I wonder what would happen if Dudley grew up in the wizarding world but still as a muggle? like kind of reverse AU where his parents are dead and he has to go to Lily for whatever reason? do you think he would become bitter like Petunia about magic?
Lily remembered her sister, how there had been a time she was curious
and delighted about magic, before it slowly sank in that she could look
and not touch.
The last thing Petunia had said to Lily before she
died was a chilly goodbye, ending a holiday dinner where they’d had a
shrieking row in the entryway. Petunia had said freak and Lily had hissed better than this, better than this being my whole fucking world, Tune, do you even see yourself, are you happy–
now here was Dudley Vernon Dursley fussing himself to sleep as Lily
walked the halls of the Godric’s Hollow house. His tiny soft hands with
their tiny soft fingernails curled under her chin, the same way Harry
She passed James, who was gently bouncing his way up
the hall the opposite way. “I think he’s asleep,” James mouthed over
Harry’s tousled head. His hair was the same mess, bent down to peer at
his sleeping son.
Lily stopped where she stood, her nephew heavy
on her chest, her husband smiling, her sister buried. “James,” she said.
“How are we going to do this?”
“Oh,” he said. “Hey. Don’t you
cry, you’ll start them off– unless you need to cry, I mean, you go
ahead, hey, sweetheart, hey, it’s alright, you just let it out.” He
stepped forward, shifting Harry gently to his other shoulder, and
pressed his forehead to hers. “We tuck them in, okay, that’s what we do
next. Then we go to our own bed, okay, and go to sleep, and when we wake
up it’ll be a new day.”
“A new day,” she said. “Another day– James, that’s the– I’m so tired.”
let’s sleep. It’ll look better in the morning,” he said. “And if it
doesn’t look better this morning, it’ll look better in the next one.”
“Better than that. I’ll show you. Every day,” he said and kissed her cold forehead.
had not shown up on the Potters’ doorstep with the milk bottles. Lily
had gotten a phone call from the landline she still had installed in
Godric’s Hollow, about an accident, and she had gone down to the Muggle
police station to identify the bodies.
The cupboard under the
stairs was filled with spiders, broomsticks, and the sewing machine
Lily’s mother had given her when she married James– that’s all. Dudley
slept downstairs. Uncle Remus taught Dudley and Harry to knock out coded
messages through the wall their rooms shared.
In the backyard,
beside a rickety porch and an ambitious hedge, James taught them to
fly– first on little tot brooms where their toes brushed the grass the
whole time, then out of the barrels of practice brooms James used for
lessons and coaching Little League Quidditch.
When the boys turned
ten, five weeks apart, they both got shiny new Nimbuses on Dudley’s
birthday (which came first), and a set of enchanted Quidditch balls on
Harry’s, to share. The Bludgers were enchanted to be very kind but
Dudley spent long afternoons whacking them far afield while Harry chased
the Snitch at his back.
Harry had a scar on his forehead, like a
jagged bit of lightning. Dudley had no scars– the car crash that had
killed his parents hadn’t touched him where he sat strapped into a car
seat in the back, chewing on a stuffed dinosaur toy.
Lily did not
believe in lying to the children. She was bare years off being a child
herself, and spare moments on the far side of a war. When Dudley asked
about his parents, she told him there had been an accident. She pulled
pictures off the shelf and wrote Petunia’s old university friends for
Photographs came by mailman, the images still and unnatural
to Dudley’s eye. Every day he’d gone out to play, for years, he’d been
waving at the picture near the back door of his aunt and uncle on their
wedding day, and they waved back every time.
“She was very clever,” Lily said. “Your mom liked to know everything.”
“And my dad?”
“Vernon liked… cars?” James offered. “That’s the word, right, Lily?”
didn’t know him very well,” Lily said. “He liked drills, I think; he
worked for a firm that made them, and he talked about that a lot.”
brushed his thumbs over the dull edges of the photos. When Lily went
off to Auror headquarters the next morning for work, James bundled the
boys up and took them on an impromptu invisible tour of Grunnings Drill
They tiptoed down halls and past water coolers
and ringing fellytones. They held hands under the Cloak as they dodged
around the machines on the manufacturing floor, thumping and pounding
and whirring away loudly enough that Harry and Dudley could whisper to
each other under the noise. An elevator took them all the way up to the
top floor. Harry whistled cheerily and eerily along with the elevator
music while the Muggles slowly edged toward the doors and pressed floor
buttons lower than they’d originally wanted.
There were boxes and
cabinets and folders and desks and staticky monitor screens full of
numbers strewn in endless grids. “Merlin’s knuckles,” said Harry, who
was seven and a half and rather proud of this expletive. “People can
look at this all day, their whole lives, and not die?”
“Work is hard work,” said James.
“At least mum gets to curse things.”
my dad liked it?” Dudley said, peering at a white board that was
bleeding enthusiastic marker. “There’s a lot of things, here. Maybe he
liked knowing things, too.”
When the boys asked about the scar on
Harry’s forehead, Lily and James looked at each other. “You know how
sometimes we sit with Uncle Remus and talk about a war?” James said. “Or
with Ms. Amelia or Mr. Mundungus.”
“Mr. Mundungus is kinda smelly,” Harry said helpfully.
“It’s not nice to say so though,” said James, and Lily made a face.
“Are we raising them to be nice?” Lily said.
“I’m trying,” said James.
“You talk about a war,” said Harry and shrugged. Dudley nodded.
“There was a very bad man, in those days,” said James.
“Voldemort,” said Lily, and James made a face.
was so scary a lot of people don’t like to say his name, even now,”
said James. “And he was coming after us because we had been fighting
against him, in the war. He came to the house and he tried to hurt you,
Harry. But it didn’t work. It hurt him instead, and gave you that scar.”
“Is he going to come back?” said Dudley, who was paler than his normal pink.
“No one’s heard of him since then,” said Lily.
“Where were you?” said Harry, because all his life they had been right there.
“Oh,” said Lily, but her throat closed up.
were at Dudley’s mum and dad’s funeral,” said James. “Our friend– our
friend Sirius was watching you two. The bad man, he came to the house.
He. Well. I.”
“Sirius died,” said Lily, one hand squeezing James’s
knee and the other reaching down to brush hair off Dudley’s forehead.
“You lived, Harry, and Voldemort vanished. And that’s why sometimes
people stare in the streets, baby.” James tweaked Harry’s collar
Two days after they had buried Lily’s sister,
the Potters had stood together in the first chills of November and
buried James’s brother.
Sirius had been burned off the Black
family tree years before. Lily and James had talked to his cousin
Andromeda, to Remus, and then they had laid him to rest in the Potter
family plot. At the wake, they’d told old jokes about squirrel breath,
shedding, and man’s best friend. Remus had fallen asleep on their couch
and stayed for a month.
It took a two hour row with HR for Lily to get two passes to the Ministry’s Bring Your Kid To Work Day.
“He’s a Muggle.”
“He’s not,” Lily snapped. “He’s family.”
had to get permission, sign a million forms, and she also had to take
the boys in early so that Dudley could get smothered in the spells that
would keep the Anti-Muggle wards around the Ministry from activating on
him. “If a Muggle stumbles in somehow, they just see a funny-smelling
supply cabinet and turn back around,” Lily told Dudley. He nodded and
dragged Harry off by the wrist to go look at the fountain.
windows were pouring sunlight into the underground room– the
maintenance workers had just gotten a win on their contract negotiations
and had banished the grimy rain-spattered windows of the previous
weeks. The light hit the falling water, the golden statues, and the
small excitable crowd of Ministry dependents who were gathering in the
atrium. Dudley was fishing about in the fountain for Knuts to toss back
out again, elbow-deep, and Harry was laughing and coming up with weird
wishes to make on them.
Lily hadn’t said son. She’d said family, and that was true enough, wasn’t it? She didn’t say son–
she had a son, and she had a nephew, a ward, another child who came to
her after nightmares and scraped knees. It was not less, it was just
Lily worried about stealing more things from Petunia. Tuney
had shrieked at her, in ladies’ restrooms and suburban foyers, had
hissed at her in grocery store aisles and family dinners, because Lily
got everything. And now Lily had her son.
Lily could just imagine it– could just see Petunia’s face twisting and chin stabbing at the air. You could have anything, and you took my son– my son!
left him to me,” Lily whispered, but that wasn’t quite right. “You
left,” she whispered, and that wasn’t quite right either, so she strode
off toward the fountain to ask the boys if they wanted to go see the
Auror spellwork ranges. Dudley’s sodden shirt sleeves dripped all over
the Ministry floors. Harry’s hair fell down into his eyes and they both
grinned bright enough to rival the spelled sunlight.
this ask meme is based on the blog gravesuggestion. i’ve divided it up into two categories ( light & dark ) based on the themes. some of these can be somewhat triggering seeing that the darker ones deal with a lot of death mentions. please be cautious before continuing on!!
L I G H T
‘ at night i dream of you. ’ ‘ don’t give up yet. you still have time to fix things. ’ ‘ falling in love with someone else is not a personal attack. ’ ‘ i am still so weak when it comes to you. ’ ‘ i can’t believe i let myself let you down. ’ ‘ i don’t care where we go when we die, as long as i’m with you. ’ ‘ i dream of saying to you all the words i held inside until it was too late. ’ ‘ i feel so warm & safe when you talk to me. maybe i could love you if you’d let me. ’ ‘ i finally let the right people in & i have never felt so loved. ’ ‘ i like the way your nails paint red stripes along my spine days after you’re gone. ’ ‘ i lived in your permafrost for twenty years & then you looked at me & i felt the warmth of spring. ’ ‘ i once wished you’d leave me alone, but i take it back. ’ ‘ i want to be able to love someone else, but you stretch your arms & spread your legs inside my heart so that there is no room for anyone or anything else. ’ ‘ i want to believe that we got it right this time. ’ ‘ i wonder how much longer i can cling to your light before it expires completely. ’ ‘ i would travel across the world to be by your side, because as long as you are with me, anywhere is a perfect place to me. ’ ‘ it took me awhile to realize it myself, but you are not what other people say you are. ’ ‘ it’s not that i really need you, but life would be pretty boring without you around. there’s no one i would rather be with. ’ ‘ i’d like to stay like this for awhile. ’ ‘ life & death don’t have to be so boring, let’s make both an adventure. ’ ‘ life imitates art, they say. i didn’t believe it until i started to notice the way your eyelashes look so much like tiny ink stroke. ’ ‘ live your life so that when you die, souls will come for miles just to hear your historic tales. ’ ‘ make your exes jealous & your past self proud. ’ ‘ maybe you’re what i needed to find in order to move on. ’ ‘ never get caught falling harder. they’ll never let you back up. ’ ‘ please don’t go. ’ ‘ some days it’s easier to just stop fighting it & succumb. ’ ‘ sometimes, you’ll find it hard to keep going, but you always will. ’ ‘ the desire i feel for you is that same itching, insidious hunger that an addict has for their addiction. ’ ‘ the worst thing about you is that you weren’t all bad. ’ ‘ there is absolutely nothing & no one who can stop me. ’ ‘ there is no route of losing you that is without pain. ’ ‘ there’s still room for adventure & there is no one i’d rather have by my side. ’ ‘ things didn’t turn out the way i planned, but i’m alright with that. ’ ‘ we could be really incredible together, you know? ’ ‘ you are beautiful & vibrant & confident. you are light & laughter incarnate & every fiber of your being screams freedom & joy. when i am with you, i am truly happy. ’ ‘ you are starlight incarnate, from the grand way you sway your hips to the wide mysterious way you think. blessed are any to be loved by you. ’ ‘ you are too afraid of the future to let go of a past that was never kind to you. ’ ‘ you call me yours & i have no idea what that even means to you. ’ ‘ you remind me of bubblegum & sweets; soft & pink & warm. you are strong in the gentlest way. you are so stubbornly kind. i wish i could be like that. ’ ‘ you still visit me while i sleep sometimes. your fingers trace my spine & i listen to you breathe. please stop haunting me. ’ ‘ ‘morbid curiosity’ is a wonderful way to describe how i feel about you. ’
D A R K
‘ a thousand empty bottles & fist fights will never return to us what we lost that day. ’ ‘ everyone else has moved on, but i am still here. ’ ‘ everything about you screams danger. ’ ‘ everything is worthless to you & you, in turn, became worthless. ’ ‘ for once in my life i want to be surrounded by people that i don’t feel like i need to impress. ’ ‘ freedom is really hard to get used to. ’ ‘ how could you do this to me? how fucking could you? ’ ‘ i am becoming everything we always dreamed of & i am leaving you behind. ’ ‘ i buried you so well that you might as well have died. ’ ‘ i can rest easy knowing that the person i love is dead & not the monster you became. ’ ‘ i can’t look at you. not now, not ever. ’ ‘ i don’t ask how you’ve been. what’s the point? you’d lie anyways. ’ ‘ i dream of hearing the words i so desperately needed to lay your memory to rest. ’ ‘ i haunted this house first. there is no room for you here. ’ ‘ i have a right to be upset. i loved them too, you know. ’ ‘ i just want it to end. i want it to all go away. i want to go away. ’ ‘ i may be a wolf in sheep’s clothing, but a snake hiding in the skin of a mouse is far more dangerous. ’ ‘ i saw your face today & didn’t feel anything. i am free. ’ ‘ i tried to save you, but you didn’t want to be saved. you just wanted someone to suffer with you. ’ ‘ it’s almost as if you were never here. ’ ‘ it’s unhealthy to do these things, you tell me. you say it’s time to stop smoking, time to stop gambling, & dammit, i f you don’t stop drinking it’ll kill you. i sure hope you’re right, darling. ’ ‘ i’m always pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to kill you in my mind ’ ‘ i’m not really scared to die. i’m more afraid that no one will miss me when i’m gone. ’ ‘ i’m not the person you left behind anymore. there’s no one here to miss. ’ ‘ i’ve been dead far longer than i’ve been alive. ’ ‘ i’ve eaten nothing but flower petals & ivy for weeks because i want to be beautiful inside like you. ’ ‘ i’ve never been completely satisfied. i most likely will still be unsatisfied long after my death. ’ ‘ no motive other than pleasure, my dear. ’ ‘ one day i’ll go or you will. either way, it will be as if i’m losing a piece of myself. ’ ‘ our dreams & promises decay along with you. ’ ‘ the leaves change, but nothing else does. ’ ‘ the only difference between avoiding & leaving is that now i’m not waiting up for you. ’ ‘ there is no such thing as a person who is required to love you. ’ ‘ there’s only so much that can be done to repair old damage. ’ ‘ things aren’t going as i hoped. maybe if i die, i can start over again? better luck next time. ’ ‘ this is not something to be proud of. this is a tragedy. ’ ‘ trying to get rid of me? oh honey, you’ll have to try much harder than that. ’ ‘ trying to get under my skin? you’re nothing more than a pesky itch. ’ ‘ unlike you, i can’t hide my identity when it becomes an inconvenience or a danger. ’ ‘ weeping is for gods & martyrs, we cannot afford such luxuries. ’ ‘ would you even miss me? ’ ‘ you are not important enough to earn an eternal place in my heart. ’ ‘ you complain nonstop about being unloved & alone, i can’t imagine what you’d be like if that were actually true. ’ ‘ you don’t know what it’s like. ’ ‘ you made this so fucking easy for me. ’ ‘ you should see me as a threat. i will tear down everything you know until there is nothing left of you. i am a walking threat. ’ ‘ you think i’m already gone, but i’m still fighting. ’ ‘ you think i’m dead, but i’m just dying. ’ ‘ you were never an addiction, you were a fucking disease. ’ ‘ you wouldn’t dare cross me. i am god & you are the soil beneath my feet. ’ ‘ your existence takes up so much more space in mine that we might as well be one entity. ’ ‘ your fingers are so cold & bruised, but you’re still slamming your fists again the barricade as if it makes a difference. ’ ‘ your hair is tied in a noose & your fingernails are razor blades, your lips are poison & i will gratefully kiss them. ’ ‘ your hatred has a body count & we will not forget. ’ ‘ your loss, not mine. ’ ‘ you’re a sick fuck. you know that? ’ ‘ you’re not gentle with me & i would never ask you to be. ’ ‘ you’ve trapped yourself so thoroughly in your own mind that it’s not even a rut anymore, it’s a pit. ’
I couldn’t resist the lure of bitchy robots. Reverse Zenyatta is from @reversewatch see also: @heronfoot who makes beautiful arts. This my hands spat out in a hurry cause I was excited, the next one will be better. >_>
The personifcation of the day, Hemera was the daughter of Nyx and Erebus, as well as the female counterpart and wife to her brother Aether. According to Hesiod, Hemera inhabited Tartarus, leaving it just as Nyx returned and returning when her mother was leaving; she was also by Aether the mother of Thalassa, the primordial goddess of the sea.
“Cause of death,” you whispered to Natasha, making her snort.
You took another bite of your cereal and watched Bucky walk over to the refrigerator. He opened the door and reached in, grabbing a water. You and Nat both barely held in groans when he tipped it back and took long pulls from the bottle, the muscles in his throat working vigorously.
He had been down in the gym with Steve. He hadn’t hit the shower yet so his chest was gloriously bare, sweat still clinging to his skin. The gray gym shorts he was wearing were hanging low on his hips, a peak of his black underwear visible. The sweat on his legs were making his shorts stick to his thighs.
That is the cause of death you had been referring to.
When you had entered the gym a half an hour ago to retrieve your hairbrush that you left in the shower room, Bucky had been doing squats. You had frozen in place as you watched the muscles in his back bunch with every movement. His shorts had stretched tight across his firm ass and had ridden halfway up his thighs. The muscles were straining as he bent deep, the weights on the barbell across his shoulders staying parallel.
Because one day you’re planning your future and everything is perfect. And then the next you’re lying in bed surrounded by tissues and torn up pictures because they don’t love you anymore. Just like that, as if the last two years meant nothing. Except, it meant everything to you and now you don’t know what to do. You’re alone and sad and afraid. Everything you knew has changed. But that’s life. So you be sad and alone and afraid. And then you move on. You take one step and then another. Until eventually you’re better. It won’t happen over night. It might not happen for months. But it will happen, I promise.
1. It always starts on a high note but the key thing is to
keep it going.
You see someone losing a lot of weight and suddenly you are
so inspired and pumped to reach your ideal weight, or you realise that you have
put on a significant amount of weight and decide to crash diet. It could even
be for an upcoming important event. Usually this inspiration will last for a
week or two, after which you start to give yourself a little more allowance,
this is where most people fall back to where they were. It happened to me
You have to want it bad enough.
2. You have to be consistent.
Losing weight is hard af, but the important thing is to be
consistent. This is what I did:
- take weekly progress photos (whenever I see how my body
changes week by week I’m motivated to push on)
- weigh in weekly (I know how easy it is to be obsessed with
- follow inspiring people (this helps you more than you
- whenever I feel lazy to work out, which happens almost
every single day, I tell myself this: ‘if you get out there and do what you
have to for 30mins, you are one step closer to your goal. If not, the time will
pass anyway even if you’re scrolling through Facebook.’
I started with swimming because it was the easiest. You
don’t sweat as much, it’s easy on your knees, and it burns a shit load of
After some time, I switched over from swimming to cycling HIIT
on my stationary bike. After which I started doing blogilates’s PIIT28, and
started hitting the gym after that.
What I’m trying to say is, change up your activities once in
a while! Add some variation to your workout by keeping things interesting and
you will look forward to it.
My best friend got me out of my comfort zone. I have been so
unfit all my life that I wasn’t able to complete even a 2.4km jog. She dragged
me along for a run and I fell in love with jogging. To be fair it happened
about 6 weeks after I started working out.
It doesn’t get easier, you just get better!
You only need 30mins a day to complete your daily workout.
Choose one workout, be it jogging or HIIT, and just do it!
No matter how tired I am, I make sure to get my 30mins in.
Sometimes I impress myself with my determination.
4. Moral support
You’re committed to your goals and are working hard towards
it. We all know it gets lonely sometimes. Motivate a friend to do the same!
Motivate each other when things get tough or the scale is not budging. I’m
lucky to have my BFF on this journey together with me.
Even for those who discourage you or those who once called
you fat, you got to have the fire in you to make a change and prove them wrong!
Do it for yourself, your love
ones. I know you can. I have fallen off the wagon many times too. But the lower
you fall, the higher you will fly. Believe in yourself. I promise you, once you
start believing, everything will fall in place. There will not be success
without failure. You will get there sunshine. One day you will shine. You just
got to start believing in yourself and start working damn hard towards your
Old saying but pushes me a lot:
it’s never going to be easy but it’s going to be SO worth it.
5. You didn’t gain it overnight, don’t expect to lose it in
Don’t be demoralised just because people ain’t noticing the
changes. Don’t beat yourself up.
I gave myself 6 months to reach my goal weight. 7kg more to
6: Your boobs/butt will shrink, there might be loose skins/
stretchmarks if you lose weight too fast.
What I did for boobs and butt:
Do planks and squats every day. Yes every day. It helps firms
your boobs and squats give your flat booty a lift.
I learnt this the hard way. Losing 50kg in a year 2 years ago
definitely tested my skin’s elasticity. I researched ways to reduce the
appearance of stretch marks since the only way you eliminate them is through a
Loose skins and stretchmarks are tricky. I tried everything
so I can’t pinpoint what worked and what didn’t. But it reduced the
appearance of stretchmarks and my skin doesn’t look too loose either.
What I did:
- Drink lots of water (it really works!)
- Dry brushing
- Body scrubs (if you ask me I would say coffee scrub, I
didn’t start selling it for no reason)
- Bio oil
- Clarins body tonic oil
- Weight training/resistance training
7. Relationship with food
Many asked me what meal plans do I follow or do I have
certain calorie restrictions.
I have to clarify that I’m not going for a hot lean body
hence this method might not work for you if you are going for that.
I do not follow any specific meal plans. I did many times in
the past and tried countless meal plans including Herbal life, natroslim or
even master cleanse diet. I’m not saying that all these doesn’t work, they do.
You will see yourself losing weight, but it isn’t sustainable.
I eat whatever I want now but I control the portions
strictly. I cut out sugar drinks too. Don’t underestimate the calories you are
taking in as well, it could be the reason why you are not seeing results.
Learn to say no when being offered food (who does that?!). It’s
not easy to say no to the piece of chocolate your best friend got for you, but
it’s even harder burning it off later during your workout. If you didn’t plan
to eat it, don’t. Save it for another day.
There are days when I have peanut butter toast in the
morning, fish soup for lunch and economic rice without any rice (just the meat
and vege side dishes) for dinner.
But there will also be days where I crave fried chicken. I order
them without sides and go without sugar drinks.
Sometimes I live on ban mian (Singapore-style noodles with
mince pork soup) without finishing the noodles. Or some days I have fruits
before going to bed.
I try to keep my calorie intake within 1500. I don’t feel
starved at all and I eat whatever I want in moderation. It keeps me content to
You are what you eat. If you know the food you are craving
for is unhealthy, have it in small amounts. We all know what happens when we
over indulge. A healthy journey consists of 80% diet and 20% exercise.
Food that will help you in your journey:
- Water, just drink enough water.
- Unsweetened green tea, yes you’ve heard this 2 million
times. But it works.
- Fruits: Papayas, Watermelons, Apples, Bananas, Lemons and
- Needless to say lots of vegetables
Try new recipes like cauliflower rice. Or replace potato
chips with kale chips.
There won’t be any food to avoid in my list because I
genuinely believe in moderation.
8. Curbing cravings
You just had dinner but you are craving for dessert. We all
know it’s not acceptable to do it every day.
I’d go for a jog if I were you. The cravings for unhealthy
food usually subside after a run. You’ll burn 150 calories with 30 minutes of
jogging, but it takes 1 serving of potato chips to gain it back. Is it worth
it? You be the judge.
If not I’ll find an alternative like yogurt or fruits to curb
The last method is to take off your clothes in front of the
mirror and stare at your body. Tell me if you still want that tiramisu after
Many times we eat not because we need it but because we want
it. A treat is only a treat if you have it once in a while.
9. Shitty days
Just recently I broke down and cried just because I felt
fat. I felt like the
ugliest/biggest girl in the world and I just wanted to hide away from the
world. There will be days where you feel like shit and nothing you do makes
sense to you.
I allowed myself to cry and tell myself that I’m not good
Sometimes we have to embrace our emotions instead of hiding
them. Only when we acknowledge what we are feeling, will we be able to fix
what’s really broken inside.
After my emotional battle, I pick myself up and continue
whatever I was doing. I fixed what was going on inside and stayed focused.
People around me saw results. I saw my results. I deserved every single bit of
it because I worked hard for it.
Happiness is a choice.
You are how you feel about yourself.
Don’t give up on something just because of the time or the
difficulty to achieve it. The time will pass anyway. If you don’t work on
yourself, who’s going to do it.
I learnt to love myself for every stretchmark, cellulite and
scar that’s on me. At the same time, I do my best to be a better version of
10. Take a break If you are tired, not quit.
Lastly, regardless how many times you fail, as long as you
get up and try again, you will succeed in the end.
Getting healthy is not a quick fix, it’s a lifestyle. There
will be days you feel like eating fast food and not working out. But as long as
you get back on your feet the next day, I promise that everything will work
Never ever give up on yourself and your body, because you
are the only one living in it.
Hope this helps!! Happy 2017! Keep on rocking! :) Let’s embrace 2017 together and achieve whatever you need to acheive!
A/N: I hope you all enjoy this very short third part! Let me know :D Things are about to get even better, I promise!
Bucky kept his promise to you,
getting up early the next morning and sitting down with you at his dining room
table. Slowly chewing on his cereal, he looks at you and quirks a brow.
“Do you remember what happened
before you woke up in my bathroom?”
You narrow your eyes at him, not
missing the different pronunciation when it came to him declaring whose
bathroom it was. Yet, your mind tries to travel further back than you crying in
the bathroom, and you come up blank.
I really, really want Class 1-A to do a
Perhaps it starts just because someone dragged
too many cozy blankets into the living room. Perhaps it starts because two or
more of the children couldn’t sleep and huddled together for comfort. Or
perhaps none of them could sleep because of nightmares, a thunderstorm, or
after watching a horror movie.
One way or the other, they end up in the
living room, tons of blankets, pillows and stuffed animals strewn out between
them, and it doesn’t take too long for someone to come up with the idea of a
The more enthusiastic kids like Mina,
Kirishima; Kaminari and Tooru are the ones to start building and hiding.
Bakugou joins in because, heck, those idiots don’t even know how to build a
fort, he can do that so much better. Uraraka is all for it and drags Izuku and
Iida with her. Shouto joins, liking the thought of a warm, cozy nest to sleep
in. Tokoyami wouldn’t confess it, but it’s exactly the same train of thought
that bring him under the blankets, too.
Kouda is completely content with sitting
in the middle of the fort, his rabbit securely on his lap and a stuffed animal
next to him while the others build a rather impressive fort around him.
When Toshinori walks into the living room,
on his way to the kitchen, he almost stumbles into the fort that takes up most
of the living room space. He freezes mid-motion as everyone calls out Watch out!
“Now, what’s all of this?” He asks,
baffled as he takes in the walls of blankets and pillows, covered with a big
blanket for a ceiling.
“It’s our fort!” Mina’s head pops up
between a few pillows, expression shining with excitement.
“Ah, yes. Of course. It’s rather
impressive,” the fort shields everyone rather well from his gaze, and Toshinori
has to bite back a laugh as he asks, “Is… everyone in there?”
“Uh, yes,” that’s Izuku’s voice that comes
from somewhere in the middle of the room.
“I think we lost Mineta somewhere between
a few pillows,” Sero comments good naturedly.
“Actually, we buried him,” Jirou mutters.
Iida’s gesturing almost topples a wall
over as he exclaims, “Everyone! Go look for him! Really now…”
“Sensei, come join us!” Kirishima pops up
next to Mina’ waving so much that Bakugou emerges, too, swatting him over the
head to stop him. “Ow!”
“Is there enough space for me in there?”
Toshinori relents, crawling under and into
the fort carefully. He’s too tall and lanky for this, has to basically lie on
his stomach in order to fit, but since the ground is also covered in pillows,
that’s not even that uncomfortable.
And honestly, uncomfortable or not, it’s
so worth it just because his students greet him loudly and happily, basically
snuggling up to him once he has settled down.
Once Aizawa walks into the dorms, back
from his job as an underground hero, there is nothing to be seen from his
students or his colleague. Only the blanket meets his eye once he turns the
Aizawa stops, blinks, let’s that sink in
for a moment, before, “How many hours did you all spend on this?”
There is some shuffling, before one edge
of the “ceiling” gets lifted and a pair of eyes blinks at him.
“Welcome back, Sensei,” Tsuyu greets him
kindly. “We did our homework first, promise.”
“Hm,” Aizawa frowns, not sure if that is
enough of a reassurance.
“It’s just that we couldn’t sleep
If he wanted or not, Aizawa’s reservation
towards this child’s work vanishes at that, and he sighs. “Toshinori?”
“Ah, yes?” Tsuyu scoots over as the
retired hero appears next to her.
“You better tell me that my sleeping bag
is somewhere in there with you.”
“I actually saw it somewhere around here…,”
more shuffling, and the blond grunts triumphantly, “Ha! Thank you, Tooru. You’re
sleeping bag is here, Aizawa-kun.”
“Well, nothing for it then,” Aizawa
crouches, carefully examining the thick walls of blankets. “Is there a door to
“Oooh, is Aizawa-sensei joining us, too?!”
Kirishima exclaims. “Sweet!”
“It’s getting fucking cramped in here,
guys,” Bakugou grumbles.
“Just make yourself a bit smaller, man.”
“Yeah, you could deflate your ego a bit,”
Kaminari suggests. “Lots of space would come from that.”
“You fucking little…!”
“Yikes! Help! Get him off me!”
“Guys! You will topple the whole fort,
By the time Aizawa has been granted
entrance to the fort, he is already regretting his decision to join in on this –
there won’t be any escape if people start exploding stuff or electrocuting each
other, and he is tired to use his quirk.
“Don’t worry,” Toshinori seems to read his
mind. The blond looks utterly too childlike for a grown man, lying on his
stomach and making himself comfortable amidst stuffed animals. “They will calm
down soon enough.”
“If you say so,” Aizawa huffs, but relaxes
enough to climb into his sleeping bag and try to get some sleep.
And really, it doesn’t take too long for
the bickering to calm down, yawns to be heard and really, and shortly after Aizawa feels someone flop down next to him, half snuggling up to
Cracking one eye open, he regards his
students – especially Mina, who is basically falling asleep on his arm – with a
calculating look before he huffs and goes back to sleep.
He has to confess – this fort is really
good work from these kids.
As we all head into the next couple years with the Stormblood release, let’s try to do better. Let’s be nicer to each other, let’s try and actively encourage each other to keep in doing what we’re doing. I’m talking to you, FFXIV fandom. In light of all the negative things, the discourse, the fallouts and the arguments, let’s just chill out and try to have a good time. Try and be kind. I’m working on it, too, I promise.
I’ve noticed a few people here and there mentioning our fandom isn’t all that welcoming these days, and that makes me a little sad. My previous fandom was never good at it either. We shouldn’t be making people feel like they have to be godly at what they do, be it writing, editing, art, or literally /whatever/. Just being a positive part of the community should be enough.
So, work with me here, and encourage your friends, your followers, your mutuals, and whoever you might come across. Tell them they’re doing a good job, that you care. You never know who might need to see that message.