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“Name one hero who was happy.“
I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason’s children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus’ back.
"You can’t.” He was sitting up now, leaning forward.
“I can’t.”
“I know. They never let you be famous AND happy.” He lifted an eyebrow. “I’ll tell you a secret.”
“Tell me.” I loved it when he was like this.
“I’m going to be the first.” He took my palm and held it to his. “Swear it.”
“Why me?”
“Because you’re the reason. Swear it.”
“I swear it,” I said, lost in the high color of his cheeks, the flame in his eyes.
“I swear it,” he echoed.
We sat like that a moment, hands touching. He grinned.
“I feel like I could eat the world raw.”

–Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

Samwell St. - Small Business AU

You can thank @ericbittlle for the tags on this post by @pieandpucks for this piece.  Because you can’t just put amazing prompts on my dash and not expect me to rise to the bait.

No apologies for basing this off of Portland.

Pimbits because passive aggressive Bitty and utterly oblivious Kent are my jam and make Jack want to facepalm.

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The video rental store run by Jenny and Mandy closed down a year ago and the building it occupied has been vacant ever since.  It’s been a bit of an eyesore this whole time, so Jack’s glad to see when the signs advertising business space for rent come down and a fresh coat of paint goes up.  It means good things for the economy of the city if someone can afford to rent the place – especially since, judging by the lack of garish advertisements, it’s not a big chain.  Samwell Street has become a stronghold in the community for small, local businesses and Jack definitely wants it to stay that way.

It was one of the reasons he had chosen this street, and the building he now resides in, when he decided to open a flower shop here two years ago.  John Johnson, the commercial real estate agent had said it was the perfect spot for him and Jack now agreed.  It helped there weren’t any other florists in about a mile (which was a fair distance for a city as heavy in foot-traffic as this one), so he had limited competition except for the Farmer’s Market on Wednesday mornings two blocks down.

The owner of the bakery next door had only helped confirm to Jack he had chosen the right place when the man showed up with a box of treats to welcome him to the block, introduce himself (Eric Bittle, proprietor and head baker of Bitty’s Bites, “Call me Bitty, please.  Everyone does around here”), and offer Jack a “customary discount lunch or breakfast.  We all try to help each other out.”

When his shop was finally up and running, he returned the favor with discounted flower arrangements for the nearby businesses and was amazed to see how much custom it brought in by sheer word of mouth (especially from Bitty’s Bites – “That delphinium arrangement from last week was just so amazing I had to ask where it came from and Bitty gave me your card.  My mother’s birthday is coming up this weekend and her favorite flowers are dahlias.  Do you think you could do something for a Saturday pick-up?”).  And whenever he mentioned that yet another of Bitty’s customers had found their way into Jack’s shop, Bitty just seemed so honestly happy for him.  He’d offer him a congratulatory piece of pie for desert with his lunch.

Basically, Bitty was an angel and that wasn’t even getting into how attractive he was.  It was really no wonder that Jack fell for him so hard.

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infinityskyght  asked:

I was reading some of your kanamari fics during the afternoon (even with pending homeworkww), I just love them all. And wanted to thank you for your work! I'm looking forward for more! Otsukare!(`・ω・´)ゞ

thank you! glad you like my kanamari fics haha there should be more kanamari fics once I get over my writer’s block and also finish the many WIPs first OTL

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