the truest of true

A So Called Blind Date

Summary: After not wanting to celebrate his birthday, Steve and Tony convince Bucky to go to a “Blind Date”.

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader

Word Count: 1780

Warnings: angst at the end, mentioning of german food

A/N: yooo guess who’s back after her unplanned break of 141 days? I am so so sorry guys. You have no idea how many times I tried to write but just couldn’t. But for now, I’m back with the usual portion of fluff and angst <3 I hope you like it!

“You did what?” Steve asked, shoving his left hand through his hair before he let it fall to his side again. He looked at Tony, shook his head (twice) and then started scratching the back of his neck. He didn’t know what to say. Not after the thing Tony had just told him.

“The guy’s a hundred years old, Steve”, Tony defended himself. “He didn’t even want a birthday party. That’s the least we should do for him. When was the last time he was on a date? With a cute girl in a pretty dress? Huh? 1941?”

“That’s not…” Steve tried to say but Tony waved it off and Steve shrugged. Maybe Tony was right. Bucky didn’t want to talk to Steve about his birthday. Not to him, nor to Natasha or to Clint who he had kind of become good friends with in the past few months.

“It’s good to have a date every once in a while Steve. Even when he’s not ‘looking for something’”, Tony made some quotation marks in the air and rolled his eyes. The last time Tony had suggested Bucky go on a date, this had been the exact answer he had been given. 

That Bucky was too old. That he was carrying too many problems. That he was not looking for something. That he was just trying to be normal again if that was even possible for someone with a past like his.

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They Say No Lies

by ultimatebellarke

Only those in a bond of marriage are allowed safe passage. It’s a just negotiation deal for Clarke—but Octavia knows her brother thinks otherwise. // read on ao3


The Grounders all have their arrows cocked, ready to fire at a single command from their Head—who, much to Octavia’s astonishment, is an elderly woman. She is carried on a chair by several warriors, and is voiced by her much larger, stronger Second. She tries not to stare at the elder, she really tries—but the sight is so rare. She can’t remember the last time she saw someone so old.

Clarke’s voice pulls her away from her gawking. “We mean you no harm,” Clarke is saying, “Osir laik skaikru en osir gaf gothru klir.” We are skaikru and we seek safe passage.

The Second hisses, “We do not welcome strangers.”

“We have protection from—”

“We are part of no alliance. Turn around at once, or be killed.”

Octavia scowls, a hand reaching instinctively to her dagger. Clarke continues, desperation tinting her voice. “If you don’t let us pass, we are all going to be dead.”

The Second, eyes flaring, opens her mouth, but is stopped by a single lift of a hand from the elder. Her voice is quiet, barely decipherable. But Octavia hears the words: “Teik em.” Let them.

The Second’s mouth falls. She hisses, “Ogeda em?” All of them?

The elderly shakes her head. “Hedon.“ Law.

The Second’s eyes scour over each of them. “Our Land is sacred ground,” she says. “Only the truest of bonds may pass.”

“What bond?” Octavia asks.

The fire of the Second’s eyes now targets Octavia. “Hodnes.” Love. “We require a bond of marriage.”

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ephirae  asked:

Ahh! I just love reading your stuff because it is so! good! every! time! You take all these prompts and respond to them in a way that I just never expect! Especially your latest one about the powers that favours hold! How are you able to respond to these prompts in such an abstract (is that even the right word) way? I always seem to take a literal route

Ah thank you! I love taking stories into unexpected directions, so it’s wonderful to know that I’m succeeding!

One of my favorite English teachers, shout out to Mrs. Ladd, told us a quote from Hemingway. “All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”

That’s what I always try to do! 

In that particular prompt, the word that struck me most was “powerful.” In my experience, favors are what create and give power. It’s what politicians bank on and nepotism thrives on.

Thus, my one true sentence became “You know now (not then) that power comes through and from favors.” (X)

I tend to pick out one word and use whatever pops into my head as the backbone of the piece.

Or like one of my older posts, Devil Deals (X)! The word that stuck out to me there was “contract.” I’d just read that story about a dude who won a court case against a credit card company because he changed the contract to be no interest on his policy! And then I thought about that song Devil Went Down to Georgia and knew I wanted that tone in the prompt fill. Hence the true line:

“You know,” her grandmother says, “your grandpa was a fiddler. It’s no surprise he passed it on to you.”

So my advice is to not be afraid to dissect and pick apart a prompt! You don’t have to use all of it (never mention when you don’t, most people don’t mind!), just the parts that fit with what you find interesting. Whether that be the setting, a word, a color, or a name!

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TRUE LOVE 101

The truest true story to ever be true because it happened

Okay so I was looking at a picture of the Mona Lisa earlier, and for some reason it reminded me of @virusap

I was also reading a really good book, and it took me a second to realize that @puns-and-fics didn’t write it Bc it was so good.

THEN I decided to take a break from remembering and go look at a painting of a duck, but it was so well-painted that it reminded me of @badromantics so that didn’t work.

I ran away, screaming in terror at what my mind has become, when suddenly, i fell. Just like how y'all fell for the twist at the end at A Rather Small Event. In fact, that reminded me of the one person who wasn’t shocked, @reincarnationchance Bc they’re psychic, I guess.

So I began to crawl on my hands and knees, desperate to escape the empty void of Tumblr, when all of a sudden, my leg was spilt open by a sharp seashell, not unlike the one in @almariza-hive-mind ’s icon. I screamed again.

Standing now, I sprinted away from that place, and found solace in a nice drawing by @spibbles , until I looked closer. This wasn’t a spibbles drawing! IT WAS A COPY! I, of course, without checking or a second thought, began to scream wildly at @spoiledbuni for being a Spibbles copy. Because, as we all know, they totally are. Totally.

THEN @jamilton-central popped into my head. The thought of my amazing spouse was enough to draw me out of that evil mindset, and I realized that maybe, just maybe, drawing Hamilton DOESNT make someone a Spibbles copy!

So now I lie here in wait, hoping against all odds that Tumblr will not find me. I can only hope that the memes can be avoided once and for all. Wait…what am I typing this on?

Everyone is all irritated that “the wedding is being squished into the musical” but…no, no, no. Yall, this is a Captain Swan wedding. The truest-of-true, endorsed-by-the-Gods, BEYOND-DEATH kind of love story! Of course their wedding deserves a special episode! It’s gonna be an all-singing, all-dancing, knot-tying spectacular!

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curiousbluepencil  asked:

For the BROTP/OTP/NOTP thing, Tododeku (like we don't know the answer already lololol I just love listening to you talk about how much you adore them), Kirideku, Erasermic, Kiribaku?

Tododeku: OTP! OTP! OTP! This is my truest of true pairings, and tbh it’s one of maybe two ships in the fandom that I’m fully 100% behind. But I’m also pretty wild about it as a BroTP. it’s also one of those few pairings where I honestly don’t care what the nature of their relationship is–platonic, romantic, familial, whatever–as long as they’re together. Their bond is really important to me.

Kirideku: Honestly, this ship didn’t even occur to me until I did this ask meme prompt. Answering those questions made me realize that they’re actually pretty compatible, I mean wow. It’s still best as a BroTP but I’m def open to romantic shipping too.

Erasermic: This is my other OTP in the fandom. I used to be sort of neither here nor there about it but then I read all of the fics by this person and I’ve fallen into this ship and I can’t get up.

Kiribaku: I guess it’s an OTP. I can’t really get as passionate about it as I do with Tododeku or Erasermic because I still don’t like Bakugou yet. But I do enjoy their relationship, and it’s definitely one that can work better than my main NoTP of the fandom since there’s mutual respect and balance, they understand each other, and Kirishima is a pretty substantial driving force behind Bakugou’s development into a decent person.

Useful quotes about writing

I’ve collected a few quotes from famous writers that can help you through the writing process.

About creativity:

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.” Toni Morrison

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” Philip José Farmer

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” Ray Bradbury

“Don’t classify me, read me. I’m a writer, not a genre.” Carlos Fuentes

“Good ideas stay with you until you eventually write the story.” Brian Keene

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