Danvers, he hasn’t had my homemade croutons in months, but you? You’re a bad influence on my woman, kid,” she nudges him, and Adrian snorts as Alex pffts and steals another crouton.

“Glad to help out,” he winks at Alex, and starts carrying the salad bowl to the table without being asked.

“So. Tell me all the things!” Maggie demands again, and Adrian bounces on the balls of his feet.

“I don’t even know, Maggie. College is so different. Central City is so different. But I like it. There’s this queer club at school, I told you, but it’s…” He glances at Alex apologetically.

“Super white?” she supplies, and he laughs with relief.

“Yeah. And super cis. A couple of the other brown trans kids and me – there’s more than just me, which I totally didn’t expect, you know? – we’re thinking of starting our own thing, you know, make sure the school gets us the resources we need, too.”

Maggie beams as she spoons salad onto his plate, doling him out extra croutons, doling him out extra tomatoes. He beams back, because she remembers what he likes best.

“I’m trying to figure out if the school’s insurance stuff can cover at least some of my top surgery, too, and if it doesn’t, the others said they’ll help me raise money for it.”

“If you need me to scan through any of the bureaucracy stuff for you, you know I got you,” Maggie tells him, and he raises his glass at Alex.

“You ever met anyone more helpful?” he asks, and she holds Maggie’s hand across the table.

“Haven’t been that lucky, no.”

“Yeah, me too. But…” Adrian squirms with a mischievous grin, and Maggie smacks his shoulder lightly.

Spill!”

“There’s um…. there’s this girl…”

Alex laughs and Maggie whoops.

“Start of every good story!”

“I can’t tell if she likes me, though! I don’t know what to do, she’s just so…”

“Pretty?” Alex guesses.

“Good in bed?” Maggie teases.

Perfect,” Adrian sighs as he hits out gently at Maggie, and Alex and Maggie exchange a warm glance.

“Yeah, that’s what I keep saying about this one,” Maggie says, and Adrian laughs.

“You know, Agent – uh, Alex – I’ve watched Maggie go through a bunch of girls – “

“Watch it there, kid.”

“I got you, Mags. I’ve never seen her gaga over anyone like this, though. I mean look at her, she’s all domestic and beamy!”

“Beamy?”

“Hey listen, they can’t teach me all the fancy words in just one term!”

The three laugh, and while they do, Adrian watches Alex, watches Maggie. Watches the way they meet eyes while they catch their breath, watch the way Maggie always makes sure Alex’s glass is full of water, the way Alex makes sure Maggie isn’t forgetting to eat in her excitement.

Watches the way they love each other.

Maggie’s told him stories – stories of Blue Springs, stories of being brown and queer in a white and straight world that he feels, feels so deeply, because he’s much darker than Maggie, because he started transitioning before he had support, before he had insurance – and he knows how far-fetched a dream this must have been for her, growing up with constant black eyes and scars on her arms, growing up without any lunch money and without any community.

But here she sits, right in front of him, across from a beautiful woman who looks at her like she’s staring at a piece of magnificent art, in a beautiful apartment with a beautiful meal she made just for him and just for the woman she loves, the woman she’s told him she wants to propose to.

He knows how far Maggie’s come, and he knows, he knows – because of her, because of her, because of this – that he can go just as far, too.

He knows, and his face is barely broad enough for his smile.