this the silent war

Body Language

Request: ok so maybe Jughead x reader where they kinda always acted like they hated each other with stares and sass, but since they got back to school reader began to kinda flirt? but not with words but like with body language? (I love your writings so much)

Requested by: @littlefrenchnuage

A/N: Hey, I’ve decided to do your request because I loved it so so much. So no problem! Plus, im a bit in the Jughead mood because the last episode was amazing. And all I have to say is that if someone needs to take that boy in, I volunteer myself. REMEMBER, REQUESTS ARE STILL CLOSED.

Warnings: flirting but that’s about it.


Originally posted by dailyriverdale

You always kind of hated Jughead. But not because he was a terrible person or anything, on the contrary actually you had the biggest crush on him. You ‘hated’ him because you didn’t know how to deal with your own emotions, so therefore started the silent war between the two of you. Glaring and insulting each other anytime an opportunity presented itself.

But when school started and the situation with Jason only increased tenfold you decided you were tired of pretending to hate him. You were scared all the time and instead of hating him, you wanted him by his side. But you knew you needed to have fun with it, because that’s how you were.

So you started flirting, opening yourself body up to him much more than being closed off. You discontinued glaring and insulting him, to which it confused him because suddenly his glares weren’t returned and his insults meant less because he wasn’t getting a witty comeback. He began to notice your more… um revealing choice of clothing and your need to always be need him. Smiling and biting your lip around him.

It… aroused him just as much as it confused him. So, he wanted answers, just like any good novelist does. He needed to know why this sudden change in your attitude was happening. So to your happy surprise, he invited you to Pop’s one night, and you agreed almost instantly.

So that’s how you found yourself, sat in front of Jughead with a pretty smile on your lips. You wore a flannel, unbuttoned one button too low and some nice skinny jeans on. Your heart was pounding against your chest, but you never were a shy girl, so you didn’t let that face you.

“So, Juggie, what did you need me for?” You bit your lip, allowing your eyes to graze his body as his gulped in nervousness. Was it suddenly hot in here? He wondered. He wasn’t one to get so worked up this easy, but even he couldn’t deny the fact that you were hot, and that he had this attraction to you since you two met. He always found your confidence booming but your kindness flattering.

“Um… I wanted to talk about us.” He mumbled. You rose a delicate eyebrow, leaning forward to come closer to him. Allowing your lips to slowly wrap around your straw ant-agonizingly.

“Oh?” You asked, blinking your eyes. “And why would that be?” 

“What happened to our hatred?” He blurted out, blushing afterwards. 

His bluntness made you blink. “What do you mean?”

“We use to be… well not friendly. But now suddenly you…” He stopped, flushing in embarrassment. You smirked.

“What?” You asked, licking your lips as you blinked innocently at him. 

“You’re all… seductive?” He questioned and you giggled lightly at his confusion. Frowning suddenly, you reached across the table to grab his hand. Staring sadly at him. “Do you not like it?”

“No!” He blurted and you found yourself giggling again. Then suddenly, you turned serious. “I don’t want to pretend to hate you anymore, Juggie. I like you, I don’t hate you.”

Jughead remained silent for a moment and you waited patiently. Before his eyes found yours and he let a small smile slip. “I like you too, Y/N.”

You smiled brightly, letting go of his hand and leaning back as you clapped to yourself. “Great! When’s our next date?”

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Rest In Peace Carrie Fisher  (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016)

“One of the great things to pretend is that you’re not only alright, you’re in great shape. Now to have that come true - I’ve actually gone on stage depressed and that’s worked its magic on me, ‘cause if I can convince you that I’m alright, then maybe I can convince me.”

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Who follows Maven?

I have wondered about who Maven has designated as his successor, if there were some other Calores vying for the throne, or if Maven and Cal are really the last ones and the other Houses will go and fight if Maven dies.

But then I realized: Of Maven has not designated a successor. There are plenty of examples when a monarch did their business without naming an heir and why should they? Usually it is claimed they had to prevent a civil war over succession. But do you truly think Maven would care if a dynastic war followed his death? Not really.

On the other hand, by not naming a successor Maven threatens Norta with a civil war upon his death. This protects him, as a number of Silver disliking him would shrink away from having Maven assassinated and thus risking a full-out succession war. Maven is an usurper himself and so he’s well aware of people thinking about taking the throne from him. 

And the greatest rival tempted to depose Maven would the person he named as his successor. An heir is always a rival, you only assume your children won’t go so far as killing you to get the throne, and even that isn’t a guarantee, as we see in Red Queen ;-) So all in all, Maven is better off without designating a successor.

But what would be if Maven was suddenly out of the way? It would be an interesting strike for the Scarlet Guard to abduct/kill Maven and let the Houses of Norta devour each other. Yet one can wonder about how many Reds would be involved in such a succession war. Probably less than those dying at the Choke, so if the succession war would draw Reds away from the other war, with the possiblity of having them desert on the way, it would still be a promising strategy.

We shouldn’t forget that’s still another option: I think a lot of Silver would come running to Cal begging him to become their king if Maven is out of the way. There must a lot of people not believing the story or not caring about the patricide who support Cal even now.

And the thing is, I suppose he would actually do it, if they asked for it. Re-take the throne. And I wouldn’t like that, because even if Cal wanted to change things then, the Silvers supporting him would still be the same and trying to force him back in the direction they prefer. I don’t think a Silver monarchy as it has been is going to work if you want equality.

Refering to my talk with @the-little-lightning-queen

I think you need ways to neutralize the Silver abilities, just in case. But actually, there are (literature) examples where magic users and non-magic users get along, so would it be impossible for Red, Silvers and Newbloods to live in co-existence?

AND EVEN UNTO DEATH: songs for a backcountry october.

cold and dead by william elliot whitmore | christabel by robert earl keen | snake song by townes van zandt | billie jean by the civil wars | all saints day by the silent comedy | in the woods somewhere by hozier | the armadillo jackal by robert earl keen | ghost riders in the sky by johnny cash

things to consider:

  • magnus and alec working out together
  • alec cooking for magnus
  • magnus taking alec shopping and alec being grumpy at first but soon enough they get their own little fashion show going on in the dressing room
  • magnus cooking for alec
  • magnus and alec laying in bed sharing ear buds as magnus shows alec his favorite songs
  • alec playing the piano for magnus
  • alec reading his favorite book to magnus as he lays his head on alec’s lap
  • magnus playing the piano for alec
  • magnus and alec playing the piano together
  • magnus projecting his voice around the loft randomly to scare alec
  • alec silently declaring a prank war on magnus
  • magnus and alec
  • alec and magnus