A/N: this is my favorite part of this story so far. i love it so much, it’s made the frustration associated with the last two parts worth it for me. part 10 is gonna be the last official part and then maybe an epilogue? also, i think it’s quite clear to see how reader’s changed over the course of this story which i love. i HONESTLY LOVE this part, holy shit. ENJOY IT, SERIOUSLY! AND TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK!
In the queue waiting to use your favorite replicator of the plethora in the commissary, your eyes zeroed in on the table in the rightmost back corner. Your table in the rightmost back corner.
It was occupied. And that, too, by the same plucky, blue-shirted ensigns that cornered Commander Spock in the middle of your discussion regarding his relationship with Uhura.
Due to that, you harbored some resentment. You and Spock didn’t interact much and every conversation you had with him fascinated you— his mannerisms weren’t as controlled and void of expression as you were expecting, he was just a little more controlled than the average full human being.
You valued those conversations. While you knew he didn’t enjoy your company much, he often asked for your advice on his and Uhura’s relationship that seemed to be hanging onto its last, fraying thread. He likely sought out your advice because of the great amount of time you and Uhura spent.
During the time in question, you had told him you thought their demise came at the hands of Uhura feeling unimportant, like she came second to her half-Vulcan boyfriend. He only frowned in consideration ever so slightly as one of his eyebrows crept closer to his pin-straight fringe before the flood of blue shirts could get to him.
Therefore, your resentment increased at the sight of them at the table. Your table.
You crossed your arms over your chest as you glared at them. Your nostrils were flared. You’d developed a sense of possessiveness as a young child— probably a result of such a rocky upbringing, you clung to anything and everything you could that made you comfortable in any way.
Your shoulder was pushed by three fingertips and you stumbled a few inches to the side. “Stare any harder, sweetheart, and they’ll vaporize.”
You hummed out a sigh and loosened your arms. You moved up in the line as glanced at the frowning Southern doctor. “Blue shirts are the fucking worst.”
McCoy looked offended. “Ain’t a fan of you, either.”
Slim down detox water This great detox water not only rids your body of toxins but helps to flush fat from your body as well. Cucumbers are diuretics can help you to avoid water retention. Lemons and limes help to flush out toxins from your digestive tract and grapefruits help you to burn fat. Just add ½ gallon of spring water, ½ of a medium grapefruit (sliced), ½ a cucumber (sliced), ½ each of a sliced lemon and lime and a couple of mint leaves. Allow the ingredients to sit in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving and drink at least ½ gallon per day for optimal results
Fruity detox water This delicious detox water has strawberries and kiwis and is the perfect summer drink. You will need 2 liters of water, a couple of strawberries and a couple of kiwis. Just chop your kiwis and strawberries, add to your water and sit in the fridge for a couple of hours to let it seep. The kiwi has vitamins A and E which will help you to rid your body of free radicals and they help to flush toxins from your colon. Strawberries are great for your skin and then contain anti-aging properties and help to fight carcinogens. You can add more or less fruit depending on your taste preferences or add different fruits or a mint sprig for a completely new taste.
Day spa apple cinnamon detox water Not only does this delicious water not have any calories, it’s great for slimming down and ridding your body of harmful toxins. It also helps to boost your metabolism. You will need a gallon sized pitcher filled with spring water and you can refill the pitcher three or four times using the same apples and cinnamon sticks. You need a thinly sliced apple (whatever your favorite type) and a cinnamon stick. Just add those to your water and cover about ½ of the pitcher with ice before filling with water. It’s best if you let them sit in the fridge for an hour or so before serving. You can add additional apple slices or cinnamon if you prefer a stronger taste.
New year detox water Ok, so it’s not even close to the New Year so you can just call this one the New You Detox Water. You need a gallon pitcher of spring water and a few raspberries along with sliced grapefruit, cucumbers, and pears and a sprig of fresh mint. You can also add lemons, limes, blueberries and cranberries if you want. Just add all of the ingredients into the pitcher and allow it to sit for a couple of hours so that the flavors combine. Make a new pitcher every day to keep it fresh. This one will boost your metabolism, help you to burn fat, and flush out all those nasty toxins that make you feel sluggish.
Strawberry infused vitamin water This detox water not only keeps you hydrated but it helps you to enjoy beautiful skin. It’s chocked full of vitamins and anti-inflammatory ingredients and it looks beautiful in the glass, too. You will need about a cup of strawberries, 2 cups of cubed watermelon, a couple of sprigs of fresh rosemary, filtered water and just a dash of course salt. Just muddle the strawberries and rosemary together in a bowl and then add them with the cubed watermelon to your pitcher. Pour filtered water over it, give it just a light stir and then refrigerate for a couple of hours.
Fat burning detox water This recipe gives you a detox water that flushes out nasty toxins and really does help you to drop a few pounds, too. It’s got apple cider vinegar which has so many benefits that it’s impossible to list them all. There are also apples which are great for fiber, lemons that have cleansing properties and cinnamon which helps to curb your appetite. You’ll need about 12 ounces of filtered water, 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and about half a medium apple, sliced. You can also add a bit of sweetener if you want. You simply put everything except the apples into your blender and blend for about ten seconds. Then just add your apples and drink.
Cucumber lemon detox water The lemon in this water recipe is great for boosting your immune system and cleaning out harmful toxins. Cucumber is an anti-inflammatory and helps you to stay hydrated. Mint sweetens your drink without adding sugar and aids in digestion. To make this one, just mix about eight cups of water with a medium cucumber (wedged or sliced), a whole lemon (wedged or sliced) and about ten mint leaves (or however many you prefer). Mix in a large pitcher and allow it to steep in the fridge overnight. This is a really tasty drink and one that offers many wonderful detoxing benefits.
Aloe water You have surely heard of (or experienced for yourself) the wonderful benefits of aloe. Did you know that you can add it to your water? When you take aloe internally, it can help with circulation and digestion and increase your energy and eliminate fatigue. Making aloe infused detox water is easy. You need to split the leaf down the center and remove the gel. Mix the gel with some water and lemon in the blender and process for about a minute. You will need about a cup of water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and about 2 tablespoons of aloe gel.
Lemon and ginger detox water
Ginger is a natural pain reliever and adding it to your water can give you wonderful detox properties. For this recipe, you need about 12 ounces of water at room temperature as well as the juice of ½ a lemon and ½ inch knob of fresh ginger root. Just add your lemon juice to the water and then grate the ginger into it using a zester or cheese grater. This is a great drink for first thing in the morning. Not only will it help to relieve pain all day, it will cleanse toxins from your body throughout the day and the lemon juice helps to release those nasty toxins so they’ll flush out better.
Simple morning detox water The easiest way to get detox water every day is to simply squeeze the juice from half a lemon into a tall glass of water each morning. Drinking at least eight ounces of lemon water every morning will flush out those toxins and keep them from building up. If you’re drinking it every day, you are certainly going to feel better because you will be constantly releasing toxins that can make you feel sluggish and sick. There’s no recipe aside from squeezing that fresh lemon juice into a glass of spring or filtered water and you can add ice if you want.
Master cleanse detox water This master cleanse detox water recipe is designed to flush every bad toxin out of your body. You will need about twelve ounces of filtered water, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of organic maple syrup, 1/10 of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a dash of sea salt. Just mix the ingredients together and drink. There are also optional ingredients like green tea and laxatives that you can add but the detox water in itself is great for ridding your body of free radicals and leaving you feeling and looking much healthier
Peppermint grapefruit detox water This detox water has ingredients that will clean out your kidneys, eliminate bloating and help you to enjoy much healthier skin. It also aids in digestion. You need about ½ gallon of purified water, ½ lemon sliced, ½ lime sliced, ½ grapefruit sliced (note that you can also substitute or add oranges if you want), 1 cup of sliced cucumber with peels, 1 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger and a handful of fresh peppermint leaves. Just add all of the ingredients into a pitcher and cover with ice. Refrigerate for at least a couple of hours before serving and discard after 24 hours as the citrus fruits tend to get a little mushy.
Pineapple sugarcane spa water If you prefer a bit of a tropical taste in your detox water, this pineapple and sugarcane water is perfect. The pineapple helps to rid your body of free radicals and this recipe is so easy that you can make it in about five minutes. You need a couple of liters of purified water, 2 sticks of sugar cane and a few chunks of fresh pineapple. Note, fresh works much better than canned. Just mix all of the ingredients in a pitcher and add ice. Let it steep in the fridge for a couple of hours before drinking. The longer it sits, the better it tastes.
Jillian Michaels detox water Jillian Michaels detox water has dandelion tea which has a great reputation for breaking down fats and removing them (along with harmful toxins) from your body. Note that you may experience increased bowel movements when you drink this one regularly but that really just means that it’s working. To make Jillian’s detox water, you will need about 60 ounces of purified water, 2 tablespoons of diet cranberry juice, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and a bag of dandelion tea (you’ll need to stew the tea in a cup of water).
Stress relieving detox water Imagine clearing out those harmful toxins and relieving stress at the same time. This detox water recipe includes pineapple and basil. Pineapple has bromelain that cleanses the bloodstream and breaks down harmful enzymes so that they can be flushed from your body. Basil fights free radicals and is an excellent source of magnesium so it’s really good for your heart. Using spring or filtered water, mix together in a pitcher five strawberries, about ½ cup of chunked pineapple, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, four or five fresh basil leaves and some ice. Allow it to steep in the fridge for at least an hour and enjoy.
Blueberry orange water Imagine clearing out those harmful toxins and relieving stress at the same time. This detox water recipe includes pineapple and basil. Pineapple has bromelain that cleanses the bloodstream and breaks down harmful enzymes so that they can be flushed from your body. Basil fights free radicals and is an excellent source of magnesium so it’s really good for your heart. Using spring or filtered water, mix together in a pitcher five strawberries, about ½ cup of chunked pineapple, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, four or five fresh basil leaves and some ice. Allow it to steep in the fridge for at least an hour and enjoy.
Rasberry and mint water Mint is great for aiding in digestion and raspberries have great antioxidant properties. Add them both to water and you have a very tasty detox water to help flush those toxins from your kidneys, liver and colon. You will need about half a gallon of spring or purified water, 2 tablespoons of raspberries – these can be fresh or frozen – and two tablespoons of fresh mint leaves. You also need a medium sized lime. Just slice the lime and add it along with the mint leaves and raspberries to your water in a large pitcher. Muddle the raspberries just a bit if you want more flavor and you can microwave the lime for a couple of seconds to get more juice from it.
Watermelon detox water What better fruit to add to your water than watermelon? Not only does watermelon contain vitamins and minerals, it helps to flush out your system. Instead of eating it and making that juicy and sticky mess, just add a bit to your water to enjoy the full detoxing benefits. You need a couple of cups of chunked watermelon (seedless is best) and about four cups of water. Place the watermelon in a large pitcher and cover with water. Allow it to steep in the fridge for a couple of hours before enjoying so that the flavor can infuse your water.
Day spa mango ginger water Ginger and mango are both great for boosting your metabolism and ginger is a natural pain reliever as well. Mango aids in digestion and can help to flush a number of free radicals out of your body. To make this day spa detox water, you need about an inch of ginger root and a cup of fresh or frozen mango. Just peel the ginger and cut it into three or four slices. Drop into a pitcher, add your cup of cubed or sliced mango and then top with about three cups of ice before filling with purified water. This needs to sit in the fridge for about three hours to allow the flavors to come out.
Blackberry peach detox water Ginger and mango are both great for boosting your metabolism and ginger is a natural pain reliever as well. Mango aids in digestion and can help to flush a number of free radicals out of your body. To make this day spa detox water, you need about an inch of ginger root and a cup of fresh or frozen mango. Just peel the ginger and cut it into three or four slices. Drop into a pitcher, add your cup of cubed or sliced mango and then top with about three cups of ice before filling with purified water. This needs to sit in the fridge for about three hours to allow the flavors to come out.
Called the vet earlier to hear his opinion on Rudi, basically he said he could come give her an antidote, but it would cost me. There is also a risk she reacts badly to it and it can cause laminitis :( He also said she should be fine without it as long as the rest of her body functions normally. I took her temp and inspected every inch of her and she seems completely normal besides the swelling. Gave her some pellet feed and watermelon since she can’t really open her mouth much. Calling a vet again tomorrow to hear if he thinks it’s a good idea to have her checked over, if not it’s really just a waiting game and keeping her system going until the swelling goes away. Poor pony. Bringing her some grated carrots and cubed watermelon tomorrow which should be more comfortable to eat.
a concept: we go to the library on a warm summer day. there’s a slight breeze. i show you my favorite books and read my favorite lines. we sneak kisses in between the shelves. we eat a picnic on the stretch of grass outside. cubed watermelon, peach soda, and rich chocolate cake. we gaze up at the blue skies, lying on our backs. we pick wild flowers and tuck them behind each other’s ears.
malibu, pineapple, grenadine, lime + soda water or canadian club? lime juice and sugar muddled if maximum sweetness is desired. and then. the most appetizing parts of the watermelon to eat with it, or some less appetizing parts frozen briefly and used as ice cubes? maybe with lime squeezed on the watermelon. i haven’t ever actually done any of these things, but they sound nice in theory. the watermelon suggestion may be too ambitious or quixotic
this is a nice reply! I should maybe have done watermelon ice cubes, though I’m loving the texture (thick drinks always!!) HOWEVER Lucas had to strain it a million times with the seeds
Hiiii I was wondering if you have thought about how Harry found out Fitz was pregnant with the 2 babies she miscarried? Bit weird I know but I like lil Farry moments like that :)
Hiiiii. You probably stopped awaiting a response from me long ago, but here it is. If you ever stumble across it, I hope it satisfies your curiosity… although I know it’s not entirely what you asked for. It’s what called to me :) Thank you for the intriguing Q.
Warning: No graphic descriptions or language, but surrounds the subject matter of miscarriage.
I just woke up enraged from a dream that I failed a home ec exam where my priest was the one who was grading me and gave me a 1/48 on the “party platter organizing” section. No feedback, no rubric, no explanation. Just 1 point out of 48 possible points for a tray of green grapes, cubed watermelon, potato chips, and pretzels. My immediate reaction? Quit my Hot Topic job and eat fistfuls of Skittles with plans to drink heavily into the evening.
Coppery-Bronze Eyes and Coral Pink “Watermelon” Lips
Here’s a quick warm look that pairs rich copper-brown tones on the eyes with bright pink-coral lips. The cheeks are also a rose-gold just to echo the undertones of the lipstick, and the rest of the skin is kept to a “luminous-matte” finish with matte base and slightly glowy setting powder.
And yes - this eye look works for mono-lid eyes as well because the shading goes up to the socket line on the outer corners.
Base: Benefit Big Easy BB Cream
Concealers: MAC Studiofinish Concealer (for undereye area) and The Body Shop Pencil Concealer (for dark spots)
Powder: Dior Diorsnow Fresh Reveal Powder in 002 Crystal Beige
Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 in Seal Brown, Canmake Coloring Brow Mascara 01
Brown cream shadow: Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream 14
Copper, Brown, Gold shimmery shadows: The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes 30
Brown eyeliner: Lancome Hypnose Khol in 02 Brown
Mascara: Givenchy Phenomen'eyes Mascara in Black
Subtle Contouring: Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil matte bronzer with a touch of Make Up Store Tri Brow Color (2 brown shades)
1/4 cup frozen limeade concentrate thawed and strained to remove solids
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons Grand Marnier
1/2 cup silver tequila
2 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
6 medium limes
If you have soft limes, you can cut them in half and then flip them inside out. This will make removing the pulp easy. If the lime is too hard for that then you will need to take a paring knife around the edges of the halves to loosen the pulp from the rind.
In food processor or blender, puree the watermelon until smooth.
Strain through a fine mesh sieve placed over the bowl. To get all the juice, use the back of a spoon to press on the pulp to extract. The pureed watermelon should yield about 1 cup of watermelon juice. Set aside.
Pour water and limeade concentrate into a small saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two.
Heat over low heat until gelatin is fully dissolved, about 5 minutes.
Stir in 1 cup of watermelon juice, the Grand Marnier and tequila.
Pour mixture into lime halves, filling all the way to the top.
Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
Using a sharp knife, carefully cut each lime half in half again, making wedges.
Stick in chocolate chips, if desired to create watermelon seeds.
Sam is new, is the problem. He’s new and fun and different and it’s only fair that Stiles is excited to spend time with him. Derek tells himself this with tense, bloodyminded focus as he waits to give Stiles a ride home. Stiles is usually eager to get into the Camero (the sexy car, he calls it, in comparison to the Ford), but today he’s too busy telling Sam what a great job he did helping with the latest supernatural shenanigans in Beacon Hills. When he finally pulls himself away, it’s only after he casually drags a hand over Sam’s head. Like he can’t help but touch. Derek practically flinches at the easy expression of affection. Sam gazes adoringly at Stiles’s back, even as Scott is telling him to come on and walk home with him. Stiles sends a fond glance back at the pair of them, even as he heads for Derek’s car.
“I can’t believe that Sam helped us find the faerie ring,” Stiles enthuses as he buckles in, still bubbly and joyful. “Can you? I mean, he’s so new to all of this, and he’s already being all helpful.”
“Yeah,” Derek grits. “Good ol’ Sam,” he adds under his breath. From the way Stiles cuts his eyes over it probably wasn’t quiet enough, but neither of them say anything about the comment. Derek’s being stupid, he knows. He pushes down the sick feeling of being boring, stodgy, second best.
Derek doesn’t really warm to Sam, even though everyone else loves him. They just don’t click. He has no idea how to act around Sam, and Sam never looks particularly pleased when he’s in the room, either. And then Sam is not so new any more, and Stiles still seems frankly besotted. There’s no way for Derek to compete with Sam’s uncomplicated friendliness, his rambunctious energy. Stiles is always asking after Sam, telling Derek what new skill Sam’s demonstrated now. What is Derek supposed to say? That he’d be happy if they could box Sam up and send him right back to Berkeley when he came from? No. So he says nothing, and tells himself that the feeling in his gut when Stiles waxes rhapsodic is just irritation, not anything crazy like jealousy.
Anyways, he has a bit of Stiles’ time while they plan the pack’s annual summer barbeque. It’s sort of become tradition that the two of them put it together, since Stiles always has the best ideas for what they can do, and Derek has the money and attention to detail to make sure the ideas actually come to fruition. Overall, they make a good pair. And it’s nice to have Stiles’ full attention, to go back to their usual banter without Sam, stupid fucking oblivious Sam, coming up and nosing into their business every five minutes.