Sometimes the best looking stones aren’t real. These big seawater colored gems are spinel, but not the natural variety. They were lab-grown. They’re lovely high quality vintage earrings nonetheless. The marks are indistinct, but they are probably French-made and date to the 1940-50s.
Synthetic spinel was discovered by accident in the early 1900s, when someone was trying to grow sapphire crystals.
What I thought Race to the Edge S4 would be: Pokemon dragons, Hiccup getting his ass beat, bye bye Heather, Toothless is a pure bby.
What Race to the Edge S4 actually was: Amazing moments in parenting with Stoick the Vast, somehow giving a damn about Throk now, Hiccstrid sucking more face than my mind can possibly comprehend, Toothless is a pure bby.
The first time they
kiss James feels like a toddler discovering a new world, eyes wide with the astonishment
of what it has to offer. He hopes that what he is doing is right - he has been
kissed many a times before, true, but never quite like this. It is as if he has
forgotten everything he knew before.
Thomas is all softness,
but demanding at the same time, guiding where James is unsure and yet molding
himself around him, instinctively adapting to James’ insecurity. James can feel
him smiling into the kiss when his arms come up to pull Thomas closer. It’s as
much daring as he can procure at the moment but it seems more than enough for
When they separate
again Thomas doesn’t step away, his hands staying on James’ shoulders. He says
nothing, simply smiles, and James feels something inside him give way as it never
“I never thought
you’d be such a chaste kisser,” Thomas laughs as James keeps planting
kisses between his shoulder blades. They are in bed, limbs entangled in their
sheets but leaving enough bare skin for James to spoil Thomas a little. “Miranda
didn’t teach you much, did she?”
James only snorts and
kisses Thomas’ back again, this time pulling a little with his teeth. Thomas’
skin tastes faintly of the previous night still, sweat and saltiness and that
soft taste that is Thomas’ own. Thomas grins but he wriggles a little close to
James, humming under his breath when the kisses grow longer and more forceful,
travelling down the entire length of his back.
tried to,” Flint finally murmurs and the deep laugh that it draws from
Thomas makes his chest vibrate. It always feels like a wave that’s enveloping
him, that sound of richness and warmth and he wants to feel himself surrounded
by it forever.
There is a beard on Thomas’
lips now and for a moment James asks himself once more if he isn’t dreaming all
this. But no - the rest of him feels still the same, as incredible as it seems.
It is still Thomas, beneath the grime and sweat and the scars, visible as well
as invisible, that have accumulated over the years apart. The familiarity makes
James’ heart ache, but it is a good ache, like that of a seed pushing its way
through what used to be a surface made of nothing but hard rock.
They are both more
hesitant and more forceful now, filled with incredulity that this is truly
happening. The first kiss is hesitant but grows more desperate and longing soon
- neither of them can quite believe that this will last yet, so used are they
to fate ripping their happiness out of their hands.
It takes years for them
to realise that this time, it truly won’t, that each kiss is a gift that can be
given over and over again. As many times as they want.
fuccboii jk x cheerleader! reader ft sex in an instant photobooth
WARNING: this is just pure smut no plot whatsoever lmao and it’s filthy as hell read at ur own risk
Jeongguk]: Quad. Now.
brevity of his text should annoy you, but it only ignites a desire that burns
insistently till it’s quenched. With your screen brightness turned down this
low, it should be hard for anyone but you to decipher the words on your screen,
but you still jump in surprise and guilt when your roommate, Sejong taps you on
don’t forget practice is at 12.30pm today, don’t be late!! Coach already seemed
near the end of her rope the last time and the team sure as hell doesn’t need
her cracking down any harder. Got it?” Sejong might be your dearest roommate,
but as captain of the cheer team she definitely takes her duties very
back nervous laughter, you attempt to flash her an easy smile. “Yes, I promise
I’ll be there on time!! It won’t happen anymore, I swear.”
quickly stash away your phone in your bag and finish adjusting your knee socks
before standing and bidding her a hasty goodbye.
you’re leaving now? There’s still like half an hour before we start!” Sejong
narrows her eyes at you just as your hand lands upon the door handle. Even
facing away from her you can feel her scrutinising gaze on your back, and your
urgency to leave the room increases.
yeah, you said my splits needed some work last time right? I think I’m gonna go
in early and get some practice in.” To your own ears your excuse sounds flimsy
and coupled with the slight tremor in your voice, you’re almost definitely sure
that Sejong will call you out.