the loves of the winds and the seasons

anonymous asked:

Omg boatsex? Can you link the leak?

Hey anon! I don’t know if you want everything to be spoiled or not. If you want just boatsex lol, here’s a compilation of the leaks from the finale regarding just Jonerys and what happens then:

EPISODE 7
-He vocally pledges to her in the Dragonpit. This catches everyone off guard, including Dany, who wasn’t expecting him to do that. (Also no-one thinks it was wise, as this really winds up Cersei).
-Dany and Jon go back to Dragonstone to discuss tactics in the war against the undead. After that they sail for the North, and on the journey make love for the first time.
-Jon and Dany have sex for the first time on a boat headed North.
-There will be a lot of flirting throughout season 7, which will culminate in a bonking session just as the Wall comes down.
-It’s Jon (making the moves). He goes to her cabin while they’re sailing north after the Dragonpit meeting. Note: there’s NO dialogue in this sequence as it’s cross cut with Bran and Sam discussing Jon’s past.
-Yes, the whole Dany/Jon story over the season builds to this scene. It’ll feel pretty natural and inevitable when it happens. 

If you want to see all of the leaks about Jonerys, here you go.

And for added flavor, here’s the boatsex smut fic I wrote in January because I am hopeless trash. Join us.

Originally posted by evilbjork

anonymous asked:

i've always shipped both clexa and bellarke. with clexa being a formative and positive relationship for clarke but her getting with bellamy in the end. idk why. i just felt like i needed to share that, as it's a pretty unpopular opinion. so many people i know ship bellarke and only bellarke, while the dynamic nature of love and relationships is so much more interesting.

I absolutely think that Cl/xa was a necessary and important relationship for Clarke to have. It taught her a lot about herself and also the Grounders. I can’t multi-ship (I don’t know how!), but I do agree with your assessment that love and relationships are constantly evolving things as a person matures and that you need a different type of love for every season of your life. Sometimes one person can love you through all those Seasons, but its far more likely that you’ll wind up having several “Great” loves in your life, so I respect and appreciate your interpretation. 

Flora for the Zodiac

The signs as various myths and legends surrounding the origin/creation of certain flowers (not the flowers directly associated with each zodiac sign).


ARIES // Amaryllis (Greek) – A love struck maiden longed for the handsome Alteo, but he was cold to her. In a desperate gesture, she pierced her heart with a golden arrow and walked to visit him every day. On the thirteenth day, beautiful scarlet flowers bloomed along the path from every drop of her blood. Alteo fell in love with her, and her heart was healed.

TAURUS // Rose (Greek) – Chloris, the goddess of flowers, found one of her beautiful nymphs dead in the woods. She cried, and turned body into a flower. She asked her husband Zephyr, the wind, to blow the clouds away so Apollo could shower her in sunlight. Dionysus added nectar for fragrance, and Aphrodite added pure beauty, then named it for her son, Eros, and hailed her the “Queen of Flowers”.

GEMINI // Foxglove (Celtic) – Foxgloves from “Folks Glove”, as in fairy folk. Fairies would hide in the bell blossoms and wear them as petticoats, caps and gloves. If you pluck the foxglove, it angered them and they may play tricks in revenge! Fairies would give the flowers to foxes so they wouldn’t get caught raiding chicken coupes. With the magic gloves on, they could steal eggs without making a sound.

CANCER // Pārijāta (Hindu) – Pārijāta was a princess who fell in love with the sun god, Surya. However, he left her for another. When he deserted her, the princess became hopeless and committed suicide. From her ashes grew a tree. Unable to stand the sight of the lover who broke her heart, the flowers only bloom at night under the eyes of the moon, and she sheds them like tear-drops before the sun rises.

LEO // Sunflower (Greek) – The nymph Clythia was in love with the God of the Sun, Apollo, but he shunned her and courted a princess. Jealous Clythia told the king who, furious at the princess, buried her alive. Saddened, Apollo went back to heavens without a word. She lay on the ground distraught for nine days, watching him, hoping for a single glance. Clythia wasted away and became a flower, whose petals still follow his chariot across the sky each day, waiting for forgiveness.

VIRGO // Aster (Greek) – When the god Jupiter decided to flood the earth to destroy the men constantly at war, the goddess Astraea was so upset she asked to be turned into a star. Her wish was granted, but when the flood waters receded she wept for the loss of lives. As her tears turned to stardust and fell to earth, the beautiful aster flower sprung wherever they landed.

LIBRA // Anemone (Greek) – Chloris, the goddess of flowers, was married to Zephyr, the god of the west wind. Zephyr fell in love with a beautiful nymph that served Chloris named Anemone. Jealous and angry, the goddess banished her to keep them apart, and Anemone died of a broken heart. Zephyr resurrected her as a flower. She withers every winter but returns every spring to greet Zephyr with open petals.

SCORPIO // Peony (Chinese) – Queen Wu was disheartened to see only winter jasmine in her garden. She wrote a poem to the goddess of flowers asking her to make everything bloom that night instead of waiting for spring. The next morning, all flowers flourished except the peony, which refused to bloom out of season. She was offended and banished it. Once gone, it bloomed beautifully. Furious, she ordered it to be burned – however the next year, the burnt peony grew back. With black petals.

SAGITTARIUS // Pa'u-o-Hi'iaka (Hawaiian) – When Hi'iaka, the goddess of island nature, was a baby her older sister, the Volcano goddess Pele, left her on the beach while she went fishing. Due to a storm, Pele was gone for a very long time. When she returned, she found flowering vines had grown over the baby to shield her from the sun. Hi'iaka now wears them as a skirt to protect her on adventures and in the forests.

CAPRICORN // Aconite (Greek) – As one of his twelve labors, the hero Hercules was sent to fetch the three-headed dog Cerberus from the underworld. With the help of Persephone, he was successful. The spittle of the beast dripped upon the rocky earth, and from it sprang the first aconite plant. The purple wolfsbane flowers are elegant, but it’s leaves and roots are deathly poisonous.

AQUARIUS // Iris (Greek) – The goddess Iris would bring messages to the gods across the sky, appearing to mortals as a rainbow. She acted as the link between the heavens and earth, where she left irises of many colors, the three upright petals symbolizing hope, valor, and wisdom. If purple Irises were planted over the graves of women, it would summon the Goddess, who would guide the dead in their journey.

PISCES // Water Lily (Brazilian) – When the moon goddess, Jaci, hid behind the mountains, she’d take beautiful girls with her and turn them into stars. Naiá, a girl who loved the goddess, dreamt of becoming a star, so she roamed the mountains every night. While resting by the lake, she saw the moon’s reflection, dove into the water and drowned. To reward Naiá for her sacrifice, Jaci turned her into a star different from all the others – the star of the waters.

It’s okay to let go, it’s all right to say goodbye. It’s a cruel truth within our lives that like the leaves of a tree, love disappears into the wind easily. How do you survive experiencing the most beautiful love and then suddenly finding it diminished or gone? You learn that love is, like sadness, like joy, seasonal. You learn that the only love that truly lasts in the love you hold in your heart for your family, for the chosen few and you forgive others for forgetting you.

I want you to remember not to assess your worth by how temporary others have been in your life. Even if someone was wonderful, you need to realise that wonderful people have the right to walk out of your life too. In the same way, you have the right to walk away from a wonderful person because you have outgrown them.

Recognising this fact will not just allow you to grow, it will help you breathe freer every single day. Stop assessing your worth by how many people have walked away from you. You have not walked away from yourself yet. And that is what counts most of all.

—  Nikita Gill, Why Saying Goodbye Doesn’t Need to be Sad

One of the reasons Supergirl struggled all season is because they failed to juggle far more plot lines than they could handle. And this all came to a head in the finale, because despite all of these plot lines basically none of them paid off.

Jeremiah Danvers and Cadmus? No payoff there. We haven’t seen him since he fought with Hank Henshaw and the only time anyone seems to remember him is in the face of Lillian Luthor.

Speaking of Lillian Luthor? What about the whole Cadmus story line? Not resolved; she still runs Cadmus and it’ll likely still be a problem. But what about her and Lena? Okay, so they worked together to make the lead thing. But we don’t see them at all beyond this. Lena still doesn’t like her (rightfully so) and Lillian really didn’t cause any problems so nothing really came out of them in this finale.

But what about Lena? Like I said, there really was no payoff with her mother. No payoff with Rhea because they didn’t interact all episode. And her friendship with Kara/Supergirl didn’t really have a payoff either. They barely interact in the episode. You can’t even say that it paid off because she made Supergirl that remote. Because A) That could’ve just as easily been Winn’s doing and B) That seemed to more so come from a place of distrusting her mother.

So what about Winn? He helps, but does he really have his own plot? No. His biggest plot all season was Lyra and even though she got a mention this episode, she has been MIA for several.

Well, what about James? If you think James has had any sort of payoff all season, I could laugh at you. He was almost entirely absent from the finale. He’s barely been present for a plot all season to even have a payoff. The whole Guardian plot? I honestly don’t understand at this point. At the beginning, this was a big thing he really wanted to do. But these last few episodes it seems like they’re almost trying to undo this whole plot.

What about J’onn? Honestly, his story arc this season with M’gann might actually be the only one with a payoff. He’s happy to see her again, and he is not at all put off by the white martians she brings to help.

Cat Grant? Honestly, her return was one of the biggest things carrying these last two episodes. Her return was great and helpful to the plot, but because she has been gone it’s not like we’ve been following an arc of hers all season, waiting to see a payoff with her.

Alex? Alex had almost no impact in the finale. Honestly, had she not been in it nothing would’ve changed. And what about her big arcs this season? Her dad and Cadmus? All we got out of that was her distrust of Lillian Luthor which really didn’t affect anything. And Sanvers? They should have left it at “I hope so”. Sure that would’ve been a little disappointing for shippers but Alex’s proposal takes away from her whole arc this season with Maggie. Alex was really learning to grow into herself through this relationship and now it just feels disjointed with a rushed proposal that really doesn’t even make sense. They just said “I love you” like two episodes ago where not much time has passed.

But the lack of payoff that pisses me off the most has to do with Mon-El and Kara. And this really has nothing to do with shipping.

Do you like Mon-El? Then you should probably be pissed that they gave you so much of him all season only to take him away. Don’t like Mon-El? Even if you’re happy he’s gone, you should still be pissed that they spent so much time on him this season for him to wind up completely gone anyway.

So with him now gone, that begs the question of whether or not the entire Daxam plot had any payoff and the answer is no. With them being off of Earth for good, they won’t directly affect the show going forward.

As for indirectly? Mon-El is arguably the only Daxamite that had any impact on every other character, but I don’t think anyone expects Alex or James or Winn to be affected by him being gone.

The only person he was ever intended to impact was Kara. And for what? The purpose of breaking her? People may argue that he developed through Kara all season. But Kara didn’t develop through him all season and guess what? She’s the goddamn protagonist and he’s gone now anyway. So her lack of development all season really shines now.

The scene where Mon-El leaves is all about how “no matter where he ends up he’ll be better because of her”.

And I think that sums up the season pretty well. It’s all about him, not Kara. You can argue that he didn’t grow at all anyway, and really almost none of the characters have. And even if all of that were true, he’s gone anyway so it doesn’t matter. Just like how pretty much every plot of this season doesn’t matter because none of them paid off in anyway.

the signs as lorde lyrics that spoke to their soul

aries: it’s in your bloodstream / a collision of atoms that happens before your eyes / it’s a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size // bravado

taurus: when you’ve outgrown a lover / the whole world knows but you / it’s time to let go of this endless summer afternoon // hard feelings/loveless

gemini: well, summer slipped us underneath her tongue / our days and nights are perfumed with obsession // the lourve

cancer: i ride the subway, read the signs / i let the seasons change my mind / I love it here since I’ve stopped needing you // writer in the dark 

leo: cause I remember the rush, when forever was us / before all of the winds of regret and mistrust / now we sit in your car and our love is a ghost // hard feelings/loveless 

virgo: every perfect summer’s eating me alive until you’re gone // liability

libra: you’re my best friend and we’re dancing in a world alone, a world alone, we’re all alone // a world alone

scorpio: all the gunfights and the limelights and the holy sick divine nights / they’ll talk about us, all the lovers, how we kissed and we killed each other // sober II 

sagittarius: we were wild and fluorescent / come home to my heart // supercut

capricorn: i live in a hologram with you // buzzcut season

aquarius: we’re hollow like the bottles that we drink  // 400 lux

pisces: i care for myself the way i used to care about you // hard feelings/loveless

When size matters

A lil ref sketch to show u fullbody based Otabek design and the difference of highness. I draw without wings for better view.
Look at yourself. Little piece of shit

But can you imagine something…bigger..

…more

SO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN MY FUCKING DRAGON AU YOI&KS MEETS:


Sangwoo

is the Season-bringer - the world where they all live, 4 times in the year he brings cold n warm winds in their places.


Can you just fucking imagine that one day he`s killing, and in other day he`s bringing, for example, THE WINDS OF LOVELY SPRING, how sweet <3 And then the beautiful flowers becomes falling, and corpses falling and…oh wait, ghm HAHAH


THAT`S WEIRD BUT

I CAN`T RESIST

upd: Okay, don`t mind the people size, cuz there is NO people race in this world

Lavenderwhisp’s Witch Types Master Post (Jan 2016)

Witch: magical practitioner

Elemental Witch: Witches who work around the 5 elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire, and Spirit.

Earth Witch: Witches who specifically work with their magic around the element of Earth, through grounding exercises, rock/soil collecting, crystal magic, and Green Witchery. Earth zodiac signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn

Types of Earth Witches:

Green Witch: use plants/herbs/flowers in herbal and natural magic, such as using them in spells and creating remedies with them.

Garden Witch: A version of a Green Witch, they enjoy working with the earth through gardening and using their herbs and plants to help and care for their families and loved ones.

Flora Witch: Similar to the above witches, they work with flowers in their practice. Their Book of Shadows would likely be full of Green Witchery, such as than herbs and herbal recipes, and flower classifications and associations.

Marijuana Witch: A type of Green Witch, Marijuana has been used for spiritual and medicinal purposes throughout history. These witches use marijuana for magical purposes and use herbal recipes with marijuana. 

Rock Witch: Witches who work with all rocks, including stones and crystals. They enjoy geology and their Book of Shadows is full of geology and crystal healing. They are most likely involved in a scientific field, such as geography or archaeology where they can be close to the Earth.

Crystal Witch: Witches who work with stones and crystals, such as through crystal healing. Their Book of Shadows will most likely have information about the stones, chakra balance, and crystal meditation.

Forest Witch: A witch who enjoys the company of trees and live amongst them. The seclusion is perfect for cottage magic and tree magic. They also enjoy the company of fey and woodland animals, and use local plants.

Swamp Witch: Witches who live within the swamps, use swamp plants, and enjoy the company of swamp animals.

Desert Witch: A witch who lives in the desert, enjoys the natural desert scenery, uses desert plants, bones, sand in their practice, collects desert rocks, and befriend desert animals such as snakes, lizards, and scorpions. They also tend to use the elements of Wind and Fire as well as Earth in their practice. They normally worship desert deities and study desert lore in their area.

Sand Witch: Sand witches live where a lot of sand is in the local earth, such as the desert or the beach. Their home is filled with different types of sand and rocks.

Keep reading

sendmearaven  asked:

Hi, random question, but is Hannibal actually about Will being gay with Hanni, or is kinda like what happens with sterek and teen wolf? When lots of people watched it cause they thought it was going to be about stiles and Derek. What is Hannibal actually about?

Well I’ve never watched Teen Wolf, so I won’t be able to confirm or deny any similarities there, but I wouldn’t say that Hannibal is about anyone “being gay” with anyone else. The show is about love and human connection, with Will and Hannibal’s relationship being the focus of the show, all shown through the lens of #aesthetic horror. Sexuality and sexual fluidity are certainly a part of that, Hannibal is aesthetically a very queer show, but more often than not this is explored via metaphor and subtext.

That being said, Will and Hannibal’s relationship is canonically romantic, and the homoerotic undertones are very explicit. Bryan Fuller set out to explore a heterosexual male friendship between the two of them, but that’s not at all where they ended up. It was always intended to be a love story, but even the king of all things queer couldn’t have predicted that the chemistry between Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy would result in one of the greatest romances to ever grace our televisions.

Will and Hannibal’s story is a love story, and it is a love story that has sexuality threaded throughout, always lurking just beneath the surface, always coming to light via clever editing and heated glances and the occasional human topiary. But it’s not a traditional love story, and the sexuality that is present is not the focus of their love. Think Greek tragedy. Think the most toxic yet irresistible sort of love that you can imagine. Think obsession that reaches beyond the bounds of logic or morality.

I don’t want to get too spoilery, because I do sincerely hope you will make the decision to watch all 39 episodes on your own, but Will and Hannibal are canonically in love, and by the end of season 3 the nature of that love is textual. As of the end of the series’ run on NBC, there was no kiss or a romp between the sheets for the two of them, but it is canon all the same. And, hey, there’s always season 4. 

So, and as much as I hate using this word, you don’t have to worry about being ~queerbaited by this show. If anything, Bryan Fuller heterobaited himself when he actually thought he could put these two men together on screen

Originally posted by wendigohanni

and not wind up telling the most epic queer love story of our time.

tl;dr Will Graham and Hannibal Lecter are in love and everything is tragic and twisted and horrific and beautiful.

Led Zeppelin Songs for the Signs
  • Aries: Immigrant Song// "Hammer of the gods, will drive our ships to new land. To fight the hordes, and sing and cry."
  • Taurus: Going to California// "Someone told me there's a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair. Took my chances on a big jet plane, never let them tell you that they're all the same."
  • Gemini: Babe I'm Gonna Leave You// "Babe, oh, babe... I'm gonna leave you. Oh, baby, you know, I've really got to leave you. Oh, I can hear it callin 'me."
  • Cancer: The Rain Song// "These are the seasons of emotion and like the wind they rise and fall. This is the wonder of devotion - I see the torch we all must hold."
  • Leo: Dazed and Confused// "You hurt and abuse tellin' all of your lies. Run 'round sweet baby, Lord how they hypnotize."
  • Virgo: Ramble On// "And now's the time, the time is now
  • To sing my song. I'm goin' 'round the world, I got to find my girl."
  • Libra: Good Times, Bad Times// "You can feel the beat within my heart. Realize, sweet babe, we ain't ever gonna part."
  • Scorpio: Communication Breakdown// "I don't know what it is that I like about you, but I like it a lot. Won't let me hold you, Let me feel your lovin' charms."
  • Sagittarius: Since I Been Loving You// "Since I've Been Loving You, I'm about to lose my worried mind. Watch out!"
  • Capricorn: I Can't Quit You Baby// "Oh, you know I love you baby. My love for you I could never hide."
  • Aquarius: Kashmir// "I am a traveler of both time and space, to be where I have been. To sit with elders of the gentle race, this world has seldom seen."
  • Pisces: Stairway To Heaven// "In my thoughts I have seen rings of smoke through the trees, and the voices of those who stand looking."
Winter Playlist

since it’s finally starting to feel like winter outside, I put together some songs to listen to when the days get darker and the weather colder. a mix of alternative, indie folk, and acoustic. 

1. blue moon - beck
2. black flies - ben howard
3. promise - ben howard
4. people help the people - birdy
5. winter white hymnal - birdy
6. blood bank - bon iver
7. the emotion - børns
8. northern wind - city and colour
9. christmas lights - coldplay
10. oceans - coldplay
11. delicate - damien rice
12. youth - daughter
13. the ice is getting thinner - death cab for cutie
14. kiss me - ed sheeran
15. i see fire - ed sheeran
16. black water - edward sharpe and the magnetic zeroes
17. hypnotized - fleetwood mac
18. syndicate - the fray
19. mad world - gary jules
20. picture frames - georgia fair
21. days go on - greg laswell
22. call me in the afternoon - half moon run
23. sedated - hozier
24. cinder and smoke - iron & wine
25. when we were on fire - james bay
26. in your atmosphere - john mayer
27. a bad dream - keane
28. one day - kodaline
29. stormy weather - the kooks
30. lamplight - lewis watson
31. windows - lewis watson
32. the yawning grave - lord huron
33. frozen pines - lord huron
34. buzzcut season - lorde
35. stubborn love - the lumineers
36. breathe - matt corby
37. winter winds - mumford & sons
38. align - nina nesbitt
39. dirty paws - of monsters and men
40. always - panama
41. chasing cars - snow patrol
42. sad beautiful tragic - taylor swift
43. back to december - taylor swift
44. out of the woods - taylor swift
45. red eye - vance joy
46. my kind of man - vance joy
47. unsteady - x ambassadors
48. hypnotic - zella day

if there’s one thing i love more than badboy beka and fuckboy beka, it’s softboy beka.

consider him:

  • at home in the winter wearing comfy sweats and oversized, chunky knit sweaters and slouchy beanies, drinking tea and tending his plants.
  • keeping multiple sets of reading glasses scattered around his apartment because he sometimes forgets where he last put them and doesn’t like to go digging every time he wants to read.
  • volunteering at an animal shelter whenever he gets the chance, and his favorite thing to do is take the big dogs out back and just cuddle em, because everyone knows that big dogs are the most gentle babies and he can relate.
  • sending his mother flowers for his birthday, because she really did all the work, he just showed up at the end.
  • keeping a box in his room of little things he finds that remind him of yuri, and every time they see each other, he wraps them up in a brown paper package to give as a hello gift (yuri starts doing it, too, and the first time it happened, otabek got a lil misty).
  • preferring to decorate his apartment with ferns and succulents and crystals and heavy velvet curtains, partly for aesthetic™, but also because he read a lot of stories about magic when he was a child and he’s fascinated with the idea of nature being mystical, so he wants his environment to feel that way.
  • going hiking, and always taking a sapling to plant in empty spots of the forest he loves and appreciates so much.
  • keeping a leather bound journal buried in the drawer of his nightstand that he jots down pieces of dreams he remembers or lyrics to songs he’d like to write or bits of his life he’d like to always remember. when he fills up a journal, he seals it with a string and some wax and dates it so he can go back to it in a year and relive those memories.
  • never having been much of a holiday guy, but when yuri came into his life, he kinda got dragged into it because that boy LOVES a holiday, so one year he spent three hours researching different ones on google just so he’d be ready when necessary.
  • whenever he goes home for a visit, it’s a tradition that he sits on the back porch chatting with his parents while his little sisters braid the long parts of his hair with flowers. they always take a group picture when they’re done; he has a corkboard at his place dedicated to just these photos. whenever yuri starts to visit with him, his sisters lose their minds and insist on doing his hair, too. those pictures go at the top of the board.
  • every time he plays a gig and friends of his go to see it, at the end of the night, he makes sure to round them up and get them safely into a taxi before he packs up his equipment and leaves himself. yuri noticed that he does it after a few times, so he took over the duty whenever he goes to watch, that way otabek can focus on winding down after his set. otabek always gets a little smile on his face whenever his phone lights up with a text that says all good, everyone’s safely on their way home with a picture of yuri giving a thumbs up in front of a cab stuffed with six drunk dudes.
  • his favorite time of year is the fall, because he loves watching the living alchemy of trees changing colors, and smelling the crispness of the season rushing in, and he knows his birthday is coming and he still gets really excited about it, because it’s nice to get attention for something so mundane sometimes. every year, whatever yuri sends comes stuffed full of confetti in new and creative ways. he still finds pieces of it under his furniture for the next three months no matter how careful he is.

basically, i love otabek ‘look like a badass, walk with love’ altin, and so should you.

Purple Jewels (M) 01

Word Count: 6,494
Member: Jimin x Reader x Jungkook
Genre: Smut, (Supernatural????) Eventual fluffyness & Slight angst

Genie!Jimin ⇢ Part One | Part Two | Ongoing

When you fall in love with Jungkook and he isn’t there to catch you, a sudden surprise shows up to give you a little bit of help.

cr.

Keep reading

In the Driver’s Seat with Felipe Massa

To learn more about Felipe Massa, follow @massafelipe19 on Instagram.

A lot has changed since Felipe Massa (@massafelipe19) was 8 years old, racing go-karts in his home country of Brazil, but his love for driving remains the same. “I can’t see myself doing anything else in my life,” says Felipe.

With more than 250 Grand Prix entries and 41 podiums under his belt, Felipe is in his 15th Formula 1 (@f1) season. He’s racing in this year’s Monaco Grand Prix, a course that winds through the narrow streets of the European city-state along the French Riviera. “The glamour of Monaco is amazing,” says Felipe. “And for the drivers, it’s really challenging. The walls are so close and it’s so easy to make a mistake. You have to be more focused and aware than in other races.”

I saw her again today
and it could have been 30 years
with all the change her soul has seen,
but we are not as old as our eyes
or our nightmares tell us to be

when I let her go,
she still did not understand what I meant
when I said we were both still learning to bloom,
that being beautiful was as simple as 
letting yourself unfurl and not thinking


and like a child, I pulled her off 
a petal named ‘she loves me not’
so that the wind could take her somewhere
that has never known a drought,
never known a fallow season 


today, she is the loveliest flower I have ever seen,
the long spring has clearly been good to her
and I can almost smile
at the way she now knows blooming,
even when I am still waiting

—  midsummer sights || O.L.

anonymous asked:

Otabek calling Yuri ''Yuratchka'' is my weakness, loved that little story you made 💖

yo I know nothing about Russian language or culture so idk if this would make any sense but it was cute and i’m sorry if this is bad???

The first time it happens Yuri is taken really off guard. It was something that only his grandfather calls him. It was something that made him feel safe and loved warm and he’s only ever associated it with his grandfather. 

So when Yuri spends his first night at Beka’s apartment its not something he expects. 

They’re sitting on the couch facing each other and talking about their day. Yuri is animatedly talking about how many quad jumps he’s learned in the off season and Beka listens intently with a soft smile on his face. They keep talking until Yuri is yawning (and insisting he’s not tired) and Beka suggests they put on a movie to wind down and get ready for bed. They set everything up and When Beka sits back on the couch he pats the spot next to him and says, “Come sit with me, Yura.” 

So Yuri does because Otabek is warm and the best cuddler on the planet. They snuggle close and Yuri keeps yawning (”It’s not a yawn, Beka, I’m just breathing…. loudly…”) and its quiet and content. But Yuri does fall asleep because he was tired and those were yawns. Beka gently moves him aside and picks him up to carry him to the room he’d set up for him. Yuri clings to Beka’s neck and mumbles something about can’t sleep alone and I wanna cuddle please. So Beka carries him to his own bedroom but when he gos to set Yuri down he won’t let go, just clings tighter. 

Beka nuzzles his face into Yuri’s neck and whispers, “Shh, I’m just going to put you down for a moment. I’ll be right there, Yuratchka.” 

And Yuri freezes. He’s almost fully awake again. What did he call me? But he lays there, not moving and waits for Beka to crawl under the covers on the other side. He slides right next to Yuri and wraps his arms around his waist. Yuri feels safe. And loved. And warm. It’s almost the same feeling he has with his grandpa but…. it’s different. He feels it deeper in his chest and it’s a more solid kind of heat. Maybe? It was hard to describe, especially while this tired. He liked it, though, he decides. He leans back and whispers to Beka, “I like it when you call me that, I think.”

And Otabek chuckles at that, “Oh yeah? Well then, Yuratchka, good night and sweet dreams.” 

And that’s how Yuri falls asleep, wrapped up in Otabek and feeling a new kind of love in his heart.