A White Plains, New York, woman decided to go for a hike with her little girls today, and she happened to run into a very famous person.
This is what Margot Gerster wrote about her chance run-in with Hillary Clinton:
“I’ve been feeling so heartbroken since yesterday’s election and decided what better way to relax than take my girls hiking. So I decided to take them to one of favorite places in Chappaqua. We were the only ones there and it was so beautiful and relaxing. As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs doing exactly the same thing as I was. I got to hug her and talk to her and tell her that one of my most proudest moments as a mother was taking Phoebe with me to vote for her. She hugged me and thanked me and we exchanged some sweet pleasantries and then I let them continue their walk. Now, I’m not one for signs but I think ill definitely take this one. So proud. #iamstillwithher #lovetrumpshate #keepfighting #lightfollowsdarkness”
i remembered that i recorded this from Panic!’s private soundcheck from outside the building through a cracked door on the Too Weird tour a year ago and it’s the most wonderful thing my ears have experienced.
I need to hype about this here as well because OH MY GOD!!!
I’M SO HAPPY TO BE IN THE UNIVERSITY I AM IN RIGHT NOW! I’m taking a course on book history, meaning the history of the book as an object, how books have been made, who owned them, who sold them etc. And today we had a guided tour of our university’s own library, and were given an introduction to the older and most book historically interesting pieces in the collection. And holy fucking shit. The book in the pictures. The pages are from an incunable. An incunable is a book printed in Europe before the 1500s, meaning the pages have been printed with one metal cast molded sheet stamp thing, instead of the more efficient way invented in the 1500s where you’d stack these metal letters and stuff to make a page, print the page, and arrange the letters again for a new one. Those pages are from the 1400s. 600 years old. And I was allowed to touch them.
BUT THAT’S NOT ALL YOU SEE THE COVER? NEWSTEAD ABBEY ONCE BELONGED TO THE BYRON FAMILY. THIS HAS BEEN IN THEIR LIBRARY. SO IT’S VERY LIKELY THAT LORD GODDAMN FUCKING BYRON MIGHT HAVE HELD THIS BOOK IN HIS HANDS.
Jay was a selfless mother, a loving wife, a doting grandmother, and a tireless supporter of the 1d family. We were so lucky to have her. Thank you, Jay, for sharing your beautiful family with us. You will be missed and remembered fondly by us all.
this is how it is now. you jumped into my life and i had no control until suddenly i did. you were everything i wanted but it was just an illusion. we were tangled in the sheets from dusk to dawn and i would have given you so much of me.
this is how it is now. we were so beautiful for such a short amount of time. we were beautiful until you gave up. immaturity is a blockade of its own.
this is how it is now. things change. clocks don’t stop ticking.
i watch your mutual friends rotate from you to me. i watch you avoid my existence. it feels like knives.
i watch you smile when you are with them. i watch you laugh. you are not thinking of me. it feels like ice.
i have been through this before. i think about you out of habit. you’re the one at every intersection, you’re the one in the back of my head. you are painful.
but i have also been through the recovery. it will stop. the pain will stop. the memories will become vague. space and silence will fill the awkward voids and the unplanned glances.
one day you will smile at me in the hallway and it will not sting anymore. my sunshine will radiate. you will regret letting me go, i will be long gone, but we will be civil. we will be at peace. it will not hurt.
Summary: You and Hoseok are best friends and just like any story that starts like this, nothing good ever happens. One night when Hoseok is in his drunken state, he says some things that make you reconsider how much worth you actually have in his life.
A/N: One more thing to clarify, bolded italics will be text messages between characters. Enjoy Xx
“And then we went to the beach to look at the stars and they were so beautiful! We talked bout so many things! Well, I did a lot of the talking, but I guess that’s because Sumi was shy. It was cute though! Then I brought her home and we continued to talk and guess what? We—” You can tell that Hoseok is very excited because his sentences keep running on and on. You are happy for him because he finally gets his wish of going out with Sumi, but there is this uneasy feeling about this whole situation.
“Hoseok, I know you’re really excited about this, but I have a lot to do for work. I’ll talk to you later okay?” You feel bad for lying to Hoseok, but he’s been going on for the past hour and a half. Something just feels wrong. You shouldn’t know every single detail about Hoseok and Sumi’s relationship. You feel so out of place.
“Oh, okay. Call me when you’re not too busy Y/N.” You hang up and throw your phone beside you on your bed.
He likes Sumi Y/N. Just give up. It’s been so many years already. You need to move on.
You sigh in frustration.
Why does this have to happen to me?
You try browsing the internet, scrolling through Instagram, anything to get your mind off all this, but nothing works. Your mind always wanders back to Hoseok. His smile, his laugh, his eye—No, stop this Y/N.
Letting out yet another sigh, you gather yourself together, dress in some warm clothes and head out of your apartment.
The weather in Seoul is turning cold, stores have put up their Christmas decorations, and charities for food, clothing, and toy drives are everywhere. You make a mental reminder to donate some things soon. You’re not quite sure where you’re headed so you allow your feet to take you wherever they wish.
First you go to a coffee shop to get something to drink.
“Y/N! Sorry I’m late! I already ran here as fast as I could!” Hoseok rushes in through the door of the coffee shop. You notice that he’s soaking wet.
“Hoseok! You didn’t bring an umbrella? Also, you do realize that this shop is literally 10 minutes, walking distance, away from both of our apartments?” You take your bag off of the seat next to you so Hoseok can sit.
“Let’s just say I couldn’t find my sweater…or my umbrella for that matter of fact so I’m a little late.” He laughs lightly and you shake your head. Leave it to Hoseok to do something like this.
“Ah, it’s okay. I already ordered you a drink.” Just as you say that, the drinks arrive at your table.
“Thank you.” You say to the waiter and he nods back.
“So, any plans for Christmas this year? Can you believe 2014 is almost over?” Hoseok says while taking a sip out of his coffee.
“I don’t know yet. I’ll probably go back to visit family and then just relax. 2014 literally happened in a blink of an eye.”
“I know right? I wish we had more time. That way I could do more of what I wanted to.”
“And what’s that?” You perk your voice in interest.
“It’s a secret!” Hoseok smiles mischievously and you hit him lightly on his arm.
As you’re finishing up your mocha, you think of somewhere you want to go. You finish up your drink, thank the store own, and then make your way to the bus stop. You’re glad that you wore a thick scarf and some gloves because the bus takes a while to come. You haven’t been to this place in a while, so you’re quite surprised yourself that you even thought about it. However, once the place entered your mind, you couldn’t get it out of your mind. You had to go there for some reason. You just had to.
The bus finally arrives and you get on. The bus continues to move and you watch as the streets and buildings become a blur. You haven’t been to this place in a while. Especially after high school when things got busier. Luckily, you still kept the keys to this place on your keyring.
Slowly, the bus comes to a halt and you make your way off while thanking the driver. You stand in front of the building to admire it for a while. You haven’t been here in a while, but it looks exactly the same when Hoseok first showed you this place. A dance studio. Yes, it reminds you of Hoseok, but you used to come here often to take your mind off things. At first, Hoseok brought you heard just to have fun and so that he could have a dance partner, but then you realized that dancing was the most effective way of distracting yourself. Your thoughts just get lost in the music that overflows the room.
Your feet automatically take you to the door at the back of the building. Studio number 5. You walk over to the mini lockers and open the one. Letting out a sigh, you’re glad that Hoseok hasn’t touched your stuff. You take the shoes out of the locker as well as a change of clothes that are more suitable for dancing.
You search your phone for a song that you would like to dance to and then plug it in to the stereo system, putting it on full blast. The music runs through your body and you take a moment to get a feel for the beat. Then, you let your body run free. Your mind only focuses on the music while your body flows like the wind. You completely forget about everything that has been bothering your for the past week. You don’t think about Hoseok or Sumi. You don’t think about your relationship with Hoseok. You don’t think about anything. Your body only moves along with the beat and you’ve never felt so alive.
Soon, the song ends and you pause the music to catch your breath. You sit down in front the mirror and look at your reflection. Some sweat is beading down the side of your forehead and strands of hair sick to your face. You walk over to one of the other lockers where all the water bottles are stashed. Suddenly, you hear some keys jingling from outside the door. You stand frozen in your position. Who could it be?
“Do you like to dance?” It’s Hoseok.
“I’m not very good at it.” A higher pitched voice says and laughs. Sumi’s with him. Why is Hoseok brining Sumi here? You thought that this place was only for you and Hoseok to use.
“Nonsense, everyone can dance. I’ll show you.” You rush to grab your phone and clear up any sign showing that you are here. Then, you rush into the storage room.
Just as you close the door for the storage room, you heard the shuffling of feet entering the studio.
“Wow, this place is pretty nice.” Sumi says while she walks around.
“It is isn’t it? I found this place back in high school. Y/N and I used to come here pretty often, but now it’s usually just me because she’s so busy all the time.” Hoseok plugs his phone into the stereo while searching for a song.
“Y/N dances?” Hoseok nods. “Really? She doesn’t seem like the type to.” Sumi says and over exaggerates her surprised tone.
“You’d be surprised of what Y/N knows how to do. She’s actually quite talented.” You smile as you hear Hoseok say this.
“So, are you going to teach me how to dance?” Sumi changes the subject abruptly. Hoseok looks up from his phone.
“Oh, yeah! I’m just picking a song. Any preferences?” Sumi looks in the mirror and fixes her hair.
“Maybe something slow since I’m not too good at dancing.” She looks over towards Hoseok as she takes off her jacket.
“Okay. Something slow then. Oh, you can just put your stuff over by the lockers over there.” Hoseok points towards them and Sumi put her stuff next the locker where you were just at moments ago.
“Shall we get started?” Hoseok stands up and joins Sumi. She nods and the music starts to play.
The music is different from what you were just dancing to. This music is slow and a little flat. It’s missing that special element that makes your body feel like it’s flying. If anything, this song is just the basic 4/4 beat with the sexy undertone to it.
You peer out of the door and to see what it happening. A part of you wished that you didn’t.
“Hoseok, is this how you do it?” Sumi asks while putting her hands on Hoseok’s shoulders.
“Exactly! You’re like a pro Sumi. Just move your body to the music.” Hoseok dances with her and Sumi guides his hands to her waist. At first, Hoseok is a little stunned, but then he adjusts very quickly. Very quickly.
As the song goes on, the two of the grow closer. The next song plays and this one is even more sexual than the last one. Sumi turns around so that the two of them are facing the mirror. She moves her body up and down Hoseok’s body and he doesn’t seem to mind one bit. In fact, the two of them continue to dance like this. The distance becomes close to nothing and the tension between the two of them builds.
“S-Sumi, I thought you said you didn’t know how to dance? You’re amazing.” Hoseok pants and the two of their faces grow closer.
“I have a good teacher.” Sumi’s hands run through Hoseok’s hair and the two of them continue until the song is over.
You wish with everything that you have to get out of this place. The one place that used to be your getaway is now becoming another one of those places that will haunt you with unwelcome thoughts. Just before you close the door to stop looking at what’s happening between the two of them, you see Sumi close all distance between her and Hoseok. You quickly curl up in the storage room to try to ignore what’s happening outside of it. Even though your aways are shielded away from seeing anything, your ears are not.
In the empty dance studio, Sumi and Hoseok’s moans echo. The pants, the moans. Tears flow down your face. Of all situations to be stuck in, this is the last that you would have ever thought of. As they continue to make out, the sounds ring through your ears. You try so hard to block out everything, but nothing is of use. You hear everything. The shuffling of bodies, the two of them fighting for dominance, the two of them falling to the floor, on top of each other. Suddenly, it all stops.
“S-Sumi. D-don’t you think we’re going too f-fast?” Hoseok stutters.
“You don’t like it Hobi?” Hobi. You were the only one that called him that.
“I-I do, but I t-think we’re g-going too —”
“Shhh. It’s okay Hoseok.” You can hear Sumi trying to kiss Hoseok again, but this time, it doesn’t seem to continue.
“I-I’ll go get us some water.” Hoseok rushes up from the floor and goes to the lockers. You wipe the tears from your face and bravely decide to look out of the door.
Hoseok goes to the lockers, but when he gets there he stops and looks at the floor. What could he be looking at? You follow his path of vision and then you see it. Shit. Shit shit shit shit. You left your bag beside one of the lockers. Hoseok shouldn’t be able to recognize it, but then you remember that you have a keychain accessory that Hoseok got for you one time attached to it. Hoseok looks up from the floor with a confused look.
“Is everything okay?” Sumi asks from across the room as she fixes her clothes.
“Y-yeah, everything is fine. Here’s some water.” Hoseok hands her a bottle.
“Do you want to go somewhere else? It’s kind of getting stuffy in here.” Sumi takes a sip of the water and fans herself.
“Sure. I’m just going to go to the washroom first.” Hoseok excuses himself and walks towards the storage room where you are. You try to position yourself as far away from the door as much as possible. Hoseok pauses for a moment to look at the door, but he quickly dismisses it. You let out a sigh. You hold your knees to prevent them from shaking and you wipe away the cold sweat that has formed on your forehead.
“Okay, let’s go.” Hoseok comes out of the washroom and takes Sumi’s hand. She smiles and the two of them make their way out of the studio. Hoseok takes one last look before closing the door.
Y/N, did you come by the studio today?Hoseok’s name flashes on the screen of your phone.
No, why do you ask? You hate lying to Hoseok, but you don’t want him to know that you were actually unintentionally spying on him and Sumi.
Right after Hoseok left the studio, it took you a while to recollect your self. You stayed in the storage closet for a few moments as you were afraid that someone else may just suddenly enter. When you deemed that it was safe to come out, you quickly changed back into your clothes, took your stuff and left. The whole time you were shaking and breathing very hard.
Now that you’re back in your apartment, you didn’t know what to do. You already told Hoseok that you weren’t at the studio and that along was already hurting you more than it should. What you saw today was more than you ever needed to. Hoseok and Sumi are happy together. You should just let them be before you get even more hurt. You tell yourself, but it even hurts to think about it.
The events and the studio keep replaying in your head. They had only been together for a week, yet they’re already so close. You’ve known Hoseok for at least 8 years yet you’re still only his best friend. Some things just aren’t meant to be.
Oh…okay…you should go back sometime. It’s not the same dancing by myself.
But you have Sumi to dance with you. You type out, but you never hit the send button.
Maybe I’ll go sometime. I’m really busy now. You place your phone on the table and decide to take a shower.
The hot water envelopes your bare skin and just stand there in the shower. Your tears mix in with the water so you can’t tell where the burning sensation is coming from.
“Y/N! Hey! Wait up!” You a familiar voice call your name and you turn around. Hoseok runs over to you. “Hey, I haven’t seen you in so long. Where have you been?” It has been two weeks since the last time you talked to Hoseok.
“I’ve been really busy with work.” A lie. Your boss has become more lenient with things since the holidays are approaching.
“Oh.” There is an awkward silence between the two of your. You look to the side while Hoseok scratches the back of his neck. The tension between the two of you slowly grows into a thick wall. “Don’t overwork yourself Y/N, it’s not healthy.” He says in a worried tone.
“Do you maybe have time to get a drink?” You think about it for a while.
Both of your walk towards your usual spot for coffee. For the first time in what feels like an eternity, you and Hoseok actually talk about something that doesn’t revolve around Sumi. It feels like the old times again.
“I’ve been wanting to ask you something.” Hoseok says suddenly while he places his drink down on the table.
“What is it?”
“I joined a dance competition.” Hoseok looks at the table shyly.
“It’s a partner dance competition.” Oh, he’s probably going to ask Sumi then. “I was wondering if you want to be my partner?” Wait. What?
“You want me to what?” You almost choke on your drink.
“I want you to be my dance partner. I know you’re really busy with work, but I hope you can find some time. Remember when we used to dance back in high school? It would be like that.”
“Y/N, are you coming today?” Hoseok runs up behind you and flicks the hood of your sweater.
“You bet I am! I found this new song and I think you’ll like it a lot.” You smile up at Hoseok and he reciprocates it.
“Great! Let’s go!” The two of you get on the bus and it takes you to the dance studio.
The first thing you do when you arrive at the studio is play the song in the stereo system. The beat shakes the walls of the building and courses through your body. You lie down on the floor to get a feel for everything.
“Yah, Y/N! Don’t just lie there, come join me!” Hoseok takes your hands and drags you up from your spot. He starts to move to the music and you do the same. You match each other’s movements and take turns leading.
When the two of you dance, it’s like the most natural feeling. Neither of you have to think about what to do next. It just happens.
“What about Sumi? Is she okay with this?” You ask him without answering his original question.
“What about me?” You jump in your seat and turn around towards the direction where the voice came from.
“Sumi! What are you doing here?” Hoseok gets put from his seat and gives Sumi a kiss; you look away immediately.
“I was just walking by here and came across this coffee shop. What were you two talking about?” She takes a seat next to Hoseok, but keeps staring at you. You can’t meet her gaze.
“I was just asking Y/N to be my dance partner for this dance competition I signed up for. What do you think Sumi?” He looks towards Sumi and her demeanor changes immediately.
“That sounds great! Hoseok has told me a few times that you dance really well Y/N. I would be his partner, but I’m not that great of a dancer.” She lets out a high pitched laugh and places her hand onto of Hoseok’s.
“See Y/N. You should do it! Please?” He looks at you and look at him as well. Then you look at Sumi and you notice that she changes her gaze to something that is softer.
“I-S-sure…I’ll do it.” You say in a soft voice.
“Yes! Thank you so much Y/N!” Hoseok cries joyfully and Sumi gives you a smile, but something seems off.
“Sorry, but I have to go now.” You get up from your seat abruptly and leave the cafe.
You should feel happy to be Hoseok’s dance partner, but something doesn’t seem right. This doesn’t seem right.
The wolfskin/kitsune generic units are so beautiful! It’s a shame that we cannot capture them, haha. Btw, the wolfskin were translated to “Ulfhedin” in the German version of the game and I really like that name.