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The Key To Understanding S4 of Sherlock is to Accept Mary as She Is…

I’ve seen a lot of people who say S4 doesn’t make sense to them. We’ve got a variety of theories trying to make the story fit some different storyline than what is being shown on screen.

I know some of that is fueled by inconsistencies in filming—possible continuity errors, changes in wording, things they find unrealistic. But it seems that one of the core issues for a lot of people is Mary. 

I can understand that. Why was she even brought into the story in the first place? Some adaptations skip her entirely. People wanted to keep the focus of the story on John and Sherlock. They didn’t want a trio. 

Those are perfectly fair objections. And I don’t blame people for being upset about the fact that she turned out to be an assassin and that she shot Sherlock, etc. I thought that some of the Mary-as-villain theories were really interesting and would have been fun in the story. 

But that’s not where the writers took things, and now some fans are having a hard time accepting that Mary could be all those things and still be loved by John and Sherlock. 

Yes, loved. The reaction to her death, if nothing else, makes it clear that both men loved her very much. They grieve her, deeply. Her memory becomes John’s inner voice, his conscience.

How can that be? How can the show portray her as kind, sweet, funny, insightful, and yet also portray her as selfish, ruthless, secretive, and a killer? 

Well, it’s called an antihero. And it’s something few female characters are allowed to be. 

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Kaeri’s Otayuri Fic Rec List #4

Hello my lovelies! It’s Saturday which means… another Otayuri fic rec list YAY!!! I’m SO, SO proud of this fandom HOLY SHIT I can’t believe that within a month since episode 10 of YOI aired, we’ve already churned out this much amazing content…!!! I love you guys so much!!! <3

Okay, now get ready for my weekly screaming (tho I’m going to try, key word being TRY, to be more coherent)…

Under your skin the moon is alive. (oneshot, mature) by @dawnstruck

WELP. IF I THOUGHT THE FIRST PART KILLED ME THEN THE SECOND PART KILLED ME EVEN MORE UMMMM HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE??? Dawnstruck is probably one of my all time favorite fic writers their writing is SO gorgeous and exquisite I’M SOBBING GO READ HER WRITING RIGHT THIS INSTANT I DEMAND YOU

i walk my days on a wire (twoshot, mature) by @idrilka

THE PINING. THE AWKWARDNESS. THE UNRESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION. THE EVENTUALLY RESOLVED SEXUAL TENSION. THE BEAUTIFUL WRITING AND CHARACTERIZATION. GOOD FUCKING BYE WORLD THIS FIC KILLED ME

We fit together (oneshot, sfw) by Llama_and_Lion

I FUCKING DIED READING THIS FIC. I CHOKED ON THE SHEER AMOUNT OF FLUFF. OH MY GOD. HOW COULD SOMETHING SO SWEET AND PRECIOUS EVEN EXIST ON THIS EARTH??? I FEEL SO BLESSED??? WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

Time Enough (oneshot, mature) by Beltenebra

I’M SCREAMING. THIS IS SO, SO SWEET YET HOT SET ME ON FIRE PLS??? THE FLUFF IS TOO REAL I’M CRYING I HAVE NO WORDS

for the rest of my days (oneshot, sfw) by my dearest @altisetsky

THIS FIC FUCKED ME UP SO HARD THE CENTRAL FOCUS ISN’T EVEN REALLY OTAYURI BUT THIS FIC IS SO, SO AMAZING OKAY GO READ IT FOR THE MILA AND YURI FRIENDSHIP FEELS YOU WILL FUCKING DIE I PROMISE

icarus, point to the sun (oneshot, mature) by @humanthyla

BEKA MOTHERFUCKING WON GOLD FUCK YEAHHHHHH MY BOI FINALLY GOT THE GOLD HE DESERVES I’M SOBBING??? ALSO… PROUD BOYFRIEND YURI??? BOTTOM!BEKA??? GOLD METAL KINK??? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP

Kotyonok (oneshot, sfw) by Bricker

I’M SCREECHING HAHA, this fic was so funny, witty and just really fun to read? OTABEK AND YURI AWKWARDLY FLIRTING IS THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD I SWEAR TO GOD

fingers crossed my obsession with you is tameable (oneshot, mature) by @yourplisetsky

THIS FIC. ENDED ME. OH MY GOD. IT’S SO FREAKING CUTE AND HOT OH MY GOD I WAS AGGRESSIVELY FANNING MY FACE THE ENTIRE TIME HELP ME I’VE FALLEN AND I CAN’T GET UP

Impulsive (oneshot, mature) by my dearest @nooowestayandgetcaught

I’M SHRIEKING THIS IS GOOD SHIT GOOD SHIT RIGHT HERE!!! I AM ON FIRE HOLY SHIT… also… pay attention to what Yuri is ranting about… COUGHS

i’d still dance with you (oneshot, mature) by @hawberries

I SPENT THE ENTIRETY OF THIS FIC DYING YOU DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND I STILL CAN’T COHERENTLY EXPRESS HOW AMAZING THIS FIC IS (also… the writer is an AMAZING ARTIST how the fuck are people so multi-talented I swear to god)

Gravity (oneshot, mature) by @fahye

THIS IS SUCH A CREATIVE AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN FIC??? Oh my god, the characterization is so great and it’s so awesome watching Otabek and Yuri’s relationship progress over the years…!!! A+++ WOULD RECOMMEND

cast your spell (oneshot, sfw) by @actualbird

THIS FIC WAS SO LOVELY…!!! Such a cute magic AU! I love how Otabek and Yuri develop their friendship so naturally and easily IT’S REALLY, REALLY CUTE AND ADORABLE <3

otabekaltindaily reblogged your post (ongoing, sfw) by @mighty-poffertjes

THE SOCIAL MEDIA FIC I’VE ALWAYS BEEN LOOKING FOR. WE CAN ALL RELATE TO KNUCKLEVINES I MEAN #OTABEKALTINDEFENSESQUAD FOR LIFE??? ALSO, WHERE CAN I SIGN UP FOR BEKA’S FANCLUB???

Darts Made of Hummingbirds (oneshot, sfw) by LiviKate

THIS FIC WAS SO GOOD I really love how this fic addresses Yuri’s growing and changing body! And how Otabek is MORE THAN OKAY WITH IT YEAH SON YOUR BOI IS GROWING INTO A MAN HEH 8D

Wow… okay, so I tried to be more coherent but it DIDN’T WORK. I don’t think I’m very good at containing my feelings. OH WELL.

I REALLY WANTED TO ADD MORE BUT I’M SO TIRED RIGHT NOW SO… see you next Saturday! <3

Please go and kudos all of these lovely fics! Also, please, PLEASE comment if you can; all these writers deserve so much love, support and praise for their hard work.

A huge thank you to all the writers on this list (and all fanfic writers in general) for sharing their beautiful creations with us! I love and appreciate you guys so much <3

AAAAA JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK U FOR 1000+ FOLLOWERS ;A; it the most i ever had h hh – This is also kind of a redraw of this,, hhhh ill try to be more active here,,, try being the key word hahaha

its great that everyone sees annabeth as a badass girl who can kick butt (because it’s true), but i really need people to see that she is insecure and gets jealous very easily (*cough* rachel *cough*) and i think that she is always afraid about not being good enough (a trait she shares w/ percy), and i believe that is probably caused by her trying to impress her mom and please her dad and i guess that she thinks that they may lose interest in her and leave her too. it took her a while to see that percy cares about her and would never leave her willingly.  willingly being the key word there because im sure percy disappearing for 8 months brought back her fears of being left. she had finally had someone who she thought would never leave her and i think that after percy fell into tartarus with her, she never really got those fears again

  • baby: M... m...
  • parents: Mama? Are you trying to say Mama?
  • baby: Mindfang holds the key to a more complete understanding of Vriska's character development throughout Homestuck. Once we understand that Vriska's obsession with Mindfang didn't just extend to mimicking her questionable taste in romantic partners and dashing murderhappy persona in Act 5, but to her entire way of being, we can more clearly see the ways that even in Act 6, when Vriska seems to renounce her villain persona for a hero persona, she is still performing a facet of Mindfang: the heroic revolutionary who rebelled against the Condesce alongisde the sufferer. While (Vriska) reacts to Aranea's exaggerated but relatable attempts to also become Mindfang by dropping the Mindfang persona and revealing the more sensitive, unsure Vriska who was sealed away inside, the only significant deviation Vriska makes from being Mindfang 24/7 is her relationship with Terezi. Is the alpha Vriska aware that her desperate desire as a kid to become more like Mindfang has consumed her? Is she aware that (Vriska) is not an impossible deviation from Vriskahood, but a version of who she really is without the crushing veneer of Mindfang? And if Vriska survives her Mindfang-esque heroic sacrifice in the dream bubbles, will she ever be able to peel the Mindfang off of herself, or has she become the mask?

haha do you think that in the car/spaceship ride over to that place where the “president” was being held the arrow/flash gang started trying to relive a bit of tension and talk about if there was one day they could visit (key word visit) anywhere they wanted, when/where would it be?  And the Legends talked about some of the things they’ve seen (like Martin Stein geeking out about the Einsteins) and Kara’s just so quiet and listen Kara’s a horrible liar but this isn’t lying–this is going invisible, and for the past decade this is what kara perfected, and maybe only Sara noticed but then they get to the battle and shit happens and then after everything goes down, after they defeat the aliens and they go out to celebrate.

And Sara trails behind and asks so Supergirl, you never said, where would you go? And Kara gives just the saddest smile she’s ever seen and tells her she’d see her family one last time, see her planet in its prime. And that’s when Sara finds out about what brought Kara to Earth because all Barry said was there was an alien with superpowers who was nice (they were clearly surprised that kara looked human, that she could fly, and had heat vision and all her other powers. Barry probably only said that she was r strong and almost as fast as him), and neglected to give any other details and oh no Sara’s falling hard because this girl is so cute and adorable and kind and listen. Sara knows Oliver McBroodyface. And yet this girl has lost so much is still so optimistic and bright???? Poor Sara, she’s just struck bi the gay (see what I did there)

Being Best Friends with Jughead Jones (Pt 2)
  • You and Jughead have probably spent days doing nothing but marathoning Star Wars.
  • You two probably have the key to each others houses
  • hell you probably know each others locker coms too
  • he went to the bathroom at Pop’s one time and came back to an extra Word document only containing the word “meow”
  • “Y/N What’s this?” *you trying to contain your laughter*
  • he didn’t delete it though
  • You can’t tell me you two don’t like Indiana Jones and make jokes about it too
  • “Y/N look! I’m Indiana Jones!” “Jug shush and watch the movie.”
  • He stole your sketchbook one time and looked through it but STILL WONT LET YOU SEE WHATS IN THAT DAMN WORD DOC
  • he doesn’t hug people much but he is a good hugger
  • he’s also really good at comforting people too
  • you didn’t show up for school one day and didn’t tell him so he skipped class to try and find you
  • his search ended when he found you in his treehouse laying with your face buried in a beanbag
  • you fell asleep there so he moved you into a position where you could actually BREATHE and then stole your sketchbook AGAIN
  • you tell each other everything
  • he was rushing you while you were painting one time, so you brushed green paint on his face
  • “I hope you’re happy with yourself.” “Definitely.”
  • ONE DAY YOU WERE SICK AND STAYED HOME FROM SCHOOL AND HE PISSED OFF REGGIE AND RAN ALL THE WAY TO YOUR HOUSE
  • YOU HAD TO HIDE HIM
  • REGGIE CAME TO YOUR HOUSE LOOKING FOR HIM
  • YOU ALMOST FOUGHT REGGIE
  • you two have always been there for each other
  • You and Archie are what you call “acquaintances”
  • Cheryl isn’t very fond of you because you tried to fight Jason too
  • Jughead doesn’t understand why you don’t just fight the gym teacher too and get out of pull-ups
  • “Just do the damn pull-ups, Jug.” “Easy for you to say.”
  • you two are the #sassmasters of Riverdale High
  • *synchronized eye rolling*
  • Honestly you two are what all BFF’s goals are and will stick together until the end of time

@babiijayla @emmcfrxst @shayara

BTS Reaction to you being hit on by someone else

I remember getting this request for both bts and seventeen after I got it for exo so here it finally is!


Jungkook ( BamBam ): Jungkook would be confused seeing Bam Bam walk over to you, he assumed that BamBam knew of your relationship with him but quickly knew that his assumption was wrong when he saw BamBam try and drape his arm around you. The key word was try because you were pushing him away from you in the instant you felt him touch you. Jungkook couldn’t help but laugh at the poor boy who was walking away from you at such a quick pace.

Originally posted by sugutie

Originally posted by chattyang


Taehyung ( Min-Jae ): taehyung knew Minjae as a fellow actor, he was a fan of him really but he didn’t think Minjae would blatantly come up to you and hit on you. Minjae would first greet Taehyung then would turn to you who was at Taehyung’s hip, you were guessing he didn’t think that Taehyung could have been your boyfriend because of how he had just come out with a pick up line. You of course laughed and easily slipped your hand in your boyfriends before making a comment back.

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Originally posted by i-heart-kdramas


Jimin ( Zelo ): Angry, angry Jimin. He’d march right over to you before Junhong could even make it to you, Jimin would wrap an arm around your waist pulling you unbelievably close for the public eye and gave Junhong a serious evil eye. It didn’t have to take more than a few seconds before Junhong got the hint and turned back around.

Originally posted by park-jimizzle

Originally posted by daefsoul


JHope ( Sehun ):  Hoseok would be more confused than anything when he saw Sehun walking with you around backstage, you were always kind and friendly to everyone so to see you walking around with someone wasn’t that odd. Hoseok would be waiting for you when he saw what Sehun was really looking at and you being too naive to notice his lingering stares as you turned around. Hoseok immediately rushed and pulled you away from him, he mumbles a few unpleasant words but pushed you farther away from the boy who was watching you still.

Originally posted by bangtannoonas

Originally posted by oohsehunnies


Rap Monster (Jackson Wang):  When Jackson approached you, you were actually with Namjoon. Jackson not even finding it a possibility that you were with your boyfriend he would lean closer to you but would stop and widen his eyes when he heard you laugh. “Do you know my boyfriend?” You’d say while motioning over to Namjoon who couldn’t help but give Jackson an amused look. 

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Originally posted by jypnior


Suga ( Zico ): Yoongi would laugh when he saw Zico walk over to you. He knew what Zico’s intention was but Yoongi also knew that you could handle yourself. All of the guys nudged him and pointed towards you and his eyes widened once landing on what you were doing. Zico was clutching his ‘manhood’ with his hands while you were over him yelling something inaudible. Yoongi cursed under his breath before having to rush over to you and pull you away.

Originally posted by jeonsshi

Originally posted by ygnj


Jin ( Baekhyun ): Jin never gets jealous, he likes giving you your freedom but when he saw Baekhyun grab your waist and turn you around to face him something snapped in him and he came rushing in towards you pushing him away and cursing at him to stay away, you ended up having to pull him away from you because he had gotten so upset.

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Originally posted by blondejongin

Aries Dominance
  • Key Words: Impulsive, Chaotic, Ambitious, Passionate, Headstrong, Naïve
  • Key Phrases: I want to do, I want to go, I want to be
  • Fears: Being taken by the tides of life, not accomplishing or trying things
  • Compatibility: Gemini, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius
she does what the night does to the day

i blame @kcismyreligion for this. seriously, i cannot be held accountable for what pure, tooth rooting, slightly naughty fluff this is

rating: m

word count: 5.4k | read on ao3

Bellamy doesn’t really do the whole party scene that often. Sure, it’s nice to get free drinks and an ego boost from time to time, but that feeling only lasts for the first half hour. After that it’s just warm beer, an overwhelming amount of rowdiness, and someone either ends up throwing up on themselves or calling the cops. Usually both.

But Miller wanted company while he sought out the boy from his lit class he had a crush on, and Raven was finally off her meds which meant she could drink, so Bellamy somehow ended up in the role of the exasperated soccer mom trying to wrangle them into some semblance of order.

Key word being trying

They’ve already been here for almost two hours, and frankly, they’re lucky he hasn’t murdered anyone as yet. The music is too loud, there’s far too much people stuffed in the frat house, so much so that they’ve begun to spill out onto the lawn despite the chilly fall weather, and frankly there seems to be nothing nonalcoholic being served at all unless he counts some sketchy looking cans of Red Bull which- he’s not that desperate, not yet.

So yeah, Bellamy is pissed off and tired and wants to do nothing but go home and finish his documentary on the Romanovs where he can simply be in peace and quiet and solitude.

Of course, it’s just not his night, so somehow while trying to find them, he ends up with an armful of drunk blonde which- he so does not want to deal with this right now.

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2016 is almost over, so here’s the art summary thingy… not enough Bakugous imo.

Anyway, I wanna *try* to do some request doodles for you guys, try being key word because holy heck is everything messy at this time of the year, but hey anything you wanna see?

Sick as a Dog

Prompt: sick Damian being taken care of by his s/o

Words: 476

AN: Thanks to my wonderful beta’s for plowing through my stories


Damian is not an easy person to deal with when he gets sick. He’s never been one to take orders, or like the idea of lying around in a bed very much. You know for a fact that his brothers and father don’t even try anymore. And poor Alfred has exhausted every tool in the toolbox to try and get him to stay in bed.

Well, all but one anyways; you. The butler simply shows up at your school at the end of the day and asks if you would kindly help him with something. It confuses you a bit, because you and Alfred don’t talk often … . or at all really. But the look in his eye tells you it’s urgent.

You show up at Wayne Manor to find Damian in the cave attempting to work on his bike. Attempt being the key word. His face is flushed, and he’s coughing every other minute. At one point, you’re afraid he’s going to cough up a lung.

You don’t even have to ask what’s going on. You simply walk up to your boyfriend, grab his hand, and begin pulling him towards the exit. Between coughs he tries to ask you what you’re doing here, and what you think you’re doing but you ignore it all in favor of dragging him upstairs to his room.

You’ve known Damian Wayne since you were ten years old. That’s four years of friendship, and three years of more than friendship. You know everything about him. You know about his childhood, and relationship with his parents, his career as Robin. You know every story behind every scar. You almost know him better than you know yourself.

That’s why you simply push him onto the bed before you begin rummaging through his dresser drawers. You find his pajama pants, and a tee-shirt, and toss them at him before saying, “Change.”

He glares at you, “With you in the room?”

You smirk, “It’s not like I haven’t seen everything before.” But none the less you leave his room for the bathroom. You find a clean washcloth, and run it under cold water before returning to the room to find a freshly changed Damian. He’s still standing, but he’s swaying a bit.

You gently guide him to his bed, and tuck him under his covers before laying your forehead against his. You hunch had been correct, he has a fever. You lie the washcloth on his forehead, before dragging your hand down to his cheek.

He nuzzles into your touch, and in that moment you realize just how bad he’s feeling. He hadn’t fought you on anything, not on coming upstairs, or changing or even getting into bed. Your poor boyfriend is sick as dog. You sigh and snuggle into your chair, ready for a long night.

anonymous asked:

what do you think happened in between the elevator scene and the bed scene in ep8?

oooooo boy i think there was a whole lotta kissing and shennanigans. I can tell you that much.

  •  I bet there was that first perusal of the room like “whoa fucking ace I’ve never been in anything this nice. it even has a mini bar!’ from Isak and a ‘yeah boy, I delivered’ from Even. 
  • (This of course being after 10 minutes of going up and down the hallways trying to figure out what room they were in because neither were paying much attention to the front desk lady’s parting words and Isak was too fucking distracted by Even kissing up and and down his neck to check the key card)
  • and then maybe a dirty look from a wealthy foreign family who had to cover their children’s eyes because of the unapologetic way Even was gripping Isak’s thigh.
  • And then when the exploration of the room was done- Even probably flopped on the bed and spread out and claimed he and Isak were kings for the night or whatever.
  • The Isak totally climbed on top of him and Even, couldn’t bare to let that happen, so they wrestled on the bed for a few minutes.
  • This of course led to… other types of wrestling with much less clothes
  • And then The Weekend starts and we are all high for this
  • Sex

Alistair Theirin - He would be half asleep and confused, smacking his lips as he tried to get the cotton taste out of his mouth. He’d grow more awake though, eyes snapping open. An awkward chuckle would bubble out of his lips and he’d raise an eye brow. “Can you…Uh…Can you run that by me again? Didn’t quite hear you correctly.” When he’s reminded, though, his face goes a little red. Awkwardly shifting under the covers, he’d scoot to the side. “Uh. Sometimes, some of the younger Templar recruits would. Ya know. Want to…snuggle or whatever. Just um. Pretend to be small.” He understood wanting to feel safe at night, so he’d try not to feel awkward about it. Key word being try.

Alistair Theirin (Romanced) - Alistair wouldn’t even bother with waking up. He’d just grunt, lifting up the blanket so the warden could climb in. When she did, he’d wrap the blanket around her, slinging a leg over her and tugging her close. The warden has dug her own grave. Now she will never escape.

Zevran Arainai - He was a light sleeper. Had to be, really, what with the grisly business he was involved in. He would peer out at the opening of the tent, the knife under his pillow ready to be drawn out in a moments notice. Of course he had no need of it! Because there they were, the Warden. A grin curled onto his lips, eye brow cocking up. “Oh? Visiting me, in my tent, in the dead of night? How scandalous, dear warden. What would dear Wynne say?” Upon hearing their request, he’d hum. “A bit too tame for my liking, but yes yes, come in.” He’d demand to be the big spoon, of course, arms holding the warden to his chest. He’d listen to them breathe, silent, a smile curling on his lips as he closed his own eyes.

Zevran Arainai (Romanced) - Chances are they were both already in the tent to begin with. Zevran would not be ashamed to admit he’d be a wee bit disappointed in the fact that he would not be making love to his warden tonight, but he would have no qualms. He’d press a soft kiss to their neck, still demanding to be the big spoon, a hand sliding up their shirt to gently rest on their stomach, gently stroking their skin. “Goodnight, my Warden.”

Leliana - She, also like Zevran, is a light sleeper. Though not as paranoid, a knife not under her pillow. She blinked sleepily, tilting her head at the Warden at her tent flap. She stayed silent, waiting for them to talk. They seemed troubled, and she hoped the smile on her face put them at ease. Though, at there request, her smile fell, eye lashes fluttering. “Oh? Well, I don’t see any trouble in it. I mean, my tent is small, but yes! Come in.” She smiled, patting the spot next to her. She coaxed them to relax, her arms wrapping around them no matter how large they were. Though, they would be waking up with a foot in their face and an elbow in their ass. 

Leliana (Romanced) - The warden is more than aware of her cuddling habits and have long since learned it is best to have their arms wrapped around her as tight as possible, lest they wake up with a mouth full of hair.

Morrigan - She would be asleep, and less than happy to be waken up. Her piercing yellow eyes would glare at the warden, an eye brow slowly raising as she tapped her thigh. “Yes? Spit it out! As it were, we do not have all night. Time is precious rest.” When she hears there request, she looks shocked. She is the last person one would ask for a…’cuddle’. And yet, here they were, asking her. “What do you take me for? Your mother? Warden, you are not a child, and I am certainly not here to mind one! Tis most disappointing that you…that…you.” Her lips would thin as she stared at their saddened eyes and quivering lip. “Ugh. Fine. But if at any moment in time I want you to leave, you go, or you will have to get your ‘cuddles’ as a toad!” Morrigan is a cuddler. The warden would wake up with her curled up, nuzzled into them, face calm. And if they brought it up at any moment in time it was like asking for death.

Morrigan (Romanced) - Morrigan, despite proving that she was indeed a cuddler, would still be hesitant. Though, waking up, curled up, safe and warm in her wardens arms? Worth it.

Ohgren - “…Bah! Not drunk enough for this.” He’d grumble, grabbing the closest container of ale he could get his hands on. He’d chug it, let it burn his throat, then move on to the next one. After he considered himself suitably inebriated he’d give a vague wave of his arm, allowing the warden in. On that day, the Warden learned that Ohgren truly did smell as bad as the others say, but that he was the warmest out of them all.

Shale - No.

Sten - A double no.

Wynne - She would probably be awake, reading or whispering to herself, eyes far away. Her attention would snap to the flaps of her tent and she’d tilt her head, a warm smile coming to her lips. “Hello? What is wrong?” And then they said what they needed to say. A part of her, long forgotten, abandoned and buried ached when she heard their words. When they both heard their words. Her smile grew worried and she was silent, then she gestured for them to come in. She guided them onto their side, their head on her lap. “Here. Sleep as much as you like.” She said softly, hesitantly petting their hair. She wondered, for a startling moment, if this is what it would be like with…with Rhys. She continued to gently stroke their hair, tears pricking at her eyes.

Dog - The dog is already sitting on your chest. Hope you didn’t enjoy having lungs. Because you don’t have them anymore. You did this to yourself, Warden. I hope your happy.

Paper Hearts

You sat at the piano sitting in Alexander’s ballroom.

You were to meet Lafayette here, and since having a few minutes till he arrives, you would spend the extra time playing the piano.

You fingers danced over the keys before they settled to a tune that matched your emotion.

“Goodbye love, you flew right by love,” you begun to sing.

—–

“You’re absolutely gorgeous!”

When did he…

“You have no idea how much my Laffy talks about you!”

Did she say my Laffy?

Your hands were being squeezed by a tall, coffee skinned girl with dark green eyes and dark, wavy hair. When she arrived, you tried not to let jealousy control your emotions when she was hand in hand with Lafayette.

Key word is try.

“I hope can be the best of friends!”

You forced yourself too smile, a scowl wanting to form instead.

“I hope we can be, too.” Fucking lie.

Lafayette grabbed her hand again, a lovesick smile adorning his handsome face. “[F/Name] will be one friend you’ll never forget.”

Your heart twisted but you still kept that damned smile on to feign happiness.

He reached a hand out to ruffle your hair. “We’ll see you and the guys tonight for movie night right?”

You could only nod.

—–

“Pictures I’m living through for now, Trying to remember all the good times.”

—–

Your typical fun movie night was a nightmare for you. Lafayette’s girlfriend fit right in with Alexander and the others. Her presence pushed you to the outside, making you feel like the newcomer instead of her.

After two hours of hearing them joke and laugh with her, while completely ignoring your existence, you quietly excused yourself upstairs to your room.

You laid in bed, staring at a picture from earlier in the year. The five of you, Alexander, John, Hercules, Lafayette, and yourself at an amusement park laughing as you sat in a photo booth.

The corner of your lip curled into a tiny smile. How long have you been staring at this picture?

You heard muffled scraping of chairs being pushed back and heard Hercules asking “When did [F/Name] leave?”

Your eyes pricked with tears. Of course they forgot you. All those years of friendship down the drain when this-

You closed your eyes when the door to the room creaked open.

“[F/Name]?” Your heart stopped. Lafayette. Footsteps came closer to you, a hand breezing over your face to move stray hairs away.

Lafayette muttered your name, his hand laying on your cheek for a few seconds before it vanished and his footsteps retreated.

The door to your room slowly closed. And that’s when you let your tears roll.

—–

“Everything is grey under these skies, Wet massacre, Hiding every cloud under a smile.”

—–

The pain of that night festered in your heart. To be forgotten like that, like you were nothing…

Angelica invited you to go shopping with her a week after. She told you stories of Peggy and Eliza getting into football for the first time. You cracked a smile when she acted out how they shouted at the TV, screaming every other sports term like “Hole!” and “Volley!”

“Okay. Who did it?” Angelica turned to you with hands on waist after coming from a French boutique you both loved. You didn’t give the reaction she hoped for when your favorite designer came out with a horse design you’ve been waiting for. That warranted concern.

You smiled at her. “What do you mean? I’m absolutely fine.”

“Don’t you dare lie to me!” She stomped her foot, causing other shoppers to stare as they walked pass. “I know you like the back of my mind, [F/Name].”

You sighed at her unnerving stare, lowering your gaze to the floor. You told her the story and she became livid.

“Oh, they are going to get a piece of my mind. Especially Lafayette.”

You grabbed onto her arm, stopping her from heading to the car. You shook your head sadly at her.

She sighed in defeat, cupping your face in her hands. “You shouldn’t hold these feelings to yourself.”

“I won’t. I promise.”

—–

“Our life was cutting through so loud, memories are playing in my dull mind.”

—–

It’s been months since Lafayette’s girlfriend entered the mix. She was even enrolled in the same college. But it didn’t matter.

You spent less and less time with the Hamilton Squad. Your happy demeanor turned sour after a while of being blown off by them constantly. That’s when they begun to notice.

“You want to go with us bowling?” John asked catching up to you after your English class.

“Can’t. I have a horse class later in the evening.” Without a glance to him, you turned to cut through the square foot your next class.

Hercules sat down in front of you as you worked on a sketch. “I know you couldn’t make it to the bowling game yesterday, but how about we head out to the lake by Alex’s house. Yazmine has a few speedboats we can use to race one another.”

Ah,Yazmine. Lafayette’s girlfriend.

“No can do. Promised Eliza to look over her new design for her fashion class.”

You shut your sketchbook and gathered your things, leaving Hercules to sit staring after you.

Yazmine skipped up to you when you were leaving your biology class. She beamed at you, grabbing into your hands like the first time she met you. This time you didn’t even try to be polite. Her smile faltered before returning to full strength.

“My Laffy and I missed you at the lake. We would’ve have so much fun. I heard you’re quite competitive.”

You managed to smirk at this.

“So how about tonight we gather the guys and enjoy a night under the stars. Blankets, snacks, telling stories.”

You let out a huff of air, removing your hands from her grasp. “Sorry. I might get in your way.” She stood confused as she watched you walk away. She turned to Lafayette who stood behind her.

“I don’t know what your problem is-”

You turned to Alexander with a glare so fierce he stopped mid-sentence.

“I don’t know what you mean, Hamilton.” Your upper lip curled.

“So we’re on a last name basis, are we?” He frowned, crossing his arms over his chest. You scoffed, returning to reading over a script for your musical theatre class. It was ripped out of your hands by Alexander.

You sat with mouth open before you stood up, fuming.

He held it up higher, using your shortness against you. “Not until you tell me why you refuse to spend time with us!”

The next thing you knew, Alexander was curled on the library’s floor, clutching onto his stomach. You punched him, seeing red. You crumpled the script in your hand, it shaking with adrenaline.

“You tell me. I’ve wanted that answer for a while. But I already know. She replaced me!”

—–

“But you’ll be good without me and if I could just give it some time, I’ll be alright.”

—–

You were being petty, you know this, but it stung. Tremendously.

You had stopped talking to the guys completely, ignoring crestfallen glances from them. Eliza was quite upset when she heard you punched Alexander in his stomach, but agreed he deserved it once hearing the story.

“You have to tell him your feelings.” Eliza placed a cup of tea in front of you. You took a sip. Honey Chamomile was your favorite.

You shook your head. “I… just need time.”

“You had almost a year once knowing your true feelings for this man. He would only recuperate those feelings.”

“If he would recuperate my feelings, why would he date someone else?!” You slammed your cup on the small table, making Eliza jump.

She put her own cup down. “I don’t think he knew you would feel the same.”

The disbelief in your eyes shown like fireworks.

“He would write these cute little letters,” she pulled out a brown heart shape box and opened it revealing many folded notes, “written to you but gave them to me to hold onto. Just in case he grew scared to tell you himself.”

She passed the box to you and you began to read them. You blushed when some became racy, details leaving nothing to the imagination. You shook your head, shoving them back inside.

“It’s too late. He seems completely happy with Yazmine. They’ll make a perfect couple.”

—–

“And I’ll hold a piece of this, Don’t think I would just forget about it, Hoping that you won’t forget.”

The last note hung in the air as you finished playing.

“That was beautiful.”

You turned to see Lafayette standing on top of the staircase. How you missed hearing that thick French accent.

You stood up, dusting off invisible dirt off your clothes as he made his way down the stairs.

“Glad you could make it,” he said standing a few feet in front of you.

You looked away from his chocolate eyes, not wanting to be drawn into them. “So why do you need to talk to me? I have a musical I need to practice for.”

You heard him let out a disgruntled sigh. “I broke up with Yazmine.” He announced after a long pause.

You looked at him, eyebrows knitted together. “What?”

“I broke up with her,” he repeated.

You opened and closed your mouth, trying to find words to speak. Lafayette stepped closer to you. “It wasn’t a good match. And I saw how much it hurt you.“

“I don’t know what you mean.” You moved past him, heading to leave the room when he grabbed your hand.

“You don’t think I heard you crying that night.”

You looked back at him, eyes narrowed. “So what? You and Yazmine made an adorable couple. Go and fucking be with h-”

Lafayette’s lips crashed onto yours, his hands on the small of your back and your neck. You didn’t hesitate to melt into the kiss, wrapping your arms around his neck to bring him down to your height.

After a few minutes, you both parted for air, foreheads resting against each other.

“I heard from Eliza you read my letters.”

You smiled, nodding. His mouth went to your ear and he begun mumbling French phrases that sent shivers through your body. “I have apologizing to do,” you breathed.

Lafayette pulled you to the staircase. “After we finish what we should’ve done long ago.”

drunk ppl

daichi: acts pretty much the same other than going really red in the face, slurring his words slightly and being prone to giggling fits.

suga: sexual drunk. will start stripping and trying to give his friends lap dances and screaming things like “I LOVE DICK” at innocent passerby.

asahi: designated driver (drinks milk in the corner and watches everyone scream)

noya: “HEY ASAHI-SENPAI FILM TANAKA THROWING THIS TABLE AT MY FACE C’MON IT’LL BE FUKKEN HILARIOUS IT’LL GO VIRAL” drunk

tanaka: loud drunk (surprise surprise surprise surprise). forgets how to talk normally and starts yelling everything. probably starts a lot of fights too

kags: soft drunk. all his facial features get all mushy and his speech gets slurred and he gets weirdly emotional and cuddly (will fuck you up if you mention anything about it the day after)

hinata: rlly low alcohol tolerance. passes out after like half a shot (usually joins asahi in the corner milk drinking)

yachi: weirdly confident drunk. starts yelling random disjointed phrases about how villager no 2 don’t need no man and shimizu’s mole when guys try to flirt with her

tsukki: doesn’t show any signs of being drunk other than being oddly quiet but when everyone gets up to leave he’ll stand up and then fall right the fuck on his face

yams: affectionate drunk. clings onto ppl’s arms n shit. i also feel like he’ll start singing really cheesy american love songs to his friends

kuroo: fratboy drunk. gets really raunchy and holler-y but it doesn’t last long because his drinking strategy is going HAM until he vomits in a bush and passes out

kenma: starts crying because he can’t see his phone when his eyes are all blurry. needs to be carried home.

8

My name is Nikita. Six years ago, I was taken out of prison and forced by a covert unit of the government to be an assassin. Three years ago I escaped, and have been hunted ever since. I was the first recruit to get out. I’m going to make certain I’m not the last.    Nikita, pilot (season 1 episode 1)

Olicity at the end of the tunnel

So, 5x05, I don’t know about you guys… but this episode has revived my olicity shipping soul when it didn’t even need it to be. 

Why you ask? WELL. Let’s just watch the key scenes again okay? 

The balcony and Oliver’s office. 

And now, lemme take you back to season 2 a moment, episodes 6 and 7 in particular with these two classic Olicity moments. 

Post Isabel @ QC and Post Vertigo @ the lair. 

In both those two season 2 episodes and tonight you have these moments between Oliver and Felicity where they are practically screaming one thing with their eyes, but the words being said are the opposite. 

Oliver of season 2 is initially trying to pass Isabel off in a light offhanded way, before realizing Felicity needed a serious answer. Ultimately revealing that he thinks its best he isn’t with someone he cares about(that someone being Felicity, obviously). All the while, his eyes are visibly in pain, desperate for the opposite of his words to be true. Meanwhile, in 5x05, Felicity is the one trying to pass off not telling Oliver about her BF as a joke at first, before sobering up at the look Oliver gives her in response. She then tells him the truth, or well, the words she tells herself to explain why she hadn’t told him. The entire time her eyes are screaming that she still loves him. That yes, she was trying to keep that door open. But, she isn’t ready to admit that to herself. (Girl still has a lot of figuring out to do.) 

The parallels between 2x07(also some 2x06), and the scene in Oliver office are less-so, but still there. 

The vibe is quite similar to both those Olicity moments in season 2, it is a happy mix between the question-leaving clarity of 2x06, and the statement of just how important Felicity is to Oliver in 2x07. The clarity being that they will try to figure out who they are apart. While it also leaves open a door of, ‘what happens if it isn’t real?’ for if(which we all know is really when) things with Billy don’t work out. Oliver’s stating that he will always care about Felicity, that those feelings are a ‘Mortal lock’ as he put it, leaves the door unable to ever truly close. 

My point in all of this, is that Olicity of season 5 is very much like Olicity of season 2, in the sense that they will continue to have these deep moments, but their relationship wont truly be addressed again until later in the season. They will both turn to each other, on the same page, and we will all lose our minds. It may seem sudden, but it won’t be. Because Olicity isn’t the type of couple to go slow. They dive head first together, happily, every time. 

I remember how rewarding that ‘I love you.’ was in season 2.(A reaction story I have yet to post but 100% need to.) Just imagine how it will be, where in season 2 it was hints at feelings being covered up, now it is true love they are trying to deny. Where it was a simple ‘I love you’, now it will be that ten-fold. 

Bottom line, there is Olicity at the end of this tunnel.