the high tech home

Here is the first WIP of the Modern Male Witch Home Office!

The theme is high tech shizzle, with lots of neon colors (mostly blue and pink). Am I still missing things? I found it very hard to think of what to put in there. Just think of this as the ultimate cozy PC gaming hub! What would you want to have in there?

Suggestions about what to leave out, what to add, what to animate etc. are all welcome! <3

Love me like you do (Part 3)-Balem series

A/N: As promised, here is the next installment. ❤️ Feedback always welcomed! I’m not sure how long this will be….it came out to be six parts, but now I wanna extend it and make Balem suffer for some ass lmao

MASTER LIST


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It took a moment for Mr. Night to leave, and you watched him carefully until the large doors closed. With the softest of footsteps you creeped over to the door, placing your ear to it. There was nothing but silence on the other side, and ignoring the voice nagging you to stay put, you tugged on the handles, furrowing your brow when they didn’t budge.

“No, no, no! Ugh! Come on!”

You kicked the doors in annoyance, running a hand through your hair as you whined loudly. There didn’t seem to be an escape route anywhere near you, and as you glanced around the room you felt your stress levels increase. No matter where you looked, nothing around you appeared to be familiar. The bed was large, gold and black sheets tucked neatly around it, and large silk curtains hung from the bed posts. A far cry from your simple twin bed back in your apartment, not to mention the large bath at the edge of the chambers, marbled, and of course lined with gold. It was almost too perfect in your opinion, and if you had to venture a guess, this room belonged to the only man who seemed worthy of it.


“Every woman’s dream bed.”

You muttered, running your fingers over the many pillows that laid against the headboard. You had to wonder how oddly that man slept in order to need so many pillows. Or was it meant for decoration? Either way, it seemed excessive, though you couldn’t deny how comfortable it looked. With a sigh, you turned towards the windows, at least you guessed that’s what they were. Long black curtains hung over the far side of the room, blocking one long wall, and you curiously walked over to them. You pulled the curtain back, eyes widening at the view before you.


“Dear god…”


There stood towers along the horizon, dark, smoky, and ominous as they clashed with the dusty orange color of the sky. Bright lights aligned the tips of them, some red, others yellow, and if you squinted you could make out a few people running along the ramps, and bridges. It looked like the oil refineries back on earth, and if you didn’t just witness the many odd creatures, and high tech weapons, you’d actually think you were back home.

“Where am I?”

You bit down on your lip in thought, worrying it between your teeth as you tried not to lose your mind. Crazy at seemed, the only realistic option was that this was an entirely different planet, and you were just kidnapped by some space overlord. You supposed, as far as fairy tales went, this could’ve gone a lot worse.

“Beautiful, isn’t it?”

With a start, you jumped back, hitting the large windows along the wall as your eyes met those of the man who had incapacitated you earlier. He was standing just before you, hands clasped together in front of him, looking as confident as ever. Green eyes trailed over your form, as if he was studying your every feature and logging it in his mind.

“W-Where did you…?”

You held a hand over your heart, clutching at it as if that would settle the rapid beat. It was almost unsettling how quiet he was, and you had to wonder how he even managed to sneak up on you. You didn’t recall the sound of doors opening or footsteps.

He scoffed, lips curling up into a smirk as he edged closer to you. With every inch of distance he closed, you stepped further back, trying to sink into the window like that would save you from his menacing presence. With a swift glance over your body, he moved his gaze to the outside view, a proud expression on his face.

“Jupiter.”

“What?”

His chest was mere centimeters from your own, and you were far too flustered by the proximity to process his words.

“Is that not what you earthlings call it?”

He seemed unimpressed with your silence, and he looked you over with a glint of annoyance in his eyes. For some reason, that alone was enough for you to find some courage and respond to him.

“You mean to tell me I’m on another planet….?”

You look back outside, an overwhelming feeling taking over as your gaze roamed along the refinery. How was any of this even possible? A day ago you were leaving your simple part time job at a coffee shop, and you wake up on Jupiter. How exactly does one explain that?

“That can’t be-”

“Have you lived your life believing your own kind to be all that exists?”

Balem leaned down, whispering softly as you trembled before him.

“It is better to accept this, than to pretend it isn’t true.”

He moved away from you, giving you a disgusted look before turning quickly on his heel. His cape created a soft breeze as he walked away, and you stood against the corner, gripping the glass as best you could in your moment of panic.

“Change your clothes, the ones you have on are hideous.”

You looked after him, scowling deeply at his insult.

“I-”

“Now.”

His tone was even, finished, and before you could argue back you saw him lift a steady hand and click something behind his ear before he seemed to teleport away in a mass of blue and gray.

He left you there, even more confused than before. As if he simply told you the time of day and expected you to be okay with it. You walked towards the bed, touching the soft material of the outfit left behind for you. You weren’t sure what game this Balem, at least that’s what others seem to be calling him, was playing with you. However, you weren’t too keen on being part of whatever it was. He appeared to be far more intrigued by you than expected, and judging by the lizard creature from the dungeons that captured you, being able to keep your life seemed to be a rarity around a man like him.


You picked up the dress, raising an eyebrow in disapproval at it. It was long, black of course, and the bottom half was a coarse, transparent material that allowed anyone to see the bodysuit and your legs underneath. The top, though ornate, was far too revealing for your tastes, and the long sleeves were made up of designs of leaves and flowers. It was beautiful, that wasn’t debatable, but this was not something you were even close to use to wearing. The V neck didn’t leave much to the imagination, you had to guess, but after seeing the outfits he wore these people seemed to value their fashion far more than their hospitality.

“Definitely not.” You dropped the dress back on the bed, scoffing at it. You are quite content with your sweater and leggings at this point, and you had no interest in extending your stay here. Moreover, did he truly expect you to flaunt about in a revealing outfit? Not to mention it might be for his own sick pleasure.

“Oh my god, am I sex slave?”

You slapped your cheeks with your hands, pursing your lips in deep thought. He could’ve certainly taken advantage already if he truly wanted to. He was far stronger than you, and even possessed abilities beyond the scope of normal. So, if he intended to have you, he was certainly taking his time. You guessed that was at least a decent thing he could do.

The doors opened just then, and you looked up to see two women, clad in very loud outfits of you said so yourself, coming towards you.

“Um…”

“Lord Balem has asked that we make sure you clean yourself up.”

“Clean myself up? That jerk…”

You whispered the last part, not wanting anyone getting the word out that you had just insulted their king, or emperor, whatever he was to them.

“That’s not necessary.”

You tried waving them off, but they simply looked at one another with smiles before continuing their pace towards you. You quickly rose from the bed, debating whether running off was a good idea, but they instantly grabbed the dress and with some odd device waved it over you. You gasped when the leggings and sweater disappeared, leaving you naked before these two women like it was nothing.

You moved to cover yourself, but with another movement of the device the black dress was now so elegantly clung around your body.

“Perfection.”

One of the girls bowed to you, smiling and softly clapping her hands together as the other one nodded.

“Lord Balem will be pleased.”

“What is wrong with you-”

Before you could get your insults and annoyances out, they turned gracefully around and headed back outside, leaving you there tugging on the dress and attempting to get out of it.

You looked up to see them bowing to someone, and with your hands clutching the upper half of the outfit, you saw Balem enter the room again, this time screaming his head off at that mousey looking man.

“I did not ask for your opinion, Mr.Night! I-”

Balem’s gaze fell upon you, hiding behind one of his bed posts with a blush on your face. It was obvious you weren’t comfortable being so ‘on display’ for people, but as he turned more towards you, he could see the dress perfectly from his point of view.

The V neck dipped beautifully over your chest, revealing just enough to gain his complete attention, and the bottom revealed your long legs to his wandering eyes. It was a sight he wouldn’t soon forget, and with a single movement he pushed the clipboard into Mr.Night’s hands roughly, his dark, silky voice echoing in the room.

“Leave us.”

“Yes, my Lord.”

Without hesitation, probably from being scolded earlier, Mr.Night scurried out of the chambers, giving his Lord one last nervous glance before shutting the doors, and bowing.


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Thoughts?!

Originally posted by prettynerdieworks

Male MC: Mystic Messenger; Causal Route: Prologue

 This is the regular MM story but with a male MC!! Whoohoo let the romance commence! 

List | Mobile List | Next Hour {7am and 8am}


Zack  shoved his hands in his pockets as he waited for the new app to download. He stared at the screen as he sat in the warm coffee shop sipping an iced coffee as the world outside him turned into a dull grey. Autumn was coming—his favorite time of year— and the outside world was becoming a dark place, well in the sense that the sun was covered. The download completed. “RFA Chatroom” is what it was called. He didn’t know how exactly he found it but it intrigued him nonetheless.

“YO YOU GUYS! HERE’S THE TING! YA!!!” is what the description said. No ratings, no reviews, around six downloads. It was dangerous to download weird apps but his virus and malware protector on his phone said it was clean. Things had been rather lonely ever since Zack moved to this country. He wasn’t exactly a friendly happy-go-lucky kind of man so making new friends was rather hard. The biggest thing contributing to his loneliness was his unhappiness. He hadn’t felt someone need him. Parts of him were wondering why he was even here.

So maybe just faking happiness in some random chatroom would be good for him. He opened the app feeling a bit panicked as the app loaded. Setting up his account he named himself Akane. Yeah why not screw it. He’d fake happiness and pretend to be someone else.  For a moment his screen fritz but then…

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These are new renders posted at the page of MKX on Amazon. Among them you can see two new ones: Mileena and Johnny Cage, which pretty much cofirms them to be in the game.

There is also their bios and if for the older characters there is written what we already know, new characters bios are interesting to read:

Mileena
Perceiving a lack of loyalty in his adopted daughter, Kitana, Shao Kahn ordered Shang Tsung to create a replacement, a daughter worthy to be his heir. Shang Tsung fulfilled Shao Kahn’s order by fusing Tarkatan DNA with Kitana’s. The resulting hybrid Mileena is as bloodthirsty and vicious as a Tarkatan, but possesses the martial artistry and poise of an Edenian.

Johnny Cage
Hollywood action hero Johnny Cage entered his first Mortal Kombat tournament for the publicity. Raiden observed that the arrogant, loquacious Cage, was ‘a hero. .. though he may not yet know it.’ Raiden was correct, of course: Johnny’s martial arts skills were not special effects–and were pivotal in EarthRealm’s victory.

Cassie Cage
The daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, has a lot to live up to. Her parents were among the few kombatants to survive the wars against Outworld and NetherRealm, and were instrumental to EarthRealm’s victories. Cassie is as strong-willed–and occasionally hotheaded–as her mother; and as quick-witted as her beloved dad, which makes her popular within her Special Forces unit.

D'Vorah
Is of a race called the Kytinn, which populates the island realm of Arnyek. The solitary nature of the Kytinn meant a common defense of their realm was impossible; thus it was conquered and merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. D'Vorah’s loyalty and insightfulness, unusual traits for a Kytinn, led to her quick political rise.

Ferra/Torr
The dual being known as Ferra/Torr is mysterious even to their closest allies. It’s rumored that Torr and Ferra were Outworld citizens, captured and permanently tethered to each other by the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung in the bowels of his Flesh Pits. They’re more likely members of a forgotten symbiotic race, in which the 'rider’ bonds with a 'mount.’ The rider, Ferra, serves as the de facto brains of the duo, while the hulking Torr is the muscle. It’s possible they communicate with each other telepathically, or that Ferra can actually understand Torr’s booming grunts. Found roaming the Tarkatan Wastes by Kotal Kahn’s troops, Ferra/Torr were pressed into service as the emperor’s personal bodyguards.

Kano
Kano is a member of the Black Dragon, a group of international arms dealers. Sonya, Jax and the Special Forces have been trying to shut them down for decades. Though he’s from EarthRealm (Australia), Kano usually sides with his home realm’s enemies. In the past he provided high tech weapons both to Shao Kahn’s Outworld armies and Shinnok and Quan Chi of the NetherRealm. After Shinnok’s defeat Kano returned to Outworld, keeping a low profile but making a tidy profit running guns from Earth to Outworld.

Kotal Khan
Kotal Khan was a young boy in the warrior realm of Osh-Tekk when it was merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. He grew up admiring the Outworld emperor. But Kotal kept hidden from Shao Kahn a secret Osh-Tekk portal to EarthRealm. Kotal’s 'magical’ appearances and demonstrations of great power in EarthRealm led its inhabitants to declare him a god, whom they called Buluc. After Shao Kahn was killed in the war with EarthRealm, Kotal served Shao Kahn’s heir Mileena. But her instability eventually led Kotal to overthrow her and assume the emperorship.

Raiden
Raiden is the God of Thunder and the Protector of EarthRealm. Millennia ago he and the Elder Gods defeated Shinnok, who sought dominion over the realms. More recently, Raiden thwarted Outworld’s attempts to conquer and merge with EarthRealm. However victory came at great cost. Many of Raiden’s closest allies were killed in the battle. Raiden’s strength was further tested when an escaped Shinnok’s NetherRealm armies attacked an EarthRealm weakened by war. Ultimately Raiden imprisoned Shinnok again–this time in Shinnok’s own Amulet.

Scorpion
Hanzo Hasashi was a member of the Shirai-Ryu assassin clan until they and his family were killed by Sub-Zero of the rival Lin Kuei clan. Hanzo’s soul was claimed by the NetherRealm sorcerer Quan Chi, who resurrected him as the revenant Scorpion and gave him the chance to avenge his family’s deaths.

Sub-Zero
Kuai Liang and his older brother Bi-Han served the Lin Kuei assassin clan faithfully until the first Mortal Kombat tournament. There Bi-Han, code-named Sub-Zero, was killed by the demon Scorpion. Kuai Liang assumed the Sub-Zero mantle and went to Outworld to find his brother’s killer.

Tired: Sebastian Stan imagine

Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

You smiled as another crash of thunder sounded from outside. New York city was your home, you loved it. You had your own condo, with a great view of the skyline. You went to NYU, getting a masters. Now you stayed at home working for some high tech billion dollar net worth company.You sat on your window seat clutching a book. The thunderstorm set a wave of comfort over you.

“(Y/n)!” A deep voiced call through your place making you roll your eyes. Within seconds Sebastian found you. He easily moved your legs before sitting down and letting you place your legs back over his.

Sebastian Stan has been your best friend even if he was a few years older. You met him as a confused freshman at university. He was a huge flirt but you quickly brushed off his flirting. You were too focused on your studies to be involved with anyone. But yet Sebastian never left you alone, and lone behold, the friendship between you two grew strong.

“How was your date with Margarita?” you asked not looking away from your book. Sebastian has been with her for a long while now. 

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yuriprinxe  asked:

Is there an actual history behind the war on Raven and Strade's planet, or did you just throw something together for Raven's backstory?

You know… if you took out the ‘actual’ and the second half of this question, it would sound a lot less accusatory and still get the same idea across…

Anyway, answer under the ‘keep reading’, because it’s long. [ and boring tbh, it’s fantasy history after all… ]

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She figured it was a high-tech computer by the home page that she was looking at. It was blue and had a trash bin in the far-right corner. That much was the same. She laughed to herself. It was a pretty useful feature so she was amused that it was maintained even in the future. Athena didn’t know how to work this computer though and was about to prod through the interface when another voice began to speak. “Welcome. Would you like to play a game, browse eligible bachelors online, search for people or do something else?”



“I’ll search for people,” Athena replied. She wanted to search for Emit. He was a Time Keeper which made sense. But after that, all information she found stopped making sense to her. The more intricate details of his existence were jumbled in jargon she had never seen used before.


She then typed in Basil Namcer. He was handsome and didn’t look like someone who invented things at all. All she had found out was that he was the student of some guy named Ethan Nair, centuries after Athena was born. “Lucky,” She mumbled. “I wish I invented plumbots.”


Then, her attention caught on to something else. What was she known for? She typed in Athena Gray and no results were returned. Then, she typed in the surname Gray which gave her a single result. “Megan Gray.” Clicking that brought her to a social media page. A futuristic version of SimBook probably. This Megan girl was friends with a few other Grays. With some investigating, Athena found that they were all staying together. “I love future technology. Finding their address was so easy!” Athena thought to herself. She was looking for a phone number when she was interrupted.


“I see you’re ready to go,” Emit said from behind her.


“I just found out I may have some family here! I can’t leave just yet!” Athena exclaimed. The thought of meeting her descendants exhilarated her.

At home, Binh Chanh District, suburb HCMC, Vietnam

Got my speaker today finally. 

As the people happened to be around me who I have the pleasure and as well the pain to annoy their course of baring with me, forced to know that I love music and how it’s the only saviour my whole life. From now on it’s going to be distinctive irritations. For sure it can’t top Apple’s HomePod (except for maybe the funny name) but for now I am good with my new and only lover. Can’t wait to take him to up coming travels and blissful solitude…

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Mortal Kombat X ~ Johnny Cage/Mileena renders and Character bios

Johnny Cage - Hollywood action hero Johnny Cage entered his first Mortal Kombat tournament for the publicity. Raiden observed that the arrogant, loquacious Cage, was ‘a hero. .. though he may not yet know it.’ Raiden was correct, of course: Johnny’s martial arts skills were not special effects–and were pivotal in EarthRealm’s victory.

Mileena - Perceiving a lack of loyalty in his adopted daughter, Kitana, Shao Kahn ordered Shang Tsung to create a replacement, a daughter worthy to be his heir. Shang Tsung fulfilled Shao Kahn’s order by fusing Tarkatan DNA with Kitana’s. The resulting hybrid Mileena is as bloodthirsty and vicious as a Tarkatan, but possesses the martial artistry and poise of an Edenian.

Cassie Cage - The daughter of Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, has a lot to live up to. Her parents were among the few kombatants to survive the wars against Outworld and NetherRealm, and were instrumental to EarthRealm’s victories. Cassie is as strong-willed–and occasionally hotheaded–as her mother; and as quick-witted as her beloved dad, which makes her popular within her Special Forces unit.

D'Vorah - Is of a race called the Kytinn, which populates the island realm of Arnyek. The solitary nature of the Kytinn meant a common defense of their realm was impossible; thus it was conquered and merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. D'Vorah’s loyalty and insightfulness, unusual traits for a Kytinn, led to her quick political rise.

Ferra/Torr - The dual being known as Ferra/Torr is mysterious even to their closest allies. It’s rumored that Torr and Ferra were Outworld citizens, captured and permanently tethered to each other by the evil sorcerer Shang Tsung in the bowels of his Flesh Pits. They’re more likely members of a forgotten symbiotic race, in which the 'rider’ bonds with a 'mount.’ The rider, Ferra, serves as the de facto brains of the duo, while the hulking Torr is the muscle. It’s possible they communicate with each other telepathically, or that Ferra can actually understand Torr’s booming grunts. Found roaming the Tarkatan Wastes by Kotal Kahn’s troops, Ferra/Torr were pressed into service as the emperor’s personal bodyguards.

Kotal Khan - Kotal Khan was a young boy in the warrior realm of Osh-Tekk when it was merged with Outworld by Shao Kahn. He grew up admiring the Outworld emperor. But Kotal kept hidden from Shao Kahn a secret Osh-Tekk portal to EarthRealm. Kotal’s 'magical’ appearances and demonstrations of great power in EarthRealm led its inhabitants to declare him a god, whom they called Buluc. After Shao Kahn was killed in the war with EarthRealm, Kotal served Shao Kahn’s heir Mileena. But her instability eventually led Kotal to overthrow her and assume the emperorship.

Kano - Kano is a member of the Black Dragon, a group of international arms dealers. Sonya, Jax and the Special Forces have been trying to shut them down for decades. Though he’s from EarthRealm (Australia), Kano usually sides with his home realm’s enemies. In the past he provided high tech weapons both to Shao Kahn’s Outworld armies and Shinnok and Quan Chi of the NetherRealm. After Shinnok’s defeat Kano returned to Outworld, keeping a low profile but making a tidy profit running guns from Earth to Outworld.

Raiden - Raiden is the God of Thunder and the Protector of EarthRealm. Millennia ago he and the Elder Gods defeated Shinnok, who sought dominion over the realms. More recently, Raiden thwarted Outworld’s attempts to conquer and merge with EarthRealm. However victory came at great cost. Many of Raiden’s closest allies were killed in the battle. Raiden’s strength was further tested when an escaped Shinnok’s NetherRealm armies attacked an EarthRealm weakened by war. Ultimately Raiden imprisoned Shinnok again–this time in Shinnok’s own Amulet.

Scorpion - Hanzo Hasashi was a member of the Shirai-Ryu assassin clan until they and his family were killed by Sub-Zero of the rival Lin Kuei clan. Hanzo’s soul was claimed by the NetherRealm sorcerer Quan Chi, who resurrected him as the revenant Scorpion and gave him the chance to avenge his family’s deaths.

Sub-Zero - Kuai Liang and his older brother Bi-Han served the Lin Kuei assassin clan faithfully until the first Mortal Kombat tournament. There Bi-Han, code-named Sub-Zero, was killed by the demon Scorpion. Kuai Liang assumed the Sub-Zero mantle and went to Outworld to find his brother’s killer.

In your dreams...

One-Shot

Summary: AU set 200 years in the future where things like flying cars and robots are the norm. Dan and Phil are flatmates and best friends. One day, while Dan’s out at work, Phil sees a light in Dan’s room. Upon investigation, he sees something which changes the way he feels about Dan, and will change their relationship forever.

Warnings: swearing, mild smut

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The smart home is becoming a reality

In 1999, when the Disney Channel original movie Smart House imagined what a fully automated, high-tech home might look like, the idea of an intelligent nervous system that managed your daily routine, arranged your wardrobe and made smoothies was far-off science fiction. In 2015, connected devices are making the smart home a reality.

In collaboration with @tagheuer

Taurus Home

The typical Taurus home will be a sensual delight. In Taurus’ home you’ll find aquariums, plants, comfortable places to sit, and candles. And it will smell great. You won’t necessarily find many high-tech items in the Taurus home, except perhaps in the kitchen. What you will find is high-quality, functional, and comfortable furniture and furnishings. Taurus generally surrounds themselves with earthy and organic things, and they are usually quite attached to all that they own.

(Looking for another sign’s home?)

the signs as homes⭐️
  • Aries: a low maintenance, spacious apartment with vibrant colored walls, space for ideas and mess to take over, and a balcony that overlooks the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps
  • Taurus: a big, elegant, peaceful penthouse with silk fabrics, a warm fireplace, plush furniture and carpet, a home surrounded by wildlife yet a small distance from food, shopping and socializing
  • Gemini: a modern condo with kitchen and living room space for entertaining, many bookshelves and electronics, sleek furniture, inside a city with many events, where people go to live the fast life
  • Cancer: a comfortable, cozy, warm home with many windows and bedrooms, numerous pictures and memories hung up next to beautiful decor, in a peaceful, secure suburban neighborhood
  • Leo: a dramatic, mansion esque home with luxurious items placed in a way that people are bound to notice them, an extravagant and awe inspiring living space in a big city with big opportunities
  • Virgo: a neat, refreshing, mesmerizing single story with a practical use for every space, a big kitchen and office with an old timey feel of unique beauty, in a quiet town with deep, rich history
  • Libra: a cool, unique yet simple townhouse that has pleasing colors and art, beauty, character, and elegance all playing off of each other in the same space, in a small yet busy business town
  • Scorpio: a bold, intense home, modern touches and a mysterious aura, yet a bedroom that soothes after a long day, a brash and gentle flair in one space, in the secluded area of a bustling new town
  • Sagittarius: a fun open floored home with lots of air and space, lots of windows and light, many books and collectibles and CD's and a home that screams freedom, in the rolling, green hills
  • Capricorn: an earthy, classical home with antiques and warm tones, yet many high tech appliances for practical use, a beautiful home with conservative roots located in a quiet town of hard workers
  • Aquarius: a quaint home with striking, unique DIY elements and abstract art adoring the walls, with high end appliances yet a feel of childlike innocence, located in a stylish, fashion forward city
  • Pisces: a flowing, imaginative, light and bright home that is low effort and serene, with many sentimental decorations and delicate furniture, this home would be near the ocean tides
  • (can apply to Moon signs)
what if.... HGTV AU?

Root is a high end high tech designer (think Candace Olsen).
She is gorgeous and flirty.
Her accent makes people melt.
She takes beat up, low tech homes, and makes them sexy lovely high tech and wonderful.
While cameras follow her around (of course).
Shaw is a contractor. A wicked good one. She doesn’t talk much, is a genius at math, and has finished like 70% of her jobs on budget and on time (which, um, MIRACLE).
Shaw has no friends besides her therapy dog, Bear. He stays on site with her. She tells him all her secrets (when they’re alone).
Shaw doesn’t think much of Root, has seen her show a few times, thinks she’s too bubbly and most likely a fluff-monger who probably inflates all her prices and uses WAY WAY WAY too many throw pillows, water features, and recessed lighting. Like come on. Water features aren’t even practical.
Then Root gets asked (by the Ellen show!!) to makeover a house for war hero John Reese and his agoraphobic “friend/roommate/bunkbuddy,” Harold. No, no last name.. Just Harold.
Root is super into it.
But guess who gets hired to be her contractor.
Yep.
Sameen, black tanks and ratty cargo pants, Shaw.
Shaw doesn’t have much to say to Root.
Takes all the measurements of the property, gives Root an estimate.
Root frowns, “are you jacking your prices because you know this is going to be televised?”
Shaw glares. Fuck this woman. She silently shows Root her faded Marines tattoo, it should be answer enough.
“Oh,” Root murmurs, “ok.”
She bends her head over the spreadsheet, bites her lip, doesn’t even reach for a pencil.
Nineteen seconds later she looks up, straight into Shaw’s eyes.
“Oh, I see what you did here…” and Root finds a calculation error. An error that Shaw, who has a bachelors in physics from BC, missed.
Oh that does NOT endear her to Shaw.
You know what else doesn’t endear her? When she shows up in jeans and boots and cutesy plaid shirt to help with demo day.
Ok maybe Shaw gets some respect for her.
And maybe while they’re arguing about numbers and installations and such, their faces tend to get awwwwwfully close.
And maybe one night Shaw is working in her trailer and Root shows up with beers and pizza.
“Psh, you probably don’t even drink beer,” Shaw says instead of thanks,
But Root brought her favourite beer!
She takes one and drinks half of it, staring Shaw down while her throat bobs and her bottle slowly empties.
Shaw is transfixed.
They rock the trailer that night.
“Nailed it!” Root says the next morning, waving Shaw’s electric nail gun haphazardly.
“Oh be quiet.”
Root grins.
She shows up to the site to help with painting…. wearing Shaw’s signature paint-splattered tank.
The camera crew totally notices,
So does the audience.
The next season, they have a show together, where they flirt and bitch at each other while fixing people’s houses.
Shaw never gets her tank back.
She doesn’t much care.