Don’t fall in love with a writer. Her words might be stunning enough to unwittingly lure you in, and her heart might be as pure as they come, but she’s got ink in her veins, a fire in her soul, and a maddening mind that never quiets. All she knows of being in love, she has picked up between pages, or from lines of poetry. She will write so much better than she speaks, and always be at a loss for words when they aren’t written down, when they matter most. And she’ll beat herself up over this…you will look on, helpless to save her from herself, trying to rip the pen from her hand that she’s stabbing into her flesh. And those hands will always be ink-stained and paper-cut, touching you like there are words hidden under your skin to draw out, to decipher. She will find the beauty in, and something to love about, anyone and anything…except, too often, herself. When you tell her she’s amazing, she’ll have a running list of why she’s not, compiled over the years and committed to memory, ready for recitation at a moment’s notice. She will rejoice when you rejoice, and sob when you sob…then try to cheer you up with corny jokes and self-deprecation until you groan. She will write you a book, without you having to ask…but beware if you purposely shatter her heart, because she has a great memory, a thing for truth, and she will write you out of her system unsparingly.
In other words, don’t fall in love with this writer
Evak + Richard Siken: Scheherazade. “Look at the light through the windowpane. That means it’s noon, that means we’re inconsolable. Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us. These, our bodies, possessed by light. Tell me we’ll never get used to it.”
Hiya I love your blog and your posts :D I was wondering how do you think the suitors will react to their baby's first word?
happy valentines~ heh ;)
ALBERT: he’s feeding his little boy when said toddler formed his first word. The knight commander of Stein literally dropped the bottle of milk in shock and awe, causing his son to cry. lol
BYRON: he was in a daze the whole day. hearing his twins utter their first words simultaneously was enough to put the young king into a light, carefree mood. Albert and MC had to pull him out of a meeting for he couldn’t concentrate.
ALYN: he blushed - yes, blushed - furiously, cheeks turning like ripe tomatoes due to happiness. finally, his child spoke his first word and it was what he was actually expecting.
LEO: cooed right in front of the palace bureaucrats when he heard his daughter speak for the first time, not caring how he just managed to break his reputation of being a cool and calm king. hey, anyone who’s seen his daughter would understand, you know.
ROBERT: went speechless for a full minute that the MC worried he just totally shut down. then without missing a beat, he turned to her and said, “I want another kid.” Ehhhh
NICO: it takes so much for someone or something to fluster Nico. But one word, one quiet word from his daughter had him tripping over whatever he was doing at the time. MC didn’t let him live it down afterwards.
SID: cried. no, he fucking bawled when his son said his first word, familiar eyes of dark blue not leaving his father’s face. the little boy was then enveloped in a warm hug and a confused “papa…?” accompanied by a tiny hand rubbing his cheek had Sid bawling even more.
LOUIS: ever since he got married to the love of his life, everyone has witnessed louis smile more and more. but no one, except the MC perhaps, was prepared to hear the delighted peals of laughter leaving the blond as he cuddled his equally laughing daughter against his chest, the two of them doing this semi-dancing, semi-twirling in the garden.
GILES: he surprised everyone by taking a day off when his child spoke for the first time. Giles Christophe was a known workaholic and day off seemed to be a foreign concept to him so it absolutely shocked everyone. Giles, on the other hand, was just happy to spend more time with his kid and teaching them more words.