victoria land

10 seconds || Dan Howell

A/N: this is a little idea I had, it’s something I guess. 

Word Count: 1.2K

POV: Reader


Originally posted by danteko

Keeping a relationship a secret is a good idea, right?

No, not at all.

‘Can’t wait to see you tonight, baby.’

I read Dan’s text message with a huge smile as I stood in front of my closet, trying to figure out what to wear. There were so many options and at the same time there were none.

Dan and I had been dating-ish for two months now without telling anybody. We were afraid of how people would react since nobody would have ever expected us two to get together. We wanted to be sure about this before we told somebody else.

It was a Friday night and Dan’s friends were throwing a party. He invited me to come with him, not as his date though. I was worried about who to talk to tonight since none of my close friends were going and I also didn’t know about how to interact with Dan in public.

I had to park my car a little further away from the house where the party was held at because all of the good parking spots were taken already, signalizing that a lot of people came.

As I walked into the big house so late that Dan must have arrived an hour ago, I immediately spotted him drinking beer with his friends. They were joking about something and laughing out loud from time to time. Since Dan and his friends were by far the most popular and attractive guys in our town a lot of females were surrounding them, trying to start a conversation.

I had to stop myself from smiling at Dan who noticed me the second I walked into the room. He was clearly checking me out in my dress that wasn’t too fancy but he seemed to like it anyway. I also had to stop myself from telling those girls to back off my boyfriend.

Sweaty bodies were dancing to music that was shitty and way too loud. There was alcohol everywhere and people were flirting with strangers while getting drunk. A typical teenager party therefore. Some people just live for weekends like this.

I talked to a few girls that I knew from school. They were updating me on all the recent gossip since I wasn’t good with stuff like that. I never hung out with the ‘cool and scandalous kids’.

“I heard Tiffany tell her friends at school today that she wants to get with Dan tonight.” Jessica, one of the girls I had chemistry class with told me under her breath. I nearly chocked on my drink at her words.

“Dan as in Dan Howell?” I asked her, gritting my teeth while trying to not sound too interested.

“What other Dan is there?” She wanted to know, indirectly answering my question.

Great. Miss Popular was after my guy not knowing that he was already taken. By me!

“Let’s play Truth or Dare” Somebody shouted in between two songs. The response was quite diverse. Some people seemed to really hate the game while others seemed to love it.

“C’mon let’s play.” Jessica excitedly exclaimed, grabbed my arm and dragged me along with her.

“I really don’t wan-“ I was in the middle of saying as she made me sit down on the floor where everybody who was playing was already gathered in a circle.

My eyes suddenly landed on Dan who was sat right opposite me. He didn’t look that comfortable either and I could clearly hear his friend Jason tell him “I bet it will be fun, don’t be so boring!”

There was a little twinkle in Dan’s eyes as he saw me and he raised his eyebrow surprised to see me here. He was looking as handsome as ever. His hair was a little bit curly and he was wearing the black leather jacket that I loved so much on him.  

A guy I had never seen around before started spinning an empty glass bottle and it landed right on Jason, making Dan smirk.

“Truth or Dare” the guy asked Jason. He obviously said ‘Dare’ since he was an outgoing guy and up for almost any challenge.

“I dare you to knock on the neighbour’s door in just your underwear and ask him if you can borrow a jar of peanut butter.”

“What the fuck, mate?!” Jason shouted as everybody laughed and some girls giggled.

“What’s wrong with you?” he asked the guy who dared him to do this as he started to take off his shirt, revealing his toned chest.

People started to whistle as Jason walked to the door and opened it wearing nothing but his boxers.

“It’s freezing outside!” he complained as he wrapped his arms around his own body for warmth, shielding his nipples from the cold air of the night.

He quickly ran across the street, as he saw that no car was in sight. The neighbour, a 50 year old man, was not too pleased to see Jason.

“I’m going to call the cops, you dumb pack of teenagers!” he shouted after Jason as he sprinted back into the house after he was obviously denied some peanut butter.

We were laughing our butts off while Jason’s cheeks were bright red from running and embarrassment.

“It will be fun, right?” Dan asked Jason, making me giggle.

We continued playing and after a few rounds the bottle still hadn’t landed on me or Dan. One of Tiffany’s friends was just dared by a guy to take her shirt off was now spinning the bottle in a pink Victoria Secrets bra.

It landed on the devil herself, Tiffany.

“Dare” she said and I already had a weird feeling in my stomach region.

“I dare you to kiss Dan for at least 10 seconds.”

My mouth hung open as I tried to suppress a gasp.

Tiffany was seductively smirking at my boyfriend whose eyes had grown wide in shock. He was taking a quick glance at me. His face spoke of panic as Tiffany said, “A dare is a dare, right?”

With that being said she pressed her lips onto my boyfriend’s, making my heart sink. And those 10 seconds were the hardest 10 seconds of my life.


I swallowed hard although my mouth was completely dry


I tried looking away, but I couldn’t 


My blood started to boil as I watched Tiffany eagerly kiss my boyfriend


My cheeks grew bright red as anger filled every inch of my body


I wanted to rip my heart out just so it wouldn’t hurt that much


I wanted to yell for them to stop but I had to sit here in silence


My hands started to shake with anger as they were clenched into fists


My eyes got watery and the first tears were about to spill


I decided to get up and leave, not being able to bear this anymore


I lef-

Dan pushed Tiffany off his body right before I could get up to leave.

“Y/N is my girlfriend!” he shouted and all eyes suddenly landed on me.

  • Kell : Come on, your break is over.
  • *leaves*
  • Alucard : He doesn't- I don't-... He doesn't tell me what to do.
  • Rhy : He just told you what to do.
  • Alucard : I know. I let him.
  • *leaves*
Secrets And Mischief, Chapter 28

1 Year Later

Loki looked to Victoria, who was sat on the sofa cradling the baby against her chest. She nodded to him, giving him the go ahead.

Loki opened the front door and as expected, it was Thor. Bang on time to check up on them like Odin’s little sidekick.

‘How nice to see you, brother.’ Loki said sarcastically.

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cullen x inquisitor this ended up an angstfest

Prompt 216. “I try so hard to forget you, but every single time it comes back to you.”

She met him on the back steps, deep glinting slabs that led down to the peaceful river, green meadow laid out before them, the warmth of summer air in a gentle breeze. The mabari laid at his feet, tongue lolling, stretched across his master’s leg and snoring contently, the smell of fresh cocoa amongst the air. It was almost intrusion, and she bashfully wanted to apologise for interrupting the peaceful scene.


He was nothing like the Commander that had stalked the battlements of Skyhold, that had peered over the grand War Table, serious and stoic. Unbound by armour, his skin tanned, a smattering of freckles across his cheeks, golden curls neatly trimmed, but untamed, wild, free.

“Now, that is a title I have not been address with in a long time.” And an achingly familiar, gorgeous smile, tipped at the edges, lips curling at the corners.

“Forgive me. Ser Rutherford.”

“Just Cullen is fine, Lady Inquisitor.”

Lady Inquisitor. Since when were they back to titles and formality? Had they not once been on far more familiar terms? Had they not once been colleague, friends, lovers? Had they not once bared their very souls, naked and shameless, kept safe and secret by ancient walls and quiet contemplation?

Not now.

“I see your guard dog is well trained.”

“Who, this bloodthirsty creature? He would have your arm for a snack, obviously.” A hand reached down to affectionately pat the snoring beast as Elicia sat beside him, looking out over the sun kissed grasslands.

“It is beautiful here.”

“It is. I was very fortunate when Divine Victoria granted me this land.”

“You have done something wonderful here.”

“We still have much to do. It is merely a start.”

Silence fell, and it was not one she could allow, awkward and unusual.

“Have you been well?”

“I have. And you?” There was such little response from him that it concerned her. He gave little away, continuing to scratch at the loyal animal at his feet. She found she could not reply, emotion choking in her throat, snuffing out any moderated response she had, jumping when he spoke once more. “Why have you come, Lady Inquisitor? I do not mean it with any ill will but…I cannot help but satisfy my own curiosity.”

Why had she come? Because I missed you? Because I was wrong? Because we could have been so much, so much that we let slip through our fingers? “I…I wanted to see you. You left so quickly, we…Much has happened in these years…”

“This is the part where you tell me you are to be wed, isn’t it?”

“Cullen…” For the first time, his eyes met hers, deep pools of gold, and she knew he had barely meant the humour in the comment, that beneath this mask lay the truth - he hurt as she did. Maker, how could he always read her with such ease? “I wanted to tell you…in person…”

There was no denying the flinch of pain that crossed his face, the brief, anguished crumple of smooth skin, gone in a whisper as the stoic gaze returned, and the distance suddenly seemed to be an ocean between them as he looked away, fingers ringing together. “My congratulations. I am sure House Trevelyan will be thrilled with the news.” There was little emotion in his voice, and she recognised the stiff jaw with which he spoke, the careful, measured words.

“ ’Twas my mother’s idea in the first place. I cannot say I am entirely enthused about the idea. There has been no promise of a wedding yet. I must decide if I can stand the man first.”

“What a pity should your betrothed hear you say that. I am sure he is not the objecting party.”

“A pity to forsake love for station, for good grace?” The tension between them was tangible, suffocatingly broad, her admission stark and painful. Had she really mentioned love once again? She wanted to reach for him, to pull them together, to beg him to even look at her. How had they become this? “I try so hard to forget you…to believe we did the right thing. But every single time, it comes back to you.”

She saw the stiffening of his shoulders, the deep frown that unfurled across handsome features, and uncomfortable honesty made him sigh, a bitter, broken sigh. For a moment, he looked as though he may have wept, that the same longing in her eyes was found too in his. But it was gone, carefully practiced reason and measure returning in a breath and he straightened up before speaking. “We made a choice, Lady Trevelyan. I believed it to be the right one, and I still stand by my reasoning.” He stood, the mabari whining at the abrupt movement, rising to it’s feet as his master beckoned him to follow. “Forgive me, but I believe it best we end this  discussion here.”

“I…Cullen, please don’t…”

He stepped past her, mabari offering her a courtesy sniff as he passed, winding around the man’s legs as he paused at the door, their eyes meeting once more. “I wish you good fortune with the nuptials, my lady. May the seas be fair for your journey. I hear rocky waters are forecast.”

Behind his departing back, she felt herself crumble, and could barely disagree - rocky waters, at sea and on shore.

7.03 The Garden of Forking Paths Press Release


“The Garden of Forking Paths” – When Cinderella finds herself staring danger in the eye, she receives help from an unlikely source. Her rescue leads to an alliance that could aid in the defeat of Lady Tremaine’s rule and reveals a dark secret from Cinderella’s past. In Hyperion Heights, Jacinda goes to extreme measures to stop Victoria Belfrey from destroying Lucy’s beloved community garden, while Lucy tries to convince Henry that Victoria is after more than just a plot of land. Meanwhile, Victoria makes a discovery that could alter everyone’s fate, on “Once Upon a Time,” FRIDAY, OCT. 20 (8:00–9:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

“Once Upon a Time” stars Lana Parrilla as Regina/Roni, Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Weaver, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook/Rogers, Andrew J. West as Henry Mills, Gabrielle Anwar as Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey, Dania Ramirez as Cinderella/Jacinda and Alison Fernandez as Lucy.

Guest starring in this episode are Mekia Cox as Sabine/Tiana, Adelaide Kane as Drizella/Ivy and Emma Booth as The Witch.

“The Garden of Forking Paths” was written by David H Goodman & Brigitte Hales and directed by Ron Underwood.

Ways to be Victoria Chase

Follow these rules to be just like your beloved diva. 

1. Assume everyone recognizes you- even when they don’t.

2. Know your place in the universe. 

3. But don’t know where other places are. 

4. Know your strengths. 

5. And know your weaknesses. 

6. Give your children unsolicited stage advice. 

7. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. 

8. Do whatever it takes to to advance your career. Even if it means wearing diapers. 

9. Hate Susan Lucci

10. Always remember, anything you say is a major announcement. 

Watch Victoria’s final act on the series finale of Hot in Cleveland on Wednesday at 10/9c on TV Land! 

rocker-prince  asked:

So I don't know if you're still taking Chasefield prompts or not but if you are maybe: “I tripped right in front of you and you tried really hard not to laugh and looked away but I saw it.” In which Victoria is the one who trips.

(I enjoy doing these prompts so much guys. All my love.) 


Rummaging in her school bag Max Caulfield finally grasped her phone and pulled it out. She glanced down at her lit screen and smiled.

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Wine regions of Antarctica

At the moment, there is just one stalwart producer working alongside penguins in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. James Pope is focusing on cool climate varieties, including Riesling, and much lessor known but better performing Vidal and Seyval Blanc.

The McMurdo Dry Valleys are a row of snow-free valleys in Antarctica located within Victoria Land west of McMurdo Sound. The region is one of the world’s most extreme deserts, and includes many interesting features including Lake Vida and the Onyx River, Antarctica’s longest river.

Butterflies-Jamie Benn

It was beautiful. You looked out of the airplane window as the flight that you and Jamie were on. You could see that the plane was almost going to land in Victoria, BC. and that’s when your butterflies came. You were visiting Jamie’s hometown and this was the first time that you were visiting and plus, he wanted you to meet the parents and his older sister. Luckily since you were from Texas you already met Jordie and actually thought of him like an older brother.

 You were too busy looking out of the window to notice that Jamie was just looking at you. Jamie being the great boyfriend that was could tell that you were nervous so he took your hand. It was weird, his hand was so big and your’s was so small yet when the two of you held hands they were like two pieces of a puzzle, they fit perfectly. “(Y/N)?” Jamie said trying to get your attention.

 “Wil you please you look at me?” You turned your head to look at him. “Yes?” You could tell that you weren’t Canadian because your Southern accent came out. Jamie smiled to himself. 

He always thought that your accent was the cutest. “They are going to love you because you know why?” He said still smiling. “No, please tell me.” You said as the butterflies in your stomach were just making things worse. 

“They are going to love you because I love you and even Jordie loves you.” He said. Jamie was glad that you got along with his brother because not all of his old girlfriends did. “You really do love me?” Your eyes looked into his as you waited for his answer. 

“Yes, (Y/N) I love how you come to every home game, I love how you are always there for me if we don’t win and that accent.” He said adding a little whistle to know that he thought your accent was sexy. Your heart melted because you knew that he loved you, but you never knew that he loved those things about you and just like that, the butterflies you had were gone. You moved closer to him and kissed him right on the lips. “Thank you.” You said as you pulled away from him. “I’m ready to meet your parents now.”


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Canada with their children, George and Charlotte. 

They landed in Victoria shortly before 4pm local time after travelling on a Canadian Air Force plane. The family were greeted by the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his equally fashion forward wife Sophie