with tired eyes tired minds tired souls

A warmup ficlet, set in Wakanda, most likely pre-cryo, but could be post-cryo if you prefer to feel joy. Steve/Bucky, obviously.

The night is hot and still – no breeze, no glimmer of motion in the dark – but Steve can hear the sounds of jungle life all around the balcony. T’Challa’s people set him up in a beautiful suite next to the medical wing, which Steve had been ignoring in favor of a chair next to Bucky’s bed. This is, in fact, only Steve’s second time there. 

Bucky is up and about, talking to the medical staff, and he has sent Steve away. 

“You didn’t have to stay with me,” he said. 

As if Steve could leave him alone, fading in and out of consciousness, injured and in an unfamiliar place. Healing factor works fast, but every time Bucky came to, he was in pain, disoriented. Steve didn’t miss the way Bucky’s eyes went wide with fear each time they opened, they way the monitor spiked until Bucky focused in on Steve’s face, on Steve’s hand holding his, and relaxed. Even that small gesture of intimacy had felt bold, like Steve might be overstepping, until the first time Bucky opened his eyes and squeezed, like he was holding on for dear life. 

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Day 05: Favorite High School Season (1-4)

Season 3

The season of:
-The Naley Reunion
-82 Letters
-Naley’s Renewed Vows
-Rachel Gatina
-The Classic Halloween Episode
-Rain Kisses
-Great Haircuts
-Clothes Over Bros
-The Most Epic OTH Ep of All Time: 3-16; With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls…We Slept

With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept

Chapter 5: The Warmth

A normal day becomes deadly when a student brings a gun to Nissen. The characters we’ve come to know put themselves at risk to protect their friends and loved ones.

Eva goes to look for Vilde in the library.

This fic tackles triggering themes (depression, bullying) so please make sure you feel ready to read about such topics.

Read it on Ao3 or under the cut

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oth meme: [1/7] episodes: 3x16 ‘with tired eyes tired minds tired souls we slept’

“It’s not suppose to be this way. The artists, and the scientists, and the poets - none of them fitted in at 17. We’re suppose to get passed it. Adults - they see kids killing kids, and they know it’s a tragedy because they used to be those kids - the bullies, and the beaten, and the loners. We’re supposed to get passed it. You’re supposed to live long enough to take it back. Just take it back.”

you see im tired, not the kind of tired that needs a years worth of sleep the kind of tired that drains my mind and my soul and my eyes hurt and my heart is starting to feel like its fallen to my stomach. you see human relationships are weird, we crave trust and honesty and once that is broken what is really left, can it really glue itself back together. because one fall out usually leads to many more, kind of like the way my heart fell for you, one minute i didnt even notice but the next i was drowning so fucking deep i think i forgot how to breathe. my dad told me to never trust anyone and that people do never live up to what they say, just because you are good doesn’t mean good will come your way. i decided to turn a cold shoulder to that and not thinking that this world was so cold. i learnt that the world isnt cold but its people in it, they fucking freeze up my mind and shatter my heart. i spent far too long holding on and praying for the good to come, that i learnt to love the bad because when its really bad i just wait for the two days of good expecting the bad to slowly approach a few days later. once trust is broken can you really ever trust again i mean can you look at them the same way and what else did they lie about. i just wish i was good so good that maybe id be happy for once that good things would stay long enough for me to actually learn to stay happy. my heart is starting to become cold because its been shot open by some of the coldest people i have ever known.

Favorite One Tree Hill episodes

With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept

“They’re gonna come now. All of them. The reporters and the psychologists and the analysts. And the so-called experts. And they’re gonna try and make sense of this. But they’re not gonna be able to. And even if we do make it out of here, we’re always gonna carry it with us. It’s never gonna be the same.”


  • satellites - boris smile
  • never ending math equation - modest mouse
  • science and faith - the script
  • the planets bend between us - snow patrol
  • i found space - miracles of modern science
  • 8.24.06 (the humbling of a planet) - boris smile
  • space travel is boring - modest mouse
  • with tired eyes, tired minds, tired souls we slept - explosions in the sky
  • subterranean homesick alien - radiohead
  • all is violent, all is bright - god is an astronaut