the red white and blue was actually accidental

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Karasuno first years+ Lev and Kenma love at first sight?

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Karasuno first years ( + Kenma and Lev ) Love at First Sight

Tsukishima Kei

Tsukishima was studiously reading over his notes, organizing his assignments, and making mental notes as to what to look for on the upcoming tests. The scratching of his pencil was lulling him into a constant study flow.

Suddenly a bag of books thumped onto the table next to him. Irritatedly, he looked up, expecting to see one of his hot-blooded teammates and was met with the wide, innocent eyes of an individual who meekly whispered,” Is it alright if I study here?”

To Tsukishima’s surprise he found himself murmuring a “Yes” in reply, it was as if they had cast a spell on him, he wanted to get to know them better, to memorize their voice, to trace their features with his long slender fingers.

It was as if his future with this complete stranger was flashing before his eyes like a cinematic film; Romance, sweet, heartfelt moments, troublesome times, warm touches, fierce passion-

His visuals were brought to an abrupt halt as the little person next to him let out a small frustrated huff.

“What’s the matter? You need help” he caught himself asking.

They shifted their notebook towards him, nodding sheepishly,” This question is unclear, could you explain it to me?”

Shit. Even their voice is cute, Tsukishima though to himself hiding the creeping blush on his face behind his expressionless demeanor.

“Of course.” he obliged, scooting closer to them so that their elbows would brush as he helped them with their homework.

There was no way that Kei was planning on letting this innocent little kitsune scamper away from him with his heart in tow.

Yamaguchi Tadashi

It had been a long day, Yamaguchi could agree with himself on that confidently at least. Practice had been long and hard, he had practiced his jump-floater serve until his t-shirt was soaked in sweat.

Even now he still didn’t feel the effect of the winter air on his skin as he walked home from school, admiring the scenery of the oncoming winter. The sun hid behind a thick blanket of grey clouds, and snow crystals fell on the sidewalk. It was so quite that he could hear the minute sound of them landing on the ground. It sounded like the clinking of tiny metal pieces falling onto the concrete.

He calmly rounded the corner, closing his eyes for a split second to yawn widely, when suddenly something fast and hard collided with him full force.

A moment or two later he was staring up at the sky, a figure bending over him with a look of worry and shock.

“A- are you alright?! I’m so sorry I didn’t see you! I’m such an idiot I need to watch where I’m going… Uh, um, can you stand?” They said offering their shaky hand. Yamaguchi accepted their hand gratefully and stood, clutching his head which was throbbing a bit, and also bleeding.

The gasp of horror he heard was almost as loud as his gasp of shock-

They were so beautiful it took his breath away.

Their eyes were glinting with tears, their winter hat slumped crookedly on their head to one side while their hair was an adorable mess.

He wanted to tell them that everything would be alright and that it wasn’t their fault at all, and that was when he realized how scraped up their hands and knees were as well as the huge gash on their shin.

“We need to get you some help!” Yamaguchi shouted a bit panicky as he picked their over-turned bike up off of the cement and offered his hand to them.

He escorted them to his house where he bandaged them up with some bandaids from Tsukishima that had little dinosaurs on them as well as pouring them hot chocolate. Yamaguchi gave them quite the special treatment; after all, this was his first time in love and he didn’t even know it.

Kageyama Tobio

He was enjoying his break as he did most days, heading towards the vending machine to get his usual milk carton. That was when he saw them. There, in the middle of the courtyard, they were standing there with a volleyball in hand.

Instantly, his curiosity piqued.

He watched from the corner of his eye as he selected his drink, not realizing that his finger was a single selection off.

They tossed the ball high into the air and began their approach. Soundlessly they chased after the toss, their arms drifting behind and then rocketing forward launching them into the sky like an eagle taking flight.

But what was most amazing, was the sound it made when their hand struck the ball. Like a crack of lightning they sent the ball spiraling to the far side of the courtyard where it powerfully plowed into the grass.

The vending machine beeped and Kageyama’s attention was diverted as a foreign drink dropped down instead of the milk carton he wanted.

Cursing under his breath, he kicked the machine in irritation.

“Is something wrong?” the court-yard server asked, approaching Kageyama suddenly causing him to flush with embarrassment.

“Uh- Err… I just got the wrong drink… That’s all.” he stammered, pouting a little.

“That can be fixed.” They smiled reaching into their school-bag. “Here, I’ll buy that drink from you, and you’ll have just enough to get yourself what you want.”

They smiled pleasantly and Kageyama couldn’t help but attempt to smile back as he handed over the drink.

As their hands brushed, he noticed how soft their skin was, even though they could perform such a powerful serves. Even from there he could smell their shampoo, strawberry, it was wonderful.

He thanked them with a shy smile and began drilling asking them about their serving techniques. He wasn’t aware of it, but his heart was on fire.

Hinata Shouyo

He sighed frustratedly, this was one of those afternoons that he had to practice on his own due to Kageyama having to be tutored by Ennoshita and Tsukishima.

“I guess it can’t be helped.” he said out loud to himself while twirling his volleyball on one finger.

Thankfully his school had a sand volleyball court, but only one, so the competition over it was fierce at times; and to his dismay, someone already occupied the court.

He sulked a bit as he neared the court, who knew how long they’d be there for?

But his sulking turned to curiosity; the person practicing was shorter than him.

There were several plastic bottles lined up in front of the net that they were setting to.

Their skillful hands launched the ball up high and gracefully, never missing the mark once. He was absolutely captivated.

He couldn’t help but notice how their sweaty white t-shirt clung to their body, the exertion in the early-summer’s sun was taking its toll, but they still pushed on with their practice.

Suddenly the focused setter realized that they were no longer alone, and that two golden brown eyes were following them closely.

“Umm… Can I help you with something?” they asked inquisitively.

Flustered, Hinata shook his head trying to hide his blush, but to no avail.

“I- I uh, was just watching you, you’re very amazing.” He stared at his hands subconsciously.

“Oh, ah, thanks. You play volleyball?”

Hinata’s eyes flashed and his hair seemed to fluff out a bit.

“Osu! I love volleyball, especially quick sets like GWAHH-“ he trailed off realizing how stupid he probably sounded to this total stranger.

They burst out into a fit of giggles, “ I’m sorry, i- it’s just that you’re so adorable. Want me to set to you?”

His shame turned to enthusiasm,” You mean it?! I’d really like that, thank you!”

The two of them spent the entire afternoon together, the sounds of the duo echoing long into the evening. This was what you would call “love at first spike” for Hinata (I’m so sorry for my awful puns).

Lev Haiba

Some days after practice, Lev took a longer route home. The reason being was that he loved going to the local pet-shop, and he had just enough time before the train would arrive to visit and kill some time.

He hummed pleasantly to himself as he opened the door to the shop, the entry bell rung in greeting, signaling that he was officially entering paradise. Stretching and smiling widely, he made his way over to the side of the shop that showed which cats were for sale.

As he approached the cage where a little white kitten that he had visited for the past month lived, he felt something was off. After all, the kitten was finally old enough for adoption, and he had been planning on adopting it. He could already see himself as the proud owner-

His emerald eyes widened suddenly.

“WHAT?!?!” he shouted a little too loud causing some parakeets in a nearby cage to flutter around.

A red and white “Just Adopted” stamp crossed over the kitten’s age and information.

“Is something the matter?” A voice inquired from behind him.

Lev whirled around in a flurry of mixed emotions,” Who adopted this kitten, I really wanted it and-“

He stopped short, looking down at the worker who was wearing a cute light blue apron over their red and white striped shirt and jeans.

“Actually it was me who adopted th-“

“You’re gorgeous-“ he accidentally blurted out, interrupting them.

The shop-worker was dumb-founded, their face very red and staring at him in surprise.

“Eh, um is this what you would call ‘love at first sight’?” he muttered to himself now becoming more increasingly aware of how awkward he was and the how much he probably freaked the shop-keeper out just now.

Kenma Kozume

Kenma stood in line at the video game store feeling rather inconspicuous due to Kuroo’s large and lanky frame towering over him from behind. Although he hated to admit it, Kenma was very thankful to have Kuroo escorting him to places. He was nervous and uncomfortable in large numbers.

After what seemed like hours, it was finally his turn to check out. He placed the stack of games and money on top of the counter and glanced at the cashier from behind his electronic mountain, and to his astonishment they were looking back at him with a light blush dusting over their captivating features. He found himself drawn to their intelligent eyes that looked like they were beaming with inquisitiveness.

“Did you dye your hair?” They asked suddenly raising their eyebrows.

Kenma nodded, his words seemed to have logged out temporarily.

“That’s so cool, it looks awesome too! I’ve always wanted to dye my hair but I don’t know how… Mind showing me sometime?” they asked handing him his receipt with their phone number scribbled on it in black sharpie.

Kenma blushed,” It’d be my pleasure.”

They smiled so cutely it made him return the expression, he couldn’t help it. Kuroo chuckled in the background.

lemonde.fr
Attaques à Paris : les rumeurs et les intox qui circulent
Il ne s’est rien passé hier à Strasbourg, on ne compte pas quatre policiers tués, et l’extrême droite n’a pas incendié la « jungle » de Calais… Le point sur les rumeurs qui circulent pour ne pas les rediffuser.

Parce qu’on a vu pleins de rumeurs postées sur les différents directs, et parfois même relayées par les grands médias d’info : un récap’ de toutes les fausses informations qui circulent, posté et actualisé par un des blogs du Monde.

Because we saw lots of rumors spread during the live reports of terrorist attacks in Paris, even by big news outlets : here is a summary of all the false informations out there, posted and updated by one of Le Monde’s blog.

Quick recap in english for those interested (go to the article to see any of the pictures referenced) :

1. No confirmation of deaths among the police officers, though one was injured.

A false rumor spread saying 4 officers were killed during the operation to regain control of the Bataclan ; this hasn’t been confirmed by police sources. A police chief was attending the concert and was injured. Another cop was killed rue Charonne, but wasn’t in service at the time and was there as a civilian.

2. No confirmation of shootings at the Halles, the Louvres or at République

A list of 7 attack locations was spread, but the only attacks confirmed took place at the Stade de France, two restaurants close to the Place de la République, rue Charonne and at a nearby café, close to the Place de la Nation.

3. There wasn’t any support rally in Germany

A photo was shared on Twitter and was refered to as a support rally organised in Germany. It’s actually a demonstration organised by the anti-immigration group Pegida.

4. Picture of concert venue isn’t the Bataclan

Picture from the Eagles of Death Metal’s Facebook page was falsely shared as a shot of their show at the Bataclan, a few minutes before the shootings. It’s actually from their previous show in Dublin.

5. Donald Trump didn’t insult France (at least not yesterday)

An old tweet from Donald Trump was spread, which stated “Isn’t it interesting that the tragedy in Paris took place in one of the toughest gun control countries in the world?”.

This wasn’t a reaction from last night attacks, but from the killings at Charlie Hebdo last january. Trump actually shared his prayers for the victims.

6. There was no RAID operation in Strasbourg

People on Twitter spread some info about a RAID intervention in Strasbourg. This appears to be completely false.

7. The Empire State Building didn’t become blue-white-red, and the Eiffel Tower didn’t turn off its lights as a sign of mourning

Photos of the Empire State Building, lit with the french national flag’s colors, were shared in reaction to yesterday’s attacks. It’s atually the World Trade Center that was lit up in blue-white-red ; photos of the ESB are from another time.

People also took the switching-off of the Eiffel Tower’s lights as a sign of mourning ; the Eiffel Tower actually switches off its light every night at 1am, it wasn’ta reaction to the attacks but simply the standard procedure.

8. Refugees’ camp in Calais wasn’t burned down on purpose

A fire in Calais’ refugees camp (called “jungle de Calais”), were migrants established camp in their wait to reach the UK, was reported as a criminal act. It appears to be purely accidental, according to local sources.

9. Picture of man shot down in his car isn’t from Paris area

A Twitter account is sharing pictures of a man gunned down in his car, and states it took place near Paris. The pictures are actually from Brazil.

medium.com
Trial Balloon for a Coup? – Yonatan Zunger – Medium

embedded links and sources at the link, please read!

News Reports
(1) Priebus made two public statements today. One is that the ban on Muslims will no longer be applied to green card holders. Notably absent from his statement was anything about people with other types of visa (including long-term ones), or anything about the DHS’ power to unilaterally revoke green cards in bulk.
The other was that the omission of Jews from the statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day was deliberate and is not regretted.
A point of note here is that Priebus is the one making these statements, which is not normally the Chief of Staff’s job. I’ll come back to that below.

(2) Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that the intent of yesterday’s order was very much a ban on Muslims, described in those words, and he was among the people Trump asked how they could find a way to do this legally.

(3) CNN has a detailed story (heavily sourced) about the process by which this ban was created and announced. Notable in this is that the DHS’ lawyers objected to the order, specifically its exclusion of green card holders, as illegal, and also pressed for there to be a grace period so that people currently out of the country wouldn’t be stranded — and they were personally overruled by Bannon and Stephen Miller. Also notable is that career DHS staff, up to and including the head of Customs & Border Patrol, were kept entirely out of the loop until the order was signed.

(4) The Guardian is reporting (heavily sourced) that the “mass resignations” of nearly all senior staff at the State Department on Thursday were not, in fact, resignations, but a purge ordered by the White House. As the diagram below (by Emily Roslin v Praze) shows, this leaves almost nobody in the entire senior staff of the State Department at this point.

The seniormost staff of the Department of State. Blue X’s are unfilled positions; red X’s are positions which were purged. Note that the “filled” positions are not actually confirmed yet.
As the Guardian points out, this has an important and likely not accidental effect: it leaves the State Department entirely unstaffed during these critical first weeks, when orders like the Muslim ban (which they would normally resist) are coming down.
The article points out another point worth highlighting: “In the past, the state department has been asked to set up early foreign contacts for an incoming administration. This time however it has been bypassed, and Trump’s immediate circle of Steve Bannon, Michael Flynn, son-in-law Jared Kushner and Reince Priebus are making their own calls.”

(5) On Inauguration Day, Trump apparently filed his candidacy for 2020. Beyond being unusual, this opens up the ability for him to start accepting “campaign contributions” right away. Given that a sizable fraction of the campaign funds from the previous cycle were paid directly to the Trump organization in exchange for building leases, etc., at inflated rates, you can assume that those campaign coffers are a mechanism by which US nationals can easily give cash bribes directly to Trump. Non-US nationals can, of course, continue to use Trump’s hotels and other businesses as a way to funnel money to him.

(6) Finally, I want to highlight a story that many people haven’t noticed. On Wednesday, Reuters reported (in great detail) how 19.5% of Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, has been sold to parties unknown. This was done through a dizzying array of shell companies, so that the most that can be said with certainty now is that the money “paying” for it was originally loaned out to the shell layers by VTB (the government’s official bank), even though it’s highly unclear who, if anyone, would be paying that loan back; and the recipients have been traced as far as some Cayman Islands shell companies.
Why is this interesting? Because the much-maligned Steele Dossier (the one with the golden showers in it) included the statement that Putin had offered Trump 19% of Rosneft if he became president and removed sanctions. The reason this is so interesting is that the dossier said this in July, and the sale didn’t happen until early December. And 19.5% sounds an awful lot like “19% plus a brokerage commission.”
Conclusive? No. But it raises some very interesting questions for journalists to investigate.