this is far from the last one

things i’d like to see in future seasons of skam, pt 1:

  • a girl love interest - so far the love interests has only been boys. 
  • someone who’s lesbian, representation matters.
  • and while on that topic - someone who’s asexual. they’re way under represented in general, everywhere! 
  • someone struggling with money - is EVERYONE rich? like honestly. (i know isak stuggled paying his rent but then he just got more money from his dad.)
  • someone wearing glasses. does everyone have great eyesight?! are there not any hipsters (except jonas) at hartvig nissen?
  • also i’d like to see the freaking trailer for season 4, thank you. 

I just had this terrible idea that popped in my head about Rogue One’s ending.

What if Cassian had been the only last remaining member of Rogue One?

Imagine if Cassian was able to flee in a ship right before the Death Star destroyed Scarif.

When he feels he’s far away enough from the action he turns on the auto-pilot.

He goes at the back of the ship and it hit him right there and real hard.

He’s all alone.

Imagine Cassian lying against the wall and slowly sliding to the ground, his head in his hands as he realises that everyone is gone.

He starts crying as he repeats to himself that he was the captain and he was suppose to protect them.

SOMEONE PLS STOP ME, I’M MAKING MYSELF SUFFER.

Wow!

I have my first art post that has over a 100 notes! And my SL minis one isn’t far behind! Something happened last night, I shot up in popularity seemingly overnight, now I have 284 followers! I want to thank everyone who reblogs my posts and helping me get out there in the world. I’m growing quickly now! Thank you so much, and look out for more art from me soon! ;) 

DMM2017: Sauropodomorphs

The next bracket for @a-dinosaur-a-day‘s Dinosaur March Madness is up and ready for voting, which means it’s time for another round of pointless pontificating from yours truly! I know sauropodomorphs aren’t as glamorous as theropods in the eyes of some, but I encourage you to scurry along, read up about some of them, and cast your ballots. I think it would be awfully neat if one of them went all the way to the last round.

So far as Non-Plateosaur Sauropodomorphs and “Miscellaneous” goes, I picked Buriolestes, which is a carnivorous basal sauropodomorph. Neat!

For Non-Anchisaur Plateosaurs, I chose Glacialisaurus because of my predilection for those delightfully chilly Antarctic dinosaurs.

Out of the Non-Gravisaur Anchisaurs, I picked Anchisaurus, the OG of the group and a rather neat well-known prosauropod from the United States.

In the Miscellaneous Gravisaurs category, I chose Cetiosaurus. You can’t beat the classics.

From the Mamenchisaurids, I chose Omeisaurus for its ridiculously long neck.

For the Turiasaurs, I picked Zby for its delightfully stupid name.

For the Rebbachisaurids, I chose Tataouinea, the Star Wars dinosaur.

From the Dicraeosaurids, I picked Brachytrachelopan for its ridiculously short neck.

From the Diplodocids, I chose Apatosaurus, an old favorite of mine and a classic dinosaur all around.

Out of the Non-Titanosauriform Macronarians, I picked Abrosaurus because it’s fragile, and I was worried that if I didn’t pick it, its feelings would get hurt.

For the Non-Somphospondyl Titanosauriforms, I settled on Brachiosaurus because, again, you can’t beat the classics.

For the Non-Titanosaur Somphospondylians, I chose Sauroposeidon, a tall boy.

In the Titanosaur 1 category, I picked Magyarosaurus, the teeniest sauropod you’ve ever seen.

And last, from the Titanosaur 2 category, I picked Alamosaurus, because YEEEEEEHAWWWW

Yes, I know it’s not actually named for that Alamo. Sue me.

I hope this screed has enlightened those of you interested in voting. See you at the polls.

ive built up this huge tolerance to my meds and you know, sometimes i think the worst part about having adhd isnt adhd itself but that 97% of the time i gotta function like i dont have it. I have to focus, sit still for a long period of time, try not to distract myself even though i inevitably will. And i guess my meds help that. Somewhat.

But not enough. Sometimes being normal and trying to be functional feels superhuman for me. I mean im an adult, thats what adults do, right? But its rough. I gotta tone myself down and mask a lot of my symptoms day in and day out. Theres a fear that sits with me that one day im gonna fail completely if i dont keep up the act that im organized, focused, capable.

Yet thats very far from who i am. The person i was this time last year that felt accomplished and productive and sure herself because of when i first started my meds is gone. She’s gone. Ive got this mental crutch that feels like im running at full speed trying to catch up while everyone else is walking casually.

Sucks, you know? Sucks being this way. In the end ill just get told to work harder. Im trying, though. OH MY GOD DO I TRY. I TRY ALL THE TIME. IN THIS INSTITUTION. OH MY GOD, DO I PRAY. I PRAY EVERY SINGLE DAY…for REVoLUTION!!! MYAH.

AND I SAY, HEYEYAYEYEAYEA.

Have been seeing pictures of this all over and saw one face to face last night in a bar in my old uni town. This means a lot to me. I was assaulted in my uni town, in a bar not far from where I took this picture and this could have really helped me. We need more of these all over ♡

Red Data Girl: World Heritage Girl (Week 20)

Red Data Girl: World Heritage Girl
By Noriko Ogiwara

A Translation

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Wow! We’ve hit week 20 of RDG 4! At this point, I’d say we’re about 2 thirds of the way through the book. Thanks for sticking with me this far! I hope you enjoy this week’s installation! I think it’s a pretty good one. ;)

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Rules: Answer the questions and tag people you want to get to know better
Thanks for tagging me, Stella!


Nicknames: Tor, Tortellini, Tofu, She-Dragon, Tori the Destroyer, Buddy Man Pal Friend, Biffle, Angel, “The Pants to my Windex”

Star Sign: Gemini Sun, Virgo Moon, Aries Rising

Height: 5'6"

Last thing I googled: How to make Black Forest Cake

Fave music artist: Wow this one’s hard, I guess my fave musical artist of the day so far is twenty one pilots

Last movie I watched: La La Land (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)

Last TV show you watched: A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS ON NETFLIX WATCH IT WATCH IT WATCH IT!!!!!!!

What are you wearing right now?: Black leggings, converse, and my Dance For A Cure tee from yesterday’s fundraiser

When did you create your blog?: Late December of 2015

What kind of stuff do I post?: Shitposts, memes, fandom things and the occasional personal post

Do you have any other blogs?: No

Do you get asks regularly?: No, but I’d love to get more!!! Asks are my favorite!

Why did you choose your URL: Very long story but essentially I got stereotyped as a Jessica and have been fighting ever since to confirm that I am not Jessica.

Gender: Cisgender, she/her pronouns

Hogwarts House: I’m a Slytherin but everyone says they think I’m a Gryffindor

Fave colors: Purple and green, and also a bluish-green color

Average hours of sleep: Probably between 2-4 with the occasional long LONG nap

Lucky number: 11, 9, and 14

Unlucky number: I don’t really have one

Fave characters: Anyone from Scream or American Horror Story, I’ve always preferred Violet Baudelaire over the other Baudelaires (ASOUE), and Alexander Hamilton (Hamilton)

How many blankets do you sleep with?: hahahhahahahahhaah probably an average of like 6 or 7, and I sleep with 13 pillows

Follower Count: Around 198

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vantablack
  • [stuart semple, covered in vivid pink, yellow, and green powder staggers up a seemingly infinite number of steps toward the top of a marble pyramid upon which rests his coveted prize]
  • [he reaches the top, gasping for air. in the middle of the pedestal at the top of the pyramid there is a gaping black hole, endlessly deep.]
  • stuart semple, quietly: what is this
  • [sir anish kapoor, from the bottom of the pyramid lifts his head and gazes upward at semple's back. his face is also covered in pink, green, and yellow. it is unclear how he heard semple's voice from so far away]
  • anish kapoor: it is what you seek
  • semple: it's so
  • sir anish kapoor: beautiful, yes
  • semple, turning his head just enough to look at anish over one shoulder: your reign of tyranny is over, kapoor. youve underestimated me for the last time. i will take the vantablack you so selfishly stole from us and return it to its place in the hands of the people.
  • sir anish kapoor: youre a fool, semple. stop this madness now before it's too late. you know not the dangerous powers with which you toy
  • semple, turning back to face the void: you cannot deceive me, your ploys won't work
  • [semple extends his hands, long pale fingers hovering inches from the inky darkness, hesitating]
  • sir anish kapoor: stuart, no!
  • [semple's hand shoots forward and collides with the vantablack. instantly the void envelops his arm, then his whole body. semple's screams of agony are swallowed in the crushing silence of vantablack and soon the pyramid and sir anish kapoor are also devoured.]
  • semple: ...where are we?
  • sir anish kapoor: we are unstuck from time and space, trapped in a nanotechnological purgatory
  • [stuart semple's lips have been replaced with photorealistic magazine cutouts of other people's mouths, stop-motion flickering through each syllable, none truly belonging to him]
  • semple: how,, how could this have happened?
  • anish, whose entire being has been replaced by a series of clockwork cogs and a single, unblinking eye: you toyed with dangers beyond your imaging stuart. reality itself has been pulled into the vantablack. soon, the whole world will know the void as we do
  • semple, sobbing into his hands which have become splotches of warmth on a heat-vision screen, his body dissolving into salt and sand: i-i didnt know...... how do i stop it?
  • sir anish kapoor, his gears turning and clicking ever faster: the same way you stop a galaxy from expanding, a star from collapsing. the same way you stop human avarice and pride, from one man coveting what belongs to another.
  • semple, weeping: please,,, please tell me
  • [sir anish kapoor's cogs begin to break apart, dividing like so many cells into the vast abyssal plane]
  • [semple, wrought with grief and desperation reaches out to grasp at the eye, which has begun to shrink and disintegrate at the edges. the eye pulses with one last surge of warmth. is it sympathy? is it love? the eye disappears and reality along with it.]
red.
  • it is february 1980 when they meet at a funeral
  • they are two red-haired women, one pureblood and one muggleborn, but neither of them care because blood does not matter
  • (except that it does. except that this whole stupid war is about blood)
  • they are two red-haired women with the future of the wizarding world growing in their bellies
  • and this is how it goes
  • gideon and fabian prewett go into the ground that day
  • molly, the last remaining prewett, feels like she’s drowning
  • (and although she is now a weasley, she will always be a prewett)
  • arthur’s hand in hers reminds her that she is not alone (far from it, in fact), but it does not ease the pain, the grief of losing all that was left of her family in one fell swoop
  • there is a stream of endless platitudes and consolations, so repetitive and meaningless that they blend into one another
  • (and she feels awful for the ones she has offered in the past)
  • (sometimes words mean so little)
  • she tries to tune it all out. sometimes she mutters, ‘thank you,’ towards her feet, but mostly she is silent
  • ‘when are you due?’
  • it is the only question that cuts through because it is so thoroughly unexpected, especially at a funeral
  • looking up, she meets a pair of brilliant green eyes, softened with sympathy in this moment
  • (but she knows just by looking at her that this woman can be hard, so hard and strong when she wants to be)
  • (and behind the woman stands a tall, bespectacled man with black hair, wilder and messier than hair really has a right to be, and she knows immediately that they are lily and james potter, who gideon and fabian talked about because of how bright and brave and in love they are)
  • when she does not answer, lily tries again, ‘you are pregnant, right? this isn’t some awful, social faux pas where i’ve asked a woman if she’s pregnant when she’s not, right?’
  • james sniggers and lily elbows him in the stomach
  • (and she wonders about these two, clearly so young, too young, for war and for a baby and for merlin knows what else might be coming)
  • (but she sees the way he holds her hand reverently, and the way she looks up at him reproachfully, her eyes betraying her amusement and embarrassment, and how he smiles and she smiles back and molly may as well not be there because they are so in love and damn the war)
  • ‘march,’ she eventually answers and the anxiety in lily’s face melts away
  • then molly casts her eyes downwards and smiles
  • ‘and you?’
  • ‘august,’ she answers, glowing like only a woman who is creating life can
  • lily’s hand skims across her stomach, the instinctual action of a woman whose belly is full of baby
  • (and molly would know, she has patted her own belly too many times to count)
  • ‘well, i guess our children will be going to hogwarts together, then,’ molly muses aloud
  • ‘maybe they’ll be best friends,’ lily smirks
  • and, for a moment, molly feels lighter because it is so reassuring to talk about the future in this way, to think about her children growing up in a world where they’re safe and happy and blood doesn’t matter and they can be whatever they choose to be
  • ‘potter and weasley,’ james is staring dreamily at the sky before dropping his gaze back down and grinning widely
  • ‘hogwarts won’t know what hit it.’
  • she never sees them again
  • her hands shake when she reads about them in the daily prophet
  • and she cries when she thinks about how they were bright and brave and so young
  • (too young and so in love)
  • (and now gone too soon)
  • she never forgets, but the memory does fade, the memory of meeting a vivacious couple on one of the worst days of her life and how they gave her hope for a future when the word future felt like taboo
  • and it doesn’t happen the way any of them had predicted, but it happens
  • because ron writes home in september 1991, talking about how he made friends with harry potter and how he stuffed himself silly on the hogwarts express because harry was generous and cool and being friends with him was easy and natural
  • so she thinks of lily and how she rubbed her belly, green eyes alight with hope
  • and she thinks of james and his cheeky grin and what he said that day
  • ‘potter and weasley. hogwarts won’t know what hit it.’
  • and she smiles
[TRANS] BIGBANG - LAST DANCE Lyrics

Even the love that I thought would last forever faded away
Now even those common friends are leaving
As we age, I guess we become adults
Why am I so worried

People stay in the past today as well
The world spins fine without me
I think I am immature since I am still young
Why am I so foolish

The days when I was happy without anything feels like yesterday
Sure, I’ve come too far, I can’t remember it
Since it’s my first time for everything, I rush and am excited
Those memories from that time still feel like a dream to me
Where am I right now
I am going back to you as I sing this song
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

Becoming a faded light among the stars
You also become a star and signal
Since I’ve become alone I must look lonely
Why do I keep tearing up

The days when I was happy without anything feels like yesterday
Sure, I’ve come too far, I can’t remember it
Since it’s my first time for everything, I rush and am excited
Those memories from that time still feel like a dream to me
Where am I right now

I am going back to you as I sing this song
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

The music keeps playing
Give me a chance, I’ve been waiting here
Please just once
I promise
It won’t be that long

As I sing this song
As I sing this song
I will go back to you
If I can see the beautiful you once more,
We will have our last dance as we listen to this song
Remember this moment until whenever
Just one last dance

Last night when we danced as I held your hand
Your beautiful shining one last smile
An ecstacy with no differentiation for colors
It doesn’t fit with the world I’ve seen and felt
Last night when we danced as I held your hand
Your beautiful shining one last smile
An ecstacy with no differentiation for colors
It doesn’t fit with the world I’ve seen and felt

Translated by: kristinekwak

it’s the fact they have been through so much that makes it so hard for me to stop crying tbh. 

it’s the fact that they went through so much as trainees in such a competitive world such as kpop where some managing labels go so far as to physically abuse or even mentally abuse idols into acting a way they want (and it’s the fact that this very well most likely happened to bts with that mishap with their one manager last year). it’s the fact that they’ve been told they wouldn’t make it, the fact that they’ve struggled so hard to prove them all wrong and to deliver each comeback with such precise choreo; the fact that they’ve literally worked big hit from the bottom up, going from having to use their manager’s car while filming mvs to exploding cars and hiring hundreds of extras in only a few years time; the fact that, the one time in kobe when they couldn’t perform, yoongi was so physically hurt and depressed that he had let the fans, that he had let us, down that he went back to the stage in kobe; the fact that he cried and then said that he knows crying is losing only to burst into tears tonight for winning artist of the year because he hasn’t lost, because he’s won something he’s been striving for for so long; it’s the fact that namjoon, the smart leader who always knows how to carry the group through thick and thin, was physically speechless and started crying even before he could talk because he’s talked about being depressed and feeling useless and now he’s won such a huge award; it’s the fact that these boys have been with each other through literally everything with awkward and shy trainee days, to becoming family when they can’t even have the chance to see their own biological family, to encouraging jungkook to come out of his shell and for consoling taehyung when his grandmother passed away. it’s the fact that they’ve tried so hard to win a daesang and they’ve finally did it and it’s only the beginning of more wonderful achievements to come, 

and I couldn’t be prouder.  

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ZERO GRAVITY AU – Full Characters Design and Plot

See Official Story Contents HERE

Somewhere, in the big city, lives a twins in a broken family, their mom is a prostitute, their dad drown himself in alcohol. The twins are victims of child abuse, their names are Bill Cipher, and Will Cipher.

Got sick of their present life, the older one – Bill Cipher, planned to escape from their house. One night in the heavy rain, the twins left the place they used to call home, headed to the last bus which they don’t know where it will go, but they must run, no matter where the bus take them. In the morning, when the rain stop, Bill woke up, and realized a big banner from the far, it says: “Welcome to Zero Gravity town

In Zero Gravity, the twins found themselfs a small abandoned shack in the wood, they decided to stay here, their new home. Just the two lives there, both of them must work at differents places to earn money for their own. Bill and Will discovered an old Journal in the shack, with a symbol of a hand with six fingers and a letter 3 on it. Bill found out great possibilities and power the journal brought to him, he keep the journal, with an ambition: To revenge the cruel world and recreate a fun world, a better world for him, and his brother.

Since then, because of Bill’s actions and consequences, many people show up in the twins’s life, not just any regular human, the citizens call them “The Guardians”

Bill & Will have to face all of them, and their biggest obstacle is the Pines Twins – Dipper Pines & Mabel Pines – Guardians of the World’s Balance.

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I’ve done it ;; w ;;)// Sorry for my poor English Grammar ;; r ;;)~ I’ll draw more story of them in the future~ Basicaly, character’s personality and relationships are the same, just the story line’s changed.

Hope you like my AU ;; w ;;)~

10

INNARDS OUT FOR PYUKUMUKU

A Solo Run with Pyukumuku

Update 16: Hello, it’s Xinitii! Here it is!! What we’ve been waiting for. After the Elite Four there is one last trainer to fight in the Pokemon League before officially becoming Champion of Alola! The fight wasn’t actually that difficult, but it was by far the longest fight I’ve ever done in any Pokemon game ever. Not even joking.

Now that the Elite Four is out of the way, we have one last battle before becoming Champion, Professor Kukui. Most of his team could be taken down with Counter. Only his Alolan Ninetales and Magnezone needed to be Toxic stalled. Lycanroc was defeated in two turns thanks to Counter. His Magnezone was able to be inflicted with Toxic after Sushi used Soak. That didn’t stop it from spamming Thunderbolt however. That is one mean Thunderbolt. Braviary had Whirlwind and Tailwind. It couldn’t use Whirlwind because I didn’t have any other team members to switch to. Tailwind was useless since Sushi’s speed is so slow she’ll always go second. Countered Brave Bird was it’s undoing. Incineroar spammed Darkest Lariat so Sushi spammed Counter. It’s Z-move didn’t do much against Sushi who easily tanked it. Although I did misclick and ended up Toxic stalling the last 10% of its HP rather than using Counter.

Thanks to Incineroar, Sushi made it to level 80! 256 Defense for the win!

Snorlax only used Body Slam which is odd because it had Heavy Slam too. Heavy Slam does more damage if the user outweighs the target. Snorlax weighs 1014.1 lbs and Pyukumuku weighs 2.6 lbs. If Snorlax HAD used Heavy Slam, it would have had 120 base power. Missed opportunity Kukui.

Last but not least was Alolan Ninetales. Oh my god, this fight. First things first, it used Safeguard meaning I had to wait 5 turns before using Toxic again. And when I had the chance to use it, Sushi missed. Luckily Ninetales wanted to spam Dazzling Gleam instead of Safeguard which is fine with me. Or I was fine with that. Until Kukui healed Ninetales to full health and realized that I can’t do poop if he uses Safeguard and then proceeded to spam Safeguard EVERY FIVE TURNS. As you can imagine, THIS WAS HORRIBLE. Ninetales ran out of Dazzling Gleam and started using Blizzard. Then it ran out of Blizzard and could only use Ice Shard which fortunately I could counter. Except it only did 3 damage to Sushi meaning my counter damage was butt. I was doing 6 damage per turn and Ninetales was at full HP. Naturally Ninetales ran out of PP for Ice Shard which meant it could only use one move, Safeguard. Either Ninetales had to Struggle, or Sushi did. It was the only way out of this battle. I waited until Ninetails used up all of its Safeguard and then used Struggle and killed itself.

Now let’s take a look at this one fight against Ninetales. Four moves: Dazzling Gleam, Blizzard, Ice Shard, Safeguard. Dazzling Gleam has 10 PP. Blizzard has 5 PP. Ice Shard has 30 PP. Safeguard has 25 PP. SUSHI FOUGHT ALOLAN NINETALES FOR 70 TURNS UNTIL IT RAN OUT OF PP FOR ALL OF ITS MOVES AND STRUGGLED TO DEATH. GAME PLEASE. The fight took forever and was THE LONGEST fight in the entire run of long fights. There couldn’t have been a more fitting ending to this run to be completely honest. I love you Sushi.

So normally this would be the last update of the journey, but there is still something missing. My goal was to complete the game using only a Pyukumuku. My goal is completed. Sushi on the other hand has her own goals. She wants to fight the strongest trainer in Alola to prove that she can truly tank any Pokemon. We would need to fight a Pokemon League Champion for her to be happy, but we can’t fight ourselves. If only there were another Pokemon League Champion on Alola… See you all next update.

~~Thank you to @pokemon-i-choose-you for your support of my run! I hope this was entertaining for you!~~

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anonymous asked:

What's going on with Danielle on instagram?

Danielle was on someone’s Snapchat making out with her girl friend (friend that is a girl, not girlfriend as far as I know), then she was pictured holding hands and walking around with one of her previous fake boyfriend’s long-time best friends (lol), and now she’s untagging herself from those photos and videos on IG and has turned off comments on the her last batch of IG posts. Like that makes it automatically not happen lol

Peter Parker #2

A/N: I know I have been AWOL, my computer has been very stupid and annoying. Let me know what you guys think xox 

SMUT WARNING

Number Request from Smut Prompt List.

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“You’re n-not, um, w-wearing anything under that, are you…?”                     “Are you trying to turn me on right now or are you really just that oblivious?”                                                                                                        “I-I just wasn’t expecting that. But I liked it. A lot.”


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with the three wins that they took home today: shinee is now the holder of the third place title for most awards taken home by an artist at the 31st golden disk awards with seventeen wins. they are only surpassed by super junior and snsd, who are tied with nineteen wins each. these wins are combined from both group and solo releases that shinee have put out between their debut year (2008) and this last year (2016). they have earned at least one award at every annual show with the exception 2011, when a ceremony was not held (though they likely would have gotten an award for lucifer if it had been), and 2012, when they did not have a release to be nominated for. the awards that they have received so far include:

23rd golden disk awards: best new artist award
24th golden disk awards: inkisang (popularity) award
25th golden disk awards: disk bonsang - 2009, year of us
25th golden disk awards: inkisang (popularity) award
27th golden disk awards: disk bonsang - sherlock
27th golden disk awards: inkisang (popularity) award
28th golden disk awards: disk bonsang - misconceptions of you
28th golden disk awards: inkisang (popularity) award
28th golden disk awards: ceci asia icon award
29th golden disk awards: disk bonsang - ace (taemin)
29th golden disk awards: inkisang (popularity) award (taemin)
30th golden disk awards: disk bonsang - odd
30th golden disk awards: disk bonsang - base (jonghyun)
30th golden disk awards: inkisang (popularity) award
31st golden disk awards: disk bonsang - 1of1
31st golden disk awards: disk bonsang - press it (taemin)
31st golden disk awards: inkisang (popularity) award

total - shinee: one rookie, one icon, five bonsang, six inkisang 
total - taemin: one inkisang, two bonsang
total - jonghyun: one bonsang
total - combined: one rookie, one icon, seven inkisang, eight bonsang

alternatively: when including the inkisang award win that toheart (key and infinite’s woohyun’s subunit) won in 2015 the total number of wins for shinee would rise up to eighteen.

Andrew looks at his phone through his lashes. Neil had cajoled and bullied him into buying an Iphone-we can video call each other, he had insisted. As if I want to see anymore of your stupid face, Josten, Andrew had replied, but had driven out to buy one the other day. He’d pretended he couldn’t see the quiet smile on Neil’s face.

It has been exactly two weeks since they’d last talked in person. It feels like an eternity. It's been less than twelve hours since they last talked, but Andrew already misses Neil. It’s a bone deep ache, that’s slowly driving him insane, he tells himself that it isn’t about Neil, it’s the days spent in unfamiliar hotel rooms and in unfamiliar beds and it’s that, too, but that’s far from the entire truth.

He looks through his phone, his finger hovering over Neil’s name before he lets it flop down on the bed next to him. It’s late and Neil-the idiot that he is-never gets enough sleep as it is.

He resigns himself to another sleepless night.There was a time when Neil’s warmth next to him made him square his shoulders and brace himself for danger, now the lack of warmth feels somehow excruciating. He twists and turns, uncomfortable in his own skin and that feeling had faded once, and he-he stops himself, he won’t allow himself to be dragged into that downward spiral again.

He allows himself to close his eyes and envision that junkie, the twist of his lips when he smiles and the exact shade of auburn of his hair and the glint in his blue eyes, just for a moment.

The next day, the doorbell rings even before he’s awake. He gropes around for his knives and stands, his hackles are raised and there’s a sour taste in his mouth, that has nothing to do with sleep.

He opens the door to the hotel room, in the long sleeved shirt and sweatpants that he slept in. He sees messy auburn hair and tanned skin. Neil hovers in the doorway, not uncertain, merely waiting for his consent.

Andrew hates him for that. He steps aside to let him in and closes the door behind him. Neil makes a beeline straight for the bed and flops down on it. He doesn’t seem to have brought a bag or any clothes with him.

“Did you come here to sleep?” Andrew asks. Neil hums and turns to look at him from where he has buried his head in a pillow. “The plane ride was absolute hell,” he says half slurring his words.

Andrew has no time to pity him. Neil wouldn’t have come over if it was too much trouble. But Andrew wanders over to him anyway, it’s only because Andrew’s bored and Neil is the most interesting thing in the room, or so Andrew tells himself.

Neil turns to smile at him. “Hey,” he says. Andrew just looks at him with a heavy lidded gaze. Neil starts to tell him about the team and Robin without prompting because he knows Andrew won’t ask.

Andrew lets him make mundane small talk for a while, content to listen to his voice, before reaching out a hand and letting it hover over Neil’s shoulder. Neil’s voice doesn’t falter as he tells him how fucking lonely his bed feels without Andrew, but his lips curl slightly at the corners. Andrew’s quiet, “Yes or no?” is met with a heated “yes" and Neil rises up on one hand to kiss him.

Heat coils in the pit of his stomach and he curls his hands in Neil’s hair. They have never said ‘I love you’ to each other, but if actions speak louder than words, Andrew reckons, they might as well be shouting it.

When they finally break apart, Neil looks at him and says with quiet happiness, "You missed me.” Andrew leans back, the spell broken and says, “No, I didn’t.” Neil grins and with his scrunched nose and messy hair, Andrew leans back in and lets Neil meet him halfway. “Yes, you did,” Neil murmurs against his lips and Andrew concedes defeat, just to shut him up.

i think one of the best feelings when learning a language is looking back on previous vocabulary lists or grammar points that you’ve studied or written down at some point in time and just being surprised that maybe a year or two ago, these were things that you either struggled with or could never remember, despite the fact that it might feel like second nature to you now. THAT FEELING OF PROGRESS IS GREAT, I HOPE EVERYONE GOES BACK AND LOOKS AT HOW FAR THEY’VE COME IN THEIR LANGUAGE STUDIES !!!