this is mostly the first four seasons

Wolfstar MWPP Era Fic Rec

Tartan Tribulations by theyshotmyclown (@sqvalors) - Teen, 1.4k

In which Remus’ clothes mysteriously disappear, McGonagall is surprisingly collected and Sirius is, as usual, insufferable.

Personal Space by peskywhistpaw - Gen, 2.7k

In which Remus is the only Marauder who appreciates personal space. Most of the time, anyway.

all alone on the edge of seventeen by nikkiRA (@sadzelda​) - Teen, 3k

He is seventeen and in love.

The Great Christmas Biscuit Misunderstanding of 1977 by xylodemon (@xylodemon) - Explicit, 3.2k, Christmas

In which Sirius just wants a bit of fun, James fancies himself awfully clever, Peter won’t be brewing any potions, and Remus would rather not get shouted at by McGonagall again, thank you very much.

Several Ways to Apologize by Aria (@thedaisiestdaisy​) - Teen, 3.3k, The Prank

“The thing is, though,” Sirius said, addressing the scarlet draperies, “Moony’s not going to give me legumes and yell. He’s too nice.”

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Love Makes Her Stronger: Thoughts on Daisy Johnson and Quakerider

So I’ve been thinking (okay, obsessing) a lot about Quakerider since that finale, mostly kicking myself for not shipping them during the first half of season four. And judging by the reactions to this post, I’m not the only one who was surprised to find themselves suddenly all in for Daisy and Robbie. Now, when I say I was surprised, I don’t mean that in a bad way. I was surprised to see all these cute, blatantly shippy moments between the two of them in the finale because, back in the Ghostrider arc, any romantic moments they may have shared were much more subtle. And for any other ship, this might have felt rushed or forced, but with Daisy and Robbie, it didn’t feel that way at all because they’ve been through so many heavy, intense situations with each other already. When I say I was surprised, I mean that I was surprised that I never shipped them earlier, because, after watching them interact in the finale, it’s so obvious how great they are together, how good they are for each other. 

When we look back at Daisy’s previous two relationships, it becomes even more clear that Quakerider is a very natural progression that matches Daisy’s evolution as a character. I don’t think Daisy could have become who she was without Ward or Lincoln, and I don’t think Quakerider could have happened without Skyeward and Static Quake setting the stage. And even though they’re separated again by the end of the season, I think it’s open-ended enough that it feels more like see you later instead of goodbye. 

But before I get deeper into it, I want to look at how we got here, so let’s take a trip down memory lane and take a look back at Skyeward and Static Quake, shall we? Quakeriders, it’s gonna get wordy but I promise the payoff is worth it. 

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The Painful Wait. PART 2 (DarylxReader)

Hey guys, here’s part two of The Painful Wait! Let me know what you think, I’ll be posting Part three when I’m finished ✌🏼
Summary:
Y/N and Daryl have been close ever since the group took her in when they found her on a supply run. Daryl is extremely overprotective and when the group is attacked by a herd of walkers one night, Daryl gets on her last nerve when he locks her in a cell and refuses to let her help. They get into a huge fight and both of them say some hurtful things. Daryl goes out on a supply run by himself to clear his head, but takes longer than he said he’d be. Days go by and Y/N is a wreck. She can’t stop thinking about their fight and what could’ve been her possible last words to the man she trusts the most. 


(Set in the hiatus between seasons three and four )

Warnings: strong language, walker killings, mostly fluff and angst again.
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It’s been forty-eight hours since Daryl’s been gone. I’ve been one the edge of my seat, nervously biting my nails and sweating in anticipation. Rick’s been letting me keep watch in the tower, so I’m the first to see him. I wanted to stay up there for longer on the first night, but Carol insisted that I get some sleep. I can’t help but blame myself. He’d still be here if I hadn’t screamed at him, I drove him away. He could be dead and the last thing I ever said to the man I love was: “Go to hell, asshole.”
Beth’s been staying in my cell with me to keep me company, as I don’t sleep, and when I do, my nightmares wake me up. They’ve been different, these last couple of nights. They haven’t been about the drowning, but rather being alone in the forest, unable to escape Walkers. I keep screaming out for Daryl when I wake up, resulting in everyone else waking up. Last night, I didn’t even sleep after I woke up, because I went to keep Rick company in the tower just so I could know if he came back. But still nothing.

I stare at the bottom of the top bunk, anxiously waiting for my next shift in the tower when Beth returns from getting water.

“How you feelin’?” Beth asks.

“Take a wild guess. I just wish that I never said anything. Or that he hadn’t locked me in here in the first place.” I sigh.

“I’ve been meaning to ask… what was he doing in here?” I can’t see her, but I can tell she’s smirking her ass off.

“You really want to know?” I laugh, sitting up.

“God yes.” She eagerly replies, sitting next to me.

“Well, I grabbed a book from the library and headed back here. My shoulders were killing me and Daryl saw that I was uncomfortable and came in and gave me a back rub.” I shrug.

“Oh.” Beth’s excited posture falls in disappointment.

“Then we kissed.” I smirk.

Beth’s head whips towards me with joy, a wide, excited grin smeared across her face.

“What!?” She shrieks gleefully.

I laugh at her enthusiasm, which is actually the first sign of positivity I’ve shown in days.

“You have to tell me everything!” She cries in delight.

“Okay, so he started off by rubbing my shoulders and then he was kissing my neck,” invite my lip at the very thought of his touch. “He told me that he couldn’t stop thinking about me and that I was all he wanted. I could’ve died there and then.” I borderline squeal.

“And then?” Beth encourages.

“And you know… clothes flew off, I’m on his lap and…”

“And!?” At this point, Beth is so deliriously thrilled, I can see a vein about to pop in her forehead.

“And then Carl was shoutin’ about Walkers.” I sigh.

Beth groans and falls back, letting out a long, audible, outraged sigh.

And as if by chance, Carl walks past and throws a concerned scowl our way.

“What’s up?” He asks.

“You’re a fucking cockblock, that’s what’s up!” Beth yells.

Carl quite wisely decides to just walk away instead of asking any questions.

“Subtle.” I remark, earning a giggle from Beth.

“Anyone else know?”

“Nah, just you. And Daryl, but I don’t even know if he’s… if he’s de-”

“Don’t talk like that. He’s gonna be just fine. He’s gonna come back and you two are gonna get this sorted. Then, hopefully, you can screw. Preferably without everyone being attacked.” She jokes.

She’s right. He’ll be fine. He’s strong and smart… the man can fight through anything. I have faith in him, I really do, it’s just that he wasn’t in a good mindset when he left… he even said himself, he needed to clear his head. I just want him back. I don’t want those to be my last words to him. Not him. Never him.
It’s not even just Walkers that I’m worried about. The governor is still out there. I just can’t stop thinking about the endless possibilities of what could’ve happened to Daryl.
My Daryl.

The next day, Rick asks my to join him on fence cleaning as a ‘stress relief’. I oblige, because well, what the fuck else am I supposed to do?
Forty minutes into killing intruding Walkers in complete silence, I begin to wonder which on of the two of us is going to bring up the elephant in the room. Rick and Daryl have the closest brotherly bond I’ve ever seen and it would break my heart to see Rick without his brother. I’m not the only on who holds Daryl in their heart, the whole damn family does. Especially Rick.

“We gonna talk about this or what?” Rick pipes up, stabbing Michonne’s sword into the ground and turning to face me.

“Talk about what? Ain’t nothin’ to talk about.” I lie, continuing to impale Walkers through the skull.

“Y/N, don’t be like that. We’re all worried. You don’t have to put on a brave face all of a sudden… you don’t think I’ve heard you cryin’ at night?” Rick says softly.

I stab one more Biter and throw my pole to the ground in frustration.

“What do you want me to say, Rick? Y-you want me to say that I can’t live without him? Because I can’t! You want me to say that I won’t give up on him until my last breath? Because I won’t! You want me to say that I’m so pathetically and tragically in love with him, that I’d rather die than go another day wondering ‘what if’? Because I am! That what you want me to say, Rick!?” I rant.

“You’re in love with him?”

Shit.

“I didn’t say that.”

Fuck.

“Yes you did… you said you’re in love with Daryl!” The excitement behind Rick’s eyes mirrors Beth’s.

“Why do people get so shocked about that, I don’t understand.” I throw my arms up in exasperation.

“Jesus Christ! Well that’s one down, one to go, right?” He chuckles.

“Excuse me?” My eyebrows knit together in confusion.

“Do you know how long we’ve all been waiting for you to admit this. You two aren’t exactly ones for subtlety, are ya now?” Rick laughs.

I stand stunned for a moment, honestly not knowing what to do with myself.

“I want to go after him. Now, tonight, tomorrow, I don’t care. We need him. You need him. I need him.” I plead.

Rick sighs and rubs his temples in exhaustion, because he’s clearly been considering it too. I walk towards him and take his wrists in my hands, only to discover that he’s shaking.

“Let’s go, Rick…” I whimper.

“We can’t… it’s too dangerous and I don’t want to leave Carl and Judith. Please understand. I have to stay with my kids. And I ain’t letting you go anywhere either. You’re family.” Rick sobs and embraces me tightly.

We collapse to the ground, still entangled and bawl for what feels like hours, until we hear screaming and shouting.

“Y/N! Dad! Hurry!” Carl hollers.

Rick and I scramble to our feet, racing over to the prison to grab our guns and knives as we see more Walkers have broken through while we were crying. More than all of us.

“Beth! Go take care of Judith! Maggie, Glenn, I want you in the towers, Carol, you and Carl take the entrance. Michonne, Y/N, let’s go kick some Walker ass.” Rick barks.

Michonne, Rick and I charge forward, shooting, stabbing and slashing every Walker in sight. Obviously, we have some pent up issues. I dart over to the fence and shoot anything that looks anything close to decomposing, but it soon all becomes too crowded.
I manage to fend them off, but I fall backwards and one falls on top of me, biting and snapping at me relentlessly.

“Help! Rick! Michonne!” I scream, while desperately trying to push it off of me.

It’s teeth come within centimetres of my skin, until its efforts come to a sudden halt. I look at it’s skull, and to my delight, there’s an arrow embedded in the brain. I shove it off of my body and scramble backwards and onto my feet, spinning around to see the one thing I’ve been craving to lay my eyes on for these past few eternal days.

Daryl.

“Oh my God…” I whisper in disbelief.

He’s covered in scrapes and scars from head to toe, dirt in every crease of his clothes and skin and bruises around his eyes and on his arms.

“Daryl?” I cry out.

He rushes towards me, dropping his beloved crossbow to stop it from weighing him down. I mirror him, dropping my gun and sprinting in his direction. We collide, thrilled tears cascading down my cheeks as I grip onto his shoulders while his strong arms embrace my waist and lift me off of the ground.

“I thought I lost you.” I sob.

“You couldn’t lose me if you tried, Darlin’.” He chuckles breathlessly.

Okay, some of you wanted to know what I’ve been reading lately so here are a few of them, along with the cover art because sometimes I really like cover art.

I’ve included the links to goodreads so if any of you are interested in learning more you can follow up on them there (especially as whatever I say about the books will never do them justice).

In absolutely no particular order.

1. Uprooted by Naomi Novik

I basically bought Uprooted in a panic because I didn’t think I had enough books to last my holiday and the cover art was pretty. I ended up loving it because it was surprisingly beautiful. It’s not particularly YA and I wasn’t particularly bothered by the romantic relationship introduced but I enjoyed the fairytale aspects very much.

2. The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

A magical Library with librarian spies who enter into alternate worlds to steal dangerous or important books. A little bit steampunk in feel and not YA. It was lent to me while I was on vacation and I was a little unsure whether I’d like it, but I completely fell in love with the heroine and can’t wait for the sequel.

3. The Queen of the Tearling (& its sequel) by Erika Johansen

I totally loved this book (and it’s sequel). Originally I came across when I heard Emma Watson was attached to the adaptation due to its feminist nature. Considering the heroine is chubby and has to change what she eats in the books to get fit enough for war I am assuming the film adaptation will gloss over all of that and have Watson skinny from the start. Which is a shame. Also, this is one of the few fantasy books I’ve read where the heroine’s period is addressed. Everyone I’ve recommended it to has loved it. There is a same-sex relationship but it’s mostly background (though may feature more in the third book??).

4. A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

Magic smuggling through four alternate Londons: Red London, Grey London, White London, and the mysterious Black London. Male protagonist, but the female sidekick is brilliant and appears to be the protagonist in the upcoming sequel. I keep forgetting the title and calling it ‘50 Shades of Magic’ but don’t let that put you off. It was very enjoyable.

5. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

This book first came to my attention when a friend who works in publishing mentioned it to me and said it was getting a lot of buzz. It took me a couple of chapters to get into (and I couldn’t quite peg whether it was SF or simply F at first) but it’s a very interesting book and I can see why it received so much buzz (plus, apparently the author was only 22 when it was published).

6. Graceling (& Fire & Bitterblue) by Kristin Cashore

I really enjoyed this series. Each of the books follows a different heroine within the same world and all of them are fantastic. Plus, there’s racial diversity among the heroines and the supporting cast, and same-sex relationships feature. Oh, and Fire addresses the realities of periods in a fantasy world. TW for implied/referenced sexual abuse of minors in Bitterblue. Bitterblue is the darkest of the three but is all the more powerful for this. (Graceling remains my favourite though because I can’t help adoring the protagonist’s uncompromising independence.)

7. Shadow and Bone (& the rest of the series) by Leigh Bardugo

For some reason I resisted reading this series for ages. It’s a solid fantasy trilogy, borrowing certain aspects from Russian culture. Definitely enjoyable and I liked the bittersweet ending. The love interest Mal, was a tad irritating and you just know that if you met him in real life he’d probably be a jerk. The story was good enough to overlook that quibble though.

8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

I totally judge books by their cover art and an such would never have picked up this book if it weren’t for my publishing friend who convinced me to pick it up. I 100% fell in love with it and sent tvtheinternet a very embarrassing email about how much I loved it. It’s a retelling on Beauty and the Beast, except way better than that. Although, if you are not interested in love stories then this is not the book for you.

9. Throne of Glass (& the rest of the series) by Sarah J. Maas

I hate this cover art. Hate it. I completely ignored this book series every time it popped up as ‘Recommended’. I mean, it’s awful, right? But then I finished A Court of Thorns and Roses and realised I needed to read something else by the same author asap. Against my better judgment I figured I should give this a try. I have now ready every book in the series so far (including the novellas) and have sent multiple embarrassing emails to tvtheinternet about my emotions and these books.

What I particularly love is that the protagonist is so wonderfully arrogant, and deservedly so. She’s an assassin - she’s literally the best that there is at killing people - but she also loves luxury and expensive dresses and all the trappings of femininity. She loves food and music and disemboweling men. She develops superbly throughout the series and I can’t believe I have to wait a year for the next one to be released.

10. The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan

I am hesitant to recommend this. Not because I didn’t enjoy it but because it felt like it could have been so much more. It’s beautiful and haunting and I love the idea of the floating circus, but ultimately the ending wasn’t satisfying. And yet I still think it’s worth reading.

Other books I haven’t read recently but recommend: Wool, Ready Player One, anything by Gail Carriger, The Night Circus, The Paradox Series.

Fic recs vol 10

Sorry it’s a day late! I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 10 weeks now. Seriously, thanks to all the wonderful Olicity fic writers out there! Seriously, give these peeps some love and encouragement with comments and kudos. 

Felicity Smoak’s High School Reunion by  jesileigh - Post season 5 -  Oliver and Felicity attend her ten year high school reunion and Felicity learns that karma can feel really, really good.

Names by @dmichellewrites​ -  Oliver and Felicity have two very important names to choose in the next few months. So fluffy and cute!

About Last Night by  wrldtravler - Smut warning if you aren’t into that sort of thing, but if you are - this one is pretty hot! ;)  Mixes things up a bit with Felicity as CEO and Oliver is the assistant. 

Part of my Heart by  CharArrow Season 2 Rewrite!  What she thought would be a simple FaceTime from her mom, leaves Felicity in desperate need of Oliver and Diggle’s help. It also leaves her guys with many questions.

Felicity Smoak - model, international star and murderer? by @tdgal1 Written by my fabulous Camp NanoWrimo cabinmate and cheerleader! -  Felicity Smoak is found in her home with a bloody knife and a dead lover; Tommy Merlyn hires the best and most famous defense attorney in the country, Oliver Queen but Oliver finds out his client is his biggest obstacle. What is she hiding and is she willing to go to jail for life to keep her secret?

Do it. With Love. by Intothevoidandbeyond6 - Some drabbles by a newbie to the fandom. Give this some love and offer a warm welcome! 

Hey Juliet by @felicityollies Discovered this older fic because she updated it this week and absolutely love it!  Oliver and Felicity are high school students who have to learn to play nice for a school project. It’s easier for one of them.

Till the End Draws Near by @geniewithwifi Something terrible happens to Felicity, and Oliver’s there to pick up the pieces.5x20 Speculation She is posting every day and does take prompts, so it’s been a fun little choose-your-own-adventure. 

It’s Cute That You Think This Is My First Kidnapping by  WriterMom3010 - Season 5 spec - Felicity is kidnapped during Oliver’s birthday party. 

Brought to Light by  LobaEclipse -  A vampires-and-werewolves!AU, sorta canon-compliant. Interconnected oneshots, mostly Olicity.

Multi-chapter shout out - 

I’ve recommended these ones before, but I thought I would call out a few again. Because I have so many lovely updates in my inbox each day and while I try not to do repeat recs, I still want to give these authors thanks! 

Always a Bridesmaid by @hope-for-olicity - I’m so happy she decided to extend this beyond four chapters! -  Felicity must return to her hometown for the first time since high school to stand in her friend Sara’s wedding. While many things have changed for Felicity some have not and she has begun to wonder what happened to her old high school crush Oliver Queen.

To Sacrifice the Sun by Emmilyne - @emmilynestill - I eagerly anticipate an update for this story each week. Oliver and Felicity were ARGUS agents in love, until a mission went wrong and she walked away…for reasons. Now five years later, they are brought together on a mission and have to deal with the past. There is a lot of historical information in this piece, and it feels a bit like an Indiana Jones adventure. 

Lost in the Memory by @some1foundme - This fic gives me so many feels. I always immediately drop whatever I’m doing when I see there’s an update. -  Oliver Queen returns to his home in Star City after a five year tour overseas, much to the delight of his friends and family. There’s just one small problem. The injury that effectively ended his military career also erased a part of his memory. As he struggles to put together the missing pieces of his past, his connection to his best friend’s little sister becomes something he can’t avoid. Who is Felicity Merlyn and why can’t he seem to stay away from her? Olicity AU, no Arrow, no island.

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My two drabbles this week - 

I told you so - Oliver should have listened to his wife about leaving town when she is a few weeks away from her due date. 

Big Belly Bonding - High School AU - Oliver Queen proves he’s not such a bad guy and keeps Felicity company on a bad day. 

Faeries, Pt. 3

Culture: Faerie society has, traditionally, been divided into four tribes, known as “courts”, each named for one of the four seasons. The Faeries of each court are intrinsically linked with the season for which their court is named, and their respective dispositions and cultural differences stem from that link.

The Faeries of the Summer Court are known for being particularly vain and overbearing. They are the most boisterous of the Faeries, and tend to want to be the ones in charge. When a Summer Faerie is set on something, little will deter them from their course. They are also the quickest to anger, having tempers as hot as the season that is their namesake. The Summer Faeries have a great respect for the Sun Goddess, far more so than other Faeries, though they do not actually worship her. The Forest God is the primary object of their devotion.

The Faeries of the Spring Court are known for being the friendliest of the Faeries, and are generally the ones who try to keep the peace between the four courts. With a great passion for life, the Spring Faeries go to great lengths to preserve the Forest Gods’ creations and are jealously protective of the Faeries’ mystical forest home. As friendly as they may be, the Spring Faeries won’t hesitate to kill those who threaten their forest, even other Faeries.

The Faeries of the Autumn Court are among the more mischievous Faeries, and have a deep respect for death. The Autumn Faeries do not fear death, nor do they view it as a negative thing. To them, death is simply a part of the natural cycle of life, not to be avoided. Unsurprisingly, the Autumn Faeries hold the Twin Gods of Death in high regard, as well as the Moon Goddess. The Autumn Faeries are often the ones who undertake the less savory occupations of Faerie society, which may include the disposal of dying trees, the butchering of animals, and even assassinations. It may come as no surprise that Autumn Faeries are the most likely to enjoy eating meat. 

The Faeries of the Winter Court are known for their wisdom and patience. They are the least brazen of the Faeries, and the most cautious. Whenever the Faerie race faces a dire problem, the courts always turn to the elders of Winter for guidance. They are, however, often seen as cold, emotionless, and aloof, and the other courts often prefer not to associate with them unless it is necessary. This has led the Winter Court to be rather isolated throughout the Faeries’ history, and has been the source of internal conflicts in the past. The Winter Faeries’ preferred deity is the Moon Goddess, who they view as the progenitor of the Faerie race.

The Faerie Courts were created by the Forest God himself, after the Faeries first arrived in Siolta. He believed that if the Faeries were to be the guardians of nature, they must understand all aspects of it, and so he bound them each to one of the four seasons. 

The Faeries of each court do have some physical differences, mostly in the color of their wings, hair, and eyes. 

Summer Faeries may have green, red, gold, or orange wings, and their hair may be red, blonde, or brown. Their eyes are most often green, but may also be blue or gold.

Spring Faeries may have green, gold, or pink wings, and their hair is most often blonde or red. Their eyes are most often green, but may also be blue. 

Autumn Faeries may have red, gold, or orange wings, and their hair is usually brown or red. Their eyes are often red, gold, or purple, and sometimes green.

Winter Faeries may have blue, white, silver, or purple wings, and their hair is often blonde or silver. Their eyes are usually an icy blue, but may also be a faint purple.  

The Faeries’ taste in clothing varies from elaborate gowns and robes (favored by the nobility) and minimalist, scanty garb (favored more so by the common folk). Clothing styles are largely consistent between the courts, though each court usually favors colors that go better with their respective hair and wing colors.

Each court is overseen by a queen, who, historically, has had varying amounts of power. Faerie society is heavily matriarchal, and only women may ascend to the throne of each court. 

All Faeries, regardless of their court affiliation, adore music and dancing. Parties and more formal balls are held often, especially in times of strife between the courts. Nothing brings the Faeries together more than a dance and some good music.

In the long-distant past, the Faeries were ruled solely by a council made up of the elders of each court. The head of the council, who held the power to veto and approve decisions, was always a queen of one of the courts. Which court’s queen headed the council was determined by the seasons themselves, and each queen would serve a roughly three-month term each year during her court’s respective season. 

Currently, however, the Summer Court has come to dominate Faerie politics, and their leader, the so-called “Emerald Queen” has ruled over the Faerie lands for centuries. And while the council does still exist, its primary function is now simply to serve as an advisory body to the queen. 

Yuzuru Hanyu, all hail the king! He won the LP because he is the whole package. The youngsters need sooo many quads to make it somehow to the podium, because there is nothing else in their “programs” LOL

After the first senior season they mostly disappear- for a reason. Anyone still remember Boyang Jin? Poor kid, i actually like him. But oh well….

But Yuzuru stays, year after year, is winning competitions and medals.  People can overhype the new generation as much as they want, but this doesn’t give them wins and medals- and a legacy.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

This was written for @blueboxesandtrafficcones as part of the @dwinboxbuddies event. And I was inspired by all the lovely autumn aesthetic posts on @doctorroseprompts.

Ten x Rose AU, pregnancy fic

Autumn was in the air. The temperatures has dropped, finally bringing relief from the weeks of hot, muggy air. The skies were the clearest of blue, and the wind brought a sting to exposed noses and cheeks. The leaves were all changing from boring green to bright hues of reds, oranges, and yellow. But best of all was the explosion of pumpkin-flavored everything, seemingly overnight.

John was excited for the season–mostly because it meant he and Rose were just that much closer to greeting their daughter. He smiled fondly at his four-month pregnant wife who was currently scouring their fridge for breakfast, and at the tiniest hint of a baby bump she was beginning to show.

“Surprise, love!” he announced as he kicked the front door shut behind him. “I’ve got us coffees! The first pumpkin spice latte of the season!”

“Oh, you’re definitely a keeper,” Rose said, dancing up to him.

“Well I would hope so,” he teased, bending down to give her a kiss. He set the drinks carrier on the kitchen island, then the bag of baked goods next. “Got a bit of everything. Pumpkin donuts, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin… Rose?”

Rose had taken a sip of the cup that had her name written on it, but her face was pinched in a grimace as her cheeks slowly drained of color.

“What is it? What’s wrong?” he asked, his heart beating a little too quickly as Rose looked like she was about to be sick.

“I dunno,” she whispered. “I don’t like it…”

James snatched up her cup and popped off the lid. It looked like a normal pumpkin spice latte. He brought it up to his nose and sniffed. It smelled like a normal pumpkin spice latte. He then took a small sip. It tasted like a normal pumpkin spice latte.

“Do you want to try mine?” he offered, pushing his towards her.

“No,” Rose whimpered, and John was confused as to why tears had filled her eyes.

“Rose? What’s the matter love?” he asked gently, stepping up to her.

“The baby doesn’t like pumpkin!” she wailed. “I’ve been waiting all summer for my pumpkin spice lattes! And now I can’t have them!”

John dutifully swallowed down the giggle he could feel building up in favor of scooping Rose into his arms. Ridiculous though it was, Rose was genuinely upset, and John could never laugh at her when she was upset.

“It’ll be all right,” he murmured, stroking his fingers through her hair. “Everything will be all right. You’ll see.”

“It’s not fair,” she cried into his shirt.

“I know,” he said, pressing his lips to her hear. “I know it’s not. But hey. It’s all worth it because it’s our baby. Eh?”

Rose sniffled and pulled back, and John was pleased at the small smile on her face. She swiped at her eyes with one hand as she placed the other hand on her belly.

“Yeah, it is,” she said warmly. Then her cheeks pinkened and she dropped her gaze as she chuckled dryly. “Blimey. Look at me. I’m a mess, getting all upset over a stupid drink.”

“It’s all right. Your hormones are a little bit out of sync, is all,” John said. “If it makes you feel better, though, as soon as this baby is born and you can stomach it again, I will learn how to make a pumpkin spice latte, just for you, so you won’t have to wait ‘til next autumn.”

Rose beamed at him with that smile that always made John’s heart swell in his chest, and she reached up to cradle the back of his neck. She lifted herself and pressed her lips to his. He hummed as she angled her head to the side to catch his bottom lip between hers.

Before John could deepen the kiss, Rose pulled back. She nuzzled her nose against his and stroked her fingertips softly against the nape of his neck as she whispered, “My perfect husband.”

John hummed happily. “My perfect wife,” he replied, before he leaned down to catch her lips once more.

dayriderbusking-done  asked:

Hello there! The Netflix series has rekindled my love of this series. From reading your theories, I especially loved the LS is the taxi driver in TWW/TPP. Following on from someone else's question, the taxi driver is very clearly not Lemony in the Netflix adaptation. As Handler is helping with the show, does that debunk it, or has he cleared that the universes are separate?

Hello, @dayriderbusking-done! I take it you’re talking about this theory: (Link).

It astounds me that people are still unsure whether the TV show and the books happen in a different universe. The series has gone out of its way to edit the original plot. Yes, it had done so with Daniel Handler’s full blessing and participation, but it’s still not canonical. Different continuities.

Here’s what the author has to say on the subject:

Paste: You mentioned the grander VFD conspiracy, coming up with a way to work that in. When one reads the first four books, they’re more stand-alone stories. Did you bring in VFD to take it from four distinct stories to one cohesive season?

Handler: I guess that was part of it. Mostly, I would say it was two things. One is that TV and film are really literal media. You can’t imply that something might be happening, you have to kinda show it or not. So a lot of the mystery that’s lurking around the edges in the early books had to be stitched out a little bit more or eliminated. And then it just seemed to me, in adapting it for TV, that I didn’t want to mess with the original narrative line that much. So the stories of the Baudelaires are very faithful to the books, but I thought a fun thing to do would be to add things.

Paste: To that end, adding the Quagmire parents [Will Arnett and Cobie Smulders] was brilliant. As a book reader, I was like, “What? The Baudelaire parents didn’t survive, did they?” Then you get to “The Miserable Mill” and it’s a total mindfuck. How did that twist come to mind?

Handler: We were just thinking about different ways of stitching in a mystery, and it was an idea that I liked right away. I liked the idea that fans of the books would be upset for most of the first season, thinking “I can’t believe they changed it,” and then would suddenly be relieved, and then people who were unfamiliar with the books would be relieved and then suddenly not.

[Daniel Handler’s Interview with Paste by Zach Blumenfeld, “A Series of Unfortunate Events Author Daniel Handler on Bringing the Baudelaire Orphans’ Miserable World to Netflix”, January 20, 2017 (Link)]

So yeah, even though the writers don’t want to completely alter the plot, they’re fully embracing the changes. There’s even a scene in the seventh episode where Arthur Poe literally panics and screams that things have gone completely “off-book” to Daniel Handler’s face (he makes a cameo as a fishmonger).

Therefore the TV Show and the books use a completely different canon. I would really advise against using elements of the TV Show to theorize about the books’ content (or vice-versa, for that matter).

Did you have to go back and reexamine the series’ overarching mystery for this adaptation?
The conversations in the various rooms were about how to lay in a big, hovering mystery that would be suitable for TV, and that’s really the big change in the adaptation — to make that mystery more present and to make it something that you need to notice. In a book, you can put in a stray sentence, and if you’re reading the book obsessively, your eyes will eventually fall on that sentence. But in television, you either have to make a mystery or you don’t. You can’t say, “I hope that people look under the table.” They won’t look under the table unless the camera looks under the table for them.

Has the mystery itself significantly changed from the books?
I would say that the destination is the same, but the route is different.

Is there anything you wrote (or didn’t write) in the books that, now that it’s a TV show, you regret writing (or not writing)?
Not too many specific things, but I would say that in general, my entire literary career is one of regret and despair, so just to re-read A Series of Unfortunate Events in preparation for this project was a little like going through old yearbooks. I’m used to being a constant disappointment to myself, so some individual sentence that turned out to be troublesome was kind of small potatoes next to a general feeling of failure.

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How precious are you about the material, on a scale of J.K. Rowling to P.L. Travers?
I love that scale. I have a sense that when you write a book the way you want, which certainly happened with me, then you have that unfettered, uncompromised vision already. And so [for the TV series], I wasn’t the sort of person who said, “Well, I never pictured the window in Uncle Monty’s house to look like this! Everybody stop, we have to rebuild it according to the blueprint I have in my head.” I was more interested in what would people think or do. That isn’t to say we never argued or disagreed, but I was more interested in people having a good time and coming together to make something that seemed exciting, rather than laying it against page 57 of a book and saying, “No, wait a minute.”

[Daniel Handler’s Interview with Entertainment by Mark Snetiker, January 11 2017 (Link)]

anonymous asked:

You know I've always wondered after finding all these faults on my own and reading other's in depth criticisms of GoT, what makes that show so popular, both commercially and critically? Maybe this isn't a question that can be completely answered or perhaps it's too vague. What do you think makes GoT such a popular tv show?

I can’t speak for others, but I personally think the first few seasons are good. Oh, the cracks are definitely there, both in terms of adaptation and in sound storytelling more generally, but I think they’re pretty successful in telling a story a lot like A Game of Thrones in season one, and a bit less like A Clash of Kings in season two, and more or less like the first half of A Storm of Swords in season three. They might not be the best adaptations at any point, but those seasons are still entirely serviceable stories in their own right.

The big problems arise in season four onwards because the writers were building less carefully on a foundation with cracks in.

All throughout, though, the showrunners have attracted talent to the project. There’s been minimal bad acting. Mediocre acting, sure, but there’s also been a lot of good acting. Better than the writing deserved in several cases.

Production values are mostly high, and again, in those early seasons they made good use of their more limited budget. There’s been the odd special effects failure, but more often special effects have been used well. Most of the directing has been good, in some places excellent. The soundtrack’s good quality.

As hard as I am on the show for its bad writing, most of the people involved in its production are doing good and professional work. I can understand why people enjoy watching the end result, if they’re not picking at the writing.

i still think the Shiro we’re seeing is a clone

VOLTRON SPOILERS AHEAD!!!  Please skip if you don’t want to be spoiled


so I was watching season 4 and after the first episode, “Shiro” mostly acts like the space dad we all know and love, but something still felt not right to me.

So we have that odd scene in episode 1 where Shiro is being really dick–ish to Keith about being a leader to Voltron - and then later in the episode he goes back to “we can’t force you if this is what you really want to do” which was really confusing - and then nothing.  Nothing about whatever project Kuron is, nothing that gives us any clues about whether this is Shiro or not.  Its almost as if the Voltron team forgot it entirely.  But i propose a theory, they didn’t forget, and they’ve given us a huge clue.

So listen, i know that this season is only 6 episodes and isn’t very Shiro focused at all, and that its been months since they got “Shiro” back - thats a whole other can of worms, i’d love to see a timeline for how long exactly they’ve been in space because they say outright in ep 1 that its been months since they last saw Lotor - but i think theres a pretty solid clue to the fact that somethings not right.  Did anyone else notice that we didn’t get any Shiro PTSD?  It didn’t strike me at first, but his PTSD is such a part of his character, like its always there and its always an obstacle that he will have to work to overcome right?  We didn’t get any of that this season, we didn’t get any flashbacks, or nightmares, or panic attacks.  Its weird right?  I don’t think people just get over something like that.

We also didn’t get any idea of what “Shiro” was thinking.  We don’t know his motivations or why he does things.  Its almost as if whatever going on in his head is being kept from us this season.  Why would they do that?  Because he’s not the real Shiro.

But wait, you say, he knows Matt, and the black lion responded to him!!!  Yes, and while all this lion swapping is another rant for another day, i have some ideas.  So remember in season 2 where Pidge and Hunk were talking about the fact that Shiro had coordinates in his arm, and how easy it would be to plant fake memories there?  Well, what if thats what they did.  Obviously the technology is there to save memories and put them in a piece of machinery (thank you Alfor computer from season 1, for telling us that) so it wouldn’t be that far a stretch to say that they put copies of Shiro’s memories pre Kerberos into a chip in “Shiro’s” arm.  I say pre kerberos, because remember that his memories from his time with the Galra are fuzzy, and its quite possible that a lot of those memories could be faked, like the escape in season 3 that was way too easy for someone in his condition.  TBH i don’t know why the lion responded besides the fact that whatever they said about lions picking paladins in season 1 is bullshit at this point, and i wouldn’t be surprised if anyone could pilot any lion if they tried hard enough.

Why do i think they did this?  honestly i don’t know yet, but  these are just my thoughts on the matter.

not to like, give anyone false hope or anything, but before Friday’s clip was added to the mix, Isak’s three week four clips added up to just under ten minutes, too, just like Sana’s episode is now. it followed a pattern very similar to Sana’s fourth episode so far too – the first clip had Noora having a seemingly unrelated conversation about William, followed up by a short love interest clip, with the last clip before Friday consisting mostly of the making of seemingly unexciting plans when Emma made clear she and Sonja would be joining the pre-drinks too. but we all know what happened on that fourth Friday of Isak’s season, and it was magical, and so I’m not like, promising that something huge is going to happen, just like it did for Isak’s season, but this is interesting to note.

Thoughts on Wynonna Earp s1

1. SISTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the Waverley & Wynonna is so so so good for me, and then as things progress later in the season, I just generally had so many sister feelings about things being tough and adjustments needing to be made but all the love and care (and other things. Trying to avoid some spoilers here).

2. I’ve been puzzling over why I loved this but couldn’t even muster the passion to dislike Supernatural. No doubt a lot of it is because it’s woman-driven, plus I think the “we have a specific duty because we have a specific curse” thing works better for me than “let’s TRAVEL and KILL STUFF” does? I don’t know, for two reasonably similar-concept shows Wynonna Earp does much better for me.

3. That being said, let’s have a couple bullet points for the things I did not love. To start with, there was only one POC lead–there weren’t even POC recurring characters that I recall (the problem with watching things quickly is that memory becomes an issue, things blur, I’m happy to be corrected)! This was set in–what, Nevada? I feel like it was Nevada. Small Town West, anyway. There was one (1) Native American character, I believe a displaced Navajo, who appeared for about three seconds in non-monster form. I was so happy about Dolls getting to take the lead, but more is better. I shall hope for improvement in s2!

Going under the cut for a few more negative points and then more things I liked! (Spoilers and warnings both live down here, warnings are the first point if you only want to scroll that far.)

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Dance Moms season 3 Groups: Ranked by Izzy

Avalanche
Those costumes were not cute, and the prop was ineffective. The concept of the dance? Eh…hit or miss.

Arabian Nights
A lot of times Abby choreographs a dance in a style she doesn’t actually know anything about. This is one of those times. It makes me mad that the girls didn’t even lean what those hand gestures they were using meant until season 6.

Beautiful Day
HOW MANY SOLO PARTS CAN ONE DANCE HAVE? This dance was hardly even a group dance.

Don’t Ask Just Tell
Better than Light My Fire, but still not good.

Return to Grace
Essentially a Maddie solo with backup dancers. And a lot of the time I don’t mind that the dance has a lead if there’s a reason. But there wasn’t. This was just a standard lyrical dance with no real story, so no need to have a lead.

Country Cuties
Don’t like the concept, the music was annoying, and while I do enjoy seeing Chloe featured, why did she just bring a chair onto the stage and start doing tricks on it?

Your Dream will be My Dream
This dance had waaaayyyy too much story that didn’t translate in the slightest.

Hear no Evil
Kinda cool, and a little underrated but it is pretty forgettable.

Pink Lemonade
Pretty dance…lots of drama.

Money is the Root of All Evil
1. Did you guys know it’s considered bad luck to use real money on stage? 2. This dance was okay. The girls had the right attitude but the editing made it kinda hard to actually see the dancing.

Gone Too Soon
I liked this dance more when I first saw it. Anymore it doesn’t really resonate with me. The girls do mostly a good job with their characters but the choreography is boring.

Angels and Demons
This dance s so cool. And one of the rare times when the very first dance of the season isn’t one of the weakest. And if you watch the girls backstage after, they were SO happy for Ally, it was heartwarming.

Cry
This was the group dance Abby did with Kaeli, Bella, Sophia and Ally. I don’t really like when Abby choreographs for groups of four but the overall talent of these dancers is undeniable.

Red Carpet Special
Cute and fun but that’s all I can really say.

Gold Diggers
Same goes for this one. BUT I love, love, love that Paige was featured in both these dances. These are dances she does well.

Bad Girls
I dunno why I like this number so much but I do. It was just cool and the costumes were really pretty.

Free the People
I guess this dance is pretty cool, and the girls did well with it. I just really hate when Asia comes running in with the American flag. It’s nothing against Asia or anything, I just didn’t think it looked good.

Sugar Babies
This dance is really funny and the girls looked like they were having a blast performing it. Pay attention to Asia and Kenzie next time you watch it, they make good opposites.

Home Again
This dance is really pretty, and I love the costumes but it’s another one of those dances where I’m not sure why there’s a lead.

Brat Pack
I thought this dance was cute. I LOVED the energy…but I wonder if Abby realizes that the Brat Pack is actually what people called Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCarthy and Ally Sheedy back in the day…

Voyage Home
The story (that actually makes no sense) aside, this is a cool looking dance. And the song is pretty neat.

Rosa Parks
Absolutely love this dance. Nia did such a good job as the lead, and I feel like it wasn’t one of those times where a lead was assigned but the lead dancer had to share choreography with Maddie or Chloe.

Why Not Me?
Remember that time Brooke was on the senior team for a routine? She did so great. She blended well and you can tell those dancers were really serious.

Black and Blue
I can never remember if this dance is about bullying or child abuse. Either way it’s a pretty dance and Maddie was moving as the lead.

Living with the Ribbon
It pisses me off that this dance was in the same episode as the two girls and the one solo. Because it really was a pretty dance and it got washed out by all the drama.

On the Verge
I used to get so confused by the fact that people really loved this dance, but after watching it recently, I can see why. It’s really good, and I love when the groups are that big.

Just Be
BUT Just Be is kind of a better version of On the Verge. Just pretty and easy to watch.

Open Waters
So, so, so pretty. And pretty without some long story to try and follow. Everyone was given a chance to shine, and though the prop was ugly, the dance itself has always been one of my favorites.

Children with Guns
This number was chilling. And the emotional execution of it from the girls was fantastic. I’m not sure how I feel about the song but I do think this was a good number from the ALDC.

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Riverdale 1x13: The Sweet Hereafter

I was wrong to think this had a happy ending. 

First, I want to talk about the Blossoms first. Mrs. Blossom is obviously in a state of denial, to the point of her pushing her own daughter away to brink of almost taking her own life. Thank God she didn’t, because without Cheryl Blossom, Riverdale is going to be a whole lot less interesting. I love how Cheryl torched their house. This really marked the beginning of a whole new chapter for them. Literally going to start out of nothing. I hope Cheryl still gets whatever lipstick she uses, though. I mean, she burned everything. I don’t think she saved anything from her stash. Her ruby red lips are ICONIC. 

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Although, in season 2, I think that they wouldn’t be so much in the forefront as they were this season. Sure, they will still be a force to reckon with, they will still need to sort out serious issues, but the main spotlight isn’t going to be on the Blossom family anymore.

Next, on to the Coopers. Like the Blossoms, I think that this family will be taking a small step back next season. They will still have some shining moments, like, when Polly gives birth, and what’s in store for her, Mama and Papa Cooper and how they’re running the register and handling Betty and Jughead’s relationship. 

BETTY AND JUGHEAD. Man, I was so god damn happy when they finally told each other “I love you’s”, even if it was obvious whole season long. Sometimes, it’s really sweeter when you hear the words straight out of your lover’s mouth…. and all the more heartbreaking and soul-crushing when you can clearly see them in a crossroads. Everything changed when Jughead put on that Serpent jacket. It’s obvious that he’s torn about it; but FP Jones was right… he does have darkness within him, and I really, really hope that his love for Betty and his friend will be enough for him to restrain the call to become a Serpent. Or it can be the other way around; he could be the one who ultimately proves the Serpents’, and his father’s innocence by the end of next season and become a town hero. Of course, he does this with Betty’s help. For season 2, they might not be as perfect as they were this season; I’m definitely expecting a lot more Bughead angst coming our way and I’m staying positive that they’re strong enough to face whatever challenges comes their way. They’re Betty & Jughead; they’re soulmates. They’re endgame. 

Sidenote: HOTDOG HAS MADE AN APPEARANCE!!! YES!!! 

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Next up, the Lodges. Contrary to the Blossoms and the Coopers, I think the Lodges will be up on stage in the coming season, now that Hermione has shown us her dark side and now that Hiram’s finally coming home. There’s a lot of tension going around, and it’s definitely going to be a rougher road for Veronica this time. I just pray she doesn’t get too caught up in the middle of the crossfire and end up in a very bad state. Considering the circumstances, her relationship with Archie is going to be strained too, since obviously, her mom will get tied up in this mess because of the whole “we’re buying you out” thing with Fred Andrews and the latter getting shot in the final moments of the finale.

Lastly, Archie. Poor, sweet, innocent Archie. Let’s face it: while he may have not been a huge factor most of the season, this time around it’s going to mostly be about him; I mean, he could end up losing his dad, first and foremost. Next, his girlfriend’s parents might be behind this (or not), and nobody knows. His best friend may or may not turn into a Southside serpent. That’s a lot for anyone to take. Maybe there’s going to be a lot more Archie/Betty moments next season, considering the fact that they’re best friends and all, and they have to stick together in times of crisis, which will probably cause more problems within the core four (or core six, counting Kevin and Cheryl). I just want my baby Archie to be happy, okay? =(

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Okay, so…

I haven’t seen episode 2 yet, but I’ve heard that Ivy apparently hates Oswald now, and that he had it coming because he’s been being a dick to her, and I have a few thoughts on that.

People have been saying that Oswald doesn’t learn his lessons and keeps getting stuck in the same patterns, and yeah, there’s definite merit to that, but my take on it is that he mostly just keeps picking the wrong parts of his experiences to learn from.

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briiiiiimarie  asked:

AHAHSHSHSHD YOUR FALL HEADCANON IS WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FOR!!!! Can you perhaps do the same thing for Tom? If not that's totally okay!

Okay listennn I strongly believe Tom would take you on as his “assistant” just like Harrison partially to annoy Seb and Mackie, but mostly because he genuinely wants you around all the time (like peter, this kid is NEEDY) so of course you say yes, who wouldn’t want to travel all around the world with a bunch of cool people??

So fall would roll around and of course you’d barely notice because everything had been like a whirlwind lately, and where you were didn’t really have the four seasons in the same way your home town did, so you’d be a little bummed out you didn’t get to experience the first hints of fall, but tom would make it up to you by going out early one morning and coming back just as you were waking up with leaf shaped cookies and warm drinks.

The next place you’d go to would be much colder than you were used to in fall, so Tom would jokingly put on holiday music until you turned it off. “Tom, it’s fucking September, chill,”

“Babe, I don’t have to chill, it’s already cold outside,”

“I hate you, so much,”

“You can’t hate Michael Buble, the man is a genius,”

“You’re not wrong but now is not the time,”

The next place on the press tour would be somewhere far more similar to what you were used to and Tom would go google this gorgeous orchard/pumpkin patch.

Harry would take such cute pictures of you guys all fall long in the different climates and settings and cute fall outfits and poses and CANDIDS wow.

You guys would have to bring back pumpkins you impulse bought to a hotel room and tom would just look at you like: “we can’t just not carve them,”

So you guys V E R Y carefully carved pumpkins, cautious to avoid getting the guts all over the floor.

Tom taking a candid of you, elbows deep in this huge pumpkin with strands of hair falling around your face and post it with the caption “my fall queen” wow I want this!!!!

need-not’s x-files fic masterlist

updated: 12/6/2016

If y’all have never read my fic, (especially if you’re a new follower,) here is a great place to start! I tend to not write long, mostly 1k or under, occasionally 1.5k. SO no matter what you’re looking for with fic, hopefully I’ll have something for you <3. And if you like it, maybe reblog or like or drop me a line?

The Fall list will be coming shortly!

The X-Files

smut:

Inevitable: First-time smut for @storybycorey

power lines: MSR car sex

love bites: MSR, hickeys

ouroboros: Kinky MSR sex, post- “Never Again”

Fictober Posts

among other things, i’ve taken up smoking: season two, scully angst

fear: day four, scully-centric drabble. MSR.

fragile hearts: post- “Paper Hearts,” Mulder-Centric

how can i: romance/angst, post “Pusher” 

if we series:

part 1: if i kiss you 

part 2: if i let you 

part 3: if we dated 

part 4: if i leave you 

angst

what we once were: Post “Home Again,” season 10. MSR

saving grace: Post “Christmas Carol”

fine lines: Post “Irresistible”

it’s quiet uptown: Post “Christmas Carol,” lightly Hamilton inspired.

certain half-deserted streets: Cancer Arc. Honestly my favorite fic I’ve written.

memento mori: Ask prompt, Mulder takes Scully home post- “Memento Mori”

fluff

chameleon: Fluffy AU where William and Emily are alive. 

the upside of right: For @2momsmakearight​‘s challenge. Fluffy Emily AU. 

romance/drabble

what we lose in the dark: for @leiascully​‘s XFWC prompt: night.

radio silence: She’s discovering she doesn’t need the radio anymore. MSR, Scully POV.

constellations: Based off @noamchimpsky​‘s prompt. 

unconditional: Scully reflecting on the loss of Queequeg. First XFWC post I ever did.

alone: A short drabble from early on in the series.

“I’ve seen the way you look at me when you think I don’t notice” 

“what the hell are you wearing” 

multi-chapter/in-progress fics

Something Stranger Yet: X-Files/Stranger Things Crossover

You Must Prepare for the War: Reyes/Scully. AU where the cult kills William, and, fearing Mulder may be next, Scully recruits Reyes on a cross-country race for revenge

HS AUs

(parentheses): Dana Scully HS AU drabble

prompt 53: Who crawls through someone’s window at 4am for ice cream?

Christmas with the DiNozzo’s

Title: Christmas with the DiNozzo’s (part 1?)

Paring: Tony x Reader

Rating/Warnings: you will get diabetes

Word Count: 1217

Written/Created for: The lovely @yourtropegirl

A/N: It’s so freaking fluffy I can’t stand it and I’m very seriously considering a 2nd part depicting Christmas Day! Also, thanks to my sister who’s not on here, but helped me with the idea big time!!

It was the first weekend in December and time to start getting the house ready for Christmas.  Not everyone lived by this rule, but when Y/N got together with Tony DiNozzo she had convinced him to adapt to it.  She loved Christmas Time and after they married and started having children, that love blossomed even more.

Their oldest daughter Kate was four and their second daughter Jenny was just shy of two years.  Kate was old enough to be the most excited for the season and ready to make her list for Santa Claus.  Jenny was excited mostly by her big sister’s energy. She wasn’t positive why they were getting pumped up, but if Kate was happy then so was she!

“Okay girls are you ready to go get the tree today?” Y/N asked as they finished their breakfast.

A squeal rose from both girls as Tony walked into the kitchen after taking a phone call. “What’s all the fuss about?”

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